Nice job! It was pretty clear from just seeing Rogue One in the theaters how well the team not only wrote but propped, set-dressed, and costumed their movie to match the George Lucas -led original. This merger makes it very explicit, though. A hat-tip to all involved.
In general, I really enjoy comparing originals and recreations (or originals and adaptations), and the pleasure is multiplied when the successor is expertly and thoughtfully made. That’s one reason why Peter Jackson et al.’s making-of documentaries for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies are still the gold standard for movie extras—hearing about the design process is fascinating.
Hey, look! We found a thing on the internet! We thought it was cool, and wanted to share it with you.
Now, personally, I always thought of R2-D2 as a precocious kid. When I saw The Force Awakens, BB8 seemed more like a very smart dog. But, hey, if other people want to see them as friends and soulmates, who am I to argue?
Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! May the Fourth be with you!
In Character is an occasional feature looking at some of our favorite characters from written works and media to see what drives them, what makes them work, and what makes us love them so much.
I don’t remember there being any gold at the top of Jyn’s crystal, though – an excuse to see Rogue One again, oh boy! 🙂 Nevertheless, this version looks elegant enough to wear every day, not just for cosplay or fan events.
Both the instant download patterns and finished knits are by Natela Astakhova at NatelaDaturaDesign on Etsy. Just glancing at it, my eye read the pattern as your generic Scandinavian circular yoke sweater, then I did a double take. As I already said, awesome!
In Making Stuff occasional feature, we share fun arts and crafts done by us and our fellow geeks and nerds.
A puppetry troupe in Malaysia has been working to revive interest in the local traditional shadow puppet theatre, called wayang kulit, by performing a version of Star Wars using classical techniques of puppet-building, storytelling, and presentation. The performance, called Perperangan Bintang, retells the beginning of A New Hope, fusing elements from the movie with elements from the wayang kulit repertoire, which also revolves around tales of a young hero who must free a princess from an evil warlord. Here Sangkala Vedah confronts Puteri Leia.
And here are two more characters you might know.
Here’s a video about the performance. Skip to 3:45 to see a familiar character make an entrance in style.