November 7th, 2012 by Dunc · No Comments
The internet’s favorite celebrity street-harassers, TMZ, caught up with Carrie Fisher at LAX to ask if she’s come back to Star Wars. An unenthused Fisher (can’t blame her – aren’t airports hellish enough without paparazzi?) answered “Yes. Sure. Wouldn’t you?”
Of course, Fisher has had more time than the rest of us to get used to the idea – George Lucas told her and Mark Hamill about the sequels in August.
Filed: people · sequel trilogy · star wars
Tagged: carrie fisher · episode vii · leia organa
November 1st, 2012 by Dunc · 6 Comments
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mark Hamill reveals that he and Carrie Fisher were told about the plans for Star Wars VII, VIII, and IX last summer. (At Celebration, perhaps?)
So when he said, “We decided we’re going to do Episodes VII, VIII, and IX,” I was just gobsmacked. “What? Are you nuts?!” [Laughs] I can see both sides of it. Because in a way, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end and we all lived happily ever after and that’s the way it should be — and it’s great that people have fond memories, if they do have fond memories. But on the other hand, there’s this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material.
Well, you can’t say they haven’t had practice keeping secrets!
Carrie’s reaction to the news breaking has so far been contained to, um, her dog. Harrison Ford is, I expect, looking into trips to Antarctica.
Filed: sequel trilogy · star wars
Tagged: carrie fisher · disney buys lucasfilm · episode ix · episode vii · episode viii · george lucas · mark hamill
October 11th, 2012 by Dunc · 2 Comments
This Return of the Jedi still featuring Carrie Fisher’s “coke nail” was going viral not so long ago (Thanks, Reddit) and now Fisher herself has spoken up about it on Twitter:
Filed: people · star wars
Tagged: carrie fisher · return of the jedi
August 26th, 2012 by Dunc · 1 Comment
I didn’t go to any panels this afternoon, but that’s not to say it was uneventful. I went back to the con floor intermittently, but perhaps the highlight was sitting down with fellow Jader Nancy Lutz to talk Club Jade and fandom with SiriusXM’s Dave Ziemer. And it was only yesterday that I did my first podcast… Celebration is truly a con of wonders!
But most of the afternoon was spent was spent wandering about the floor and halls, chatting with folks and getting pictures. For instance, Russ getting cuddly with some Ewoks. Meanwhile, James was able to catch a special showing of a new Clone Wars arc.
Some of the other things that went on yesterday: Amy Ratcliffe recapped the second Detours panel; Jennifer Landa attended the Smuggler’s Gambit radio drama. Amy Ratliffe attended to double bill of James Arnold Taylor and Carrie Fisher, which sounds like it was fabulous fun.
Tagged: carrie fisher · detours · james arnold taylor · podcasts · seth green
May 4th, 2012 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Well, they promised us Celebration announcements, are here they are: Carrie Fisher will be back for her third appearance at the con. Also confirmed: Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan, along with the news that this year’s art helmet will be Fett’s. And another Clone Wars guest, CG Supervisor Joel Aron, who will teach “master class sessions” in the lecture hall.
And, of course, to bring us the ‘no duh’ component, the family room will return.
Of a bit more interest is the fan table lineup. I’m not surprised by the amount of costume clubs, but I am a little sad that Wookieepedia is the only straight-up fansite. But then again, all us fansite folks are going to way too busy covering stuff to sit around manning tables..
Filed: conventions · star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: carrie fisher · celebration vi · daniel logan · jeremy bulloch · kids
January 26th, 2012 by Dunc · No Comments
Star Wars and the Super Bowl. Stuart Elliot on the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog has some details of this year’s Volkswagen Star Wars commercial. The kid isn’t returning (guess I need to change the name of our tag) but it does involve a dog named Bolt and a Beetle. The Star Wars bit? Looks like a cantina alien or two may show up. On that note, the Washington Post Style Blog has an interview with Jeff Elmassian, who helped created ‘The Bark Side’ teaser.
One MILLION. The director’s cut of Star Wars Uncut has already seen more than a million views on Youtube, says the BBC.
Gaming. Ben Fritz and Alex Pham take a look at The Old Republic for the L.A. Times‘ Hero Complex.
People (and puns.) Carrie Fisher subbed for Kathie Lee on Today this morning. Luke Perry happened to be the guest, and he revealed that Mark Hamill was the only celebrity he ever asked for a photo with.
At random. Behold the Indiana Jones engagement ring.
Filed: fandom · people
Tagged: carrie fisher · commercials · indiana jones · jewelry · star wars uncut · the old republic (mmo) · volkswagen
January 11th, 2012 by Dunc · 2 Comments
William Shatner responds to George Takei’s overtures of Star Peace: By demanding “retribution.” Vaguely. Maybe it’s all part of his new one-man show.
Filed: people · star wars · tv
Tagged: carrie fisher · george takei · star feud · video · william shatner
December 11th, 2011 by Dunc · 5 Comments
Shatner, Fisher, Shatner… Now what? George Takei, having worked in both franchises, wants to broker Star Peace. Or rather, team up on a mutual enemy.
Filed: star wars · tv
Tagged: carrie fisher · george takei · star feud · star trek · twilight · video · vs · william shatner
November 29th, 2011 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Filed: star wars · tv
Tagged: carrie fisher · star trek · video · william shatner
November 14th, 2011 by Dunc · No Comments
Remember when William Shatner ripped on Star Wars? Carrie Fisher has taken up the gauntlet.
Filed: people · star wars · tv
Tagged: carrie fisher · star feud · star trek · vs · william shatner