Well, this new: It appears that some in fandom have decided that today is Ewok Appreciation Day. Luckily, Club Jade already has a deep and abiding love for Ewoks, which we indulged in a few years back by sharing our favorite Ewok recipes. Yub Nub!
If you prefer not to indulge, here’s an oldie but good: Crackerjack Juntion’s acapella Ewok Celebration Song:
One year on. Here are a few more flashbacks to the big announcement last year: I spent that evening talking it over the buyout/Episode VII announcement with Tosche Station’s Bryan and Nanci. (Please don’t tell me if I said anything dumb.) And here’s the special edition tweet roundup.
Retro. Alas, the lawyers caught up with the Star Wars blooper reel, but check out these two other great behind-the-scenes pics that (I suspect) originate from the enhanced Making of eBooks: A different angle on Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford during the medal ceremony and Mark Hamill gets meditative (or just bored) during the filming of Return of the Jedi.
Also on Tumblr. Artist Jeff Bennett improves the sentimental schlock of Thomas Kincade by adding Star Wars; The Stooge tackles the top ten soon-to-be-confirmed Star Wars rumors and a great pair of homemade Artoo and Threepio costumes.
"The new Star Wars comes out in two years". (Luke 20:15).
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) October 26, 2013
In addition to the big dude himself weighing in, last week brought us Glee’s Chris Colfer with a new sexy spin on a key character, important questions about C-3PO, the internet’s thoughts on Lawrence Kasdan, conspiracy theories and crazy rumors for The Empire Strikes Back. No, really
Also, ditched Storify in light of what a pain-in-the-butt it’s been lately. Not saying we’ll never use it again, but maybe only for breaking news. As usual, the remaining tweets are under the cut. (Let’s just hope that Twitter doesn’t start pooping out next…)
Mary Franklin: Last seen in China, vicinity of toy expo. Believed to be keeping company with infamous smuggler, modified YT-1300f light freighter. Reward offered. Please inform your nearest Lucasfilm representative of any sightings directly.
— Expositionist (@Expositionists) October 9, 2013
Last week we pondered Anakin Skywalker’s mad trolling skills, watched (or attended, or attended via cardboard avatar) NYCC and pondered how long George Lucas is keeping J.J. Abrams on the phone. All that and more, below the cut.
Last week, we waited patiently yet again, side-eyed some stuff, and celebrated Star Wars Reads Day. Or, as we call it in these parts, pretty much every day. Onward!
We’re living on the edge this week, doing the bare minimum of tweet harvesting. But you like it, right? Right.