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SWAFMAN
05-27-2004, 08:12 AM
you mas as well go ahead and delete this now, GSJ, because it's as off-topic as anything ever posted in the MM/AF forum..... ;)


Am I just light years behind the trivia curve, or is this not common knowledge in the SW community?....

In one of the scenes from Watto's junkyard, there's a space pod from the 2001 movie in the background.

sicqnus
05-27-2004, 01:27 PM
Yeah, this is a little easter egg wanted by GL himself as a tribute to Stanley's work. The pod is the real one used in 2001.

sicqnus
05-27-2004, 01:30 PM
It can also be seen near the Cantina is the old edition (original) of ANH. As far as I remember it has disapeared from the 1997 special edition...

r2dee2
05-27-2004, 02:22 PM
SWAFFY, old stuff but cool homage huh? :D

You can see more info on EI Easter Egss HERE at Force.net (http://www.theforce.net/episode1/hidden/hidden_stuff_page_01.shtml) Page 5 has the 2001 pod mention.

Episode II Easter Eggs (http://www.theforce.net/episode2/hidden/)

good shot jansen
05-27-2004, 08:58 PM
yeah!!!!

when the hell are we gonna get a micro machine 2001 pod anyway, (not to mention the pan am clipper shuttle to boot?)

consider the thread active and relavent!!!!!!

JediTricks
05-28-2004, 02:06 AM
What an HONOR!

"Hey, we took your great work and threw it in our junkyard to show how much we love you."

(from the grave) "Lucas, bite me!"


Swaffy, I would agree that you're a little behind the times on that one. ;)

Rumor has it that you can see the Enterprise-D on Coruscant in Ep 1, but I've never successfully found it yet.

SWAFMAN
05-29-2004, 11:17 AM
I would love to have an AF 2001: A Space Pod, or Pan Am shuttle, or the Discovery (but that one would be tough to do in AF scale while retaining detail and being strong enough not to break)

Oh no! I've made this thread on-topic! ACK!

JON9000
06-10-2004, 02:11 PM
What is 2001? ;)

r2dee2
06-11-2004, 12:34 AM
What is 2001? ;)

A movie released in 1968. 2001: A Space Odyssey (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005ASUL.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg) "Open the pod bay doors HAL"

Chewie on (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/2001chewiewords.jpg)

JediTricks
06-12-2004, 04:17 AM
Chewie would have kicked that monolith's butt, then ruled over all those hairy ape dudes! :D

SWAFMAN
08-28-2004, 11:16 PM
Sorry again for the off-topic post, but I had to tell you all this. we just finished watching 4 episodes in a row of MXE on Spike. Half way through the first episode I had the genius idea to make a huge pitcher of margaritas, and propose that we take a drink every time Vic Romano said "Right you are".

Well, let me tell you that it is now 12 minutes after the last of the four episodes, and my face is numb and my cheeks are covered with dry tears from laughing so hard.

I know this is not the place for such a post, but I'm hoping at least a few adults get to read this before it's stricken from the forum.

Try it next time they do a two-hour block of MXE.

:crazed:

JediTricks
08-29-2004, 10:28 PM
MXC was made for drinking contests. I'm a little surprised they haven't lampooned SW fans yet.

SWAFMAN
08-31-2004, 01:31 PM
MXC was made for drinking contests. I'm a little surprised they haven't lampooned SW fans yet.

have you heard of other people using the "right you are" line for a drinking contest? that would be amazing.

JediTricks
09-01-2004, 03:47 PM
I haven't, but I don't really travel in those circles where I'd hear about that sort of thing. Poor Kenny Blankenship, no matter how many times Vic's told him he's right, he never seems to understand. ;)

SWAFMAN
09-30-2004, 09:59 AM
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBXXTXTQZD.html

Shimon Wincelberg

Why is this in any way notable?

Wincelberg wrote sci-fi scripts under the pen name S. Bar-David. ST TOS fans may recall that name in screenwriting credits for Dagger of the Mind, and The Galileo Seven.

