Gary Kurtz Reflects on the Impact of Star Wars

April 19, 2011 at 11:56 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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Producer Gary Kurtz once believed that Star Wars was “just a movie” and people needed to walk out of the theater and “forget about it”.  Not so anymore.  These days Kurtz fully appreciates the influence Star Wars has had.

After 34 years it would be kind of hard not to notice.  Star Wars is still going strong in major popularity, but it’s interesting to read what this man on the inside at the beginning has to say about the phenomenon.  And of course no true Star Wars fan can pass up finding out the tiniest tidbit no matter how minuscule.

While George was still working on the screenplay for the first film, we decided that sound was going to be an important part of Star Wars. So I went down to the USC cinema department, where George and I went to film school, and asked the head of sound if he had any finishing students who were particularly creative.

Read here for more Gary Kurtz reflections.

Posted By: Synlah
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Comic Reviews: Legacy – War #3

April 19, 2011 at 8:47 am | Posted in Comic Books, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Issue #3 of Legacy – War is a one-two punch combination of story development and climatic action. Starting with story development, the final threads are wrapped up to bring all the characters to Taivas, the Jedi’s Hidden Temple. Characters make amends, factions finish their plans, and the stage is set for what might be the first battle in the end game. However, this is only the start of the story as Issue #3 goes right into the battle of the Hidden Temple. Sith, Jedi, the Alliance and Imperial Remnant, and Cade’s bunch all find themselves in an escalating action packed battle…

Click here to continue reading.

Reviewed By: Skuldren

Happy Birthday, Hayden Christensen

April 19, 2011 at 8:27 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Hayden Christensen, who portrayed Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, turns 30 today. We here at Roqoo Depot wish him a happy birthday.

Posted By: Skuldren

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

April 19, 2011 at 8:05 am | Posted in Science News | 1 Comment
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I gotta get me one o’ these! I mean, who wouldn’t want their own antimatter detector, right? I say for this week’s Science Tuesday we all pool our money and buy one. Just remember not to cross the streams. It would be bad.

The hunt for cosmic rays. What could go wrong?

The spectrometer will be the largest instrument on the International Space Station and will be delivered by the Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-134) which will be launching on April 29TH with astronaut Mark Kelly commanding the flight. Besides anti-matter the device will also be searching for what NASA describes as “cosmic rays” emitted from far off supernova as well as gathering other data on the make up of our universe.

Good luck to the crew of Endevour as they hunt for more answers to the very nature of our existence.

Video courtesy of Space.com. Check them out. it’s an awesome site.

by Revmacd

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