CALLING ALL CELEBRATION ATTENDEES! If you have ever been to a Star Wars Celebration Event, you know it's big, it's incredible, and many people take it super serious. The folks of GFR and friends are hard at work prepping, packing, and making sure they have a super supply of snacks on hand for four long days of absorbing the atmosphere. In honor of the occasion, we thought we would draw up some hashtags to keep up with any of you who are attending as well! We would love to share our photos and see yours on Instagram and/or Twitter!
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Extra super cosplay? #GFRcosplay
Your best shot at Celebration? #GFRtheforceiswiththisphoto
Your kid's happiest moment? #GFRraisingthemright
A topic from panel we should cover on GFR? #GFRcoverthis
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Here is a small sampling of Star Wars themed GFR casts!
As special effects continue to amaze us in films, today at GeekFest Rants, Carlos is digging deep into the modern achievements in the field of CGI face replacement technological advancements. We'll start around the time of Jurassic Park, move through Terminator 2, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tron Legacy, Star Wars: Rogue One, and all the way to Logan. In our comic book segment we'll defrost the comic book adaptation of Who Goes There?, a great companion piece for any John Carpenter's The Thing fan. And finally we'll take a look at a rare toy find, the Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1978 box game; a real blast from the past.
Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos and James continue to document the Kenner - The Empire Strikes Back action figure line through the 41 backs. On this episode we'll cover such characters/ variants as Yoda (orange or brown snake), Lobot, Ugnaught (blue or purple smock), At-AT Driver, 2-1B, Rebel Commander, Hoth Leia, Imperial Commander, Bespin Han, and Dengar. How does this wave compare to earlier ones and what are some of the unique sculpting designs introduced here.
Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos chats with 501st member Savanna Kiefer about Star Wars cosplay. We learn the ins and outs of the 501st, the Star Wars costuming/charity organization. How and where to join, how to connect with other member and cosplay builders, and the most common question of all: how hot does it get under all that Stormtrooper armor.
How big of a Star Wars fan are you? If you are a big fan and into the merchandising side of Star Wars, with its toys, books, comics, trading cards, etc., then you might know the name Charles Lippincott. Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos helps you discover the amazing world of the Lippincott files. Join us as we visit the incredible archival facebook page of this legendary Star Wars merchandising and licencing guru. They say Star Wars wrote the book on how to sell products from a film and this man was there putting those deals in place. He also worked on Conan the Barbarian, Alien, Judge Dredd, and Flash Gordon.
As Rogue One - A Star Wars Story continues to move towards the billion dollar mark, Carlos takes a second look at this latest Lucasfilm/Disney hit. This time around he is joined by Co-Host James. How does the movie fit into the saga? Will James echo Carlos' sentiments or does he have a different take on this latest Star Wars film? Plus, we share our feelings on the passing of our favorite princess, Carrie Fisher. Join us today at GeekFest Rants for round 2 of our favorite subject, Star Wars.
There was a time where we could not just watch Star Wars on Blu ray, or DVD, or Laserdisc, or even VHS, whenever we felt like it. Before the home video revolution, all we had was comic books, novels, action figures, posters, t-shirts, and Topps trading cards. Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos and James take their weekly trip back to their childhood to talk about their Star Wars Saga Topps trading cards collection. How good were these cards and how do they compare to modern ones. Check your old shoe boxes, you might still have some.
We can think of only a few films where a featured vehicle is practically a co-star of a movie. Today we are featuring one of them, The Millennium Falcon. Join us today at Geekfest Rants as Carlos and James take apart and put back together the parts of what makes The Millennium Falcon one of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars film franchise. We'll look at it's conceptual inspirations, it's movie operational features, and little know facts about it's function and design models.
“You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?…It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.“
A parsec is a unit of distance equal to 3.26 light years. We did not know that. So, if you are interested in some other important Millennium Falcon facts, like how many cargo holds it has, where are the escape pods located, what defensive modification has Han Solo done to the Falcon, what else can you do on the holochess table, or what kind of toys have they made of this iconic ship, you've come to the right place. Join Carlos and James as today on Geekfest Rants they conclude their special on all things Millennium Falcon.
Members of the 501st pay attention! On today's episode of GFR Carlos and James are all about the Clonetroopers and Stormtroopers! They leave no stone unturned as they discuss their history from clones to recruits, the inspiration behind them, their life cycle and other little know facts and theories!
On today's GFR we continue with Part 2 of our Anatomy of a Stormtrooper special. Carlos and James conclude their fascinating discussion on the minutiae of Stormtrooper culture, lives and ethos. They discuss the theories of Order 66, clone individuality, and do clones get to retire? What's next: a discussion on Tusken Raider mating rituals or maybe Jawa banking policies?
When it comes to commentaries, not all of us at GFR would pick the same titles. We have the Carpenter boys, the Trek boys, the Art House gang, etc. But there are some films that are a "must" for all concerned, and one of those is The Empire Strikes Back, arguably the finest Star Wars film ever made. Today you'll hear Carlos, Tony, Brian and the Steves wax poetically about a film near and dear to all their hearts.