The fandom minute: Han and Chewie, Han and Kirk, Fanboys, George exhibit, Vader and Azaria

The buddy system. Han Solo and Chewbacca are on Fandomania’s list of the Top 10 SF/F Friendships. What, were you expecting Anakin and Obi-Wan?

Don’t tell Bill! Guess who Chris Pine looked to for his Kirk? Somebody’s aiming for a noogie from the Shat.

Party like it’s 1999. has photos from the Fanboys DVD release party in L.A.

Go forth and look at stuff. Space Center Houston will debut The Cinema of George Lucas this weekend, featuring “movie artifacts” from Star Wars, Indiana Jones and more. (via)

Seriously, why? It’s not really so much the how as as the why is Darth Vader appears in Night at the Museum 2

And finally… It’s a singing robot Vader extruder thing. Okay! (via)

4 Replies to “The fandom minute: Han and Chewie, Han and Kirk, Fanboys, George exhibit, Vader and Azaria”

  1. The “why” is simple. The Darth Vader/Oscar cameos are the only things that made me want to see the film. Both characters are deeply embedded into our shared cultural experiences from childhood. So even when they’re completely out of context (sometimes more so then) they make us smile. And the movies essentially a comedy, right? So they’re going for all the smiles they can get.

    Vader was part of a Smithsonian exhibit at one point…. I don’t know about Oscar, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

  2. my guess is that Oscar would be part of a Sesame Street set of relics in the Museum of American History, which is part of the smithsonian. these fictional characters are a part of our american experience and mythology, as are Dorothy’s ruby slippers.

  3. I’m totally watching that movie for Vader and Oscar alone, so. Maybe that’s why? XD

    Well, I’m not sure, over the larger range of the SW Saga, that Anakin and Obi-Wan quite qualify as a friendship. That whole impromptu Padawan barbeque on Mustafar may have hurt their chances…

  4. Yes NMAH does have an Oscar in it’s collection.
    It also has C3PO & R2D2 – but Vader was only a temp visitor over at NASM for the Magic of Myth Exhibit (10/97 to 1/99).

    Being a former volunteer for a bunch of SI museums I’m not going to be able to see this in the theater – I’m already shouting at the trailer “That’s not right! There’s no sign there!” etc.

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