As always, this past week was filled with Star Wars awesomeness. The biggest thing, which seemed to have every other geek site explode in a furry of excitement, was the rumor of George Lucas wanting to do another trilogy after the 3-D release of all the Star Wars films. This was almost immediately denied by Lucasfilm. Still, geek hope remains alive… I keep hearing podcasts and reading on blogs that, for a while, Lucas denied wanting to convert all the Star Wars films to 3-D, and yet he ended up doing it. So, if I understand this logic, this means he must be working on a new set of Star War films, because if he denies it, then it must be so! Right!? I dunno… Honestly, I hope there will be more Star Wars films. To be totally honest, I wish he would go back and re-make the prequels. We call it a mulligan, and let him take another shot. At the very least, he should amend the existing prequels and cut out Midi-chlorians, the immaculate conception of Anakin, Jedi celibacy, the prophecy of “the one”, the rule of two for the Sith, rockets on Artoo, a light saber wielding Yoda, young Anakin, young Boba Fett, Anakin as C-3PO’s daddy, the Trade Federation, Jar Jar Binks, Watto, that annoying two-headed pod race announcer, Darth Vader’s “NOOOOOOOOOO!”, droids that couldn’t possibly be programmed to be that fucking stupid, Hayden Christensen… ah for hell’s sake just re-make them!
Anyhow… as I was saying, I do hope more Star Wars movies are in the works, and I like the idea of them moving on to other characters and story lines. It’s a big universe, and I’m sure there’s room for many other epic stories. Also, I don’t feel that they always have to come in trilogies. Why couldn’t we just have one-off stories? Or a part one and a part two? Hopefully this idea will catch on, and not just for Star Wars. Hopefully other franchises will see the possibilities they have within their own universes they’ve created. Look at Star Trek, for example, that went on to branch out in to four different series (ST:TNG, ST:DS9, ST: Voyager, ST: Enterprise). Criticize the shows all you want, but they still delivered new and unique characters that opened up more of that universe to us. I think I’ve been ranting enough on this, so I’m going to move to all the other cool stuff that’s been buzzing around the web this week. Still, I’d love to know what you think about the possibility of new Star Wars films. Please leave a comment below.
Slave Leia and Jabba the Hutt Serenity Prayer Cross Stitch
I’m not a religious person, but I thought this serenity prayer cross stitch, featuring Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia as his slave, was kind of inspiring. This was created by Emily and Matt Fitzpatrick, and if you go to their website (http://steotch.com/), you can see more of their work. Also this is available on Etsy.com. Check it out!
Jabba’s Palace Poster
Seems like Jabba is the man of the week. Check out this awesome poster done by Tom Whalen. Looks like it was available for purchase at Mondotees.com, but I’m not sure if it still is. Still pretty cool though. Click on his name to see his website and more of his stuff. Also you can check it out on DeviantArt.com.
Awesome Star Wars Illustrations By Livio Ramondelli
The Imperial March with a Beethoven Twist!
I saw this on ToplessRobot.com, a video of pianist (I hope I spelled that right…),Richard Grayson playing the Imperial March as if Beethoven wrote it. Sounds… darker… more sad. I don’t know… it sounds like something to be played at a funeral. I feel like I need some scotch now… listen to it below.
Ben Kenobi: Private Jedi
This got a chuckle or two out of me… Obi-Wan Kenobi as a private eye… or Jedi… I dunno… check it out. I never saw Kenobi as a smoker….
Star Wars Shogun Stormtrooper! – Unboxing Porn
This is probably one of the more stranger ads that I’ve seen. It’s from Revision3’s show Unboxing Porn, for a limited-edition Stormtrooper Super Shogun from Super7. It’s an awesome looking toy, but now I think I’d feel kind of dirty if I picked up one of these. The girl in the ad is pretty hot though…. Give it a look.
Star Wars Halloween Geek Art by Katie Cook!
Since Halloween is almost upon us, I thought I would share these. I read about these on NerdBastards.com, a series of Iron-Ons that illustrator Katie Cook did for the Star Wars Shop. They’re pretty cute (a word I don’t use a lot). Check them out and some of her other work at her website (http://katiecandraw.typepad.com/).
Bobba Fett’s Invoice to Jabba the Hutt!
Because a man’s gotta get paid for his work, right? Check out this invoice created by Brock Davis, an artist for Wired and the New York Times. I saw this on BoingBoing.com, so thanks to them for sharing.
Well, that’s it for this week. As always, there’s more than I can handle. No doubt next week will be full of more Star Wars goodness. Hopefully you’ll be back again. Let us know what you think about what we shared here. Good night!