Archive for ‘Around the Web’



Tesla Coil Plays Imperial March

Bonnie Burton | February 19, 2009

It’s alive!!! Check out this geektastic video of a Tesla Coil playing “The Imperial March.” Here’s hoping the coil does an encore of the “Cantina Song.”

VIDEO: ArcAttack – Star Wars Imperial theme

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SOURCE: ClubJade.net

Chad Vader – Oscars Edition

Bonnie Burton | February 18, 2009

Chad Vader re-enacts scenes from the lineup of Best Picture nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. Watch as Chad Vader does his impressions of various characters in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire.

VIDEO: Chad Vader Re-Enacts The Best Picture Nominees
(via Youtube)

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SOURCES: TheForce.net, ClubJade.net

Star Wars Lovefest Roundup

Bonnie Burton | February 13, 2009

Looking for love in Alderaan places? Will your romance Endor? Would you rather kiss a Wookiee? Us too. Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with this list of fun Star Wars-related romantic sites.

How Much Energy Does the Death Star Take?

Bonnie Burton | February 9, 2009

Ever wonder how much energy it takes to run the laser on the Death Star? Now you don’t have to wonder thanks to the eggheads at Science Blog.

For the earth, it works out to around 2.2 x 1032 joules. That’s a preposterously huge amount of energy! It’s a solid week of the sun’s entire power output. Dumping it in about a single second, as required to blow up Alderaan, is a very, very impressive feat. Doubly so when you take into account the fact that the binding energy is just enough to dissociate the planet into a diffuse cloud. If you want to actually blow the thing up into pieces flying out at many times escape velocity, you need much more energy.

Read the full article here:
The Physics of the Death Star (via Science Blog)

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SOURCE: Gizmodo

Chad Vader After the Dentist

StarWars.com Team | February 9, 2009

Chad Vader responds to the viral video of David After Dentist. Here’s hoping Chad Vader does a spoof on the Christian Bale on-set yellfest next.

WATCH VIDEO: Chad Vader After Dentist (via Youtube)

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SOURCE: ClubJade.net

Starwars.com Invades Twitter

Bonnie Burton | February 4, 2009

We’ve been feeding you endless Star Wars content over the years including breaking news, full-length interviews, exclusive videos, web cam movies, crafts, collector features, fan profiles and more. So we figured it’s time to see how much we can entertain you in 140 characters or less.

Check out our updates on Twitter as we send you links to our latest articles, blog entries, news, weird Star Wars stuff from the Web, trivia and a lot more!

May the Tweets Be With You!

Follow us here:
Starwars.com on Twitter

Don’t forget to read the latest news and gaming trivia from our pals at LucasArts here:
LucasArts Games on Twitter

He’s No Guac to Me Dead

Pete Vilmur | February 4, 2009

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Latimes.com reports the winners of Guac Bowl 2009 today, an annual event that attracts entries from guacamole aficionadoes. While “He’s No Guac to Me Dead” didn’t take this year’s Best Presentation Trophy (that went to an entry titled “Ms. Guac Man”), we think Rob Saccenti’s Han-in-carbonite creation is definitely double-dip-worthy.

From the story:

Saccenti once again wowed spectators with “He’s No Guac to Me Dead,” a life-size replica of Han Solo encased in carbonite and guacamole, but the only trophy his Guac Solo came close to winning was the Icarus Award.

Check out the full story and other winning entries here.

Tilt-shift Star Wars

Bonnie Burton | January 22, 2009


(501st group shot from Celebration IV — original photo here.)

When we first read about TiltShiftMaker.com on BoingBoing.net we were so impressed with how easy it was to turn any photo of a real-life scene into what appears to be a toy diorama. Living, breathing 501st members look like custom action figures, the Lucasfilm campus looks like a model, and crowds at conventions like Celebration IV and Celebration Europe look like intricate dioramas.

Check out some of the photos we’ve made so far:


(Crowd shot from Celebration Europe — original photo here.)

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Obama Action Figure Duels Vader

Pete Vilmur | January 21, 2009

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We’re not exactly sure if this is an officially-licensed Presidential action figure or not, but the fact that it’s posed with none other than Darth Vader makes it too irresistible — not to mention timely — not to mention here. Lucas must have been on to something when he singled out Obama as a modern-day hero-in-the-making last June.

Check out more pics of this striking figure apparently from Japan.

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SOURCE: BoingBoing.net

Star Wars Yoga

Bonnie Burton | January 20, 2009

Skip the Downward Dog and work on some Force-inspired poses with Star Wars Yoga. Check out this blog featuring letters from a made-up character named Steve Jones. While the letters between Steve Jones and George Lucas are pure fiction, the yoga poses actually look like they could work to improve the flexibility for anyone who could use a good stretch at the next Comic-Con.

Check out more poses here:
Star Wars Yoga

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SOURCE: Club Jade Twitter