It’s art! Or not. No. Just no. Clone Wars character design, I know McQuarrie, and you sir are no McQuarrie. On the other hand, Christian Waggoner’s stuff is kinda cool.
Let them eat slime. This Jabba cake is appropriately disgusting yet totally hand-made. Pretty impressive.
Don’t strain yourself.Is Star Wars science fiction or fantasy? It’s sci-fantasy. Duh.
Listicles. Princess Leia is one of Yahoo’s lethal ladies; The prequels bottom out io9’s list of science fiction prequels, beating out even You-Know-Who’s Dune books on their scale of crappiness. Ouch.
Road trip! If you missed it, The Vader Project is now in Pittsburgh.
Star Wars: People seemed really excited about the Battlefront III Sith Obi-Wan concept. I’m underwhelmed. Slightly more interesting is this Vader gas mask, which is the first piece revealed from a new round of The Vader Project.
It’s time for another Profiles in History auction! As always, they have plenty of neat movie props and memorabilia, and while it’s probably beyond most of our budgets, at least we can browse!
The Star Wars items start with Lot #345 and include Luke’s blue lightsaber, a piece of the Death Star, C-3PO’s hands and several Vader Project helmets! There’s plenty of Indiana Jones items as well, including a Temple of Doom fedora.
The final 30th anniversary convention is gearing up near Tokyo… Both StarWars.com and RebelScum are on site.
io9 includes Darth Vader in The Greatest Art Featuring 6 Iconic Scifi Villains. Some of it is fairly old hat (The Vader Project? So 2007!) but there’s always someone shocked by it. Besides, they have a brand-new spiffy robot chart as a consolation prize for those of us a bit too jaded for our own good.
The Vader Project is expanded with 20 new helmets, and is joined by two new features featuring graffiti and tattoo arts.
Say it ain’t so!
Dov Kelemer, organizer of The Vader Project, thinks that Star Wars is becoming nerdy: “Because you stay Star Trek and there’s just such a stigma, and I don’t want that to happen to Star Wars, so I’m doing my best to keep it relevant and keep it fun.”
Um. Okay. Either way, a brilliant show.
With the Celebration news flying so fast lately, it seems next to impossible to get one’s mind around all of it – but I’m pretty sure I’d remember hearing about this – an exhibit of artist-customized Darth Vader helmets. Be sure to check out this a comical take by illustrator Cameron Tiede.
UPDATE: TOS comes through tonight with The Vader Project, and a look at more arty helmets!