Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $80,200
91%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $7.8k to go!! Let's git 'er done. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: starwars

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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...
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII now has a title — The Last Jedi

    01/23/2017 10:59:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 23, 2017 | Anthony Breznican
    What was once Episode VIII is now The Last Jedi. When cameras started rolling last year on the eighth film in the Skywalker family story, writer-director Rian Johnson used the tongue-in-cheek working title “Space Bear,” and numerous rumors (most of them false) about the possible real title have circulated ever since.
  • Leaked 'Star Wars' Auditions With The Bots From MST3K

    01/14/2017 6:11:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Funny Or Die ^ | Published on Dec 4, 2015 | Funny Or Die
    In newly released footage it was revealed that Mystery Science Theater 3000 bots Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo auditioned for the part of BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this leaked footage. They may have been a little typecast.
  • Mom-to-Be Wears Chewbacca Mask While in Labor

    01/14/2017 2:05:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Today ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Ronnie Koenig
    The force was definitely with Katie Stricker Curtis, 32, on January 3rd when she gave birth to her first child, a girl named Jayden Lee. The medical assistant from Windsor, Ontario, decided to don a Star Wars Chewbacca mask during labor, leaving the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital in stitches. A ten-second clip of her going through labor while wearing the Chewy mask was posted to her Facebook page on January 2nd and has since gotten over 216,000 views. This isn't the first time that a Chewbacca mask made the news in a hilarious way. Earlier this year, another video...
  • Disney negotiating with Carrie Fisher's estate to bring back Leia

    01/13/2017 9:18:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 13 January 2017 • 9:24am | Alice Vincent,
    Kirsty Wark said on the BBC show[Newsnight]: "With what might be regarded as unseemly haste, Disney is negotiating with the actor’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise. If Disney gets the go-ahead, Carrie Fisher will join Peter Cushing, who, last month, 15 years after his death, played a key role in Rogue One as Grand Moff Tarkin." There was no more detail on what exactly Disney is negotiating with the estate: the studio may want to continue using Fisher's likeness on merchandise, or, as with Cushing, want to bring Leia back for Star Wars: Espiode IX, which is...
  • Peter Thiel Thinks ‘Star Trek’ Is ‘Communist’ While ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Capitalist’

    01/12/2017 6:21:01 AM PST · by DFG · 66 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 01/11/2017 | Thom Geier
    In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, billionaire tech giant Peter Thiel defended his support of President-Elect Donald Trump and offered some characteristically esoteric opinions on everything from Meryl Streep to “Star Wars.” To a question noting that “President Obama had eight years without any ethical shadiness,” Thiel replied, “But there’s a point where no corruption can be a bad thing. It can mean that things are too boring.”
  • Carrie Fisher’s Ashes Placed in a Giant Prozac Pill as She is Buried with Her Mom Debbie Reynolds

    01/07/2017 3:33:28 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 59 replies
    People ^ | January 6th, 2017 | Jess Cagle
    Debbie Reynolds was buried with some of Carrie Fisher’s ashes after a funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Friday. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, her brother, Todd Fisher, and actor Taylor Lautner were in attendance for the burial. Todd was seen carrying his sister’s ashes in an urn shaped like a Prozac pill. “Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill,” Todd told Entertainment Tonight. “She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be.” He...
  • Gunman kills at least five people and wounds nine at Florida airport: Shooter in a Star Wars....

    01/06/2017 12:30:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 140 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 6, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Jose Lambiet In Ft. Lauderdale For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: Gunman kills at least five people and wounds nine at Florida airport: Shooter in a Star Wars shirt opened fire in Fort Lauderdale baggage claim aiming for victims' heads - and more shooters are reported The deadly shooting at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport is not over yet. Sources tell DailyMail.com that there is another shooter in the parking garage. Five people were killed and another six injured when a guman opened fire in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 around 1pm. The gunman in that incident - who was wearing a Star Wars shirt -was taken into custody...
  • Disney could receive $50M for Carrie Fisher's death

