Today we have Vader joining forces with Direct TV, an AT-AT liquor cabinet, Elf Sabers, a profile on Rob Coleman, the 501st doing what they do best, a Minecraft Death Star Trench Run video, and more!
Direct TV has a new holiday commercial that features a number of famous movie bad guys including our favorite Dark Lord of the Sith. (Thanks Matt!)
Members of the 501st are helping to raise funds in order to aid Texas wildfire victims according to the following video report from KVUE News.
From our friend Justin:
"The 501st takes security very seriously here in NY..."
Click on the image for the full view. (Thanks Justin!)
In Elf Sabers, a lightsaber duel is the only way to determine who will be the last elf...or is it? Comediva.com has an interview with creator Teal Sherer as well as some behind-the-scenes photos.
The one and only Bonnie Burton talks Star Wars crafts, and geek crafts in general, over at CNN's Geek Out.
What's the best way to store your adult beverages? In an AT-AT liquor cabinet of course! (Thanks Justin!)
ForceCast fan Beatle sent over the following:
"Like chocolate and peanut butter, it looks like the Grateful Dead are paying respect to George Lucas and Star Wars with this cover and the lightsaber-ish drum sticks. The original film was released on 5/25/77. (same day as this show)" (Thanks Beatle!)
The Sydney Morning Herald shines their spotlight on PT animation director Rob Coleman, who most recently worked on Happy Feet 2.
Kotaku reader Grahame ("Paradise Decay") has created a Minecraft version of the Death Star trench run from A New Hope which you can view in the video below. If you like what you see, Grahame is planning a a longer Star Wars Minecraft video called Rise of the Rebellion for next year.
We leave you with a fun video displaying a massive lightsaber duel from this past summer's Star Wars Night with the Buffalo Bisons. (Thanks Bryan!)