Star Wars: A New Hope is getting a remake! And before you all let out a Darth Vadian ‘NooOOOooooo!’, it’s not another ploy by Mr. Lucas to get us to buy the original trilogy again (…and again). He’s saving that for the 3D versions.
This is a remake by fans, who are basically sweding the whole of A New Hope. What’s interesting is how they’re doing it. Rather than just a couple of guys in stormtrooper masks, the coordinators of the Star Wars Uncut project have split the movie into 15 second chunks, and are allocating them to fans and aspiring film makers via their website. They are then taking all the 15 second chunks, and stitching them together into the final movie.
I really love this idea. It’s wonderfully geeky, creative, and involves Star Wars, what’s not to like! I’m just hoping they don’t attract the wrath of the LucasArts legal dept. If your interested in being a part of it, head over to starwarsuncut.com and claim a section for yourself! Trailer below.
ROBOT CHICKEN is back and this time itâ€™s personal! Season 2 of the toy murderinâ€™, attention-span shatterinâ€™ TV series comes to DVD on the 28th September 2009.
A special edition box-set containing seasons 1, 2 and the never-seen-before season 3 will also be available on 28th September.
Created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, Robot Chicken Season 2 is a no-holds-barred assault on popular culture featuring celebrity abuse and doll-on-doll violence. Utilising stop-motion animation Robot Chicken Season 2 is 20 fifteen minute episodes of fastly-paced sketches. This series no celebrity is safe from the Robot Chicken treatment.
ROBOT CHICKEN SEASONS 1, 2 & 3 feature an impressive list of vocal talent from creator Seth Green and features a slew of regular guest stars such as Seth McFarlane (Family Guy), Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher, Zac Efron, Vince Vaughan, Snoop Dogg and Christian Slater. Highlights of Season 2 include Lindsay Lohan entering the world of Highlander and decapitating Hilary Duff, Bugs Bunny goes Hip Hop with Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd and Dr Dre make a comic nod toandâ€˜8 Mileâ€™, George Bush discovers he has Jedi powers, The Foo Fighters forge an unlikely alliance (with who?) and tribute is paid to Michael Jackson in a zombie Thriller show downâ€¦.
Following the recent DVD release of ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS EPISODE 2 which entered the TV charts in the number No. 1 spot.
ROBOT CHICKEN SEASONS 1,2 & 3 feature every episode of the Emmy Award-winningÂ show. This special edition brings all the hilarity of Robot Chicken in one hit. Featuring all the regular voices and more celebrity cameoâ€™s than you can mention in one release! Highlights from season 3 include Sarah Michelle Geller pedaling a Japanese yeast infection cream, Albert Einstein and his wife have coupleâ€™s therapy and voice over artist has trouble while cutting a Michael Bay trailer as his voice is drowned out by constant explosions!
Why is he climbing a mountain?… Well, i think i’ll let Mr. Shatner explain.
(I apologise in advance for this getting stuck in your head for the next 3hrs).
I know this has been round the web a bit last week, but i thought i’d post it for those that haven’t caught it yet. Ever wondered what Ghostbusters would have been like if it had been made in the 1950s? Well some extremely talented spark put together this trailer so you can see. Work of pure genius!
In case you were wondering, here’s a list of the films used:
Ghostbusters, The Three Stooges, Scared Stiff, Ghost Breakers, Topper Takes a Trip, The Ghost Busters, Abbott and Costello meet the Invisible Man, Star Trek, Ghosts on the Loose, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Spooks Run Wild, Flubber, Son of Flubber, The Caddy, 100 ans d’histoires de Bibendum.
This is very silly, but it made me laugh.
Interesting bit of trivia regarding Zachary Quinto has popped up around the interwebs today. Apparently the new Mr. Spock had a few issues getting his hands into the famous ‘Vulcan Salute‘ position.
The salute was first used in the 1967 Star Trek episode “Amok Time” after Leonard Nimoy felt there should be some kind of distinctive greeting among Vulcans similar to a handshake or a bow. The salute, suggested by Nimoy, drew from his Jewish upbringing, and is based on a blessing gesture used by during a Jewish worship service.
Zachary apparently could only do the salute after he’d positioned his fingers the right way off-camera. Zak is not alone with this problem in the Star Trek universe. Celia Lovsky, who played T’Pau in the Original Series had a similar issue, as did William Shatner. In Shatner’s case they would tie his fingers together with fishing line to get them into position. The modern ‘hi-tech’ 2009 solution for Mr. Quinto?.. Sticking his fingers into position with skin-protective superglue!