Posts Tagged ‘Prequel Appreciation Day’

Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day: #ShowYourPrequel Pride on AOTC’s 15th

May 16, 2017

You don’t have to post a picture of yourself; just that if you do post something pro-prequel, or pictures of your collection, or your favorite artwork, etc. just use the hashtag #ShowYourPrequelPride on whatever social media platform you use! Let’s get a lot of them out there today!

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Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day Links

May 20, 2016

George Shot First

Skywalker Family Fanpage

Galixy Far Far Away

Fan Of Star Wars

Lady Jedi Scientist

SWForce4EU

Anthony Echevarria

Keith Palmer

The Kessel Runway  plus links to some great prequel-themed fashion!

QuiObi-Lover

Nilbog’s Storybook Land

Tatooine Talk

Plus, Yancy sent in his top 10 here:

Honorable mentions:  the politics (“Politics have been a part of the Saga since A New Hope, and George painted a much clearer picture of how the Star Wars Universe operates… The Prequels are a beautiful warning about just how fragile a republic can be, and how people are willing to give up their freedoms, all in the name of security… a very good warning for today.”) and Rick McCallum (“The man was a tremendous ambassador for George, for Star Wars, and for the fans. I miss his infectious energy, and his unwavering desire to see George’s vision put on the screen.”).

10) Cinematography – George’s wonderful cinematography realized by David Tattersall frequently plays back in my head. Star Wars was now huge in its scope, matching other cinema masters like David Lean and Akira Kurosawa in its visual language… and the ending of ROTS was like a visual trip into Dante’s Inferno.

9) The villains – Darth Sideous, Darth Maul, Count Dooku… all memorable, and deliciously evilllll… MUWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

8) Anakin & Padme – Lucas and McCallum both said their relationship was more akin to courtly love, and that’s exactly what we got on screen (which seemed to be completely missed by a lot of fanboys). Their relationship is Greek Tragedy & Shakespeare rolled into one.

7) Qui-Gon-Jinn: Yeah I needed more of this character in the Prequels, but what we did get was amazing. Qui-Gon is one of the most memorable characters in the entire series.

6) The incomparable John Williams… nuff said.

5) Trisha Biggar – Need I say more. Just amazing work in the Prequels, full of new ideas, and concepts that grew the galaxy by leaps and bounds.

4) The Fall of Anakin: Through three films we watched Anakin go from “The kindest boy in the universe,” to a selfish and angry young man obsessed with power, and making things the way HE wants them to be. Kudos to George for not taking the easy road, and sticking to his vision

3) Obi-Wan: While I’ve always liked Obi-Wan, the Prequel Trilogy and Clone Wars TV series turned the venerable Jedi Knight into my favorite character in the Saga… NOW GIVE ME MY SPIN OFF MOVIE!

2) The Clone Wars – Yeah not the Prequel films, but the introduction of the Clone Wars TV series added so many layers of depth to the era. Just an amazing run… I still miss the show desperately.

1) Obi-Wan/Padme Balcony Scene – RoTS: By far the most emotionally powerful, yet beautifully understated scene in the entire Saga, Two characters dancing around the truth, and two characters about to make fateful decisions that will change the galaxy. Some of Lucas’ best work in the Saga, and some of Williams most haunting music.

Note:  I’ll keep updating as I get more links and posts.  Thanks!

It’s Coming: Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day 2016

May 18, 2016

I’m already getting links! So if you have them done already, go ahead and send them. I will post everything on Friday.

Reminder: Prequel Appreciation Day Is On 5/20 (Friday)

May 16, 2016

Today marks AOTC’s 14th anniversary (already?!) and it’s as good time as any to remind you that this Friday is the annual SW Prequel Appreciation Day.

The details are here but it’s simple:  post on whatever it is you have (a blog, social media account, etc.) 10 things you love about the prequels, send me the link, and I’ll post the link.

It’s That Time Again

May 3, 2016

That’s right, Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day 2016 is right around the corner.

Usually I do something on the site May 19, except for the 10th anniversary of AOTC when I went with May 16. However, it will be celebrated on the blog May 20 for reasons having to do with being really busy Friday the 19th, meaning I won’t be able to do much of anything until late on the 19th.

Here’s what I want to do this year:

1. If you have any kind of social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Snapchat, Periscope, Vine, etc.), blog, website, or podcast of any sort, post on what are your 10 favorite things about the prequels. Make it as elaborate or as simple as you want. It can be text, it can be visual, it can be verbal. It can be gifs, it can be video. It can be a list or it can be a long essay with extensive details. Whatever you want to do. And you can post it on May 19 or earlier if you want.

2. Once you’ve made your post, send me the link! I’m at SWPASadmin@gmail.com. You can also send me a link to @lazypadawan on Twitter or PM the Star Wars Prequel Appreciation page on Facebook.

3. On May 20, I will post all of the links so we can have a big hug over the prequels.

4. I don’t care about the content of your post so long as it is not anti-prequel (duh). Don’t spend all of your pixels on what you didn’t like. Also, try not to use your post to bash something else. I will not link to anything that is vulgar, gross, or pornographic.

That’s it! It’s that easy!

Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day 2016

January 19, 2016

What?!  It’s only January and Prequel Appreciation Day is May 19!  Why am I thinking about this stuff now?

Well, I thought I’d mix it up this year and ask you, the people, what they would like to see for this year’s Prequel Appreciation Day.   If you have ideas, I’d like to see them in the comments!

Reminder: Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day is Tuesday!

May 15, 2015

Just a reminder: Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day is THIS TUESDAY.

I need your stories/favorite memories of spring/summer 2005 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of ROTS. Send ’em to swpasadmin@gmail.com or submit via the SWPAS Facebook page. You never know what surprise may come to folks who send in their stories, hint hint.

Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day 2013

May 5, 2013

Once again it’s upon us: Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Day on Friday, May 19!

This year, I’m doing the Facebook stuff on the SWPAS FB rather than on a separate event page; it just makes sense. Again, fans will have the opportunity to freely express their love for the prequels.

I will also plan on launching that day the SWPAS Tumblr. It’s an idea I’ve been kicking around a long time. There you can find great gifs, fan art, stills, photos, and other cool visuals.

Finally, I’m planning on another contest…details forthcoming.

Mark your calendars now!

Prequel Appreciation Day ’11 Wrap-Up

May 20, 2011

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped spread the word. It’s a small thing and this year really just snuck up on me but I hope for something bigger next year. I did get an idea for another project but we’ll see if it pans out ;).

Anyway, here’s what I posted on the Prequel Appreciation Day Facebook:

Now that the big day is here (Happy 12th Birthday to TPM and 6th Birthday to ROTS), I thought I’d post here a few notes on why I decided to do all of this…I wanted to help validate the prequel era as part of the Star Wars experience. In the early ’90s I put out a fanzine to help other Star Wars fans come out of the closet and promote what I’d always believed, that even almost two decades later, Star Wars still mattered. You can imagine how I felt with the success of the Special Editions in 1997! Now, I’m continuing to repay the saga in kind for all it has done for me by pitching in where it needs help. I would love to see the prequels get their due in my lifetime. We’re just a small band of Rebels right now but with more support than we think. We just need to make our case.

If you go to the above link, you can read all of the fun posts.

Prequel Appreciation Day Press Release

May 9, 2011

I’ve unleashed a press release for Prequel Appreciation Day, which is fast approaching! Look for it (I hope) soon on various fan sites.

I can also announce what the prize is going to be for the lucky winner drawn from those who submit a “Why We Love The Prequels” by May 18: a $25 gift card from Amazon.com. That’ll help put a dent in the cost of those Blu-Rays ;).