Sep 23, 2013

How cool would it be if Cindel turned up in Star Wars VII?

cindel caravan of courage

Man, I loved the Caravan of Courage as a kid. I think I went and saw it on my birthday many many years ago. It would be some pretty cool nerd out if Cindel somehow found her way into the new Star Wars film - maybe it could feature her child?

Truth is, this is probably the most pie in the sky idea I've had in recent times! Now, a Gorax, that would be something...

gorax monster form caravan of courage

Is it just me or does a Gorax look like Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords?

Sep 16, 2013

What if this actually happened...

The original image is I think of the Normandy invasion where the Allied troops rushed off to save Private Ryan. What if these Walkers roamed the beach? How would the War Have turned out then? Where's an A Wing when you need one? Either way, it's a great photoshop and makes for some great wallpaper.

Sep 9, 2013

5 confirmed The Force Awakens rumours including proof it will be called Die Another Day which is totally a James Bond rip off.

There has been a lot of scuttlebutt, lies, name calling and rumors about what is going to be the name of The Force Awakens, its plot and who is going to star in the film.

In a Far Away Galaxy has interviewed its keyboard and found out which rumours are true, which fiction is fact and what colours the light sabres will be.

1. The light sabers will be blue, green, purple, red or some other colour.

2. There will be bad dating. Lucas himself has confirmed this. While the director is famous for getting Oscar nominated performances out of card board cutouts of several of his leads over the years, he's confirmed JJ Abrams is going to focus on bad acting as he's tired of producing quality drama.

3. Carrie Fisher has lost weight and had some panel beating done so Lawrence Kasdan, screen writer of Raiders of the Lost Arc, has added in a token gracious bikini shot of princess Leia getting out of a bath that's filled with blue milk. Apparently Luke Skywalker will hold up a strategically placed towel.

4. The above confirmed fact gives credence to the next rumour the film will feature the children of Leia and Luke. Which makes sense as astute film aficionados will recall Luke and Leica swapped tongue spit in The Empire Strikes back which means they love each other.

5. Episode 7 is going to be called Die Another Day. This was confirmed by Katherine Kennedy at a recent Disney stock call. She cited the James Bond movie of the same name was hugely successfully so they have just lifted it straight thus securing the financial success of the movie.

Bonus confirmation:

6. The Internet was only invented by Vint Cerf in 1911 so given Star Wars is set in a galaxy a far far away, in a long ago time, there will be no internet in Die Another Day

So there you go folks, finally some truth about what's going to be in Stars Wars VII!

Sep 8, 2013

R2D2 easter egg in Star Trek Into Darkness

R2D2's cameo in Star Trek

Twitter user Rafaeloca has some eagle eyes and spotted a Star Wars based Easter Egg in JJ Abram’s Into Darkness film. You, know, that recent Star Trek film he did.

This screen grab shows an R2D2 look-a-like been hurled into space as the result of an explosion. This is the second Star Trek film to do this as JJ’s first did the same. JJ also included the line, “Punch It” so he’s clearly a fan.

R2D2 also famously made a cameo in Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – the little droid that could an C3PO can be found etched into a wall of hieroglyphics at one point:

r2d2 c3po indianna jones
Snakes, I hate snakes

Sep 2, 2013

Wampa attack!

Wampa Attack from Star Wars

This gif of the Wampa attacking Luke Skywalker in Empire Strikes Back is awesome. Rwwwwrrrr!

IG - 88

ig88 bounty hunter robot star wars
This guy is a bad ass assassin, IG 88.

We simply wanted to post this pix we found.

Carry on.

Oh, wait, here's McQuarrie's original concept art for the robot:

ig88 - conceptual artwork by ralph mcquarrie
In a cool fate for this artwork, Star Wars: Rebels is adopting it!

Sep 1, 2013

This Sarlacc birthday cake is the pits...

I think I've now finally seen EVERYTHING. Here's a sweet birthday cake featuring the Sarlacc pit from Return of the Jedi:

sarlacc pitt birthday cake

Hat Tip: Gus Lopez

The best Princess Leia quotes from the Star Wars movies

Princess leia golden bikini pose

The greatest Princess Leia quotes from the Star Wars films

Here's some classic movie quotes by Princess Leia from the Star Wars films, including her most recent outing in The Force Awakens and final entry, The Last Jedi.

While Fisher was very famous for wearing the infamous golden bikini in Return of the Jedi, some of her quotes and sayings are just as famous and have entered the ordinary lexicon of many Star Wars fans.

Leia's entreaty to Obi-Wan as being her 'only hope' is quite famous, as is also when she called Han Solo a scruffy nerf herder!

We'll miss you Carrie!

The best quotes by the late but great Carrie Fisher playing Princess Leia:

A New Hope

  • Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're my only hope 
  • Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.
  • '..Dantooine. They're on Dantooine'. A desperate lie by Leia to save her planet.
  • Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper? 
  • Someone has to save our skins. Into the garbage chute, fly boy. 
  • You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought. 
  • For luck. Leia gives Luke a quick kiss on the cheek before they swing over the chasm by rope.
  • Your friend is quite a mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything... or anybody.

The Empire Strikes Back

  • Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder. 
  • You're not actually going IN to an asteroid field? 
  • You have your moments. Not many of them, but you do have them. 
  • I am not a committee! 
  • I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie!
  • To Han Solo, 'I love you'.
  • 'Ill be back' - Leia beat the Terminator to the line!
  • I am not a committee! This was in response to a jibe from Han Solo. The prequels saw Padme make a reference to a committee as well and that was a nice way to tie the mother and daughter relationship together across the movies.
  • 'It's a trap!' - Leia also beat Ackbar to the line!
  • 'Luke' as she realizes Luke has reached out to her using the Force. 

Return of the Jedi

  • Han Solo says to his rescuer "Who are you? who turns out to be Princess Leia who then says "Someone who loves you."
  • But, why must you confront him? Said to Luke.
  • You're a jittery little thing, aren't you? Says Leia to Ewok Wicket when they first meet
  • I know, replying to Han's effort from TESB.
  • He's my brother. Leia reveals the truth to a surprised Han Solo.

The Force Awaken's quotes:

  • Leia "Don't Do That." Han Solo "Do What?" "Anything." 
  • Han to Leia when they first meet after a long time spent apart "You Changed Your Hair." Leia observes "Same Jacket."Han replies "New Jacket." 
  • Han Solo; I'm trying to be helpful to which Leia retorts: When did that ever help? And don't say the Death Star. 
  • Leia said the last line of the movie too, the classic "May the Force be with you" to young Rey as she sets out to find Luke Skywalker.

Rogue One

"What Is It They've Sent Us? Hope." - of course that line was not actually spoken by Carrie Fisher but by Ingvild Deila.

The Last Jedi

Will be here shortly. 

leia golden bikini

Want more quotes? Check out what Han and Luke had to say.