Help Team Hondo! James will be doing Course of the Force again this year, and he needs to to raise at least $500 for Make-A-Wish or Hondo will take extreme measures!
The next person to tell me that “Disney is going to destroy Star Wars,” I swear to fucking god
When May 4th comes and goes with no major Star Wars announcements…
At first I was like…
But now I’m just…
Blast from the past: Star Wars/Futurama crossover icons, circa 2005. At 100x100 pixels - the Livejournal maximum size - these are a little too small for Tumblr’s standard template and I fully admit the animation is crude at best, but alas. Perhaps someone will be amused.
Is this the second Star Wars animated series? A TFN reader spotted this treatment for Star Wars: Reclamation today on the IMDB message boards. The poster claims to be an ex-Lucasfilm employee, but obviously nothing about this is in any way verifiable.
The Reclamation treatment lays out a Star Wars story set about 15 years after Return of the Jedi. It features mostly all-new characters and Leia Organa and devates considerably from the existing EU: A post-Emperor universe where Han and Leia aren’t even together? Where at least Leia’s ancestry is kept secret? Where there are Jedi who survived the purges but no mention of Luke Skywalker? Although at least one of the other character descriptions is rather curious…
As always, I am deeply skeptical about this whole thing, but it’s certainly food for thought - even if it does turn out to be nothing more than a rejected pitch, an attempt to troll gullible EU fans or just someone’s cleverly-presented fanfic.
DENIED. I know, you’re shocked.
Before, I begin, I want to stress that I know that this article is an April Fools gag.
All the same, however, it is indicative of a larger problem that I’ve seen in Star Wars fandom since the announcement of Episode VII.
Could we please stop fancasting all these insanely young twenty-something actresses as Mara Jade Skywalker?
Namely, for two very important reasons:
- Nowhere has it been said that Mara Jade will even exist in the new film’s canon.
- Mark Hamill, who is rumored to reprise his role, is 61 years old. Mara Jade, in the presumed Episode VII timeline, cannot be 30 years younger than Luke Skywalker.
If Luke is in Episode VII, if Mark Hamill is playing Luke in Episode VII, and if Luke is married in Episode VII, regardless of whether or not the wife is Mara Jade, she will have to be played by an older actress.
As the title of this post says, a little common sense goes a long way.
THIS YES THIS. Nothing against BSR or their prank, but this is basically why I Hate All Fancastings. They tend to be overly obvious, unoriginal* and wildly inappropriate. Basically? OVER IT. DO NOT WANT. Let the professionals do the casting, fandom, because you suck at it.
* Redheaded chick in SF/F? SOMEONE HAS SUGGESTED HER FOR MARA JADE. It started with Dina Meyer after DragonHeart and Starship Troopers and hasn’t stopped yet.
Carrie Fisher says she’s coming back as Princess Leia for Episode VII. Though Lucasfilm hasn’t confirmed anything, with Mark Hamill admitting talks and Harrison Ford reportedly in negotiations, chances are good we’ll see the original Star Wars stars show up in the new films.
UPDATE: Sure enough, Fisher’s rep told CNN that the actress was joking: “Nothing has been announced.” Still probably pretty likely, but anything but confirmed.
You know about the Star Wars ice cube trays, right? Well, now they come in DELUXE. As in, BIG. Check it.
All I can see are these floating in giant tubs booze at conventions.
Let’s do this.
I ordered a whole bunch of these on Thinkgeek last night. JADECON BAYBEE!
What I’ve been reading…
Star Wars: Scoundrels, Timothy Zahn. I’m ashamed at how long this took me, and I kind of had A Personal Issue with it, but to discuss it is to epically spoil it. I do think that most Star Wars fans will like it, and you don’t need to know anything about the EU to read it, which is a bigger selling point than you’d think. It’s no Mindor but it is, for the most part, a good read.
The Long Price Quartet, Daniel Abraham (aka half of James S. A. Corey.) Jo Walton’s recs strike again: This was the best fantasy I’ve read in a while, really fantastic worldbuilding and characters. READ IT: Vol. 1, Vol. 2.
Shades of Earth, Beth Revis. This is the third of the Across the Universe trilogy. I really liked the first one and kind of soured on the second, but this one actually managed to clear up the issues I had with it. I mean, it’s still VERY YAish sci-fi, but it’s better YA sci-fi than most of the recent YA sci-fi I’ve read. So. You could do worse. (Yes, Glow, that means you.)