StarWars.com Posts Unfinished “The Clone Wars” Episodes

Great news for fans of The Clone Wars! Four episodes of the prematurely cancelled show have been released in their unfinished state on the StarWars.com website:

Star Wars - The Clone Wars - Crystal Crisis Star Wars - The Clone Wars - The Big Bang

In a video titled, “The Clone Wars Legacy”, the production team of The Clone Wars discuss the many unfinished storylines in the show, George Lucas’ involvement in the stories, and that they are now going to share a lot of their unfinished work through the StarWars.com website. They also mention Darth Maul’s story was adapted into the comic book “Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir”

Be a Force for Change, and appear in Star Wars: Episode VII!

J. J. Abrams has a message from the set of Episode VII:

Disney and Lucasfilm have created “Star Wars: Force For Change”, a fundraising initiative dedicated to UNICEF’s innovation labs. Among many of the projects supported are:

  • Portable, solar-powered learning kits being built in China, Uganda, and Burundi to ensure underprivileged children in these countries have access to relevant, high-quality educational materials.
  • Mobile phone application developed in South Sudan and Uganda, and used in the Philippines, that helps reunite children with their families after an emergency.
  • A text messaging solution in Zambia that helps families receive infant medical test results from clinics, in half the time, through mobile phones.

A donation of as little as $10 enters a donor into a draw for a chance to be in a scene in Episode VII. The full grand prize includes:

  • Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
  • Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
  • Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
  • Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII

For more information about Star Wars: Force for Change, visit www.Omaze.com/StarWars
For more information about UNICEF Innovation, visit unicefinnovation.org

Flashback: Interview Magazine, June 1977

img-new-again-star-wars_1001501911
(Image: Matthew Rolston for Interview Magazine)

Last year, Interview Magazine posted a 1977 interview with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford on their website. The trio had a friendly chat with Geraldine Smith and Susan Pile, with topics ranging from marriage to Sir Laurence Olivier and, of course, Star Wars:

PILE: Okay, quote, “Harrison Ford plays Han Solo, the overly confident captain of the Millennium Falcon, a Corellian pirate starship. Accompanied by his Wookie companion, Chewbacca, he plies his mercenary trade outside the restrictive laws of the Empire. At times his insanely reckless manner pushes him into situations from which only his foolhardy courage can save him.”

FORD: Yeah, but, you know, I didn’t exactly play it like that.

PILE: How did you play it? Not as “overly confident”—right?

FORD: Right. That’s the difference between being able to describe it and playing it. That’s exactly the difference. It can be described as “overly confident,” but I didn’t know that at the time. I was just responding to it.

PILE: How were you directed to play Hans Solo?

FORD: I was directed to play it “faster and more intense.”

Click here for the full interview.