Better a Wookiee than a Selonian, I guess. (We’ll leave them to Corran.)
- Fanfic: Simon Pegg wrote some. No, for real.
- Appearances: Guess who showed up at the re-opening of the National Museum of American History? Artoo! We never would have guessed he was so patriotic. (Thanks, Stooge!)
- Lists: Topless Robot is on a roll with Five reasons Padme is a complete idiot. (Dude, I keep sayin’…) and the ten biggest robot bastards.
- Gaming: The problems inherent in Lego Star Wars.
- Travel: InformationWeek’s top vacation spots for geeks features several locations of interest to Star Wars fans, while the S.F. Travel Examiner stays close to home with One Letterman Drive.
- Art: Or, cheapest of all – io9 featured some of Big Rock Ranch’s art today. But come on, guys… Isn’t all Star Wars art inherently cheesy?
- Exhibits: Where Science Meets Imagination’s Minnesota stay has been extended through August 27th. Best go soon if you haven’t already – who know when (or if) it’ll pop up again.
- Box office: The Dark Knight continues it’s climb towards Star Wars domestic record, netting $400.04 million domestically last weekend.
- Gaming: Lego Star Wars has sold 15 million units; Soulcaliber IV is shipping two million.
Millions of gamers suddenly cried out in horror upon discovering that the Star Wars game for Wii is just the Lego Star Wars re-release. Poor, poor gamers.
Alderaan shot first
- Hollywood Chewbacca in the news again. Assaulting Marilyn Monroe? For shame!
- Darth Vader gets (Dis)Honorable Mention on a Five Fictional Geekdads list.
- Seven coolest geeks on television. I think Bonnie’s interviewed at least half of them on starwars.com, so it counts.
- Times Online catches up with some fans heading to Celebration Europe.
- 1100 great movie robots
- Oh, and George is still hanging around Yale.
Spike TV has annouced their 2006 Video Game Award winners, and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy has taken the top honor for a game based on a movie or TV show. The awards, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will be broadcast tonight at 10pm EST/PST.
Our cup runneth over today…
If you’re a paid-up Hyperspace member you can become President of the Star Wars Fan Club by being really, really annoying. I annoy through blogging. Should I just link to all Hyperspace articles from now on? The username’s D-A-R-K S-P-O-R-K.
Of use to those with artistic talent are portfolio review tips from Lucas Licensing Art Director Troy Alders.
For the collectors, a preview of new stuff from Hasbro.
And gamers are no doubt having fits over the official announcment of LEGO Star Wars II. I just want old-fashioned non-digital solid LEGOs. Is that so wrong?