Posts Tagged ‘Kristen Bell’

Happy Wookiee Life Day! Team | November 17, 2009

November 17 marks the anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special, which some fans like to celebrate as Wookiee Life Day!

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Note that Life Day most likely was originally intended as a stand-in for the American holiday of Thanksgiving, as the Holiday Special was originally aired on November 17, the day after Thanksgiving that year.

However, over time the term “holiday special” has caused most fans to misinterpret Life Day as a stand-in for Christmas instead, leading to games like Star Wars Galaxies and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron to place Life Day on December 25. This is partly because after the initial US airing in November, the Holiday Special aired in December in other countries, where Thanksgiving is not observed and Christmas is the closest equivalent.

The canonical date for the observance of Life Day has, nevertheless, been established in what sources there are as December 25, or the equivalent thereof in the Wookiee calendar. Whether this means that Life Day actually is intended to be understood as a solstice festival akin to Christmas as opposed to a harvest festival akin to Thanksgiving is unknown.

Neither concept seems to hold much relevance on Kashyyyk, which appears to have temperate weather throughout the year (including on the Life Day we see in the Holiday Special) and where agriculture seems to be little practiced.

In honor of Life Day, here’s some of our favorite photos of celeb fans hanging out with Chewie.

Chewbacca & actor Milo Ventimiglia at the Fanboy premiere.


Kristen Bell Hearts Star Wars Team | June 4, 2007

Fans who attended Celebration IV in Los Angeles last week got an exclusive glimpse at the upcoming Weinstein production of Fanboys, but what seemed to steal the show wasn’t the reel of fantastic movie moments, but the panel of actors, producers, the director Kyle Newman, and most notably actress Kristen Bell wearing a shirt every fan can appreciate. In fact, for each Fanboys panel she attended, Bell wore a different Star Wars-themed shirt.

The “Veronica Mars” actress stars in Fanboys as Zoe — a Girl-Friday character with a lot of sass, humor and common sense, as well as a complete understanding of why her best guy pals are obsessed with Star Wars enough to trek across country for a covert Episode I operation. In a recent issue of Geek Monthly magazine, Bell, who poses in the article with a lightsaber as well as a retro Han Solo action figure, explains that her role as the comic book store employee and Force-sensitive fanboy friend was a no-brainer.

“My body doesn’t want to do Star Trek, my body wants to do Star Wars,” Bell says in the article. “I chose the role in Fanboys because I thought it was an amazing script, I thought it was a fun movie and I thought what’s better than a love letter to Star Wars fans.”

Stay tuned on The Official Star Wars Blog for more Fanboys news.