The music group Palette-Swap Ninja (consisting of Jude Kelley and Dan Amrich) have finally releases a project that took five long years to complete. Their new album, a concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, is available, and IT’S FREE! And yes, this album combines the lore of Star Wars — particularly Episode IV: A New Hope, IN ORDER — and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and there’s good reason for that. This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars on May 25, and June 1st will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album
The new teaser trailer for the upcoming eighth mainline Star Wars film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” was just released today during the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. The trailer seems to hint at, among some other things, Rey’s Jedi training action, Finn recovering from his injuries from the prior film, some more space battles, more of Kylo Ren being emo, and a darker side of Luke Skywalker.
“Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters on December 15th, 2017.
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the character from the Star Wars expanded universe of games and novels, Kyle Katarn, in five interesting topics and points. Continue reading Kyle Katarn of the Star Wars Expanded Universe – Geek Me Five #15
The the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was unveiled Thursday during Olympic coverage on NBC. The film, directed by Gareth Edwards, stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, the leader of a team tasked with stealing plans for the Death Star ahead of the events of the first Star Wars movie (now called Episode IV: New Hope) in 1977. Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna are on her team, and Ben Mendelsohn as Imperial leader Orson Krenic. Also, James Earl Jones returns as the voice of Darth Vader, his first time voicing the character in a feature film since 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released Dec. 16.
Five years ago in 2011, Paweł Zadrożniak, a university student in Poland, hooked up two floppy disk drives and began making music. Now, he’s assembled a full symphony, which he calls the “Floppotron,” a large assembly that includes 64 floppy drives and eight 8-channel controllers with envelope stimulation. The device was shown in a video on his posted to his blog. showing off the improvement made from the original two-drive setup over the course of five years. Continue reading Watch and Listen to The Star Wars Theme Being Played on Floppy Drives…
Today, Abrams joined Miranda, as part of #Ham4Ham, the tradition in which Miranda and the Hamilton cast give short street performances to crowds that are unable to get into Wednesday and Saturday performances of the awesomely-nominated-for-SIXTEEN-Tony-Awards Hamilton, put on this collaboration live on the streets of New York.
The song, titled “Jabba Flow” — Miranda says the song’s lyrics are in Jabba the Hutt’s native language — will be available to stream on the official Star Wars website and is currently available for purchase on iTunes for 99¢. However, you could just watch and re-watch the live performance clip above all day long!
So I guess the cat’s out of the bag; Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the freaking AWESOME-SAUCE! I know I could have said “cat’s pajamas” after I already made a cat reference, but, oh well… Anyway, the latest animation from Dorkly is essentially a post-mordem conference that gives the architect responsible for the Death Star’s design a chance to defend himself and prove that his “shoddy design” was not to blame for its destruction. I think the gang at Family Guy would beg to differ, but that’s just me. Instead, he focuses on condemning the Jedi, or as he refers to as “space wizards,” even though he neglected possible use of the force during the design planning process.
Now I have a new location for my pilgrimage to become an architectural Jedi (having worked at VOA Associates in Chicago for 6 months back in 2006), as the Chicago City Council recently voted to approve zoning for George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art, designed by MAD. The project site is located along the lakefront area on Chicago’s Museum Campus park, near the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum, and the project was deemed controversial by environmentalists’ claims that the building’s “mountainous” design would be a “confiscation of public land.” However, according to NBC News, the Star Wars director won the Council’s approval by promising more parking and tailgating space to fans of “Da’ Bears“. Continue reading The Force is Strong with MAD; George Lucas’ Museum Design Approved in Chicago