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As for Disney’s grand “Star Wars” plan, it’s sounding an awful lot like the one Abrams once envisioned for “Star Trek.” There will be television properties, theme park rides and spin-off films all centered around the new trilogy that Abrams will oversee. It’s a page borrowed from Disney’s exploitation of the Marvel comic books and if it works out, it should make Abrams very rich indeed.
lots of Buzz on the web today about how Abrams jumped so quickly at Star Wars because the classic dispute between Paramount (who owns the movie rights to Star Trek) and CBS (who owns the TV rights) destroyed his grand plan for connected Star Trek tv shows, movies, video games, theme parks, etc… After the 2009 Abrams Star Trek, there was lots of talk about his writers Orci and Kurtzman starting to talk about how a tv show would work and apparently they ran into the same politics and money grabbing that killed the franchise back in 2005.
Although I am absurdly excited to see what Abrams does to Star Wars, its a damn shame that Star Trek once again can’t get its act together and pushed away the best thing that ever happened to it in my opinion. Although Abrams repeatedly says he will be back for a third movie and I am sure will help hand it off to a director he trusts like Brad Bird, it says nothing for Tv.
In a television world where long-running thematic scifi is now the hot thing (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, True Blood, soon to be SHEILD… ) it is such a travesty that Star Trek is completely absent. Even with the utter size of the fan-bases and companies that own them, tuning into a new Star Trek, Avengers, and Star Wars story every week on tv, it apparently really is too good to be true.
Disney has announced one Star Wars movie EVERY summer for the unforeseeable future. The above gif is the only way to express my feelings.
i <3 the mouse house.
The one thing that Tolkien said is that the wonderful thing with mythology — and George Lucas has created a mythology of his own — is that it keeps getting handed from one person to the next, and each person embellishes it and expands it. It actually keeps mythology alive, because it should be a living, breathing organic thing where it expands over time. It doesn’t just stay stagnant. So I think what George is doing with Star Wars is terrific.Peter Jackson on why Star Wars being handed off to new hands is a good idea. Some stories have to continue!
Star Wars Pez was given out in the office by Kelly's daughter. I was given Emperor Palpatine and “not allowed to trade”. I guess the likeness is sorta there. (at Blip HQ)
Check out this bad ass gender-swapped Han Solo complete with Chewbackpack.
An alternate universe movie with Hanna Solo and her little sidekick Chewie… someone make this happen.
I wonder where Star Wars would be today if they used the Russian version of the movie poster…
I am allergic to pretty much anything with dander and animal hair…dogs, cats, most farm animals, etc. And Lindsey is not a fan of four legged creatures. So Chloe will never have a pet (unless she likes fish).
So of course I got her an R2-D2 robot to compensate. It makes the most sense because while the initial cost might be high, there are no continued costs like food, toys and litter. R2-D2 is also efficient as he shuts down at night and when you don’t play with him for more than five minutes. He is voice activated and even has a mechanical arm so he can hand her toys.
They hung out for the first time this morning. It took a few minutes but I think they are going to be good friends.
Oh man is this awesome! Evan: where’s the photos of you playing with it (I know there are some!)
Making a prediction right now: when Chloe is 4 she’s going to own ALL THE LEGOS!
parenting… you’re doing it right!Evan's Blog
I’ve been loving the trend of people posting what is in their bag, but I think nothing shows what is going on in your life right now better than what is on your desk. My desk is basically my brain in physical form. On My Desk Today (from left):
Hoping to keep this up here and there. What’s on YOUR desk today?!
In a radio broadcast, Perkins said:
"In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists! Hello, I’m Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In a galaxy not so far far away, Star Wars gamers have already gone to the dark side. The new video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has added a special feature: gay relationships. Bioware, the company that developed the game, said it’s launching a same-sex romance component to satisfy some complaints. That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that “gay” and “lesbian” don’t exist in the Star Wars universe. Since the announcement, homosexuals have been celebrating the news, but parents sure aren’t. On the game’s website, there are more than 300 pages of comments–a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking. You can join them by logging on and speaking up. It’s time to show companies who the Force is really with!"
Wrong on every. single. level. So now people are so into themselves that they even want to tell other people how to live in their virtual lives? “Homosexuals are celebrating the news”? All scifi is packed with this kind of stuff. Its not just a homosexual thing, it’s a game made for nerds. Have these asses even been on the internet?
Let’s keep the hate out of what is most likely one of the greatest games ever. Bioware made it very clear from the start that same sex relationships were always going in the game (just like all their other games ever), they just needed time to get it right.
In protest, my female Jedi Knight is going to flirt with all the ladies in the galaxy she can.
Finally, if gays didn’t exist in Star Wars, how do you explain these guys?!
after creating one of the most iconic commercials of all time last year with the little Darth Vader, there was only one place Volkswagen could go after children… DOGS!!!
There is nothing that so succinctly illustrates the state of television and media in general like this video of Rick McCallum explaining why Lucasfilm has decided to wait a year or two to produce the STAR WARS live action show - it was supposed to be done for 2011. In development for years, the show is supposed to take a more adult and episodic, Game of Thrones-style view of the Star Wars universe. Say what you will about Lucas, he likes to have complete control of his product and wait until the right moment to launch it so it lasts (they already have 50 scripts written).
The climate right now is so confusing and up in the air that even one of (if not the) most powerful properties in filmmaking history has literally no idea what to do to best produce,distribute, and monetize their content.