Image of the Day: Shotgun-riding Chewbacca dog
A lot has changed since Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope ... including the fact that nobody used that long unwieldy title when the film first came out. But could its surprising success be repeated today? Producer Gary Kurtz isn't so sure.
Back in February, artist Wayne Dorrington proved to us that when it comes to Star Wars: Episode IV, words are unnecessary. (Of course, when it comes to Star Wars: Episode IV, some of us think that Special Editions are unnecessary, but that's a whole different story.)
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.
Image of the Day: Squee-inducing Star Wars/Star Trek mashup
You never know what you're going to get when you record live footage. (Go to YouTube and type in "funny accidents" to see what we mean.) You might just get ... a young girl turning to the Dark Side and swearing allegiance to Darth Vader.
A lot of people criticize sci-fi shows for making small errors, like when shadows are different between two shots, and we try to give those a pass. But then there are the errors so blatant we HAVE to sit up and take notice. We have absolutely no explanation for why nobody caught these hilarious goofs in classic sci-fi films and TV programs.
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).
One way writers, filmmakers and game designers give depth and richness to the worlds they create is by laying that world out on paper—such as with these renderings of worlds like Middle-earth, Narnia and Gotham City.
It's not just the rides that have made Disneyland the (repeat after us) "Happiest Place On Earth." Since 1956, silk-screened posters at the park's main entrance and along pedestrian tunnel walls have also transported us, giving a tantalizing preview of the attractions inside. And some of the MOST awesome of them advertised the sci-fi rides of Tomorrowland.