SWAFMAN
12-01-2004, 11:51 AM
I've heard of the adult film star name formula, but never this one:

Here is a formula for making your own Star Wars names:

*First Name*

1. Take the first two letters of your last name
2. The first three letters of your first name

*Last name*

3. First two letters of your mother's maiden name
4. First three letters of where you were born"

------

I'm "Rojos Richi", who are you?

Slicker
12-01-2004, 12:15 PM
I'm Hanic Nesag. That doesn't sound too bad actually. Sounds like the name of a Duros pilot.

matthewilw
12-01-2004, 03:56 PM
Damat Orsan

If by "where you were born" you mean state, and not city; then it would be Damat Ortex. I think I like state better, but the first name still sucks IMO.

Lazer Brain
12-01-2004, 04:20 PM
jedi night Ceric Llpal pronounced 'sercik yapa'

here, thats corny
later

SWAFMAN
02-26-2005, 09:35 AM
Someone sent me this link. It was a fun trip down memory lane. Well-written reviews, with a decidedly U.K. flavor. Enjoy.

100 toys (http://tv.cream.org/extras/toys/index.html )

britcit3
02-27-2005, 01:51 AM
Great Link SWAF.

I had many of those toys - my fave was No.20 - Starbird (when I was about 11).

That really was a great spaceship - it was beautifully detailed and made electronic noises as you moved it up and down - had hours of fun.

I wonder whatever happened to it.

BC3

SWAFMAN
02-27-2005, 01:15 PM
...my fave was No.20 - Starbird...

Glad you found the link BC. You were the first person I thought of as I was reading through the list. The thought even went through my mind that you might be associated with the site.

I had quite a few of the items, too. If not my favorite, at least one I miss very much was No. 64 - Vertibird. Never saw the Space 1999 version, but that would've been awesome. I did have the version with a helipad built into a styrofoam ship, so you could pickup cargo or "rescue" figures from the sea (shag carpet was in fashion back then, and always made a great ocean) and land them on the ship's deck. I've seen a remake of this toy in stores for the last couple years, usually around $20.00. I always look for it to go on clearance down below that price, but so far haven't got lucky.

SWAFMAN
03-26-2005, 07:50 AM
Paglia link for VT (http://www.newsday.com/features/booksmags/ny-bktalk4188338mar27,0,5376505,print.story?coll=nyc-books-bottom-promo)

SWAFMAN
04-01-2005, 09:25 AM
In case anyone is interested, Code 3 is giving free shipping - Today Only, April 1, 2005 (NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE!!!)

This can save you about $30 U.S. if you get a ship + acrylic cover.

sicqnus
04-01-2005, 11:00 AM
Maybe we can consider Ebay for the Code 3 diecasts. A friend of mine found the X-wing + cover for $185 + shipping and the Slave One + cover for $225 + shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=154&item=5181319208&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=154&item=5180196943&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=37887&item=6521481081&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

SWAFMAN
04-01-2005, 11:10 AM
ouch! ;)

assuming they're mint condition, that's a decent amount I could have saved. oh well, I'm very satisfied with them, so I guess it's like buying a computer and then seeing the same model three years later for 1/2 price. nothing you can do about it.

SWAFMAN
04-08-2005, 09:37 AM
Sorry again for the off-topic post, but I had to tell you all this. we just finished watching 4 episodes in a row of MXE on Spike. Half way through the first episode I had the genius idea to make a huge pitcher of margaritas, and propose that we take a drink every time Vic Romano said "Right you are".

Well, let me tell you that it is now 12 minutes after the last of the four episodes, and my face is numb and my cheeks are covered with dry tears from laughing so hard.

I know this is not the place for such a post, but I'm hoping at least a few adults get to read this before it's stricken from the forum.

Try it next time they do a two-hour block of MXE.

:crazed:

Help me Obi-Wan! Last night, there were six episodes in a row of MXC. I think I remember episode five starting.....

I'm in bad shape this morning. :dead:

SWAFMAN
04-08-2005, 11:38 AM
Question for our U.K. foruMMers: what does the phrase "like a Carry On film" mean in the context of a social event that does does not proceed as smoothly or well-managed as it was supposed to?

britcit3
04-09-2005, 02:29 AM
Carry On films were British comedies made in the the 60's/70's that were based on smut/inuendo/double entendre and slapstick - not the wittiest fayre.

