|Friday July 30, 2004
Craig Burt's Final Fling
Craig Burt e-mailed his latest piece entitled "Final Fling."
Thanks Craig! I can't wait to see these two fight in Episode III.
Here are a few words from Craig:
anybody bothers to mention it. I know the console on the left of
picture shouldn't be there. It's from another room on Mustafar - even though
the duel does run into it - and not in the 'conference room'. When I
had the idea for the pic I remembered the console and used it in the
composition, even though it looked not to belong there, because I
wanted something on that side (so na na na-na-nah). After completing
the painting I had a good look though my pics and did find a set
shot of the room where the console belongs."
Be sure to see all of
Craig Burt's Paintings on Page
1 and Page
2 along with Craig
Burt's Cartoons! Also, you can find other great work at the Featured
|Thursday July 29, 2004|
III Video Game
announced that following the recent Lucasfilm Ltd. title announcement of the Star
Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith motion picture, LucasArts revealed
that it will release the Star Wars: Episode III video game on May 5,
2005, two weeks before the opening of the film. Currently under development, the
third-person action/adventure game will deliver the ultimate Jedi action
experience as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi join forces in fierce battles
and heroic lightsaber duels until one’s lust for power and the other’s
devotion to duty leads to a final confrontation between good and evil.
In the Star Wars: Episode III video game, players will control all the
Jedi abilities of both Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, including
devastating Force powers and advanced lightsaber techniques involving robust
combo attacks and defensive maneuvers. As Anakin, players will unleash the power
of the dark side in ruthless lightsaber and Force attacks. As Obi-Wan, players
will struggle to save the galaxy from darkness by focusing the power of the
light side into swift and precise lightsaber attacks and using the Force to
control enemy actions
Working closely with famed Star Wars stunt coordinator Nick Gillard,
the development team is creating the most authentic lightsaber combat ever with
choreography taken directly from the films as well as many new stunts created
exclusively for the game under the auspices of Gillard. Expanding on the
upcoming movie, the game will take place in never-before-seen locations that
will give fans a sneak peek into the highly anticipated Star Wars:
Revenge of the Sith film, releasing worldwide on May 19, 2005.
A special advance behind-the-scenes preview of the Star Wars: Episode
III video game will be available on the Star Wars Trilogy DVD slated for
release September 21, 2004. This special feature reveals what makes the game the
truest and most cinematic Jedi fantasy fulfillment ever produced in a Star
Wars video game. Follow the game developers as they visit the movie set in
Australia and work with George Lucas, Hayden Christensen and Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard to capture every nuance of the Jedi ways.
Posted: by Jedi
|Thursday July 29, 2004|
Another great website called it quits a couple of weeks ago. I am just
now able to post the information and let you know. SWMovies.Net has been around
for five years in one form or another and some of you may remember them as
EpisodeII.UK. They will be missed as with all the other great Star Wars sites,
but especially those from the "Original Guard" that have been through
the ups and downs of running a Star Wars site for an extended period of time. We
would like to wish Glenn well on all his future ventures.
Posted: by Jedi
|Wednesday July 28, 2004
Homing Beacon #115
Saturday, Lucasfilm put an end to the speculation and announced the
full title for the next Star Wars film. Star Wars:
Episode III Revenge of the Sith is scheduled for release
on May 19, 2005. So, who are the Sith? How did the announcement
happen? Check the full
story on starwars.com.
The latest Homing Beacon has arrived, and today we get to talk about
lots of Star Wars stuff.
The title alone is an
important milestone for anxious fans, but the last seven days has
been one of the most jam-packed Star Wars news weeks in
history, as the franchise blitzed San Diego Comic-Con International
2004. Here are a few things you might have missed...
That doesn't even begin
to cover every new product debut or announcement from the last week.
Be sure to catch
the entire 2004 Comic-Con International coverage, including over
100 photos in our Comic-Con picture viewer.
