Up for pre-order on Sideshow is this new General Grievous sixth scale figure. It’s due out in February and it can be yours for $250.
Archive for July, 2013
The DVD/Blu-Ray sets due to be released on October 15 are up for pre-order on Amazon.com.
Meanwhile, apparently Mark Hamill revealed at Celebration Europe II that he had recorded a role for Clone Wars, a “Darth Something.” Undoubtedly this would have been one of the biggest surprises of Season Six. Star Wars Underworld seems to think this ties in with a Sith Temple episode that may or may not be part of the “bonus content” that may or may not ever see the light of day.
The big news today is the official announcement that Clone Wars Season Five and a super duper set featuring all five seasons will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray October 15. The so-called bonus material will NOT be on these sets. It was hinted at during the Clone Wars panel that there could be some alternative way of releasing that material. It’s also a big question where or if the “Clovis arc” will show up. Interestingly enough, there was even a hint that stories not done for Clone Wars could end up in one of the spinoff flicks. (I’ll believe it when I see it.) TFN gathered many of the interesting tweets from that panel here. Cry over what could have been.
Today they also showed AOTC in 3D. I wasn’t able to find much about it, but there was talk about how great the conversion was. Grrr.
And here is a transcript of the Doug Chiang/Iain McCaig panel where many prequel things are discussed.
Last night I was watching “Deadly Devotion,” a series on Investigation Discovery (your one-stop shop for true crime shows like “Southern Fried Homicide” or “Sins And Secrets”). This was about the murder of a club kid/drug dealer in the 1990s which became the topic of the film “Party Animals,” starring Macauley Culkin as one of the guys who killed the club kid/drug dealer.
The guy Culkin played was the ringleader of New York’s demimonde and a club owner who knew him described this guy’s descent into hard drug addiction and violence as “Anakin Skywalker turning into Darth Vader” (not an exact quote).
Rebel Force Radio is reporting the release date of October 15 for the Clone Wars Season 5 DVD/Blu-Ray set will be announced this Friday, presumably at Celebration Europe.
The interesting part is there will a Collectors’ Set with all five seasons sold separately but no date will be announced yet.
Even more interesting is that the Season 5 set will NOT have the unaired Season 6 episodes. No word if the Collectors’ Set will have them either.
Attack of the Geek has a second essay up on the merits of the prequels, this time focusing on the plot.
The BBC’s website has a story on the sand dunes advancing on the old Mos Espa set built for TPM:
Moving at around 15m a year, the front edge of the barchan appears to have made contact with some of the Mos Espa buildings earlier this year, and is encroaching on Qui-Gon’s Alley.
The barchan will likely continue on its journey past the city site, which in due course will re-emerge from the sand, but it is anticipated that it will not remain unscathed.