May 4, 2011

May the Fourth Be With You All

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! In celebration I thought I'd share a few Star Wars tidbits I found around the internet.

Found this first one via the Star Wars blog, who found it on DVICE. Apparently, a solar powered R2-D2 was discovered in Hiroshima, Japan. "Developed by Yosuke Kimura and Daisuke Goto, two electrical systems majors at Hiroshima International University, the radio controlled homage to the Star Wars robot includes two shoulder-mounted solar panels that would conceivably power the droid when its normal energy supply runs down. The robot was recently on display in downtown Hiroshima, Japan as an example of the university's engineering program."

Speaking of R2, this is one of the best mashups I've ever seen. This is Ript Apparel's t-shirt of the day and only available for a few more hours. In case you don't get the non-SW reference, this is a take on the John Cusack/Cameron Crowe film Say Anything. You can watch a bit of the classic scene here.

The next image comes via Pat Langton. He's the artist who did the nifty Batman Hanging Laundry image I posted last week. This is part of a trio of Retro Star Wars posters he designed.

This one's also by Langton but is part of his "Think" gallery. Certainly does make you think...

And last but certainly not least, Star Wars has finally come to blu-ray! You can get the Original Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy or the Complete Saga.

Oh and actually one more thing, do a search on Twitter for the hashtag, #replaceawordinastarwarslinewithpants, you'll thank me later.

2 comments:

Jason Eaton said...

Dear Mr Lucas. As a self-proclaimed Film Historian™, you sure do like to revise history! Where are the Original Theatrical Editions? I want to see the original ILM miniatures, warts and all. I want to "see Han shoot" - not first, not second - because there was only one shot. I want what I was weaned on for my entire childhood, through the 70s and 80s. I want to revel in the images you struggled so hard to get on screen when you were a young man, with the odds against you.

Until then, I'm not buying your Blu-Rays. I'll just keep making my little homages to what got you where you are today, as it transports me back to when I was a 6 year old in '79: http://lockerz.com/s/98808915

I'm just so frustrated that your Special Editions don't do the same thing for me... and that you have decided that is the only version from here on out. Please reconsider?

Eleni said...

Hahaha, love the Say Anything mash-up! Shame I missed it yesterday.