It’s Friday, so please take this video of Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. It really is kind of cute.
Meanwhile, if you want the actual thing instead of just jokes about it,
will be making the rounds to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Arizona this year. Star Trek: The Exhibition
Max Page, who played little Darth Vader in the popular Volkswagon commercial, was
discharged from the hospital today following open-heart surgery to correct a congenital defect.
Star Wars ad officially debuted during the Super Bowl last night, and although reception in the fandom was lukewarm, (‘last year’s was better’) it seems to have done fairly well with the general audience, and the dog (and his fat suit) even got a small spotlight from the Los Angeles Times.
named it his second best, behind only the Clint Eastwood Chrysler spot. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub named it his #1. Salt Lake Tribune’s Scott D. Pierce admits that the spot was “shameless” and not as good as last years, but came out in favor because, well, dogs and Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams Star Wars. were less impressed, calling the dog “fairly cute” but saying the The A.V. Club Star Wars endcap was “buzz insurance”.
But, naturally, democracy reigns, and you can vote for your own favorites on
Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and even the NFL themselves, where the VW spot is currently #3.
Making a surprise showing last night was
a spot for , which was apparently named the The Phantom Menace 3D “the most-memorable movie spot” in one poll.
VW has posted the extended version of their Game Day commercial. Look for
Star Wars about halfway through.
Stuart Elliot on the Star Wars and the Super Bowl. New York Times’ Media Decoder blog has some details of this year’s Volkswagen . The Star Wars commercial 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 has already seen more than Star Wars Uncut a million views on Youtube, says the BBC.
Gaming. Ben Fritz and Alex Pham take a look at for the The Old Republic L.A. Times‘ Hero Complex.
People (and puns.) Carrie Fisher subbed for Kathie Lee on . Luke Perry happened to be the guest, and he revealed that Today this morning Mark Hamill was the only celebrity he ever asked for a photo with.
At random. Behold the Indiana Jones engagement ring.
appears to be a tease of sorts for this year’s Super Bowl commercial, if not the commercial itself. Mysterious!
a free app as well.
December is nearly here, and with it come the 2011 best-of lists. Our first
Star Wars sighting is Volkswagon’s Kid Vader commercial, which makes it to #1 on . Adweek’s 10 Best Commercials of 2011
“The spot, while visually strong, isn’t a wonder of craft or technique. It’s a triumph of fun, unadorned storytelling, which clearly goes a long way,” Tom Nudd writes.
Also making the lists are Snickers’ shark focus group, Cravendale dairy’s viral hit ‘Cats with Thumbs,’ and Eminem’s Chrysler 200 spot.
New Way (above,) Phenomenon and Galaxies. Anyone seen any of the commercials live yet?
The first is labeled
ESPN Fantasy Draft and features some funny (probably funnier if you have any idea who the non- Star Wars guys in it are.) The next two, Every Moment and Vader Fan are standard clip shows from the movies and extras. Enjoy them under the cut. Continue reading