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April 2005
Week 2

Friday April 08, 2005
Revenge of the Sith Script Now Available

"The circle is now complete." Today I have posted the script for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. If you are into major spoilers, then you can find out all there is to know from the script before the movie is released. I know you will enjoy reading and having the actual script! Be sure to visit the Scripts section to view all of the scripts from the Star Wars saga!


Revenge of the Sith

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday April 08, 2005
Homing Beacon #133

The latest issue of the Homing Beacon has arrived and in this issue we get to talk about Celebration III. Celebration III is just around the corner. The Star Wars party of a lifetime is coming to Indianapolis, Indiana on April 21 through April 24, 2005 for four days of star-packed excitement and Force-filled fun. Just announced, Star Wars creator George Lucas himself will be in attendance. See this story here for more details.

The Fan Fair Exhibit Hall at Celebration III will be the place to be each day for events, demonstrations, entertainment, and for a good dose of Star Wars fun served straight up. Star Wars fans from all over the world will gather to share their best, meet new people, and get ready for Revenge of the Sith. The Fan Fair Hall (Hall C) is huge, so fans attending Celebration III should be sure to set aside a good block of time to see what everyone there has to offer.

Death Star Diorama Builders: After doing an amazing job organizing the Diorama Builders' Room during Celebration II, Frank D'Iorio is back for Celebration III and will set up shop in the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall. Beginning and expert builders alike can come to the Diorama Building area and get involved in the action, making their own portions of the Emperor's dreaded Death Star. D'Iorio and his team of builders supply the know-how, instructions, and all the materials necessary, and fans can supply just a little elbow grease. On Sunday builders can take their piece of the Death Star home with them. D'Iorio also will have special give-aways each day for builders, too.

Star Wars Cars: An entire squadron -- Road Squadron that is -- will dock at Celebration III in the Fan Fair Hall. In addition to the customized Star Wars cars that will be driven to Indianapolis from all over the United States, it's rumored that a Star Wars bus will come from San Diego. Road Squadron members will be in the Hall to answer questions about the methods -- sometimes surprisingly simple -- that they use to get their cars to look as cool as they do.

Tattoo Art Show and Star Wars Tattoo Show: Ink artists have known it for years -- there's a lot of amazing Star Wars tattoo art out there. Shane Turgeon, a tattoo aficionado and Star Wars fan, has gathered a most impressive collection of Star Wars tattoo art that will displayed throughout the weekend. Not only will the art be on display, but there will be a live Tattoo Show and Competition scheduled for Sunday, April 24. Those with Star Wars tattoos that they are proud of, in places that can be shown to the rest of the world, should stop by Turgeon's tattoo display area in the Fan Fair Hall and sign up for the show!

Life-Sized Origami: Each day of the show Chris Alexander and a team of folders -- some of them pulled from the audience -- will fold one BIG Star Wars origami. Picture a life-sized Naboo starfighter. A Jedi starfighter. How about a life-sized Jabba the Hutt? Alexander plans to hold a silent auction for the origami pieces, with all proceeds going to the Koret Family House charity. Please stop by the origami area in the Fan Fair Hall for more details. Life-sized Origami Schedule: Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm Naboo Starfighter; Friday 2:30 - 3:30pm Jedi Starfighter; Saturday 2:30 - 3:30pm Jabba the Hutt; Sunday 2:30 - 3:30pm Anakin's Starfighter

Droidyard 500: Every day of Celebration III the race is on in the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall. What will move faster than a speeding rancor over the weekend?Droids! The R2-D2 Builders will put their remote-controlled droids through their paces in heats that take place each day. The Droidyard 500 Championship Finals are scheduled for Sunday. Races take place right in the center of the Hall. Droidyard 500 Schedule: Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm; Friday 1 - 2pm; Saturday 1 - 2pm; Sunday 1 - 2pm Droidyard 500 Championship Finals!

Stormtrooper Olympics: The thrill of victory. The agony of the armor. Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion will compete in the center of the Fan Fair Hall on Thursday afternoon starting at 3:00 pm sharp. No one should miss the regional 501st Garrisons competing in these Imperial Olympics Decathlon Events: Minute-Man Trooper, Ewok Toss, Biker Scout Slalom, TIE Pilot Aviation Challenge, These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For, Death Star Gunner Heavy Artillery Shooting, Snowtrooper Hoth Defense, AT-AT Driver Stomp, Bounty Hunter Gauntlet Shoot, and Sith Lord Combat Challenge.

Fan Club Tables: Local, regional, and Internet fan communities will be exhibiting their love of Star Wars in the Fan Fair Hall. Each of these groups has come up with a significant contribution to make Celebration III more fun for other fans. Stop by and say hello!

Star Wars Fan Fair Hall: Hall C, Indiana Convention Center. Thursday 12 - 8pm; Friday & Saturday 9am - 7pm; Sunday 9am - 4pm

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday April 07, 2005
Star Wars Heats Up Premiere's May Issue

- Premiere Also Reveals Its "Ultimate Summer Movie Preview" -

NEW YORK, April 6, 2005 - "A lot of my life has been wrapped up in this one thing. I can walk away from this now 'cause I feel it's the best I could do...this is the film that people want to see," says Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith Director George Lucas of his blockbuster film, which is expected to be the highest-grossing and most anticipated film of the summer season. Premiere's May issue, on newsstands everywhere Tuesday, April 12, takes an in-depth look into the end of the Star Wars story, which concludes a saga that began nearly 30 years ago. Talks with the entire cast including cover boy Hayden Christensen about the challenges he's faced since taking the role of everyone's favorite villain are featured in this blowout issue.

"It's clear that not only sentiment about this being the last Star Wars movie is at work here - how Anakin becomes Darth is primal stuff, and Episode III looks like the real deal," comments Premiere Editor-in-Chief Peter Herbst. For more information on Premier Magazine, visit

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday April 07, 2005
Summer 2005 Comics

The Official Star Wars Site has provided information about upcoming comics. There is indeed life after May 19th -- while the sunny month of June may be reserved for repeat visits to movie theaters playing Episode III, take time out to pick up the latest titles from Dark Horse Comics slated for a summer release.

Jabiim and Skywalkers don't mix well -- Anakin left an indelible impression on the mudball planet when he was forced to abandon it to the mercies of the Separatists during the Clone Wars. A generation later, Luke Skywalker not only finds a cold welcome there, but he's attracted the attention of Darth Vader. The five-part "Sons" storyline wraps up in issue #34 of Star Wars: Empire, by Thomas Andrews, Adriana Melo and Michael Atiyeh, with cover art by Tomás Giorello. It's scheduled for a July release.

Issue #24 of Star Wars Tales just oozes with the dark side, as the seductive call of the Sith and other shadowy temptations wrap their way around the characters in this installment of the anthology series. This issue features the finale of "Nomad," the serialized tale featuring the wandering Jedi Darca Nyl. The start of this storyline was first previewed here online. Star Wars Tales #24 features the talents of Rob Williams, Lucas Marangon, Brandon Badeaux and many more. It sports a cover by Badeaux as well as a variant photo cover version. It is scheduled for release on June 8.

June also sees the action-packed climax to Star Wars: General Grievous, the four-part mini-series spotlighting Episode III's evil cyborg general. Flynn Kybo and his fellow Jedi invade Grievous' stronghold on an occupied Ugnaught world while the general deals with the escape of his hostages. Star Wars: General Grievous #4 is by Chuck Dixon, Rick Leonardi, Mark Pennington and Lucas Marangon.

Star Wars: Republic takes its first step into the dark times after Revenge of the Sith. It's the aftermath of Episode III and the scattered Jedi must deal with a very changed galaxy. With enemies at every turn, their only hope may be in finding other Jedi and banding together for mutual survival. "Into the Unknown" starts a two-part story in issue #78, featuring the talents of Welles Hartley, Doug Wheatley and Christopher Chuckry, and has cover art by John Gallagher. It is scheduled for release in July.

In July, fans of illustrated Star Wars literature can explore the definitive guide to Star Wars comics, spanning over 25,000 years of continuity. Star Wars experts Ryder Windham and Daniel Wallace write Star Wars: The Comics Companion, which features brand new art and classic images in a chronological compendium. This 200-page softcover release, featuring cover art by Tsuneo Sanda, is scheduled for release on July 27.

In "A Model Officer," a one-shot story in the Star Wars: Empire series, Vader is on the trail of the Alliance Fleet. Information gathered from a prisoner captured on Jabiim brings Vader close to discovering the location of the ever-mobile Rebel forces. It's up to a resolute model officer to deter the determined Dark Lord. Star Wars: Empire #35 is by John Jackson Miller, Brian Ching and Michael Atiyeh. It is scheduled for release on July 6. This classic-era tale focuses heavily on Darth Vader.

It's the time just after the rise of the Empire and the betrayal of the Jedi. The era fittingly known as the "dark times" will have the first light shed on it by the Star Wars: Republic comic series. The few remaining Jedi face difficult choices: to continue their sworn duties to protect the Republic, to follow the will of the Force, or to abandon hope and belief altogether. "Into the Unknown" is by Welles Hartley, Doug Wheatley, Christopher Chuckry and John Gallagher and continues the story where Revenge of the Sith ends. Star Wars: Republic #79 features the second part of this two-part tale, and is scheduled for release on July 27.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday April 06, 2005 Celebrates Four Years of Tomfoolery!

