When You Hear This Sound #6 – The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back

Continuing the post-baby Star Wars extravaganza, this week we’ll listen to The Empire Strikes Back, produced in 1980 by Buena Vista Records. Next week we’ll finish off the series with Return of the Jedi.

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When You Hear This Sound #5 – Star Wars

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When You Hear This Sound

This week we’re kicking off a special set of episodes featuring the Star Wars trilogy. First up is 1979’s Star Wars, from Buena Vista Records. Stay tuned next week when we’ll listen to superior sequel, The Empire Strikes Back.

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Belated Media Fixes All the Problems with ‘Star Wars Episode II’

Posted 4 years ago by Movies

We all complain about the Star Wars prequels. While we all hate on Episodes I, II, and III on differing levels, practically no one offers a constructive plan to fix George Lucas’ mess. YouTuber Michael is our only hope.

Michael a.k.a. Belated Media previously revealed his plan to reconstruct Episode I to make it an enjoyable story. That video earned him over 1.4 million views and hearty praise from even the strictest haters. Now he’s back with a revised Episode II outline.

In the first video Michael concisely and accurately assesses the prequels’ major flaws. “George made the misstep of thinking familiarity meant characters,” he begins. “It also helps to have a main character. Episode I was very muddled in that regard. You aren’t really sure who to point to.” That pretty much nails it.
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This LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village Will Make You Say Yub Nub!

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Confession: I’ve never bought a LEGO Star Wars set. Yes, I’m a huge LEGO fan and yes, I’m a huge Star Wars geek. For some reason I’ve just never felt the need to start collecting them, mainly because I know I wouldn’t be able to stop at a few sets, I’d need to have a shit-ton.

That being said, this upcoming $250 LEGO Ewok Village is amazing and looks like a lot of fun. I could see myself getting a set like this to satisfy my LEGO Star Wars urges. The 1990 piece set was just unveiled by LEGO and will be a Shop@Home exclusive release in September. It has 16 minifigures and would probably take me a couple weeks to build, but it would look awesome on a shelf being stormed by LEGO Orcs or with some LEGO Avengers hanging out amongst the Ewoks.
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Missing Links: Funko Pop, Muppet Music, and Pee-Wee Herman

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The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

This New App Lets You Know if a Movie Includes a Postcredits Scene | Movies.com
What a great idea for an app. I always forget that it's not just Marvel doing post-credits scenes these days. I could see myself firing up this app during the credits of a movie to see if I needed to stick around.

New Funko Pop Disney Pixar Toys Merida Princess Jasmine | The Mary Sue
I only have one Funko Pop toy, but I think I’ll be starting a little collection as soon as the TMNT Funko Pop toys come out. These new ones from Disney are pretty awesome too.

Paul Williams Says Muppet Movie Soundtrack Will Be Re-released – ToughPigs
Very good news for Muppet geeks like me.

Pee-Wee Herman nastygrams Pee-Wee fan-fest to death – Boing Boing
This is a huge bummer. I was looking forward to going down to Louisville for this and taking a bunch of photos and video for the site. Too bad Paul Reubens couldn't just embrace this and make an appearance instead of getting it canceled.

EA teases new Star Wars Battlefront game – GameSpot.com
Oh man, a new Star Wars Battlefront game would definitely get me to buy a next-gen console. Those two games are amazing and I still play them today.

Chicago Grid | Eight nerds get rich off a game that makes Oprah sob into a Lean Cuisine
I love this game and it was surprisingly awesome reading about the team that created it.