Episodes II and III in 3D Postponed Indefinitely

Today Lucasfilm announced that it will be indefinitely postponing the release of Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Episode III - Revenge of the Sith in 3D in order to focus on Episode VII. They'll be announcing their plans for the 3D releases of these two films (and, presumably, the remainder of the saga) at a later date.

J.J. Abrams to Direct Episode VII

It's been rumoured for a while now, but today it was officially announced that J.J. Abrams will be directing Star Wars - Episode VII.

(Image courtesy of alluremedia.com.au)

So far, reactions have been mixed. I for one don't think that this is bad news. I'm a huge fan of both Lost and Fringe, so I'll be waiting with cautious optimism to see what he does with the film.

Bring on 2015!

Lego 8028 TIE Fighter Mini Building Set

Yesterday I picked up another Lego mini model for my collection - 8028 TIE Fighter - from Target for $4.64US ($5.55NZ).

Star Wars Live-Action TV Series Back in the Pipeline?

While it's far from official news yet, there have been some rumblings over the last few days that the indefinitely postponed live-action TV series Star Wars: Underworld (or something very much like it) may soon be back in the pipeline. These rumours have been fueled by ABC's announcement that it is currently evaluating the series now that Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm is complete.

As much as I love the Clone Wars animated series, we all know it can't last forever ("Order 66" anyone?) With this in mind, it'd be great to know that there is some new Star Wars television programming on its way - particularly if it happens to be aimed at a more adult audience.

The Old Republic: Deceived Paperback

I'm back in Houston now, and during my journey I picked up a little reading material - The Old Republic: Deceived for $7.99US ($9.56NZ).

The Birth of a Trooper - Finishing the Forearms

Today I spent some time doing the final trimming and sanding of the forearms. Here they are - my first two completed pieces of armour!

The Birth of a Trooper - Gluing the Right Forearm

The left forearm glued up perfectly, so I've moved on with the right forearm. Tomorrow I'll get to work on the final trimming and sanding of both forearms so that I'll finally have my first two pieces of armour completely finished! Look out for pictures of the finished product soon!

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy On the New Star Wars Films - Part 5

Part 5 of George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy's discussion of the new Star Wars films has just been posted by StarWars.com:

Mimobot Boba Fett 4GB USB Flash Memory Drive

And Christmas keeps coming! I spent New Year's down in Wellington, and received this Mimobot Boba Fett 4GB USB Flash Memory Drive as a late Christmas present from one of my friends. He'll go great with the Stormtrooper I received last week!