Entertainment Weekly‘s next issue features six (SIX!) Star Wars covers. If last week’s Desperate Housewives multi-cover is any indication, I will certainly be receiving
Susan the lamest one in my mailbox tomorrow. While the coolest one is certainly Han, I’m not really sure which of the others to expect. Could they all be good?
Perhaps it’s not the covers that will produce the lameness – do I detect a cover blurb for the Pop Culture Quiz, my absolute least favorite EW feature?
I’ll keep you posted.
A nice list of the top 10 things authors shouldn’t do at cons. Alas, there’s nothing mentioning tip jars… (Don’t do it.)
Jimmy Smits is running for President. On TV, anyway. He’s one of three contenders for the Democratic nomination on The West Wing.
But he hasn’t forgotten Star Wars:
“The ‘Star Wars’ politics has a lot more gravitas to it,” Smits explains. “It’s got that kind of lore and tradition, the decorum. I think it’s much more akin to what our Founding Fathers had with the wigs and stuff, in its own futuristic kind of way.”
On “West Wing,” there’s little pageantry to politics. “It’s much more quick, we [make] the audience keep up with us,” he says.
I guess the whole ‘long time ago’ thing does factor into it…
I don’t know how I missed this last night, but starwars.com has posted a first look at Zahn’s next Star Wars novel. It’s the hardcover release for October.
With the foiling of a murderous plot, C’baoth gained the influence he needed to get Outbound Flight underway. In truth, this turn of fortune was carefully engineered by Darth Sidious, the shadowy Sith Lord who wants Outbound Flight to begin, and ultimately, to fail.
The mission is doomed from the start, for lurking within Unknown Space is the Chiss Ascendancy, and the brilliant alien mastermind who will someday become Grand Admiral Thrawn. Not even the presence of Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker, aboard the gargantuan vessel can avert disaster.
Revenge of the Sith soundtrack with bonus Palpatine! Well, and a DVD. But mostly Ian McDiarmid. Oddly enough, does not come out on April 2nd with the rest of the prequel stuff…
We also get a look at some new toys. The highlight? An Obi-Wan lightsaber that, um, vibrates:
Obi-Wan Kenobi Electronic Lightsaber — Turn it on and it vibrates with the power of the mystic energy field that surrounds all living things.
Mystical power of the Force. Sure.
Big news… Hyperspace chat with Mary Franklin, who, in addition to being Celebration Bigwig and editor of Bantha Tracks, is also getting her due as the best bartender ever at fan sites such as RebelScum and TFN.
Perhaps The Hair will share a few recipes from the coveted bartending guide so we can attend the event in proper CJ style…
Jonesing for the trailer? Missed The O.C.? Don’t have Hyperspace or AOL? Too moral and upstanding to download an illegal copy? Well, just for you, TFN has a Frame by Frame ROTS Trailer Description!
There’s some new information regarding a cameo by a Classic Trilogy character… Namely, the official site has updated their cast list, and someone (not us) noticed. For more, check out ComingSoon’s latest Star Wars Roundup.
If you caught the trailer tonight, you may have seen a commercial for Sunday’s 60 Minutes… they’re doing a feature on George Lucas and Revenge of the Sith.
Not to be outdone, the folks at starwars.com have given us a first look at the poster for Episode III.