Caution: Potty Mouths
More picture funnies from my buddy Chuck
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.
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.
In July 1973, George Lucas was an unknown director working on a low-budget 1950s nostalgia film called American Graffiti. He approached Universal Studios to see if they were interested in a film idea he called Star Wars. Universal turned him down.
I knew a lot of these…and I think some may even be urban myths…but still a fun read for those that can’t get enough Star Wars. Oh…and wait to you read the source at the bottom…niiiice.
I love Hulu. I also love this clip. Actually the whole episode was awesome.
Really good production quality…The Office meets Trek
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.
1. Which actress has starred as a major character and the computer voice in nearly every television series and all the movies? She is also considered the Grand Dame of Star Trek.
a) Grace Lee Whitney
b) Majel Barrett Roddenberry
c) BarBara Luna
d) Denise Crosby
If you know the answer to the above…then do I have a quiz for you. Some were tougher than I thought.