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Archived News-October 2007


Week 4

Friday October 26, 2007
Movies Section Updated

Today I have updated the Movies Section with the popular Fan Film entitled Revelations. Revelations was probably the best fan film released in 2005. Running at 47 minutes, you get a great space chase and plenty of good vs. evil. Also, there is an original film score which you can download in our Music section!

The story takes place between Episodes 3 and 4 of the Star Wars Saga. Emperor Palpatine's power has spread throughout the galaxy and Darth Vader is a feared figure. The Jedi are hunted fugitives and anyone suspected of harboring Jedi or having any information about them is taken into Imperial custody.

Taryn Anwar, has broken way from Imperial control and is searching for an ancient Jedi artifact. Said to contain great power, it could be the key to destroying the Empire -- if she can locate it before Zhanna, the Emperorís Hand, does. Itís a race between good and evil as the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
You can visit their website for more information. Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday October 26, 2007
Ships Section Updated

Today I have updated the Ships Section with the Dauntless Cruiser. You can get a listing of ships and vehicles using their picture by type at the Ships Section. Or, if you would like to see an alphabetical listing of all of our ships and vehicles, you can check out the Ship Index. If you have a ship you would like to see me add, then e-mail me the request and I will do my best to add it for you. Enjoy!

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Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday October 26, 2007
"The World of Star Wars" - Why???

The latest Homing Beacon was released talking all about "The World of Star Wars" that we reported about on Wednesday. They seem to really be promoting this new site and I get the feeling from the Beacon that if you want new and interesting content, then you will need to go there and get it from other fans like yourself, because starwars.com only plans on bringing us the big stuff, like the 3D Clone Wars, and Live-Action series.

Here is my thought... Why spend all this money and effort in creating a new site when starwars.com is currently in a dormant state with really only news about the Young Indiana Jones Series. We Hyperspace members are paying for new and exclusive content about Star Wars! That money, time, and effort should have been focused on the Official Site, and not in some new one. Of course, that is my opinion.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday October 26, 2007
Path to the Force - Episode 223

Today we have Episode 223 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 223

Be sure to join us next week for the two-hundred and twenty-fourth 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

Thursday October 25, 2007
Hal Wamsley - Jawa Imposter?

Captain Sith Park sent in some more news and this time it is crazy stuff! A Rebelscummer posted this Q (thread) back in '05:

TX 412 - Anyone know the truth about Hal Wamsley? is it possible this now 5'9" man could have been a Jawa (Dathcha, the Jawa who shot R2) at the time of ANH? His name is not in the Film credits at all, however he has appeared at many conventions sitting at the tables right next to such stars as Billy Dee Williams, or David Prowse

Gary from Wattographs (a respected 'SW' auto. service†in the U.S. ) then posted this info (within the thread) via EchoStation on a report (and follow-up) it did http://echostation.com/features/con2.htm and it's follow-up here: http://echostation.com/features/con2000b.htm †- (3rd and following paragraph(s) down)

His site - http://www.timem.com/starwebs/halwamsley/


Posing w/ Kenny Baker, Mike Quinn & Michonne Bourriague at a Pittsburgh ComiCon

TF.N (Wednesday - 10.24.07) has updated the whole situation -

Jawa Imposter
Posted By Dustin on October 24, 2007

Crave Online.com has posted an article updating fans on the saga of Hal Wamsley, a man who claims to have played a Jawa in Star Wars : A New Hope.

Here's a small snippet...
"For many years Hal Wamsley has been presenting himself as a cast member of Star Wars: A New Hope and selling autographs at conventions. IMDb.com lists him in the filmís credits (but he is not in the actual credits). However, many details of his claim have been contradicted by Lucasfilm." Full text article from CraveOnline.

Wattographs has also posted the news item "WANNA BUY A USED DROID? NOT FROM THIS AUTOGRAPHER..."

Bizarre goings on. Thanks for the update Captain Sith Park!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday October 25, 2007
Lukeís Lightsaber In A Galaxy Not So Far Away-Update

Captain Sith Park sent in a follow-up to the August 28th article about Luke Skywalker's lightsaber going into space.

Luke Skywalker's Jedi lightsaber prop ('from ROTJ') has been carefully stowed aboard space shuttle Discovery and will travel to the International Space Station before returning to Earth 14 days (from 10.23.07)(and six million miles) later.

