October 15th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
His biggest fan. Of course there was a Plo Koon cake, and of course it was eventually served to none other than Dave Filoni. (And Jeremy Bulloch. And Ashley Eckstein.)
Brains. StarWars.com celebrates the release of Death Troopers with Zombie Week. I wish I had the words to tell you how much I’m feeling Zombie Week, but I’m exhausted.
Obession corner. TFN’s Mike Barrick has collected Star Wars references on NBC’s 30 Rock, while GalacticBinder counts down the top 12 Star Wars guitar crossovers.
Charity. The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is selling Obi-Wan medallions to help raise money for seriously injured service members.
Tagged: artoo · cake · charity · dave filoni · food · obi-wan kenobi · pro art · tina fey · zombies
September 3rd, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
HBO’s A Game of Thrones adaption has announced casting for many of the major roles since we last checked in. But the one making the most waves online since Sean Bean is the news that Lena Headey will play Cersai Lannister, the ambitious wife of King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) and a main foil of the series. Headey is plenty familiar to genre fans from her turn as the title character in The Sarah Conner Chronicles and as Queen Gorgo in 300. (Or maybe even 2005′s The Brothers Grimm, as seen at right.) Here’s hoping she can pull it off.
Other familiar faces include Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice ’95) as Catelyn Stark, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam, Virtuality) as Cersei’s brother Jaime Lannister, Iain Glen (Kingdom of Heaven) as Ser Jorah Mormont, and Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors) as Daenerys Targaryen. Check out George R. R. Martin’s blog for more on the younger actors.
- SyFy. Warehouse 13 is setting records for the recently remonikered network; the show’s sixth episode was the most-watched series telecast in the channel’s history. It beat out… Episode five of the same series! Huh. In less hopeful rumors, they’re reportedly considering a cooking show. ‘Imagine greater’ indeed.
- MTV. Their Rocky Horror remake is “on hold,” (phew) but they are looking to reinvent Teen Wolf. Okay…
- Disney/Marvel. Has the New Mouse Order claimed its first victim?
- Supernatural. Creator Eric Kripke hedges around ending the series. Err, story. Err… Buffy lives?
- The Vampire Diaries. The CW is promoting their upcoming vampire drama with blood drives around the country.
- Just for fun. io9 has captured many of 30 Rock’s salutes to the genre.
Tagged: disney · game of thrones (tv) · hbo · incest · marvel · superheroes · supernatural · syfy · tina fey · vampire diaries · warehouse 13
June 4th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
George Lucas is on the Forbes Celebrity 100 again, this year clocking in at #24 – a hefty jump up from his 2008 spot of #46. The list’s only other Star Wars figure is, naturally, Harrison Ford, at #17.
Other geeks and geek icons making the rank include Steven Spielberg (#7,) Will Smith (#11,) Stephenie Meyer (#26,) Stephen King (#68,) Daniel Radcliffe (#70) and Tina Fey (#86.)
In less listy news, George will be honored by The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago next weekend.
Tagged: daniel radcliffe · forbes · george lucas · harrison ford · lists · stephen king · steven spielberg · tina fey
November 7th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
On Thursday’s 30 Rock, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) dressed up as Princess Leia, put on a wacky accent, and claimed to be able to “read thoughts,” all to get out of jury duty.
You can see a brief clip at Gawker, and the full episode at Hulu.
I’m pretty sure it’s a hell of a lot easier than that – when I was called a few years back, they dismissed a guy in his early 20′s for basically wearing his nametag upside down. Or maybe it was the Young Jedi Knights book he was reading. Whatever – I ended up having to put in six days on that jury. Sigh.
Filed: fandom · star wars · tv
Tagged: leia organa · slow news day · tina fey
September 15th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Filed: fandom · star wars · tv
Tagged: cakes · food · japan · leia organa · lists · mark hamill · snl · tina fey · video · yoda
June 12th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
It’s time for Forbes to break out this year’s Celebrity 100 list… And this year, George Lucas comes in at #46. He wasn’t on 2007′s list, but he was #15 in 2006 and #4 in 2005.
Other ranking geek idols include J.K. Rowling (#9,) Steven Spielberg (#13,) Stephen King (#34,) Keira Knightley (#47,) Daniel Radcliffe (#64,) Cate Blanchett (#77) and Tina Fey (#99.)
Filed: fiction · film · people
Tagged: cate blanchett · daniel radcliffe · forbes · george lucas · j k rowling · keira knightley · lists · stephen king · steven spielberg · tina fey
October 22nd, 2007 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Filed: star wars · star wars on tv
Tagged: 501st legion · bantha tracks · hyperspace · insider · live action series · ny jedi · pablo hidalgo · stamps · tina fey · yoda
September 18th, 2007 by Dunc · No Comments
Tina Fey, Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy: Blue Harvest director Dominic Polcino all talk Star Wars.
Filed: people · star wars on tv · tv
Tagged: family guy · interviews · tina fey