Sunday, November 30, 2014

An Awkward 'Star Wars' Family Reunion

I'm even more obsessed with Star Wars than usual after the teaser for The Force Awakens broke the Internet for real (sorry, Kim), so I was inspired this evening to take a deep dive into one of the plastic bins housing a large chunk of my Star Wars collection.

Amidst the laughable assortment of Geonosian Warriors I amassed back in 2002 and no less than THREE different Jar Jar Binks figures because I needed those for some reason, I stumbled upon this gem: a toy based on Ralph McQuarrie's early concept for Chewbacca. It's a rad figure, and I definitely plan on finding a place to display this guy. 

Here he is alongside Star Wars Rebels' Zeb Orrelios, who owes much of his design to this proto-Wookiee. Uncanny resemblance, no?

Check back later this week for more unique finds from the collection!

Friday, November 28, 2014

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Now Online

"Have you felt it?"

Well, this morning brought me some major déjà vu as I sat on my bed frantically refreshing my Twitter feed awaiting the arrival of the promised teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to arrive. As was the case with each Prequel film, I approached viewing this teaser with bizarre single-mindedness, determined to be among the first online to gaze upon J.J. Abrams' bold new vision for the Star Wars Saga.

When I saw Ralph McQuarrie-esque X-wing fighters skimming over water in formation, the Millennium Falcon gracefully soaring into battle against TIE fighters and (gasp!) actual location shots, I was immediately won over, watching the clip three more times in a row.

Although the teaser presents more questions than it answers (what's the deal with that droid and how does that new lightsaber work?), I'm ecstatic about Star Wars right now ... and judging by my aforementioned Twitter feed, so are many of you.

Check out the teaser below!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How to Say 'I Am Groot' in 15 Languages

You guys, not only is Guardians of the Galaxy now available on Digital HD (it hits Blu-ray Dec. 9), but Marvel has released a video teaching us all how to say the best catchphrase of the year in 15 different languages. It's slick and, like the movie itself, it's a lot of fun. Enjoy Groot going all international on your ears for nearly two minutes straight. Io sono Groot!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Adult Swim's 'Too Many Cooks' Made Me Cry

Explaining any aspect of this would be a disservice. Just know that Adult Swim aired it at 4 a.m., and that you need to sit through the entire thing. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Forceful Title

Star Wars: Episode VII has finished principal photography and it's going to be called The Force Awakens, a title that fits incredibly well with the Original Trilogy no matter what the naysayers are spouting out there in the Twitterverse. It's simple, it's classic and it doesn't induce groans like Attack of the Clones did when that title was announced 13 years ago. I also like that The Force is being featured in the title of a Star Wars movie for the first time. 

However, if the other two films in the new trilogy are called The Force Needs Coffee and Return of the Snooze Button, I might have some issues.

The latest chapter in the Star Wars saga opens in theaters Dec. 18, 2015. For more on The Force Awakens, head over to

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