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  • Complete "R2-D2" unit assembled from original components from Episodes IV, V, VI, I & II

    06/26/2017 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    Hollywood Auction 89 - Day 3 ^ | June 28, 2017 | by Profiles in History
    (Now for something for all the Star Wars fans. . . the ultimate fan icon auction, an original R2D2 is being auctioned off.) 1298. Complete “R2-D2” unit assembled from original components spanning the original Star Wars trilogy and Episodes I & II. (TCF, 1977 - 2002) A complete film used R2 unit is not known to be in the public domain – this R2-D2 offering represents the pinnacle of the Star Wars collecting universe. For the productions following Star Wars: A New Hope, to save time in meeting production deadlines, R2 components were reused from the previous Star Wars films....
  • Jar Jar Binks Makes Incognito Plea to Ron Howard For Han Solo Movie Role

    06/24/2017 1:26:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ryan Parker
    "If you really want to turn this movie around, you have got to get Jar Jar in there, and not just a supporting role. Maybe it's a Jar Jar movie now." Meesa thinks it's a long shot. In a recent Funny or Die clip, Jar Jar Binks makes a plea to Ron Howard to be added into the Han Solo spin-off after it was announced this week the Apollo 13 director was taking the reins. Jar Jar is in disguise for the nearly two-minute faux clip in which he praises Howard's work and says he knows the mostly unpopular Phantom...
  • Ron Howard to assume directorial duties on the untitled Han Solo film

    06/22/2017 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 44 replies
    StarWars.com ^ | July 22, 2017
    Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of...
  • Meet Autumn: Star Wars star’s family wanted abortion, her mom chose life

    06/20/2017 1:26:13 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    LOS ANGELES, California, June 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The mother who was pressured to abort by the famous family of her baby’s father is going about the business of raising her child that she welcomed into the world last fall. Maegan Chen was dating Nathan Hamill last year when she became pregnant. Hamill, some of his friends and family members – he’s the son of actor Mark Hamill and his wife Marilou – tried to coerce Chen or manipulate her into aborting. At one point, she agreed to the abortion and was given the abortion pill, but the drugs didn’t...
  • Star Wars Star Mark Hamill Cheers MSNBC Liberal for 'Kicking Breitbart Butt'

    06/19/2017 8:36:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 18, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    After MSNBC counterterrorism analyst Malcolm Nance confronted Breitbart editor Alex Marlow on Friday's Real Time show, demanding that he retract an article from last April which accurately highlighted Nance "nominating" a Donald Trump property for a terrorist attack, actor Mark Hamill was so impressed with the liberal MSNBC analyst that the Star Wars icon praised him on Twitter and dubbed him a "Jedi master." After MSNBC's Joy Reid highlighted Hamill's tweet on her AM Joy show on Sunday, Hamill also threw some Twitter praise toward the far-left MSNBC host. At 11:46 a.m. ET on Sunday's AM Joy, host Reid excitedly...
  • Star Wars Actor Mark Hamill, Sally Field and Olivia Wilde Promote Planned Parenthood and ACLU

    06/12/2017 12:15:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | June 11, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Celebrities keep using the red carpet to promote a group that sheds more innocent blood through abortion than any other group in the United States. On Sunday at the Tony Awards, several stars wore pins and ribbons to show their support of the Planned Parenthood abortion chain and the pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union. The two groups often work together to challenge laws that protect unborn babies and moms from abortion. Variety reports “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill wore a blue ribbon to support the ACLU, while Hollywood icon Sally Field, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom and actress Olivia Wilde...
  • We Ranked the 40 Greatest Star Wars Moments

    05/24/2017 5:42:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    Time ^ | May 23, 2017 | Eliana Dockterman, Alex Fitzpatrick, Megan McCluskey, Matt Vella
    No science fiction franchise has been more influential than Star Wars. (Sorry, Star Trek fans!) Over the last 40 years, the space opera saga created by George Lucas has delivered 1,062 minutes of lightsaber duels, intergalactic dogfights and dynastic drama. Even non-fans are likely to immediately recognize iconic imagery like Darth Vader’s helmet, the Millennium Falcon, or Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Which begs the question: of the hundreds, maybe thousands, to choose from which Star Wars moments are the best? The series, now owned by Disney, turns 40 on May 25. So TIME's entertainment team and sundry Star Wars super fans...
  • Star Wars: Kylo is Fastest-Rising American Boy’s Baby Name in 2016

    05/13/2017 6:21:33 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Screenrant ^ | 5-13-2017 | Jacob Stolworthy
    The Social Security Administration has released its annual list and jumping 2,368 spots to 901 is Kylo, the character played by Adam Driver. It ended at 3,269 in 2015. This comes as no surprise to BabynameWizard.com founder Laura Wattenberg who, the Associated Press reports, states that the names of villains are these days more likely to inspire parents than on-screen heroes. The category’s popular culture-inspired runners up include Creed, Adonis (from Rocky sequel Creed) and Zayn, presumably after former One Direction singer Zayn Malik who is now enjoying a solo career in his own right.
  • Did Mark Hamill Ruin 'Last Jedi' Twist in 1980s Interview With Gene Siskel?

