I heart prequels: What makes the prequels so great? International House of Geek picks their top ten great things from the , from the Jedi Order to the score to battle scenes to Ewan McGregor. Not quite sharing the love (though sharing a few favorites), one of Tor’s bloggers picks Star Wars prequels five great things from the prequels, and five classic trilogy fizzles. Over at Big Shiny Robot, Bryan makes the case that Episodes I-III are more liked than is generally thought.
The soft side of the Force: Check out these plush and these Star Wars characters crochet granny square TIE Fighters.
This Artoo unit has a sweet motivator: Two times the R2-D2! Check out this remote controlled LEGO Artoo and place an order for a custom knitted R2-D2 sweater.
The planet that it’s farthest from: A war photojournalist visits some of the , and comes across the Mos Espa set, Owens farm, Jawa rock and more. Star Wars filming sites in Tunisia this summer
Making the lists: General Grievous pops up in io9’s list of computer generated characters that actually look cool, Darth Vader is on Total Film’s list of horrible movie bosses (Hey, if your boss chokes you on the job and you die, there’s no workman’s comp claim!). And of course, Jabba the Hutt makes Andrew Liptak’s list of sci-fi gangsters not to mess with.
Who’s scruffy looking? Ewan McGregor’s facial hair in Revenge of the Sith (along with the beards of Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson and Ian McKellan) gets rated on The Men of . Whisker Wars Rate Famous Screen Facial Hair
Speaking of beards, Sunday is the Star Wars Day at the San Francisco Giants ballgame, where the cool giveaway is a three-sided statue of Brian “Fear the Beard” Wilson in carbonite, a more traditional Han Solo in carbonite and a Giants / Star Wars logo.
exhibit opened at the Bear and Bird Gallery in Florida this weekend, and for those of us who can only expierance it via the internet there’s a hefty Flickr gallery and even a store.
If you can, head down to Lauderhill, Florida to see it before it closes on August 29th!
This second set of
Etsy finds this week highlights things you wear and carry. Corsets, hats, buttons… Anything you can imagine, someone has no doubt made it. (No jewelery, but everything I saw this time I’ve already blogged about.)
(Custom order) by Darth Vader Corset Top TheVintageDoctor, $130.
(Crochet pattern) by Leia Earmuffs Beanie Talli’s Designs, $5. Or buy one already made in lilac/cream or red, $25.
by Star Wars patchwork scarf Sweetharsh, $45.
by Luke Skywalker pouch Dang Argyle, $17. Also, Luke, Leia & Han, $12. (I actually bought a similar item from Dang Argyle at a local craft show about a year ago, and I can vouch that their goods are very sturdy and well-made.)
by Han Shot First button The Pink Samurai, $1.50.
Come back Wednesday for the final installment!
Back in December, Joss Whedon was
interviewed by Kim Werker of Crochet Me. They discussed his thoughts on what he describes as the ‘desperate rivalry between knitters and crocheters’, why crafters should watch Firefly, his secret past as a crocheter and knitter, and of course the ever popular Jayne Hat.
How did Kim score the interview? By getting the entire geekcraft community to
shout for his attention, of course.
Dolls have been quite the hot ticket lately – so check out these crochet dolls by Rin at PaperHeroes.net. And of course, several are available on Etsy!