Imperial March

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Steampunk Boba Fett and Steampunk Doctor Doom, rapper stance. [ObviousWinner]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

What do you get if you mash together an, “APC40, the theme from Shaft, the Imperial March, and a few other samples of assorted awesomeness”? This, and only this. Your ears (and eyes) will thank me. (TDW: Geek)

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A long time ago (about 30 something years), in a galaxy far, far away (well, here on Earth but you get the picture), Star Wars made an inspiring and glorious entrance into our lives. It was the beginning of one of the biggest phenomena’s to strike the common day people of our universe. With the talents of composer John Williams a spectacular array of musical talent in which every Star Wars fan can hum in their sleep was created. From the Main Theme to the Imperial March, the music in the movies has played a vital role in helping to bring out the passion of each movie.

From John Williams:

Creating the music for the Star Wars films has been an exciting and wonderful experience for me, and I therefore have derived particular pleasure in assembling a compendium of themes from all of the films to be presented in Star Wars: In Concert.
My hope is that audiences will derive real pleasure from this event, as we celebrate in a new and joyous way, the dazzling originality of the Star Wars saga.

I was fortunate enough to be able to experience Star Wars in Concert while it made its way through Boston, MA. Before the show there was an exhibit in which we were able to see the actual costumes worn by some of the most famous characters ever imagined. From the Black attire of Darth Vader to the furry monstrosity of Chewbacca to the red and blue cloaks of the Imperial Guard, we were overwhelmed by the magnitude in which these pieces of clothing held such an interest with us. When we were ushered to our seats we looked up at the stage to probably the largest hi-def , LED screen (100 feet tall!) I have ever seen. There were also four other screens surrounding it! I looked around and saw that there was such a collection of people ranging from a few months old (I kid you not) to people well into their 80’s. There were families, friends and even people who came by themselves. It amazes me how the magic of Star Wars still exists but the theatrical amazement seems to be lingering somewhere else now. Before it were fans waiting in lines for days, and in some cases months, waiting to experience Star Wars. And as I looked around the arena I was saddened to see that many seats remained unfilled.

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