    12/31/2016 2:41:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 31, 2016
    Carrie Fisher’s death could be a windfall for Disney. The entertainment company, the distributor of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the next two films in the franchise, could receive $50 million thanks to an insurance policy the company took out in the event Fisher was unable to fulfill her three-film contract. It’s set to be the largest single personal accident insurance claim payout ever, according to Insurance Insider.
  • Princess Leia Second Line To Celebrate Carrie Fisher

    12/28/2016 12:18:42 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 54 replies
    Offbeat ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2016 | SAM D'ARCANGELO
    The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will celebrate Carrie Fisher’s life with a Princess Leia-themed, second line-style parade in New Orleans on Friday evening. Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the popular Star Wars film series, died yesterday at the age of 60. According to NOLA.com, participants will gather at Markey Park in the Bywater at 3pm. The approximately one-hour parade will begin at 4pm, andd will travel one block north down Mazant Street before turning right on Dauphine Street. It will then turn left on Poland Avenue and make its way to Castillo Blanco (Chewbacchus’ headquarters) on the corner of...
  • Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84

    12/28/2016 5:43:46 PM PST · by usafa92 · 217 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/28/2016 | TMZ
    Debbie Reynolds -- who rose to stardom in "Singin' in the Rain" and quickly became a staple among Hollywood royalty -- died Wednesday as a result of a stroke, TMZ has learned ... just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away ... this according to her son Todd. Debbie was rushed to a hospital shortly after 1 PM when someone at the Beverly Hills home of her son, Todd, called 911 to report a possible stroke. We're told Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie, who died Tuesday of cardiac arrest. Debbie famously divorced Eddie Fisher...
  • Carrie Fisher’s mother Debbie Reynolds reportedly hospitalized for ‘possible stroke’

    12/28/2016 2:00:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2016 | Victor Morton
    According to a report on TMZ, the 84-year-old Ms. Reynolds was rushed to the hospital from the Beverly Hills home of son Todd Fisher around 1 p.m. PST. She was reportedly at the home to discuss funeral plans for Ms. Fisher.
  • Star Wars Princess Leia Actress Carrie Fisher Dead At 60! Drugs Takes Another ICON

    12/27/2016 5:55:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | December 27, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Star Wars Princess Leia Actress Carrie Fisher Dead At 60! Drugs Takes Another ICON (Tommy Sotomayor gives his take on the death of Carrie Fisher)
  • Take a Look Inside Carrie Fisher's Spanish-Style Residence in Beverly Hills

    12/27/2016 6:14:15 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Architectural Digest ^ | September 2016 | Collins & Nichols
    The actress's hip museum of a house in the Hollywood Hills, an ode to the obsessive joy of collecting, is as charming, imaginative, original and fun as the actress-author herself ....Originally, the house belonged to Robert Armstrong, the ship's captain in King Kong, who uttered the last line in the movie, It was beauty killed the beast,' " explains Carrie Fisher, documenting the uniquely star-studded pedigree of her spectacular three-acre spread high in the Hollywood Hills. "After that, Bette Davis lived here for a while before it was bought in 1933 by Edith Head, who did most of the major...
  • Iconic 'Star Wars' Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60: 'She Was Loved by the World

    12/27/2016 12:01:58 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 140 replies
    msn entertainment ^ | 12/27/16 | Lindsay Kimble
    Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads the statement. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”...
  • Iconic Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60:

    12/27/2016 10:06:39 AM PST · by Bronzewound · 97 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 12-27-2016 | Lindsay Kimble
    Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd:
  • CARRIE FISHERDEAD AT 60

    12/27/2016 9:55:56 AM PST · by RummyChick · 184 replies
    tmz ^ | 12.27 | tmz
    Carrie Fisher died Tuesday morning ... days after suffering a massive heart attack on board a flight from London to LAX ... a family spokesperson has confirmed. Fisher died Tuesday morning ... days after suffering the heart attack. People on the plane performed CPR on Carrie and once the flight landed, paramedics rushed her to UCLA Medical Center on Friday. Carrie had been on a publicity tour for her new book, "The Princess Diarist." The book recently made headlines because she wrote about having an affair with co-star Harrison Ford while shooting the original 'Star Wars' movies. Of course, Princess...
  • Face it: Donald Trump IS "Rogue One"

