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Two Star Wars fandom tidbits

1. A pretty darn impressive bunch of Photoshop jobs melding Star Wars themes/characters into classical art. Weirdly good, and probably even more so if I knew a bit more about art. Thanks to naill_renfro for finding those.

2. Heard on NPR's "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me," when Carrie Fisher was a guest and in a mood to share gossip: "Alec Guinness once gave Mark Hamill 20 pounds to go away." She added that Mark was a movie buff and kept pestering Guinness with questions. And yes, he apparently took the money and went away.

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mollyringle
Feb. 21st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
From what I've gathered, Slave Leia in her metal bikini imprinted a *lot* of young guys. Maybe you and I just don't relate... :)
naill_renfro
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
Alas, that movie peaked too soon; after Leia asphyxiated Jabba, the rest was just a stark warning of what was to come two and a half decades later.

When I was a young male in the RotJ audience, sure, I appreciated the spectacle, but no imprinting took place... I was more interested in Oola, the Twi'lek who got eaten by the Rancor: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Oola. (OK, I confess, actually, I had to look up all three just now -- Oola, Twi'lek, and Rancor.)
mollyringle
Feb. 24th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Huh, I'd forgotten about her. But you could start up a whole fandom revolving around her, like a certain enclave of fans did for Figwit in the LOTR films!