Two new commercials: “Brothers” and “Celebration“. Alas, I am on a computer with no Quicktime, but I’m guessing they’re light on Palpy action. There’s also a “Science of Star Wars” special airing on Discovery.
Hayden Christensen is on the cover of tomorrow’s Entertainment Weekly. It appears that this time there may actually be a real article to go with it.
Crazy fans at Grauman’s refuse an offer from George himself to be escorted by Stormies to the ArcLight.
The Scotsman on why Star Wars has universal appeal.
CNN Money explores the financial impact of ROTS on Lucasfilm, theatres, and the toy industry.
From the Christian Science Monitor (via CBS), yet another George Lucas article.
Master Replicas! You want one. Hell, I want one. And it looks like they’ll be making costumes by Halloween…
Got my tickets for the 12:01 am show next week – they’re playing it in three theaters at my local multiplex. Three! So now I feel like a bit of an idiot for heading straight to the theater after work. But now I’m wondering – should I try to convince my friends to relive our high school days and get there early enough to be at the front of the line? (We did that for the Special Editions… yes, I’m just a youngling, I know.)
First off, another new commercial sporting more of the lovely Palpatine footage that makes us Sith get all giggly and excited… Note to Lucasfilm: Less of Padme. More of Palpy. Sell the evil.
The highlight of today’s articles – Anthony Daniels on what kind of wine to drink while watching Revenge of the Sith.
The BBC looks at why Star Wars still matters. Because, you know, all this media coverage apparently has people wondering. Includes testimonials from fans. Meanwhile, Reuters wonders if its good for cinema.
Would you pay $500 to see ROTS early?
And now for something completely different… a bit on Lucasfilm’s new Presidio headquarters. Pretty!
TFN reports that there will be a Star Wars segment on today’s Entertainment Tonight, and two new TV spots that aired during Total Request Live and Smallville yesterday. (Hopefully they’ll be up on starwars.com later tonight.)
ETA: “Seduction” and “To Protect You” up now.
Three new TV commercials: Jedi Action I,Jedi Action II, and Unity. All are action-packed and heavy with the cheese factor.
You can watch three new TV spots for Revenge of the Sith: Tragedy, Dark Side Unleashed and a shortened version of the teaser on starwars.com.
And don’t forget… pretty much all the merchandise is coming out today. Spoilerphobes, now is the time to barricade the doors on the cave. See you in May.