Ran across this beauty on the hard drive this afternoon and just had to post it for Throwback Thursday. It was originally posted to the site as the May 2nd, 2005 Picture of the Week with the following caption: Sadly we recently lost Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) so it’s ironic and sort of sad that I saw this today.
I’m a Star Wars nerd. Anyone who knows me knows that. I’m of that perfect age where marketing, toys and movies came together with an impressionable brain. George Lucas got his hooks into me early and has never let go. I’ve had a love / hate relationship with the prequel trilogy and George Lucas over the years here on the blog. I had Star Wars love when I wrote Thank You SPIKE – You Brought … Continue reading
Back again with another top five list and this time I’m visiting 1983. This wasn’t nearly as difficult a list to come up with as my last list from 1982, but there were still some tough choices that needed to be made especially when it came to which five films to be included in the Honorable Mentions section. In addition to 1982, check out 1981 and 1980. Chewie’s Top 5 Films From 1983 All of … Continue reading
It’s San Diego Comic Con season. Geeks have flocked from around the world to dress up, get exclusive toys and be the first to see new footage and new projects announced. Both The Walking Dead and Ash Vs. Evil Dead dropped new trailers and while Star Wars didn’t release a new trailer, they released this video which has me drooling: And as an aside… I love the fact that they’re basically taking jabs at Lucas and … Continue reading
I’ve been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember. I grew up with the original trilogy to this day those movies have shaped my geekdom in many ways. The prequel movies came out and like just about every other Star Wars fan I was ecstatic to once again see this universe on the big screen. I’ve written in the past about how based on those prequel movies I’m done defending George … Continue reading
It’s been quite some time since I came up with any kind of a Top 10 list. I was flipping through the channels the other night in a hotel room and ran across First Blood on AMC. Naturally, I sat there and watched it till the end and it got me to thinking what a great era the 80’s was for action flicks. HONORABLE MENTIONS Revenge of the Ninja (1983) – When I think of … Continue reading
I’m sure the title of this post alone will get me all kinds of SPAM comments, but I’m willing to take the risk to get something off my chest. Who in the hell thought this costume was a good idea? This was an officially licensed product available from Star Wars Shop. That tells me that there was not only a product designer but also someone from Lucas Film that looked at this costume and said, “Yep … Continue reading
Let me start off by saying I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan. Always have been and I always will be. Those movies and everything associated with them will always have a special place in my heart. By association I’m a huge fan of George Lucas and the galaxy far far away that he created. That said, on the 10 year anniversary of The Phantom Menace, this geek is done defending him. Ever since the final … Continue reading