Peter Diamond (1929-2004) was the stunt coordinator for the original Star Wars trilogy, but he was much more than a well-established master at the art of stunt performing. He was also an actor, fencer, and filmmaker. Being a man of many talents, it’s no surprise to learn that he performed many of the minor roles […]
This website has been around since 1996 and was one of the first Star Wars sites on the internet. While I have not updated in with news in a long time, I enjoy keeping track of the “Cut Scenes” imagery that pops up online from time to time.
Last year, Sequart published a pair of anthology books discussing Star Wars, starting with A Long Time Ago… Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe and followed by A Galaxy Far, Far Away… Exploring Star Wars Comics. To round out the trilogy, as is often the case with many things Star Wars, Sequart released its third in the series, A More Civilized Age… Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe!
I was very saddened to read that a very old friend of the site, Tony Dyson, had passed away. Tony was the robot engineer who created the many R2-D2 units for The Empire Strikes Back. He also worked on other films like Moonraker, Superman II, and Dragonslayer. It may be hard to believe now, but […]
As some of you know, this site was launched in 1996. That means it’s been alive for 20 years; a pretty big accomplishment. In that time, I’ve written in my bloggy, informal style here on the site, with the occasional magazine article or sidebar here or there. It gives me great pleasure to announce today […]
Star Wars Musical is a fan film that spoofs Star Wars as a Disney Musical, colliding two of the galaxy’s biggest fandoms. Having completed the first episode which recently won the Best Short Film award at Stan Lee’s Comikaze GeekFest Film Festival, the team behind this mashup is crowdfunding their next episode and are excited […]
As we get closer to the release of The Force Awakens, the marketing machine will steadily increase its output and you’ll see more and more Star Wars branded everything no matter where you go. Marketing has always been integral since the saga’s inception. No one really knew if the first film would be successful in […]
Picture the scene – it’s 2016, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a smash hit at the box office, and the film’s characters past and present have a bit of cash burning holes in their space pockets. Naturally, they’ve come to Earth with one thing in mind – to source some new cars to take back to their galaxy and show off to […]
ThinkGeek sent us a couple of fun EXCLUSIVE items from Star Wars: The Force Awakens that you can buy now at ThinkGeek.com featuring the lovable new droid BB-8!!! This little guy is sure to delight fans come December, so if I may… let’s ‘get the ball rolling’ and take a closer look at the cool new stuff!
Before you read this, understand one thing. THERE MAY BE SERIOUS SPOILERS in this piece. POSSIBLE, but SERIOUS SPOILERS. I will be openly referring to things that might actually happen in the film. Run away now if you don’t want to know what MIGHT happen in The Force Awakens based on internet rumors and such. […]
Originally published February 8, 1998 Steve Perry, author of Shadows of the Empire, was the first author to pen a Star Wars novel taking place between two original trilogy films: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Most of the books that have come out since Tim Zahn’s Heir to the Empire […]
It’s time for another round of ThinkGeek product reviews! Every once in a while, the good folks at ThinkGeek send over a package of Star Wars branded items for review. I’m always happy to oblige, of course. Everything they’ve sent so far has been quite fun and this batch is certainly no exception, so let’s […]