Artist Lawrence Noble is profiled. I want that ESB fan club poster!
New stuff from Hasbro, including a really cool Sith Starfighter I can’t recall ever seeing before.
Our first look at the bonus DVD menu for Empire Strikes Back. I really like that they’re choosing the less-common posters. If only they’d done it with the covers… Of course, it’s naturally paired with yesterday’s look back at 1980.
Trailer for 5-25-77. That’s an upcoming movie I haven’t heard of for a long time…
British Phantom Menace spoof. I believe this is from French and Saunders – that’s Jennifer Saunders as Qui-Gon, anyway. Some of the funny must have gotten lost in the trip over the Atlantic, but screenshots of the Queen Amidala scene have been amusing me for years so I had to link it. Sorry. This action figure parody of game show The Crystal Maze may amuse more.
This week’s highlight: Pablo Hidalgo’s On the Internet, Everything is a Big Deal. You’re on the internet, right? Read it.
Abel G. Peña looks back at “The Emperor’s Pawns,” a piece he did several years ago that defined and (in some cases) retconned the position of the Emperor’s Hands as we know it today.
Matril on why she loves Star Wars.
Anakinside1 looks inside the belly of the beast.
Oboe-Wan finds a telling moment in Empire Strikes Back.
Popwatch points to another list of movie endings that includes The Empire Strikes Back. This time it’s #6!
The Empire Strikes Back is #16 on FilmCritic.com’s list of the top 50 movie endings of all time.
David Louis Edelman on The Day The Empire Strikes Back Changed Everything.
The Infinite Force has some thoughts on the release of the unaltered original trilogy. So does Jkthunder. And Dan Wallace.
Darth Rex0 considers the Dark Side
Lord_Noctifer ponders The Tragical History and Romantic Redemption of Anakin Skywalker.
Averii compiles a list of Moments when I love the EU: Old Republic and Prequel edition. In a similiar vein, how about a collection of the slash-leaning bits from Matthew Stover’s Revenge of the Sith novelization?
Meanwhile, on the VIP end of things…
Don Bies on how R2-D2: Beneath the Dome came to be.
Pete Vilmur lets us know that if you’re in prison, you can’t get a Fan Club kit. That kind of sucks. But considering I finally got my Insider today, there’s always a chance that by the time the kit comes around, the next guy will have served his sentence.
There’s a Star Wars Friending Frenzy going on at Livejournal. Go, meet, friend!
The Dark Moose dispenses wisdom on fandom and the sterotypes within it.
Fernwithy ponders George’s comments on the end of the blockbuster.
Rynne has some thoughts on the Expanded Universe.
The Infinite Force considers Wikis. I’m not sure I agree, but then I’m secretly an idealist. (Don’t tell!)