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Two of the biggest power players in Hollywood — Oprah Winfrey and George Lucas — are coming together in the latest episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, airing this Sunday, Jan. 22, at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. In the episode, Oprah visits Lucas’ impressive Skywalker Ranch in Northern California to conduct a rare interview with the sometimes reclusive filmmaker, who opens up on various topics including Star Wars and the spirituality behind “The Force,” the near-death car accident that changed his life, and the bold decision that made him a billionaire. Oprah also sits down with both Lucas … Continue reading
One of the reasons we had to wait until the Star Wars prequels before we saw any underwater denizens of George Lucas’ universe on their home, um, terrain — aside from story considerations — may likely have been that the special effects technology simply didn’t exist during the original trilogy to effectively present such a world to viewers. And even when we finally did see one of these societies in the form of Jar-Jar Binks and his fellow Gungans in Episode I, it was for a few minutes. But the two-part Season 4 premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars … Continue reading
Coming off of the record-setting first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network announced today it will premiere Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded, a full slate of 22 enhanced episodes from Season 1 of the CG-animated series from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. Using text windows to provide in-the-moment insights into all aspects of the sweeping galactic conflict — from trivia to background on characters and storylines — Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: … Continue reading
The heroes of the Republic have repeatedly beaten back the assaults orchestrated by the evil Separatist forces, but an entirely new threat — lethal mercenary Cad Bane — will emerge from the shadows in “Hostage Crisis,” the thrilling conclusion to the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, March 20, on Cartoon Network. Count Dooku seeks to spring a Separatist prisoner from Republic captivity, but his profile prevents him from getting close enough to set in motion his malevolent plan.
Posted by Ryan “I still can’t believe any of this is happening in my real life,” says Seth Green. “I am so amazed that we’re getting to do this. I just don’t want anybody to wake me up.” For Star Wars fanatics Green and Robot Chicken co-creator Matt Senreich, doing a Star Wars-themed episode of their stop-motion animated comedy was, to quote Luke Skywalker, “like something out of a dream.” So getting a sequel greenlighted must’ve felt like a Jedi mind trick. But it’s no Bantha poodoo: Adult Swim presents Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II on Nov. 16 at … Continue reading
Dave Filoni wears his Star Wars geek credentials proudly. Just ask him about his homemade Plo Koon costume. He was working on his own rendering of the powerful (yet to the casual fan, obscure) Jedi Master when the opportunity came to put his own stamp on George Lucas’ space fantasy — a phenomenon that so far has covered six blockbuster films, along with countless offshoots in TV, books and comics. The animation veteran (Avatar: The Last Airbender) was commissioned to bring to life a pivotal part of the saga largely unseen in the films. The result, Star Wars: The Clone … Continue reading
Posted by Sarah George Lucas did something right when he gave Family Guy permission to do an hourlong Star Wars sendup for its season premiere. The show’s been delighting sci-fi fans for years with its smatterings of Star Wars and Star Trek references, and I’ve been wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’ that it would follow Robot Chicken‘s lead. Proving once again that the universe bends to my will, it did. And it’s glorious. Guest voices include Mick Hucknall, Rush Limbaugh and Chevy Chase. Keep an eye out for the hottest TIE fighter in the sector and a Red Squadron check-in … Continue reading
Posted by RabbitEars Hey, gang, even though there’s no new Star Wars flick coming out in the foreseeable future, there is still something you can await a countdown for while wearing your Darth Maul costume! The History Channel, taking a break from Hitler and focusing on Vader, is premiering a special on Memorial Day, May 28, at 9pm ET called Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed. The special looks at the influence of the seminal sci-fi film and why it will always remain relevant. Some of the sometimes unexpected folks talking about the movie are Peter Jackson, Newt Gingrich (!?) and, … Continue reading