Here in the U.S., Spike is celebrating the holidays with a Star Wars marathon as well: Prequels today, original trilogy tomorrow.
Spike will be giving the scoop at their Video Game Awards, thus giving people an actual reason to watch a video game award show. Nice racket. (Chances are this isn’t to do with The Old Republic, since it’s already announced and they’d be fools not to milk the existing buzz: Battlefront 3, maybe? Your guesses are doubtless better than mine.)
“Contrary to what you’ve just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners; only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: the American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars Trilogy. If you’d like to learn more about war, there’s lots of books in your local library, many of them with cool gory pictures.”
I doubt this Bart Simpson quote is what they had in mind, but Spike TV is celebrating the ultimate result of the first with an airing of the third next weekend. Which is to say, look for a Star Wars movie to air each night leading up to July 4 – beginning tonight at 6pm with The Phantom Menace.
Spike TV’s SCREAM 2008 awards rewarded The Maker with the Comic-Con Icon Award Saturday. Since the SCREAM awards honor the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror, plenty of our other faves also took home awards, most notably 12 for The Dark Knight. The awards will air on Spike tomorrow night at 9pm. (via)
UPDATE: StarWars.com has a report