Once again, we are all over the place as this edition of Star Wars is Everywhere features the return of Jedi Kittens, college football SW comparisons, a visit to Tunisia, SW saving comics, a well thought-out defense of George Lucas, an adidas trooper helmet, and much more!
Fox Sports breaks down the heroes and villians of college football as compared with Star Wars characters.
io9.com examines "How Star Wars Saved the Comic Book Industry."
While reporting on the Libyan civil war, Fox News reporter Dominic Di-Natale was inspired by the Star Wars Blu-ray release and decided to swing by the Star Wars Tunisian set locations. Click here to check out his report and video. (Thanks Dominic!)
The Star Wars universe is filled with undesireable employment opportunities and IGN has taken some time to examine the worst of them. (Thanks Justin!)
Our friend Cameron from Den of Geek is the latest to take up the mantle of George Lucas defender in the wake of all the Blu-ray "No-Gate" hoopla. Here's a snippet...
"So now fans are venting their ill-thought out and insensitive ramblings at George Lucas once more, for his decision to add a few blinking Ewoks and some slightly different noises. That's what it boils down to. If the person who created this world wants to change fairly superficial elements of his films, then no one is fit to question this. Sure, you may not like it, but firing off illiterate abuse at a man who has proven himself as a filmmaker is the mark of a bitter teenager. It's unseemly behaviour.
Money is often the reason why these people think Lucas makes these changes. I mean, money? Seriously? Are you aware of just how much this man is worth? Not to mention owns? Do you realise how much he'll actually make out of this release? The profits from the Blu-ray set will be nothing to him, especially as a considerable amount of money has already been spent on producing the set.
Lucas makes these changes because he wants to. I have no issues with the changes; they are, as I say, superficial. The stories are exactly the same. If you want the original, unaltered films, then they are out there. If you're a fan, you've probably got them already - and in more than one format. Do you really need a Blu-ray version of a film you've seen hundreds of times? Really? (The answer, in my opinion, is no.)"
Click here for the full, rather entertaining, read! (Thanks Cam!)
The adidas Originals Star Wars gear is great and artist Freehand Profit has taken the material from some adidas Star Wars shoes in order to craft an adidas stormtrooper helmet. Check out the images and write-up at TreeHugger.com.
We have another post from io9.com in which the popular site asks if the Star Wars phenomenon could happen in today's world.
The one and only Jovial Jay reminds us to check the merch at your local Target as a number of Star Wars-related Halloween items are popping up. (Thanks Jay!)
ILM luminary John Knowl provided a short Q&A with Cinefex while attending NASA’s Kepler mission press conference. (Thanks Joe!)
In celebration of Star Wars: The Complete Saga being released in the UK, London's BT Tower was ignited as a giant lightsaber. Anthony Daniels was on hand for the festivities as is evident from the video below.
The Americas ICIS Lunchtime Bulletin got a little boost from our friend Nick's vintage 1978 Kenner R2-D2 in the background. (Thanks Nick!)
Behold as the Empire descends on Norfolk, Virginia! (Thanks Chris!)
And just for fun, check out the musical wisdom of Yoda and the return of Jedi Kittens. Dude, the kittens now have starfighters! Watch out!!!