This week’s featured filk takes a prime song for Amidala filking and turns it into a rockin’ tribute to Padme’s addition to the Star Wars pantheon of strong female characters. Set to the ever popular ABBA tune, Naboo Queen is one of a trilogy of ABBA filks by HollywdLiz, joined by “Kenobi” and my personal favorite, “On Naboo”.
You can find these filks and more from HollywdLiz here.
There’s a Star Wars Friending Frenzy going on at Livejournal. Go, meet, friend!
Master Ki-Aaron-Mundi takes a look at the A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back novelizations with modern SW continuty in mind.
The Dark Moose dispenses wisdom on fandom and the sterotypes within it.
It’s a Padmé-go-round: Imadra-blue posts some thoughts on Padmé in ROTS; Lazypadawan has her own take on the character, as does Kenobi-fan. Phew.
Fernwithy ponders George’s comments on the end of the blockbuster.
Rynne has some thoughts on the Expanded Universe.
The Infinite Force considers Wikis. I’m not sure I agree, but then I’m secretly an idealist. (Don’t tell!)
Remember the Sideshow Collectibles’s Choice poll for an EU figure? Guess who won?
Arctic Suit Padme from the Clone Wars cartoons. As for the actual EU characters, Mara Jade came in at #2 (losing by just 54 votes,) followed by Kir Kanos, Quinlan Vos, Asajj Ventress, and Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Oh Star Wars fandom, will you ever stop making me go WTF?
ETA: In this interview with RebelScum, Sideshow’s Licensing Coordinator Brock Otterbacher says:
“The way that Expanded Universe Poll stands, the winner is going to get made, that’s not say that we might not take another figure from that didn’t win and make that later on. It won’t be like ‘second place’ or ‘third place’, it would just be a figure that we all like as a group internally here further on down the line. If it proves successful, yeah we’d consider expanding it into its own line or maybe just peppering it into the whole line here and there.”
So there’s still hope for an actual EU character figure. I expect this leans on how many collectors are also EU fans, and how many EU fans are willing to spend $50 on a ‘collector’s item.’
Sideshow Collectibles is having a poll for fans to choose what EU character will be made into a 12-inch figure.
The choices are rather limited. I can see Mara Jade, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Asajj Ventress, and Quinlan Vos… But Kir Kanos and arctic suit Padmé from the Clone Wars cartoon? Kir Kanos? And don’t they have already enough costume changes in the movies for 50 Padmé dolls?
Oh well. Voting is open until November 4th.
The official site has updated their databank for ROTS with new information on Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Bail, Palpatine and one completely new character. The entries themselves are fairly vague, but there are several new photos.