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Confronting the dark side or: How I learned to appreciate the Star Wars prequels

“Real sets. Practical effects.” Those were the first words uttered in the Comic-Con trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While this highlights the film’s “throwback” production techniques, it’s also a jab at George Lucas’ prequel trilogy that relied almost entirely on green-screen sets and CGI effects. Disney, J.J. Abrams and crew have made a point to separate...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch this epic Star Wars-themed Texas hype video

Somebody in Austin must really want me to become a Texas Longhorns fan. If you are a football fan and were born in the 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s, chances are you grew up watching Star Wars or had parents who did and are a fan yourself. I am no different. My parents introduced the wonderful franchise to me and my siblings when I was just a kid, but the original movies still hold up...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft prospect George Lucas De Paula says Deron Williams had an influence on him

George Lucas De Paula is probably years away from making contributions in the NBA even if he is a possible first-round pick in this season's draft. At just 19 years old, the Brazilian is raw both mentally and physically as a prospect. But that doesn't mean he shouldn't be studying the NBA already.De Paula worked out for the Nets this week and had a few things to say about his basketball...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Special effects legend Rick Baker retiring after over 40 years of monster making

When Jurassic Park was released in 1993, it began the slow decline of practical effects as the go-to source for special effects in films. In the years preceding Jurassic Park, several films — most notably The Last Starfighter, The Abyss, and Terminator 2 — had broken barriers in regards to computer generated imagery (CGI), but Jurassic Park was the first film where authentic...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch The Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Here, It Will Blow Your Mind

Okay, so this is not exactly sports related but it does have a few things to do with Chicago. For one, the George Lucas Museum will be a stones throw away from Soldier Field. And two Sports Mockery has done a couple of Star Wars themed articles in the past. Also its fricken’ Star Wars. The most culturally iconic film franchise in the history of man. If you’re not pumped for...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN really got into Busch Stadium’s ‘Star Wars’ night on Wednesday

For years now, teams from various sports have been holding Star Wars nights at stadiums and arenas. It’s a pop culture icon that still has a hold on a couple generations as shared moments of loving a movie or set of movies. Even after the prequels, the original Star Wars films thrive. Using George Lucas’ saga on sports broadcasts is nothing particularly new, either. Back when...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chewbacca and friends invade Busch Stadium for Star Wars night

Chewbacca masks? Chewbacca masks!  The Cardinals held a Star Wars theme night Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, complete with Chewbacca throwing out the first pitch.  As you might expect, fans took to social media to share their night of baseball and George Lucas creatures.  Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Storm Troopers, the works, really. Check out some of the best from around Busch.   
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rahm Emanuel Announces $1 Billion George Lucas Museum

Posted to Rando'sGeorge Lucas’ museum project has become a reality, and Chicago was the winner of the bidding war. The Museum, which will be located near Soldier Field, will be “A ‘history of storytelling’ project ‘dedicated to the power of the visual image’ as well as the world’s largest interactive museum.” Plenty of “Star Wars” memorabilia and set design is...
Via Sports Mockery
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind the Catch Fence: Retrospective (Author’s Note:  This article is the first of series highlighting the changes I’ve seen in racing over the last 50 or so years.  I intend to review specific historic events in racing to illustrate the evolution and revolution which occurred in this time period.  I’d liked to thank my editor, Luke Krmpotich, for suggesting this series.) The only way I can...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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