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 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.