1. The hand-distressed Levi’s that Mark Hamill wore to play Luke Skywalker in Star Wars sold for $36,100 in an auction this week. Wired reports that auction house Nate D. Sanders had hoped the pants would sell for as much as triple that.
— Dirty Levi’s Jeans Sell for $36,100 - The Cut

    The hand-distressed Levi’s that Mark Hamill wore to play Luke Skywalker in Star Wars sold for $36,100 in an auction this week. Wired reports that auction house Nate D. Sanders had hoped the pants would sell for as much as triple that.

    Dirty Levi’s Jeans Sell for $36,100 - The Cut

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  1. Posted on 26 November, 2012

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Vader’s Little Princess, A Star Wars-Themed Children’s Book Sequel
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    laughingsquid:

    Vader’s Little Princess, A Star Wars-Themed Children’s Book Sequel

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  1. A California-based company called Aerofex seems to think it’s figured out how to actually make a two-duct rotor hovercraft work. The design originated in the 1960s, but it was never perfected to provide actual usability for a rider.
Video: Company develops REAL Star Wars speeder bikes hovercraft | Blastr View in High-Res

    A California-based company called Aerofex seems to think it’s figured out how to actually make a two-duct rotor hovercraft work. The design originated in the 1960s, but it was never perfected to provide actual usability for a rider.

    Video: Company develops REAL Star Wars speeder bikes hovercraft | Blastr

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  1. On one 2010 trip back to planet Tatooine — OK, Tunisia — [Mark Dermul] and his tour group noticed that Luke Skywalker’s boyhood home was decaying. They jumped into hyperspace — OK, the Internet — to save it.”

    READ MORE 

    (Source: npr)

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  1. Pop Culture Nostalgia

    The Magic Schoolbus, The Phantom Tollbooth, Wishbone, and Star Wars? 

    As their internships come to a close, several interns here at NPR decided to reflect on the pop culture they miss from their childhood (and would like to share with future generations).

    Check out their picks here.

    What pieces of pop culture from your childhood would you share with the next generation?

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  1. Posted on 4 January, 2012

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    I wonder if they are Chewie?  — Tanya
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Darth Vader and Jedi Hamburgers at Quick in France
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    I wonder if they are Chewie?  — Tanya

    kqedscience:

    Darth Vader and Jedi Hamburgers at Quick in France

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  1. Posted on 6 September, 2011

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    There are so many other buildings today that actually do look like the Sandcrawler, this one not so much.

    I do wonder if it has 6-foot floor-to-floor heights.

    Star Wars’ lumbering Sandcrawler inspired Lucasfilm’s slick new office.

    (via architizer)

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  1. Do you guys think the Harry Potter franchise will do as well over the next 30 years as the Star Wars franchise has done?Tanya

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  1. Old-school audio reels converted into a TIE fighter at NPR HQ. And it’s pulling Santa’s sleigh.
Ever notice how oddly similar Santa’s “Ho Ho Ho” is to Darth Vader’s respirator breathing? Coincidence? I think not. - @acarvin

    Old-school audio reels converted into a TIE fighter at NPR HQ. And it’s pulling Santa’s sleigh.

    Ever notice how oddly similar Santa’s “Ho Ho Ho” is to Darth Vader’s respirator breathing? Coincidence? I think not. - @acarvin

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  1. 
I was a projectionist at that time at USC cinema, and there was a  motor in the projection booth that had a humming sound when it just sat  there idling. It had a very musical sound, a nice tone, almost a  hypnotic tone. And I thought immediately that would be a good element  for the lightsaber, so I recorded that motor. And a few weeks later I  had an accident with a broken microphone cable, and the microphone  picked up the hum from a nearby television. [It] had kind of a  scintillating, angry buzz. Normally you throw that away, thinking it was  a mistake, but I saved that picture-tube buzz, and I combined it with  the sound of the projection motor, and the two sounds together became  the basis for the sputtering hum of the light sabers….
The actors in the more recent Star Wars prequels found that when they were fighting on the set  they were making those sounds verbally — unconsciously — ‘cause they  might have done it as boys, from the original film.

- Ben Burtt, discussing his sound-effects work in the Star Wars films.
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    I was a projectionist at that time at USC cinema, and there was a motor in the projection booth that had a humming sound when it just sat there idling. It had a very musical sound, a nice tone, almost a hypnotic tone. And I thought immediately that would be a good element for the lightsaber, so I recorded that motor. And a few weeks later I had an accident with a broken microphone cable, and the microphone picked up the hum from a nearby television. [It] had kind of a scintillating, angry buzz. Normally you throw that away, thinking it was a mistake, but I saved that picture-tube buzz, and I combined it with the sound of the projection motor, and the two sounds together became the basis for the sputtering hum of the light sabers….

    The actors in the more recent Star Wars prequels found that when they were fighting on the set they were making those sounds verbally — unconsciously — ‘cause they might have done it as boys, from the original film.

    - Ben Burtt, discussing his sound-effects work in the Star Wars films.

    Luke…. I am your foley artist!

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