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You're my only hopes.

I heard a snippet of a song this morning on the radio. It was an awesome Star Wars theme mix and included a snippet of the Cantina Band song and later, R2D2 noises. I must have! [more inside]
posted by mibo on Mar 1, 2014 - 5 answers

 

Star Wars EU: just the good parts.

What parts of the Star Wars Expanded Universe are worth exploring? [more inside]
posted by signal on Nov 12, 2013 - 18 answers

What exactly did Disney get when they acquired Lucasfilm?

I'm trying to identify what assets were acquired in Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm. Since Disney is a publicly traded company, would this information be located in any type of detailed document? One area I'm particularly wondering about is movie props from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films - does Disney own them or did Lucas keep them?
posted by Bushmiller on Nov 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Two droids walk into a bar. And talk about death.

I remember reading a passage in a Star Wars novel in which R2-D2 and C-3PO have a conversation about death - both their own deaths, and what it is like to be a mechanical thing who has flesh and blood friends who will eventually die. I am pretty sure it was somewhere in the New Jedi Order, because it was definitely in the context of "OMG everyone is dying and what will happen to us" (probably after Chewbacca's death?), but also it could've been somewhere else. Which book was it in?! Google is failing me.
posted by goodbyewaffles on Sep 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me get in to the world of cosplay and -cons

At 37 I am discovering my inner sci-fi and TV series/movie fandom. And my nine year old is already there. I am thinking we would probably enjoy comic-cons and other -cons, but have no idea how to research this. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Jul 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Getting back into Star Wars

I read the first six Young Jedi Academy books, but only a few of the adult expanded universe novels... and the ones I read I don't remember. What should I read before the new movie comes out in 2015? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on May 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Sculpted (not printed) Han Solo in carbonite iPhone 4 case?

Are there any iPhone 4 cases that feature Han Solo frozen in carbonite that are sculpted/3d, and not printed? The only one I've managed to find is this, which seems a little dicey.
posted by bdk3clash on Feb 21, 2013 - 3 answers

Star Wars novel where Han Solo uses an interstellar telescope?

Which Star Wars novel features a scene where (I believe) Han Solo is using a telescope to look at a planet in another system, and can resolve it well enough to actually see what people on that planet are doing X years ago, where X is the number of light years that planet is away from the one he's on?
posted by cthuljew on Dec 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner. Harrison Ford. A gun, a gun, a whip.

Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner. Harrison Ford is in all three movies, and he has a recognizable/signature weapon or tool in each one. Are there any other similarities between the three? [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Aug 1, 2012 - 17 answers

Old-school Star Wars

What's the best way to watch the non-special versions of the original Star Wars movies? Is it worth getting the laserdiscs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

I've got a bad feeling about this. Is there anything out there like Star Wars Arcade Falcon Gunner.

I love Star Wars Arcade Falcon Gunner. What other games for iPod Touch will I like? [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Apr 30, 2012 - 1 answer

SantaFilter: My five-year-old son wants a "real" Star Wars light saber for Christmas.

There are approximately one billion models of light saber toys out there. I'm looking at reviews, but it occurs to me maybe someone here has a great rec for a sturdy, non-lame light saber toy. [more inside]
posted by pantarei70 on Nov 30, 2011 - 7 answers

What fictional holidays can we celebrate this year?

What are your favorite fictional holidays? This winter, my partner and I want to celebrate as many Christmas-like made-up holidays as possible. Our list includes Hogswatch (Discworld), Winter Veil (World of Warcraft), Crimbo (from Kingdom of Loathing), Festivus (which is increasingly less fictional), Life Day (from the Star Wars Christmas Special), and the Ice Festival (from Maria V. Snyder's fantasy books). Are there any more that we can add to our calendar?
posted by Tesseractive on Nov 23, 2011 - 27 answers

Show me the Awesome!

I'm looking for images, most likely illustrations but photos might do, that depict the most absurd, over-the-top awesomeness. Imagine someone sat down and said "I'm going to draw the silliest, most awesome thing ever." [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Nov 4, 2011 - 36 answers

Help me build Hoth!

I'm crafting my first real substantial diorama (read: not made out of construction paper and a shoe box) and I need some construction assistance. Bonus! It's the ice planet of Hoth! [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Oct 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Deep Space Feline?

Clever name for a cat? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Oct 15, 2011 - 72 answers

What's on the the 91 minutes of spoofs on the new Star Wars Blu-rays?

What are the spoofs on the Star Wars Blu-rays? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Oct 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Why are old films supposed to be better on new formats?

I'm aware that re-releases of old films (eg, from the 70s, Star Wars I'm looking at you) are common as and when new formats become available, but what is the logic in this other than commercial? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Sep 19, 2011 - 22 answers

Help me score the original Star Wars Trilogy on DVD.

[StarWarsFilter] For my friends' wedding, I am trying to get them a copy of the unremastered, original Star Wars Trilogy (Hope/Empire/Jedi.) Is there somewhere I can get it that isn't Amazon? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 8, 2011 - 23 answers

Fan-made genre online games

Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 answers

you're my only hope

I'm trying to find a particular article that laid out a theory for Yoda being the real evil in Star Wars. [more inside]
posted by DU on May 3, 2011 - 17 answers

The force is not with me in remembering this video.

