Okay, so it’s not a laser. It’s not ultra heated plasma. It’s just fire, fueled by butane and ethanol. In that way, it’s more like a tiny flamethrower or a giant cigarette lighter, but it’s still somehow magical. 🙂
If someone was to gaze deeply into the soul of the average Star Wars fan, they’d find that most of us would secretly love to own a real lightsaber. If that did happen, limbs would be lost far too frequently, so it’s probably not a bad thing that real, laser-based lightsabers remain a far-off dream. Nevertheless, it’s always exciting when someone does create a device that looks and works similarly to the imagined noble weapon.
This is one of the best I’ve seen so far. Though it is basically a huge butane lighter, it looks the part, functions fairly well and is just dangerous enough to make one think twice before wielding it without training. Oh, and the creator uses it to destroy Jar Jar Binks, which is always a bonus.
What happens when you bring Darth Vader, Boba Fett, a stormtrooper, a Red Guard and a shadow stormtrooper together in a garage? You get a sound that rocks the Force.
Listen as the members of tribute band “Galactic Empire” let loose on several of the most iconic songs from the Star Wars soundtrack. How they manage to play this well while wearing thick leather gloves, I’ll never know, but it is impressive.
The crew behind Bad Lip Reading – famous for dubbing footage from film, TV, sporting events and political highlights with largely nonsensical but often riotously funny alternative dialogue – has delivered in a big way. Clearly inspired by the mammoth attention heaped upon the debut of The Force Awakens, they have just simultaneously launched three Star Wars “Lip Reading” videos. These parody events and characters from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
What’s more, this series of videos is dubbed by some impressive voiceover talent, including Kung Fu Panda himself – Jack Black, as well as Maya Rudolf and Bill Hader. Given Hader’s attachment, it’s possible that Disney has subtly given these shorts their blessing (he recently voiced a major character in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out).
There’s plenty to love about these, including surprising transformations of Chewie and Jabba. Musical pieces also feature, with Obi Wan Kenobi’s folk ballad “Bushes of Love” and Luke’s R&B AT-AT raid track particular highlights. We hope you love these new perspectives on the original classics.
BAD LIP READING TAKES ON STAR WARS EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE
BAD LIP READING TAKES ON STAR WARS EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
BAD LIP READING TAKES ON STAR WARS EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI
The performers at RoyishGoodLooks have outdone themselves, with a parody of Adele’s anthem Hello that hits all of the right notes.
Hello from the Dark Side somehow still possesses the same emotive vocal impact that Adele delivered in her recent hit, while telling a sombre tale of Vader’s failure to convince Luke to follow in the family business. The result is humorous, catchy and guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days. Listen and enjoy!
Ever since George Lucas helped to transform the movie-making business into a blockbuster industry and accepted a reduced director’s salary in exchange for merchandising rights, licensed action figures and other movie merchandise have been a hot commodity. George’s decision is responsible for his current billionaire status. In fact, Lucas now has a greater net worth than Spielberg, Oprah and all other entertainers, largely thanks to the success of Star Wars merchandise.
That said, toys are designed for kids, right? You could even say that they are supposed to be removed from their boxes and used in active play, to stimulate the imaginations of our youngsters. So often, however, adult fans of Star Wars and other iconic pop culture universes hoard collectibles and keep them for investment or display purposes.
The following Saturday Night Live skit takes aim at this trend with a tongue-in-cheek look at these two conflicting purposes.
What do you think – play, or “leave them in the box!”? 😉