Friday, June 1, 2007

Did everyone see Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed on the History Channel last weekend?

If you missed it over the weekend, don't worry, they're going to repeat it a couple more times. It's a really well done "2-hour special exploring why the emotional impact of the Star Wars Saga remains as relevant as ever."

With interviews from the likes of J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith, and Steven Colbert, as well as a number of academics and for some reason Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, the show explores many of the archetypes developed though the films and how Lucas borrowed from everything from Greek mythology and American westerns to the Bible and why 30 years later Star Wars still resonates with so many people.

I highly recommend it.

The History Channel's website has lots of cool short clips and other resources too.

And while you are setting your Tivo, don't forget to schedule it to tape the Robot Chicken's Star Wars special on June 17!


Emily said...

And for those of you who think this stuff is great, I highly recommend going on to play LEGO Star Wars II. It is unbelievably hilarious to watch cut-scene animations lovingly reenacted in animated LEGO.

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Fred T. Cat said...

Hi Sarah,

Just a small comment. I would guess Newt Gingrich was included because he is, at least anecdotedly, said to be a big sci fi fan, particularyly of Robert Heinlein, and I had assumed, please correct me if I am wrong, a steady supporter of NASA and space exploration.

Anyway, gotta get back to listening to Dark Side of the Moon and Wizard of Oz...