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.
Honors. Natalie Portman took home a Best Actress Golden Globe last night for Black Swan. We’ll chock up her joyful but rambly acceptance speech to pregnancy hormones.
Goals. Carrie Fisher is Jenny Craig’s newest celebrity spokesperson. “I would like to have the option of getting back into the metal bikini. I won’t be doing that, but I’d like the option,” she told UsMagazine.com.
Sports. I don’t get this in the least and it’s no doubt irrevelant at this point, but the deep thinkers at the New York Post pulled out a last week. I hear the Jets won, if that means anything. Return of the Jedi spoof/thing
In the world… Hollywood cameras keep rolling in Tunisia (Tatooine) through political turmoil.
There’s nothing not awesome about this combination of
a dinosaur in Tunisia from Ken Worker. Be sure to check out the rest of his pics from Tataouine, Tunisia.
The noted collector found and photographed
several , including the cliffs in the scene above. He even nabbed Star Wars shooting locations in Tunisia a sunset shot. ( via)
TFN has rounded up
all the hints and hopes in hopes of giving us some clues about filming locations for the live-action series. It’s starting to look like The Phantom Menace runup all over again… But at least we have better software this time around.