Looking for an 80s progressive rock video featuring Darth Vader [more inside]
posted by quibx on Apr 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Star Wars: Clone Warss recommendations

My nephew is almost 6 years old and loves watching Star Wars: Clone Wars with his father. What other shows should I get for them? [more inside]
posted by Theta States on Mar 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Clone Wars for youngsters

Star Wars:Clone wars cartoon series - Which episodes are appropriate for a 5 year old Star Wars enthusiast? [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15 on Mar 20, 2011 - 4 answers

What is that stuff called, anyway?

Star Wars Nerdery: Once, an indeterminate time ago, I was reading something about the making of the original Star Wars models. They used a term (named for one of the model makers?) for a certain kind of detailing. More specifically, it was used to describe the horizontal trench running along the length of a Star Destroyer. What is this term?
posted by TeslaNick on Jan 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Or would I just be wasting my time?

Is this a good plan for selling on Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Jan 19, 2011 - 6 answers

A New Hope

What is a good age for a child to watch Star Wars for the first time?
posted by Artw on Jan 7, 2011 - 48 answers

Are these 1970s Star Wars figures worth anything?

How much are these original Star Wars figures worth? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Dec 27, 2010 - 8 answers

What was Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III referencing?

What was the opening of Robot Chicken's Star Wars Episode III referencing? [more inside]
posted by mhum on Dec 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Mefi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope

Help a recovering Star Wars addict with his relapse. That is, update me on what's worth reading the Expanded Universe. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Dec 9, 2010 - 13 answers

OMG I can't believe they shoved this on me now.

Bachelor party in Edmonton, help! [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

For how long was Han Solo frozen in carbonite?

For how long was Han Solo frozen in carbonite?
posted by R. Mutt on Sep 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Star Wars fan edits, which and how?

Star Wars Episodes I, II and III disappoint me. For me, the they're in love with scenery and expense and try to make up for it with plodding exposition. They need editing. I think I would enjoy something like The Phantom Edit. But how do I get ahold of it? Is it the best edit? Are there other fan edits of I, II and III that are worth seeking out? And how do I get and watch them?
posted by artlung on Sep 5, 2010 - 16 answers

How to best dispose of my unwanted stuff?

I am working on getting rid of a lot of old possessions (baseball cards, electronics, clothes, etc.) that I've accumulated since childhood. I am not certain of the best way to dispose of some of these things. What's the best way to make sure most of it doesn't just end up in a landfill and/or might also bring me some profit? [more inside]
posted by digitaldraco on Jul 15, 2010 - 31 answers

The money pit: money goes in, it doesn't come out.

How can I sell my Star Trek/Star Wars Customizable Card Game cards and Miniatures game pieces for the best balance of money/hassle? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 24, 2010 - 5 answers

I promise to shoot first if you help me.

Inexpensive but decent Han Solo costume...for a curvy girl? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jun 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me find that Star Wars techno song!

Help me find that Star Wars techno song! I'm looking for a track that fell off my psytrance/electro house Pandora station recently... [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Mar 12, 2010 - 14 answers

What was this Star Wars convention film I saw?

Seeking name/link for early Star Wars fan film. Tie fighters in Manhattan! [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on Feb 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Is the force trainer a scam?

My wife bought me the Uncle Milton Star Wars Force Trainer. It's suposed to use brain waves to control a sphere. My rational self is convinced there is a scam on this. Does this thing work like they say it does or am I right? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jan 1, 2010 - 11 answers

You should have bargained, Lucas

I watched a film called "Return Of The Jedi" recently. Perhaps some of you have seen it. In the first act, a motley band of heroes executes an ingenious plan to rescue a comrade from an obese crime lord. Wait, what exactly was their ingenious plan? [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Oct 6, 2009 - 38 answers

The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of a Fun Size Kit-Kat.

My son wants to be the Death Star for Halloween. Awesome. I can do this. But I’m stuck as to how to make a sphere. Help! [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Oct 6, 2009 - 47 answers

Need to find book sales stats

How can I find sales stats and chart statistics for books released over the past 30 years? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 4, 2009 - 4 answers

CreativeRoboticsNicknameFilter

I need a creative robotics/mechanical/electrical (engineering) themed nickname for a shirt I'm making. Constraints and criteria below. [more inside]
posted by WilliamWallace on Jul 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Hand Me My Lightsaber. Don't Ask Why. Just Hand It to Me, OK?

Beware: Extreme nerd-itry dead ahead. In any of the various media permutations of the Star Wars universe, was it ever explained why there is such an emphasis on melee weapons? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jul 16, 2009 - 34 answers

Speak this way, I do. This way do others speak, hmm?

In the English version of Star Wars, Yoda speaks using some interesting word-order. In other language translations, is this technique carried? [more inside]
posted by nikkorizz on Apr 30, 2009 - 6 answers

When did I find out Anakin Skywalker fell in a volcano?

When did I find out Anakin Skywalker fell in a volcano? This would have been sometime between 1977 and 1983. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Apr 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Is it time to sell my vintage Star Wars figures?

Is it time to sell my vintage Star Wars figures? [more inside]
posted by friarjohn on Mar 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me, internet, you're my only hope

Can I buy a copyrighted product (i.e., a toy), modify it for other uses, and then re-sell it? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Dec 16, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me compile a mix of songs about Star Wars!

Help me compile a mix of songs about Star Wars! [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Dec 3, 2008 - 47 answers

Who Ruined Star Wars?

This is about as long a shot as possible, but here goes. On the opening day of Return of the Jedi (or shortly thereafter), a morning talk show was asking kids for their reaction to the film, and one of the little twerps blurted out the ending. Anyone else remember this? [more inside]
posted by Shadowkeeper on Oct 1, 2008 - 2 answers

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