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When an enthusiast happens upon a historical document of this nature, there is a risk of supplying a narrative where there is none.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.
Are you an avid gamer, collector, expanded universe fan? Crazy about all things Star Wars? This is an open call for contributors to GalaxyFarAway.com. Some web and writing experience preferred. Geeky perks, geek cred guaranteed. Email me for more information if you are interested.
New and Improved Image Gallery
We have updated our image gallery and merged its design with the rest of the web site. Hope you enjoy it, and let me know what else you would like to see in the gallery.
Star Wars Book Reviews
This section has been neglected for a little while, but as part of the current redesign, I am bringing it back in to the fold. Here is a list of all the reviews available here at GalaxyFarAway.com Books. Except where noted, all reviews are by our former Star Wars Book Chick Karen. Also, we have […]
Star Wars in Concert: Boston
In November, I went to see Star Wars in Concert here in Boston at the Garden and it was a treat. It was a live concert, hosted by Anthony Daniels (C3PO), set to video and effects. The concert took us through the entire saga, with Daniels introducing each bit. The best part was the kids […]
Avatar has probably changed what people expect from movies. But what has it changed for Star Wars fans? Here are the top five things Avatar has changed for Star Wars Fans:
Happy Wookiee Life Day from GFA
Happy Life Day, and happy holidays from GFA and these folks hanging out in my tree.
It’s official. Celebration 5 will be in Orlando in August 2010. Not the best combination of time and location—it will be unbearably hot.
New Sounds in the Sound Archive
Based on requests from readers, the following new sounds to the sound archive: hansolo-use_a_good_kiss.mp3(36kb) – "You can use a good kiss" vader-he_will_join_us_or_die.mp3(80kb) – "He will join us or die, master." yoda-help_you_i_can.mp3(60kb)- "Help you I can. Yes, mmmm!" yoda-wars_not_make_one_great.mp3(140kb)- "Great Warrior. Wars not make one great" AT-AT_walking.mp3 (12kb) – AT-AT walking sound.
Flags of our Clones
So how does one spend an idle Friday evening, armed with a camera, some action figures and a poor imagination? Behold: