Opening title crawl:
Luke Skywalker has returned to his home
planet of Tatooine in an attempt to rescue
his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the
vile gangster Jabba the Hutt.
Little does Luke know that the Galactic
Empire has secretly begun construction on a
new armored space station even more powerful
than the first dreaded Death Star.
When completed, this ultimate weapon will
spell certain doom for the small band of
Rebels struggling to restore freedom to the
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
That’s crazy, the first one cost a small fortune as it is! Regardless, you knew that sooner or later, somebody, somewhere, would figure this out. Death Star would cost $852 Quadrillion I’m sure the Galactic Empire felt it was worth it.
Nute: “I know nothing about any Ambassadors…you must be mistaken.”
Amidala: “Beware, Viceroy…”
Nute: “Your Highness, we would never do anything without the approval of the Senate. You assume too much.”
Amidala: “We will see.”
Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
Once again, I was close to assuming that I had pretty much seen it all, but I was wrong – of course.
Eileen Cook has found a way to combine her love for all things Pooh with my obvious obsession with Star Wars. Really, what are best buds to do when their ”You simply have to see this” moments don’t overlap? All hail James Hance, a clever creator of fine things. (look at both links)
And to add glorious fuel to the fire, Dad Windu found a way to combine Star Wars with his passion for roundabouts and all things road-related. TomTom, I bow to your awesomeness. First good and then evil.
[Chewbacca is carrying a dismembered C3PO in a net bag on his back]
“If only you’d attached my legs, I wouldn’t be in this ridiculous position. Now remember, Chewbacca, you have a responsibility to me, so don’t do anything foolish.” – C-3PO, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
What? Two posts in one day? Has the world gone crazy? Perhaps.
In my effort to find these little beauties on super-secret sale, I ran across a website called SHOEBACCA. It’s no Fluevog, I grant you, but it looks like it has the makings of several wasted afternoons in my on-going great shoe search. While SHOEBACCA doesn’t carry the Aldo brand, and I was forced to order elsewhere, I feel it is my inter-galactic duty to pass along an online shoe store making a passing reference in their name to Star Wars. The Force is with them.
You’ll be glad to hear, I am sure, that not only did I find the above lovelies on super-secret sale and in my size, but I ended up getting them in both black and brown. They are, indeed, fabulous.
Anakin Skywalker: “I feel lost.”
Anakin Skywalker: “Obi-Wan and the Council don’t trust me.”
Padmé: “They trust you with their lives.”
Anakin Skywalker: “Something’s happening. I’m not the Jedi I should be. I want more. And I know I shouldn’t.”
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
Sadly, there are all things we want when we’re young that are just not allowed. Fortunately, as an adult, you can do something about it…
“When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got…”
Obi-Wan Kenobi: “You look tired.”
Anakin Skywalker: “I don’t sleep well, anymore.”
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
It’s probably because his mom didn’t read “Goodnight, Forest Moon” to him as a child.
Noah Dziobecki adapted my son’s long-ago favorite bedtime book, Goodnight Moon, to the Star Wars universe for a friend’s son’s birthday. Kindly though, he’s made his version available for download with assembly instructions for the rest of us – for free. The Force is with us all.
Hat-tip to Eileen Cook for sending this along.
“Toogi! Toogi! Greetings! Toong mee cha kulkah du Boonta magi! Tah oos azalus ooval Podraces. We have perfect weather today for the Boonta classic. The most hazardous of all Podraces.” – Fode & Beed, Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
Ever wonder how the weather outside your door compares to weather in the Star Wars universe? Come on, admit it. You know you have.
Well, wonder no longer. Tom Scott has linked the varieties of weather here on lovely planet Earth to the weather you’re likely to experience in such interesting places as Tattooine, Kamino, Yavin 4, Endor, Hoth and Naboo. And if, like me, you’re currently experiencing the weather of Kamino, be sure to carry your best manners and a very large pocketbook around today.