Wars Micro-series on DVD
-- The Emmy-nominated series one and two of Clone Wars
will be coming to DVD from Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Home
Video in spring 2005, around the same time as the debut of the
third season of Star Wars: Clone Wars on Cartoon Network.
- Ewoks and
Droids on DVD -- At the
end of 2004, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Home Video will
release the 1980s Saturday morning animated adventures of Ewoks
and Droids, as well as the live-action television movies The
Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.
of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
-- The all-new two-and-a-half hour documentary by Kevin Burns,
which is showcased on the upcoming Star Wars Trilogy DVD
set coming September 21, will be shown in a special 90 minute
edited-for-television edition on the A&E network this fall.
III Action Figures --
the new fiery look for Episode III action figures on
Fashion -- Five minutes
after the title announcement, the very first Revenge of the
Sith retro-logo t-shirt became the hottest fashion statement
at the show. Own this piece of history for yourself, on
sale now exclusively at StarWarsShop.com.
- New THX
1138 Trailer -- On
September 10, George Lucas' first film returns to theaters in a
limited engagement before coming to DVD nationwide on September
14. An all-new trailer for THX 1138 debuted at Comic-Con,
and is available now at thx1138movie.com.
- Fan Film
Award Winners -- The
winners of the 2004 Star Wars Fan Film Awards were
announced last week in a ceremony at Comic-Con. David
Tomaszewski's Escape from Tatooine took top honors. For
the full suite of winners, click
For members of
Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club, be sure to check
the member-only bonus coverage including Star Wars
Spectacular video segments, a 43-image slide show revealing art of
Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk from Episode III, images of the Episode
III Darth Vader costume, transcripts of the Q&A sessions with Carrie
Fisher (Princess Leia) and Rick
McCallum (Episode III Producer) and Hayden Christensen (Anakin
Skywalker / Darth Vader) and much more.
|Wednesday July 28, 2004|
New Fan Art
out his work, and other great pieces go to the Fan
Art section. Be sure to also see our Featured
Artists section! If you have some cool fan art, send it in!
In an effort to catch up with the fan e-mails,
Jeremy Warner sent in a great new Fan Art
piece of the Emperor. Thanks
Posted: by Jedi
|Tuesday July 27, 2004|
Official Star Wars Mag Pics
My good friend Craig Burt sent in this report recently. It is good stuff!
I've got what might be something in the way of news today.
I whent into a Newsagent - the first time in a long while - and found what
looks to be the Australian version of the official UK Star Wars magazine - #50
the Grievous special edition. Most of the pics are ones that have been seen
online before, but on a couple of pages I see some that I haven't spotted
online, so I thought you might want to post them.
The biggest pic is from the Grievous article. You get to see some of the
early developement sketches and some of the finished design drawings of his head
from the side and behind, plus where those earing/veins come from.
The other pic is a small one from an article on Hyperspace. It shows the
first image I've seen of the back-half of the new Jedi Starfighter. The
front-half has been seen online - on landing pad with Obi-Wan and blue suited
troopers/aliens - in photos from the Insider magazine (not to mention the
sketch I did of it 9 months ago, he-he) but this one shows the back of the
Just thought you might like to know.
Thanks Craig for the great information! Be sure to see the Grievous
picture and the Jedi
Posted: by Jedi
|Tuesday July 27, 2004|
Lack of Updates
Sorry for the lack of updates from me this month. I have been preparing
for major exams, working, and spending time with family. I currently have three
family members that have cancer, with one in stage four which is the worst
possible. Star Wars has just not seemed very important in comparison to dealing
with this family issue. I hope I will be able to post a little more soon and
that I will have the motivation to get things back to normal as soon as
possible. Thank you for your
Posted: by Jedi
|Monday July 26, 2004
Episode III Title
Star Wars Site has announced that Star Wars: Episode III Revenge
of the Sith is the full title of the next Star Wars film, scheduled
for release on May 19, 2005.