    12/25/2016 12:25:12 PM PST · by LS · 67 replies
    self | 12/25/2016 | LS
    With a number of loonie lefties trying desperately to find ANY straw to grasp telling them that Trump and his voters are out of touch, the latest is the notion that the new "Star Wars" film "Rogue One" somehow is a parable about the (good) Rebels fighting the evil Trump empire. Nothing could be sillier. Anyone watching the film can see instantly, Trump IS "Rogue One" and the Force put together. The "Rogue One" title comes from the mission to steal the Death Star plans. When asked what their call sign is as they leave Yavin, the nervous pilot says,...
  • It may be an Accident, but Rogue One is the Most Politically Relevant Movie of the Year

    12/25/2016 11:23:30 AM PST · by MoochPooch · 58 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 24, 2016 | Owen Gleiberman
    As our prayers go out to Carrie Fisher, the dark urgency of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" only escalates with each passing day. It's a transporting fluke -- one of those rare movies that hit theaters with a timing that's nearly karmic. Oliver Stone's "Wall Street," to name one other example, came out two months after the Oct. 19, 1987, stock market crash, and it seemed to channel all the greed and house-of-cards financial chicanery that caused the crash to happen. But, of course, the film was shot many months before the market plunged. Stone, with his conspiratorial feelers,...
  • 'Sending all our love': Star Wars vet Mark Hamill reacts to Carrie Fisher's heart attack as Chewy...

    12/23/2016 5:16:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 23, 2016 | Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'Sending all our love': Star Wars vet Mark Hamill reacts to Carrie Fisher's heart attack as Chewbacca actor asks for 'prayers for our friend' Mark Hamill, who plays her brother Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, said: 'As if 2016 couldn't get any worse... sending all our love to Carrie Fisher.' Carrie and Mark have worked together since the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, in 1977. The daughter of Carrie Fisher also appeared with Mark in 2015's The Force Awakens. And the two were filming Episode VIII earlier this year.
  • Dramatic pilot distress call reveals Carrie Fisher, 60, suffered a massive heart attack on......

    12/23/2016 5:12:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 22, 2016 | Regina F. Graham and Ruth Styles and Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Dramatic pilot distress call reveals Carrie Fisher, 60, suffered a massive heart attack on 11-hour flight and was kept alive with CPR from a nurse passenger after she 'stopped breathing for 10 MINUTES' Carrie Fisher is currently in stable condition after suffering a massive heart attack on board an 11-hour transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles - after the pilot's harrowing distress call revealed how fellow passengers saved her life. Her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Press that she was 'out of emergency' and stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital Friday afternoon. He said he could...
  • MID AIR EMERGENCY Carrie Fisher hospitalised following ‘massive heart attack’

    12/23/2016 1:47:19 PM PST · by bryan999 · 245 replies
    CARRIE Fisher suffered a ‘massive heart attack’ during a flight on Friday night. TMZ report the 60-year-old actress was on a flight from London to LAX when she suffered a cardiac arrest. The US website claims the plane landed in America at noon and paramedics rushed on board. It’s reported Carrie received CPR on board. Once she was taken from the plane, the Star Wars actress was rushed to a nearby hospital. She’s currently on tour promoting her book The Princess Diarist, an intimate recollection of what really happened behind the scenes when she was filming the first Star Wars...
  • 'Rogue One’ Makes White Guys the Enemy of the Future

    12/21/2016 1:49:54 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 66 replies
    Acculturated ^ | 12/14/2016
    Wait a minute, after thirty-nine years, it turns out that Star Wars is about race? Sort of. You may not notice at first (I didn’t, until the second half of the movie), but in Rogue One there isn’t a single non-Hispanic white male among the large cast of heroes. The rebel band seeking to steal the plans for the Death Star from the Empire is led by a white woman (Felicity Jones), a Latino man (Diego Luna) and three ethnic Asians (Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang), with advice from a black man (Forest Whitaker) and a droid (voice of...
  • ‘Rogue One’ soars to second-best December debut with $155M

    12/19/2016 6:05:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Staff
    “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales.
  • This is the baby that Star Wars star Mark Hamill wanted dead - w video

