May the bloopers be with you: Original Star Wars gag reel uncovered

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 31 October 2013

We’ve all watched the Star Wars movies over the years so it’s bound to give us goose bumps when it’s announce that a never-before-seen bloopers reel is out on the world wide web. Take a look at this two-and-a-half-minute montage of bloopers unearthed by Lucasfilm editor and author J.W. Rinzler. It was discovered while Rinzler […]

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Aw, now you can have a real R2-D2 in your life

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 28 October 2013

Holy Star Wars, look what we just found: a life-sized R2-D2 that beeps and lights up like the real deal. You can have it guard your room with a sentry alarm, or let it spin and dance for you. Hell, it will even hold your beer for you. According to one of the Amazon reviews, […]

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Wookies in everyday life

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

Photographer Mako Miyamoto reimagined the well-loved Chewbacca and his Wookie peers as modern-day dwellers doing everyday things like picnicking, bowling, road-tripping, dumpster-diving and even committing small-time crime as balaclava-clad crooks. What a riot.

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Original Star Wars story line mashed up with Shakespeare

Sean Alves Reader Find

By Sean Alves in New Art on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Ian Doescher delivers the latest quirky take on the original Star Wars Episode IV. Put simply, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is a mash up of the original Star Wars story line and the writing style of the famous English playwright. Staying true to his inspiration, Doescher recreates our favourite sci-fi journey in full iambic pentameter, […]

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Sorry, Darth Vader won’t eat junk food, he’ll only eat junk mail

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 9 July 2013

When Marty Van Dyke (or SenseiMonkeyboy, as he’s known on DeviantART) was asked to paint Darth Vader on a friend’s mailbox, he admitted that ‘it started that direction then veered off sharply into this.’ What he means by ‘this’, is that he smacked a realistic replica of Darth Vader’s masked helmet head right in front […]

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Story Exhibition: a group show at Sydney’s Penrith Regional Gallery

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in New Events on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Here is a flowing, billowing tumour of a mural I recently completed as part of the Story Exhibition, a dynamic group show held at Sydney’s Penrith Regional Gallery. Other participating artists include the incredible Shaun Tan, Kendall Murray, as well as Alasdair Macintyre’s brilliant Star Wars-inspired pieces. You’ve got until mid-September to check it out.

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Raising Leia: The parenting woes of Darth Vader

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Remember Jeffrey Brown’s splendid picture storybook Darth Vader and Son? He’s back with a fresh follow-up for a children’s book, Vader’s Little Princess, which imagines the dad tackling even more parenting woes as he raises his rebellious teen daughter Leia. He even gets to employ the classic disgruntled dad phrase “You are not going out […]

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Nine incredible Star Wars VII posters made by fans

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Tuesday 14 May 2013

These nine Star War fan posters are pretty exceptional, so we think they deserve some recognition. The stylish and epic photographs make for impressive poster ideas in anticipation of the new film. So, does this fan art make you feel the force?

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Dress your baby like R2D2

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 6 May 2013

For those of you wishing for the cutest droid in the whole galaxy, this is soft R2D2 suit you’ve been looking for. This handmade one piece outfit is a real conversation starter. Choose between several different sizes, ranging 3-24 months of age. Now, if only they made this in a women’s size 6.

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Star Wars Occupation Flow Chart

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 3 May 2013

If you’re the sort who flaps about like a fish out of water when it comes to plotting out your career path in life, but can stay on the couch for days to watch Star Wars with dogged single-mindedness, maybe all you need to find out what you’re destined to do in life is this […]

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Watch Star Wars: A New Hope in just 60 seconds

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 2 May 2013

Still haven’t gotten around to seeing the Star Wars movies? Seriously? Have you been living under a rock? Well, obviously you need to be brought up to speed on reality. Just spend 60 seconds watching this video and you’ll be set. This super-fast cartoon version of Star Wars: A New Hope is perhaps better than […]

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Is George Lucas setting up an art museum?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 23 April 2013

First Sci-fi epic movies, now this. George Lucas setting up a huge, multi-million dollar art museum in the San Fransisco Bay Area with exhibits of interest for both children and adults. Anything from Norman Rockwell to comic book art, it’s all here! And, of course, don’t forget the huge display of cinema related art. Lot’s of cool […]

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Illustrated Star Wars movie maps by Andrew DeGraff

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Thursday 18 April 2013

Now this is what we call fan art! Check out these finely detailed Star Wars infographic style illustrated movie maps by Andrew DeGraff where you can follow the events from each movie.

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DIY R2D2 heels: How geeky are you?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 17 April 2013

It’s time to get ready for that big date you’ve been so excited about. And suddenly you have nothing to wear! What to do? Quick, these simple instructions to make R2D2 heels will save the day. Your hot date will be mesmerized with the light-up action on the toe.

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Vadering: Levitation, done the Star Wars way

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Can this be true? Vadering, a geeky Star Wars reference to Darth Vader’s invisible neck choke, might just be the next big Internet phenomenon. At least two people need to be in the shot, with one playing the role of Vader with one outstretched arm and clenched fingers, and another playing victim suspended in mid-air, […]

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