Saturday, June 30, 2012

TheForce.Net - Latest News - Spike & CVI Present The Force Of July

TheForce.Net - Latest News - Spike & CVI Present The Force Of July Get ready for The Force of July Marathon! From July 1st to July 7th, Spike TV will be showing the 6 Star Wars Movies. During Commercial breaks, trivia questions offer chances to win prizes.

Friday, June 29, 2012

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Friday, June 22, 2012

John Williams Birthday Celebration

Join fans of John Willaims' music at Tanglewood(Lenox, MA) on August 18, 2012 to celebrate his 80th birthday. The Boston Pops will be playing some of his most popular songs. John Williams himself is supposed to be there! (Maybe George Lucas will come, and other SW people, too!) Book your tickets before it's too late!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

C is for C-3PO

Name: C-3PO
Species: Droid
Homeworld: Tatooine
Affiliation: Republic/Rebel Alliance

In Episode I, we see Threepio in young Anakin Skywalker's home, only half finished. Anakin made the protocol droid to help his mother with house work. It is here where C-3PO meets R2-D2, his future partner. Threepio announces that "they will never get me on one of those dreadful starships!" We know, of course, that this is not true!

In Episode II, C-3PO is reunited with Anakin when he come to find his mother on Tatooine. When Shmi Skywalker was married to Cliegg Lars, Threepio joined her on the Lars' farm. After Anakin return from finding his mother, he takes Threepio with him to Geonosis.

After Anakin marries Padme Amidala, he gives C-3PO to her as a wedding gift.

In Episode III, C-3PO serves Senator Amidala in her apartments. He serves her and her guests and offers what comfort he can when she is upset. When Padme is injured on Mustafar, he and R2-D2 bring her to her ship so she can get help. After she dies, both droids are given to Senator Bail Organa, who will give them to his daughter, Princess Leia.

C-3PO joins R2D2 in a search for Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode IV. R2 has the secret pans for the Death Star and a message for help from Princess Leia. He becomes property of the Lars family and Luke Skywalker, who buy both him and R2 from Jawas. Threepio goes with Luke and Obi-Wan to save Leia and destroy the Death Star.

In Episode V, Threepio is shot with blaster in Cloud City. The Wookiee, Chewbacca, tries unsuccessfully to rebuild him.

Luke gives his two droids to Jabba the Hutt in Episode VI. C-3PO is doomed to work as the crime lord's interpreter, but Luke comes to rescue them. Later, when Luke, Han, and R2 are captured by Ewoks, Threepio is worshipped as a god.

Luke uses this and his knowledge of the Force to get them out of captivity. C-3PO then tells the Ewoks of their struggles, and they become welcoming.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Face Paint

Last night, I went to a friend's birthday party. It was a mystery costume party and I was a librarian. She had hired a face painter, and since I didn't see what kind of face painting they could come up with for a librarian, I brought my own idea.

It was Star Wars, of course!
I brought a picture of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin's apprentice from the Clone Wars.

I have never seen The Clone Wars, but Ahsoka sounds cool, and I like the designs on her face. The lady who was painting our faces turned out to be someone I knew from my church. She said she loved Star Wars, too, and even painted her husband's face like Darth Maul once! Visit her site: Melason's Creations