star-wars

star was xmas light show

There are Christmas light shows, and then there are Christmas light shows. This amazing display by YouTuber Tom BetGeorge is one of the latter. His house and yard are covered in props and lights that are synced with several pieces of music from Star Wars. Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like the music of John Williams.

BetGeorge’s display has been featured on shows such as ABC’s Good Morning America, and it’s easy to see why they would highlight it. BetGeorge sequenced the show himself and even made all of the massive props you see in the video. All in all, there are about 100,000 lights in the display.

Enough of me talking about it. See the incredible display in the video after the break.

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luke and vader

Jason Reitman is staging a one-night-only live-read of The Empire Strikes Back as part of an ongoing monthly series which has included The Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, American Beauty and more.

Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul will be taking on the role of nascent Jedi Luke Skywalker, while (one of my fave actors ever) J.K Simmons (Spider-Man‘s J. Jonah Jameson) will play Darth Vader.

Currently, Reitman also has his cast for Yoda (Kevin Pollak), Lando Calrissian (Dennis Haysbert), and C-3PO (Stephen Merchant). No word yet on casting for Han Solo and Leia.

The show is being held tonight, December 18th, at the Ace Hotel Theater in LA. Tickets, as you might expect, have already sold out.

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It seems like Hot Toys only exists for one purpose: to drain our bank accounts. One of their newest collectibles is a quarter scale Episode VI Boba Fett. I admit that I’m not the biggest fan of the character, but I can’t deny that he’s popular with the Star Wars crowd or that this collectible figure is insanely detailed.

Fett is fully decked out in armor, accessories, and weapons. Hot Toys shared the following on their Facebook page:

The highly-accurate quarter-scale collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi featuring finely sculpted Boba Fett helmet and armor, his signature jetpack, highly detailed weapons, accessories, and a specially designed sail barge figure stand all with skillfully-applied distressed effects. A special edition will be available for selected markets and include a blaster sidearm with holster which Boba Fett has in Star Wars: Episode V Empire Strikes Back.

See more pictures after the break.

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(via Twitter)

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There are all kinds of car wraps out there, but this one is easily one of our favorites. It’s a simple black Hyundai Veloster that has been turned into Boba Fett by Rebekah Steig Knuth who came up with the design for her own car. She’s a graphic designer at FastSigns of Appleton and she digitally created the wrap which was then transferred to vinyl. I’m thinking she’s Boba Fett’s number one fan.

See more pictures and a video of the wrap being applied after the break.

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Many of the sounds from the Star Wars films are as recognizable as the characters, locations, and ships. One of those sounds is the one the Millennium Falcon made when it failed to jump to hyperspace. In this video interview with sound engineer Ben Burtt from way back in 1980, he plays all the disparate sounds that came together to make that one familiar sound effect. The dentist’s office, the bathroom, and a 1928 biplane all combine with five other sounds to get the finished product.

See and hear it all come together in the video after the break.

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This Star Wars Imperial Hot Tub Lego set is currently up on Lego Ideas seeking out the requisite 10,000 votes required in order to be seriously considered for production. This set is based on a scene in the Lego Star Wars 2 game and would be just hilarious to have as an official product. Darthpapercut says in the Lego Ideas description of the set:

As a Stormtrooper, you know bringing peace to the galaxy is difficult and stressful work. The Empire understands that. That’s why troopers are permitted to spend their rec time at either the firing range or the Imperial Hot Tub.

Before you jump in, let me show you around. Along with the Imperial Hot Tub, you can order a frosty drink at the snack bar! Once you get enough tub time, you can cool off at the game table. While you are lounging, take a moment to check out the wanted posters.

As you know, the destruction of the Death Star brought about a lot of changes, including the “buckets on” rule. That means all Stormtroopers are required to keep their helmets on whenever possible in order to have maximum readiness. So keep your helmet on and enjoy the Imperial Hot Tub!!

It’s a long shot, but let’s hope this one gets enough votes so our Lego stormtroopers can kick back and relax in style.

See more pictures after the break.

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Bandai has released official images of the Ashigaru Stormtrooper and…well, just look at it. The figure measures 7″ tall and includes not just reworked armor, but even a blaster that’s been given some Samurai style. Also, there’s a Katana because a Samurai isn’t complete without one. He’ll be joining Samurai Taisho Vader in March and should retail for about $70.

See more pictures after the break.

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tie fighter accident

What if we lived in a galaxy far, far away and seeing TIE fighters flying overhead was a normal occurrence? They’d crash from time to time, and we could come across sights like the fictional one captured in this dash cam video. It was posted by German TV channel Dein Sky Film, and it looks awesome. Of course, if the TIE fighter was piloted by regular stormtroopers that would be your problem right there.

See the footage after the break.

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nerd wedding

I’ve always been a firm believer that the best weddings are the ones where the bride and groom don’t cater to tradition or the wishes of others. In this case, when Fallon and Ethan got married, they decided to make their wedding a celebration of all the geeky things they love.

They put together quite an event. From Harry Potter themed Quibbler programs and table favors, to Star Wars macarons, to a handmade custom bouquet made of book pages and comic book pages by Meredith at The Flower Girl Atlanta – they had all kinds of great, geeky touches.

Head after the break to see more pictures of this adorably geeky wedding.

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