It's May 4th—otherwise known as Star Wars Day—and while your Facebook feed is probably filled to the brim with the salutation "May the fourth be with you," not all is well in a galaxy far, far away. You might even say there's a disturbance on the fourth.
If you've got to drag yourself into the office everyday, you might as well end up somewhere that'll make you smile. At least that's what Lucasfilm Animation, which produces The Clone Wars, seems to be saying with its new office building.
Back in 1996, a bunch of high school kids turned Star Wars: A New Hope into a rock opera and ended up selling out every show (that's the good news) and getting a cease-and-desist order from George Lucas (that's the not-so-good news).
Now that George Lucas is one of the richest men on the planet, it's unlikely we'd see him pitching us a product (a non-Star Wars-themed one, anyway), but back in the '80s, things were a little bit different.
Marcia Lucas was by her husband's side from his days as a fledgling USC filmmaker through the completion of Return of the Jedi. She, not George, is the only Lucas to win an Oscar for 1977's Star Wars. And thanks to a painful divorce, she's all but absent from the history books. But her impact on Star Wars can still be felt.
Seth Rogen revealed last week that he was gobsmacked to hear George Lucas go on and on about how the world would end in 2012 as per those ancient Mayan prophecies. But was Lucas only joking? Or is he one of those apocalyptic true believers?
You know all that stuff about the Mayan calendar predicting that the world will end in 2012? Well, at least one person apparently believes it ... and his name is George Lucas.
Back in 1977, when the first wave of Star Wars mania was in full swing, someone got the brilliant idea to chronicle the making of George Lucas' sci-fi game-changer—and to have C3PO and R2D2 tell how it came to be. Maybe "brilliant" was a bit of a stretch.
George Lucas spent five years combing through ever single frame of the entire Star Wars saga for Star Wars: Frames, a handcrafted book collection that tells the rise and fall of the Skywalker clan. The kicker: Lucas is only making 1138 of 'em.
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