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Star Wars Ruined A Little More: Darth Vader Will Scream Noooo On Return Of The Jedi Blu-ray

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George Lucas never stops tinkering with the Star Wars movies and that might be fine, if his tinkering didn’t consistently make the movies worse. With the impending release of all six Star Wars movies on Blu-ray, Lucas is back up to his old tricks. In this case he’s taking the absolute worst thing about Revenge of the Sith and inserting it into Return of the Jedi.

At the end of Sith as Vader rises, fully helmeted for the first time, he’s told that Amidala is dead. He cries out in anguish, shaking the room with the power of the Force, in what should have been one of the most bone-chilling moments of the entire saga. Unfortunately, Lucas manages to turn the moment into something laughable by having his new Vader shout “Noooooo!” as if he’s on some mid-day soap opera and has just discovered he has an evil twin.

It’s a moment so bad, in a movie that’s actually otherwise pretty good, it’s spawned a whole host of internet memes and t-shirts mocking it. So of course Lucas wants more of it.

As part of his never-ending quest to make the old Star Wars movies more like the new ones, IO9 reports (and various other sources confirm) that Darth Vader will now shout “Noooooo!” in Return of the Jedi as well. Several people have actually seen the footage and they report that Vader now shouts “nooooooo!” as he throws the Emperor into the Death Star’s core.

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George Lucas Replacing Puppet Yoda With CGI On Phantom Menace Blu-ray

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Even after riotous outrage at George Lucas’ choice to add a horrible CGI Jabba the Hut into A New Hope, it seems like the filmmaker hasn’t learned his lesson. Instead, for the Blu Ray release of his film, Lucas is going to be replacing the puppet Yoda in The Phantom Menace with a completely CGI one, according to JoBlo.

Of course your initial reaction will be, “OH NO! HOW CAN HE DO THIS!?” But step back and really analyze the situation. Lucas isn’t replacing Yoda in every film, just Menace, and your first reaction to anything involving that film should be, “who cares?” It’s not a film you should pay to own since it’s already a horrible piece of shit. If Lucas really wants to improve his “film”, he should go through and replace the entire Gungan race, which wouldn’t be that difficult to do.

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Why Princess Leia Went Braless: There Is No Underwear In Space

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Sure she wore the gold bikini, but apparently that was as close as Carrie Fisher got to wearing a bra in Star Wars. Blastr caught up with the aging Princess Leia who’s putting on a one woman show in which she tells weird stories. The way she tells it, Lucas wouldn’t let her wear a bra during shooting. Why? Believe it or not he actually had a completely nerdy, scientific reason for it. Here’s how Fisher says Lucas explained it:

He explained that in space you get weightless, and so your flesh expands. What? But your bra doesn’t, so you get strangled by your bra. That’s why I couldn’t wear a bra in the first Star Wars. George actually came backstage when I did the show in San Francisco and told me that.

Is that true? If so, does that mean female astronauts wear no underwear? I guess this means my fantasy of rocketing across the Milky Way with corseted space-babes will never come true.

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The Death Star Is Real, Spotted In Orbit Around Saturn

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It’s finally happened. NASA has discovered evidence that the Empire is preparing to move against the Rebel Alliance. They’ve spotted the Death Star in orbit around Saturn.

The following image, recently released by NASA, is a real photo of Mimas, long thought to be one of Saturn’s moons but now revealed to be a space station of awesome destructive power.

mimas death star

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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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GFR Goes To Disney’s Star Wars Weekends!

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disney star warsIt’s a safe bet to say if you are a reader of Giant Freakin Robot then you have watched Star Wars. George Lucas’s masterpiece was a pretty big part of my life just like the rest of you geeks. I watched all the movies and I wanted every toy they had although I never got the AT-AT Walker. Screw you, Santa. Anyways, my love of Star Wars never really went away. Of course, I kept it hidden from most people. My wife, Bethany, knew about it, but I made sure not to let her know how pathetic I was until after she was too far invested in me to run away.

Besides Star Wars, one of my other loves is Walt Disney World. When I heard about Star Wars Weekend 2008, I felt the little kid in me explode. Oh I had to go. Thankfully I have a sweet and understanding wife, and she was willing to go with me. The next thing I knew, we were off to Walt Disney World for June 6th through the 8th.  Star Wars Weekends began in 1997 and has happened 9 times now.  For each of the four weekends, Warwick Davis (aka Wicket) is the host at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the Star Wars festivities. Also each weekend, a few Star Wars “celebrities” also appear for autographs and photos. Now, don’t even think that you’ll ever see Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill. We’re talking small time celebrities. For our weekend, we had Jeremy Bulloch and Daniel Logan. Who?? Oh come on you have to know who Old Boba Fett and Young Boba Fett are! The other celebrities are: