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Week 2

Friday August 11, 2006
"Commercials Week" at Galactic Voyage

Don't forget! Be sure to tell all of your friends that starting on Monday, August 14th we will begin "Commercials Week" here at Galactic Voyage. Be ready to see lots of cheesy commercials from the 1970's, 1980's, and beyond! Some of you may remember seeing these commercials when they were originally aired, so it will be a walk down memory lane. That is of course if you are old enough. For our younger viewers, it will be a look into what used to be, so you might even get a laugh or two out of them. See you here next week!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday August 11, 2006
Revenge of the Sith Wins Two DVD Awards

The Official Star Wars Site has announced that Revenge of the Sith captured two trophies at this year's Ninth Annual DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin, held at the Los Angeles Hilton at the Entertainment Media Expo (EMX) on August 8th.

Taking home awards for Major Video Presentation and Major Audio Presentation, Revenge of the Sith shared top honors with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (three awards) and King Kong: Collector's Edition (1933) (two awards), giving this year's awards a decidedly effects-driven slant.

Revenge of the Sith also recently garnered two Saturn Awards -- for Best Science Fiction Film and a Best Music Award for John Williams' Episode III score -- and also won the coveted Audience Choice Awards for Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Movie Drama.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday August 11, 2006
Pre-A New Hope Fan Film Coming

TheForce.Net has an article about an upcoming Fan Film that I think everyone will enjoy if it is well done. The film will be called "Secrets of the Rebellion." Mark Twitchell, the director had this to say about the upcoming film:

The film is set a few days before ANH and follows the true format of a Star Wars film to the letter. We incorporate droids, the Jedi element, good vs evil in a very classic way with real character development and a heartfelt approach. In fact the whole film is going after an original trilogy feel in general. Bringing back the original most loved characters of that saga in a very tasteful way is one way we achieve this.

Since we follow true format there are two or three things going on at a time that all interweave back and forth and then collide at the end while still having something to do with one another.

We tell the story of how Han Solo set the Kessel run record, and how he names his ship as well as revealing why he had to ditch his cargo. We also have a very artfully crafted way of showing how he won the Falcon from Lando in a game of sabacc in a flashback sequence that we had to make sure wouldn't come off cheesy or contrived.

The alternate story tracks show what happened to the last Jedi left in the galaxy apart from Ben and Yoda, how the Death Star Plans were stolen and what the Empire had to go through in order to track them down. I feel we've really blended elements of the EU into this seamlessly while taking some creative license in order to liven things up and adapt them better for the movie medium."

I am really looking forward to this film. If you would like to learn more, be sure to visit their website.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday August 11, 2006
LucasArts Partners With Day 1 Studios

LucasArts has announced that an agreement has been reached with Day 1 Studios to develop a new intellectual property for release on next-generation console platforms. Emphasizing ground-breaking gameplay, and focused on interactivity that is only possible with next-generation platforms, Day 1 Studios plans to leverage its proprietary technology to deliver a revolutionary gaming experience.

"LucasArts is determined to deliver outstanding new ideas to next-generation consoles, and our partnership with the great people at Day 1 Studios creates another opportunity for us to bring innovation and creativity to the market," said Peter Hirschmann, Vice President of Product Development at LucasArts. "The phenomenal technology created by Day 1 directly affects gameplay in extremely innovative ways- and it perfectly complements the engaging story and intriguing characters you'd expect of a LucasArts title."

"We wanted to work with a publisher who would set the bar sky-high," said Denny Thorley, President of Day 1 Studios, "It's a privilege to work with the creative minds behind some of the most successful franchises in entertainment history, and we are inspired by the opportunity to work with LucasArts on their first entirely new property specifically for next-generation consoles."

LucasArts and Day 1 Studios will announce product details at a future date.

About Day 1 Studios
Day 1 Studios is a premier independent developer whose vision is to create revolutionary, interactive entertainment through the application of superior design, artistic, and technical processes. Day 1 Studios created and developed the award winning ``MechAssault'' series for Microsoft and Xbox Live. Day 1 is currently developing multiple products for next-generation platforms at their studios in Chicago, IL and Hunt Valley, MD.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday August 11, 2006
Path to the Force - Episode 102

Today we have Episode 102 of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force which has been created by Nathan Ciprick. You will be able to access these stories through the Comics section. Check out the latest episode!

Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force-Episode 102

Be sure to join us next week for the one-hundred and third episode of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force. Then join us every week as we continue to follow the adventures of the Wookiee E'nac from the Star Wars Galaxies videogame in the form of Gamics!

Posted by: Jedi Power