Allen Pan, also known as WIZARD and JEDI MASTER Allen Pan, has used all of his jedi (read as electrical engineering) education to create this wonderment… this beauty… this WET dream come true for all nerdom EVERYWHERE! Allen Pan has created a real working light saber.
Ok… so the saber is more the size of a fencer’s foil, but it even makes the SOUND EFFECTS!!!
Check the build and a 3 min video HERE and wear a diaper just in case a little wee comes out. OR just don’t wear pants (that’s what I do!)
We’re just over a month away from the launch of The Force Awakens, and we couldn’t be more excited! Or, at least, we thought we couldn’t! A new trailer for the upcoming film has debuted in Japan, and it has revealed some interesting new scenes, and even more interesting sound clips!
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments!
Star Wars fans at comic con were surprised with a beautiful little short that showed the behind the scenes action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The damn thing gave me chills.
They were then given another gift from heaven with invitations to a surprise concert performed by the San Diego Symphony featuring classic Star Wars music from John Williams at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. Ohhhh man~~ can’t wait for Johnny to get back and tell us all about it~
Okay Comic Con fans, stay tuned for Johnny’s advice and personal experience at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con. Everything from the lines, to the celebrity sightings. Panels, cosplay, and all things geek.
Look at that shiny badge. Jelly much? YES YES I AM!
Look at that cheeky bastard. Oh~~ the things he will see this weekend. Those sorts of things change a man… change ‘im forever.
So it’s been officially announced that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and the greatness of Harrison Ford will all have roles in the new Star Wars movies. Whether it is cameos or something substantial no one knows. Man I don’t know about this one. It’s cool to see them reunited but they have aged so much. Mark Hamill in particular doesn’t look so good. Do we want to risk seeing our favorite childhood characters potentially suck it up now? I mean I hated the last Indiana Jones movie, not that Harrison Ford was bad in it, just that I hated seeing one of my favorite characters get dragged through a bad movie. I think the thing that will make it or break it, besides the script, will be J.J. Abrams. In this case I think we will have to pull a page out of The Avengers motto of “In Joss we trust” and say “In J.J. we trust.” Whatever the case, they can’t be worse than Episodes I-III, right?
Seen better days, Mark?
Just when you thought the Star Wars title couldn’t get any more over marketed or dragged through the mud than it already is, leave it to George Lucas to find a way. George Lucas is selling Lucasfilm to Disney for 4 billion dollars. We repeat, Lucasfilm is being sold to Disney for 4 billion dollars. It gets worse. Of course Disney will come out with a whole slew of TV shows, toys and theme park rides around the Star Wars name but what is worse is that they are hoping to release a new Star Wars feature film every two or three years. That’s right, one of the most highly esteemed and famous movies franchise of our youth is being turned into an endless series of films playing off its name. Is this going to be like the James Bond series? Just crank out a movie every two or three years? We hope not. It does leave us asking such questions like: Will Mickey join the dark side? Is Minnie secretly his sister? Will Jar Jar have his own ride at Disney? If you don’t believe me here is the link.
Dear Babblers, today we continue our ground-breaking, award winning Who’s Who? At Comic-Con. You know them, you’ve seen them and you’ve probably bumped into them and not even recognized them. They are the C, maybe even D, list celebrities, selling their dignity for $20 dollars an autograph, still trying to capitalize on a moment of fame years gone by. Last week we introduced you to the shameless Richard Hatch, today we proudly present to you our next victim: Peter Mayhew
"I did it all for the Wookie"
Peter Mayhew, better known as the big, hairy, faithful, and lovable side kick to Han Solo: Chewbacca – and that is all. Seriously, the only other thing he has done is appear in the famous Ray Harryhausen’s Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger in 1977, that being said, for a guy who has done so little he has stayed pretty busy. He has been in four of the Star Wars movies (The original three and Revenge of the Sit- according to IMDB) and has made numerous appearances ranging from MTV to David Letterman, all dressed as Chewbacca of course. He even has his footprints outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in L.A. (Along with C3P0, R2D2) Not only that but he has appeared on many Star Wars video games as the voice of Chewbacca and was recently named his official voice. Oh and don’t forget the now infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. Seriously, this thing was so bad that even Lucas has tried to hide all traces of it’s existence. He is now officially on the convention circuit. You read that? He is a professional conventioneer. How low do you have to fall to make that your living?
Looking at the guy it’s easy to see why he fills the role of Chewbacca so well. In fact, I am guessing most people prefer him to wear the costume all the time. I mean, really, he looks like he could be on any number of internet watch lists.
So here’s to you Peter Mayhew, the ultimate furry and lover of nerds and convention s everywhere. To a man who appeared in some of the most popular movies ever but never delivered a single line- in English. We look forward to being creeped out by you this year at Comic-con, and next year, and the year after that and four years from now and…well you get the picture
From Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and now PAUL, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have hit just about every nerd genre out there. If there past films doesn’t convince you of their ‘nerd cred’, then perhaps this will. The force is strong with these two.
I couldn’t resist posting this great pic of a Star Wars themed mailbox. Do you have any good caption ideas? Let us hear them!