Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do this last night (and yes, I did end up regretting that pizza I ate…), still there’s a bunch of Star Wars awesomeness floating around the web right now.
Most recently (like just a few seconds ago) I listened to a new song about Han Solo by MC Chris (Remember his Boba Fett song?). It’s pretty cool. I don’t know if it’s the best song he’s done, and I have to admit I kind of like Fett’s Vette a little better (even though I still don’t understand the appeal of that character… A BLIND MAN KNOCKED HIM INTO THE SARLACC PIT!!!). Here’s a video of the song set to clips from the original trilogy.
There’s a very well written article buzzing around the web right now titled “George Lucas Stole Chewbacca, But It’s Okay,” by Michael Heilemann. You can read it on his web journal, BinaryBonsai.com. I read it yesterday, and (from what I got out of it) it sounds like, although Lucas claims the idea for Chewbacca came from his dog, Indian, Chewy was really accumulated from several ideas and concepts that lead to what we saw on screen (it was a whole creative process that lead to Chewy’s creations, not just a simple spark of inspiration out of Lucas’ head). I was very impressed by the amount of research and information gathered in this article, though I have to imagine that, like most things in the Star Wars films, Lucas may have had a basic idea (the space pirate needs a companion…), but for the most part he just gave a nod of approval as the characters were being developed. I don’t really feel like he stole the idea of Chewy (maybe he did for the name), but just let other people develop the idea for him… just read the article already…. By the way, I got the image from LaughingSquid.com, where I first found the link.
Moving on… Check out this plush Boba Fett Backpack available on ThinkGeek.com, for only $49.99… for a backpack…. It’s been awhile since I’ve worn a backpack, is that a good deal?
Have you seen this awesome infographic on the Economics of Star Wars being passed around? $22,000,000,000!!! I have to wonder how much of that I’ve contributed to….
Wow, there’s way too much stuff to post about this time! I’d like to keep going, but it’s getting late and I have to move on to other things. I’ll save some stuff for next time. Anyhow, who ever happens to read this, I hope you enjoyed it. Good night!