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Proof That E.T. Is From The Star Wars Galaxy

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When The Phantom Menace was first released, little details about hidden easter eggs leaked out via the Internet to Jed-Heads everywhere. Sure enough, one of the most talked about easter eggs has become one of the most controversial. Was Stephen Spielberg’s E.T. from the Star Wars Universe?

Lucas and Spielberg have had a long-standing and well-publicized friendship, which led to another profitable film franchise, The Indiana Jones series of films starring Harrison Ford who also happened to play Han Solo in Lucas’s original “Star Wars” trilogy. However, what fans may not realize is that Ford also played the role of Elliot’s school principal (which ended up on the cutting room floor) as much as a favor to Spielberg as it was to Ford’s then-girlfriend and future ex-wife, Melissa Mathison who wrote the screenplay for “E.T.”. Spielberg also included several “Star Wars” easter eggs in “E.T.” including “Star Wars” toys and a child dressed in a Yoda costume during the trick-or-treat scene. Wookieepedia reports that Lucas made a promise to his old friend to include an “E.T.” cameo in his next “Star Wars” film.

As a result of keeping his promise, the questions have circulated as to whether or not E.T. was from the “Star Wars” universe.  Again, Wookieepedia supports the theory that, yes, E.T was a member of a race known as the “Children of the Green Planet,” indigenous to the planet Brodo Asogi. And as one can plainly see, E.T. (or a member of his race) has a seat in the Senate of the Old Republic. Holonet News Vol. 531 #50 cites that Senator Grebleips from Brodo Asogi funded an expedition to another galaxy. Could this, perhaps, be the expedition that stranded E.T. in Southern California in the early 1980’s?

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Family Guy Takes On More Star Wars With It’s A Trap On DVD

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It feels like Family Guy and Robot Chicken have pretty well flogged this parodying Star Wars thing to death. Still they’ve gone this far, I guess it makes sense to finish the trilogy. I’m watching and I’ll probably pick up a copy of the third installment in Family Guy’s skewering when it hits DVD and Blu-Ray December 21st.

They’re calling it Family Guy: It’s a Trap. Apparently they’re big Admiral Ackbar fans. Yep they’re taking on Return of the Jedi this time which should mean plenty of Ewok jokes and the inexplicable hotness of Lois Griffin in Princess Leia’s gold bikini. That bikini, by the way, is definitely a trap.

We have first look at the cover art for Family Guy: It’s a Trap along with complete details on the release from Fox Home Ent. Check it out:

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Strange Love: Sci-Fi’s Weirdest Movie Romances

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It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and unless you want to spend the rest of the year sleeping on the couch, odds are you’re making plans to woo the special lady in your life. Or if you are that special lady, you’re making plans to sit back and be wooed. It’s good to be a woman. Love isn’t easy and, no matter how hard we try, things don’t always go as planned. But no matter how your Valentine’s Day turns out, find solace in this simple fact: It could be worse. At least your significant other doesn’t have tentacles. These are the strangest romances in science fiction.

movie romanceStarman: Jenny Loves An Alien Replica Of Her Husband
In Starman an alien (Jeff Bridges) comes to Earth and, discovering a lock of hair from a woman’s dead husband, decides to re-create himself in her deceased lover’s image. Jenny (Karen Allen) sees him and, confused and conflicted, befriends him. She helps him on his journey to leave Earth and return home, and in the process falls in love with him. But is she in love with the creature who’s impersonating the man she once loved, or is has she convinced herself that the alien is some recreation of the man she misses? Maybe it’s a little of both, but once her star man leaves the planet, this widow’s going to need a lot of therapy.

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TV Review: Sci-Fi Channel’s Star Runners

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starrunnersTime is running out for the Sci-Fi Channel which, in a matter of weeks changes its name to SyFy so they can, presumably, run less science fiction and sell out to the infinitely more profitable world of ultimate fighting. Maybe it’s for the best. Sci-Fi has never been as sci-fi focused as its name suggests and when they try, it always turns into a bad horror movie. Case in point: Their latest made for TV movie Star Runners.

It starts out in the right direction, with old school pulp lettering in the credits and an outer space chase sequence. That seems sci-fi enough, doesn’t it? Former Trek helmsman Connor Trinneer stars as Tycho and Heroes best-buddy James Kyson Lee is Lei Chen, a pair of transport pilots or “star runners” with an illegal shipment to slip past the feds. It seems at first that they’re going for a Han Solo/Chewbacca dynamic here between the two of them, smugglers shaking patrols cracking wise at one another. It never quite works, mostly because Trinneer and Lee play their characters as if they’ve just taken a heavy dose of sleeping pills, but at least the script seems to be trying, even if it’s not succeeding.