Thursday, May 19, 2005

A great disturbance in the Force...

No, I haven't seen Revenge of the Sith yet, though I imagine that I'll get around to it eventually. (Actually, I haven't seen Attack of the Clones either; I tried watching it on tv about a year ago but found it unbearable.) But in keeping with the spirit of every other media source, here are a few Star Wars items online worth the wasting a minute or two:

First, there's Store Wars. Yes, I know there's really nothing here that wasn't done over twenty-five years ago by Hardware Wars, but I laughed anyway. Especially at the organic version of R2-D2.
(Hardware Wars isn't online, but you can see an excerpt here.)

Meanwhile, the folks at MoveOn have created a fairly good Star Wars parody of their own to challenge the current Senate showdown.

And then there's the new collection of Star Wars toys at Burger King. Check out the demos at their website, especially the spitting Jabba the Hutt, the wind-up Han Solo and - this one really shouldn't be missed - the Princess Leia Image Viewer.

A few changes to my network may make it possible for me to post more often - okay, I don't believe it either, but humor me, okay?. Anyway, you can find my recent reviews of Days of Being Wild and Mondovino here at Playback, but you'll have to look around for them. I'll have a few more links to some other recent pieces soon.

2 comments:

julie said...

isnt there ALWAYS a disturbance in the Force? "I sense a disturbance in the Force", says Samuel L. Jackson in the trailer. Yeah, his shoe up his agents ass for getting him roped in to this 3 part sci-fi nightmare that will forever haunt him for generations to come.

Robert said...

I don't know. I suspect that Sam is happy to see some of those action-figure and FunMeal royalties head in his direction for a minimal amount of work. Ewan McGregor, on the other hand, seems a bit embarrassed by the scope of the Star Wars empire. But like Alec Guiness and Liam Neeson before him, he'll get over it...