Archive for the ‘TPM’ Category

TPM Tribute Art

February 26, 2017

The Box Office Artist has been doing a series of artwork in tribute to the various Star Wars films for ANH’s 40th anniversary.  Here’s the fourth one in the series, a tribute to TPM:

Kitster Gets His Own Funko Pop Figure

February 16, 2017

 
The Star Wars Show brought back Dhruv Chanchani, who played Anakin’s buddy Kitster in TPM, to present him with a custom Kitster Funko Pop! figure direct from the company.

“Re-watching TPM”

February 11, 2017

Making Star Wars.net has an ongoing column called Opening the Holocron and its latest entry is a look back at TPM:

Of course, no movie could ever transcend that toddler’s memory and TPM – with its admitted flaws – certainly did not. But I did, and do, enjoy it.

Perhaps prophetically, it sure seems that many viewers who despise TPM (as well as its siblings Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith) simply can’t remember what it was like to be Anakin Skywalker’s age, to have that kind of hope, to have that kind of awe…

Like Anakin himself, those who deride the prequels don’t (or didn’t) want things to change.

Favorite Scene Series Gives Some Love To TPM

December 2, 2016

Frequent Lucasfilm/Star Wars author Jason Fry wrote this great piece on why “Qui-Gon Waits” is his favorite scene from the saga:

From a storytelling standpoint, the energy gates at the heart of Theed are a device to separate Obi-Wan from the other combatants, letting Lucas use Maul as the antagonist for two different dramatic fights.

The pause in the duel shows us the length of the energy-gate cycle, but it’s a potentially awkward bit of staging — one Lucas turns into a great, wordless character moment for all three duellists. Maul tests the energy field and then prowls around like a caged beast. Obi-Wan, powerless to intervene, bounces on his tiptoes in frustration. And Qui-Gon? He switches off his saber, regards Maul for a moment, then sinks to his knees and shuts his eyes.

“Everything Great About TPM”

November 28, 2016

A You Tube channel called Cinema Wins apparently likes to focus on the positive with a series on what was great about particular films. The latest installment? “Everything Great About Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.”

I haven’t had time to watch it yet but the feedback I’m seeing is pretty positive.

TPM In One GIF

November 12, 2016

For the generation on the go and with no time to watch a two-hour movie ;):

Update: Here are the gifs for AOTC and ROTS…

Popular Character From Canceled Show Inspires #1 NYT Bestseller

November 3, 2016

E.K. Johnson’s “Ahsoka” has scored its third week at the top of the New York Times’ YA hardcover list.  Of all of the new canon books, I think this the only one that has reached the top of any NYT list much less one that has had a 3-week staying power at the top.

Time and again cold hard facts have proven fans still love The Clone Wars and if this doesn’t make Disney sit up and take notice, nothing will.  The book is also heavy on prequel-era references and the suits should take notice of that too.

I’ve got about 80 pages to go and as soon as I’m done I will post a review.

Lil’ Anakin Funko Pop Figure Coming To Target

October 28, 2016

Passed around on Twitter late this afternoon/evening was this screenshot of a Funko Pop Anakin (TPM) figure, coming soon exclusively to Target:

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Photo from @Jenmarie on Twitter.

Everybody go running to Target this Sunday to see if it’s there!

 

Cantina Cast Piece On ROTS

September 5, 2016

Cantina Cast’s Paul Depaola posted “Looking Back At ROTS”, a piece on the 2005 film and on Clone Wars:

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, was released in May of 2005. For me, this was the most anticipated film of the prequel trilogy. From the first moment that I heard that the prequel films were going to happen back in 1994, I wanted to see the fight between Obi-wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. The “be all and end all” battle, where Anakin is forced into the Darth Vader suit, becoming more machine than man. So, by the time of the film’s release in 2005 I had been waiting nearly 11 years to see that climatic duel. Needless to say my anticipation of this film’s release was high.

Trevor Noah On TPM

August 24, 2016

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” dropped by The Star Wars Show’s studios to chat about what else, Star Wars. Noah says the first Star Wars film he ever saw was TPM and he absolutely loved it and he loved Jar Jar. “To me he’s rock and roll.” Heh heh.

The interview starts three minutes into the show.