io9’s Charlie Jane Anders has a nice piece on Leigh Brackett, who wrote the first draft of the Empire Strikes Back.
She quotes Andrew Liptak’s look at Brackett’s planetary romances in Kirkus, among other tributes.
A Death Star II made out of a ping-pong ball. Recycling!
How one of the most iconic scenes in Empire came from a ‘terrible decision.’
‘Bubba Feets’ may suck, but this is perfection.
Empire was first released on May 21, 1980. Do you remember the first time you saw it? Please don’t tell us if you weren’t born yet, it only makes us sad. (I mean, it’s okay if you didn’t see it on first release: I didn’t, either.) Tumblr is being difficult today, but I will have some stuff to celebrate.
I’m writing a Game Of Thrones/Star Wars crossover comic. Tense stand off between Han Stark and Joffrey Vader is ended when Han slaps first.
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) April 1, 2012
— infinata (@infinata) April 1, 2012
— infinata (@infinata) March 30, 2012
Yup, it’s back, and we’re still recovering from April Fools… More serious (okay, mostly snarky) tweets beneath the cut, including J. W. Rinzler on Making of Return of the Jedi, Paul S. Kemp on carbonite, and more on parenting, programing, and Luke’s love life. Continue reading
You know, in case you were wondering.