J.J. Abrams stopped by The Daily Show to chat Star Trek and Star Wars with master geek (and future Jedi?) Jon Stewart. The extended version of the interview begins above, with part 2 below the cut
Politics corner. The Daily Show went epic last night by comparing the president to Luke Skywalker. I laughed, I laughed, then I cried because I was laughing too much. Jon Stewart, you are such a nerd.
Plinkett returns. ‘The Phantom Reviewer’ concludes his skewering of the prequels with Revenge of the Sith. Per usual, it’s not for everyone and still very much NSFW. But what can I say: I LOL’d.
So you’ve experienced a blizzard… Why not enjoy some impromptu Photoshopping?
Wait, what? Scotland has a Jedi police officer. She “admits to using Jedi mind tricks” but denies using “‘The Force’ to influence what suspects say or do.” Okay then.
The blogside. Cambridge University librarian Andy Priestner is not pleased with the state of the Jedi Order’s library.
Nice trolling. Suvudu has a ‘casting call’ for Luke Skywalker. No, seriously.
And he’s interviewing George Lucas! My snarky news-junkie heart is all aflutter!
In their conversation, dubbed The Main Event, Stewart and Lucas will discuss the history of the Star Wars saga and delve into the arcana of the multi-billion-dollar series. Stewart is a huge Star Wars fan — Lucas appeared on Stewart’s show back in January when the filmmaker was promoting his book, George Lucas’s Blockbusting, and the two had great banter with each other — but fans who may be worried that Stewart won’t ask their hottest burning questions can submit their own at www.starwarscelebration.com.
(You can watch George’s Daily Show appearance here.) I may actually be squeeing. In a silent, dignified manner.
UPDATE: The StarWars.com write-up, which has a few more new events.
George is making the media rounds for Blockbusting, and he stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Tuesday night:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
I think George came across very well — a hell of a lot saner than many of us fans. (Aww, Jon Stewart.)
You know things are tough when… A gift for the geek that has everything – a battle-scarred Hasbro Millennium Falcon – amazingly got no bids on eBay. Well, maybe not that amazingly, but $300 doesn’t seem that bad a price considering it’ll run you only about half that brand new. (via)
- TV: Jon Stewart is very excited about a Threepio bobblehead on Monday’s The Daily Show. I don’t have the heart to tell him that bobbleheads are kind of lame.
- Fanmade: Finally, a Han in Carbonite USB drive! Alas, it was already sold out last week.
- Lists: I think the green skin might have less to do with their popularity than the trend of not wearing very many clothes.
Could Obi-Wan bring peace to Iraq? Okay, that’s a little beyond the scope of this blog, but Ewan McGregor was in Basra to present an award to Staff Sgt Michelle Cunningham, a British bomb disposal expert.
- SWTV news! George Lucas interviewing writers in Los Angeles next week.
- Darth Vader hot air balloon comes to America.
- Father shows his daughter Star Wars for the first time.
- Behind the scenes with George in Chicago.
- Lynn Cheney brought John Stewart a Darth Vader figure on The Daily Show Wednesday night.
Happily, no geektitude made the Worst list.
And would it be sucking up too much to say that we look forward to the upcoming Star Wars TV series making this list in the near future?
The Life and Death of a Pumpkin, from the folks who bring you Chad Vader. Fan-freaking-tastic.
Old-School Daily Show: Steve Carell teaches Stephen Colbert the true meaning of Halloween. It’s heartwarming. In a way.
Robot Chicken takes on The Great Pumpkin. And yes, it’s flagged as mature content for good reason, but pretty damn funny.
Have a scary Christmas. I’m a big grouch, so this is the closest you’ll ever get to a Christmas-themed video post from me. (The Holiday Special doesn’t count.)
And of course, it’s just not Halloween without The Rocky Horror Picture Show: It’s just a jump to the left / And then a step to the right / With your hands on your hips / You bring your knees in tight / But it’s the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane / Let’s do the Time Warp again!
Any of you guys know how to Madison?
- Numfar! Do the dance of joy!
- Indian Thriller. This is just… bizarre.
- Clips from Roseanne Halloween episodes.
- The Simpsons do Edgar Allen Poe.
This week, the video sheep of the internet are all drooling over Chad Vader – Day Shift Manager. Thankfully, this one is actually funny. Hooray!
The follow-up to last week’s A Beginners Guide To Faking Your Death On The Internet, Luke Lewis’ A Beginner’s Guide To The British. The part about Oasis vs. Blur literally had me on the floor.
And lo, I am dead: A 1999 clip from The Daily Show that asks is Jar-Jar Gay?