It’s Star Trek vs. Star Wars in the skies over San Francisco. Which would win in a battle, the Death Star or the Enterprise? H/Troglopundit
It all started a long time ago in a galaxy far away, but next year the Star Wars franchise moves to Britain after a package of attractive tax breaks provided a temptation the film’s makers couldn’t resist.
Mythbusters host Jamie Hyneman risks a viewer backlash by talking trash against Chewbacca, saying the characters is as lowly as Star Wars‘ Jar Jar Binks. And to ensure he’s riled up everyone, Hyneman describes Jabba the Hut as one of his favorite characters. Co-host Adam Savage wisely sidesteps joining in the Star Wars fray, while delivering a shout-out to Indiana Jones.
How much can you reveal to a lover before you’re risking the relationship? Can your reactions to Star Wars become a deal-breaker in a hot romance? Robert Ronan wrote, directed and edited this comic short, starring Cat Tran and Patrick B. H/T Kuriositas
Earlier this week, we carried a news report about Lego withdrawing its Jabba’s Palace toy set due to pressure from an Austrian Turkish cultural association. But Lego has now denied the report and said it fully stands behind the product. The Turkish group charged that the toy features a mosque-like building inhabited by sneaky and criminal personalities with “vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals.” Lego says the toy will be discontinued at the end of 2013, but that’s when it was already scheduled to go off the shelves, so the complaints of the Turkish group didn’t hasten the phase-out.
Lego has pulled a Star Wars toy after the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria called it culturally insensitive, claiming the Jabba the Hutt toy resembles a mosque. How can Lego be so politically correct, so long as Jar Jar Binks toys remain on the shelves?
After a short hiatus, Chad Vader, the day shift manager, is back ruffling tail feathers and making subordinates wear horse-head masks at the Empire grocery store. H/T My Disguises
Darth Vader and Loki ponder their new fate: What will life be like as Disney villains?
An original AVbyte musical, featuring Travis Slavin as Loki and Michael Ruocco as Darth Vader, with original music and lyrics by Antonius Nazareth.
A Wookiee belly dances while a Klingon band lays down a nasty groove. Who says nerds can’t have sexy fun? This video captures the action at a Raks Geek performance at Chicago’s Viaduct Theatre. As one reviewer described them, “One part art, two parts comedy, and three parts sexy, Raks Geek is alternately silly, beautiful, and seductive. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” H/T My Disguises