New Arrangement for Across The Stars

November 11, 2018

This is a new arrangement of “Across The Stars” created for violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Apparently there’s going to be an album full of arrangements for various classical music stars doing their own takes on John Williams’s music. Look for it next year.

Ahmed Best On Tribalism, Cynicism, Change, Blockbusters, and Bias

November 10, 2018

Everything he’s saying here is absolutely true.

H/T Naboo News.

Check Out These Covers

November 5, 2018

There are a few more Qui-Gon variant covers, as per usual with Marvel. Look for the first of these to drop next month!

Star Wars Fan Awards

November 3, 2018

Lucasfilm is running an awards thing for fan art of all kinds (except fan fiction and comics), expanding from fan film awards in the past.

You can vote for long video, short video, visual art, and photos.  There are a lot of prequel-themed works in there!  So vote early and vote often!  (You can vote once a day.)

 

 

Natalie Portman On Her Career

November 1, 2018

H/T Naboo News:

Would I even bother including this if it didn’t also mention Star Wars? Of course not! Start at around 1:45, or just watch the whole thing if you like. She talks about working with George Lucas and the influence of kabuki theater on her performance in TPM.

Sneak Peek At Black Series Padmé Amidala

October 30, 2018

Comic Con Paris dropped a preview of the 6-inch Black Series Padmé Amidala figure, in her AOTC tighty-whites wear, due to be released in 2019.

The interesting thing is this quote from Hasbro’s Steve Evans:

“Padmé is one of many figures that we will look to represent in 6-inch scale from the prequel trilogy, which over the years has seen a renewed swell of support and fandom”

Hmm…

Coffee With Kenobi’s Top 5 Things About AOTC

October 30, 2018

Coffee With Kenobi’s podcast moves on to the second film in the prequel trilogy, “Top Five Things We Love About AOTC.”  Dan Z is joined by guests Joe Tavano and Mark Von Ohlen.

More Padmé-Inspired Wear From Elhoffer Design

October 30, 2018

Here’s a new version of the Galactic Senator Hooded Dress on pre-order ($230) and the brand-new ($225) Galactic Battle Queen Tunic

 

 

Part 1 of LEGO Star Wars All-Stars

October 30, 2018

Lucasfilm and Disney XD have launched a series of animated shorts called LEGO Star Wars All-Stars, with new installments released each day, spanning all three trilogies as well as stuff like Rebels and The Freemaker Adventures.

So far they’ve all involved a hapless battle droid named Roger who’s writing his autobiography but part one is particularly prequel-centric with a dash of “Solo” as well:

Oldie But Goodie Fan Video

October 30, 2018

This video was done back in 2011 and yeah, you can find more sophisticated editing and higher quality clips today but I always thought this song fit Padmé’s sad tale so well.