The BBC released an article today, showcasing the US Navy’s new LASER GUN!!!  The Navy test-fired the gun to disable a small boat by setting its engine on fire.

Now if only they’d get those lightsabers working:

Ever wonder about Star Wars technology?  Do you enjoy cross-section books?  Well, today on Far, Far Awayz we have a special treat.  For today, and today only, you can find the Incredible Star Wars Cross-sections of ships from the prequel trilogy!

Quick, to the Facebook!

April 7, 2011

 

Hey everyone, there’s a link right now on the Far, Far Awayz Facebook page that will take you to the March Madness of Science Fiction Film Nerdom, or at least that’s what several of my nerd friends and I are calling it… That, or MMSFFN.  But hurry, the winning film of the tournament will be chosen tonight!  Just click on the hyperlinked words below to go to the Far, Far Awayz Facebook Page.  Then, click on the link on the first update.

 

***SERIOUSLY HURRY!!!!***

 

 

 

Humpday Links

April 6, 2011

 

Alright.  We tried this last Thursday and I thought we could give it one more whir.  Be sure to comment at the bottom and let me know what you think of a weekly links post.

  • The Salon media news website posted an article today featuring Star Wars: the Musical in its entirety.  Nothing like mid-90’s instruments and mid-90’s style, all captured on mid-90’s camcorders.
  • Also on-topic with fan-made tributes, Vimeo has an entire channel devoted to Star Wars fan films.  I’ll be going through them in the future and posting some favorites, but be sure to check it out in the meantime!
  • AMOG’s just posted an article about the Chilean Jedi Academy.  It may be a little late, but it has a lot more information than any earlier articles.
  • Lego Star Wars can get tricky.  Here’s the walkthrough for the latest version, Lego Star Wars III.
  • Need a new set of wheels? The AT-AT is officially on-sale for all your Rebellion crushing galactic conquest.
  • Maybe this isn’t exactly Star Wars related, but the article does reference the Star Wars kid, and apparently it’s an amazingly addictive game.

Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi

April 2, 2011

 

Born on the planet Stewjon, Kenobi was sent to Coruscant at an early age to train in the ways of the Force.  However, due to impatient tendencies, Kenobi was seen as a threat and sent to work with the Jedi Service Corps, rather than train to become a Jedi Knight.

 

It wasn’t until a fateful meeting a year or so later between Jinn and Kenobi, that Jinn realized Kenobi’s potential.  Since his training under Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi became the first Jedi to kill a Sith Lord in 1,000 years, played a major role in the Clone Wars, and assisted in the rekindling of the Jedi Order as well as the defeat of the Galactic Empire.

 

 

One of the most dynamic characters in Star Wars lore, Obi-Wan Kenobi remains a force to be reckoned with, even after his death.  His roles in Episodes IV, V, and VI may seem minor, but without him, Luke would have never studied in the ways of the force, he and Han would have never saved Leia Organa, and the Rebellion would have been crushed at the Battle of Yavin.

 

 

For more information on Obi-Wan Kenobi as a character you can visit his profile on Wookiepedia.

For more information on Kenobi’s home during his exile on Tatooine you can visit Ben Kenobi’s hut’s profile.

For a profile of the character based more in reality you can visit the Wikipedia page.