In praise of Star Wars Rebels

I'm changing the name of this blog, and #WeWantLeia is why

I spoil it for Siri

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Beatrice and I watch Star Wars together

[Review] William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher 

Star Wars oil painting exhibit "Sandstorm" opens

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They put me on the news to talk about Star Wars

More from Steve Sansweet on Star Wars and gay marriage

Carmine Infantio has died

I can die happy: I've been interviewed by Dungeons & Dragons

Star Wars Episode 7: All My Children?

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is gay--on one planet at least

Tongal and Pringles bring us DYI desecration of Star Wars

Reminiscences about West End Games' Star Wars Roleplaying Game

Here's the biggest Star Wars news of 2012

Stephen Quinn interviews me about Star Wars on CBC Vancouver

Star Wars: modern myth or global franchise?

Parents turn child's 1st birthday into extended Lucasfilm/Hasbro advert

Me reading from A Long Time Ago

Highlights and lowlights of the upcoming Star Wars Celebration VI

Grown men (mostly) dressed up as Lando Calrissian

Beggar's Canyon Toys offer Star Wars toy "restoration" service

Blog's t-shirts banned by Zazzle

Will the real David Prowse please stand up?

LaserSaber: Unlicensed, dangerous and yours for only $99

Is this the future of Star Wars?

Is Star Wars link bait?

Dissent not tolerated at the Prequel Appreciation Society

TSOT discovers its nemesis

Comme des idiots: Star Wars teams up with poncy fashion house

US Christian activist attacks SWTOR for being gay

Yodaphone--the latest product pitch from Star Wars Inc.

Attention tortoise-fanciers: do you like Star Wars?

History of Star Wars as related by a bot

Is Star Wars a travesty of science fiction?

Luke Skywalker and company on the Muppet Show

Yoda now shilling instant soup in Japan

Commander who?

$6000 for a toy you can't even play with

Star Wars underwear

Retro Star Wars decor in my son's bedroom

Phantom Menace 3D: Now With Plot

Star Wars and disco: the forgotten love affair

Will Muschamp: What a guy!

Oi, fanboy: grow up! A reply to Darren Franich


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Entries in ewoks (5)


Amanda's adventures of the brown muppets

In which a woman who has never seen Star Wars retells its story. 


The Battle for Endor: in stereo on New York radio circa 1985

A friend of mine wrote my a nice e-mail yesterday congratulating me on my book and shared this story about Ewoks: The Battle For Endor:

Your book brought back many fond memories of my own boyhood. I was born in 1976 and, like you, I was hooked on the Star Wars toys -- more so than the movies. There is an iconic family photograph of a young Tony opening a present to find the Millennium Falcon. I was the happiest kid in the world. 


Another memory that came rushing back was the hype surrounding the Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. It must have been promoted for a month before its premier. But the big news was the film’s audio track. Now Gib, as you no doubt recall, in 1985 TVs were simple things with none of the bells and whistles we have today. A typical TV’s “sound system” was a single small speaker. It certainly was on our little TV in [our] household. And, because of this technological limitation, audio tracks for TV shows and movies were broadcast in mono. But, because Battle for Endor was such a big deal, one of the New York top 40 radio stations suspended their programming and simulcast the film’s audio track so everyone in the New York, New Jersey area could watch the movie on their TV but listen to it IN STEREO! Unprecedented! This had never happened before and, as far as I know, never since.

Thanks Tony! Do any of you remember this?

Jan232013's terrible Star Wars truth


Ewok and Yoda terrariums starting at only $99

Etsy maker Tony Larson designs handmade, custom Star Wars terrariums. You can get Yoda on Dagobah set in a hanging moss zen garden, a deluxe fishbowl or even (as of December) a jar. Or if you're more of the Ewok terrarium type, try the 8" glass terrarium or the deluxe version featuring double the yub yub in an 8" glass terrarium with lid.

Allow 3-4 weeks for order fulfilment. Starting at only US$99.

Yoda in hanging moss zen garden, US$99

Deluxe Yoda fishbowl terrarium, US$118New Yoda jar (special order only), US$99Basic Ewok terrarium, US$124Deluxe Ewok terrarium with lid, US$200

Ah the joys of Etsy! 

Etsy: Tony Larson


Father Photoshops Ewoks into family photos

Some Star Wars dads just don't know where to draw the line. From Gizmodo:

I think I'm giving Anthony Herrera the dad of the year title. Why? Because when he brought his kids to Sequoia National Park he told them Ewoks lived there. Of course, his kids ended up being disappointed when they didn't see any Ewoks there. But don't worry! Herrera added Ewoks to the background of his family pictures. THEY WERE THERE THE WHOLE TIME!

It's kind of sweet, I guess. A bit weird, though.

Gizmodo: A dad Photoshopped Ewoks into his family pictures to convince his kids Ewoks were real