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Gate Geek – The Endings and The Beginnings

David Hewlett (Rodney McKay) is fairly convinced that the lack of contact with the show’s producers means there will be no Atlantis movie.  And it makes him sad.

But the newbies to the franchise are enjoying the hype that comes with a new (and still supported) show at the Television Critics Association:

  • The ladies get caught doing Wookiee impressions (two e’s people…geez)
  • David Blue outs himself…as a geek (no surprise to anyone following his Tweets) and Lou Diamond Phillips scores the biggest laugh of the panel in this summary.
  • And the producers try changing tacks from the earliest marketing disaster to saying they’re trying to “broaden” the Stargate appeal.

The fandom minute: Han’s secret shame, Simon Pegg’s fanfic, Artoo in D.C.

So if Lowie is Chewie's nephew... No, that can't be right.Holiday Special week fallout: Han Solo’s little-known furry roots glommed on by internets, many bad jokes (and debate?!?) ensue.

Better a Wookiee than a Selonian, I guess. (We’ll leave them to Corran.)

More adventures in Holiday Special archeology

Holiday Special concept art by Ralph McQuarrie

The StarWars.com crew did some digging and unearthed several Holiday Special props and other detris – even an animatic reel of the cartoon. There’s also a handful of old articles – one on the art directors and concept art, kicking off with Ralph McQuarrie and an interview with Patty Maloney, who played Lumpawarrump, and Stan Winston on Wookiee makeup/costuming. And finally, learn to draw Chewie’s family.

The fandom minute

IMAGE: Chewbacca