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The Empire Strikes Back ’50s Premake!

Bonnie Burton | May 19, 2010

We all know that filmmaker George Lucas was influenced by the old sci-fi serials of his childhood when he made the Star Wars films. But now you can see how much those shows really did make their mark with this fan-made tribute to The Empire Strikes Back using old film footage. Bravo!

Let’s turn back the clock, shall we? Back to a distant time in an alternate universe far, far away… The 50s! It was a simpler age of 3-D movies, and robots named Robby, Gort, and Tobor. A hidden gem of this period in cinema is a little film called The Empire Strikes Back, the second chapter in a planned three-part epic science fiction trilogy.

While the preceding and succeeding episodes were never actually produced due to budgetary constraints, Empire shines as an example of 1950s 3-D space opera. The re-release of this trailer coincides with the 60th anniversary of this amazing film.

VIDEO: “Premakes” The Empire Strikes Back (1950)

VIDEO: Frame By Frame Breakdown

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AT-AT Wedding Cake!

Bonnie Burton | May 17, 2010

Just when you thought that infamous Dead Tauntaun Cake was the best bit of Star Wars fandom to ever invade a wedding, here comes the toppled AT-AT wedding cake with Ewok cupcakes!

This toppled AT-AT is one of my favorite cakes to date. I love the mini Admiral Ackbar and Mon Mothma but I think maybe the topper are the Ewok cupcakes that accompany this masterpiece. The bride, Rebecca Dudeiros, says that this cake wasn’t even made in a bakery. She had her buddy (a pastry chef herself though) Teresa Ulrich do it custom for her.

Read more about this awesome cake here:
Awesome Star Wars Wedding Cake
(via BridePop.com)

DIY Star Wars Fingernail Designs!

Bonnie Burton | May 11, 2010

Show off your love for Star Wars with nails worthy of the Empire.

All you have to do is take your passion for nail design and mix a little bit of Star Wars in it. Transform your nails to resemble a white stormtrooper or the evil lord Darth Vader.

Begin with a coat of transparent nail enamel. If you have decided to sport a stormtrooper design on your nail, then apply a coat of white nail polish. On this, you could gently paint on the facial features of the trooper using a black shade. Top it off with a dry fast top coat.

It is extremely simple to do and the reaction you get from your Star Wars crazed boyfriend, or husband, will make you feel like their prized possession. You may even be invited to celebrate the day with them. Go Girl Power!!!

There is a lot you can do with Star Wars on your nails. You can sport multiple characters on your nails and transform them into a style statement.

Read more here:
Paint Your Nails the Star Wars Way

Scott PilgrimStar Wars Fan Poster

Bonnie Burton | May 11, 2010

Fans of the hit comic book series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley, have a new movie to look forward to this year by Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright.

The story of Scott Pilgrim has lovable sidekicks, epic battles and a girl worth fighting for — so of course, a talented fan had to make a Star Wars poster to commemorate the upcoming movie.

Check put this awesome poster by comic book artist Joe Bowen!

Most impressive indeed….

Read more about the upcoming movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Star Wars LEGO iPhone AT-Dock

Bonnie Burton | March 29, 2010

Check out this cool iPhone dock created by Chris Harrison.
It’s inspired by AT-AT and AT-ST vehicles, and named AT-Dock.

Read more about it here:
Star Wars LEGO iPhone AT-Dock

The Droid Birthday Treats You’re Looking For

Bonnie Burton | March 23, 2010

Nothing is yummier than an edible astromech!

bridget {bake at 350} writes:

I made an R2-D2 from candy melts and royal icing. Then, the Star Wars cake was inspired by the lovely multi-colored cakes from Amanda of i am baker. My son said he wanted red and blue layers…something about good and bad lightsabers.

Check out more photos and recipes here:
R2-D2 Cake & Cookie photos

Play it again, Piano Droid!

Bonnie Burton | March 23, 2010

This Clone Wars meets Casablanca mashup art by Rocket Pistol is pure brilliance. Fingers crossed that we get more from this awesome artist! This would be even better as a fan film — HINT HINT.

That’s No Moon! It’s a Melon!

Bonnie Burton | March 23, 2010


Photo by Silverisdead

At your next dinner party, remind your guests who’s in control of the table topics with these Death Star melons!

If Star Wars were an Icelandic Saga

Bonnie Burton | March 21, 2010

Jackson Crawford takes his fandom a step further by re-writing Star Wars as an old Icelandic tale. Most impressive!

Over the next several years, we follow the career of Anakinn as he falls in love with Irish princess Paðéma after killing her father at the Battle of Confey, and his mentor Víga-Óbívan continues to encourage him to betray Falfaðinn, the King of Kóruskantborg. Eventually Falfaðinn learns of Víga-Óbívan’s duplicity and exiles him. Víga-Óbívan returns to Tattúínárdalr, and Anakinn is conflicted when he learns that Paðéma has been in league with Víga-Óbívan and sails to Tattúínárdalr with him.

However, Anakinn is loyal to his oaths to King Falfaðinn and remains with him in Kóruskantborg, where he rises to great honor in the service of the king and is the recipient of many good gifts. He also begins the planning of the construction of the great ship Dauðastjarna, which when completed will be the crown jewel of Falfaðinn’s fleet, and will hold a crew large enough to sack a city single-handedly. Because of his great skill in hunting, Anakinn is now known to most as Veiðari-Anakinn, “hunter-Anakinn,” or often simply Veiðari.

Back in Tattúínárdalr, Paðéma gives birth to twins, Lúkr and Leia, before dying from her grief at having betrayed her husband. One of the most memorable lines in the saga is given to her on her deathbed:

Þá mælti Paðéma: “Þeim var ek verst er ek unna mest.” (2)

Read the entire entry here:
Tattúínárdœla saga

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SOURCE: ClubJade

Cute Yoda Hair Clip Craft

Bonnie Burton | March 19, 2010

Crafty fan Amanda Jean not only makes her own adorkable crafts she shows you how to make them too!

Yoda Hair Clip Craft

Chewbacca and a Jawa Hair Clip Craft