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6 great (and random) moments in Star Wars history

6 great (and random) moments in Star Wars history

Listcruft
We're just 10 days away from the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, and I'd be remiss if I didn't do something to commemorate the event. Many other sites are already going overboard in the celebration, but I'm going to keep it simple. This list of six applies to anything in the Star Wars universe, and is not just exclusive to the movies. Why six instead of ten? Because that's what my heart says is a good number. Also I couldn't think of anything else, so feel free to add to the list! Timothy Zahn publishes the Thrawn trilogy: Nine years after the release of what we thought was the last movie, Return of the Jedi, the franchise was reinvigorated with the release of these three books. They introduced a slew of fascinating characters, but the coolest of all was Grand Admiral Thra...
George Lucas and Seth Green kick it up a notch

George Lucas and Seth Green kick it up a notch

TV & Radio
Fans of Robot Chicken no doubt remember one of the greatest moments in television history - the sketch with Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars taking a call from Darth Vader right after the first Death Star exploded. All the elements of geeky fandom came together, and thanks to the vocal talents of Seth MacFarlane we got an all-time classic bit. Apparently His Galactic Highness, George Lucas himself, was equally impressed. He agreed to lend his voice for an upcoming half-hour special entitled Robot Chicken: Star Wars. It'll air June 17 on Adult Swim, and promises to be all kinds of awesome. My only concern is that typically, the jokes on RC work best when they are quick. The longer sketches tend to get a little monotonous after awhile. I remain optimistic, however, that there...
Rush Album Countdown: #8 – #5

Rush Album Countdown: #8 – #5

Music
If you've been paying attention to the Rush album countdown thus far, you'll notice that with one exception, the remaining albums were released between 1976-1984, a period most fans consider the Golden Age of Rush (although some would stop at about '81 or '82). This is typical of many bands, I think. After finding their way (no pun intended) for a few albums, great bands tend to hit their stride by no later than the 3rd or 4th release. Then it's smooth sailing for awhile. Most bands experience a decline after some time, and it's just a matter of how much that decline is. I think Rush is in a select group that can claim a very soft landing, with some occasional spots of greatness in later years. But I digress... Here's the rundown of things so far: Part 1 (#17 – #15) — Rush, Hold Your
I love a good movie meme

I love a good movie meme

Movies
I even love bad ones. But this one is pretty good (lifted from Culture kills). Of course I'm the special kid in school so I'm probably the last one to do this, but that's about par for the course. I just got rid of my last pair of Z Cavaricci pants like 5 years ago. 1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times. I can name more than one - Flash Gordon, Weird Science, Caddyshack, and Nightmare on Elm Street for starters. 2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater. The Empire Strikes Back and Private Parts come to mind, although I know there's more. 3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie. Edward Norton, hands down. Or hands up. 4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie. Robin Williams and Ed...