Chewbacca Recast!

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Look, I don’t claim to find gold level material everywhere, but sometimes we need stuff and you might get a mild chuckle from something.

See the potential mild chuckle after the cut.

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Han And Chewy

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Harrison Ford, famously, is not overly fond of the character of Han Solo.  Could it be because of a long-standing feud he had with co-star Chewbacca?

Probably not, but it was the basis for some bits on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  See them bury the hatchet after the cut.

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20 Thoughts On Marvel’s 1977 Star Wars Comic Book

Forget asking if Luke will destroy the universe (was that ever an option?)–I want to know why Darth Vader has a green helmet!

Rumor has it there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out in a month and while geeks everywhere struggle to not lose their minds counting down the days we’re also trying to find ways to distract ourselves.  Over at the Comixology podcast, Matt and Kara are holding a Star Wars comic book club and the first session focuses on the original Marvel comic book of Star Wars.  Launched in 1977 just a few months after the movie came out, the first six issues retold the original film and then went into some strange, we-didn’t-know-anything-about-Empire-Strikes-Back territory.

The first comic book club only covered these original six issues and I thought it was easier to present my thoughts visually and here on Gabbing Geek as well.  It was strange to read these issues–not only because it recreates a movie we’ve all seen so many times, but also because it retells that movie through the strange conventions of 1970s comics.  And the things it has to translate onto the page (like Artoo’s whistles or Chewbacca’s howls) definitely presented some issues to the creative team.  So jump after the break to see 20 thoughts I had upon reading this comic book.

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Muppets Episode 5

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Last night, we learned that Fozzie Bear is a nicer person than Kermit the Frog.  Fozzie has a hit stand-up routine about his human girlfriend Becky’s sweatiness.  When he learns how hurt she was (after she gets revenge on him), he removes it from his act.  Would Kermit have done the same thing?  Not this incarnation of Kermit.  Kermit just wants to put on a good show, and if he has to manipulate Piggy and the crew, then by Henson, he will.

But this week, Reese Witherspoon was the celebrity guest, and I want to address that a bit behind the cut.

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Afternoon Funnies- Scumbag Edition Edition

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Also known as “Watson Didn’t Want to Write an Article today and Just Dumped a Bunch of Pictures Off His Phone”.  Click on for a mild chuckle. Continue reading Afternoon Funnies- Scumbag Edition Edition

Afternoon Funnies- Mad Dash To Meet a Deadline Edition

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Sidekicks More Interesting Than Their Bosses!

One of these guys is Bruce Lee.  When Bruce Lee is your sidekick, he is automatically more interesting than you.
One of these guys is Bruce Lee. When Bruce Lee is your sidekick, he is automatically more interesting than you.

The sidekick.  That often annoying individual that follows the hero around, sometimes useful, sometimes not.  The character is a staple of genre fiction.  But sometimes the sidekick is more interesting than the hero.

After the cut are a few such sidekicks that outrank their bosses in terms of personality.  Who will make the cut?

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Gabbing Geek Star Wars Prediction Game (The Steaks Are High)

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On this week’s Gabbing Geek, the Geeks laid out their predictions for the upcoming Star Wars Episode 7; betting steaks as stakes.  We promise we will EVENTUALLY get treatment for our food and beverage based gambling addiction, but until then play the game with us after the break!
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Gabbing Geek 42: Jurassic World, Watchmen, And Star Wars

Gabbing Geek 42: Jurassic World, Watchmen, And Star Wars
Gabbing Geek 42: Jurassic World, Watchmen, And Star Wars

Episode 42 of Gabbing Geek has a great conversation about Jurassic World, our Watchmen book club, and a fun Star Wars Episode VII betting game.  Give it a listen right now or jump after the break to read more!

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Winnie the Wookie: A Star Wars Childhood

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We all know this is what Han and Chewie look like.  But an amazing artist imagines what they would look like if re-imagined as characters from Winnie the Pooh!

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