Star Wars Coverage (recap & master list)

Since this coverage is getting out of hand, I’m setting up this one entry to keep track of all the Star Wars posts. It will be updated as more news is posted.

star_wars3_lge.jpgThe post that started it all: Star Wars geeks already lining up @ Grauman’s

Followed up by:
+ Star Wars NOT playing at Graumans!
+ Star Wars Line Update (first major breakdown of the situation, 120+ comments)
+ Star Wars Line: The options (what the nerd might do at this point)
+ Star Wars Line: In Person! (we visit the line! with video!)
+ Betting on the Star Wars Nerds (I guess I was right)
+ Star Wars Line Bombshell!! (nerd cliques and infighting!)
+ Nerds getting Mad Press (the rest of the world picks up the story)
+ More Nerd Press… (MP3 of Howard Stern on the line)
+ OMG!! Did you know there’s a bunch of Star Wars Nerds waiting in line outside the wrong theater?! (LA Times finally takes note)
+ Quote Of The Day (The Nerds heart The Lotus)
+ Attention XXXX @ XXXXX (a writer uses some of our text without crediting us, we call them on it, they correct it)
+ Star Wars Line: The Merch!! (Wil and I amuse ourselves by making “…all I got was this lousey t-shirt” shirts. Nerds are not amused)
+ with the blast shield down, i can’t see anything! how am i supposed to fight? (Wil tries to make peace with the Nerds)
+ Attention Star Wars Line: (I find out some of the nerds really hate us in a bad, terrible, nasty way. They are invited to our meetup, but decline.)
+ Breaking News!! Star Wars Line members are not nerds! (MP3 of Elliot, QTVR of the line)
+ Star Wars Line Shelter Blows Down!! (OK, not really, it was just windy)
+ Jessica Stover feeds the Star Wars Nerds (she distracts them with pizza then steals their jedi costumes)
+ jessica stover feeds the nerds two: electric boogaloo (her play by play, with notes by Wil)
+ Star Wars Nerds Buy Arclight Tickets!!! (the crushing news of the century)
+ The Chinese (or Arclight) or Bust! (update on those tickets)
+ Star Wars Nerds Dupe us all (they already have pizza, yet want more pizza!)
+ Nerd Potluck (they invite us to bring them food)
+ Star Wars Line: In Person, Again! (visit #2, this time in the middle of the night)
+ Howard Stern And The Nerds (Again)… (another MP3 from the show)
+ Star Wars Nerds Attacked By Netflix Publicity Stunt! (Netflix Netflix Netflix)
+ Holy Ewoks! Nerds second guessing the line! (line waiters start asking why they are waiting)

[This list will be updated as needed]

4 Replies to “Star Wars Coverage (recap & master list)”

  1. Can I please live in LA just for this little bit of madness? We may be crazy here in NYC, but we have nothing on the saga of the Star Wars line.

    Side note: your list of links reminded me of the scrolling of the Story in Star Wars at the beginning of each movie while I scrolled down the entire page. Perhaps I may have to play the Star Wars theme in hommage to the Line and scroll up and down the page.

  2. I just saw a guy wearing a t-shirt with a photo of the line in front of the Chinese Theater. The caption on the shirt said something like “It should end where it began.”

    Oh, and guess where I saw the guy wearing this shirt. That’s right…at the Arclight.

  3. Finally saw the movie.
    I must be getting old because I thought it was average.
    The special effects were full of color, depth, and dynamics. Every scene was set up by an exterior of somewhere beatifully painted and animated to look as real as possible. I only wish the same could be said for the acting.

    I don’t fault the cast. I think it is documented that Mr. Lucas writes faulty dialouge thathas often needed punching up from Lawrence Kasdan, Frank Darabount, or cast members like Harrison Ford. I remember the Special Edition DVD quoting George as saying ‘it’s all on the page’. I think his past films have been coincidentally stocked with wonderful actors (Dreyfuss, Howard, Alec Guiness, Peter Cushing) and over-actors (Hamil, CIndy Williams). I think 1, 2, and 3 would have been better served with Mr. Lucas relinquishing the director seat and hiring some capable screenwriters. (Who does he think he is? Eddie Murphy? [sigh]…another good thing gone wrong)

    I heard whispers of the ‘Empire’ score throughout, and of course Leia’s Theme in the credits, otherwise an ineffectual soundtrack (Sorry Mr. Williams- you are my favorite. Perhaps George could have cut more lines like 3p0 saying how helpless he feels and had some more strings. Your wonderful melodies and arrangements have driven the sappiest moments in the saga.).

    But I guess it was a boon for ILM. Hurrah! Now if I remember correctly- George creates the technology over three films- and Steven Spielberg spends the next ten years making breathtaking movies creatively utilizing this technology.
    Ready- Set- Go!

    PS- The poster lacks any interesting composition and allure.

  4. Finally saw the movie.
    I must be getting old because I thought it was average.
    The special effects were full of color, depth, and dynamics. Every scene was set up by an exterior of somewhere beatifully painted and animated to look as real as possible. I only wish the same could be said for the acting.

    I don’t fault the cast. I think it is documented that Mr. Lucas writes faulty dialouge thathas often needed punching up from Lawrence Kasdan, Frank Darabount, or cast members like Harrison Ford. I remember the Special Edition DVD quoting George as saying ‘it’s all on the page’. I think his past films have been coincidentally stocked with wonderful actors (Dreyfuss, Howard, Alec Guiness, Peter Cushing) and over-actors (Hamil, CIndy Williams). I think 1, 2, and 3 would have been better served with Mr. Lucas relinquishing the director seat and hiring some capable screenwriters. (Who does he think he is? Eddie Murphy? [sigh]…another good thing gone wrong)

    I heard whispers of the ‘Empire’ score throughout, and of course Leia’s Theme in the credits, otherwise an ineffectual soundtrack (Sorry Mr. Williams- you are my favorite. Perhaps George could have cut more lines like 3p0 saying how helpless he feels and had some more strings. Your wonderful melodies and arrangements have driven the sappiest moments in the saga.).

    But I guess it was a boon for ILM. Hurrah! Now if I remember correctly- George creates the technology over three films- and Steven Spielberg spends the next ten years making breathtaking movies creatively utilizing this technology.
    Ready- Set- Go!

    PS- The poster lacks any interesting composition and allure.

    PPS- Aside from Anakin & Padme saiying “I Love You” and “NO! I am in Love with you!”, my favorite soap opera moment was Palpatine asking Anakin to remember his slaughter of the Sand People…and an echo of their screams passed through the right side of the theatre.

    PPPS- Jimmy Smits needed more to do. Even Billy Dee Williams had more impact on the outcome. And get him some cool clothes, too.

Comments are closed.