Pac-Trooper
Ewok Costume
'Tis but a scratch

‘Tis but a scratch

'Tis but a scratch

Here is Luke Skywalker and Monty Python’s Black Knight sharing a moment, courtesy of Naolito.com. Why hasn’t the internet teamed Star Wars and Python up more? Oh, it has, there is Monty Python & The Holy Lightsaber:

Oh, and the Star Wars Argument sketch…

Or how about a little witch burning…

Or the Knights that say ‘Ni’!

It seems the internet knows what it is doing. Carry on everyone.

C-3PO Jedi!

Retro Polish Movie Posters

Aliens

I recently wrote about an unusual Italian ‘Battle For the Planet of the Apes’ movie poster. This got me thinking that there might be other films that have received similar treatment and so a search was started to find more oddities. Believe me when I say that what I found was a treasure trove of weirdness…

For example, the poster above is for the 1987 ‘Aliens’ – but you had guessed that, right? Those eyes weren’t fooling you?!

Raiders of the Lost Ark

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ received an impressive montage of images, replete with multiple swastika’s! And ‘Return of the Jedi’ has a new hero in C-3PO, where the golden protocol droid takes centre stage in some very nice artwork!

C-3PO Jedi!

My favourite from those I browsed through has to be this ‘Harry and the Hendersons’ poster. Peace Man!

Harry and the Hendersons

These posters and many many more can be found over at PolishPosters.com.

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Random Star Wars Music

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While moving stuff around in my Star Wars room the other day I realized that I had several different forms of Star Wars audio. I have vinyl records, 8-tracks, cassette tapes and CDs. I finally combined all of them into one single area, a “Star Wars Audio” shelf.

I used to really enjoy those Star Wars audio books in which voice actors and a narrator relayed a story relating to the Star Wars universe. In Ewoks Join the Fight, which you can see above, you can relive that epic battle in which a bunch of small teddy bears helped the Rebel Alliance crush the Empire on Endor in 45 RPM.

And if you would rather dance, well, there’s always Meco.

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Star Wars Footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater

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Last week while on vacation in California I got to visit the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theater, located directly on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The theater opened its doors in 1927 and has been the home to many of the biggest movie premieres of all time, including this one which took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

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Star Wars opened on May 25, 1977 and was an instant success. People lined up for blocks to watch the movie, multiple times. By the end of the summer the movie was popular enough that three of the film’s stars had their footprints captured in concrete outside the theater.

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On August 3rd, 1977, C-3P0, R2-D2 and Darth Vader had their feet (and signatures) immortalized forever outside the front of Grauman’s.

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Here is how it looks today (or at least last week), some 37 years after the event took place. There are tons of prints just outside the theater, but I made a special point of finding and taking a picture of this one.

Chewbacca Bandolier