Next on the agenda for President Obama… A Death Star?
The White House has been petitioned to commence construction of a Death Star by 2016. The Punch isn’t sure they can afford it with all the talk in the US of the “fiscal cliff”.
What’s blowing your mind today?
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Those who had watched for the signs made for safe ground early. Others, caught unaware, struggled as the waves that crashed over them. In an instant, millions of people were left facing an interminable darkness. Some lost hope; others fought on regardless. And, outside the zone of immediate impact, we all watched and hoped this disaster would not cripple the globe.
Also, there was a hurricane.
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The king is dead. Long live the king.
George Lucas has finally handed over the rusty and somewhat tarnished Star Wars crown to the control of the Disney Company.
It’s been a hard run for the Star Wars juggernaut over the last decade. Lucas was pilloried by fans across the globe for an underwhelming script in the first prequel Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. His choice of ‘comic relief’ characters included an orange-skinned, long eared, mutant rabbit-humanoid with a freakishly annoying accent; and his choice of actor to play the tragic villain of Anakin Skywalker wouldn’t normally be afforded a gig on Home and Away.
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Every Star Wars fan felt it this morning. A disturbance in The Force. Probably the biggest since Darth Vader blew up Alderaan in Episode IV.
Disney announced they were taking over Lucasfilm, the company that created the original six-movie Star Wars series and a universe of follow-up books and comics…
And they’re planning a seventh film in the saga for 2015.
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Welcome to the third edition of Dr Tinman’s Ignorant Remedies for the Aching Soul.
I am Dr Tinman, life-doctor and former yoghurt manufacturer.
Today’s question comes from a person who is - from what I can deduce from the handwriting - either left-handed, right-handed or ambidextrous.
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At this very moment, thousands of parents around the world are lining up with their kids to see The Phantom Menace in 3D. The vast majority of these youngsters will enjoy it, as scientists have proven that 85 per cent of children under the age of five are Liam Neeson fans (the other 15 per cent are reportedly “more of an early Pierce Brosnan kind of guy”).
Children are like that. Like Peter Andre, you can plonk them in front of any flat surface with moving, colourful objects and they will be content.
It is the same reason they enjoy films like Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which supposedly teaches kids about the importance of friendship and locking voice talent into three-movie contracts before they have a chance to beg for mercy.
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It’s Wednesday here at The Punch, as we’re sure it is where you are. On this day in 1977, Star Wars was released. There are no Star Wars geeks on our staff, but if you’re one, it’s time to ‘fess up.
How much did you pay for that incredibly rare life-sized Lando Calrissian doll anyway? Who’s stupider, R2-D2 or C-3PO? What else is on your mind? You know the drill. Share it here. And may the force be with you.
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I feel like I’ve been the subject of George Lucas’ booty calls for way too long now.
I was too young to experience his creation, Star Wars, in all its glory. Born in 1980, my mother tells me she was pregnant with me when she went and saw The Empire Strikes Back in the cinemas. I like to think that it infused me with an appreciation of what the real Star Wars experience was like. Unfortunately, I’ll probably never know.
Each time the films have been released, they’ve been altered ‘for the better’ in an endless amount of ways. Scenes have been rewritten, added, and edited. Dialogue has been altered. Special effects beefed up. Characters and actors replaced. Han shot first. Then Greedo shot first. Then they shot at the same time. No two releases of Star Wars have been the same.
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In the battle between the nerds and the bullies, a seven-year-old girl is striking back.
Katie wears glasses and likes Star Wars.
At the start of the school term, she was excited about bringing her new Star Wars backpack and matching drink bottle to show her friends.
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