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What Joss Whedon Didn’t Like About ‘The Empire Strikes Back’
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The Empire Strikes Back

The Avengers director Joss Whedon had a lengthy chat with Entertainment Weekly recently, and among the many things that they discussed, the topic of Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back came up.

But instead of talking about how awesome Empire is, Whedon actually talked about what he disliked about the movie—and as an extension, all movies that do something similar.

Continue reading to see what he had to say.

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‘Empire Strikes Back’ Screen Test From 1978 Reveals Boba Fett’s Original All-White Costume
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Boba Fett

If you’re a die hard devotee of all things pertaining to Star Wars then it might be common knowledge to you that when the saga’s iconic bounty hunting scumbag Boba Fett was first introduced (in live-action form) in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, his stylish multi-colored armor was originally intended to be an all-white ensemble, as envisioned by conceptual artist Joe Johnston.

The white variant of the costume was never used, but in 1978 prior to the commencement of principal photography on Empire, Johnston’s original design was briefly brought to life in a rare black and white screen test. You can watch a five-minute video excerpt from that test and see some images here below.

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Comic Review: Star Wars #2
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Star Wars #2Star Wars #2
Script by Brian Wood
Art by Carlos D’anda
Colors by Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Art by Alex Ross
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: February 13, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

Continuing the new series, simply and boldly self-titled as Star Wars, Dark Horse enters the second chapter with a little action, along with much context that moves the story along significantly. Writer Brian Wood continues proving his chops with Star Wars #2, whilst artists Carlos D’anda and Gabe Eltaeb are beginning to forge a unique style for this new series.

Star Wars #2 begins with Han Solo and Chewbacca on a detached mission, still relatively unclear though involving a lot of credits, as they move through a sequence of rendezvous points and longwinded hyperspace jumps to avoid detection. While everything seems to be going like clockwork to begin with, the challenge of the mission makes itself clear when a particularly well-known bounty hunter, accompanied by an Imperial Star Destroyer, show up…

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Lucasfilm Possibly Developing Standalone Boba Fett and Young Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Movies
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Han Solo and Boba Fett

Yesterday we reported that Disney and Lucasfilm were ramping up their long-term grand plans for Star Wars with the announcement that they would be developing a series of movies set apart from Episode VII and on that would focus on individual characters from the Star Wars universe, including a possible Yoda movie.

Entertainment Weekly today broke an exclusive addendum to that revelation with the news that both Han Solo, the roguish but lovable space smuggler that helped make Harrison Ford a star in the original Star Wars movies, and Boba Fett, the masked intergalactic bounty hunter who had little screen time in the original trilogy but has since become a huge fan favorite character, might also be headlining their own standalone movies.

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Watch Now: The Just Say ‘NO’ Edition of ‘Star Wars’
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Star Wars NO

Here’s a good one for a laugh. There’s been a whole bunch of awesome Star Wars humor videos on the web, most of them using excerpts from the films and re-edited by fans. This one is of “NO” exception, as it features every single time the word “no” is mentioned in all six movies. It’s worth a look, so check it out at the bottom of the post.

Although the obvious classic (and/or groan-worthy) NO’s are featured in the video, you’ll be surprised how much the word is actually used in the movies. It may probably fuel the George Lucas Haters’ vocal detestation of his writing, but haters gonna hate!

The Star Wars NO video was edited by Chris Haynes, and uploaded to YouTube by HughesnBeuks.

Anyway, take a look, and leave your thoughts in a comment below.

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Geek Gear: Twofury: Star Wars & Fringe Shirts
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Twofury: Star Wars & Fringe Shirts

Today, TeeFury is doing one of their special “Twofury” deals with two themed shirts for $10 each. One is a Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back-themed shirt called “Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder” (in black) by Aaron A. Fimister; the other is a Fringe-themed shirt called “Science Without Limits” (in navy blue) by Daniel Castelló Muñiz.

The sale began at Teefury today, Thursday, September 6, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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DVD Review: The People Vs. George Lucas
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The People Vs George Lucas FilmThe People vs. George Lucas
DVD | Instant Video
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe
Starring Neil Gaiman, Francis Ford Coppola, Chris Gore, Kevin Rubio, Gary Kurtz, David Prowse, Todd Hanson, George Lucas
Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011

The People vs. George Lucas is a quasi-documentary film which uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of filmmaking and fanaticism pertaining to the Star Wars franchise, and its creator, George Lucas.

The film combines filmmaker and celebrity interviews with fan-created content and fictional dramatizations to present an all-encompassing look at the indelible mark Lucas has left on pop culture and the film industry.

Interviewees include author Neil Gaiman, writer/director Kevin Rubio (Troops), actor David Prowse (Darth Vader), and Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz. Lucas himself appears frequently in archival footage, but is never interviewed directly by filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe.

The People vs. George Lucas discusses the extent to which the Star Wars franchise is an incomplete artistic creation of Lucas (and subject to his evolving vision) versus a cultural phenomenon that belongs to the general public.

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Behold The Gingerbread AT-AT
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AT-AT

I love gingerbread creations, so chances are I’ll be posting any interesting finds in the world of massive, creative gingerbread constructions.

I also am crazy in love with Star Wars, which is why I totally dig this Gingerbread AT-AT, which is currently on display at Orange County’s Discovery Science Museum.

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Geek Gear: ‘Willy Wampa’ Shirt
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Willy Wampa

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is a mash-up of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory called “Willy Wamba” by artist Nik Holmes.

The sale at RIPT began today, Sunday, October 30, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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Must Watch: 4-Year-Old Kid Sees ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Ending For First Time
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The Empire Strikes Back

Do you remember where you were when you first watched Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back and experienced its big reveal at the end? Some of you likely do and many of you probably do not, but technology has come a long way and moments such as that can now be captured for all eternity.

Enter Faris, a four–year–old who recently saw the ending of Empire for the first time, captured on camera by his parents. After recording the reaction they sent the video to Harry Knowles over at AICN, who started a column that looks at we who grew up as geeks and kids today who are well on their way. The column is called “Raising Geeks.”

You can see the video of young Faris reacting to the end of The Empire Strikes Back by continuing on below now, and you can see more by heading to the source link.

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