Michael Heilemann’s collection of Star Wars pictures is, as far as I know, unequaled online – and he just announced that he’s added “a couple of hundred” new images. Go forth and check them out.
(We’ve previously featured his McQuarrie and storyboard collections.)
I really wish StarWars.com would put out a simple, easily browsable selection of photos like this… Of course, that might mean they’d shut Heilemann down. Still, the popularity of these sets – you can’t go anywhere on the internet this month without seeing a link to the storyboard gallery – shows there’s plenty of interest for this sort of thing.
io9 goes inside The Clone Wars DVD so we don’t have to. Also roaming around online is a ‘complete list’ of titles for season 1 of the TV show, at least some of which seem to have originated on the DVD.
Try not to be totally surprised that Star Wars is #2 on Cracked’s list of seven terrible early versions of great movies. After reading the early drafts, some of the prequels less-stellar quirks make a lot more sense.
You can read early drafts of Star Wars for yourself at The Jedi Bendu Script Site, and see the (considerably less painful) Ralph McQuarrie concept art in Michael Heilemann’s Flickr collection.
There’s no fooling around at the Concept Ships blog. You know exactly what you’re getting, and there’s a hell of a lot of it! Almost overwhelming, but totally worth it. The image above by John Wu. (via)
The big news is The Force Unleashed demo shattering Xbox Live records with more than a million downloads. Count in the Playstation Network and it comes out to 2.3 million. Not too shabby…
With just a little over a week to go before the September 15th release, you’re going to start seeing commercials… If you haven’t already. The clip above features Vader; Perhaps you might also be interested in a floating Wookiee?
io9 got themselves a copy of The Art And Making Of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and share the delightful story of the Corpse Droid. Too dark for a Star Wars game, but I would totally be down with a Flash game or something. Come on, StarWars.com! You guys love Flash!
Okay, I kid. Still: Corpsey the droid. Totally inappropriate but so, so awesome in an Evil Dead sort of way.
(How about webisodes? Is Bruce Campbell busy? He can play Starkiller’s uncle! No? I’ll shut up now. Go enjoy the art.)
With most of The Force Unleashed tie-ins out today, the official site has posted a bonanza of extras:
Also of interest may be io9′s gallery of TFU concept art.
The Time’s Dave Itzkoff interviews George Lucas (and pals!) about the new series, the old series, movies and whatnot. There’s also a handful of new stills and a slide show of Asajj Ventress concept art.
Galactica.tv showcases concept paintings done by Ralph McQuarrie for the original pilot script of Battlestar Galactica. Apparently the cylons were originally going to be the creation of an insect race? (via)