In your social context, it probably means to describe a scene of farce/chaos.

BC3

SWAFMAN
05-06-2005, 09:05 AM
I know, I know - we already have a SW filmfan forum, but the only foruMMers I really give a hoot about are regulars HERE...

Good review of EP3 in Daliy Variety (warning: includes spoilers) (http://www.variety.com/VE1117927015.html)

I'm posting this because I think some of us tend to be so close to the SW culture that we don't see things like "normal" people (not an insult to anyone here, merely contrasting us to folks who have little beyond a passing interest in SW), and this review is from someone who is an objective film critic rather than just a fan. Todd McCarthy is the chief film critic for Variety.

Keeping that in mind, this review is a very posititve sign that we're in for a wild ride later this month. Could EP3 gross a $billion world-wide?

If it grosses even 2/3 or 3/4 of that, can even Lucas with his clout and interests in the rights to the franchise stop another sequel or trilogy from being made, as he has claimed this to be the last SW film? I remember in the early '80s hearing that there were THREE trilogies originally outlined, and EP4-6 were the middle trilogy. I'd love to see a final trilogy that really sewed-up the storylines better than a fade out scene with a bunch of happy campers and overstuffed teddy bears.

My wish has always been that the very final scene of the very last SW film of the THIRD trilogy would be of Luke, Leia, Han (or their offspring), & droids in the Falcon, entering a wormhole as their last and only desperate option to escape from some imminent mega-danger, and popping-out just in time to be caught in earth's gravity. As the ship sears through our atmosphere with it skin aflame, they exchange a knowing look that they've shared their last adventure, while at the same time a young boy looks up into the twilight from his Central California country home's front yard and sees the streaking fireball as it tracks across the sky toward impact somewhere in the Pacific. As the ship sinks to forever unfindable depths in the ocean, entombing the bodies of our heroes, we hear the boy's mother calling "George, time to come inside!", and the camera slowly backs out through the white picket fence of the yard as we see the name on the mailbox, "Lucas".

The implication being that that was the trigger that inspired all that was to come from GL......

SWAFMAN
05-17-2005, 09:03 PM
STAR WARS TOYS THAT NEVER WERE (http://www.goblertoys.com/pages2/goblerstarwars.html )

Enjoy....

JediTricks
05-17-2005, 09:46 PM
That literally could not be any stranger. ;)

SWAFMAN
05-19-2005, 11:45 AM
Store Wars (http://www.storewars.org/flash/)

taking the option to download the file rather than streaming seems to work better.....

SWAFMAN
05-27-2005, 07:11 AM
Darth Flasher (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1409211.html?menu=news.quirkies)....
See, this is a perfect example of a great concept with poor execution.
Had it been me, I would've painted my backside like the death star (conveniently, there's already a perfect "trench" running axially along the middle), stuck a micromachines vaderTIE & X-Wing in the crack/trench, and mooned the people.

But then, that's why they call me "Mister Class". Someone with no style would've gone for the cheap "witnesses reported to police that all he wielded was a penlight instead of a light saber" joke, but not me.

:beard:

SWAFMAN
05-27-2005, 07:44 AM
...and Believe Me, Luke wouldn't need his targeting computer OR the Force to find the exhaust port.


(and yes, the file name pun WAS intended)

SWAFMAN
08-04-2005, 10:33 AM
Take a marginal quality bootleg of Revenge of the Sith,
Dub it into Mandarin Chinese,
Subtitle it into English by re-translating back from Chinese,
Hilarity ensues..... (http://americaninlebanon.blogspot.com/2005/07/backstroke-of-west.html)






(note: there are one or two naughty words, but its' not really a problem)

CaptainSolo1138
08-04-2005, 11:32 AM
Note the sig line :D

I'm not sure if you like it because it's SW or because you appreciate the "hilarity" of bad translations, but either way I'd recommend visiting engrish.com

mabudon introduced me to that site and the joys of poor translation. Enjoy:beard:

JediGoofy
08-05-2005, 09:59 AM
Thank you SWAFMAN, that was really hilarious! lol

My preferred caption:
Chancellor Palpatine speaking to Anakin, talking about Obi-wan: “He big in nothing important in good elephant”
:eek: lol

May the Force be with you!
(or better, the wish power are together with you! ;) )

Ciao,
JediGoofy

SWAFMAN
08-16-2005, 09:51 AM
um..., what's with the new smileys, and why is one of them a spermatozoa continually bouncing into an angry-looking face?

