Will it blend? Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig wore a Darth Vader meets . Sorry, Kiss of the Spider Woman dress to the Emmys Bonnie: I’m pretty sure she full deserves that D. But at least we get blog content out of it.
IMMA LET YOU FINISH. Congratulations, it’s a week-old meme in Star Wars form!
Talkies. If you’re in the mood for some old school audio drama, Star Wars en Direct’s Dany Pépin is starting some aural fan fiction, ‘In the Shadows,’ next month.
Lists of dubious (and not-so-dubious) honors. Luke is #1 on Spike’s list of the top ten white trash heroes of cinema, while Lando is one of io9’s ten most corrupt mayors in science fiction. Uh, thanks? I guess. On an entirely different note, A New Hope tops Paste’s ten most iconic opening scenes. ( via)
If Amazon is to be believed,
today is the ‘official’ release date of Ryder Windham’s . A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker Wednesday brings , featuring the triumphant return of Beefy the Vong! Or something. Invasion #3
There really is something for everyone on Etsy. I’m prepping a few posts for next week, and I ran across a Luke and Mara Wedding cake topper. (What a post-ROTJ EU pairing has to do with The Clone Wars I have no idea.) The seller, Hildoom, also has a Yoda Birthday Cake topper for sale.
Cars. Jalopnik is on something of a streak, exploring the hot rod culture of and likening the Star Wars ABT Audi R8 V10 to something that “Anakin’s coke dealer” would drive.
Back to school. StarWars.com takes a look back at the 70’s with retro class cear from Helix.
Lists. Palpatine makes #1 on Sci-Fi Squad’s top ten sci-fi deaths.
Cakes. A neat by Da Bombe Desserts. Millenium Falcon
If only… io9 suggests swapping the writing staffs of and the The Clone Wars The Venture Brothers, which may be the only way to get me to cheerfully watch the former.
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Star Wars Shop has a bunch of standard original trilogy costumes –
your cheapie Hans, Lukes, and stormtroopers and et cetera – but perhaps the most horrifying? The Jabba costume. What self-respecting adult would wear this in real life? Sadly, I’m pretty sure there are several of you out there. And I demand photos.
Though I have to love that they picked the lost Backstreet Boy to model
Luke, and one of the Hardy Boys for Han.
February we heard that Ryder Windham was writing another character ‘bio’ for Scholastic, and today brings details from StarWars.com – the title is . Above, the slipcase and cover art. A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker
Windham has previously written
and The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi . The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
Rogues and the dreaded ‘Mari Soo’ stir up trouble in
The Secret Diary Of Luke Skywalker.
1809 hours: Mon Mothma told me to “stop moping about Bespin” and to get on with my life. After all, she added, much as I’d lost my hand and all, she was sick of “removing Wes Janson from my quarters at ungodly hours of the night, demanding a ‘goodnight kiss’,” and “it’s your responsibility as commander to keep your squad in check regardless of how you’re feeling” and “civic duty” and “orange flightsuits” and blah blah blah. Huh. See if I blow up a Death Star for her again.
…It is Friday, right?
Rebelscum has a couple of galleries from
Toy Fair… Not much EUish from Diamond Select. (Though their Jedi Luke looks nice.) The real gems, as usual, come from Hasbro and their comic packs. There’s a bunch of Clone Wars stuff I can’t even begin to catagorize… And a Marvel-era Luke and Lumiya! (Removable head? How apt!)
Heading into a more modern comic era,
Legacy’s Darth Krayt and an Imperial Knight who I believe is Sigil Dare, plus Kyle Katarn and Beefy the Vong (probably not his real name,) above. (Based on a late ?) Tales storyline
Hasbro press release and official images. And here is their , shedding a little more light on their offerings… Including a Wal-Mart exclusive Star Wars presentation Corran Horn figure!
UPDATE: A report on the
Turbo Tank and more photos from StarWars.com.
A fan at
TFN discovered a listing for a Luke Skywalker bio by Ryder Windham on Amazon, due out in September. And while we haven’t any official confirmation, previous sightings have been known to follow through.
Ryder Windham told EUC: “Yes, I have written a bio-novel for Luke Skywalker.”