Tag Archive: sci-fi

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Star Trek: The Restaurant Enterprise

Saturday Night Live imagines the Enterprise has been re-vamped as a rotating fish restaurant. William Shatner guest-stars!

Fictional Starships Size Comparison


Luke Skywalker vs Captain Picard

Patrick Stewart and Mark Hamill, two legendary cultural icons, come together to settle the greatest debate of all time – what’s for dinner?

Return of the Ewok

In 1982 during filming for Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, Ewok actor Warwick Davis and first assistant director David Tomblin made this mockumentary, “Return of the Ewok,” about how Davis landed the role of Wicket W. Warrick. The film also stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Frank Oz.

“The film is a curiosity, half-documentary about the making of Jedi, half-fairy tale about a little boy who becomes an Ewok,” Tomblin said in a 1984 interview in Starlog magazine. “He thinks he’s the only Ewok in the world, but eventually finds there are others.”

Return of the Ewok has never been officially released in its entirety. Filming took place during the production of Return of the Jedi, including at lunchtimes and on weekends. “At lunch times, I would rush around and try and shoot pieces for it,” Tomblin said. George Lucas financed the film, though costs were limited to expenses such as film stock. “Everyone contributed their time and talent for absolutely nothing,” Tomblin said.

George Lucas made a little movie back in 1976. You may have heard of it. Star Wars was unwatchable to the few filmmakers who got to see it. But it was an important project for Lucas, one he’d already poured his best efforts into. So they went back and re-edited the entire thing. When I say “they,” I mean the production team, but the magic that took place in the re-edit was due to the talents of Marcia Lucas, George’s wife at the time.

David Welsh of RocketJump Film School goes through how the rough cut was changed into what we now know as Star Wars: A New Hope. You’ll see a lot of the rough footage that was either deleted or changed -and even more important, why it was changed. You can see why Marcia Lucas won an Oscar for editing the movie (along with Paul Hirsch and Richard Chew).

A Klingon and an Android walk into a bar……

Pic of the Day – 12/23/18

I’m just gonna drop this right here and run away…

“The Fisherman”

This award-winning sci-fi short film by director by Alejandro Suarez Lozano is JAWS meets ALIEN in the waters off Hong Kong. Mr. Wong is a third generation fisherman in Hong Kong, struggling to keep this tradition alive. One night, he decides to leave the crowded waters of the harbor and fish in calmer waters. His luck changes when he catches something that does not belong to this world!

He tried to get his 6-year-old girl into Star Wars, but it didn’t stick. On a related note, he knows WAAAAY more about My Little Pony than any adult man should know.

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