    12/18/2016 6:54:16 AM PST · by cpforlife.org · 52 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Dec 16, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    December 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Many Star Wars fans flocking to see Rogue One this weekend don't know the dark side of Mark Hamill, the actor who plays Luke Skywalker. When Los Angeles model Maegan Chen found out earlier this year that she was pregnant with Hamill's grandbaby, Hamill and his son Nathan pressured her to have an abortion. But despite the attempted coercion, Maegan courageously resisted, and her baby, Autumn, was just born and is thriving. Maegan was unavailable for comment on this story, but she discussed the situation with LifeSiteNews for a previous report. She found out she...
  • Rogue One: Are Chirrut and Baze Star Wars's first same-sex couple? (Well THAT didn't take long)

    12/16/2016 9:58:22 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    Yahoo! Movies UK ^ | December 15, 2016 | Tom Butler
    ‘Rogue One’ is unlike any other ‘Star Wars’ film that’s come before for many reasons, but one of the most exciting is the diversity of its cast. From its female lead, to its international roster of actors from all around the world, it’s clear the franchise has come leaps and bounds from the original trilogy with its sole non-white character – Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian.Beyond the characters’ ethnic backgrounds though, same-sex couples are still apparently absent from the ‘Star Wars’ movie universe… or are they? Could ‘Rogue One’ also feature the franchise’s first same-sex screen couple, too?
  • [Vanity] – Star Wars: Rogue One – My First Impressions of the Film (No Spoilers)

    12/16/2016 11:47:43 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 55 replies
    12/16/2016 | vladimir998
    Saw Star Wars: Rogue One at 2 AM this morning. Here are my first impressions of the film (No Spoilers). There's nothing anti-Trump about it as far as I could see, by the way.
  • Navy conducts missile tests off Hawaii (Kill of Final Phase Medium Range Ballistic Missile)

    12/16/2016 6:30:52 AM PST · by xzins · 6 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | December 14, 2016 | William Cole
    By COURTESY MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS John Paul Jones successfully fired a salvo of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex medium-range ballistic missile target. COURTESY MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS John Paul Jones successfully fired a salvo of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex medium-range ballistic missile target. The Missile Defense Agency and Navy continued testing the versatility of the SM-6 missile with a salvo of two missiles fired at a ballistic missile target in...
  • The Internet Is Officially Losing it Over Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (no spoilers)

    12/12/2016 12:14:09 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 4 hours ago
    Star Wars fan boys and girls can breathe a sigh of relief, as Rogue One — the first major franchise spinoff — has debuted to rave reviews. Despite fan unease over a series of reshoots earlier this year, the film reportedly received a standing ovation following its premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, prompting many in attendance to take to social media to share their (spoiler-free) praise for the latest galaxy, far, far away installment. KevinSmith ✔ ‎@ThatKevinSmith Holy Sith! @RogueOneMovie is unbelievably wonderful! No lie: it is #EmpireStrikesBack great! An excellent chapter in the @starwars Universe! 12:20...
  • Star Wars isn’t political, says Disney chief responding to boycott by Trump supporters. He’s wrong.

    12/13/2016 6:59:58 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 13, 2016 | Ben Guarino
    At the Saturday premiere of the latest Star Wars film, “Rogue One,” Disney chief executive Bob Iger offered a curious reading of the upcoming movie. This entry to the behemoth science fiction franchise was not political, he said. At all. “Frankly, this is a film that the world should enjoy. It is not a film that is, in any way, a political film,” Iger said to the Hollywood Reporter. “There are no political statements in it, at all.” He added that he was “very proud” of the diversity of the cast but that, too, was “not a political statement, at...
  • Rogue One' Premiere Targeted by Pro-Trump Street Artist

    12/10/2016 9:32:39 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Dec. 10, 2016 | Paul Bond
    "I'd never seen the mainstream media sell their souls for a candidate the way they did for Hillary, and she still lost," says Sabo, who plastered faux movie posters all over Hollywood Boulevard. When Disney hosts its star-studded Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere on Saturday, guests will be greeted by artwork meant to rub it in the faces of liberal Hollywood that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election. The artwork, posted at bus stops and other locations near the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, consists of parodies of the poster for the latest Star...
  • Why You Should #DumpStarWars

