Archive for ‘In Pop Culture’



DROID R2-D2: Hunt for the Lost Plans

StarWars.com Team | September 9, 2010

The Rebel Alliance needs your help in the search for the missing plans to the new Droid R2-D2 device. No doubt by now you have heard of the Internet-wide hunt to track down the lost schematics.

Various pieces of the lost plans have been scattered across the internet, like in this Industrial Automaton memo on Motorola.com which revealed a hidden code once deciphered. More info can be obtained here.

Your task is to follow the clues provided by Artoo in audio transmissions that can be monitored exclusively by following @DroidLanding on Twitter.

C-3PO can help you interpret the message here.

Assemble the four code sequences that correspond to each fragment of the lost Droid R2-D2 schematics. Be the first to solve the puzzle and you will be rewarded handsomely –- with a trusty Droid R2-D2 of your very own!

Join the hunt and may the Force be with you.

Star Wars Shout-out on Burn Notice

StarWars.com Team | August 31, 2010

Spotting Star Wars references in hit shows TV shows is always a nice surprise, but when pop culture icon & legendary actor Bruce Campbell makes a Star Wars reference, it’s icing on the Death Star cake!

Campbell, who plays the ex-Navy Seal and mercenary-for-hire Sam Axe on the USA Network show Burn Notice, dropped a Force-related comment in a recent episode in regards to a crazy plan regarding chatting with an ex-spy who’s best left in the loony bin.

“I thought the weird feeling in the air was just the calm before the storm. No, it’s a disturbance in the Force.” – Bruce Campbell

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE:
Burn Notice: “Center of the Storm”

R2-D2 Shout Out on Psych

StarWars.com Team | July 16, 2010

Psych is always chock full of pop culture references, so when Shawn and Gus find themselves caught between two rival Chinese Triad gangs as they search for a powerful businessman’s abducted daughter who knew amongst the ninja and Kung Fu pop culture jokes, there would be an awesome Star Wars reference!?

WATCH FULL EPISODE:
Psych: “Romeo and Juliet and Juliet”

(via Hulu.com – Reference at 32:27)

Detective Lassiter: “How sure are you?”

Shawn: “As sure as I am that the guy who just friended Gus online is not the guy who played R2-D2!”

Gus: “His name is Kenny Baker, Shawn.”

Shawn: “Fine, why would Kenny Baker want to be friends with you?”

Gus: “Why would Elvira want to be friends with you?”

Watch full episodes of Psych on the official USA Network site.

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Han Solo Shout Out on Pretty Little Liars

StarWars.com Team | July 14, 2010

If you’re watching the mean girls thriller/mystery series Pretty Little Liars, the last thing you might expect is a Star Wars reference. But of course, there it is, and we couldn’t be prouder. And with a character named Lucas, how could we go wrong?

Lucas: “The Homecoming Queen leaving?”

Hanna: “Nominee; and yeah sort of.”

Lucas: “Isn’t that like Han Solo abandonning the Millennium Falcon?”

WATCH VIDEO:
Pretty Little Liars – “There’s No Place Like Homecoming”

(via Hulu.com)

Find out more about Pretty Little Liars on the ABC Family site.

Owen Wilson Skywalker?

StarWars.com Team | July 13, 2010

This side-by-side comparison between Luke Skywalker in the comics and actor Owen Wilson is uncanny. Perhaps there IS another.

Nathan Fillion Tweets His New AT-AT

StarWars.com Team | July 9, 2010


As a special thanks to actor Nathan Fillion for being so vocal about his awesome lightsaber duel with his neighbor and his Jedi mind trick skills on his hit show Castle, not to mention his Force-tastic Christmas tree, we asked Hasbro to send him a new addition to his home — the new, gigantic AT-AT.

According to his tweets, it looks like he got it!

Remember to give him lots of love and take him on plenty of walks, Nathan!

Be sure to follow Nathan Fillion on Twitter.

Swing Jedi Master! Swing!

StarWars.com Team | July 7, 2010

Yoda’s wisdom isn’t just for Jedi. The San Diego Padres seem to have adopted a new green mascot, which can’t hurt gaming odds.

Recently, Yoda was spotted with the Padres as they played against the Florida Marlins. Of course, Yoda does have another connection to the Padres. Actress Ashley Eckstein, who voices Jedi Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars animated series and created a new fashion line for female Star Wars fans called Her Universe, is married to Padres’ infielder David Eckstein.


(AP/ Photo/J Pat Carter)

San Diego Padres player Ryan Webb wears a Yoda backpack on his back before the Sunday, June 27, 2010 game in Miami against the Florida Marlins.

Seth Green vs. Warren the Ape with Lightsabers!

StarWars.com Team | July 7, 2010

There are good puppets, and there are troubled puppets. Warren the Ape is clearly not a Jedi Master, but he might be too adsorbed in self-help therapy to be a successful Sith Lord.

In his new MTV show Warren the Ape, Warren gives fans a look at his life after his success in the show Greg the Bunny.

Having had a brief taste of success on the former sitcom Greg the Bunny, Warren’s life has been in a downward spiral ever since the show got canceled. Over the past few years, Warren has paid more attention to drugs, booze and women than his career, which as of late has mostly consisted of a series of seedy exploitation films and low-rent theater productions.

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Liz Lee Hangs With Stormtroopers

StarWars.com Team | July 7, 2010

One of our favorite celeb Star Wars fans and star of MTV show My Life as Liz spent some quality time with the 501st Legion in Texas.

She’s also modeling our exclusive Bow TIE Tuxedo Shirt designed by artist Reece Ward.

Read more about Liz here:

Be sure to follow Liz on Twitter here.

Inception Inspired by Star Wars

StarWars.com Team | June 28, 2010


(Photo by Eric Charbonneau – WireImage.com)
Director Christopher Nolan recently revealed that Star Wars had a deep impact on him as a filmmaker, making films like his new mind-twisting tale Inception possible.

Nolan says about Star Wars:

“That was an entire world that didn’t exist anywhere else before. It only existed in that movie, and then your brain lived in it for a couple of hours, and it stuck with you.”

“Ever since I saw that film, whether I knew it or not, my ambition has been to give the audience that kind of experience. To create a world that they hadn’t expected before and hadn’t seen before and let them lose themselves in it. There’s a huge advantage of jumping into something original that can be anything.”

Read full interview here:
Nolan: Star Wars sparked Inception