Posts tagged star wars
Posts tagged star wars
Star Wars Bracket - The selection committee got this all wrong, by the way. You could have easily added another 32 characters to this bracket. Also, there are a couple notable snubs to me like Admiral “It’s a Trap!” Ackbar and a common Imperial Stormtrooper. And by God, you should not have to choose between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo in the second round or between R2-D2 and C-3PO in the first. In my bracket, which I am tempted to make, R2-D2 and C-3PO would be in opposite regions. ANYWAY…
Round of 32
Solo over Calrissian
Obi-Wan over Qui-Gon
Luke over Wedge (this one is a tough call for me, Wedge is legit)
Yoda over Mace
R2-D2 over C-3PO
Leia over Padme
Chewie over Wicket
Ahsoka over Rex
Vader over Grevious
Maul over Ventress
Jabba over Salacious Crumb
Hondo over Cad Bane
Boba Fett over Dengar
Bossk over Jango Fett
Tarkin over Dooku (good match up)
The Emperor over Ig-88
Obi-Wan over Solo - on a double OT, buzzer beating, ¾ length-of-the-floor shot
Yoda over Luke
Leia over R2-D2
Chewie over Ahsoka
Vader over Maul
Jabba over Hondo
Boba Fett over Bossk (if Bossk captured Solo, he would be the higher seed)
Tarkin over The Emperor (upset)
Yoda over Obi-Wan (Yoda’s veteran leadership carries the day)
Leia over Chewie (this was by far the best basketball game to watch)
Vader over Jabba
Boba Fett over Tarkin
Yoda over Leia
Vader over Boba Fett
Yoda defeats Vader in a dream final. I’ve always wanted to see this match up…
Thanks be to Kevin for finding this article.
“Ha! That’s awesome!” - 98% Evil
“Yeah. We shot and stunned Princess Leia. We tortured Han Solo with electric shocks and froze him in carbonite. We mercilessly slaughtered Jawas. It all came back to us though, because we were defeated by Ewoks with sticks, rocks, and wooden catapults.”
Looks like rumors that the gang from the original Star Wars trilogy are getting back together are gaining traction. George Lucas has reportedly called up Mark Hamil (aka Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa-Solo) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) to reprise their roles for Star Wars Ep 7.
So far there is no word on what the new Star Wars director, J.J Abrahams, says about this casting decision. Abrahams tends to play his announcements close to the chest so it would interesting to hear what he says, when he says.
While news of a new Star Wars initially scared and then excited us when it was announced who would be directing and who would be writing, Little Miss Sunshine scribe Michael Arndt, the new movie I can’t help but revert back to my initial fear.
The major failing with the prequel trilogy, besides Lucas’ lackluster writing and directing, was the fact that a lot of OT characters seemed to be shoehorned in to make the audience feel a sense of familiarity with what was supposed to be a new addition to the overall narrative.
While I appreciate what the cast of the OT did for me as a Star Wars fan, I really would prefer it if they focused on making a new Star Wars with new characters that maybe model the themes of the original trio at most. With any luck Ep 7 won’t be another Indiana Jones and the Legend of the Crystal Skull.
Star Wars vs Star Trek
Created by Hark
To the dismay of picky sci-fi fans nationwide, a combative President Barack Obama blamed Republican lawmakers Friday for failing to stop automatic spending cuts from beginning to kick in late in the day, arguing he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” to get Republicans to agree on a deal.
As Peter Griffin would say, “D’oh.”
Technicality aside, knowing that the President would use a pop culture reference to help us all better understand the complexities of something like this budget deal does make it seem more real, and something I can relate to better.
The fact that he used (or at least tried to use) the “Jedi Mind Trick” implies a couple things to me:
1. The President is, in fact, a Jedi - which we should all support.
2. That the Congress is “weak-minded,” since a Jedi mind trick is most effective against those unattuned to the Force.
All that’s missing is the AT-AT.
Learn, you must: When looking to broaden to broaden their horizons, some take up painting, others taking dancing classes - and others take up waving around a big glowing sword.
The class is the brainchild of Alain Bloch, a 32-year-old software engineer with a lifelong love of George Lucas’ epic space opera.
Roughly 25 people meet every Sunday in San Francisco for Bloch’s lightsaber classes, which cost $10 per lesson, and don’t require a trip to Dagobah.
Photos: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press