    12/09/2016 8:18:59 PM PST · by KyCats · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 09, 2016 | Scott Greer
    "But the actions of the Rogue One writers is a lot more than that. Their tweets, particularly the safety pin emblem, is an obvious attempt to make the film a political statement against Trump and his supporters. The evil Empire is a white supremacist, Trump-esque organization, while the Rebellion are all those scrappy college kids demanding a safe space from the president-elect." Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/09/why-you-should-dumpstarwars/#ixzz4SPBsE5Tm
  • Trump Fans Urge Star Wars Boycott Over Reshoot Claims

    12/09/2016 9:39:02 AM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 9, 2016
    Trump Fans Urge Star Wars Boycott Over Reshoot Claims Supporters of Donald Trump are urging a boycott of the Star Wars film, Rogue One, due for US release next week. The campaign began with a series of tweets from activist Jack Posobiec, who claimed the writers changed the film to add scenes linking Mr Trump to racism. Screenwriter Chris Weitz said that this was "completely fake", though he and another writer have tweeted their opposition to the US president-elect. #DumpStarWars has been retweeted 120,000 times in the past 24 hours. Star Wars writers rewrote and reshot Rogue One to add...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Against Hate: ‘Rogue One’ Writers Get Political

    11/12/2016 1:00:07 PM PST · by Skywise · 64 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 11/11/2016 | Joe Otterson
    Two of the writers who worked on “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” jumped into the political fray on Friday with not-so subtle anti-Donald Trump messages. “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization,” screenwriter Chris Weitz tweeted. Gary Whitta, who also worked on the film, followed up by adding, “Opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.”
  • Donald Glover Cast as Young Lando Calrissian in Upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Stand-Alone Film

    10/23/2016 9:47:37 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 23 replies
    Star Wars.com ^ | 10-21-2016 | Disney
    Lucasfilm announced today that Donald Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored. This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld — years before the events involving Han, Leia, and Darth...
  • ‘Rogue One’ Second Trailer: Blame Mads Mikkelsen For The Death Star

    10/13/2016 7:53:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Octobr 13, 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    Descending upon us like an opening crawl of text just over two months to the day before it debuts in theaters, it’s the (possibly) final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new spot debuted this morning during Good Morning America and you can watch it here now.
  • C-3PO Crashes a Pentecostal Revival

    09/22/2016 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LutheranSatire youtube ^ | Published on Sep 22, 2016 | LutheranSatire
    It's great that C-3PO knows over six million languages. It's less great when he buzzkills your Pentecostal revival by saying all the languages you're speaking are fake. And yes, sorry, 1 Corinthians 13, not 14. My apologies. Or, as they say in Pentecostalism, twa bravintisha.
  • Darth Vader Picks up Trash Alongside Adopted Virginia Highway

    09/19/2016 12:39:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/19 | Ben Hooper
    A Virginia man who adopted a stretch of highway under the name Darth Vader donned the costume of the Star Wars character while cleaning up roadside trash. Darth Vader, aka Henry Wakley, was spotted Thursday wearing a version of the Sith Lord's costume with an orange reflective vest at the side of Route 460 in Blacksburg. Wakley adopted the stretch of highway last year and a sign at the side of the road states it was adopted by "Darth Vader." Wakley, who spends most of his time in New Zealand on business, said he decided to don Darth Vader's robes...
  • Kenny Baker, the R2-D2 Robot in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 81

    08/13/2016 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | LIAM STACK
    Kenny Baker, the British actor who rose to fame by playing the robot R2-D2 in six “Star Wars” films, died on Saturday. He was 81. His death was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Lucasfilm, the company that created and produces the enormously popular “Star Wars” franchise. Mr. Baker was a little person whose adult height was widely reported to be 3 feet, 8 inches. He referred to his short stature as “my height difficulties” in an autobiographical sketch on his official website, but it would have been impossible for a taller man to play the role that made him famous....
  • R2-D2 is dead: 3ft 8in actor Kenny Baker...has passed away

