November 1st, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Well, this new: It appears that some in fandom have decided that today is Ewok Appreciation Day. Luckily, Club Jade already has a deep and abiding love for Ewoks, which we indulged in a few years back by sharing our favorite Ewok recipes. Yub Nub!
If you prefer not to indulge, here’s an oldie but good: Crackerjack Juntion’s acapella Ewok Celebration Song:
Tagged: ewoks · food · music · video
August 9th, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Already used up my yub yub quota this week, sorry. Heard some things here and there about an Ewoks comic through the recent cons, but not enough to go much on… But here’s a Newsarama interview with writer Zack Giallongo. The TPB is due in October; Start planning your celebratory buffet now. (via)
Officially… From the Del Rey folks, we have a Kenobi mini-excerpt, what other excerpts Razor’s Edge will contain, aand, on StarWars.com, Troy Denning writes about Crucible and his other Star Wars work. And bugs. Prefer not to think about any of that? Rich Handley and Abel G. Peña are exploring the Empire’s alien henchmen.
The blogside At Tosche Station, Nanci addresses the issues with the EU’s Jedi in recent years, but also takes the time to thank Del Rey for having so many women in the recent and upcoming lineup. And MTV has been doing a series on things that the new movies ‘need,’ most of which have been borderline ridiculous, but at least Jaina Solo and Lumiya made it.
Reference. The cover for Death Star: Owner’s Technical Manual
New blog. Check out Eleven-ThirtyEight, which focuses on EU-based meta and opinion pieces.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: abel g pena · blogs · ewoks · excerpts · kenobi (novel) · the blogside · troy denning
July 30th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
Warwick Davis and Anthony Daniels chat about filming Return of the Jedi, Episode VII and the Disney sale after their panel at Celebration Europe.
Filed: conventions · people · star wars
Tagged: anthony daniels · celebration europe ii · disney buys lucasfilm · episode vii · ewoks · threepio · video · warwick davis
May 25th, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Welcome to the real Star Wars day, the anniversaries of the release dates of Star Wars and Return of the Jedi. Star Wars is 36 today; ROTJ is 30.
StarWars.com has a lengthy interview with Industrial Light & Magic effects guru Dennis Muren about ROTJ.
Hollywood.com shows us five new pics from Making of Return of the Jedi.
Wired has 30 things you didn’t know about Return of the Jedi – but knowing our audience, you probably already know most of them.
Businessweek reminds us that ROTJ made more money than ESB.
Noted parody hut The Onion has a commentary by ‘George Lucas:’ The Events Depicted In ‘Star Wars’ Actually Happened To Me.
MTV looks at Ewok hate. Aww, come on guys, don’t hate on the Ewoks… They’re delicious!
And Babble’s Pilar Clark has a tour of Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm and the Letterman Digital Arts Center.
Finally, beneath the cut, the Revenge of the Jedi trailer. Because I can.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: a new hope · ewoks · george lucas · ilm · return of the jedi · skywalker ranch · the making of rotj
May 3rd, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
The Star Wars Books Facebook page held a chat with Pablo Hidalgo today, one of Lucasfilm’s resident continuity experts and author of The Essential Reader’s Companion.
So his most popular answer, naturally, addressed the relationship between the movies and the rest…
I think the EU will always continue to be part of the Star Wars experience, in that there are stories that are best suited for books, comics, games. etc.. The relationship between cinematic content and expanded universe content will continue to be what it is today and has been in the past. What happens on screen is one thing. What happens in the books is another. How they connect and interact is something I’m really eager to see.
More answers below the cut!
Filed: expanded universe · sequel trilogy · star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: canon · continuity · episode vii · ewoks · pablo hidalgo · sith · tcw: bonus content · weg
March 28th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
The blogside. Nanci at Tosche Station points out how backstory isn’t an impediment to Expanded Universe characters appearing in the sequel trilogy. (If you really want to make that point, there are plenty of more legitimate reasons!) Meanwhile, on the Star Wars blog, editor Jennifer Heddle talks a bit about editing the roleplaying books.
Upcoming. The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi has a blurb now, and Kevin Hearn’s outline for his Rebels book – the Luke one – has been approved. Making of is due in October, while we’ve got a tentative January 2015 date for the Hearns. And while we’re on the topic, the first Rebels novel, the still-untitled Leia one by Martha Wells, has moved up a week to October 15. (via)
Excerpts. And on that note, the first chapter of Tim Lebbon’s Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void has appeared in the Random House catalog. That one is out in May. (via)
Podcasts. Our own Jawajames guested on the second episode of Star Wars Bookworms.
Conventions. Dark Horse will be selling a limited edition cover variant of the new Legacy at WonderCon.
Translation. Abel Pena will be translating some vintage Droids and Ewoks comics from Spain into English.
Reviews. James gives Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan #4 a big thumbs-up, while he’s ‘intrigued’ by the new Legacy #1.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: abel g pena · dawn of the jedi · droids · empire and rebellion (series) · ewoks · jennifer heddle · kevin hearne · the blogside · the making of rotj
September 18th, 2012 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Filed: fandom · star wars
Tagged: ewoks · music · video
December 31st, 2011 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Ready to take your furry fetish to the next level – but not quite ready to rock the full Wookiee suit? Hot Topic is now offering a fuzzy Chewbacca hoodie and Chewbacca fur hat. For those whose obsession may be more dimutive, the Ewok knit hat.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: chewbacca · ewoks · merchandise · wacky merchandise · wtf
October 11th, 2011 by Dunc · 5 Comments
On last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) presented his theory on ‘The Ewok Line.’ Desire context? Try io9′s version
Filed: star wars · tv
Tagged: ewoks · sitcoms
June 1st, 2011 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Eric Walker, who played Mace Towani in the made-for TV Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, is raising money to release Growing Up on Skywalker Ranch, a book documenting his “adventures in the Star Wars universe” and other behind-the-scenes tidbits. Interested? You can pledge funds at the link.
Filed: conventions · fandom · star wars on tv
Tagged: art · behind the scenes · cakes · celebration vi · etsy · ewoks · food