November 13th, 2011 by Dunc ·
Last week, folks from Del Rey and Dark Horse were at Lucasfilm to discuss future Expanded Universe projects. Frank Parisi shared a tease from Del Rey, and new editor Jennifer Heddle tweeted that she’s “Feeling very energized about SW publishing!” There’s also an interview with Heddle at Suvudu, though note it does predate the big meeting.
Hopefully this means we’ll be seeing more news trickling out in the coming months… The cupboard has been pretty bare lately!
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: dark horse · del rey · jennifer heddle · the presidio
August 10th, 2011 by Dunc ·
Emily Lewis, right, and her pal Jason at the Yoda Fountain. (
A dispatch from the mainstream. The Yoda statue at the Presidio is a landmark for , an Associated Press article says this week. No, Star Wars fans really? Other key Star Wars locales, like Tunisia and Lake Como, are also mentioned.
ILM looking north? The Hollywood Reporter says that Industrial Light + Magic is looking into opening a facility in Vancouver.
Your daily dose of stormtroopers. The Illinois 501st get profiled in the . Chicago Tribune
Baseball. The San Francisco Giants are freezing pitcher Brian Wilson (not the Beach Boy) in carbonite for the Star Wars day on September 4th. Wouldn’t it make more sense to freeze the visiting team’s pitcher?
Science! Spoilers are good for you, says a study by UC San Diego. Okay then!
Filed: lucasfilm · star wars
Tagged: 501st legion · ilm · sports · star wars day · the presidio · yoda
February 26th, 2010 by Dunc ·
Cnet goes into the belly of the beast at at LucasFilm’s Letterman Digital Arts Center a few years back. (Via
/Film, who also has some photos of Pixar’s render farm.)
Filed: lucasfilm · space & science
Tagged: ilm · technology · the presidio · video
January 24th, 2009 by Dunc ·
a whole collection of photos through the Tilt Shift Maker, transforming the realistic into toy-like miniatures. Not surprisingly, the effect is particularly impressive when used on Stormtroopers!
Filed: conventions · fandom
Tagged: celebration europe · celebration iv · eye candy · photoshoppery · the presidio
February 25th, 2008 by Dunc ·
Tagged: 501st legion · art · ralph mcquarrie · the presidio
February 23rd, 2008 by Dunc ·
Gawker’s sci-fi blog gets a look inside, peek at upcoming games.
Filed: gaming · lucasfilm
Tagged: lucasarts · the presidio
July 6th, 2007 by Dunc ·
It pales in comparison to the
news of the week, but Mark Hamill is one of for Times Online’s 33 funniest Simpson’s cameos Mayored to the Mob, the episode that features the classic ‘Luke be a Jedi Tonight’ The only clip I can find of it on Youtube is mostly dubbed in Spanish. Except for the song. Okay!
In the News
From the Blogside
Filed: fandom · lucasfilm · people · star wars
Tagged: james earl jones · lists · marc ecko · mark hamill · robot chicken · the presidio · the simpsons
May 14th, 2007 by Dunc ·
Kara Swisher’s visit to Lucasfilm and ILM. There are people who don’t know who Boba Fett is? Perhaps there is hope for humanity yet. Seriously though, this video offers a good look at some of the movie stuff hanging around the place.
Tagged: ilm · the presidio · video
May 2nd, 2007 by Dunc ·
Just aired here on the east coast – we can only hope the interview portion of the night will be
online at NBC soon enough. (His visit to the Presidio is already there, and of course a behind the scenes video has been up at StarWars.com for most of the day.
Interview is on Youtube.
Filed: people · star wars on tv
Tagged: conan o'brien · george lucas · late night tv · the presidio · video
October 13th, 2006 by Dunc ·
This may be one of those things that everyone but me knows, but I had no clue that the
Presidio, in the Star Trek universe, is the home of Starfleet Academy. There’s also a Skywalker Division that builds ships for Starfleet.
Filed: lucasfilm · star wars · tv
Tagged: star trek · the presidio