Archive for the ‘PT references’ Category

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.

 

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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

Science & Star Wars Re-Creates TPM Moment

September 20, 2017

Naboo News posted video from a new web series called “Science And Star Wars” where Rebels voice actor Taylor Gray tries cutting through a door like Qui-Gon did in TPM with a “real” working lightsaber.

Upcoming Book: The Physics of Star Wars

September 10, 2017

Naboo News posted about an upcoming book examining the physics of the Star Wars universe.  It excerpted part of an interview with the author where he talks about Naboo:

Johnson says the movie implies that Naboo has water from surface to surface, right through the core, and in principle, it’s possible to have a planet like that, but as he thought more about it, that led to certain implications. For example, how the temperatures for the freezing and boiling points of water change when it’s under a lot of pressure. For Naboo, the water at the bottom would be under a lot of pressure, and more likely to freeze.

“If you do that, what is the radius of the planet able to be before the deepest water is under so much pressure it turns to ice? One of the reasons I enjoyed writing this section is I just naively did the calculations and said, ‘OK, how deep is the water?’ But then I thought: ‘Wait a second, as you go closer to the center there’s less of a force of gravity because there’s less stuff,’” says Johnson. “If you go to the perfect center of a planet there’s no force of gravity because on all sides it would be pulling it towards it, so there’s no force of gravity. This means that the pressure behaves in a more complicated fashion as compared to my initial approach.”

Then he had to redo his calculations.

NASCAR Driver Talks TPM

September 3, 2017

NASCAR racer Ryan Blaney was quoted in an interview about how he became a Star Wars fan:

“I was probably six or seven when Phantom Menace came out,” Blaney said to FanSided via email. “That’s the age as a kid when you start figuring out what you like and don’t like. I enjoyed it right away and saw Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith right when they came out. I discovered the originals when I was a little bit older, and it’s always something I’ve been intrigued by. I did enjoy it right away, and it was pretty cool how it worked out because it was unique timing that I was able to get into it at an early age when your mind is developing.””

It’s International Talk Like Jar Jar Day

August 19, 2017

So some website has website Aug. 19 as International Spake Liken Jar Jar Day. So feel free ta spake, text, or post liken a Gungan!

P.S. Smilen birthday to Ahmed Best!

PT Costume Secrets & Mos Espa The Tourist Attraction

August 16, 2017

Naboo News posted a summary of prequel mentions in a Star Wars.com post about the films’ costumes; it will save you time!

It also found a German article about Tatooine locations in Tunisia becoming tourist attractions although times have been tough lately due to terrorism.