Posts Tagged ‘TV’



R2-D2 Loves a Fire Hydrant

StarWars.com Team | June 22, 2009

R2-D2 not only saves the lives of Jedi and clone troopers on a regular basis, he also falls in love with the quiet type…a very quiet type. In this retro episode of Sesame Street, C-3PO discovers that his beeping buddy has fallen dome over wheels for a fire hydrant. Poor fella.

WATCH VIDEO: R2-D2 & C-3PO on Sesame Street

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SOURCE: Fanboy.com

Darth Cylon?

StarWars.com Team | June 15, 2009

Some fans will say that Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica had a few too many similarities from the space battles to the characters. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that BSG similarities between the original Cylons and Darth Vader’s mask come from the same inspiration — Samurai costumes.

Darth Mojo Blog reports:

“It was supposed to be a 2000-years-old, ancient Cylon,” Cylon builder Pierre Drolet continued. “A different model, but still recognizable as Cylon. We both liked the idea of what a samurai Cylon would look like, so, from there, I start to build and design it. The first model I presented had to much of the feel of Darth Vader, so I took off two layers of the helmet band.”

Read the full article here:

(SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched the second half of the Battlestar Galactica‘s 4th — and final — season, don’t click on the link!)

bsg vfx: anatomy of an (ancient) cylon (via Darth Mojo)

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SOURCE: io9.com

Darth Maul to Join Heroes

Bonnie Burton | June 6, 2009


(Photo by Ron Riccio/Disney)

A Darth Maul vs. Peter Petrelli smackdown may no longer be a thing of fan fiction. Actor Ray Parks is in talks to appear in the hit NBC show Heroes.

The Ausiello Files reports:

British actor Ray Park, whose role as Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace made him an icon to fanboys far and wide, is in talks to join the cast for a sizeable arc.

Little is known about Park’s role, except that he would be playing one of the colorful characters at the center of the show’s Carnivale-esque storyline. (My guess? He’s the character described in the breakdowns as “Knife Thrower.”)

Read the full article here:
Heroes recruits Sue Thomas, Darth Maul

Be sure to check out recent photos of Ray Park from his appearance at this year’s Disney Star Wars Weekends.

Darth Jackson’s Got Talent

Bonnie Burton | May 28, 2009

Singing sensation Susan Boyle isn’t the only one who can impress a crowd. A British fan who calls himself Darth Jackson entertained the audience with his outrageous dance number (complete with stormtroopers) for his performance on the reality show Britain’s Got Talent.

Michael Jackson and Darth Vader impersonator 37-year-old Philip is a postal worker from Birmingham. He has been dancing for 30 years, but Britain’s Got Talent was his first real public performance. He is entirely self-taught and has dreamt of being a Michael Jackson impersonator since he was a child. The Darth Vader element was added to Philips act following a fancy dress party two years ago.

Judge Simon Cowell may not have appreciated the Dark Lord’s moves to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” but the audience sure did.

Check it out here:

WATCH VIDEO: Darth Jackson on Britain’s Got Talent

Star Wars Movie Marathon on MTV

Bonnie Burton | May 22, 2009

This Memorial Day weekend, be sure to check out MTV as the channel screens all six Star Wars films! The Star Wars movie marathon schedule is as follows:

  • Sat., May 23: The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones
  • Sun., May 24: Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope
  • Memorial Day, Mon., May 25: The Empires Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

Check local listings for times.
May MTV and the Force Be With You.

Check out the online TV schedule on MTV.com (all times are EST).

The Big Bang Theory Writes George Lucas

Bonnie Burton | May 14, 2009

We all love The Big Bang Theory! Sheldon does a mean Ackbar impression. They protect themselves against burglars using lightsabers replicas. And well, they’re funny.

But lately, the show has featured a few jabs against The Clone Wars animated series. So the writers of the show issued this letter to George Lucas during the end credits of one of their episodes that aired in November 2008.

