This morning, StarWars.com takes Hyperspace members back to the making of The Empire Strikes Back with The Last Corellian Shipyard, an article reprinted from the UK Star Wars magazine (at least if Wookieepedia is to be believed) on the the full sized Falcon set built for The Empire Strikes Back by actual shipbuilders in Wales.
For those without Hyperspace, your consolation prize is a look back at the Falcon in video games.
StarWars.com has interviews with voice actors Tom Kane (Yoda) and James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan and Plo Koon,) as well as new databank entries on King Katuunko, Rugosa and the Twilight.
You also might want to check out this look behind-the-scenes from Animation World, plus additional reviews from Wired and Slate. (UPDATE: io9)
The official site points out some of the little details in the new movie.
A brand-new clip from The Clone Wars, The Battle of Christophsis, debuted (more or less) at the con and more importantly, is now online. Meanwhile, io9 has a video interview with Filoni.
And since Friday was Star Wars day, the official site has a transcript of the Lucasfilm panel (pretty much just The Clone Wars so far,) the making of Clone Wars, and Hasbro’s presentation.
The official site has a breakdown of The Clone Wars design panel, as well as pictures from this morning’s Fan Club Breakfast.
‘No Jiggling in The Empire: Fun Facts About Star Wars’ is basically the kind of stuff you’d get asked by trivia monkeys at a Star Wars con (trust me on that one) but what the hell. Even uberfans need refresher courses.
But… Carlos Castaneda???
I have to start this review with a caveat that I have not yet managed to finish reading this book. It’s fairly monstrous and there’s a lot to read. Plus, I keep getting distracted by all the pretty pictures.
Having said all that, I feel like I’m far enough along to give at least a relatively-informed review.
Bottom line: I’d recommend getting this book if you hold any love for the original movie. It’s a lot of fun.
Just what we’ve all been waiting for – more Boba Fett. Okay, okay, I admit, this behind the scenes stuff is kinda interesting.