The Sith are masters of the dark side of the Force and the sworn
enemies of the Jedi. They were all but exterminated by the Jedi a
thousand years ago, but the evil order continued in secrecy. They
operated quietly, behind the scenes, acting in pairs - a Master and
an Apprentice - patiently biding their time before they could take
over the galaxy. In Episode III, they'll finally exact their revenge
on the Jedi.
The title was publicly revealed in a special presentation to a
packed audience of Star Wars fans at Comic-Con International in San
Diego, California. "For some time now, the naming of a new Star
Wars movie has taken on some special meaning among core fans, who
love to take part in guessing games before a title is announced, and
then engage in debate once it is," said Steve Sansweet,
Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations for
Lucasfilm. "Let the debates begin."
The title wasn't the only surprise for those in attendance at the
here for news about even more Star Wars DVDs in 2004 and 2005,
surprise celebrity guests, new planets in Episode III, and more...
|Monday July 26, 2004
Making of Episode III
The Official Star
Wars Site has made it's sixth Episode III webdoc, entitled Video
Village, available to non-Hyperspace members.
While digital cameras have helped the amateur photographer,
they've radically upended the guesswork of modern moviemaking. Gone
is the alchemy and photochemical uncertainties of shooting film that
would not be developed for hours -- or even days. Thanks to the
precision HD cameras and their big-screen plasma feeds, the director
and everyone on the crew could see Episode III as it happened.
here, and watch the making of Episode III.
|Wednesday July 21, 2004
Holographic Emperor Figure
Wars Site has updated announcing the "new" Fan Club
Store's first exclusive figure - a holographic Emperor Palpatine on
an Original Trilogy card. It will be available this fall.
Emperor Palpatine is presented as seen in Episode V: The Empire
Strikes Back as an action figure for the very first time, though it
is sculpted in the likeness of Ian McDiarmid, who first portrayed
Palpatine in Return of the Jedi.
here for more information.
|Tuesday July 13, 2004
Star Wars Trilogy For
Game Boy Advance
The Official Star Wars Site
reports that Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game
publishers, announced it is developing a video game based on the
blockbuster Star Wars Trilogy for the Game Boy Advance in
cooperation with LucasArts. Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the
Force is set to release September 21, 2004 to coincide with the
launch of highly anticipated Star Wars Trilogy DVD.
Developed by Ubisoft's Montreal studio, Star Wars Trilogy:
Apprentice of the Force will challenge gamers to adventure through
the most exciting and memorable scenes from the classic Star Wars
movies. Gamers can control Luke Skywalker as he becomes a Jedi
Knight, fight Darth Vader and Boba Fett, escape from the fearsome
rancor beast, and destroy the Death Star. The game allows gamers to
take part in unique co-operative single-player and competitive
multiplayer modes, and participate in other memorable Star
Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force will be the only handheld
game dedicated to the entire Star Wars Trilogy saga.
for more information and screenshots.
|Thursday July 8, 2004
First In A Series: Star
Wars: Clone Wars Yoda Animation Cel
Yoda is the first character featured in a series of hand painted
animation model sheets from the animated micro-series Star Wars:
Clone Wars. Available at StarWarsShop.com during an exclusive
sales window, July 8-15, 2004, this exciting new image features the
final Yoda character model set against a fine art Giclče that
depicts drawings from the original Yoda model pack developed by
series artist Paul Rudish and series creator Genndy Tartakovsky.
The Official Star
Wars Site has announced that
Model packs depict animated characters in many poses, turn-arounds
and size comparisons for artists' reference ensuring consistency in
the production process. Gicleé (zhee-clay) is a digital fine art
printmaking process wherein millions of ink droplets stream onto
canvas or high-quality stock paper. This piece shows a unique
combination of these elements along with the resulting full color
Each comes matted, is 20" x 24 ", and is hand numbered
with a title plaque and official Lucasfilm certificate of
authenticity. Edition Size: 300. Don't miss the chance to start a
complete collection of all the main characters! Made by Acme
Archives, fans can look forward to future Clone Wars collectibles
created by the Giclče process.
