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Monday, December 29, 2014

Watch: Frank Oz Returns as Yoda for 'Star Wars Rebels' Television Series


By Dave Bouressa


Dave Filoni and the rest of the crew working on Lucasfilm and Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels have made it clear that they want to make this new series feel as "classic trilogy" as humanly possible. With the series taking place five years before A New Hope, everything from sets to character designs feels fresh out of a toybox from 1977.

Aside from sets and characters, the team at Lucasfilm have wanted to the series to feel as "movie accurate" as possible, making it feel like it is straight out of the films. They kicked off the entire series with the first line being spoken by Darth Vader, actually voiced by James Earl Jones, giving the series the kick it needed right from the first few seconds.

For the upcoming episode of Star Wars Rebels, coming back from it's winter break in early January, with the exception of actually having Ian McDiarmid returning to play the Emperor (fingers crossed), they have taken the next best step-having the one and only Frank Oz return to play Jedi Master Yoda, for the first time since Revenge of the Sith in 2005.


Hearing Oz return as the green Jedi Master gives off the exact feeling that makes this series truly feel like Star Wars. It does take a few times to regrasp Oz's voice in your ear to counteract Tom Kane, who has magnificently taken over the role of Yoda since Oz's retirement in many projects including Star Wars: The Clone Wars.



Tom Kane even publicly announced his excitement for the upcoming episode on his facebook page.


Star Wars Rebels returns this January with "Path of the Jedi" only Disney XD.





Thursday, December 11, 2014

Disney CEO Bob Iger Reveals "Star Wars The Force Awakens" Trailer Almost Didn't Happen



By Dave Bouressa


By now, many of you have seen the new teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens more times than you can count-hitting the trailer to over 12 million views on Youtube, but a recent interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that this trailer almost didn't happen.


In an interview with Variety, Iger had this to say:


"I keep telling J.J. Abrams this is a $4 billion movie. We need to treat this very special. It’s an unbelievable privilege and unbelievable responsibility to take a jewel and treat it in a way that is respectful of its past but brings it into the future."

"Disney nearly didn't release a trailer, Iger admitted. Abrams is known for wanting to keep footage of his films under wraps. But the rabid 'Star Wars' fanbase prompted Disney to come up with the brief introduction of what the new film would look like."


This may have been a poor choice of words, because it puts the Disney company in a bad light and reveals how they see this upcoming film. This is not a $4 billion film. It is a several hundred million dollar film, and they will surely make their $4 billion dollars back in just a few years thanks to the multiple films that have been planned, and the Star Wars name being a merchandise giant (with the next film opening exactly a week before Christmas). This line of thought may opens ones eyes in why originally nobody wanted to take the director role for the upcoming Star Wars film- because the immense overwhelming pressure from both the fans and the Disney company.

To put it into perspective, if a parent pays alot of money for their child to take karate classes, that child better be top of their class, get a blackbelt and do so damn quickly. Most parents would never say that to their child, merely think it. The Disney company is apparently the parent that says it to their child's face.

Whether or not this method of "parenting" pays off and creates the "jewel" that Disney wants is entirely up in the air until we see the film for ourselves next December. Until then, we will have to settle with the 88-second teaser trailer.



Are you excited for the upcoming film? Let us know!

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens comes out on December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnal Gleeson, Max von Sydow, 
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Stephen Colbert Explains the New "Tri-Saber" and Puts 'Star Wars' Fans to Shame



By Dave Bouressa


In last night's episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert does what he does best-unleash his nerdy side, particularly about the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released last Friday. In fact, his initial reaction to seeing the Millenium Falcon fly through the Tatooine skies, he begins to spin in his chair like a child and recreate a classic scene from the original Star Wars, and frankly, if you didn't have the same reaction, there is something wrong with you.



However, many fans took to the internet to (for lack of a better word) "discuss" their "disappointment" in the trailer-particularly about the new weapon wielded by the films antagonist-nicknamed the "tri-saber" by the internet. The "tri-saber" is similar to a normal lightsaber, but has two extra blades sticking out from the sides, presumably to act as a crossguard.

However, Colbert would not be be taking that lightly. In typical Colbert Report fashion, he took this topic head on and showed us how such a lightsaber could not only work, but is a genius idea.

Enjoy...



There are not many people who could insult the entire Star Wars fandom and walk away with applause, but this man does so with such grace that it's impossible to be mad at him.


Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens comes out on December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnal Gleeson, Max von Sydow, 
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker


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