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Sep 13, 2016

What did Chewbacca originally look like?

Original Chewbacca Conceptual art design

This is one of the original designs of the walking carpet that became known as Chewbacca.

Designed by the famed Ralph McQuarrie, this original work served as inspiration for the character of Zeb in Star Wars Rebels. 

Indeed, Rebels and The Force Awakens borrowed a lot of McQuarrie's design work for their formats.


Sep 12, 2016

Uncle Owen! Aunt Beru! Don't Use Your Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy 7 catch on fire Star Wars joke.


We couldn't resist sharing this one - for those not in the know, Samsung has recalled their top of the line Galaxy Note 7 phones due to major concerns around battery explosions.

Speaking of crispy critters...



Sep 7, 2016

On a scale of 1 - 10 how offended are you by this monstrosity of merchandising?

It looks like we have discovered the ultimate franchise cross over - Pokemon and Star Wars! 

Behold the mash up!  The figurine of the cute and dangerous, Bulba Fett!



Bulba Fett figure

THE POWER THAT'S INSIDE!

Sep 6, 2016

Practical Effects be damned, The Force Awakens was 96 percent CGI


ILM has released this awesome clip which demonstrates just how amazing the CGI in The Force Awakens really was. 


ILM said:

"We are pleased to share a sample of the visual effects work created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 

The history of ILM leads all the way back to 1975 and origins of Star Wars and The Force Awakens gave us the opportunity to once again push the boundaries of what is possible in character animation and visual effects while combining cutting edge practical effects and physical sets. I

LM studios in San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London each contributed to the film effects as did our partners Hybride, Base FX and Virtuos."

So it was a global effort to make the movie. 

One can only wonder how much effort is going into Rogue One and of course Episode VII. Each of those films will no doubt have an epic look and feel due to the marvels of ILM's CGI teams.

Sep 2, 2016

General Draven quotes from Rogue One

General Draven quotes from Rogue One

General Draven quotes from Rogue One 



General Draven is the Rebel Alliance Leader who gives Jyn Erso a bit of a hard time when she is meeting Mon Mothma.

Draven is played by actor Alistair Petrie.

Quotes

To Jyn "Can you be trusted without your shackles?

Sep 1, 2016

General Merrick quotes from Rogue One




General Merrick quotes from Rogue One 


Merrick is a pilot that features in the Rogue One movie.

A seasoned pro, Merrick has been in a few jams but Rogue One sees him up against his toughest test, the full might of the Imperial Army.

Merrick is played by actor Ben Daniels. You may have seen him in The Exorcist or House of Cards.

Quotes:

As he crashes to his death "Ahhhhhhshshshhahhhshhshhhhhh"