These two THX mini-docs – one on soundtracks (above) and another on the system itself, have emerged from the laserdisc era to appear on Youtube. Historical! (via)
November 9th, 2010 by Dunc · 5 Comments
September 21st, 2010 by Dunc · 2 Comments
No comics, but you shouldn’t have to look too hard to find The Sounds of Star Wars, which I’ve been seeing in stores for few weeks now. (Your mileage may vary, but Amazon is shipping it.)
Also, if you’re looking forward to The Force Unleashed II (out October 5,) there’s an excerpt. (Also Dynasty of Evil, an odd choice seeing as it’s been out for a while, but there’s a paperback imminent and I suppose they’re trying something new..?)
September 2nd, 2010 by Dunc · No Comments
The con is over, but with so much going on there’s still a lot of coverage coming out from StarWars.com and the fans. (Like the video above.) Here are a few highlights
- The ForceCast did several shows at Celebration, but you don’t want to miss the one where they interview Mark Hamill.
- Ben Burtt talks The Sounds of Star Wars
- Video: Time-lapse of Eric Maruscak’s Clone Wars chalk mural.
- A recap of Bryan Young’s wildly popular ‘Why We Love the Prequels’ panel.
- See all the happy couples who tok the time to get (non-legally) hitched at the Commitment Chapel. (Yes, Lucas Online’s Bonnie Burton does explain why she married R2-D2.)
- Video: A very Disney Last Tour to Endor.
- Miss out on a print? StarWarsShop has some left!
- Were you at the Fandom 140 panel? Did you tweet at the panel? You may be a winner!
Your moment of zen: “I was sitting in the middle of the Force Unleashed 2 panel when I saw you from across the room.”
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January 16th, 2010 by Dunc · No Comments
October 1st, 2009 by Dunc · 6 Comments
Once upon a Galaxy spied two new Star Wars offerings from Becker & Mayer: Star Wars Sounds: The Stories Behind the Effects by Jonathan Rinzler and Star Wars Head-to-Head, a fanboy-friendly tome perpetrated by Pablo Hidalgo. Amazon.com has a May 2010 release date for Head to Head.
August 5th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
May 8th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
There’s a new feature at the official site today: Star Wars Soundboards. I eagerly await to see who will recreate NIN’s ‘Closer’ with Ewok and Jawa sounds.
February 22nd, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
January 9th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
It’s Friday, and you know what that means… In tonight’s new episode, ‘The Gungan General,’ Anakin and Obi-Wan finally get that whole reluctant alleigance with the enemy episode out of the way, with Jar-Jar riding to the rescue. I think I’m pretty safe in saying that hijinks ensue.
- Also… The episode was written by Supernatural’s Julie Siege, and there’s a new webcomic, ‘Switch.’
- Previously… Watch ‘Dooku Captured’. Or if you watch it in real time, check out the usual round of reviews/recaps from io9 (they’re back!) IGN, and Den of Geek and of course the review blog. Or, Crave has an entire midseason recap.
- Podcast: The Force-Cast’s Clone Wars roundtable takes on ‘Dooku Captured.’
- People: IF Magazine has an interview with Matthew Wood.
June 30th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
The New York Times may have gotten George Lucas, but the Los Angeles Times has Ben Burtt… The Star Wars sound designer is also responsible for the voice of Pixar’s Wall-E. (Which, in addition to great reviews, ruled the box office this weekend.)