Who knew? The reissue of the classic thirteen-part Star Wars radio series was the first appearance of a proto-Proxima Nova.
A magnificent piece of writing from Michael, examining the influence of Sergio Leone on George Lucas.
A damning analysis of the Empire’s military strategy at the battle of Hoth, complete with illustrations. The comments are good too:
Guys, cut Palpatine some slack. He’s still in his first term as Emperor…
Why George Lucas Is the Greatest Artist of Our Time - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Camille Paglia is apparently a Lucas apologist like me.
This is an intriguing suggestion: watch the Star Wars saga in the order IV, V, II, III, VI (notice that Episode I is missing entirely). The reasoning is very sound and well worth a read.
The final amalgam of Star Wars Uncut is an absolute joy to behold. I enjoyed every single moment of this.
Add this one to your Instapaper/Readability queue: the behind-the-scenes story of the train wreck that was the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.
An architectural overview of the Star Wars universe. Design fiction.
I can confirm that this crocheted mini Boba Fett is just about the cutest and simultaneously awesomest thing ever!
We want the finest Star Wars parodies known to man—we want them here and we want them now!
When you see Craig’s Han Solo PI side by side with the original title sequence of Magnum PI, the genius shines through.
Part two of Kirby Ferguson’s series focuses on films. Creation requires influence.
A fantastically detailed look by Michael at the evolution of the design of Chewbacca.
An Empire Strikes Back chess set made of Lego. I love it!
The nerdgasmic result of a collision between linguistics and Star Wars.
This thread was supposed to be about dragons!
An excellent way of visualising weather. Brighton is currently like Hoth.
Lovely Lego Star Wars pictures.
My new favourite Flickr pool.
This is wonderful, just wonderful; an in-depth piece on corridors in science fiction movies. Swoon!
Imponderables from a galaxy far, far away...
The Imperial March played through a Faraday cage. Telsa would be proud.
A 5' x 10' Hoth base diorama consisting of between 55,000 to 60,000 pieces of LEGO and containing 50 real lights and a remote controlled device that can deploy troops from the AT-ATs.
Handheld footage from Imperial Fleet Week in San Francisco.
The secret lives of stormtroopers.
Strikingly different illustrations of the Star Wars pantheon from Japan.
Type a word, hear it from Artoo.
Colly is being transfered from prisoner cell-block 1138.
Even though it breaks up after just two seconds in the air, the moment of take-off is pretty awesome.
This is very good news for me and my Wii.
Star Wars and Family Guy: the perfect mashup. This illicit footage is pretty darn hilarious.
This is the ultimate geek gadget: a projector in the shape of R2D2. I want one!
Now Admiral Ackbar is on Twitter too. "It's a traaaap!"
Darth Vader signs up to Twitter. Hilarity ensues.
An interesting re-evaluation of Star Wars: Episode IV in light of information from episodes I-III. Could R2D2 and Chewbacca, as secret agents of the fledging rebellion, be the most important characters?
Star Wars and Lego: two great tastes that taste great together.
A great re-imagining of the Star Wars trilogy as a silent movie.
The power of editing.
Taking samples from James Earl Jones's back catalogue and dubbing them over Star Wars sure is funny.
Sith abandon ship. I want one.
More Sam Jackson goodness.
Use your Mac laptop's motion sensor to get lightsaber sound effects.
This seems wrong... but so, so right.
What if the Force isn't a plot device... what if the Force is the plot?
Hilariously mistranslated subtitles for a pirated copy of Revenge Of The Sith.
Closed captioning with a difference.