JediTricks
08-17-2005, 11:16 PM
I dunno why Steve went and added all these silly new smilies, but the one you're referring to, I think you are talking about the whip guy... :whip:

The only one I know I like already is this one: :yes:

SWAFMAN
08-18-2005, 10:41 AM
...I think you are talking about the whip guy... :whip: whip, eh? if you say so... ;)

SWAFMAN
06-07-2006, 05:58 PM
Click Here (http://www.blarfy.com/movie.php?id=10151) This is mainly posted for Jeddah, but I'm sure others will appreciate it.

Jeddah, being a musician and choreographer, I thought this would give you something to aspire to. I know they set the bar pretty high...

britcit3
06-08-2006, 01:05 AM
My God

That is truly apaulling - but class!

Nice one.

Bc3

jeddah
07-25-2006, 04:41 PM
Click Here (http://www.blarfy.com/movie.php?id=10151) This is mainly posted for Jeddah, but I'm sure others will appreciate it.

Jeddah, being a musician and choreographer, I thought this would give you something to aspire to. I know they set the bar pretty high...

Oh my God; "A-pache-pache boy" What is with that? I think I'll quit now and get an office job lol . There is something distinctly Leatherface about that man...he has that horrid grin that you know you've seen before in the abbatoire.

Speaking of choreography...The 19 year olds I am working with at the moment who are due to graduate have to put on a piece at a London theatre (the Lyric in Hammersmith) as part of their coursework. I've been working with the modern contemporary teacher and I've managed to persuade her (didn't take much) to let me do the Blue Diva's piece from 5th Element. She is choreographing the opening lyrical operatic piece with her classical kids and then my street kids come on with my choreography when the beats kick in. It's going to be rather splendid as I have also got the art department to make moving stage props of huge industrial pistons and cogs which the guys are going to come though when they knee-slide and hip slide onto stage. There are pyrotechnices too because I asked for false flooring to 'explode' out so some of my kids can come up through the floor. It's not fair because I want to dance it too but I'm just the humble choreographer :rolleyes:

jeddah

SWAFMAN
07-26-2006, 06:37 PM
...It's going to be rather splendid as I have also got the art department to make moving stage props of huge industrial pistons and cogs which the guys are going to come though when they knee-slide and hip slide onto stage. ...jeddah

May I suggest the following as a fashion resource for your costumes?: (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/159691047X/ref=dp_image_text_0/103-2625954-1485440?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books)

You'll be dressed like Mike Myers' "Dieter" character from the SNL "Sprockets" sketches, I imagine.


"I'm as happy as a little girrrrrl!"

Ok, you can unpinch the chest area of your shirt now with both hands....

SWAFMAN
03-30-2007, 08:40 PM
Are we even allowed to say Easter anymore without offending anyone?

Lighten up... (http://www.angryalien.com/1205/starwarsbuns.asp):p

CaptainSolo1138
03-30-2007, 08:56 PM
Are we even allowed to say Easter anymore without offending anyone?Yes, but you must also mention Passover in the same sentence.

SWAFMAN
04-02-2007, 05:05 PM
Passover. [62 smileys, and not one that can pass for a rabbi!, sheesh!]



So, CaptainSolo1138, how 'bout that Datsyuk! Is he going to stay in Detroit?
Sure hope so. Let's Go RED WINGS! [while we're at it, where's the octopus smiley! ;)]

SWAFMAN
04-03-2007, 03:56 PM
Shameless self-promotion.... (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showpost.php?p=541338&postcount=279)