Tag: Star Wars

Star Wars – 1942

Star Wars – 1942

“What would Star Wars have been like if it had taken place during World War II?” If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that question – well – I would still be broke.  But that’s beside the point.  The point is, the folks over at Sillof’s Workshop DID ask the question, then created a set of custom action figures to provide the answer.

Incredibly detailed one of a kind pieces of artwork, these figures provide a glimpse in to an alternate world populated by bomber pilot Capt. Han Solowski, fighter pilot Corp. Lucas S. Walker, Reichsfurher Vader, and many others.  You can feel the authenticity and attention to detail that adds to the WWII mythos that wraps each figure.

Alas, these figures are long sold to a lucky collector.  But through the miracle of the Internet, we are still able to enjoy them in all their glory.  Head over to Sillof’s Workshop to see the entire series, as well as other reimaginings of the Star Wars universe, including Film Noir Star Wars, Medievel Star Wars, and Samurai Wars.  You won’t be disappointed.

5 books, 5 minutes, 500 words or less: Volume 2

5 books, 5 minutes, 500 words or less: Volume 2

Once again, I find myself falling far behind on my book reviews.  I wish it wasn’t so – but 5 months of wishing hasn’t changed anything, so I’ve come to a conclusion.  It’s time for another installment of “5 books, 5 minutes, 500 words or less” (you can read the first installment here).  Let’s review the rules – I’ll review 5 books, with each review clocking in at 100 words or less, that hopefully you can read in 5 minutes or less.  (I guess that’s really kind of self evident, based on the title, huh?)  Think of it as speed dating for bok reviews.  It’s much harder than it sounds, constraining my brilliance and formidable insights to only 100 words per book, but it’s a great exercise in efficiency.  Hope you enjoy!

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Star Wars + Zombies = Coolness

Star Wars + Zombies = Coolness

I may very well have found the coolest movie posters on the face of the earth.  Posters so ingenious, so original, so inspired, I almost can’t believe they’re real.  These are the posters I’ve been waiting for almost my entire adult life.  What are they?  Simple – they are a fusion of two of my favorite things:  “Star Wars” and zombies.  The only problem is, now that I have them, my wife won’t let me hang them up in the house.

I’ve been a huge “Star Wars” fan for as long as I can remember.  My earliest memories of first grade include bringing “Star Wars” figures to school and having battles with my friends on the playground.  As I grew older, I began to collect “Star Wars” posters.  Original posters from the releases of each movie in each trilogy, international releases, alternate one-sheets, teaser posters – I even have an original “Revenge of the Jedi” poster (released before Lucas change ‘Revenge’ to ‘Return’).  I thought I had the best “Star Wars” posters I could find.  Then I heard about a series of Star Wars zombie posters from artist Matt Busch and that all changed.

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The Empire Strikes Back, 30 years later

The Empire Strikes Back, 30 years later

Today marks 30 years since “The Empire Strikes Back” was first released in theaters. I am a HUGE fan of Star Wars – just ask anyone who knows me. The thing is – I don’t actually remember going to see the original “Star Wars” in theaters. I know that I did, but I don’t remember it. I do remember going to see “Empire Strikes Back” – almost like it was yesterday.

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