Archive for the ‘PT references’ Category

Skating To Star Wars Music

February 15, 2018

Chinese Olympic skaters Yu Xiaoyu and Zhang Hao brought a little saga magic to their routine Wednesday night.  I don’t think they won or got the top scores but their taste in music gets a 10 from us.

They’ve skated to Star Wars themes before.

 

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Disney’s Galaxy Edge To Include Toydarian Street Market

February 12, 2018

Hmm, interesting.  From Travel Weekly:

At the Galaxy’s Edge lands in Orlando and Anaheim, guests will be able to explore a street market run by a Toydarian, a character introduced in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Among his wares will be handcrafted toys made by local artisans.

I guess that means Republic credits won’t be accepted and waving your hand around like a Jedi won’t get you any discounts.
 

Because Of Course I’m Posting About This

February 4, 2018

Natalie Portman returned for her second SNL guest hosting gig last night (the only SW alum to have done it twice) and the beauty of the internet is there’s always video of the highlights in case you missed it.

As we all remember, Portman did a rather infamous rap on the show in 2006.  Twelve years later she’s back at it again and when an interviewer tries talking smack about the prequels, she wasn’t having it:

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“Say something about the (bleeping) prequels, bitch” needs to be our new slogan. Thanks, Natalie.

 

Rian Johnson Re The Prequels’ Influence On TLJ

February 1, 2018

Last night TLJ director Rian Johnson did a Q&A session over Facebook.  Here he confirms the influence the prequels had on the film:

“So I was watching Revenge of the Sith recently and I noticed there are a few echoes from that film to The Last Jedi, like when Anakin’s talking to Padme in Revenge of the Sith just before they face off Obi-Wan, there’s some similarities there with the “join me” and the lashing out of Kylo to Rey and Anakin to Padme. Did you watch the prequels while you were writing?

Yeah, I watched the prequels a lot actually, and that goes for the writing and while we were in prep. I think partially because the original trilogy was the ones that I know by heart, shot for shot. The prequels – I knew them really well but I saw them less so I kind of wanted to steep myself in that visual language a lot more before I got into it.

The notion of finding echoes, not just in the original trilogy but also in the prequel trilogy felt like just a really rich well to draw from. So I kept the original trilogy and also the prequels just on my iPad that I had with me all the time and at night I would just put it on in a random spot and watch pieces of it.

My question is about the last scene between Rey and Ben. He’s kneeling on the ground, he has his father’s dice in his hands that his uncle gave to his mother and his mother left for him, and he’s looking up at the person who’s the most important person in the world to him and before that door shuts, if he could have a do-over to go back to that moment, what do you think he would say or do differently and why?

That is such a great question. Will you be mad if I said that it’s such a great question, I don’t want to answer it? Only because I think that’s such a beautiful notion of “what does he regret in that moment”, it’s the same way I think about in Revenge of the Sith, that mask is coming down, that beautiful shot of Anakin’s eyes right before it goes over and you see that glimpse of… Is it fear? Is it regret? What is it? What is going through his mind at that moment? That’s that kind of moment for Ben and I don’t want to put that moment in your guys’s head. I feel like that’s a moment that everyone should read into themselves. But just posing that question is really beautiful.”

Transcript by sleemo.tumblr.com; H/T Naboo News

Folks Walk Out Of The PT Fan Closet

December 24, 2017

First here’s Marvel artist Will Sliney:

And a recommendation to follow Naboo News from t.v. writer Jack Allison:

OTOH, These Guys Liked The Prequels

November 16, 2017

I don’t know how Naboo News does it but they found these items that will cheer you up.

First, Mark Hamill on the prequels and Jake Lloyd and secondly, France’s prime minister on his love for Star Wars, including TPM.

 

Are There Prequel Fans In High Places?

October 20, 2017

Joel passed along this latest video from Collider’s Jedi Council.  Normally I avoid it because it’s been a prequel bashfest but not so much with this group.  What’s interesting is what they reveal about Kathleen Kennedy:

The relevant bit is about 26 minutes in and it goes on about two or three minutes.

Hmm.

Pod racers Re-Imagined By Car Manufacturers

October 5, 2017

What if Ferrari, BMW, Dodge, Ford, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Subaru made pod racers for various famous races?  ClickMechanic decided to find out. (H/T Naboo News).

For the record, I’ll take the Lamborghini.

Amazing Art Details From Battlefront II

October 5, 2017

@admiraljello posted some great screenshots of the Naboo palace from Battlefront II.  Check out some beautiful stained glass and paintings that sadly only exist in the virtual world:

Apparently in the game you can find a painting of Sio Bibble as well!

How Queen Amidala Influenced Fashion

October 5, 2017

Vanity Fair posted on its web site how various films have influenced fashion.  Along with TFA is a nod to the prequels, especially Padmé Amidala’s influence on the runways of our galaxy:

Asian themes and dip-dyed fabrics were big on the runway and in street style in the early 2000s, and headdresses continued to appear on runways even as Amidala’s costumes became more toned-down in the sequels. Amidala–esque styles walked down the 1999 fall couture show for Dior, as well as the 1999 spring Comme des Garcons ready-to-wear show.”

Naboo News quoted the entire TPM part of the article here