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  • Han Solo Blaster from Star Wars Total Realized at Auction $1,057,500

    09/12/2022 7:53:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 68 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 2, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The prop used by the character Han Solo in the original Star Wars movie was lost for decades. It was recently rediscovered, re-assembled, and sold at auction at Rock Island Auction Company. The price, as bid, was $900,00. With the buyer’s fees, the total amount came to $1,057,500. As one of the auctioneers quipped, that is a record price paid for a blaster!The following video shows the bidding at Rock Island Auction Company. It is fast. It is pricey. It only lasts two minutes and 59 seconds.Interested bidders from all over the world were willing to pay a lot of...
  • Han Solo’s Blaster From the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Is Going Up for Auction Next Month

    07/23/2022 5:29:56 PM PDT · by dayglored · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Thu, July 21, 2022 | Bryan Hood
    The blaster that helped the Rebel Alliance finally take down the Empire could soon be yours. Han Solo’s DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol from the original Star Wars trilogy will be sold next month by Rock Island Auction Company. The weapon isn’t just a lovingly crafted replica, either. It’s the actual prop that was wielded by Harrison Ford on the set of the original film in the franchise... Here's the auction page: Lot 1247: Documented Mauser Broomhandle “DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol” Prop
  • Abortion-Loving Mark Hamill Compares Adoptive Parents to Deranged Supervillians

    07/06/2022 2:56:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | July 5, 2022 | Michael Ippolito
    Another woke Hollywood lefty is on the loose with more terrible takes on abortion. So get your lightsaber, because Star Wars actor Mark Hamill just gave one that’ll make you wish you were getting force-choked. Hamill took to Twitter to portray couples willing to adopt babies to the mentally deranged DC supervillains Joker and Harley Quinn. Following a common theme on left-wing Twitter, Hamill demonized couples willing to adopt babies from unplanned pregnancies as malicious, discrediting the 36 couples that wait for every one baby that is adopted. Instead of allowing the baby to grow up in a household, Hamill...
  • Gina Carano ‘Got Stripped of Everything’ After Disney Firing

    06/15/2022 12:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2022 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    The legendary former MMA fighter was fired from Disney’s “Mandalorian,” a spinoff of the Star Wars franchise, after an Instagram story comparing the heated political climate to Nazi Germany last year. Carano’s career, however, was not over. She signed on to a starring role in the film “Terror on the Prairie,” which was developed by The Daily Wire. The conservative news outlet is seeking to build a movie business for people who, like Carano, are alienated from Hollywood’s output. “I don’t feel comfortable with mandates,” Carano said in an interview with Libby Emmons in the Post Millenial, adding that vaccine...
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Appears To Be Oblivious Of Revenge Of The Sith, Has No Clue Kenobi Knew Anakin Was Darth Vader

    06/09/2022 3:09:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 39 replies
    Bounding Into Comics ^ | June 6, 2022 | John F. Trent
    Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Joby Harold recently discussed the latest Disney+ Star Wars show and appeared to reveal that he had no idea that Kenobi knew that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. Speaking with TheWrap, Harold revealed he didn’t originally pitch Kenobi not knowing that Darth Vader survived their battle. He said, “That was actually not something I pitched originally. That was something I discovered along the way, and sort of had to confirm with Pablo [Hidalgo] and really think, ‘Hold on a second, what does he actually know?'” From there, Harold listed off a string of questions with one of...
  • Star Wars (1977) Release Info

    05/25/2022 9:55:58 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 68 replies
    IMDB ^ | 5/25/1977
    USA 25 May 1977
  • Colin Cantwell, Concept Artist Who Designed Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Spacecraft, Dies at 90

    05/22/2022 2:50:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | MAY 22, 2022 | Ryan Parker
    His love of architecture and fascination with space provided the perfect combination for Cantwell to make serious moves in Hollywood, working on several projects, his initial credited work being '2001: A Space Odyssey.'Colin Cantwell, the concept artist who designed iconic Star Wars spacecraft, including the X-wing Starfighter, TIE fighter and Death Star, died Saturday at his Colorado home, Sierra Dall, his long-time partner, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 90. Cantwell’s film credits include special photographic effects for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), technical dialogue for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and computer graphics design consultant for...
  • Where Is the Missing Star Wars Toyota Celica?

    05/04/2022 10:59:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | | Gary Gastelu
    The future of Star Wars is coming into focus on this May the Fourth, with new film projects being announced during the annual celebration, but there’s a four-decade-old mystery tied to the franchise’s history that remains cloudy. In 1977, Toyota teamed up with 20th Century Fox for a promotional sweepstakes where the grand prize was a custom Star Wars Celica that featured imagery from the original film, including the movie poster painted on its hood and reproductions of film cells on the sides. Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan. After the California shop that customized the car was mired in...
  • May the 4th be with You? The ETERNAL Word of Almighty God - Sharper Than Any Light Saber!

    05/04/2022 6:13:58 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    IFB ^ | 5/4/22 | Have Faithwalker
    Dear friends, being May 4th and if you can get past the title and read this full post you will be truly amazed at what the Word of Almighty God has to say about His precious Word, which is established FOREVER (Psalm 119:89, 144, 152, 160, 138:2, John 17:17)! One of the things that I have been taught from the very beginning in helping children, adults and people in general how to learn a particular biblical truth is to use what they mentally know by experience or association. I have found by using what people know that it is easy...
  • Hope Solo Arrested for Alleged DWI With Two Kids in Car

    04/01/2022 11:16:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 1, 2022 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    Hope Solo, the former goalie for the US Women’s National Team, was arrested for alleged DWI in North Carolina on Thursday. Police told TMZ that Solo, 40, was taken into custody in the parking lot of a Walmart in Winston-Salem, and processed in the Forsyth County jail. Solo allegedly had two young kids in the car at the time. She is married to former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens and they have 2-year-old twins. It was not immediately clear if it was the twins who were in the car with her at the time, but TMZ says it was “likely”...
  • Walt Disney Company subsidiaries...All subsidiaries, or companies, owned by the Walt Disney Company are found in this category.

