Posts Tagged ‘Fan sites’

Thrillist On The SuperShadow Saga

December 11, 2017

Naboo News caught Thrillist’s article on the prequel era’s purveyor of bogus spoilers, Super Shadow.  Remember him?  For the record, I generally avoided spoilers during the prequels but I knew NEVER to believe anything sourced from Super Shadow.  I used to roll my eyes at anyone citing this guy though he did manage to get a couple of (lucky) scoops.  I’m shocked his site was up until 2014!

SuperShadow made his mark in the climate of confusion that preceded the release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Though much of “Dark Side Prequel Rumors” has disappeared from the web, several pages of the site — black text slapped against a hideous banana yellow background — remain. The earliest news item, dated December 23, 1993, states “Episode I is set 37-and-a-half years prior to Episode 4 (Source: Greg Brady, Roc-em Soc-em Robots, Chad.)” It’s vintage SuperShadow, a demonstrably false fact (The Phantom Menacetakes place 32 years before A New Hope) culled from the insider knowledge of a random source. In this case, the eldest Brady son, pugilistic toy robots, and a good chunk of Central Africa.

 
Mike Zeroh seems to have picked up the baton but even he’s nowhere near as outrageous as SuperShadow was.

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AAHA Celebrates 16 Years

November 21, 2016

Fan site Anakin And His Angel is celebrating 16 years of being online.  To mark this occasion, it has some quotes from fans on why they love A/P plus there’s a Tsum Tsum giveaway.

Fan Lists 100 Of His Favorite Things About The Prequels

March 11, 2016

A fan listed on his blog 100 things he loves about the prequels.  It’s got to be hard just to narrow it down to only 100!

White Hot Room Ranks Padmé’s Costumes

January 8, 2016

After reading this, I think I’m probably going to have to have a Padmé Costume Week!

Jedi Lounge Interview With SW Prequel Fan Page

November 2, 2015

Jedi Lounge interviewed Andy of Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy on Facebook. Read in amazement at someone unapologetic about supporting the prequels for a change!

My Guest Appearance On “Faster And More Intense”

September 8, 2015

If you’ve ever been dying to know what I sound like, tune in to this week’s episode of the “Faster And More Intense” podcast.

This week on Faster and more Intense, Shiloh, Matt, and George share their collecting experiences from Force Friday. We also had a discussion with lazypadawan about her site, The Star Wars Prequel appreciation Society. We also looked forward to what toys we are looking forward to as we get closer to The Force Awakens.

Listen here!  Thanks to the show for having me on.

Fan Asks Creators To Respect The Mythology

August 25, 2015

Thanks to a pingback, I found a link to this post on Star Wars Underworld called “Respect The Mythology.”

(As an aside, I think respecting the mythology ought to be the bare minimum and having respect for it isn’t the same as well, going on t.v. or the internet at every opportunity to tear down half of it as well as the fans who love it. Just sayin’.)

Stuff To Read

June 9, 2015

starwars.com has a new post about the influence Soviet agitprop/film school staple “Battleship Potemkin” had on the saga.

Also on starwars.com was a piece posted last week on the author’s 7 characters she considers underrated, including some PT characters. I also neglected to mention the piece about fans visiting various Star Wars filming locations, including a visit to Villa Balbianello.

In honor of Natalie Portman’s birthday, Clone Corridor posted about Padmé more than holding her own during the Battle of Geonosis.

Clone Corridor’s Look At Clone Wars’s Most Famous Scene

June 2, 2015

Rogue47 breaks down what is perhaps the most significant and most famous scene in the series, when Ahsoka leaves the Jedi Order and Anakin behind:

think this scene can hold its ground when compared to Anakin’s farewell to his mother in The Phantom Menace, Shmi’s death in Attack of the Clones, the final moments of Obi Wan and Anakin’s encounter in Revenge of the Sith, the death of Yoda in Return of the Jedi or Han and Leia’s Í love you, I know’ scene from Empire Strikes Back. Just like those scenes Ahsoka’s departure in the final moments of season 5 of The Clone Wars is a pivotal moment in the Saga of which we have not yet fully seen the consequences.

How the PT Enriches The Saga

May 22, 2015

Live The Force, a Star Wars/lifestyle and fitness blog, had a post about the prequels enriching the other films:

The entire original trilogy benefits from the things we learned in the prequel’s. When Yoda is referred to as a great warrior we now know why. Obi-Wan Kenobi is no longer some strange old guy watching over Luke. We now know the great man that he was. Not only that, but we also now understand the sacrifice he makes for 20 years to safeguard Anakin’s son. The Emperor is no longer the “final boss” figure that appears at the end, but now we know how truly an absolutely evil he is. The satisfaction of watching him be thrown down the chasm is so much more gratifying now.