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)
” I wanted to show that this poor guy is trapped by shadows, and she’s stuck in the light. And the hand that reaches out to touch her isn’t even a human hand anymore” – Iain McCaig
From The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
You guys clearly love concept art as much as I do – this was one of the weekend’s most read posts and most clicked links. That may be damning with faint praise – posting and hits are both pretty sparse over weekends – but clearly plenty of readers made an impression on io9 because yesterday they had a huge multiple-gallery concept art post featuring some of the hottest visual designers Hollywood has to offer, including Ryan Church, whose work you’re probably already familiar with. I can’t think of a better way to waste your morning on the computer.
On StarWars.com, a Threepio character study for The Clone Wars.
StarWars.com serves up this Yoda study for the upcoming movie/tv series.
In other Clone Wars linkage, surf over to Deadbolt for 4 Things to Expect from The Clone Wars TV Show (and 3 Things Not To.)
“I’ve never used photobucket — those images were swiped off a private folder on my website, and certainly weren’t intended for public use.”
“I can’t really comment on anything regarding the images.”
I’ve been hearing some rumblings – nothing verifiable, and quite possibly simple fan speculation – that a KOTOR III was at one point being considered, but was dropped/postponed for The Force Unleashed, something a lot of the GDC stories last week support. I wouldn’t give up hope for future installments, but don’t certainly lose sleep over it.