When Star Wars Ruled The World airs on VH1 tonight. Don’t fret too much if you miss it – they always rerun these things like mad.
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly (subscribers get it today) also contains a bunch of SW stuff – feature articles about George and Mark Hamill, a very positive DVD review, and a quiz.
Fantasy is the new chick lit? Interesting article on the rise – and fall – of ‘trend’ genres.
Speaking of trends, the Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell hype continues… Even my mother’s ordered it.
Empire Magazine’s website is having a fun week of interviews and competition to celebrate the release of the classic trilogy set on DVD.
The quizzes, although easy for the hard core fan, are actually a nice twist on the whole Star Wars contest.
The third author of the post-NJO series will be Karen Traviss. She joins Aaron Allston and Troy Denning, whose involvement was announced at Comic Con. Some other bits of info: Allston will launch the series with a hardcover in June 2006, and Denning will end it with another hardcover in
He’s in Japan! Pretty neat publicity idea. Who doesn’t love a Wookiee?
Also, AP has an interview with George Lucas.
The new Chalion book is finished. Working title is The Haunted Hunt, and while it’s set in the Chalion universe it’s not in Chalion itself.
An interesting interview with a bunch of women sf writers, including Ms. Bujold.
Obi-Wan fanfic is among the subjects discussed.
Finally! All of those folks who have been avoiding the online portion of their Hyperspace membership have some things to watch:
Very funny commercial for Star Wars Battlefront
Original Trilogy Commericals
Preview of Birth of a Lightsaber
Don’t say they never gave you anything!
But it’s nice when it happens… Clone Wars won an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program.
You MUST check this out: Star Wars Origins. The amount of work and research put into this site is simply amazing. There’s nothing really groundbreaking, but it’s a far more complete look at the origins of the saga than any other article or site I’ve ever seen – including the Magic of Myth book.
In depth looks at many of the things that influenced (or may have influenced) Lucas: Campbell, Flash Gordon, Kurosawa, 2001, Ben Hur, Lord of the Rings… And more. Brilliant, wonderful site. Why have I never heard of it before???