Yesterday, George Lucas spoke up for educational broadband at a Congressional hearing in his guise as chairman of the George Lucas Educational Foundation:
“Telecommunications provides the new learning platform of this century and is replacing the textbook as the medium through which a modern education is provided,” he said. “The world’s knowledge is now available online, far beyond what books and materials can provide in schools and libraries themselves.”
- Red Tails: Rick McCallum tells the AP that they hope to start shooting George’s Tuskegee Airmen flick by early 2009. Lucas is not directing it, but since he’s only been talking about producing I can’t say that’s a surprise.
- Industrial design: The San Francisco Chronicle looks into the urban legend that Port of Oakland container cranes inspired the design of ESB’s AT-AT walkers.
- ILM: The New York Daily News has reported that ILM may be heading to Broadway on effects duty for a musical starring Whoopi Goldberg. Wait, what?
Okay, okay. I know. We’re not that kind of fanblog. Gotta give props to any geek with the guts to proudly display their fannish cred on their car. And we can be sure of one thing: the Prius gets way better gas mileage than any of Road Squadron, so Willie Yee can laugh into his communicator all the way to the bank. (via)
Everyone’s favorite plastic block toys are now fifty years old. Neatorama celebrates with ten neat LEGO facts and links. I’m going to do much less work and show you another great Steam Wars entry, RocketSeason’s Steam-Powered Speedy bicycle:
And people say licensing killed LEGO creativity…
Be sure to check out the front page of Google, too!
I would have pegged Vader more as a Harley man, myself. Something with a bit more torque, you know?