I entered this world in the jundland wastes of Tatooine, 1977. And do you know what my very first words were? “But I was going to Toshi station to get some power converters”. As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be Luke Skywalker. In the make believe stories of my action […]
Twenty years ago (December 2019), I was futzing around with a trial copy of Microsoft Frontpage Express. I put a few web pages together, uploaded them to tripod.com and called it “The Galaxy Far, Far Away”. In the beginning, nobody came. I put up a counter on the site from the-counter.com, but the number only […]
When an enthusiast happens upon a historical document of this nature, there is a risk of supplying a narrative where there is none. However, there is much to comment on here.
In 1985, Steve Jobs left Apple. A year later, he paid George Lucas $5 million to acquire technology rights for a computer division within Lucasfilm.Â Steve Jobs named this division Pixar. In 2006, after an unprecedented run of successful films, Disney bought Pixar for $7.4 billion dollars in an all-stock deal. Overnight, Steve Jobs was Disney’s […]
Details soon, full story here. Highlights: Star Wars Episode VII targeted for 2015. More feature films expected to continue theÂ Star WarsÂ saga and grow the franchise well into the future. George Lucas: “It’s now time for me to passÂ Star WarsÂ on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed thatÂ Star WarsÂ could live beyond me, and I […]
GFA Turns 12
While the glory days are gone, GFA still lives on, with large numbers of visitors daily thanks to the mysterious algorithms at Google. Thanks to all the long time visitors. I hope to have new stuff in the new year.
Celebration V Highlights
Whether itâ€™s your first or your fifth time, Star Wars Celebration, an annual Star Wars convention this year held in Orlando, Florida, the enormous amount of things to do and see can be overwhelming. Here are a few highlights that are definite must-sees! One Man Star Wars Charles Ross returns to Celebration to perform his […]
Star Wars Title Announced For Kinect
At E3 this weekend, Kinect for Xbox 360 (formally known as Project Natal) announced that one of their first games will be a Star Wars title. For those who don’t know, Kinect is the 360’s camera based motion-sensing add-on, to be released in November. Very little information was given about the game, though the demo […]
Five Great Star Wars Song Parodies
There are literally thousands of parody songs about Star Wars out there. There is no way I could review them all and decide which are â€œbestâ€, so I decided just to feature five songs that I personally really like. [Ed: We did one with The Beatles’ song Yesterday many years ago.] 5. â€œJedi Drinking Songâ€ […]
Dantooine: Go camping on one of Dantooine’s luscious valley floors, where the rebel base is definitely not located.
You Know You’re A Star Wars Nerd When…
- ...you frequently get headaches trying to move things with your mind.
- â€¦you say â€œUse the Foooorceâ€ in completely serious situations.
- â€¦you tell people your hunk-of-junk car can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
- â€¦you donâ€™t care that a parsec is not a measurement of time.
- â€¦Jar Jar Binks makes you cry.
- â€¦Mark Hamil calls you a Star Wars nerd.
Star Wars is a captivating tale for many, and with any huge fan base comes the united wish that the universe was real place we could all go and live. We may not have the Force, and we may not have made first contact yet, but weâ€™re getting very close to a few other things […]
Seven Star Wars Villains You Don’t Know
We all know the big guys; Darth Vader, the Emperor, Jabba the Hutt, Exar Kun, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and so on. But what about the others, the ones who might have only been in one book, the ones few know or think about? Iâ€™d like to take a moment of your time to discuss just […]
Star Wars has some of the best merchandise you can get; toys, games, and all sorts of collectibles. But there’s nothing like wearing your favorite movie franchise around town! Here are ten of the coolest Star Wars wearable things I’ve found on the internet over the years. 10. Darth Vader Costume T-Shirt One of the […]
One of my favorite things about Star Wars are the ships and vehicles, so its no surprise that Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections has become one of my favorite books. The book is only 32 pages long, with each ship or vehicle taking up 2 pages, but it covers the more famous ones. A few included […]