The American Public Would Rather Elect Star Wars Characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda than Hillary Clinton or Donald TrumpPosted: December 15, 2015
Yoda trumps Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by 18 points, with 42 percent saying they’d support the Jedi in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, while 24 percent would support Trump, according to an Ipsos Public Affairs poll.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton also gets trounced by the little green guy, with 41 percent of respondents on team Yoda and 25 percent ready for Hillary.
You’re our only hope? Americans polled by Ipsos Public Affairs preferred the Star Wars characters Yoda (left) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (right) for president over frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
The only Star Wars character Donald Trump would beat in a presidential match-up is Darth Vader, according to a new poll, while Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca get heavier support
Donald Trump is a political loser unless he’s in a head-to-head match with the Dark Side’s Darth Vader. Jedis Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and sidekick Chewbacca, all beat the billionaire
Kenobi, also known as Ben, also beats both politicians by double-digit margins.
He receives 39 percent support to Trump’s 24 percent, and 37 percent support to Clinton’s 26 percent.
Clinton has a slight edge against Chewbacca, earning 32 percent to the Wookie’s 28 percent of support.
When Trump goes up against the character, the GOP hopeful loses to him 28 percent to 30 percent, though Trump’s loss is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.
The poll was conducted online and in English and surveyed 1,005 adults. Read the rest of this entry »
Graeme McMillan reports: Rarely does a certain galaxy seem quite as far, far away as it does when a new Star Wars trailer drops, as proven by Thursday’s release of the second peek at this year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The new trailer, released to coincide with the beginning of the four-day Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, Calif. (An event being live streamed at the official Star Wars site), gives audiences a closer look at what director J.J. Abrams has done to the space opera universe first unveiled by George Lucas in 1977’s original Star Wars. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] Princess Leia is Propositioned Numerous Times as She Walks Down the Streets of New York CityPosted: November 11, 2014
Ten Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC
Produced and written by Josh Apter (@pjmakemovies) and Gary Mahmoud (@garyleenyc) of Are We There Yet.
Directed and edited by Josh Apter.
Special thanks to Abracadabra Superstore for the great costumes
And a big thank you as well to Alex Grybauskas for the lightsaber FX
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An unusual Chinese comic-book adaptation of the original Star Wars film has been unearthed by a US academic, it is reported.
There is a vague Cold War feel about the comic book published in Guangzhou in 1980, while some of the characters are Chinese in appearance. The palm-sized picture book follows the plot of the 1977 George Lucas classic, but bears striking visual differences from it. The film was not actually shown in Chinese cinemas, so artists had to rely on their imagination or possibly promo materials to create the book.
At the time, China was still culturally isolated from the West, emerging from the Cultural Revolution that had just ended, says Maggie Greene, the assistant history professor at Montana State University who found the book. In a blog post, Greene says she stumbled across it at a book fair at a tranquil Confucian temple in Shanghai.
The book is in the format of a so-called lianhuanhua – small picture storybooks published in vast quantities in China in the 20th Century and often used for propaganda purposes by the Chinese government. “It was simply so incongruous I couldn’t leave it behind. It also cost about a dollar,” she writes. Read the rest of this entry »