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Week 2

Saturday June 11, 2005
Darth Vader Clips

While looking around IGN, I found a list of the tope ten Darth Vader clips...I'll list a few of them:
Darth Vaders No Dance
Darth Vader 1989
Vaders Original NOOOOOO In #3

I hope you guys(and gals) enjoy this, back with more news later!

Posted by: General Grievous

Saturday June 11, 2005
Star Wars: Return of The Sith

Out of all the Star Wars animations I've seen the the internet...this one has to take the cake. Its called Return of The Sith and was made before the movie came out, but was delayed to it was published on a bit after the flick came out. One of my favorite parts in the movie is:

Mace Windu: There already is a war being fought, where have you been?
Obi-Wan: Actually I spent the last few years hiding in that closet over there.
(shot of a closet with a sing over it reading:"No-one in here")

But ya. This is a really good Star Wars have to watch it:

Star Wars: Return of The Sith

Posted by: General Grievous

Friday June 10, 2005
August 2005 Comics

The Official Star Wars Site has provided information about upcoming comics. This galaxy is undergoing momentous changes and Dark Horse Comics is there, chronicling the ongoing saga in their monthly Star Wars titles. Here's a look ahead at what late summer brings.

Devotion to duty has put Imperial Lieutenant Janek Sunber once more on the front lines. First as part of an intense ground battle, where the last of a planet's freedom fighters are desperately holding on, then as a glorified prison guard at an Imperial base where captives are put to work for the benefit of the Empire.

It's not the career Sunber imagined he'd have in the Imperial infantry, but a Rebel surprise attack on the base may give Sunber another chance to distinguish himself -- or die trying!

Star Wars: Empire #36 is due out on August 3rd, and features the work of Welles Hartley, Davidé Fabbri, Christian Dalla Vecchia, and David Michael Beck.

The monthly Star Wars: Republic comic series continues exploring the dark times after Revenge of the Sith. Palpatine calls a meeting of his bravest, wisest, and most influential military officers in order to introduce them to his new right-hand man, Darth Vader. The new Emperor lays out his plans for his Empire, and those who have other ideas are dealt a swift lesson by Vader's blade. But one captain wants nothing to do with the new government, and plans his defection. But what do you do when the Dark Lord of the Sith is determined to stop you?

This issue marks Vader's first appearance in Star Wars continuity since his "introduction" in Revenge of the Sith! And, long-time readers of Republic will see a plot come full circle in a most unexpected manner!

Star Wars: Republic #80 is by John Ostrander, Luke Ross (guest artist, from Samurai: Heaven and Earth), and Jason Keith. It is scheduled for release on August 31.

Looking past August into September, there are four more tales of hyperkinetic Clone Wars action on the horizon! As the Clone Wars burn across the galaxy and the true intentions of the Sith are revealed, the true heroes of the conflict emerge. Chewbacca leads the Wookiees against the Republic invaders on Kashyyyk, R2-D2 and C-3PO uncover a plot to assassinate Padmé, an orphaned refugee witnesses the rough life of a clone trooper firsthand, and Anakin Skywalker fights alongside a young Jedi who will play a part in his descent into the dark side.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 4 Trade Paperback features the work of Haden Blackman, Ryan Kaufman, Justin Lambros, Rick Lacy and the Fillback Brothers. It is scheduled for release on September 28.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday June 10, 2005
Homing Beacon #138

The latest Homing Beacon has arrived and today we get to hear from Rick McCallum. For the last 15 years, Rick McCallum's professional life has been absorbed by George Lucas' productions, including the multi-Emmy Award winning Young Indiana Jones television series, the Star Wars: Special Editions, and of each of the three prequels. His first introduction to the galaxy of Star Wars, however, was far less deliberate, and happened almost completely by accident.

McCallum, who was working his first job in the film industry before college, was headed home from Paramount one Friday night when he saw what he thought was a traffic jam caused by an accident, or by a fire at the APCO station on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. As his car inched along, McCallum saw thousands of people in a line that started at the neighborhood movie theater.

"The only time I had seen crowds like that was for Jaws," says McCallum. "But this time they went all the way around the block. Nothing like that had ever happened."

McCallum had not heard of Star Wars, the film that was causing the long lines, but that night a friend called and convinced him to attend the 12 o'clock show the next day. McCallum and his friend, who was a second assistant director at the time, could not get in to the 12 o'clock show. They waited for the 2 o'clock and finally were able to get tickets for McCallum's first viewing of Star Wars.
"It was just startling," says McCallum, who claims to have never been a sci-fi fan. "I never thought I'd be able to produce my first film until I was like 40. That's just the way the system was then. And to see somebody who was only 14 years older produce a film - that was pretty remarkable."

On top of professional admiration for young George Lucas, McCallum recalls being blown away by the special effects and the theatrical presentation. Not only had he never seen effects like those in Star Wars, he recalls never having heard a film in stereo before.

"We had just no concept of how he (Lucas) actually made the movie. It was just unthinkable," says McCallum as he recalls the pioneering effects and camera work. "And then for somebody to have done it at that age... was just phenomenal."

McCallum has witnessed many more phenomenal Star Wars moments since coming to produce movies and television for Lucas in 1990. He remembers one particularly moving day in Sydney, Australia while filming Revenge of the Sith. Hayden Christensen, who portrays Anakin Skywalker, came on to the set for the first time in his Darth Vader costume.

"Every single person at the studio, all of our suppliers, had gotten on to the lot and they were waiting outside," says McCallum. "We opened up the stage doors and we let about 600 people in. There were about 1500 people there."

"It was this classic, seminal moment," he recalls. "It was the first time anyone had seen him. They just went ape."

As Star Wars has been central to McCallum's career for fifteen years, what is it like for the producer to know that the end of the big screen chapter of the saga is here?

"I feel past relief, and also incredible," he says. "It's like when you write an article and you spend months on it and you research... and you go take that weekend off and you just collapse. And normally that's what happens when you finish a movie - it's so intense. But we've never had that opportunity because this has been going on for 12 years. The minute we finished Episode II, the next day we started prep on Episode III. But this one I can feel... May 20... beach... fantastic! Brilliant! Actually I'll be in Cannes. So I'll take a boat out somewhere and jump off."

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday June 09, 2005
Galactic Voyage Is Finally Back

Well, we are finally back! Sorry for the down time. I went away last weekend on vacation, and when I got back this week I realized the site was down. I spent a couple of days of trying to find out from my host what the problem was. They finally informed me that I was shut off due to excess use of resources, even though they were unlimited and I didn't have any problems before. Maybe it was the 10,000,000 hits I got last month due to the release of Episode III. It wouldn't have been as bad if my last host would have just sent me an e-mail to inform me of what was going on. Now I have a new host with more restrictions, but I think it will work out okay. If you see any broken links, missing pages, or images please let me know. Sorry again for the inconvenience and it is good to be back!

Posted by: Jedi Power