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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

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

Sun Tzu for the filmmaking world?

In the world of media (and more specifically filmmaking), wars are commonplace and there are basic Sun-Tzu-like tenets that guide people through it. One example is Jean-Luc Godard's " In order to criticize a movie, you have to make another movie." Any others? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Oct 19, 2015 - 2 answers

Can you help me find a pdf of a printable Chewbacca mask?

Starwars.com used to have free printable star wars masks. Of course I waited last minute to pull a costume together under the assumption that I would print a Chewbacca mask like I have done in the past. Is there a way to retrieve this pdf?
posted by Nickin on Oct 31, 2014 - 3 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

Luke, I Am Your...Welllll, Let's Just Say We've Met Before

Reading the Star Wars 1970s trilogy to my young kids, should I spoil it? (There is a spoiler inside if you haven't see The Empire Strikes Back.) [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Jun 13, 2013 - 22 answers

Help me keep a kid engaged.

Help me design a Star Wars themed activity for a preteen kid. [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on May 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Star Wars: Is episode I a good start?

Star Wars: “IV, V, VI, I, II, III” or “I, II, III, IV, V, VI”? If you’ve never seen any of the movies, how would you like to be introduced to them? Better question would be this: how should a person be introduced to them? 1st world issue details inside. [more inside]
posted by WestChester22 on Aug 14, 2012 - 53 answers

I need hard to spell words from Star Wars.

I'm organizing a Star Wars themed spelling bee. I need as many hard to spell Star Wars words as possible. They can be nouns, etc. It's a fun event, and we are not following strict rules about it. Already have "Kashyyyk" and "Sarlaac" and "wookiee".
posted by Sully on Apr 12, 2012 - 23 answers

What is the origin of the Star Wars memorial wall picture?

Does anyone know the origin of or the artist who created this Star Wars/Darth Vader memorial wall picture?
posted by kaye88 on Dec 12, 2011 - 2 answers


I saw the Star Wars prequels, over the six-year timespan that it took to make them. They were... OK. But I never went forward again to seriously re-watch IV V and VI with new insights I gained from the prequels. What did I miss? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Aug 9, 2011 - 32 answers

Draft dodges throughout history?

I need more info (links or book recs) about draft dodges and other similar happenings throughout history and the world (i.e. people relocating to avoid participating in a war). Sources about the Viet Nam draft dodge are great, though I'd rather also have sources about other happenings.
posted by mermaidcafe on Jul 25, 2011 - 3 answers

a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

star wars saga tabletop RPG filter: new to the game and having a blast, but we're confused about a couple of things (enemy attack rolls & character upkeep). [more inside]
posted by austere on Jul 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Why is Boba Fett so popular?

Why is Boba Fett's popularity so disproportional to his screen time?
posted by jackypaper on Jan 7, 2011 - 68 answers

Were Luke & Leia the hotties of their day?

Were Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill (who played Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars Trilogy) considered really "good-looking" in the 70's? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Dec 30, 2010 - 42 answers

Help me be a guest on Restaurant Wars

How do you get to be a diner on Top Chef's restaurant wars? [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on May 6, 2010 - 7 answers

A wretched hive of scummy, busted-up toys

What should I do with all my old Star Wars toys? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Apr 1, 2010 - 16 answers

Blood Meridian In Reality

Looking for some war books for my Dad's birthday. American theater only. [more inside]
posted by sanka on Feb 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Mama Gambino

My mother spends a good deal of her day playing Mafia Wars and has accumulated hundreds of people she doesn't know on Facebook through the game. She is definitely not street savvy or tech savvy in any way and I'm worried that she may be taken advantage of. I don't play Mafia Wars, but I just don't trust that its taken up such a large part of her life right now. Is it just a way for her to pass the time? Or do I need to be concerned?
posted by Unred on Nov 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Books on 17th c. Anglo-Dutch maritime wars?

Looking for good books/resources about the 17th century Anglo-Dutch maritime wars. For a project I'm doing, I'd like to get more historical detail about what the Dutch call the English Wars and what the English call the Dutch wars. While I am interested in the specific facts, I'm more interested in getting a sense of time and place, both for those who were at sea and for those at home in the two countries. Do you know any fascinating books (non-fiction or historical fiction) that reference these events?
posted by judith on Oct 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Geometry Wars Retro Evolved Controller Config

Geometry Wars Filter: Help configure Nyko Airflo PC game controller for Geometry Wars Retro Evolved (PC) [more inside]
posted by FusiveResonance on Sep 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Emotional state vs. DNA evolution in SW: ROTJ

Star Wars Filter: Does the Emperor not foreseeing that Darth Vader would kill him mean that all Jedi have lost this force ability and that midichlorians leave the body after death and have evolved as they drifted with innumerable species by finding an athletic host who would benefit from incredible power?
posted by parmanparman on Mar 23, 2009 - 40 answers

Help me duplicate this unique trophy

I am trying to duplicate a unique trophy any way possible. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Sep 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Retcon of the Jedi

Does the continual revision of Star Wars have any artistic parallels in any medium? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Jun 5, 2008 - 53 answers

What cartoon did I see?

When I was a kid, I saw a cartoon that featured robot sex and Star Wars rip-offs. What was it? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 22, 2008 - 6 answers

MusicFilter - Cover of Nick Winters' "Star Wars"?

Remember the SNL skit where Bill Murray's a lounge singer doing his own version of the Star Wars theme? I remember hearing a legit lounge act cover of this once - does anyone have any idea who it was by?
posted by camdan on Nov 7, 2007 - 9 answers

What are some good fictional Star Wars books to check out?

What are some good fictional Star Wars books to check out? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on May 14, 2007 - 22 answers

Who became the first Internet Video Star?

What video clip out on the net is considered to be the first "internet video star", rising to making international news or headlines? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Dec 13, 2006 - 20 answers

Market for cartridge games with secrets unlocked?

Videogamefilter: Where can I buy cartridge video games that have the secrets unlocked and saved? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Apr 16, 2006 - 5 answers

Star Wars Comparison Site?

Where is that website with the side by side screenshots comparing the original release to the digitally enhanced re-release of Star Wars?
posted by frecklefaerie on Mar 24, 2006 - 5 answers

Recommended Space Operas

With the completion of the Star Wars sextology [sic], I was looking for recommendations of other science fiction/fantasy space operas. I just bought the Doc Smith's Lensman "prequel", Triplanetary, and his first Skylark book. Any other suggestions or comments on these (i.e. should I start with Galactic Patrol in the Lensman series? Read Skylark before Lensman)? Suggestions from across all media is welcome (Babylon 5, etc.).
posted by Dante5Inferno on May 23, 2005 - 30 answers

List of theatres with digital Sith?

There has to be a list somewhere of the U.S. theatres showing The Revenge of the Sith in digital projection or IMAX, but I'm d*mned if my weak-ass google-fu can turn it up. Help me.... No. Must. Resist.
posted by mojohand on May 18, 2005 - 21 answers

Best way to make Jedi robes?

I want to be a Jedi for the Star Wars premiere. [more inside]
posted by petah on May 16, 2005 - 5 answers

Where to see Episide III in SF?

Which is the best theater in San Francisco to see the midnight showing of Episode III on opening night (in terms of picture size and sound quality, and, of course, ticket availability.) No snarks from the haters, please. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on May 5, 2005 - 9 answers

What do you call Star Wars fans?

If Doctor Who fans are 'Whovians' and Star Trek fans are 'Trekkers' or 'Trekkies', what are Star Wars fans?
posted by feelinglistless on Jul 3, 2004 - 30 answers

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