Tag: star wars

  • Some Thoughts about the Disney/Star Wars News

    Some Thoughts about the Disney/Star Wars News

    A few thoughts I have had after recording the episode about Disney buying Lucasfilm . . . When I was three or four, my parents took me to a little theater where I first saw Star Wars. I remember vividly going to see Empire Strikes Back with my family, and I remember the butterflies in…

  • Episode 32 — “Disney’s Star Wars Initial Reaction”

    Episode 32 — “Disney’s Star Wars Initial Reaction”

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen and Steve react to the news about Disney aquiring Lucasfilm and the promise of a new Star Wars movie in 2015. They talk about what they would like to see happen, what they hope does NOT happen, and Ben makes the prediction of the actual release date…

  • Did Disney and Lucasfilm confuse Halloween with April Fools Day?

    Did Disney and Lucasfilm confuse Halloween with April Fools Day?

    So this: http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-creator/ Disney is buying Lucasfim. Disney is buying Star Wars. (And Willow, right?) Disney is buying Star Wars? Let that sink in. Did it sink in? No? That’s okay. Here I thought Star Wars and Angry Birds was the big news today . . . A big part of me thinks it MUST…

  • VIDEO: Star Wars Flash Mob (that’s not just costumes and light sabers!)

    VIDEO: Star Wars Flash Mob (that’s not just costumes and light sabers!)

    This one is pretty cool. Other flash mobs have been good, but this one takes it to a very cool level. And I think the lack of costumes makes it even cooler. There do seem to be a lot of cameras there, though (and not just from the spectators) . . .

  • Episode 25 — “Great Pre-Star Wars Sci-Fi Movies”

    Episode 25 — “Great Pre-Star Wars Sci-Fi Movies”

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn this latest episode of the show, Ben, Dr. Jayce, and Steve discuss their favorite sci-fi and fantasy movies from before Star Wars changed science fiction and fantasy cinema forever! What will they choose? What movie will make Dr. Jayce completely disown you if you like it? And…

  • Episode 23 — “Sci-Fi Rip Offs”

    Episode 23 — “Sci-Fi Rip Offs”

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSBen, Steve, and Dr. Jayce are together again . . . and, fortunately for you, none of them sing the song from The Muppets Take Manhattan (although Ben has it stuck in his head as he types these words). The topic? Sci-fi rip offs. The three of them…

  • Star Wars #52 (Cool Comic Covers #20)

    Star Wars #52 (Cool Comic Covers #20)

    It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of┬áthe most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, a striking Star Wars comic . . . The coolest thing about this comic, when I was a kid, was not the cover. No, the coolest thing…

  • Episode 7 — “Sci-Fi Vs. Fantasy”

    Episode 7 — “Sci-Fi Vs. Fantasy”

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThe sci-fi guys are back. In this, the seventh episode of the podcast, they dive into the differences and similarities of the science fiction and fantasy as genres. Is it as simple as “swords” instead of “lasers”? What kinds of stories work better in one genre, rather than…

  • Steve’s reply to Dr. J’s Star Wars Rankings

    Steve’s reply to Dr. J’s Star Wars Rankings

    This list is my reply to Jayce’s list, and represents a totally non-objective view of the movies. This is not based on the merit of their acting, production, directing, etc. but solely on how I perceived them at the time and their impact on me. I present them chronologically so the narrative will make a…

  • Star Wars Burgers

    Star Wars Burgers

    I’ve seen articles about this around the internet and I find it very, very interesting. And very, very disgusting. In anticipation of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace being re-released in theaters next month in 3D, a burger joint in France is making the experience even MORE interactive . . . but letting…