Help mark this historic event by leaving a message of support for the the seven STS-120 astronauts.

Your message to the space shuttle crew will be collected online and placed onto a CD, which will be presented to the astronauts at the official public debriefing at NASA's Space Center Houston after their return During the two-week mission, Star Wars fans will be able to leave their best wishes to the space shuttle astronauts at http://spacecenter.org/message.asp.

Discovery blasted off at 11:38 a.m (notice the launch time) an ode to the 30th Anniv. of 'SW'.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven rocketed into orbit Tuesday.

On hand for the launch was "Star Wars" director and writer George Lucas.

Thanks for the update Captain Sith Park!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday October 24, 2007
"The World of Star Wars"

Yahoo! has partnered with the Official Star Wars Site to bring a new Star Wars site to the Internet community called "The World of Star Wars." The site is currently in a beta status, and it can be accessed at http://starwars.yahoo.com. "The World of Star Wars" leans heavily on the new Web 2.0 concept of social-networking, providing users many ways to contribute and be a part of the site. It looks like it may catch on well with Star Wars fans and non-fans alike. Be sure to check it out!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday October 23, 2007
Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight Review Added

Today my review of Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight was added to our Video Games Section of the site. I recount my memories of playing it as well as tell you what I think of every aspect of the game. More reviews will be added, so be sure to check out the Reviews section often. MTFBY- SOS

Posted by: Son Of Skywalker

Tuesday October 23, 2007
Fan MashUp

Ace 465 e-mailed us about a MashUp he has done and asked if we would show it to everyone here.

"The video I made is called SCARY!! I don't know why I called it that."

MashUp videos can be created at the Official Star Wars Site. Now on with the video. Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday October 23, 2007
KOTOR MMO Update

PrimoTechnology.com has an interesting article about the future of a possible KOTOR MMO.

"A source close to BioWare confirmed to us today that the studioís upcoming untitled massively-multiplayer online RPG will be centered around the Star Wars universe, specifically that of Knights of the Old Republic, which the developer released in 2003. The game garnered critical acclaim and spawned a less-popular sequel, released by Obsidian two years later.

The game is being developed by the companyís Austin studio, formed in 2006 and headed by BioWare Creative Director James Ohlen, whose past credits include the first KOTOR, Neverwinter Nights, and Baldur Gateís I and II.

This is not the first Star Wars-related MMORPG: Star Wars Galaxies debuted in the summer of 2003, followed by several expansions. It was generally well-received by fans and critics, but subscriber numbers plunged and never recovered after a controversial gameplay update in 2005. Itís estimated that the game now has fewer than 100,000 subscribers and less than 20,000 active players.

Itís currently unknown whether or not EA, which acquired BioWare last week, will act as publisher for this title, or if the studio had a previous arrangement with another publisher.

Expect the game sometime in 2009."

This is more fuel to reality of this game. Some of you will love the idea, and some of you will not.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday October 22, 2007
Star Wars 3D Update

TheForce.net has an update on the status of Star Wars in 3D from their latest ForceCast.

"I have a story that may be of interest to Star Wars fans awaiting the rumoured 3D release of the films.

I am a director/cinematogrqpher working on a documentary series for a local broadcaster. This past summer I spent a day with the in-house production team at Christie Digital Systems in Kitchener , Ontario, Canada sharing with them cinematic techniques I use with HDV cameras.

Christie are the premier provider of the new digital projectors which are rapidly making their way out to U.S. cinemas at a rate of approximately 40 per month. While there, they gave me a tour of their amazing facilities where you are required to where a lab suit, hair net, and shoe coverings.

What was most interesting was their 3D lab where they were working on the projection process that will be used for the "Star Wars" films. In fact I was told they were being converted at the cost of 10 million per film.

The tedious process of reformatting the films is done on a per frame basis and is completed elsewhere, but they spoke confidently that this was occurring. I had a chance to view one of their new 3D systems and to say the least, I was stunned."

Lucasfilm keeps saying it isn't coming anytime soon, but all reports keep leading us to believe it is closer to a reality than they are letting on.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday October 22, 2007
Path to the Force - Episode 222

Today we have Episode 222 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 222

Be sure to check back later this week for the two-hundred and twenty-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