    04/26/2017 8:50:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    April 25, 2017 ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ryan Parker
    Odds are, the story has completely changed, but who knows for sure. Ah! Decades-old spoiler alert! Mark Hamill may have spilled the beans about his iconic Star Wars character years ago while doing an interview with the late film critic Gene Siskel around the time Return of the Jedi was released. In the unearthed interview, Hamill said George Lucas explained to him his layout for the prequels and also told Hamill to be ready, because he had plans for Skywalker many years down the road.
  • Carrie Fisher Will Not Be in Episode IX After All and Other Star Wars Revelations From This Weekend

    04/17/2017 5:04:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | April 17, 2017 | Marissa Martinelli
    The biggest news out of Star Wars Celebration may have been the release of the hotly anticipated first teaser for Episode VIII, The Last Jedi, but despite the major secrecy surrounding the upcoming film, that wasn’t the only Star Wars revelation to come out of this weekend. Here’s what else we learned: Despite statements from Fisher's family to the contrary, the late Carrie Fisher will not appear in Episode IX.
  • Mark Hamill says 'it's possible' Luke goes to dark side in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

    04/17/2017 12:57:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 14, 2017 | Michael Rothman
    Today, the first teaser for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" dropped and the thing that stuck out for fans was Luke Skywalker's quote at the end that the "Jedi must end." ... As for if Luke would ever turn to the dark side, [Hamill] said, "It's possible, anything's possible." ...
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Released

    04/14/2017 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/14/2017
    Looks great to me.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser

    04/14/2017 9:21:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 14, 2017 | Staff
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Arriving in your galaxy December 15.
  • Timothy Zahn finally unveils the origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains in Thrawn

    04/12/2017 2:21:04 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 9 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 12, 2017 | Andrew Liptak
    Last summer, Dave Filoni announced that he would be bringing a long-standing fan-favorite character to Star Wars Rebels: Grand Admiral Thrawn. In a classic, “wait, there’s more!” moment, he followed up by saying that the character would also get a novel, written by none other than Timothy Zahn, who created the character in 1991’s Heir to the Empire. It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is to long-time Star Wars fans. In the previous Star Wars expanded universe, Thrawn was a different sort of villain for the franchise. Where Emperor Palpatine was evil incarnate, and Darth Vader embodied raw power,...
  • HARRISON FORD: 'I'M THE SCHMUCK WHO LANDED ON THE TAXIWAY'

    03/24/2017 3:49:13 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/24/2017 | tmz
    Harrison Ford told the tower at John Wayne Airport, "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway." TMZ has obtained communications between Ford and the tower. The audio above is Ford on his cellphone with the tower immediately after he lands on the taxiway and the audio below is the radio communication between Ford and the Tower during his plane landing. Ford explain why he was confused ... a combination of encountering turbulence from an Air Bus and getting distracted by a jet that was on the runway. Harrison Ford landed his single engine plane on the taxiway at John...
  • ‘Stormtroopers’ banned from ‘Star Wars’-themed college reunion over alleged Nazi inspiration

    03/08/2017 10:00:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Graduates from Princeton’s 2012 class will not be able to attend a “Star Wars”-themed party in Stormtrooper gear due to fears that it will convey a racist message. A rules committee organizing a five-year class reunion party in early June around the fictional “Star Wars” universe was contacted about characters allegedly inspired by World War II-era events. Subsequently, Stormtroopers will not be allowed.
  • Star Wars Actor: Put Muslims on TV or They Will Join ISIS

    03/03/2017 12:27:32 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 3, 2017 12:23 pm | Andrew Kugle
    Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed gave some advice on how to fight the terror group ISIS. During a Thursday speech to Channel 4's annual diversity lecture in Parliament, Ahmed urged television producers to embrace diversity and have more Muslim representation, or young people will feel alienated and will be more vulnerable to joining extremist groups. "If we fail to represent, we are in danger of losing people to extremism," Ahmed said. "In the mind of the Isis recruit, he’s the next James Bond right? Have you seen some of those Isis propaganda videos, they are cut like action movies," he...
  • HARRISON FORD VIDEO OF TAXIWAY LANDING

    02/22/2017 5:51:16 AM PST · by RummyChick · 43 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/22/2017 | tmz
    Harrison Ford's taxiway landing last Monday was caught on video, and it promises to be the centerpiece of the FAA investigation. The video was captured by cameras trained on the runways at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. It shows Ford's approach which came dangerously close to an American Airlines 737, which was on the taxiway when the actor's plane passed overhead. A man in the terminal who took a picture of the landing told us Ford had misjudged the runway and banked sharply before landing on the taxiway, but that is not reflected in this video.
  • HARRISON FORD RADIO MISSTEPS ON TAKEOFF Before Botched Taxiway Landing

    02/17/2017 7:57:21 AM PST · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/17/17 | tmz
    Harrison Ford didn't sound like a seasoned pilot of more than 20 years when he stammered through radio calls to the tower ... minutes before his screwed up landing on a taxiway. TMZ has obtained audio of Harrison's convo with air traffic control as he took off from Santa Monica Airport at 11:49 AM on Feb. 13, and he sounds confused. The SMO tower sends him off with his tail number -- "Husky Niner Hotel Uniform" -- and gives him a personal code (squawk) of 0214 ... his identifying code for air traffic control. All good up to that point....
  • HARRISON FORD 'COMPLETELY MISJUDGED RUNWAY' Last Second Save on Taxiway

    02/16/2017 8:14:33 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/16/17 | tmz
    This is a photo of Harrison Ford landing on the taxiway Monday at John Wayne Airport ... and the person who took the pic says the actor was totally out of position seconds before he touched down. The man who shot the photo had just arrived on a commercial flight and was looking out the terminal window waiting for a friend, when he saw Ford's plane coming in for a landing. He tells TMZ Ford had "completely misjudged the runway" and was not in position to land. The man grabbed his phone to snap a pic, thinking the pilot might...