The best thing on the Internet right now is this sweded version (aka no budget remake) of the new Star Wars trailer. These die hard fans, Fresno California-based comedy group Dumb Drum, recreated the trailer shot for shot with gloriously low budget creativity. I love this so much (sweded films, not necessarily Star Wars). Watch it below.
New Hasbro figurines give insight into the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, specifically one alien X-wing pilot named Ello Asty. Complete with “born to ill” written in Aurebesh (Star Wars lingo) on his helmet, the character is believed to be a Beastie Boys tribute by director J.J. Abrams (Abrams previously used “Sabotage” and “Body Movin'” in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) respectively). Although as one Epicstream commenter has noted, the character name could also act as a double reference, spelling out L.O.S.T. (ell o as ty) another infamous Abrams project.
“Rhythm Force” is a project attempting to renew interest in the traditional Japanese craft of Ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) by replacing the folk-tale imagery typically depicted with scenes from Star Wars. Artist Masumi Ishikawa designed the prints and master engravers carved the wood blocks.
Limited edition prints of three hand-carved compositions are available through the Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake. See more images from the project below!