This will be one of my last blog entries as my days of jetting around the galaxy smuggling Jar Jar action figures to France finally caught up with me today as I was captured, accused of crimes against the Empire, and frozen in carbonite.
My wife has thoughtfully recorded some pictures of the freezing process, as well as a video of the final results to share with you all. At some point, when they drop the slab…errr…me off, she’ll be able to post a photo of that, too. Hopefully I’ll get unfrozen in 200 years or so for good behavior, although when I don’t have much to do, my mind does tend to wander to thoughts of Twi’lek dancing girls and Slave Leias.
Jonathan Coulton is an absolute favorite of mine for his geeky, funny, and sometimes incredibly touching songs. Mash him up with one of the sparkling performers from the Adventurer’s Club at Disney, and you get a total tear-jerker of a funny, romantic, nerdy song. We saw this performed just the other night and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house afterwards, it was sooo sweet. As we were walking away from Pleasure Island that night, I heard these two girls talking about it in a tone of voice reserved for back-rolling, tail wagging, head tilting puppies with giant eyes. “Oh,” one said, “That robot army song was sooooo touching.”
How many times are you going to hear that said?! Bravissimo to Emil, and thanks to Jonathan Coulton for writing the song. Enjoy, but keep a hankie handy.
Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined us at Star Wars Weekends this weekend. It was great to see Dave at weekends again after a very long absence. And it was great to have these two actors together, so they could tell the wonderful story of how Dave’s decision to play Darth Vader over Chewbacca forever changed movie history.
As Dave tells it, George Lucas let him choose between the roles of Chewbacca or Darth Vader. Dave chose Vader, because, as he explained to George, “You always remember the baddies.” When you think about it, that was a wonderful decision for Dave, since Vader is pretty obviously one of the most loved villains of all time. And it worked out great for Peter, because he was cast in a role he was absolutely perfect for. So on that one decision we got two of the greatest characters in movie history.
Pics are on Picasa:
There are also some great pics over at FieldsEdge.