Well, I was hoping for another set video, but this is almost as good. Well, the ending was, anyway.
J.J. Abrams and company get the Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger treatment.
Fake-pundit fun. Stephen Colbert blasted Mike Huckabee for his comments on Natalie Portman’s pregnancy. “Look, I’m no fan of single mothers either. But it’s Natalie Portman we’re talking about. That kid she’s pregnant with is Luke Skywalker,” Colbert said. “So logically, if you’re against her pregnancy that means you’ve aligned yourself politically with Emperor Palpatine. You’re alienating all of Tatooine. It’s a swing planet.” Of course Tatooine is a swing planet.
Legal. Lucasfilm is back in court again – the British Supreme Court this time – over the Shepperton studios stormtrooper replicas.
Random. Harrison Ford is helping to develop a Facebook game. Okay, so it’s an environmentally-concious Facebook game… But it’s still a Facebook game. Which I guess is better than watching him get his chest waxed again.
On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert celebrated America’s latest scientific development: A super laser that can “focus 192 laser beams on a small point, generating temperatures and pressures that exist at cores of stars or giant planets.” Sound familiar? See The Colbert Report clip beneath the cut. Continue reading
- TOSblog spotted a Barbie in Carbonite on Etsy. Disturbling awesome! (Of course, it’s been sold already.) For the less morbid, they also found some instructions on making a Millennium Falcon cat bed.
- Interview with Death Star co-author Michael Reeves in Sunday’s Washington Post.
- In addition to prompting kids to want to grow up and fly (or design) jets in the first place, Star Wars inspires Royal Air Force helmets.
- Speaking of the U.K., Return of the Jedi’s Richard Marquand will be spotlighted on Welsh TV next week.
- The 501st invades Spain’s beautiful La Sagrada Familia church.
- Hey, collectors: According to CHUD’s review, George Lucas’ appearance is among the gems on the Best of the Colbert Report DVD, which should be majestically appearing in stores on Tuesday.
Uh-oh – Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy shares a release date with Stephen Colbert’s I Am America (And So Can You!)? Pity the poor pop-ups!
It’s raining 300 men. Really, why didn’t this get posted yesterday? I have no explanation.
Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream. In Italian, a sure sign of quality.
What you gonna do with all that ass?
Rose Bowl Highlights from Starwars.com, with a lot of footage you won’t see elsewhere, including Mary’s serenade. Also from Pasadena, The Troopers on the Bus and Disco Steve, (not Sansweet) who appears to be… I don’t know.
All the stuff I didn’t link last week
- Star Wars Gangsta Rap Live. Well, it’s Memorex. But still funny.
- Gollum & Smeagol sing Barry White
- Early Return of the Jedi trailer. Watching any of the OT trailers periodically is helpful to remind you just how far trailers have come…
- Star Wars and Religious Message.
- Colbert on the iPhone. The dreaded double wag! NASA! Nerd put-downs!