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Tuesday
Feb122013

Wired's Star Wars issue: article after article...

Wired magazine published a special "Star Wars is back!" (did it ever leave?) issue today, and with it comes a large amount of quality Star Wars content on Wired.com. I haven't read it all yet, and probably never will (I do have a day job...) but here's a quick rundown.

Star Wars—the Fandom Editors by GeekDad's Nathan Barry is a great overview of the best fan-made remakes and documentaries, including a Star Wars "despecialized edition" in HD, a Star Wars Revisited that keeps the good special edition additions and dumps the junk, and Jamie Benning's awesome Star Wars Begins fanumentary. 

74 Things Every Great Star Wars Movie Needs by various contributors is an amusing list of op-eds highlighting some of the ingredients that went into the good Star Wars movies, such as Mystery, Music, Flaws and Funny Droids.

Inside the Battle of Hoth is a jokey piece about how badly the Empire bungled its invasion of Hoth. I found it a bit long and dull, myself, but I've already had e-mails from several people saying they liked it. Follow the link and decide for yourself.

Star Wars Revolutionized Special Effects Twice; Can It Do It Again? by Jason Mitchelitch reviews the special effects of the original trilogy and prequels and considers what more might be done. The conclusion: probably not much. 

There's more than just this on Wired.com. Or you can download the magazine itself onto your tablet here

Monday
Sep172012

Wired.com's Five Force-Full Questions with Chris Hardwick

John Booth, contributor to the Wired GeekDad blog and author of Collect All 21! (and other books) has been running a series of interviews on GeekDad called Five Force-Full Questions. These are short interviews Booth conducted at Star Wars Celebration VI. My favourite so far is Chris Hardwick of Nerdist. From the interview: 

Booth: What do you remember most strongly about the first time you saw Star Wars?

Hardwick: My dad took me. We dropped my mom off at the airport, because I think she was going to visit my grandparents, and we went straight to the theater and watched it. And it was almost too much for me to process. I remember standing in the theater seat, because I was little, and I have a distinct memory of seeing Luke and Leia swing across that shaft and just being like, “Oh my god!” and just losing my mind. And then kind of being unable to process how awesome I thought it was, and then seeing it again and again.

Follow the link for the rest of the piece.

Wired GeekDad: 5 Force-Full Questions: Chris Hardwick at Star Wars Celebration VI