Cartoon Network has been hyping the return of Darth Maul like crazy. He finally appeared in last week’s episode, and wha d’ya know, he’s crazy! Yup, while in isolation for years after somehow surviving his bisection at the end of Episode I, Maul has gone absolutely bonkers. When he was found by his brother, Savage Opress, the Sith was but a shell of his former self. And arachnid, for some reason, as he was sporting a spider-like lower half. Needless to say, it wasn’t what fans had imagined for the mighty Maul’s return.
Well, if you’re looking to see a Darth Maul returned to his former glory then you must tune in this week for the season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s all been leading to this, Darth Maul versus Obi-Wan, ROUND 2!
Have you got chills? I sure do, this fight looks intense! And this is the Maul I was expecting, less deranged spider and more rage-filled ass-kicker. Who you got in this showdown? Maul or Obi-Wan? EW is actually holding a poll right now if you want to vote. But please, sound off in the comments with your pick.
Me? I really, really, really want to root for Maul because the guy’s got everything stacked against him. He’s supposed to be dead, he’s got no legs and he’s mad as hell, in more ways than one. But, I’m a lifelong Kenobi fangirl, and I’ve got to give it the Jedi. Besides, we know Obi-Wan will be in the later flicks, meaning if somebody’s gonna die here, it’s Maul. Again.
Maybe this time he’ll only lose his arms. Then he can come back again and tell us all how it’s only a flesh wound.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs this Friday at 8pm on Cartoon Network. And stay tuned, Nerd Bastards will be featuring an interview with the voice of Darth Maul, Sam Witwer very soon!
Everyone that this NerdBastard has ever talked to about the subject agrees that Darth Maul was a candle that burned out too quickly in the Star Wars Universe. Darth Maul’s one movie appearance never really satisfied fans Hunger to know more. Much like Bucky of Captain America, this NerdBastard never thought that anyone could pull off bringing this character back from the dead either . . . until now.
In this week’s episode entitled “Brothers” of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” the dark warrior Savage Opress is on a quest to find his long-lost brother. Could Darth Maul truly be alive, after more than a decade since his gruesome bisection at the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi? Savage voyages into the depths of a twisted planet to find whatever became of the fallen Sith Lord.
“Brothers” airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, March 9th on Cartoon Network.
Today Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace returns to theatres in its brand new, 3D release. Episode I is the first of the Star Wars film saga to be re-released in 3D, with the following episodes to be released one per year. This is to the frustration of most Star Wars fans, myself included, who must wait until 2015 to get to the really good movies.
But I’m over such frustrations. I’m over being an angry nerd who gets waaaaay too pissed off about the guy who made the damn movies constantly changing them. The stress can’t be good for me. I need to learn to accept things and not let it get in the way of my love for the Wars.
That’s why when I sat in the theatre last night at midnight, with a substantial crowd for the movie considered to be the worst of all Star Wars movies, I made the commitment to look for the good in The Phantom Menace.
Here are five things about Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace that are, actually, pretty cool.
But…huh? Ok, let’s rewind a bit. At Celebration V, a well known Star Wars Convention, Jon Stewart was given the opportunity to interview George Lucas and the topic of Obi-Wan’s home planet came into question. The Almighty George Lucas, laughed at the question and jokingly said that Obi-Wan “Stewjon”, a mash of Stewart’s first and last name. Yet this statement made in jest, became reality and as you can see below on Obi-Wan’s Clone Wars trading card, he is from “Stewjon”.
While some Star Wars purists, may get their panties in a bunch and say that George Lucas is once again practicing his creative freedom on the canon by making him from this made up planet instead of the well-known Coruscant. Let’s take a step back and remember who the heck we are talking about. George Lucas has many a time added to the canon as he goes along, and in certain cases ( Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) retraced his steps and tweaked things so that made some sort of sense. Of course, the lesson learned at the end of the day when it comes to this new trivia added to the Star Wars Universe is that if you make a good impresssion on George Lucas, you could have a Jedi’s Homeworld named after you.
German LEGO builder David Wagner created this awesomely impressive LEGO sculpture capturing a classic scene from Star Wars Episode IV. David built the Death Star Docking scene that shows the Millennium Falcon parked on Docking Bay 327. He even included the fight between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader in the corridor.
The detailed LEGO sculpture measures 90cm x 100cm, and required roughly 10,500 bricks, four months, and 1,000 € to complete it. Complete with LED lighting this piece of LEGO art would look great in any fans home. Check out the images below and the construction video and tell us what you think in the comments section below!
Are you like me, do you want to watch Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace but worried that you won’t get a eye strain headache and mild nausea? Well get out the day planner and circle the 10th of February, 2012 ’cause you my friend can see it all over again in 3D! Yes, yes, yes, I know that’s not new, but this is. The poster has been released!
Quick, guess 3 of the characters that’ll be featured on it and then check it out after the jump.
The Interwebz is a great place for artists to share their nerdy work, even though the majority of the time it’s a bunch of fuckin’ weird shit like Jesus pr0n or something. There is a ton of awesome shit to check out every day but we’re fuckin’ lazy bastards so it just gets rounded up once a week to keep your reward centers happy. This week, I bring to you another stock pile of art from the other side of the fuckin’ world (as I melt in the heat)!
It’s an Angry Bird dressed up as Batman! Or it’s an Angry Bat. Whatever. But this dude’s come up with a bunch of superhero inspired Angry Birds and perhaps it’s because I’m an Angry Birds addict that I find them all supremely amusing. Check out the website for more!