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The fandom minute: Jon Stewart analogizes the president, ‘The Phantom Reviewer’ returns for Sith

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.

OMG! Jon Stewart is coming to Celebration V!

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.

Video: George Lucas on The Daily Show

George is making the media rounds for Blockbusting, and he stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Tuesday night:


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I think George came across very well — a hell of a lot saner than many of us fans. (Aww, Jon Stewart.)

The fandom minute: Pre-battered Falcon, Jon Stewart’s geek out, Carbonite USB, green ladies

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.

Friday morning reading list

ewan-iraq-award.jpgCould 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.

Elsewhere…

Geeks Rule TV!

In ongoing evidence that geeks continue to take over the world, there are several genre shows in TV Week‘s semi-annual Critic’s Poll of the Best and Worst in Television.

At the Number 2 spot was Heroes, followed by Lost and Battlestar Galactica at numbers 6 and 9, respectively.

Of interest to many Jaders is The Office (3) and The Daily Show (14) also made the list.

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?

Video Monday: Halloween!

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.)

Okay, fine – one more. Your requisite Nightmare Before Christmas clip: This is Halloween. There’s also a new Marilyn Manson version for the 3-D re-release.

Backstreet’s back! I am so, so sorry. Here, have some Ghostbusters instead. Or Dead Man’s Party, an awesome Army of Darkness fanvid.

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?