Earlier today we paid respect to those that celebrate Festivus. And now, Darth Santa let’s us know how he feels about Christmas in a video after the cut.
And now, we come to the end.
Yes, it’s Return of the Jedi.
Man, now that the prequels are done and over with, the series just keeps getting better and better.
Let’s talk about The Empire Strikes Back.
All geeks love two things: Star Wars and cleverly designed infographics. The folks over at Bloomberg finally put those two things together with Star Wars: The Force Accounted. It’s much cooler than the title suggests. Head over there to see exactly how much time we see the Force being used and by whom and what powers. We get breakdowns of who says MTFBWY and even a detailed description of the methodology which is just as geeky as the rest of the article.
And now we get to the original Star Wars.
It’s about damn time.
The consensus seems to be that Revenge of the Sith is, in fact, the best of the prequels. True, that can be damning with faint praise, but…well, let’s see what the Geeks have to say about this one.
The Force Awakens opens on the 18th. Star Wars fans can barely contain themselves. They got the original band back together (mostly), and the epic saga continues with a new generation.
To better prepare ourselves, we here at Gabbing Geek are doing a Star Wars rewatch, with a movie covered a day until the 18th rolls around, skipping weekends.
Here’s our first installment on Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
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.
What if our favorite Star Wars characters were actually ancient Greek philosophers, or artists, or rulers? That’s the take French artist Travis Durden took for a Star Wars themed art show in Paris in October. He used 3D modeling software on computers to recreate characters like Yoda, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett as Greek sculptures. See more pictures after the break, and check out Monsieur Durden’s website for more of his creative work.
Unless you’re Marty McFly visiting 30 years into the future, you should know the United States won the Cold War.
But how decisive was that victory? Well, one of our best known pop culture creations just replaced one of their best known historical figures in public.