    08/13/2016 11:04:24 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 13, 2016 | Victoria Finan
    Kenny Baker, the 3ft 8in actor most famous for immortalising robot R2-D2 in Star Wars, has died at the age of 81. The Birmingham-born actor passed away today according to family members. He had suffered problems with his lungs and had been ill for some time, his niece Abigail Shield said.
  • What's true and false about the reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Disney Panic/Spin)

    06/04/2016 5:46:39 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 16 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Posted June 3, 2016 | Anthony Breznican
    Over the past week, numerous stories have emerged about reshoots on the first of the Star Wars stand-alone films, and fans have become as nervous and confused as C-3PO at a Star Trek convention. High level sources at Lucasfilm, speaking to EW anonymously, offered some details that place the schedule in context. (Official studio sources declined comment, saying they don’t respond to rumors.)
  • Disney execs in a panic over upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film (Rewrite/Reshooting after Prescreen Bombs)

    06/03/2016 1:57:45 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 53 replies
    Page Six ^ | 5-30-2016 | Emily Smith
    The first “Star Wars” spinoff, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is in crisis, and the movie will have to go into expensive reshoots over the summer, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six. The much-anticipated “Rogue One” is due for release on Dec. 16, but we’re told bosses at Disney are not fully satisfied with the first cut from director Gareth Edwards. One Hollywood source told us, “The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and ‘Rogue One’ will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July.”
  • University Offers Scholarships To Chewbacca Mom's Family

    06/02/2016 1:51:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 6/2
    A Florida university has offered scholarships to a woman who made the viral Facebook video showing her laughing hysterically as she tries on a Chewbacca mask. Southeastern University announced Monday that its president presented Candace Payne and her entire family with full tuition scholarships. President Dr. Kent Ingle says Payne, from Texas, inspired the university with the joy she expressed on her video. He says the school wanted her family to experience some of that joy in return.
  • There's a disturbance in the force! Star Wars spin-off Rogue One is 'so bad Disney chiefs ordered F

    05/31/2016 6:08:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2016 | Mike Larkin
    It has a release date that is not so far, far away. But Disney bosses are apparently so alarmed at how bad the new Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One is that they have ordered four weeks of expensive reshoots in a bid to salvage the project. After the money-making bonanza that was The Force Awakens, they are reportedly shocked at how the new film, which takes place shortly before the original Star Wars and features delicate English starlet Felicity Jones as a tough-talking maverick pilot.
  • VIRAL VIDEO: ‘Happy Chewbacca Mom’ breaks Facebook record

    05/21/2016 12:57:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Wavy10<com ^ | 5/21/16 | kxan
    AUSTIN, TX. (KXAN) – A Texas woman’s Facebook Live video showing her laughing uncontrollably in a Chewbacca mask now has more than 100 million views on the social media
  • Happy Star Wars Day!

    05/04/2016 5:27:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 43 replies
    May the 4th | Self
    May the 4th be with you!!
  • Snokeback Mountain: LBGT politics will destroy Star Wars

    04/21/2016 3:51:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    reddit.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | TheKnightShift27
    So word is trickling out that the next Star Wars movie will be “different” somehow. More daring. Doing things that have never been done in a Star Wars film before. We know the score. We can figure things out. A lot of us can read between the lines, in light of what has been transpiring lately throughout the entertainment and media industries. It means that there is going to be a homosexual relationship in Episode VIII. Abrams said it was coming. It's the way of things now, it seems, that everything be charged with the LBGT agenda. And now it...
  • The Death Star Is A Stupid Idea. Please Stop Making Movies About It

    04/09/2016 5:54:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    “Great shot, kid! That was one in a million!” Han Solo famously tells Luke Skywalker after the latter blows up the first Death Star. But that’s not exactly right. It’s more like one in every third Star Wars movie. The debut teaser trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is out, and it seems gritty, action-packed, and pretty great — at first glance, even more promising than “The Force Awakens.” But the hitch, it seems, is that we’ll once again be subjected to the laziest plotline in the Star Wars narrative: the menace of the Death Star (or the...