Yeah, another article on on the fans lining up at Grauman’s… But I had to blog this segment:
Sarah Sprague, 31, was growing testy as she tried to say the same thing to a sports reporter calling from Detroit.
“Yeah, I know it’s just a movie,” she said. “You’ve been reporting on sports, and you ask me whether I have a life?”
Then she asked the reporter if he wasn’t wasting his life covering 40 Tiger baseball games this year, referring to the team as “that losing cause.”
Detroit’s most famous sports reporter is Mitch Albom of the Free Press, known for saccharine writing and, more on the point, an article from 1999 about how Star Wars geeks need to get a life. Because everyone knows sports fans are always sane and dignified.
Remember the folks waiting for Revenge of the Sith at Grauman’s Chinese Theater? They’re in the wrong line.
“The telling thing is — for me, at least — if the film is not playing at the Chinese … I have zero desire to see it at all,” a fan who calls himself Obi Geewhyen posted on the message board at Liningup.net. “I’m in it for the lineup only and don’t give a darn about the conclusion of this lackluster, so-called ‘Star Wars’ series.”
The story has been pretty widespread: Boing Boing, Metafilter, and Slashdot all blogged it and it’s pretty much spread all over by now. Nothing like laughing at a bunch of crazy geeks to bring the internet together.
UPDATE 4/7: The story’s made it to mainstream media, and Defamer is on the case.
Yes, really: it’s his first convention appearance since 1987. Get advance tickets through Friday.
MSN names the Best & Worst Sci-fi on Television.
I’m a little annoyed that the tragically canceled Firefly is nowhere to been seen. At least Battlestar Galactica 2.0 makes the intro.
Better and shinier than before, the
next installment of Troops the fan-made mockumentary called “IMPS – The Relentless”, is set to release May 1st. Download and watch the teaser trailer here.
You can watch three new TV spots for Revenge of the Sith: Tragedy, Dark Side Unleashed and a shortened version of the teaser on starwars.com.
And don’t forget… pretty much all the merchandise is coming out today. Spoilerphobes, now is the time to barricade the doors on the cave. See you in May.
Starwars.com posted a pretty hefty look at ROTS literature last night – interviews with authors Matt Stover (novelization) and J.W. Rinzler (Making of/Art of) as well as excerpts from all three books.
Last night’s Lost was entirely kickass. And not just because it was the first after a hiatus.
Good news for us fans: the season finale will be two hours long! It’s going up against the finale of American Idol, but what self-respecting geek watches that over hyped karaoke contest? (And if you do, don’t tell me.)
Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars memoirs aren’t an IMDB pipe dream after all – Entertainment Weekly reveals that the source is an interview Fisher did with the UK’s Sunday Telegraph. You can read the entire interview (registration required) or just stick with the EW version for the pertinent Star Wars info.
Trooper TK-7602, a Rebel Legion member on Livejournal, has the scoop on what exactly was going on in Times Square yesterday. And the Legion themselves have a photo gallery of the event.