Star Wars: Clone Wars is ending. And we need a new show to replace it, because a world without creepy CG versions of Star Wars characters is a world we just don’t want to live in, I guess. So, Star Wars: Rebels. Basically Clone Wars, but set in the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Hopefully that means less goofy robots and more badass Stormtroopers, but time will tell on that one. I’d like to be excited, but I’ve seen too many episodes of Clone Wars to be anything but mildly interested. And even that mild interest is based mostly in the addition of Greg Weisman as an executive producer. Maybe he’ll be able to tell a story in the Star Wars universe that doesn’t bore me to tears. Hopefully.
Meanwhile, Star Wars Detours seems to be completely dead. Sad. I mean, I’m sure I’m the only person who’s sad, but still, sad.
Jimmy Kimmel does a good job of getting his guests involved in bits. Couple of weeks ago, Harrison Ford took questions from the audience to hilarious results. Now we have JJ Abrams, who will be directing the new Star Wars, and there’s some nice surprise celebrity cameos in there as well. Surprise!
There’s some good jokes in the beginning, some we have seen before mostly by Robot Chicken. But then they go on and on about a home carbonite chamber that solves all of your problems. It really causes more problems than it solves. But don’t let me stop you from buying your home carbonite chamber, I’m sure you have elusive smugglers you need to keep fresh in molten rock-steel.
Except for the lack of perspective scrolling and lack of creation in Minecraft, this is a pretty neat animation for an entire redo of the intro to Star Wars. He even put skeletons in front of each other and made them shoot each other, sometimes in hilarious fashion. I’m surprised he got footage out of that at all.
The puppets and zebra-headed thing give it away. Though this thing is freaking adorable, the entire over 25 fan base of Star Wars would shit a brick. Yup, literally shit a brick. Someone’s parents has a lot of money. I’m looking at you, 3 kids who are probably spoiled and live in LA. More delusional than crazy saxophone kid.
Oh, man. This is so Australian. Like, really Australian. I couldn’t understand the first half of this. I, uh, not sure what happened. But since it’s a Star Wars movie, I got the gist of it. But, man, it’s so Australian.
May the 4th will have to compete with Free Comic Book Day this year. Can’t tell if that will make it more present and popular or not, but Facebook is going to be covered in pictures trying to make a clever pun. Not even an official holiday, you may see more Star Wars cosplay than you expected, especially if you participate in Free Comic Book Day.
Here’s the entire original Star Wars (Episode IV) in 60 seconds. The only plot point they leave out is the cantina scene, which they needed to skip to hit their goal time. If you are in a rush and want to watch the movie again, this is how to do it.