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mc chris Tours in Star Wars Style

StarWars.com Team | June 25, 2010


photos by mc chris

It’s no secret that rapper mc chris is a big fan of Star Wars. In fact, as a youngling he used to nap with R2-D2!

So when mc chris goes on tour, there’s bound to be stormtroopers close by. If you can’t see him sing in person, you can pretend to be a part of his Imperial entourage as he posts updates on Twitter.

He also posts photos of the 501st Legion stormtroopers, fellow Star Wars fans wearing Force fashions, Star Wars collectibles and comics!

Check out some of our favorite photos from mc chris’ tour!



Best photo booth photo ever!

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Seth Green Makes Star Wars Pancakes

StarWars.com Team | June 17, 2010

Looks like fans everywhere including our favorite geektastic newlyweds — actors Seth Green and Clare Grant — are adding a bit of the Empire to their breakfasts with the new Star Wars pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma.

After tying the knot a little more than a month ago, Seth Green and Clare Grant aren’t working on perfecting their marriage. They have bigger, tastier things to worry about – like making perfect pancakes.

“What we’ve been doing a lot of is trying to perfect – we got all of those Star Wars pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma for our wedding – so we’ve been perfecting the art of pancakes,” Grant told People at a benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on Sunday. “It’s not as easy as it sounds.”

Read full story here:
Seth Green and New Wife Focus on the “Art of Pancakes”

Learn more about the Star Wars Pancake Molds from Williams-Sonoma.

Obi-Wan Reference on Lie To Me

StarWars.com Team | June 9, 2010

It’s clear that the Geekerati run Hollywood, and that’s a win-win situation for Star Wars fans. Directors, producers, screenwriters, show runners and actors alike are showing their love for sci-fi, especially Star Wars in the TV shows and movies they make.

So it’s become a regular thing to spot a Star Wars reference in some of our favorite TV shows.

This week, the season premiere of the TV drama Lie to Me on FOX starring Tim Roth as a human lie detector had a nice Obi-Wan reference from a student who wasn’t cool with being put on the spot.

Eli Loker: “That thing you did where you looked down and away; that’s regret.”
Andre: “Ease up on the Jedi mind tricks, okay Obi-Wan. You don’t know me.”

WATCH FULL EPISODE (USA only):
Lie to Me – “Beat the Devil”

Reference occurs 17:03 on the video.
(content may not be suitable for younger audiences)

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Have you seen a recent Star Wars reference in one of your favorite shows? Let us know in the comments area below!

Jedi Rachel Maddow?

StarWars.com Team | May 27, 2010

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow of The Rachel Maddow Show answers viewer mail this week and showed off her Star Wars pride at the same time.

A viewer wrote in to ask if the highlighter pen on her desk was a prop. Rachel not only explained that the pens were real but that “If you put two highlighters together, it makes a lightsaber!”

WATCH VIDEO: Rachel Maddow’s Lightsaber
(via MSNBC.com)

Star Wars Afghanistan Stability Chart

StarWars.com Team | April 30, 2010

The military encapsulates the solution to all of our problems in Afghanistan with one simple PowerPoint slide. So leave it to Jon Stewart to explain the highly confusing Afghanistan Stability Chart by dropping in a few Star Wars references.

WATCH VIDEO: The Daily Show: Afghanistan Stability Chart

Deftones Singer Chino Moreno Talks Star Wars

StarWars.com Team | April 27, 2010


Recently, ARTISTdirect.com interviewed Deftones frontman Chino Moreno about his new record, as well as his cinematic influences including Star Wars.

ARTISTdirect.com: How important is Star Wars to you?

Moreno: It’s pretty…important, man. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. That movie really made me feel like there’s way bigger sh*t going on than all of this, you know? I still believe that. As a kid, that made it seem like the earth is just so small and there’s so much more out there. I got wide-eyed as a kid, and I still just love it.

