We're TPM-heavy this week in honor of the 3D release, but there's a sprinkle of randmness thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!
The MTV Movies Blog looks into why we Star Wars fans love us some Boba Fett.
Blastr.com displays Old Red Jalopy's Star Wars-inspired boxing posters.
PushStartSelect.com breaks down 5 Star Wars video games they'd really like to see. (Thanks Jordan!) While we're at it, Jordan's other site, TheMoviePool.com, is hosting a contest to win a star-studded signed TESB poster.
It looks like our friends in the Taiwan Outpost of the 501st were helping with some local promotions for Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D. Click here to check out the pics. (Thanks Roy!)
Much like our own TPM Reflections post series, a number of media outlets are waxing philosophical about Star Wars with the Episode 1 3D release upon us. Catherine Taber, Padme on The Clone Wars, talks TPM with Yahoo and, much like our reflections post series, a number of EW.com staffers have shared their Star Wars thoughts. Click on the links for the write-ups. Jeff Jensen Stephan Lee Marc Snetiker Anthony Breznican
EOnline.com gives us "Five Reasons Why The Phantom Menace is Way Better In 3D!"
As part of Lucasfilm's TPM 3D press junket, about 40 kids got the chance to visit Skywalker Ranch and have some good old fashioned Star Wars fun. Click here to read about it at WashintgtonPost.com. Cafe Mom was also at the junket and provides this fun write-up of here experience there with her son.
ThisisSomerset.co.uk reports on David Prowse (OT Dart Vader) helping to launch a new qualification in Driving and Driver Education in Nailsea.
MTV.com checked in with some celebrity Star Wars fans to see what character from the saga is their favorite. The Official SW.com Blog had celebs more specifically chat about The Phantom Menace.
Jedi Master Flynn Michael is searching the galaxy far and wide for his stolen lightsaber — and you, Brooklyn Paper readers, may be his only hope.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant engineer was at a Myrtle Avenue bar last fall when a thief snatched what Obi-Wan Kenobi once described as “an elegant weapon for a more civilized age” — a $400 custom sword Michael used to teach young Jedi honor and self-esteem."
Click here for the full story complete with a plea for justice. (Thanks Kate!)
This week's episode of Shipping Wars on A&E featured some Star Wars according to our friend Carol. We've listed the episode description below but you can click here to stream the full episode online.
"Shipping Wars" May the Ship Be With You Episode: 10 Premiere Date: February 07 2012 Roy lands the shipment of his dreams when he gets to haul some large one-of-a-kind props from his favorite sci-fi movie. But when he is cut-off by another trucker on the highway, he's afraid it may have damaged these priceless movie artifacts. Jennifer outbids fellow rookie, Jarrett, for a shipment of 20 peacocks headed to Arizona. With the exotic birds confined to small boxes for transport, she must cover nearly two thousand miles in three days, otherwise Jennifer risks killing the fowl from the stress of traveling. (Thanks Carol!)