Cue the music… and the giggles.

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.

Spoil Show

I’ve been going back and forth on posting this link for the last day or so. It’s all over the blogosphere, and with the glut of photos lately I’m not sure if all of these are exactly kosher. But it’s a fabulous Cliff-Notes version of pretty much every spoiler I’ve seen, so link it I shall: Everything you want to know about Revenge of the Sith but were too lazy to ask. Bear in mind this is mostly guesswork: I spotted a few places where I think they may be off. But it’s mostly eye-rolling Anakin/Padme stuff, so take it as you will.

“Labyrinth of Evil” interview

Del Rey has an interesting interview with “Labyrinth of Evil” author James Luceno.

I don’t agree with a lot of what he has to say in the interview about Anakin and Obi-Wan’s relationship. In fact, it seems incongruent with what he wrote in his book. Regardless, LoE is a good read. I’d even go so far as to say I wouldn’t want to go into ROTS without having read both LoE and the utterly brilliant “Dark Rendezvous.”