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Star Wars-related things in Washington DC + Mount Vernon?

I am planning a 2-day field trip to Washington, DC for 17 fifth-graders on March 3-5, 2017. Do you know of anything Star Wars-related that would be worth a visit? Lastly, any suggestions on which tours to do at Mount Vernon? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Dec 13, 2016 - 4 answers

Gift ideas for a teenage super nerd? UK specific?

I'm getting a Christmas gift for the teenage (14ish) daughter of a friend who lives in the states, and am wondering if there is something that I can get here in the UK (London, specifically) that she wouldn't be able to get herself at home? [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can on Oct 16, 2016 - 13 answers

Cos-play noob looking to build or acquire a Death Trooper costume

I have never wanted to cosplay before, nor do I particularly enjoy dressing up. That is, until I saw the new black "Death Trooper" character in the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron trailer. Any advice on how to buy one or make one for myself? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Aug 4, 2016 - 4 answers

Which has better aerodynamics--a TIE Fighter or an X-Wing Fighter?

(very) low level of discourse of Star Wars fansites = Metafilter [more inside]
posted by BadgerDoctor on May 31, 2016 - 15 answers

Too much Star Wars? I find your lack of faith disturbing...

I'm visiting my sister and her family for the weekend. My (almost) seven year old nephew is obsessed with Star Wars and I have been informed that my visit will be dominated by same. I'm totally fine with this. In fact, I'd like to bring him even MORE Star Wars! [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand on Apr 28, 2016 - 10 answers

use of leitmotifs in Star Wars

Do you know of a good source explaining and analyzing the use of leitmotif in Star Wars? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Apr 7, 2016 - 9 answers

Star Wars themed cake

I have drawn May the Fourth on the departmental cake rota. It has been suggested I do a Star Wars themed cake to as a reflection of the date. I have some ideas but would welcome any suggestions as to what I might do and tips on how to achieve the specific effect. [more inside]
posted by biffa on Feb 3, 2016 - 13 answers

Should I buy the Clone Wars DVDs for my wife?

SHORT VERSION: What exactly is the revised canon scope with regard to Clone Wars material? The first series only, both series (and films), or what? Will either of us enjoy it? On prior casual viewing nether show held our attention. Can I hire a Darth Vader birthday-gram service in Seattle? Longwinded stuff below. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jan 14, 2016 - 9 answers

My father made $500M. I made $500M. My sister made $500M.

Are there any available statistics on merchanise revenue broken out by Star Wars character? For example, I'm curious how much money the General Grievous character made Lucasfilm via toys, games and figurines.
posted by michaelh on Jan 6, 2016 - 1 answer

Star Wars torture critic

Brain failed me in middle of office conversation goof-off. Who is the critic of the Episode 1 - 2 - 3 Star Wars movies that delivers his critique in the persona of a sadistic torturer who has captives in his basement? Maybe I just dreamed this, but if anyone could help out I'd appreciate
posted by mattoxic on Dec 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Star Wars and/or Transformers gift for Boss

I'm in charge of buying the boss's christmas gift this year. He is a huge fan of Star Wars (he came dressed to work as Luke on halloween complete with blonde wig), and I also know he's a fan of Optimus Prime. Budget is around $50. Looking for ideas! [more inside]
posted by INFJ on Nov 30, 2015 - 12 answers

Parody search: Obi Wan tells Luke what really happened in the prequels

I'm trying to track down a Star Wars parody where Obi Wan and Luke are on Dagobah, and Obi Wan is explaining all the ridiculous backstory according to the prequels. [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Nov 29, 2015 - 4 answers

12" Rey action figure?

I can't believe I'm using an ask on this but I can't google an answer on it. Is there a 12 inch action figure available for the Rey character in Star Wars? I want to get my daughter Finn and Rey as a pair of 12" dolls and Amazon has plenty of 12" Finns, but I can only find a 3.5" Rey there, and poking around online, I can't find anywhere selling or confirming that there is a 12" action figure for Rey - am I using the wrong name or is it possible that there really isn't a matching 12" figure for her?
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Oct 25, 2015 - 5 answers

A Long Time Ago in a Podcast Far, Far, Away...

As I delve deeper back into the sublime grip of Star Wars fandom (I had escaped for a while), I've decided that I'd like to add a podcast or two to my podcast listening habits. I've seen "Star Wars Minute" referenced in previous answers, but I was curious if there were any other Star Wars podcasts of top quality to listen to which MeFites would recommend?
posted by Atreides on Sep 2, 2015 - 2 answers

How much gravitational force does the Death Star exert?

What would happen if Darth Vader parked his Death Star in our neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Apr 14, 2015 - 13 answers

Physiology Question for Star Wars Fans

What is the appearance of Dathomiri blood? Color, viscosity, anything like that. [more inside]
posted by Fenriss on Dec 23, 2014 - 5 answers

What music is being used in this trailer?

There is a hilarious parody of the new Star Wars trailer done in the style of Wes Anderson. Does anyone know what music is being used? All I can tell is that the singing is in French. [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Dec 6, 2014 - 3 answers

Slavery and sentience in Star Wars for droids?

My kids rewatched A New Hope this week, and I ended up lost on Wookieepedia trying to find a broadly-definitive (by fans, not so much Lucas) take on droids like C3PO and R2D2. I understand slavery of sentients was eventually outlawed by the New Republic, but are droids emancipated? Can a droid be a Jedi (I saw the Skippy story)? Are droids AI or something else? How is Jar Jar Binks considered fully sentient in law, but not R2D2? Can a droid be murdered? What about copying a droid - is that like cloning a sentient being? Droids 101, please
posted by viggorlijah on Aug 30, 2014 - 5 answers

A cake recipe long ago in a galaxy far away...

I have this amazing Star Wars ships silicone moulded cake pan. I have no idea what kind of cake works best with it. What cake recipes work best with fancy moulds? Help me eat the Death Star!
posted by Katemonkey on Jun 28, 2014 - 11 answers

You are my only hope, Obi-Mefi-Kenobi

Ok, I'm blowing my question on this because I can't find it and I need to watch it right now. There's a YouTube video of courier typewriter text and voice-over which talks about "A fucked up situation" that the author is recalling. If the title doesn't indicate enough of the video to you, spoilers below the fold to help you find it... because I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on May 11, 2014 - 1 answer

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

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