Star Wars Bearbricks

STAR WARS-themed BE@RBRICKS. Tis either you hate them, or absolutely adore them. Tis one thing when they’ve been KUBRICK-tized [tagged] while retaining a semblence of their iconic character-designs, but another when said individual designs are conformed into a singular platform shape – so it either comes off like a parody, or cuteness-personified.

Oh those crazy Japanese folk. What won’t they cutify next.

Star Wars Weekends At Disney

An intergalactic party in constant development and mutation since 1997, the “Star Wars Weekends” have become a must-see event for the die-hard fans of the franchise. It’s a chance to walk in the footsteps of beloved characters, embrace geekdom in a loving environment, and purchase useless collectibles for exorbitant prices. It’s a celebration on a grand scale, transforming the Hollywood Studios into a massive circus of droids, aliens, and profoundly sweaty tourists.

This looks like wicked fun.

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Mr. Spock Masculine?

When Gene Roddenberry created the TV series Star Trek, the suits at NBC had some advice: “Lose the Martian.”

Very interesting read. The late 60’s were a turbulent time here in the U.S. and you could see that played out in social interaction on shows of that time. One such show was Star Trek. A fascinating article over at NPR digs into the character of Spock from that series.

Sad Trooper

Had several people send me this today. I don’t know where it came from. But it sure pulled at my heart strings. Poor guy.

I’m just curious how he is drinking that booze…maybe that’s why he’s really sad.