It reads:

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #227

Dear George Lucas,

May I call you Mr. Lucas? On behalf of the writers of The Big Bang Theory, I would like to thank you for your astounding body of work, which has awakened the child within us and unleashed our dreams. That being said, we hope you don’t take offense at our good-natured jest regarding your most recent ainmated efforts. Yes they were cheap shots, but we can’t help but hold you to a higher standard — a standard of your own making. In closing, we are looking forward to Indiana Jones 5 – The Curse of the Golden Catheter. Oops, sorry again.

Very truly yours,

The Writers

P.S. To William Shatner of Star Trek 5.
Go ahead, sue us.

Check out the letter here:
The Big Bang Theory Letter to George Lucas
(via Chuck Lorre Production Vanity Card Archives)

Donald Faison’s Chronicles of Lando Calrissian

Bonnie Burton | May 6, 2009

Donald Faison, who plays Turk in the comedy Scrubs, was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where he showed off his Star Wars cred (he’s seen The Empire Strikes Back over 300 times) and pitched his new TV idea The Chronicles of Lando Calrissian, starring, of course, himself as Lando.

It’d be The Chronicles of Lando Calrissian starring Donald Faison. I’d be Lando. And it would be before he lost the Millennium Falcon to Han Solo in that Sabacc game. And we would be cruising across the galaxy in the Falcon gettin’ chicks, drinking ale. And the hair would be phenomenal! I’d have to wear a wig or what we could do is just shave my head for back in the day when Lando used to shave his head. He’d have a whole new crew. It would be before Episode IV. So Episode 3.5 or 3.6.

He loved the idea so much that he even made a stop-motion animation movie of what it would look like with toys that he showed on Late Night. Not surprising, his love for Star Wars influenced him so much that he ended up taking a stop-motion class when he was just a kid. He shows the clip to Jimmy and makes the sound effects off to the side. Awesome!

WATCH VIDEO: Donald Faison on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
(via Hulu.com)

Colbert Eats an Ewok!

Bonnie Burton | April 28, 2009

The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert is often giving shout outs to Star Wars. He’s had a lightsaber duel with George Lucas. He’s urged the Nation to buy lightsabers to help the economy. And now, after promising he wouldn’t — he’s eaten an Ewok.

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Matt Lanter Talks 90210 and Star Wars

Bonnie Burton | April 27, 2009


(Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Le Studio/Wireimage)

Clone Wars voice actor Matt Lanter not only gives Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker his voice, but also plays a role in the hit relaunch of 90210. Here’s what he has to say about his work on The Clone Wars.

On playing Anakin Skywalker in the animated series ‘The Clone Wars’: “I knew it was going to be a huge thing because it was ‘Star Wars,’ but I honestly didn’t know it was going to be this huge. I think we’re the number one show for boys 6 to maybe 15 on cable and network combined. In 161 countries… I feel a closeness to that character. He’s there in appearance but I add the life and sound to him. My mom thinks she’s watching me when she sees the cartoon.”

On getting the part: “[They called me in for] a character called Deep Star Killer. I researched as much as I could on the Internet about Deep Star Killer but I couldn’t find a thing, so I decided to wing it. They told me got for something between Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. Evidently they liked it – they called a few days later to tell me I got the part, ‘and by the way, it’s Anakin Skywalker, so welcome to the series.’”
“I walked in [to Skywalker Ranch] and the first thing George Lucas said was, ‘Anakin!’ To have him call me Anakin… it was mind-blowing. What an honor.”

Read the full interview here:
Matt Lanter Talks ’90210,’ ‘Star Wars’ and Saying Goodbye to Dustin Milligan (via Popeater.com)

Read more about Matt Lanter here:
Matt Lanter: The Chosen One (via Starwars.com)

Boba Fett Fashion in Dollhouse

Bonnie Burton | April 27, 2009

TV creator Joss Whedon is no stranger to giving Star Wars more than a few shout outs in his shows whether it’s the geek trio in Buffy the Vampire Slayer or his past sci-fi drama Firefly.

The in-house lab tech character Topher in Whedon’s latest show Dollhouse showed off his Star Wars cred this week in the episode “Haunted” by wearing Boba Fett sweatshirt designed by Marc Ecko.

WATCH FULL EPISODE: Dollhouse: “Haunted”

The Marc Ecko Bobba Fett Hoodie is also available on Starwars.com Shop.