This week marks's fourth anniversary! That's four years of lambasting our hobby, our community, the Saga, its actors, its characters, and of course its creator. Of course it's all been in good fun... mostly. As the staff marches on towards another year of irreverent humor, they've posted a massive update this week to celebrate this special occasion. On top of the most scathing Star Wars comedy on the web, they're rewarding their readers with the chance to win a valuable prize! They're raffling off a one-of-a-kind piece of "Cable Original" artwork. It's an ink drawing of Walrusman aka Ponda Baba.

Each "Cable Original" piece is hand drawn on high-quality 9" x 12" bristol board, and each character is only drawn once then retired. For details on how to enter this free drawing, please visit the Web Site. Go for the contest... stay for the content! The staff has gone all-out this week, and they intend to have you ROTFLYAO!!

Bill Cable - Steelers Fan & Star Wars Collector
<----- funny!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday April 05, 2005
New Episode III Merchandise Added

Today I have done a major update to the Merchandise section by adding tons of Episode III material. You can now by figures, 12" figures, vehicles, books, the soundtrack, assorted DVD's, and video games! You might want to hurry because these items are going fast! Happy shopping!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday April 05, 2005
Matt Stover Chat Tomorrow

The Official Star Wars Site has announced another Hyperspace chat for tomorrow! Author Matt Stover is currently embarking on a book tour for the release of his novelization of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. One of his destinations is Hyperspace -- he will be online this week to chat with members of Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club.

The author of previous Star Wars novels, Traitor and Shatterpoint, Stover has earned a reputation for telling rich stories that examine the motives and minds of the characters faced with moral challenges in a time of war. For his complex examination of such themes, he was chosen to adapt and expand the screenplay of Episode III into its novel form.

For more information about the novelization, see this feature here, which includes an excerpt, an interview, and Stover's book tour schedule. The novelization is currently on sale now from Del Rey Books.

Stover will be online this Wednesday, April 6th at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern) for a Hyperspace chat. Please note that last minute schedule changes may happen, and that although hundreds of questions are often submitted, not all can be answered. These online chats are held in the Online Chats and Schedule Forum, available only to members of Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club.

If you're trying to avoid Episode III spoilers it is recommended that you miss this chat. Since the novelization is out and available to the public, the plot points and surprises of Episode III are now out in the open and to be discussed. The chat will likely go into territory that those sensitive to spoilers will want to avoid.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday April 04, 2005
New Artwork by Craig Burt

Craig Burt has provided several outstanding new works to the Featured Artist section! First, we have some Clone Wars Jedi.

"This picture is not an Episode III scene, if anything it would be in the Clone Wars. It follows on from me drawing Jedi for the female fan point of view. For variety, since we don't see many other Jedi, I decided to draw some anonymous Jedi, just for fun. These two seem to be enjoying their job a bit too much. "Master Obi-Wan would be very grumpy" And look, he is! I love the hum of a lightsaber in the morning."

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Second, we have Obi-Wan as the King of Hearts!

"This drawing is a bit different than the normal style, but I think it still works. Why I did it I'm not too sure but I like it. I was watching a cartoon series on SBS TV - Happy Tree Friends and Friends - and a skit by the 'Anrgy Kid' came on. He was playing with a deck of cards. And bang! This idea for a picture instantly popped into my head. Just shows you never know what's going to happen, well I don't anyway. It's all about heart after all isn't it?"

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Third, we have a piece entitled "Bail Out."

"This picture I had in mind for months, but, until recently I didn't have enough visual info to do a reasonable representation - the small pics of Bail Organa that inspired didn't have enough detail. With the recent find of some more detailed pics I decided there was enough to start."

"In the picture we have Bail Organa and his adopted daughter, with Leia, the Jedi, Empire and Rebel symbols in the background - the symbols are arranged in a manner that might seem familiar. With Leia, I wanted to bridge the trilogies by putting her in with one of Padme's hair styles, and made her a bit younger than we see her in ANH - hence the slightly larger eyes."

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Thanks Craig and sorry for the delay on these! Also, be sure to see his outstanding gallery of work with Craig Burt's Paintings and also Craig Burt's Cartoons! You can find other great work at the Featured Artists section. Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday April 04, 2005
23 New Episode III Pictures Added

I have updated the Episode III pictures section with 23 more great images from Episode III. Don't be confused when you see that the section is closed. Lucasfilm has warned me to cease and desist all images. You just may have to look a little deeper to find "the images you seek." Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Sunday April 03, 2005
Hayden Christensen presenting KCA with SW Characters

Desiring Hayden.Net has posted a clip of Hayden Christensen presenting the "Best Male Artist" award at the Kid's Choice Award with the help of Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca. Click here to access site and view video.

Posted by: jadegirl