Even though the Super Bowl is done, I can’t stop watching one of the commercials from the broadcast. I think this is the winner for most popular commercial. The reason for that is simple, it taps into the imagination many of us had after watching a Star Wars movie for the first time. I was only 3 years old when Empire cam out in theaters. I remeber a few fleeting images from sitting in the theater, unfortunately one was not of Vader. As I grew older, I did have an imagination that wanted to use the Force. I would give anything to have been this kid for a few hours.
For those who think George Lucas is all about the art instead of the money, read this. Lucasfilm is planning on releasing his magnum opus, the Star Wars saga, in 3D starting with episode 1 in 2012. Each year will see the next movie in line released as long as the people line up to see it. How many more versions of these movies do we need?
This is the first time I’ve heard of this happening. George Lucas is usually pretty laid back with the populace referencing his famous Star Wars characters and elements. But his corporation has filed a lawsuit against a company that is marketing technology that is supposed to work using brain waves. If the tech doesn’t work, I can understand why Lucas would sue.
Holy Cow, I had forgotten about these. The Star Wars franchise has led to more video games than any other franchise. I remember owning an Atari 2600 and wanting this first video game real bad. It was nothing more than the AT-AT battle on Hoth where you control a snowspeeder. As you can tell from the graphics it was very rudimentary, but I was 6 at the time and didn’t care.