Category Archives: Star Wars

Phineas and Ferb Star Wars “intro lyrics”

With the recent development that the iconic Star Wars and the beloved Phineas and Ferb cartoon show were doing a crossover, my creative juices started flowing in odd ways. When a friend posted the announcement on facebook, I immediately followed with creating a few parody lyrics to the title sequence song that tell the Star Wars story. Then I went into overdrive and parodied the entire song.

First give the intro a listen:

There’s 104 days spent at Tosche station
And Vader’s along now to end it

So the Jedi who becomes the kid’s adoration
Joins the droids, the Wookie, and bandit

So onward!

Fly in the falcon
And go into lightspeed
Alderaan’s a meteor shower

Go out on a quest to save the princesss
Or cutting the tractor beam’s power

Kissing just for luck
Charging stormtroopers
Or leaving the Empire’s domain                       “use the force”

Flying a starfighter
Shoot the two meter shaft
Earning the sith lord’s disdain

As you can see
There’s a whole lot of trench runs
To destroy the Death Star                           “don’t get cocky”

So use the force cuz Skywalker and Han are gonna go so far
So use the force cuz Skywalker and Han are gonna go so far

 

The only thing missing is a good response for Candace’s final line, but I am open to suggestions.


Disney’s Star Wars

I’m not usually one to do a knee-jerk reaction to any new news, especially as breaking as this. I usually prefer to look back at things that have already come to pass. But this is different.

http://news.yahoo.com/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltd-195100740.html

Disney is now going to own Lucasfilm and with it, Star Wars.

I can’t seem to process this information. Forget that there has been official Star Wars/Disney crossover merchandise and that Star Wars rides have existed in Disney theme parks for years. This is DISNEY OWNING STAR WARS. The fact that I have become a father in this last year was easier for my brain to comprehend. This doesn’t make sense to me.

And then there’ s the kicker. Star Wars Episode 7.

What? How do we analyze something like this? For years we keep hearing that there will be no new Star Wars movies, just television shows. After the Clone Wars film, that focus seems to be true. The Clone Wars is currently in its fifth season and every few months we hear more official Lucasfilm words about the supposed live action series.

But now there’s an episode 7 on the way in 2015.

Thinking logically, this could be a good thing. Lucas is now only going to be a consultant. He won’t be writing or directing this film. This leaves the opportunity for Star Wars to be taken in an interesting direction. Disney’s first Marvel film was The Avengers and Joss Whedon was put at the helm with glorious results. Maybe something similar can happen here.

On the other hand, as a Star Wars fan, I have considered the story done. Now, I have read a great deal of the novels that take place after Return of the Jedi, but my mind separates that from the “true” story. To have the story start up again just boggles my brain.

 

I can only hope something good can come of this, because it’s coming whether we like it or not. We can either hope for some quality films in the vein of the ones we grew up on or simply fear the coming of more prequels (personally I didn’t mind them, but I don’t want more).


A Page from Donald F. Glut’s Notebook

A friend of mine became friends with Donald F. Glut (DFG), a proflic writer of many cartoons (Transformers) from the ’80s and nonfiction dinosaur books. He also wrote the novelization of The Empire Strikes Back. Well, somehow my friend was able to have a number of original notes and sketches sent to him by DFG. When he originally posted this on facebook, I commented on how awesome it was and how I wanted to see them once he had them in his possession.

He did one better. He must have contacted DFG before he received the pages, as one of the pages had a personalized message added to me reading “To Dave – A ‘True Fan’! Donald Glut 5/15/12.” That page was then forwarded to me. Holy Crap! I never thought I’d own a piece of Star Wars history like this. On reflection the page is “damaged” now that it’s been signed, but since it’s just going to in a frame (I gotta find a two-sided one) and be in my house, it doesn’t matter in the end.

I’ve attempted to decipher the handwriting, but can’t read numerous parts of his handwriting. Below is my best efforts, but it is incomplete. Included are (…) at points I couldn’t translate. I’ve included some high resolution scans of the pages themselves, so if anyone is better at reading some of this handwriting, e-mail me at gamergoinggrey@gmail.com and let me know of what I can update. Hopefully with a bit of crowdsourcing, we can have both sides of this notebook page entirely translated for the fans.

Empire Strikes Back Notebook page 2

Page 1:

[sketch of Boba Fett] Bobba Fett – goes (…) like

[sketch of Wampa] Wampa – body like Gorilla – about twice as tall as Luke or (…)

[sketch Vader’s Chamber] glow from inside – opens + closes – Mech “(…) descend from Top – Medidation cubicule like jaws – guy who approaches Vader (…)

Vader’s droid near end (…) ugly body + tall pointy head (as tall as Vader)

Han being tortured (sketch of stick figure) 45 [degree angle] – wearing jacket –

-When unwashed, Vader has studded leather hood around neck

Luke in x-wing speeder wears helmet w/ clear visor

Lando’s assistant – bald w/ gadgets clamped over each ear (like transistor radios!) – “Lando’s Aide” – in grey outfit with yellow “balloon” sleeves

Rebels on ice surface (…) fur caps + dark goggles

Imperial Probe Droid

Empire Strikes Back notebook page 1

Page 2:

in med-center – Luke floats all “Hood(…) torture”, (…) w/ (…) or breathing tube attached to his mouth –

other med. droid is shaped like a few (…) w/ appendages atop each other – Luke in shorts – tank is (…)

[sketch of bacta chamber] tubes

(…). Droid (…) – parent (…)

Luke has (…) scar on R. cheek + around right eye R. nostril – sitting up on bed, his back braced

Luke Trench is long + veers off in long directions

Bounty hunters as (…) ;

1) armored, human w/ bandages (face shows thru) like (…)

2) dark-colored, large (…), one eye

3) tall, lizardlike head + hands, (…), real tall

[sketch of Yoda] – bald – heavily-lidded eyes – flash (…)? Yoda

[sketch of snowtrooper] Stormtrooper w cold protection

[some crossed out unreadable stuff]