COOL STUFF: Deathstar Mania! Part-Four: Deathstar Theatre! (20 September 2007)
TOP: This Grand Imperial Theater features three seating levels...
...a stage screen, and a fiber-optic star field.
I'm undoubtedly a Geek, and, at that, a blasted big Geek, but... every time I think I'm a hopeless fanboy of the multiple shades of Geekness known by such appellations as Battlestar Galactica, Robotech, Star Trek, Traveller, and, of course, Star Wars... I get a rude awakening! Here's an excerpt written about the Geekiest Star Wars home theatre I've EVER seen (...and that includes the previously shown Star Wars sub woofer shaped like the Deathstar):
Designing a Death Star Theater
Three separate rooms, one star field, and a life-sized Han Solo are just a few of the things that help two super "Star Wars" fans get their geek on in this theater.
A long time ago in a home theater far, far away—well, outside of Seattle anyway—began one of the greatest “Star Wars” spectacles to ever exist outside the doors of Comic-Con.
Super-fans Vic Wertz and Lisa Stevens used to run the Official Star Wars Fan Club and even the “Star Wars Insider” magazine. But even though they’re both out of that business now, they still pay homage to their dark lord and master each and every day—thanks to their incredibly impressive and geeky home theater.
Darth Vader wouldn’t call in an Ewok to do his dirty work, and neither did this couple. Instead they recruited Doug Chiang, the lead designer on “Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace” and “Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones.” Stevens met him during her days at another game company, Wizards of the Coast. “When we decided to do this project, I wanted to make sure I had the right designer, and he was at the top of the list,” says Wertz. Sure, but was he gettable? “He was pretty busy at the time, so it almost didn’t happen, but at the last minute, he was able to schedule a block of time for the designs.”
Three designs later, the couple brought in Mike Dillon and his custom design and fabrication company, Dillon Works, to do the icing on the cake. “We can design and fabricate just about anything,” he says. And he wasn’t kidding.
“It ended up being the control deck of the Death Star,” says Eric Ward, custom sales manager at Definitive Audio. The Bellevue, Wash.-based installation company was responsible for all of the audio and video for this 36-month project...
Please follow the below link to read the rest of the article...
Here's a link to the full Death Star Theatre article: http://www.electronichouse.com/article/designing_the_death_star_theater/
TOP: The Jedi’s Last Supper: Which One Is Judas?
And I threw in the above "Jedi's Last Supper" graphic even though it's old news and has been floating around the 'Net for the Lord only knows how long... As far as the question goes, I think that the Judas of Star Wars is obvious... don't you?
*** Who do you think the Judas of Star Wars is? ***
If you'd care to share, please share your Judas in the comments section of this post.
Here's a link to one of the MANY posts featuring this graphic:
Have a great Thursday!
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