revenge of the sith

    rebel alliance symbol

    with the opening of the incredibles, the world has had access to the trailer to the new star wars movie: episode three - return of the sith. oh god, it's hottness.

    you can watch the trailer here.

    here's my thoughts / predictions:

    • notice the wookies, we see a lot of wookies in this one, maybe even a young chewie.
    • we definitely explore more kashyyyk, the wookie homeworld, pretty extensively.
    • we might get cameos of very young versions of han solo, lando, boba fett. but keep in mind episode three is about 20 years before episode four. so if we do see them, they would be very young. maybe even just kids.
    • obviously, we will anakin as vader, finally.
    • the lava pit: there's been a rumour for a long time ( cirac ep1) that the final showdown between obi wan and anakin leads to anakin in a lava pit. somehow he's pulled out by the emperor's mininions and is transformed into vader. more machine than man.
    • those droid walkers approaching the lava might be how he's pulled out.
    • the vader voice still sounds like james earl jones who did the voice in the original trilogy.
    • anakin kills dooku. thus, finally fully embracing the dark side of the force.
    • mace windu has a serious fight scene. ...with anakin? maybe dooku. but my money's anakin.
    • we see yoda fuck shit up again.
    • the imagery continues along the path to looking like the stuff from first trilogy. for example, clone troopers look more and more like storm troopers. fighter ships start to look more and more like tie fighters and tie interceptors. even some early versions of the x-wing. and maybe the less popular a-wing, b-wing, e-wing, and y-wing.
    • in the big battle between obi wan and anakin, before obi wan ultimately 'defeats' anakin into the lava, he cuts his hand off. a la, vader versus luke.
    • we catch a glimpse of the millennium falcon. well, not actually the falcon. but the same kind of ship: a mere corellian freighter.
    • sidious / palpatine actually does some lightsaber fighting himself. instead of just mind control and lightning fingers. seriously, ANYONE can shoot lightning from their fingers.
    • big space battle right at the heart of the galaxy around the city planet of coruscant.
    • we'll see the birth of the anakin / padme kids. twins luke and leia.
    • the subsequent hiding of those two kids with their respective surrogate parents. luke with owen and beru lars. leia with bail organaa who is a senator, first chariman and viceroy of alderaan and eventually a founder of the the Alliance to Restore the Republic (rebel alliance) with mon motha.
    • obi wan goes into hiding on the planet of tatooine relatively near owen and beru.
    • some new vilians.
    • the most exciting thing i think that can happen is another young boba fett appearance. under the tutelage of dooku. at the end of this boba fett book : The Fight to Survive after jango fett was killed by mace windu at the battle of geonosis boba follows his late dad's* * - instructions on what to do and who to see in the event of jango's death. eventually he meets up with count dooku who takes him in to look after him and have him trained further as a bounty hunter like his predecessor, jango.

    here's something really interesting, though. the trailer for the episode III video game. this, of course, is not exactly what will happen in the movie, but it can give us some more clues to possible happenings.

    por ejemplo:

    • anakin will kill mace windu.
    • anakin and dooku have it out right in front of palpatine, a al vader and luke in episode six.
    • anakin kills multiple jedi
    • anakin and obi wan have their climax battle on a platform above the lava.

    noteworthy links:

  1. official star wars databank covering all the movies and the expanded universe [ books, comics, et al ]
  2. dark horse comics timeline
  3. the force dot net's timeline
  4. del rey's star wars book timeline
  5. rebel alliance symbol

    although, if you think about it jango is not really boba's dad. more of his surrogate daddy, as boba is an unaltered clone of jango. thus, boba's biological father is jango's dad (whom we meet very, very briefly during a jango fett comic called open seasons). so to recap, boba fett's dad is actually is grandad. take that!

    first VoIP call

    got a call tonight from the girl. her dad has a talkbox (sorry, couldn't find an english page for it. actually, i don't know that this is even it.) and she called me from it. the number shows up as "unknown", something the telecom world will have to work out sometime as more VoIP is used. otherwise, it was pretty seamless.

    the content of our conversation was more interesting, though. her brother, scott, is getting into the world of podcasting. his good friend is doing a podcast called coverville which is, as it sounds, all cover songs. and he's ASCAP legal, too. that was a smart move, i think. as podcasting blows up more there'll be all kinds of legal battles over content, surely. good for him for beating them to the punch. heading them off at the pass, as it were. it was fun slash funny to hear both of them sooo excited about podcasting. truely this is the beginnings of something big. and the people that are in the loop know it. and that's why this thing is so electric to everyone right now.

    it was also funny to hear how disappointed both of them were that i didn't go to bloggercon.

    and, yes, they convinced me to start podcastinng. i've started laying the groundwork. my biggest technical hurdle is figuring out how to do enclosures with WordPress. i'm sure it can be worked out.

    coming soon:

    we don't just want airtime.
    we want all the time, all of the time.

    link log 11.05.2004

    these are for my own benefit as much as they are for anyone else. enjoy.

    bin laden video transcript
    more poetic and articulate than most people give credit for.
    get some, fuckers!
    civillian video footage of american soldiers fighting near the american consulate.
    everyone has had more sex than me
    new link for the cartoon music video starring a bunny with issues. since old one got borked.
    straightedge documentary by bbc radio at
    found this thanks to GtmcKnight who makes awesome buttons, but apparently can't have fun sober.
    global guerrillas
    John Robb's Weblog where terrorism, technology, and market analytics intersect. really great forward thinking stuff. he's writing a book, too. bonus.
    UK paper after election
    for those that care. [i think the number should be twice that much]
    sean and ryan's blog
    high school friends
    new america
    red == bush, blue == kerry, purple == mixed. counties / states are weighted based on their electoral size.
    canada 2.0
    i've seen other 'new america' maps, but this is my favourite. by mena from six apart.
    how the presidential 'race' went down
    in chart form
    download it here. it's what i use for making thumbnail images.

    for the roomie's fraud 2004 link list

    for the roomies about voting machines
    add this to your repository of voting fraud docs.
    and another
    about voter machine hacking.
    slashdot posting
    it has lots of election fraud links. some are already on the list.