The exclusive sales window is July 8-15, 2004.
|Wednesday July 7, 2004
New Site of the Month
Edition! Congratulations! I want to say thank you to all who
applied. Don't worry if you were not chosen this month. Once you
have applied, you will always be in the running!
Galactic Voyage has selected the next "Site of the Month"
winner! The winner for July, 2004 is the
Edition has been serving the on-line Star Wars community for
over five years and many of you may remember them from when they
were hosted by TheForce.net.
The site showcases fan art based on prequel spoilers, which
ultimately leads to an illustrated plot of the movie long before it
hits theaters. This gives fans a glimpse of what key scenes may
possibly end up looking like. The site is also home to a first rate
forum which focuses on serious and positive discussion of the
franchise. Be sure to check them out!
If you would like to submit your site to be in the
running for August, then
apply here to be "Site of the Month!"
|Tuesday July 6, 2004
The Official Star
Wars Site has provided a look ahead to what fans of Star Wars
comics can expect this October and November from Dark Horse Comics.
Mutineers have taken hostages and are planning to turn over a
fleet of Republic warships to the Separatists. Despite having a
friend held captive aboard these vessels, Jedi Councilor Plo Koon
believes the destruction of the fleet is the only way to keep these
powerful vessels from being used against the Republic. Anakin
Skywalker disagrees - he hatches a dangerous plan that relies on
daredevil flying, split-second timing, and an untested weapon.
Meanwhile, trapped on a derelict research ship carrying a menagerie
of deadly animals, Obi-Wan must face his most hated enemy alone.
Star Wars: Republic #70 continues "The Dreadnaughts
of Rendili" storyline. It is by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema
and Dan Parsons, with cover art by Duursema and Brad Anderson. It
features a guest appearance by a character well known to fans of the
original Star Wars trilogy, and is slated for release on
In Star Wars: Empire #26, Luke Skywalker and Red
Squadron fly escort for a top secret Rebel Intelligence operation on
a supposedly unpopulated planet. A surprise Imperial patrol traps
half the squad on the ground, and jeopardizes the secrecy of the
mission. As things start to look even worse, Luke makes a surprising
discovery that dates back to the Clone Wars -- a discovery that can
either save the Rebels or destroy them.
Star Wars: Empire #26 is by Ron Marz and Adriana Melo,
with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards. It is scheduled for release on
Inspired by the incredibly popular Star Wars: Clone Wars
micro-series, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures continues with
a second 96-page digest-format trade paperback. Obi-Wan and Anakin
play a deadly game of cat and mouse against Separatist droid
fighters and human aces amid a dangerous asteroid ring above a
remote planet. Elsewhere, Luminara Undili and Barriss Offee race
against time to evacuate farmers and their families before their
village is overrun by General Grievous.
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 2 is by Haden
Blackman, Welles Hartley, Matt Fillbach and Shawn Fillbach. It is
scheduled for release on November 10.
The fifth collection of Clone Wars comics is also due in
November. Entitled "The Best Blades," this 144-page trade
paperback features the darkest days of the Clone Wars, when even
victories are cause for abiding sorrow. From political intrigue
within the Senate to bloody battlefields on exotic worlds, the war
has left its mark on the bystanders as well as the combatants, and
the events in this wide-ranging volume reveal the extent of the
damage. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker battle for survival,
Senator Bail Organa struggles to preserve freedom within the
Republic, and Master Yoda strives to prevent an old friend from
plunging a system into war in four exciting stories from the Clone
Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 5 - The Best Blades features
the work of John Ostrander, Haden Blackman, Jeremy Barlow, Tomŕs
Giorello, Brandon Badeaux and Hoon.
|Monday July 5, 2004
Pre-Order SW Battlefront
Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront from EB
Games and receive a free 3 3/4" Star Wars Battlefront
Imperial scout trooper action figure while supplies last. Click