Archive for August, 2008

PT Daily Awesome 8/30

August 30, 2008

The Saga Begins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS0DK0zyMtc

Not in the movie itself, but a big part of the summer of 1999 all the same. Not only was it great to see a filk chart a hit, it’s probably one of Weird Al’s best.

Wow! Incredible Labor Day sale at Gentle Giant

August 30, 2008

Pick up the Qui-Gon mini bust for only $25! Check this and other deals out here!

PT Daily Awesome 8/29

August 29, 2008

Grievous’s baton twirlers

You have to admit the Magna Guards from ROTS (and now CW) are pretty cool. Their graceful fighting style sets them apart from the other droid nemeses our Jedi heroes face and like the droidekas, actually make the Jedi break a sweat to beat them.

Interesting factoids about the ‘Twilight’ from CW

August 29, 2008

From Homing Beacon, the official newsletter of starwars.com:

Stranded in a B’omarr monastery on Teth and cut off from his troops, Anakin Skywalker looks to a neighboring spire for a means of escape and finds it in an unlikely clunker of a starship, the Twilight. Ahsoka Tano makes short work of the enemy droids loading the ship, and the Jedi heroes soon blast off to continue their mission in the feature film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Although we witness the ship ditch on Tatooine, we have not seen the last of the Twilight. Anakin presumably scares off the overzealous Jawas and reclaims the ship, and it becomes something of a hobby for him throughout The Clone Wars television series, an unofficial, unaffiliated ship he can use on “errands” not part of his Republic orders.

Fans have speculated on the Twilight’s origins since images of the ship first appeared at 2007’s Celebration IV convention. Its folding lower foil and lateral crossbeam remind many of a B-wing fighter. Its behind-the-scenes design origins, however, only stretch back to Episode III. Director Dave Filoni describes the Twilight as being taken from abandoned Erik Tiemens designs for a Coruscant firefighting ship.

There is an older connection the Twilight holds that dates back all the way to 1977, to the original A New Hope. As a beat up old spice freighter, the Twilight is the kernel of truth to Uncle Owen’s lie about Anakin. Luke Skywalker’s father was indeed a navigator on a spice freighter… from a certain point of view.

I’ll be interested to see what secret missions Anakin goes on!

Just in time for Halloween…

August 29, 2008

Rubies Costumes’ new “Secret Wish” line includes this sexy version of Padmé’s tighty-whitey outfit from AOTC (and yes, it also made Leia’s infamous slave girl bikini). Available at ShopStarWars.com for $54.99, it (mercifully) comes in sizes XS-M.

PT Daily Awesome 8/28

August 28, 2008

Jedi Bait

Padmé’s va-va-va-voom leather black corset and skirt is not only the equivalent of waving a raw steak in front of a hungry rancor, it’s also very fashionable. One of my favorite costumes from the entire series.

PT Daily Awesome 8/27

August 27, 2008

The Naboo N-1 Fighter

The most elegant starfighter in the SW saga, it represented the aesthetically-conscious Naboo culture and the pre-Imperial appreciation for beauty. I saw one of the life-sized models at the Smithsonian during a short exhibit in 2001. It was pretty cool, although I was amazed to learn the shiny stuff on the nacelles was actually regular aluminum foil!

Wacky new CW “super deformed” plushes

August 27, 2008

Celosia sent me a link to a new “super deformed” plush Anakin based on the new CW series. Supposedly the series includes Ahsoka and Obi-Wan. There’s already a cute mini plush Captain Rex that I picked up at Comic Con.

PT Daily Awesome 8/26

August 26, 2008

Size Matters Not

I saw this on another post about Star Wars posters and it reminded me of how much I liked this particular one issued for the November 2002 re-release of AOTC in IMAX format. Sure, they hacked the movie to pieces and it was only released in a few cities across the country (fortunately, Washington, D.C. was one of them, where I was living at the time) but you gotta love this poster!

All 6 SW films out on DVD in November…

August 23, 2008

But there’s nothing new on ’em. No Blu-Ray, no new edits, etc. Oh well. The sets are being sold by trilogy, prequel and plain “Star Wars Trilogy.” Fifty bucks says these come out the same day as the CW DVD:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EN71DQ

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EN71DG