Star Wars isn’t the only sci-fi classic celebrating a milestone this year – Mythbuster Adam Savage’s appreciation of Blade Runner‘s special effects in Popular Mechanics. The film is getting another DVD rerelease in September (That’s three more times than any Star Wars film so far, fanboys) and the latest version will be in theaters this fall. (via SF Signal)
When I was in college, I had an Imagemaking class where we had to create a new opening sequence for an existing movie. Inexplicably, I chose Blade Runner, which I’d never seen all the way through beforehand. Although my final project wasn’t any good (it was my first time doing anything with motion graphics – I really should have known better,) I did sit down and watch the movie several times in a matter of weeks. We know very well wasn’t the first to deal in a used future setting, but it certainly perfected it. Really, I ought to pick up that DVD…
Wired collects their Star Wars backlog in one place. Interviews! Fandom! Maps! Videos! Games! Humor! Metal Bikinis!
To commemorate the 30th anniversary, he Insider will have three, including a special edition only available at Celebration, and Empire magazine is going all out with a whopping thirty, revealing one a day on their website. Pity the poor collectors!
Haven’t made it to the bookstore yet? Peek inside Making of Star Wars with a new feature on the Random House website.
Star Wars events all over this May, with author appearances by Timothy Zahn, Matthew Stover, J.W. Rinzler, Michael Stackpole, Helen Keier and more!
Ten years ago today, Greedo shot first for the first time – that is, on January 31st 1997, the A New Hope Special Edition was released, ushering us into the a new era of Star Wars fandom. A kinda scary era where it seemed everyone on the internet was obsessed with Han’s blaster and prequel spoilers and the ethics of CGIing twenty-year-old films.
Seriously though, for some of us the ANH SE was the first chance to wait in line and see (at least so we’d remember) Star Wars on the big screen. I can’t recall ever waiting in line for a movie before this – my friends and I rushed to the theater right after school to be first in line for the 6pm show, playing Egyptian Ratscrew for hours.
What’s your ANH SE story?
The premiere Star Wars art community on Livejournal, Darth Artsy, is having an A New Hope fan art contest.