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Powetcast 142: Gonna Wreck It!

We talk Wreck it Ralph, the aborted US adaptation of Sailor Moon, and of course the surprise purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney.

Optimistic for the future, bewildered by the past, and high on sour kids, this is The Powetcast.

Join the discussion! Leave a comment about what you think of a new Star Wars movie without George Lucas. You don’t even have to listen to the podcast. Just say something.

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 coming in 2015

News is starting to break that a blockbuster deal has taken place with Disney purchasing Lucasfilm. It seems George Lucas was ready to retire. Lucasfilm was entirely owned by Lucas. In the deal worth US$4.05 Billion, half was in cash, while the other half was in the form of about 40 million shares.

The first I heard about it was here.

Further articles revealed that Star Wars Episode 7 is coming with a target release year of 2015. Lucas will serve as a creative consultant for the film, while current co-chair of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy will serve as executive producer in addition to her new role as President of Lucasfilm and brand manager of Star Wars.

This is a developing story. We will have more as we hear it.

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Powetcast 137: Fully Retractable

In this episode we bring back the fourth chair! Ernie emerges from exile to talk about life, love, Xbox Live. Captain Genius consults the GI Joe Field Manual. Adam is bewildered by animated nerds. Zac tried to keep it all together and not get distracted by the rest of his life happening behind him.

Homework assignment: In time for next week’s show, watch Star Wars Despecialized. No direct download links, but those willing to go where those with peg legs and eye patches only dare should come up successful.

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Movie Posters: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D

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Star Wars Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks trade paperback coming soon

Star Wars Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks Trade Paperback

The Star Wars Expanded Universe is really lame … except of course when it involves the greatest species in the Star Wars universe, the Ewoks! This June Dark Horse will be releasing a trade paperback collecting all the issues of the Droids and Ewoks comics.

Ewoks comic issue #1 (1985) The Rainbow Bridge by Marvel Star Comics

Originally published from 1985 to 1987 the Droids and Ewoks comics, released by Marvel’s Star Comics, were based on the animated series of the same names. Droids is an 8 issue story following R2-D2 and C-3PO, the gay robots of Star Wars, in their adventures that predate the original film. Ewoks is a 14 issue story featuring the Ewoks as seen in Return of the Jedi, having great adventures on the Forest Moon of Endor. Retailing at $25, this 528 page book is quite a bargain.

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Bob Anderson, Darth Vader’s swordsman, dies at 89

Mark Hamill and Bob Anderson on the set of The Empire Strikes Back

Bob Anderson, the man who played Darth Vader in his lightsaber duels in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, passed away yesterday. Though voiced by James Earl Jones and played by David Prowse for most of the original trilogy, Bob Anderson is the man in the suit whenever Darth Vader was engaged in those iconic lightsaber battles.

Sword Master Bob Anderson

Beyond Star Wars, Bob Anderson worked on many films doing either stunts or working as a fencing coach. His credits include Highlander, The Princess Bride, The Mask of Zorro, The Lord of the Rings films and The Pirates of the Caribbean. He has also represented Great Britain in fencing at the Olympic Games.

Source: Entertainment Weekly.

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George Takei unites Star Trek and Star Wars fans

George Takei as a Vampire from Twilight

Powet.tv is no stranger to the endless war between fans of Star Wars and Star Trek, as you can see from our podcast dedicated to the topic. Recently the Internet lit up as superstars William Shatner and Carrie Fisher engaged in an epic and kind of silly flame war. It looks like the war may be over, as George Takei, Star Trek’s Sulu, reminds us of a greater threat we should all oppose…

Learn more about George Takei at his official web site.

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William Shatner and Carrie Fisher’s Flame War

Princess Leia kissing Captain James T. Kirk

It’s Flame War Central as the eternal question of Star Trek vs. Star Wars heats up with celebrities representing both franchises lashing out with Internet videos attacking each other! It’s no coincidence that this happens so soon after the Powetcast episode 109: Star Wars vs. Star Trek dropped, as I got inspiration to do this show after watching William Shatner’s original video “Star Trek v Star Wars” a while back.

Data kissing C3P0

In the original video, William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series, calls out Star Wars as being derivative and argues there isn’t really any comparison. This prompted Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the good Star Wars movies, to respond with her own video “Star Wars is SOOO Much Better than Star Trek“, where she argues various silly things to support her franchise being superior such as better merchandising and her hot ass. Finally Shatner has come back with his latest “Dearest Carrie…” where he retaliates and mocks Star Wars for being nothing but effects.

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