The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge claimed two more Star Wars VII cast members over the weekend. Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill stepped up for the challenge to donate to help researchers find a cure for ALS. Which did it better? (more…)
Let’s get one thing absolutely clear:
Far as I’m concerned, ANY information regarding new Star Wars films that did not originate with a source directly connected to Disney or Lucasfilm will be treated as rumor until confirmed. That doesn’t mean leaked bits of news that pop up here and there are not necessarily accurate–only that info which cannot be traced to a reliable source should not be treated as fact.
Darth Vader wanted to bring order to the galaxy, but I guess he’ll settle for bringing order to the Ukraine instead. In the midst of the ultra-serious and unstable political situation in the Ukraine, comes a bit of political theater as the Dark Lord of the Sith has thrown his hat in the ring to run the struggling Eastern European republic. Of course, Vader’s track records with running republics is spotty at best, but believe it or not, Vader has been a fixture in Ukrainian politics for the last couple of years, and this run for the nation’s highest office is just another entry in the character’s political saga. (more…)
There’s some big Star Wars news coming out of the Brand Licensing Show 2013 taking place in the Olympia exposition center in London. The devil is always in the details and this time around the devil of a news bomb is everyone’s favorite Sith Lord, Darth Vader. (more…)
There’s some big news for Disney XD‘s Star Wars Rebels out of NYCC 2013 today. Executive Producer Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) brought some interesting news to the NYCC Star Wars Rebels panel, setting the time period, the main villain, and overall plot of the series. (more…)
The gentleman above in the garb of everyone’s favorite cyborg Sith Lord is Jonathan Rice, and frankly, we find his lack of common sense disturbing….
(Be warned–this report is strong with the schtick)
Mr. Rice apparently enjoys an activity known as “heat running”–and it’s exactly what it sounds like. I like to believe heat running was invented by the cosmos itself as a means of counterbalancing those “polar bear” wackos who cut holes in frozen lakes in the dead of winter and see how long they can swim before they die of hypothermia.
This year, Rice ran a full mile in six minutes, 36 seconds through Death Freakin’ Valley while wearing that costume. The temperature topped out at a clinically insane 129 degrees Fahrenheit.
Not that the Dark Lord of Heatstroke is unaware of the dangers of his hobby–as he himself said.
This is a ludicrously dangerous endeavor. I don’t support you doing it. I don’t even really support me doing it.
Maybe not, but this is the internet–and we will NEVER cease supporting crazy people doing stupidly dangerous things.
Watch Jonathan Rice give himself to the Dark Side of Fitness in the video clip below.
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Above: Oh no! Oliver Akuin has drawn Jurassic Park‘s Lex and Tim getting attacked by a T-rex, I guess we’ll allow it. If you’ve already seen the movie, and who hasn’t by now, you know that this failed snack attempt is the least of their worries. [XombieDIRGE]
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Above: In anticipation of the return of Game of Thrones, which by the way is this Sunday, HBO is offering you the chance to design your own House Sigil and “join the realm.” It’s really just a neat editor where you can plug in your name, pick an icon, add a motto, and boom, House Sigil. I made a quick one for the honorable House Lebowski as you can see above. A pretty good time waster for Monday morning, if I do say so myself.
A lot of people are focused on who’s going to be in front of the camera on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but what about who’s behind it.
Well one interesting name that’s come up is Brian Muir, and if you don’t know the name you’ve definitely seen his work. Muir is a sculptor who’s been used in several sci-fi and fantasy movies to create props and costumes. Amongst his credits are Darth Vader’s mask and chest plate in the original Star Wars, the Ark of the Covenant in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Space Jockey from Alien. He’s also worked on the Harry Potter films, The Dark Crystal, The Princess Bride and most recently, Snow White and the Huntsman. So this guy knows his $#!%.
Well, Bleeding Cool has learned that Muir has just been signed up to work on the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy. Muir was recently working on Thor: The Dark World, and was apparently asked to stick around for Guardians. Considering Muir’s background, Bleeding Cool tried to find out if Muir was working on Star Lord’s mask, but they were “given the run around.” But what they did learn, however was that “there’s something of a Star Wars vibe to the plans for Guardians.”
Well at least they went to the source to accomplish it.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie
We’re gonna keep our views on the numerous 9/11 conspiracy theories to ourselves….But you gotta admit, when those same theories are applied to the destruction of the first Death Star, as Graham Putnam does in Luke’s Change: An Inside Job (a parody of the 9/11 conspiracy documentary: Loose Change), and when the event is looked at from the perspective of an Imperial citizen (who apparently has access to a LOT of classified information), the whole thing DOES start to look kinda sketchy: A one-man fighter takes out a space station the size of a moon with a single shot, and the pilot just happens to be the son of that station’s commander, who just happens to be the only survivor of the station’s destruction?
It’s food for some very nerdy thought, but I have to admit, I was disappointed by several glaring mistakes you’d think anyone who’s a big enough SW fan to make a vid like this would avoid: Alderaan is mispronounced repeatedly, as is Corellian…Leia didn’t add Solo to her last name until she married Han (an EU storyline), Anakin built Threepio, but not Artoo….and, most annoying of all: the thermal exhaust port on the first Death Star was two METERS wide, not two feet.
I will grant that it’s possible these mistakes were made purposely for nerds like us to nitpick (just as I’m sure the average 9/11 conspiracy theory has more than a few factual errors), but I’ve personally never liked the “I’m Gonna Sound Like An Idiot To Make YOU Look Like A Bigger Idiot” school of comedy.
Anyway, here’s the vid: Watch it, and draw your own conclusions.