Star Wars Action News interviewed Haden Blackman regarding The Force Unleashed and he told them that TFU has already gone gold. Interview to air on an upcoming episode of Star Wars Action News. He also said that, despite rumors otherwise, the game's demo will not be released on Thursday, August 14th.
Starwars.com has published a new Hyperspace Exclusive Short Story: Lando Calrissian: Idiot's Array, by Rich Handley—a sequel to both his comic-book story "Lady Luck," in Dark Horse's Star Wars Tales #3, and to his short story "Crimson Bounty," in Star Wars Adventure Journal #14.
In mid-December, George Lucas took delivery of the first street-legal Mosler MT900S in the US. Lucas apparently became interested in the exotic sports car when his son brought a car magazine to his office. Read more...
Steve Sansweet talks about the upcoming Star Wars live-action TV series and the new 3D Clone Wars-timeline cartoon in at interview with MovieWeb. In the interview he says that the Clone Wars cartoon has a target date of Fall 2007 and pre-production is underway. He also says the live-action show will come after the cartoon, so will likely be "towards the end of the decade."
A George Lucas authorized, 8 foot-long LEGO Venator-class Star Destroyer (inaccurately called a "Rebel Attack Cruiser"), built by Erik Varszegi is auctioned on eBay by LEGO for 32,602 USD. All proceeds of the auction were donated to Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane relief efforts in the southeastern United States. .
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith as one of seven films being considered for nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 78th Academy Awards. Sith, along with Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong and War of the Worlds, will be screened by the Visual Effects Award Nominating Committee on January 25, 2006, at which time they will nominate three of the films. Nominations will be officially announced on January 31, and the winner will be presented on March 5.
In Los Angeles, 36-yr-old Marc Hoaglin pleaded guilty to unlawfully posting a copy of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith on the internet the night before the film released. He faces three years in prison. SlashfilmMercuryNewsBBC
"Wikipedia's open-source label conundrum" by Daniel Terdiman at news.com. - interesting article on creating collaborative documents. He is writing the article about Wikipedia, which of course easily translates to Wookieepedia. He brings up some good points that have been raised here before in the Community Portal.