Archive for the ‘PT references’ Category

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.

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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.

Science Journals Accept Troll Paper Using Star Wars References

July 23, 2017

Remember this the next time the media breathlessly reports on some study or paper published in a journal:

Inspired by previous publishing “stings”, I wanted to test whether ‘predatory‘ journals would publish an obviously absurd paper. So I created a spoof manuscript about “midi-chlorians” – the fictional entities which live inside cells and give Jedi their powers in Star Wars. I filled it with other references to the galaxy far, far away, and submitted it to nine journals under the names of Dr Lucas McGeorge and Dr Annette Kin.

Three of those journals accepted it! LMAO!

Bonus, he quotes the “tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise” in the paper and refers to the “Kyloren cycle” and “mtDNRey.” Read the rest of the hilarious story here.

H/T Naboo News and ladyjediscientist.

New Tees At Target

July 17, 2017

A reader tipped off a new tee from Target featuring PT and OT characters in a “Star Wars” alphabet, only $12.99.

Then while browsing I spotted this one, also for $12.99, featuring everyone’s favorite villains.

Her Universe Debuts Naboo-Inspired Wear

July 14, 2017

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Her Universe dropped pictures of a ton of new items available next week at SDCC and online, including a cardigan with Padmé’s royal signet and a skirt with a Naboo print. Someone found the cardigan already available at a Box Lunch store.

Image From Battlefront II

June 7, 2017

This is from the Assault on Theed part of the game:

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Looks really nice!

Independent Geek Girl Designer Seeks Feedback on Padmé Designs

January 9, 2017

Elhoffer Design tweeted sketches for fashion items based on Padmé’s costumes and is asking which three we prefer, assuming those are the ones that will actually get made.  (I picked 3-5.)