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Dave Filoni Talks Clone Wars, Wolves & Football

StarWars.com Team | March 19, 2010

Mandy from TheForce.net chats with Clone Wars Director Dave Filoni about Season 2 and 3 challenges, goals for The Clone Wars, EU, wolves and football!

Excerpt:

Tell us about the average Dave Filoni day.

I get to work around 8:00 am. I use that time to work on various projects related to Clone Wars, future designs, script revisions, shooting a scene. By 9:30 the day gets going normally with Design dailies, then after that I might review a rough episode, watch a color episode, look at revisions, animation, color/lighting, color correct, music review. It all depends where any given episode is at and what has come in. There are also various items to troubleshoot everyday like how to deal with a large amount of characters that require cloth sim, or what language should be used on a particular view screen. No two days are the same, that’s for sure.

You’ve been terribly diplomatic regarding the various arguments over supposed continuity and the Expanded Universe. Are you pleased or have you enjoyed the tie-in work for The Clone Wars (The Karens, Dark Horse, Republic Heroes, etc.)?

I understand the fans’ passion and respect the fact that they have invested a lot of time studying the EU and have grown fond of many characters in it. However, at the end of the day this is George’s universe; he created it, and he has the right to set things the way he sees them. As someone working in the Star Wars Universe I have had incredible access, and time with George, to make sure this series lines up with his universe the way he wants. It’s like when he makes a Star Wars film and produces it, he’s that involved with The Clone Wars.

I do my best to make George aware of existing EU material when I know we are crossing into territory that has been covered, like the Mandalorians, and we debate what might stay and how things can fit, but we can never limit what we are trying to do creatively because of existing EU material. I am aware of a lot of the tie-in work with Clone Wars, and even though there is not a lot compared to other areas of Star Wars, it is almost impossible to keep up with it all. It doesn’t really effect what we do on the series, because our production schedules are so different. If there is a character we like, they may make it into the show in the background possibly, similar to how Aayla appeared in AOTC.

Read the entire interview here:
TFN Interview: Dave Filoni

30 Rock in Carbonite?

StarWars.com Team | March 18, 2010

Carbonite Alert on 30 Rock!

VIDEO CLIP: Don Geiss, America and Hope

Friend or Fett? The Bounty Hunter Poster Remix

StarWars.com Team | March 15, 2010

SOURCES: TheDailyWhat, io9

Star Wars Shout-Out by Lady Gaga

StarWars.com Team | March 12, 2010

We had a feeling Lady Gaga had some geek mixed with the glitter in her veins, and now thanks to her new music video with Beyonce, it’s pretty clear that she digs Star Wars. In fact, that’s a pretty obscure Boba Fett shout-out in the deadly Cook ‘n Kill recipe in her music video, “Telephone.”

Geeksugar.com reports:

Who knew Gaga was such a geek? Her poisonous Cook n’ Kill recipe gives nods to Dune (Meta-Cyanide), Star Wars (Fex-M3), and Command and Conquer (Tiberium).

According to Wookieepedia:

FEX-M3 was a nerve toxin used extensively by bounty hunters and members of the Assassin’s Guild. Usually delivered as the coating on a poison dart, this toxin could kill a target silently in less than 10 seconds, by causing the brain to release its stored energy, thus boiling the target’s brain. Boba Fett used darts laced with this substance on his knee pad dart launchers. The Imperial military used it with the CSPL-12 projectile launcher. This toxin was used as late as 40 ABY by riot control GAG officers during the Second Galactic Civil War.

Watch her music video here:
Lady Gaga & Beyonce: “Telephone”
(Warning: includes some adult themes)

Lightsaber Graduation on My Life As Liz

StarWars.com Team | March 9, 2010

With all the Star Wars love on MTV’s hit show My Life As Liz, we’re tempted to refer to its star as Jedi Master Liz from here on out!

We’ve already seen Liz Lee in a lightsaber battle with her BFF Sully, and then she picked up a lightsaber again as she chatted about the awkwardness regarding her feelings for Bryson.

So when we saw that her high school’s senior prank right before graduation was a lightsaber flashmob, we were thrilled. In fact, Liz leads the nerds of Burleson High in a Jedi Knight battle and wins!

WATCH VIDEO: My Life As Liz: Lightsaber Senior Prank

Not only did the students show off their best lightsaber (and Force choke) moves, they took their lightsabers to the graduation ceremony and waved them in the air at the end.

WATCH FULL EPISODE: My Life As Liz: The End of the Beginning

May the Force be with Liz, always.

Star Wars LEGO Taste Test!

StarWars.com Team | March 9, 2010


How well do you know your LEGO collection? Could you identify your LEGOs one by one in a blind taste-test? Well this girl can. In fact, she did so on a German game show. Prepare to be impressed.

WATCH VIDEO: Kinderwette Star Wars

Ke$ha + Star Wars “Tik Tok” Music Video Spoof!

StarWars.com Team | March 4, 2010

Ever wonder what would happen if Princess Leia “woke up one morning feeling like P. Diddy” and had to find her way home while running from stormtroopers with the help of Han Solo, C-3PO and Chewie — all while singing Ke$ha’s dance hit “Tik Tok?”

Check out this impressive Star Wars themed Ke$ha “Tik Tok” music video spoof by the talented fans Eddie King and Tyler Marshall!

Bonus points to the crew for the hilarious low-rent C-3PO costume and for turning a mini-van into the Falcon! The dance party scene at the end makes us wish Comic-Con hosted a geek prom just for us.

WATCH MUSIC VIDEO:
Ke$ha + Star Wars “Tik Tok” Music Video Spoof!

Here’s some of our favorite screengrabs:


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SOURCE: ClubJade.net

A Little Jedi Therapy on My Life As Liz

StarWars.com Team | March 2, 2010

Our favorite MTV Jedi — Liz Lee — is back with another awesome episode of My Life As Liz! This time in her opening monologue she ponders the awkwardness that was the Luke-Leia sibling kiss, how that applies to her current weirdness with her feelings for Bryson who rejected her prom date offer.

Liz also mentions how “A little Jedi therapy goes a long way” — as in the lightsaber battle with her best friend Sully. We couldn’t agree more! By the way, did we mention how impressed we are with the lightsaber moves? Most impressive indeed!

WATCH FULL EPISODE:
My Life As Liz: Ep. 8 A Prom To Remember Part 2

Be sure to follow Liz on Twitter here.

Lightsaber Battle on My Life As Liz

StarWars.com Team | February 23, 2010

It’s not every day we get to see a cool fangirl have a lightsaber battle with her best friend while wearing an awesome Ackbar T-shirt.

Tune into the latest episode of MTV’s My Life As Liz, and you can see just that! Liz Lee gives us a glimpse of what life is like when you feel like a square peg at the Death Star known as high school, and a mean girl named Cori could give Darth Vader a run for his money.

We love that Liz shows off her geek cred in every episode whether it be in her fashion sense (we want to raid her T-shirt collection!) or her love for sci-fi and comics.

May the Force Be With You, Liz!

WATCH VIDEO:
My Life As Liz: A Prom To Remember Part 1

Opee Sea Creature Attacks Lady Gaga!

StarWars.com Team | February 18, 2010

Let’s see, where have we seen that monster sharing the stage with Lady Gaga before?

Is it just us, or is Lady Gaga’s monster prop look a LOT like the Opee Sea Creature from The Phantom Menace?

More images from Lady Gaga’s “Monster’s Ball” tour here:
Lady Gaga kicks off “The Monster Ball” in Manchester!
(via OhNoTheyDidn’t)
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Lady Gaga “Paparazzi” monster in action!