George Lucas

  1. Space

    If We Had a Really Big Telescope, Could We See Star Wars?

    Everyone likes watching Star Wars. They're awesome movies, and I think we've all had that majorly trippy moment when we realize "A long time ago" means that everything we're watching happened in the past. But if it was so long ago, and so far away, that the light is reaching us now-- does that mean we could theoretically watch Star Wars live?

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  2. Entertainment

    ABC Gives Us A New Hope For A Live-Action Star Wars TV Series

    Good news, Star Wars fans, the live-action TV series might be back on! Or maybe bad news, since we've been both looking forward to and dreading every development since Disney acquired Star Wars from George Lucas. The point is, ABC has been talking to Lucasfilm about giving it another shot, so hooray and/or boo!

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  3. Entertainment

    John Williams Confirmed to Score the New Star Wars Trilogy, So They’ll At Least Be Good to Listen To

    John Williams (not pictured above) will be scoring the new Star Wars trilogy. This might not be the droids news you're looking for in terms of Episode VII which still doesn't have a cast or title, but it would be difficult to imagine a Star Wars movie without a John Williams score. We're happy he's coming back.

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  4. Entertainment

    Star Wars: Episode VII to Cast Super Attractive People, World in Shock

    The casting breakdown for Star Wars: Episode VII has been leaked, and it has one clear focus: Let's make these space dudes hot. In a shocking and unprecedented move by J.J. Abrams, it seems the classic universe will be repopulated with a crew of attractive young people. Also, yes, that is sarcasm.

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  5. Entertainment

    Luke is a General, Han Solo Is a Lizard in Dark Horse’s New Adaptation of The Star Wars

    Wouldn't it be weird if Han Solo was a six-foot lizard guy, not human at all? Or if Luke wasn't a whiny moisture farmer but a bearded general from the get-go? Well, that's how things were before 1977's Star Wars in the original screenplay written by George Lucas -- and how they'll be again in Dark Horse Comics's upcoming adaptation of The Star Wars.

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  6. Entertainment

    Harrison, Fisher, Hamill Almost Certainly Returning to Star Wars

    Disney owns Lucasfilm -- we're past that now, right? Previously, half of adult geekdom already ranted that the prequel Star Wars films "ruined" their childhoods or some such. So now everyone still willing to keep looking at that galaxy far, far away is wondering what's really going to happen next in the franchise. (The fans of the Expanded Star Wars Universe read the novels and already theoretically know, but history has shown that movies and books seldom get along.) Also, we already know that J.J. Abrams is signed on to direct Episode VII. Finally, the rumors and quotes have been flying around the last couple of months, but now George Lucas himself has pretty much cinched it: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford are probably going to feature in the new movies.

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  7. Entertainment

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Honest Trailer Reminds Us How Bad It Really Was

    Just when you thought our five-year nerd rage over the cinematic garbage that was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was finally beginning to simmer down, the avid film aficionados over at Screen Junkies have to reopen old wounds and throw in the salt with their latest Honest Trailer tearing apart the aforementioned rubbish blockbuster. Pointing out every single flaw -- which is a tad redundant since Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as a whole is a major flaw -- with keen observations that lay down the snark in spades, we're finding it difficult to laugh and control our seething anger at the same time. Damn that cheesy scene of Shia LeBeouf swinging with the monkeys to Hades! Damn it all!

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  8. Entertainment

    Gotten Engaged George Lucas Has

    George Lucas has gotten engaged to longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson. This answers the question of what Lucas plans to do now that he sold Lucasfilm to Disney. He donated all of that money to charity, which he seemed very happy to do at the time, but maybe now he wishes he only gave most of the money to charity. Weddings are expensive, especially when you have them on board a 1:1 scale replica of a Star Destroyer, which is where we assume the ceremony will be held.

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  9. Entertainment

    Does This Fabric Ad From a 1974 Issue of Vogue Look Familiar to You?

    This photo is purported to be a full page ad from a 1974 copy of Vogue magazine, and we don't think we're alone in being struck by something naggingly familiar about it. Oh, yeah -- it's an ad for a new kind of fabric that is also totally the iconic opening passage of Star Wars, produced a full 3 years before the prologue to the film scrolled down theater screens and into our hearts. Keep reading for the full picture, which gets even weirder.

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  10. Entertainment

    Make the Worst Star Wars Movie Ever With The Star Wars Sequel Debacle Simulatron

    Star Wars fans really are an entertaining lot, what with their habit of proclaiming they can write something better when on the topic of the prequel trilogy and upcoming sequels. Now at last these delusional few can put their Republic credits where their mouth is, thanks to The Star Wars Sequel Debacle Simulatron: A game that accurately replicates every bad creative decision George Lucas has made since Episode I: The Phantom Menace. While we suppose you could stroke your ego and craft the greatest Star Wars film known to mankind, sometimes it's better to see just how low one can go in mutilating our nostalgia beyond all recognition.

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  11. Entertainment

    Does George Lucas Believe the World is Going to End in 2012?

    The Toronto Sun thinks that Seth Rogen thinks so.  Aaand, that's really all there is to say about the matter.  According to the Sun, Rogen was in a position to find this out when George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg joined a meeting he was in:

    George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it. He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ’My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry...

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  12. Weird

    Rumor: George Lucas Is Buying the Rights to Dead Movie Stars to Make New Movies With Them [Update: No]

    This news is dubious at best, but like the best kind of rumor, it seems hauntingly plausible. Update: But it isn't true! "The “I cast dead people” scenario that’s making the rounds on the web is not true, according to Lucasfilm spokesman Josh Kushins. “This rumor is completely false,” he told in an e-mail Monday." Mel Smith, a British comedian who worked with George Lucas on the little known 1994 film Radioland Murders, which Lucas wrote and executive produced for, had this to say about his experience:
    George doesn’t understand comedy, so the movie flopped. At least it taught me how to use CGI. George is obsessed with it and used too much in the last two Star Wars films — which I thought were ghastly. He’s been buying up the film rights to dead movie stars in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together in a movie, so you’d have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck appear alongside today’s stars.

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  13. Weird

    Don’t Question It: Just Watch Darth Vader Dancing

    And remember: Lucas isn't making three sequels. Definitely is not. You can breathe again. You don't have to spend time figuring out whether you're excited or angry. Not until about three years after the movies are done coming out in 3D and our boy George needs something to do again, at least. (via Buzzfeed.)

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  14. Weird

    What If Tom Selleck Had Played Indiana Jones?

    Sorry, Selleck Waterfall Sandwich, but you may have just been bested in the highly competitive category of Tom Selleck-inspired fan art. Inspired by the fact that Stephen Spielberg initially cast Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones, but had to give the role to Harrison Ford instead when CBS wouldn't let him take the part due to his Magnum, P.I. contractual obligations. (Spielberg had wanted Ford anyway, but producer George Lucas was initially hesitant.) DeviantART user Gh0stbuster has imagined an alternate-universe Raiders of the Lost Ark starring Selleck. (Gh0stbuster via via GEEKLEETIST)

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  15. Entertainment

    George Lucas: 1983, 2005, 2012

    Context. (You'll weep, and then reach for your wallet.) (via BuzzFeed)

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