His biggest fan. Of course there was a Plo Koon cake, and of course it was eventually served to none other than Dave Filoni. (And Jeremy Bulloch. And Ashley Eckstein.)
Brains. StarWars.com celebrates the release of Death Troopers with Zombie Week. I wish I had the words to tell you how much I’m feeling Zombie Week, but I’m exhausted.
Obession corner. TFN’s Mike Barrick has collected Star Wars references on NBC’s 30 Rock, while GalacticBinder counts down the top 12 Star Wars guitar crossovers.
Charity. The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is selling Obi-Wan medallions to help raise money for seriously injured service members.
At least for one particularly dedicated gamer. PopSci recently spotlighted Brian De Vitis’ customized Artoo cooler, which holds the relevant technical bits of eight consoles, a sound system, and a projector. (via)
The saddest thing about this is that it isn’t even the weirdest bit of Artoo merchandise I’ve seen in the last 24 hours: There was an ceramic R2-D2 bong on Amazon.com yesterday. Can’t say I’m shocked that it seems to have vanished overnight. (via)
John Scalzi takes a look at the tip of the iceberg with the design failures of Star Wars, both technical and biological.
ETA: Slashdot is in super-fanboy mode over this, and Scalzi taunts them… It’s beautiful. Knot those panties harder, boys.
From Japan (of course,) the R2-D2 Toilet Tissue Dispenser. Strange, I would think that would be more of a Threepio sort of job. Witness: Continue reading
In addition to hiding out in Star Trek, now we have word that Artoo shows up someplace in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. If this continues then he’ll be shacking up with some cheap starlet and things will just get all Beneath the Dome again. Resist, Artoo! Resist!
Order or just admire these baked-to-order Artoo sugar cookies from Sugar & Flour.
And it’s kind of disappointing. Highlight for spoiler:
During the Drill Machine sequence as the Enterprise comes out of its barrel role amidst destruction of the other Federation ships above Vulcan, we cut to an interior Enterprise bridge over the shoulder of Kirk that is looking out through the front viewscreen. In space, R2-D2 is floating in the debris from about the top middle of the screen to the bottom right.
An carbon sickness-calibur screenshot can be found at Oh No They Didn’t.