Mar 1, 2015

Major Ematt quotes The Force Awakens

Major Ematt is rumored to be a character in The Force Awakens.

Apparently they will play the part of a Rebel.

If this is true, their quotes from the movie will be here.

George and an early version of his little buddy, R2

We saw this cool picture of George Lucas in the wild and thought you may like it - it's the legend himself with an early version of an R2 unit, perhaps even our favorite blue and white little dude!

Lucas and an early version of a mate
I'm guessing it was a version made to work out how the unit could be used in making the film.


When Victoria's Secret and Bobba Fett collide...

Some times Star Wars fans get it wrong. So very wrong. And sometimes, they get it so very right. And they pull off this Bobba Fett cosplay  and the balance is restored to the Force:

bobba fett female cosplay
When Victoria's Secret and Bobba Fett collide

Captain Trilla quotes The Force Awakens

Captain Trilla is rumored to be a character in The Force Awakens.

Apparently they will play the part of a Rebel.

If this is true, their quotes from the movie will be here.

Feb 26, 2015

Check out this pretty sweet Luke Skywalker tattoo

This Luke Skywalker tattoo is pretty impressive for it's quality of work - it's even got some scarring on Luke's cheek!


If you like this, check out these other Star Wars tattoos!


Feb 18, 2015

Why JJ Abrams has balls bigger than Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods


This post may be considered a little crude.

Did you ever hear the song Tiger Woods? Part of it tells the saucy tale of a gentleman who reaches the peak of his life (going down on Madonna) and then after that everything goes downhill. The other talks of needing big balls to talk to girls. 

With JJ directing The Force Awakens this is his big balls moment. He’s about to win the equivalent of every golf tournament there is at the same time with one movie. He’s about to do the equivalent of getting an at-the-peak-of-her-fame Madonna into bed for the night.

If he pulls the movie off, off course. Other wise he’s possibly just trashed what was an already stellar name in Hollywood.

JJ’s balls are bigger than Tiger Woods because he was already a King of Hollywood. He directed Star Trek movies. He was the man who got Lost up and running along with a string of other successful TV shows. He was a movie maker in the truest sense of the word – writing, directing and producing all kinds of successes.

And then he answered yes to the question, “Will you direct Star Wars?”.

Yes.

This is one of the more ballsy 'yes!' answers in recent Hollywood times. More ballsy than Sony allowing Spider Man to turn up in the Marvel films, more ballsy than the guy that said yes to Peter Jackson making Lord of the Rings and more ballsy than Ben Affleck agreeing to take on the roll of Batman.

Because if The Force Awakens isn’t even half way good every fan boy will lay the blame squarely at JJ’s feet. No one will take him seriously again (well people may still  but it might be in the same way that some Star Wars fans both love and hate George Lucas at the same time). Every time he does another movie or show the whispers will follow, "that's the second guy who ruined Star Wars". 

As with most things in life, with risk can come reward.


Should JJ pull off this reboot, his place in Hollywood history will be assured. If we think of how revered Irvine Kershner is for his directorial effort with The Empire Strikes Back, one can only wonder in this modern age of information and opinion sharing how long the shadow the name JJ Abrams will draw. 

People will whisper to their children, "that's the guy who saved Star War"

And who wouldn't want to be that guy.


Feb 10, 2015

Everything you need to know about Darth Vader (before you head into whatever they do with him in The Force Awakens).

Tis but a scratch!
If you believe what you read on the internet, it would seem likely that the ghost of Darth Vader looms large over the The Force Awakens. I don’t mean a literal ghost rather Vader's legacy plays into the events of the film. The general gist is that a grave robber is seeking Sith related artefacts and he comes across a most coveted find, the remains of Vader where Luke left them burning as a funeral pyre on Endor.

Here’s everything* you need to know about Darth Vader. Kinda.
  • Who is he? Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker before he became a Sith Lord known as Darth Vader. A fallen Jedi Knight, Vader became the 'evil henchman' of Sheev Palpatine who rose to rule over the galaxy. In reality, the six Star Wars films are about the rise and fall of Vader’s character.
  • The Darth Vader mask that appeared in Revenge of the Sith was fashioned using a digital design to computer-lathe the base master, from which molds were made to cast the on-screen costume masks. This meant Vader’s mask was exactly symmetrical.
  • While Qui Gon Jin theorized that Anakin’s virgin birth was the will of the Force, Palpatine implied in Revenge of the Sith that Darth Plagueis caused the birth using the Force - earlier drafts of the ROTS script suggested this was indeed the case. It’s non-canon however, so it’s only a theory.
  • In the Alan Dean Foster novel, Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, Luke and Vader have a duel and Luke chops off Vader’s arm. When Lucas decided that the novel would not form the basis of the second film the book was made redundant however Lucas keep the idea of the arm severing and reversed who did what. Which was again reversed in Jedi…
  • Seven people have contributed to the character performance of Darth Vader in the movies. If we go in chronological order - Jake Lloyd played Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace, Hayden Christian played Anni and Darth in the other two prequels, David Prowse was the suit in all three original trilogy films while James Earl Jones did the voice over 4 times (inc Revenge of the Sith). Bob Anderson chipped in with some stunt work in Jedi and Sebastian Shaw famously played the unmasked Vader in Jedi as well. Finally, when A New Hope was redone for re release in 1994-95, C. Andrew Nelson was used for a few fill in bits and bobs.
  • Occasionally people think it was Vader’s son Luke Skywalker who brought balance to the Force. While Luke’s efforts helped with it, the actual of balancing the Force came when Vader chose to throw the Emperor down the well (as the Emperor was in the middle of killing Luke with Force lightning). Vader found the compassion or love for his son was greater than what ever loyalty he had to the Emperor and the Dark Side of the Force. Vader truly was the chosen one.
  • Vader was a defeated man. The main way he fell to the Dark Side was by way of trying to find a means to prevent his wife’s death. When he actually caused Padme's death what did he have to live for? Nothing. He was simply trapped as the heavy breathing vessel of Palpatine. He did eventually become obsessed with finding this son so they together could overthrow Palatine.
  • In A New Hope, the character has only 8 minutes of screen time. It was all that was needed to propel Vader to becoming one of the most popular bad guys in the history of bad guys in movies.
  • Vader’s theme song is known as the Imperial March and is often used to signify the arrival of a bad person by smart alecs who hum the tune as they enter a room.
  • James Earl Jones did the voice of Vader.
  • Vader’s confession to Luke that he was his father in The Empire Strikes Back is considered by many movie fans to be the best plot twist in a movie. This concept was not originally thought of by Lucas for the first film which clearly intended that Vader and Anakin were different people -please recall Obi Wan’s expository scene with Luke. The line said during the filming of the scene was “Obi Wan killed your father” – a clever ruse to throw people off the real twist (which apparently only the Lucas, Kasdan, Kershner and Hamill actually knew the truth of).
Not satisfied with this? Here's some more facts and myths about Darth Vader!