You could use a good kiss!

Ship_manifesto, a fannish Livejournal community dedicated to character pairings, has an essay up on Han & Leia. It features an explanation of the ‘ship (like we wouldn’t know! ;) and fan fiction recomendations. As far as I can tell this is the only Star Wars pairing currently featured, although Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, Han/Luke, and Face Loran/Tom Phanan (!!) are in the queue.

Droid Wrangler

The official site has a multi-page profile of Don Bies, Lucasfilm’s go-to guy for keeping droids in check. Some interesting insight on the unique issues of working with Artoo and Threepio. Spoilers are fairly minor – just don’t look too closely at the pictures.

In other Ep3 news, some collector cards have gone up on eBay, with new images and some spoilery information. Check out the auctions here and here. See them at IESB. Watch for MAJOR SPOILERS.

The Dark Side’s Middle Management

Some hilarious musings on the Sith power structure from Venusburg.

It must have been terribly frustrating for poor Count Dooku, getting older and older in his position in middle management as young Sith turks are fast-tracked into being deputy Sith lord. I mean, the guy is ancient. All the other young Sith must have wondered why, after his long years of service, he was still stuck on the fourth floor, corner office or no. Rumours of some scandal, perhaps involving Darth Sidious’ wife. Or could he just not handle the pressure?

Wars with your Coffee?

Remember when you were younger and actually read the paper every day? It was probably only because you wanted to read the daily Star Wars comic strip.

The Official Site will be running daily comic strips for Hyperspace members every weekday, starting October 4th. Along with reruns of the classic daily comic strip, we’ll also get two new stories. One of those is written by Paul Ens, TOS webmaster and all-around good guy.

Now…if only they could link from there to Ripley’s Believe It, Or Not!

Star Wars Books and Magazines

Alas. Not one, single offering on the book front, this week. However, the deluge of magazines continues!

People Magazine – October 4, 2004 – If you can get past the fact that Britney is on the cover (WHY do we still care?), there’s a lovely, albeit short, interview with one Peter Mayhew.

SFX Magazine – October, 2004 – Did they hear my whining, last week? The ANH covers are out. Look for the Dark Side and Light Side versions. There is coverage of the Ep3 title reveal in the front news section. A great picture of Steve Sansweet with Hayden Christensen and Rick McCallum. Then right after the Classic Trilogy article, on page 56, there is a rumors and speculations on Ep3 article. The Classic Trilogy coverage looks great, though. It includes interviews with Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels.

Total Film – September, 2004 – The series of articles on the making of the Classic Trilogy concludes with coverage of Return of the Jedi. There’s a rather large picture of Carrie Fisher and her stunt double sunning in the Slave Leia costume. (Guys…run and get your copies now!) And there are a couple of other pictures I don’t think I’ve seen before.

Go forth. Shop.