    03/30/2022 8:04:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | MARCH 30, 2022 | Staff
    20th Century Animation 20th Century Fox Television 20th Century Studios 20th Television 20th Television Animation 21st Century Fox A A&E Networks ABC ABC Family Worldwide ABC News ABC News ABC News Now ABC Owned Television Stations ABC Signature ABC Signature ABC Studios Adventures by Disney Anaheim Ice Anaheim Sports Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim B Black Rock Studio Blue Sky Studios Buena Vista Buena Vista Interactive Buena Vista Pictures Marketing Buena Vista Records BVS Entertainment C Capital Disney Caravan Pictures Celebration, Florida Celebrity Sports Center Circle Seven Animation CrossGen D DIC Entertainment Disney Animation Studios Disney Branded Television Disney Canada Inc....
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    03/27/2022 7:19:24 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 93 replies
    After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
  • Mark Hamill's insufferable 'gay-gay-gay' tweet is nearly enough to drive this gay man straight

    03/13/2022 9:04:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Blaze ^ | 3/10/22 | BLAZETV STAFF
    On “The Rubin Report” Thursday, BlazeTV host Dave Rubin reacted to "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill's ridiculous post on Twitter after the Florida senate passed HB 1557, the Parental Rights in Education Bill. Democrats renamed the bill to the “Don't Say Gay” bill to mislead people, particularly those who don't bother to inform themselves before responding on social media, into thinking that the bill says something it doesn’t. Predictably, woefully woke lefties like Hamill fell right into their trap.
  • "Obama abandons missile defence shield in Europe" (Golden Oldie)

    03/07/2022 4:27:22 PM PST · by Bogle · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/17/2009 | Luke Harding, Ian Traynor
    "US president shelves scheme in Poland and Czech Republic, citing new intelligence on threat from Iran....Barack Obama has abandoned the controversial Pentagon plan to build a missile defence system in Europe that had long soured relations with Russia....Obama said the new approach would offer 'stronger, swifter and smarter' defence for the US and its allies."
  • Alan Ladd Jr., ‘Star Wars’ Savior and Oscar Winner for ‘Braveheart,’ Dies at 84

    03/02/2022 11:32:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | MARCH 2, 2022 | Mike Barnes
    The longtime studio exec and son of a movie icon, he also had a hand in such films as 'Blade Runner,' 'The Turning Point,' 'Alien' and 'Thelma and Louise.'Alan Ladd Jr., the revered Hollywood producer and studio executive who saved Star Wars when Fox wanted to shut down production and gained vindication when he received an Oscar for Braveheart after being dumped by MGM, has died. He was 84. Ladd, who headed production at Fox, Pathe Entertainment and MGM (in two stints) and ran his own outfit, The Ladd Co., with great success, died Wednesday, his daughter Amanda Ladd-Jones said....
  • Genius moment…

    02/22/2022 1:01:01 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 19 replies
  • Mount Etna Volcano Eruption Update; 1 Kilometer High Lava Fountains, Pyroclastic Flows

    02/13/2022 7:40:53 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 12, 2022 | GeologyHub
    The Mount Etna volcano started a new eruption on February 10th, 2022. Over the span of several minutes, a large explosive eruption at the southeast crater occurred, creating pyroclastic flows which traveled several kilometers alongside producing several thousand foot tall fountains of lava. However, the eruption is not over, and larger explosions could occur in the next several days to weeks. This video will cover what might happen next and state the series of events which led to this explosive eruption.0:00 Mount Etna Erupts0:53 Geologic Context1:04 Where the Eruption Occurred1:20 A Paroxysm2:16 Relation to "Star Wars"3:24 What will happen nextMount...
  • Is Book of Boba Fett a Dig at Woke Leftists? [new Star Wars TV series]

    01/11/2022 2:09:51 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 5, 2022 | Mr Reagan
  • Dems Plan To Scuttle Space Force.......

    09/23/2021 7:32:29 PM PDT · by caww · 67 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/23/2021 | Jack Beyer
    House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a measure in the 2022 defense budget to eliminate the Space Force. Rep. Jared Huffman (D., Calif.) led a resolution, cosigned by fellow Democratic representatives Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Mark Pocan (Wis.), and Jésus García (Calif.), to "abolish" America's newest military branch. The measure received support from the Koch-funded National Taxpayers Union and radical anti-war groups such as Peace Action and Demand Progress. The push to defund the Space Force comes as China increasingly threatens the United States. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said Monday that China is developing means to...
  • Why the Term ‘JEDI’ Is Problematic for Describing Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (This is an actual Scientific American article)

    09/23/2021 5:30:34 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 40 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 23 Sep 2021 | J. W. Hammond, Sara E. Brownell, Nita A. Kedharnath, Susan J. Cheng, W. Carson Byrd
    They’re meant to be heroes within the Star Wars universe, but the Jedi are inappropriate symbols for justice work The acronym “JEDI” has become a popular term for branding academic committees and labeling STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) initiatives focused on social justice issues. Used in this context, JEDI stands for “justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.” In recent years, this acronym has been employed by a growing number of prominent institutions and organizations, including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At first glance, JEDI may simply appear to be an elegant way to explicitly build “justice”...