Posts Tagged ‘Han Solo’



The Cinema Behind Star Wars: The Godfather

Bryan Young | August 2, 2013

The Godfather had a profound influence on the landscape of American cinema after its release in 1972, and the Star Wars universe was no exception.

The Godfather is a masterful exploration of the human side of the mafia and the toll it takes on ones soul and family and was directed by Lucas’s longtime friend and mentor Francis Ford Coppola.

The underworld is a prominent feature of the Star Wars universe, from bounty hunters and mercenaries to the bumbling criminal bureaucrats of the Trade Federation and the criminal largesse of the Hutts.
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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: The Foodie Force

Casey Pugh | December 21, 2012

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Star Wars fans love to eat. Or, at least it looks like it, according to all these pizza slices, green pea piles, and whipped dessert toppings found in the scenes submitted for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut.

The Empire Strikes Back‘s many planets give fans ample reason to dig into their scene-setting skills: Hoth, Cloud City, that pesky space slug. As more people are re-imagining scenes for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, it’s pretty clear that a lot of people paint in a palette of awesome-looking food groups.

Check out some of our favorite foodie fan-takes after the jump!
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Han Solo is Highly Effective

StarWars.com Team | February 6, 2008

Io9.com takes a look at their favorite spaceship captains from Serenity, “Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek,” “Futurama,” and Star Wars for leadership lessons worth following.

5. Just because you have a crappy ship doesn’t mean you’re a loser. Everyone knows that Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars, is piloting a souped-up bucket. And yet his seemingly-crappy ship is probably the very best thing for helping out a group of covert resistance fighters like Obi-Wan and Luke. Plus, he knows his ship so well that he can totally slam those stormtroopers in their McFighters. Lesson learned? Every crappy PC is a lean, mean Linux box waiting to be born. Oh, and in case that didn’t make sense: It’s not the tools; it’s what you do with them.

Read the full list here:
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Spaceship Captains (io9.com)