Miscellaneous Star Wars Stuff

For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were
the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic.
Before the dark times. Before the Empire.

"I sense a great disturbance in the force."
Sir Alec Guinness
2 April 1914 - 5 August 2000

The Jedi flag is flying at half-staff, honoring the passing of the actor who portrayed my namesake.

The SW fans in the UK are about to enjoy the opening of a new Jedi Training Center in Surrey.

Check out this awesome video of a 21-foot scale model of an X-wing, which was launched in October 2007 with four solid rocket boosters:
Pre-launch page
Post-launch video

Every generation has a legend...
Every journey has a first step...
Every saga has a beginning...

This is a direct link to the latest Episode III trailer (9 MB) in Quicktime format. There's also an MPEG version (37 MB) if you prefer.

As long as bandwidth allows, I'm making MPEG versions of the Episode II trailers "Breathing" (10 MB), "Forbidden Love" (23 MB), and "Clone War" (29 MB) available.

Want to talk about all things Star Wars? Join in the discussion at our Star Wars forum!

Although these topics are nearly dead, you can still read my opinion of the movie and the opinions of any other passers-by at my Episode I movie review page or the Episode II movie review page.

The Jedi Religion

There has been a movement in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia to get Jedi nominated as an offically-recognized religion in the 2001 census. While I find this effort entertaining, it is unlikely to work. You can read about it in several articles published in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Thanks to Randy Cassingham of This is True for pointing me to those articles, and to the numerous locals who originally notified me (way across the pond in the USA) of this movement. Here's more on the movement (27 Jun 2001). And more (16 Nov 2006).

last updated 22 Feb 2008
Obi-Wan (obiwan@jedi.com)

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