Apr 17, 2015

General Grievous quotes from Revenge of the Sith

General Grievous quotes from Revenge of the Sith

General Grievous is the secondary antagonist of The Revenge of the Sith. Grievous was the cyborg Supreme Commander of the Droid Army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems for most of the Clone Wars. In terms of the Revenge of the Sith movie, he held dominion over the entire fleet as it took part in the battle in the skies over Coruscant following his plan to capture Senator Palpatine.

In reality he was a mere puppet of Palpatine as the Sith Lord had allowed his own capture as part of his long con ploy to turn Anakin to the dark side (he was off course using the Clone War as means to increase his power).  

General Grievous was feared and known brilliant Separatist military strategist.  A notable Jedi hunter, he killed over 23 known Jedi (non canon now!).  His over confidence in his ability to kill Jedi played a large in his downfall at the hands of General Kenobi. 

Mathew Wood, a sound editor for Lucas Sound supplied his own recorded submission for the voice of Grevious anonymously - when it was followed up with some interest, he revealed he was the voice on the audition submission.

Fun Fact: His walk was modeled on the film vampire Nosferatu. 

General Grievous quotes from Revenge of the Sith

General Grievous: Crush them! Make them suffer!

Darth Sidious: The end of the war is near.

General Grievous: But the loss of Count Dooku?

Darth Sidious: His death was a necessary loss. Soon I will have a new apprentice, one far younger and more powerful.

General Grievous: Time to abandon ship.

General Grievous: [to Obi-Wan Kenobi] You Fool. I have been trained in your Jedi Arts... by Count Dooku.

General Grievous: [addressing the Separatist leaders] It won't be long before the armies of the Republic track us here. I am sending all of you to the Mustafar system in the Outer Rim. It is a volcanic planet which generates a great deal of scanning interference. You will be safe there.

Nute Gunray: Safe? Hmph. Chancellor Palpatine managed to escape, General. Without Count Dooku, I have doubts about your ability to keep us safe.

General Grievous: Anakin Skywalker. I expected someone with your reputation to be a little... older.

Anakin Skywalker: General Grievous... you're shorter than I expected.

General Grievous: Jedi scum!

Obi-Wan Kenobi: We have a job to do, Anakin. Try not to upset him.

General Grievous: Army or not, you must realize, you are doomed.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Oh, I don't think so.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Hello there!

General Grievous: General Kenobi, you are a bold one!

Apr 16, 2015

Is this the first Rey Solo cosplay?

We're just going with Rey being a Solo in The Force Awakens - regardless check out these two cosplayers doing their sweet versions of Rey (or is that Kira?)

Rey Solo cosplay Star Wars

Found at the Star Wars Anaheim Celebration event by Andy.

How cute is this lil guy? How jealous will R2D2 be given BB-8 is going to steal the movie?

We're predicting a new thing. R2D2 is gonna get killed in the Force Awakens, paving the way for BB-8 to reign supreme.

If this happens, expect a bigger uproar than when Han dies as well.

Things we learned today about the Force Awakens

Things we learned a lot about the Force Awakens today following the release of the 2nd Force Awakens Trailer and the Star Wars Celebration Event
  • The planet featured in two trailers is is not Tattooine but a sand bowl known as Jakku. A Star Destroyer has crash landed along with an X-Wing, suggestive of a previous space battle.
  • Luke appears to be suggesting that there is another in his family that is Force Sensitive. 
  • Luke appears to have a new robotic hand and arm. 
  • It appears Chewbacca hasn't aged a day. 
  • There are plenty of new looking Storm Troopers, including Captain Phasma, snow troopers and flame troopers.
  • It looks like there is an escape scene with a Tie Fighter in a hangar.
  • The Empire is now being referred to as the First Order.
  • The Rebels fall under the title of the Resistance.
  • Notice the wording from Luke's voice over, "my Father has it". Not had. It would appear Lord Vader's force ghost lives on....

Facts about the planet Jakku

Planet Jakku from The Force Awakens
Hey Guys, is it cool if I park by Star Destroyer here? Do you validate parking?
Many fans thought that it was Tatooine that featured in the first The Force Awakens trailer. It turns out it is a new place called Jakku.

What secrets does planet Jakku hold?

The film starts with Rey being a resourceful but solitary scavenger on Jakku. She eventually meets Finn.

We understand Jakku was deserted until a space battle caused the Star Destroyer first seen  in the teaser to crash.

Rumour has it that Max von Sydow's character was the Commander of the Star Destroyer and he and his crew were the first settlers on the planet. Take that with a grain of salt!

Apr 13, 2015

Star Wars is coming to Madame Tussauds Wax Sculpture Museum

wax figure prince leia Tussauds
Leia and Jabba waxing lyrical
Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax museum that can be found in London, UK. They are famous for the life like versions they create of famous people - film stars a speciality.

A team up with Lucasfilm has meant they are having a crack at doing a Star Wars exhibit. These promotional images show things are looking absolutely amazing!

The official description: Opening Saturday May 16th 2015, Madame Tussauds London will take you to your favourite Star Wars scenes. Star Wars at Madame Tussauds will be a unique, immersive experience featuring 16 of the most famous heroes and villains in scenes from some of the most iconic moments featured in Star Wars Episodes I – VI.

Master Yoda
A trio of Jedi

Doctor Kalonia's cheeky quote to Chewbacca from The Force Awakens

Doctor Kalonia's line to Chewbacca from The Force Awakens

Recall as our heroes arrive at the Resistance HQ and Chewie needs medical treatment. He is assigned to Doctor Kalonia and this moment generates one of the best laugh in the movies.

Chewie is playing himself off as all 'cool' for getting a scrap and is also looking for a little bit of sympathy. The good Doctor responds to him with a an attitude of a mother takling to a kid with an injury and says:

"Awe, you must have been so brave."

Chewbacca loves the attention!

An interesting fact is that Doctor Kalonia is played by Dame Harriet Walter. While is was well known as a British actress having appeared in Downton Abby and the like, she is perhaps also well known for being the grand daughter of Count Dooku himself, actor Christoper Lee.

Apr 9, 2015

A great BB-8 carboard cosplay effort

costume carboard of bb-8 robot

 Found at Wondercon by Jason Ward. Kind of reminds me of this card board cosplay effort!

We've found the second BB-8 costume player!

bb8 costume star wars