The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite. That sh*t always puts me in a good mood. My favorite scene is probably when they get to Cloud City. Darth Vader’s already there. Lando sells them out. You’re just like, “Woah! That’s…sick.”

I love how clean everything looked and the aesthetic. Everything was white. Princess Leia was all dressed up, and it showed that there’s decadence in space too [Laughs]. It’s rad. All of it is great. It’s dope when the Millennium Falcon goes through the asteroid and into the monster’s mouth!

Read the full interview here:
Chino Moreno of Deftones: “Primal, sexual and bloody romantic, maybe Blade Runner?” (via Artistdirect.com)

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SOURCE: Blabbermouth

Star Wars Meets Lost Comic

StarWars.com Team | April 13, 2010


(Art by Graham Annable)
If you’ve been watching Lost, you already know the show is saturated with Star Wars references. Remember that epic Empire Strikes BackLost episode?

Now cartoonist Graham Annable has illustrated the ultimate LostStar Wars mash-up with hilarious results.

This new line of themed drawings has the added value of foretelling an Ewok’s demise in the belly of hungry castaways. Yub-nub-licious! Furthermore, Annable demonstrates the hilarious results of character-specific pairings between folks like Sayid and Boba Fett, Benjamin Linus and Darth Vader and even Hurley and Jabba the Hutt.

You can see the whole set of comics on Flickr:
“Foggy memories of LOST”

Read more here:
Graham Annable Blends Lost and Star Wars With Delightfully Sketchy Results (via Comics Alliance)

Nathan Fillion Talks Lightsabers

StarWars.com Team | April 13, 2010


(Nathan Fillion on Castle)

We already knew actor Nathan Fillion‘s character Richard Castle on the hit show Castle has Jedi Mind Trick skills, but this is the first time we’ve heard about Nathan’s own ability to wield a lightsaber.

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nathan talked about his brief lightsaber battle with a neighbor one night after a party. We loved his Star Wars Christmas tree, but this might just seal the deal on why Nathan Fillion is one of our favorite celebrity Star Wars fans. Most impressive, Sir. Most impressive.

WATCH VIDEO: Nathan Fillion on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Be sure to follow Nathan Fillion on Twitter.

Catch the latest episodes of Castle, as well as Nathan’s previous sci-fi show Firefly on Hulu.

“Galactic Empire State of Mind” Music Video

StarWars.com Team | March 29, 2010

Sometimes our fans do something so amazing, that even Darth Vader has to be impressed. The Jedi Masters & Sith Lords over at CollegeHumor.com made this awesome fan movie to the soundtrack of Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind.”

There’s a rapping Darth Vader, a singing Princess Leia playing Max Rebo’s keyboard, not to mention some sweet dance moves from various Rebel pilots, Ewoks, stormtroopers and Chewbacca. Even Boba Fett, R2-D2 and C-3PO stop by.

Our lightsabers salute you, College Humor.

WATCH VIDEO: Galactic Empire State of Mind
(via CollegeHumor.com)

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President Obama Buys Star Wars Pop-up Book

StarWars.com Team | March 25, 2010


photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Looks like President (Jedi Master) Obama has good taste in kids books — especially those with light-up lightsabers! He was recently in Iowa and purchased Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy by Matthew Reinhart.

Yahoo News reports:

After mentioning an Iowa City bookstore in his health care speech Thursday, President Barack Obama stuck his head in and spent $37 on kids’ books.

The president bought two books for his daughters, 11-year-old Malia and 8-year-old Sasha. He also paid for a “Star Wars” pop-up book for the 6-year-old son of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

We asked Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy author Matthew Reinhart about the President’s recent book purchase and he told us:

What can I say? He’s got taste! Seriously, its a tremendous honor & delight for this humble pop-up book maker. Just goes to show you how universal Star Wars really is!

MORE PHOTOS:
Obama makes stop at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City

Read more about the book here:
Inside Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy
(via Starwars.com)

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SOURCE: TheForce.Net