Han Solo

  1. Entertainment

    Harrison Ford, Galaxy’s Most Lovable Grump, Addresses the “Who Shot First” Debate

    If you feel strongly about one of the most oft-debated issues in the nerd universe, Harrison Ford probably has a Han Solo- esque eye roll for you, princess. At a Reddit AMA on Saturday Ford was asked what reallyhappened in that Mos Eisley cantina, and surprisingly he doesn't think Greedo's to blame.

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  2. Entertainment

    Pew! Pew! Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Han Solo’s Blaster Sells at Auction for $200,000

    Han Solo's iconic blaster pistol from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi has been sold at auction for $200,000. We don't know the exact exchange rate from US dollars to galactic credits, but that had to have been enough to pay his bounty, right? Why not just give Jabba the gun, Han?

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  3. Space

    Holy Cow, Stop Everything: Han Solo’s Carbonite-Frozen Body Has Been Found On Mercury

    NASA's Mercury probe took a heckuva lot of pictures back in 2011, and scientists have been sifting through them ever since. Last week they released a new image of the planet's surface and... yeah, you nerf herders need to see this. It definitely looks familiar.

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  4. 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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  5. Entertainment

    Don’t Get Cocky: Harrison Ford Rumored to be Returning as Han Solo in Episode VII

    Somebody fired a proton torpedo into the Internet's thermal exhaust port today, because it blew up with the story that Harrison Ford will definitely be returning as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII. The source of the story is El Mayimbe from Latino Review, and he dropped the news on Fox News Latino, but so far there's been no official word from anyone actually in a position to make a definitive statement. Maybe we should all just take a breath here.

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  6. Weird

    The Han Solderer

    Maker-of-things extraordinaire Craig Smith modified a soldering gun to look like Han Solo's pistol. He elaborates:

    About 1983, when I was fifteen, I dropped my dad’s red Bakelite soldering gun and broke the casing. Of course he was upset, so I did my best to “fix it.” So I took my original Star Wars Han Solo pistol and gutted it to hold the soldering gun components. I even ran the lightbulb up into the scope on top. The button on the handle worked well for the trigger switch. Ten years later, when the old house was sold, the gun wound up in my belongings. To this day, when an underpowered iron just won’t do, I pull out the “Han Solderer” and get the job done. Half of me likes the mod, the other half is ill over the fact that I gutted my vintage Star Wars toy. What’s done is done.

    It's a shame soldering doesn't make a "pew pew" sound. I guess Craig has at least one more modification to make.

    (via Make)

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  7. Entertainment

    Han Solo Was In Firefly

    And we're not talking about tropes. No, we're talking about props, specifically a prop replica of Han Solo frozen in carbonite, and a sneaky props team. From Geek With Curves:

    A Han Solo in Carbonite was brought on set since Nathan Fillion is such a huge Star Wars fan.  The props team joked around and added it to sets whenever they could, it apparently became a running joke.  It didn't get grabbed out of every scene before shooting though.

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  8. Entertainment

    The Saddest Star Wars Related Thing Since The Rancor Trainer Crying Over His Dead Pet

    N- Wait. This is Star Wars. We can't do a Big No. So we're just going to go have our sad over in the corner. Interspecies bromance for life. (via The High Definite.)

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  9. Entertainment

    MC Chris’ Han Solo

    So stone cold he survived an industrial freezing process. So badass that his sidekick is a 7-foot walking bear wearing a bandolier. So slick he can steal your girl and make out with your sister at the same time. If that galaxy far, far away was really a long time ago, then Han Solo is the original gangster. (via Geeks are Sexy.)

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  10. Entertainment

    Did Action Figures Save Han Solo from Death in Return of the Jedi?

    Estranged member of the original group that put Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back together, producer Gary Kurtz has some strong but ultimately unsurprising words for The LA Times, regarding George Lucas and the creative motivations behind the later Star Wars movies.

    Instead of bittersweet and poignant [Lucas] wanted a euphoric ending with everybody happy. The original idea was that they would recover [the kidnapped] Han Solo in the early part of the story and that he would then die in the middle part of the film in a raid on an Imperial base. George then decided he didn’t want any of the principals killed. By that time there were really big toy sales and that was a reason.

    Well, we can't say that we don't prefer Han alive at the end of the trilogy, but gee, George Lucas makes bad writing decisions for the wrong reasons?

    We are shocked.

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  11. Weird

    All The Things I Have To Say About This Han Solo Soap

    I guess my biggest problem with carved soap is that if you use it, it will degrade that which made the object cool in the first place. Eventually this guy is just going to look like every other lump in the soap dish.

    On the other hand, you could just prop him up next to the shampoo and pretend that the shower is your own personal sail barge.

    The presence of Salacious B. Crumb would be optional, I suppose.

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  12. Entertainment

    Star Wars Characters Reimagined as Japanese Art

    OK, so we are breaking the cardinal rule of geekblogging that says "don't do two Star Wars posts in a row or they will think you are a nerd," but do you know what? This is so cool that we just had to share it asap, rules of propriety be damned. Artist Steve Bialik is working on an ongoing series of Star Wars characters reimagined as Japanese art. Three more pics after the jump:

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