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18. October 2013 06:02
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Don't Come to the Dark Side

18. October 2013 06:02 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

While some people at the U.S. department of defense may daydream about building a Death Star, U.S.A.F. Lt. Col Dan Ward, advises against it. Filled with enough Star Wars movie references to keep any fanboy reading, this well written and thoroughly engaging article explores why such expensive and complex projects should be avoided by the government and, I would argue, by other industries as well. [More]
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16. October 2013 16:09
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Krieg der Sterne Read Along

16. October 2013 16:09 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

This is a recreation of the German version of the original Star Wars Read Along book. Dissatisfied with the results from his flatbed scanner, OriginalTrilogy.com member TK-949 tracked down high resolution images of all the photos required to reconstruct the book from scratch... [More]
Krieg der Sterne Read Along
 

10. October 2013 16:05
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Carrie Fisher and Bily Dee Williams 1980 TV Interview

10. October 2013 16:05 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Filmed sometime in mid 1980, this television interview with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) doesn't reveal anything new about the movie, but it does capture just how beautiful Carrie was, and how charming Billy Dee Williams can be. [More]
Carrie Fisher and Bily Dee Williams 1980 TV Interview
 

7. October 2013 06:29
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Carrie Fisher Playboy Magazine

7. October 2013 06:29 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

The feistiest woman in the universe talks about first dates, being rich . . . and why Darth Vader should be called darthy.

Shortly after the release of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Robert Crane caught up with the diminutive daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher at her home in Laurel Canyon. He reports, "Carrie Fisher lives in a log cabin. Really. The only tip-off to her wealth is a Mercedes 450 SL parked in the driveway. Carrie talks fast and loud and doesn't forget the audience for a moment. She takes charge, like Princess Leia, but is much more attractive in person without that costume and the doughnuts on the side of her head." [More]
Carrie Fisher Playboy Magazine
 

4. October 2013 12:12
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New Recording of the Star Wars Holiday Special Surfaces

4. October 2013 12:12 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Until a couple of weeks ago, there were really only two or three common sources to all the Star Wars holiday Special video available on the internet, now a new, First generation VHS recording from WHIO in Dayton Ohio has appeared. Is this now the best quality source available? TheStarWarsTrilogy.com investigates. [More]
 

1. October 2013 14:57
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The History of Star Wars videogames Episode III

1. October 2013 14:57 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Last week we followed the ups and downs of Star Wars gaming as it grew out of the 8-bit home computer market and rode the wave of console gaming into the mid-90s. In this final chapter, Dan Whitehead picks up the story as the home PC went from being a fancy-pants calculator and started to make its mark as a games machine, right up to the release of the Star Wars prequel movies... [More]
The History of Star Wars videogames Episode III
 

26. September 2013 15:34
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Nintendo Power - Super Return of the Jedi

26. September 2013 15:34 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Generally regarded by most people as the weakest movie in the original trilogy (which is not to say it is bad, just that the others are better), Return of the Jedi usually produces the weakest video game adaptation, and Super Return of the Jedi is no exception. Perhaps it is simply that the game play so similar to the first two games that a feeling of 'been there, done that' is creeping in. In any case, unlike the first two videogames, Super Star Wars and Super Empire Strikes Back, Nintendo Power did not think Super Return of the Jedi worthy of the front cover of their December '94 magazine. However, they did devote 8 pages to detailing the game play of this last videogame in the original trilogy. [More]
Nintendo Power - Super Return of the Jedi
 

23. September 2013 13:29
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Nintendo Power - Super Empire Strikes Back

23. September 2013 13:29 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Both the September and October issues of Nintendo Power featured articles on Super Empire Strikes Back. The first was an interesting behind the scenes look at the making of the videogame, while the latter was the standard guide to help you play the game. [More]
Nintendo Power - Super Empire Strikes Back
 

18. September 2013 09:10
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Nintendo Power - Super Star Wars

18. September 2013 09:10 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

The screen fills with stars, then the world famous theme music bursts out and the adventure begins all over again. Lucasarts Entertainment and JVC, along with innovative developer. Sculptured Software, have recreated the cinematic experience for the Super NES, only this time the fate of the galaxy lies in your hands. Super Star Wars truly uses the force of the Super NES, with digitized frames and sound effects from the movie, dazzling Mode 7 effects, never ending challenge and a wide variety of action sequences. It’s so hot, you can almost hear it I sizzle. [More]
Nintendo Power - Super Star Wars
 

16. September 2013 06:42
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The history of Star Wars video games (Episode II)

16. September 2013 06:42 by jedi1 | 0 Comments

Last time we looked at the period we’ll call the Old Republic, back when 8-bit Jedi Knights kept the gaming world safe from scum and villainy. That brought us up to 1987, when Domark ported Atari’s wire-frame arcade classics to every home computer in the known galaxy. As Dan Whitehead discovers, 1987 also marked the beginning of a new era in Star Wars gaming.

With 3 magazine articles, 4 videos and links to play all of the games discussed both online and at home for free, this is one post you won't want to miss! [More]
The history of Star Wars video games (Episode II)