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Friday, April 12, 2013

Your Linc at Lunch: LucasArts and Dark Horse Updates, Learn Gallifreyan and Doctor Who PSAs, and Disney Princesses in Star Wars

Happy Friday, all! I hope as you chow down on your salads and shish-kabob and whatever that thing is Johnson brought from home (tunafish and ham on a muffin, maybe?), that I might offer some geeky bits to chew on.

1. Kotaku Delves into LucasArts Final Months and EW Got Dark Horse All Wrong

This week, Kotaku went into amazing depth about the shutdown of LucasArts. They talk to various sources regarding the stages of the shutdown and the moods of employees (hint: not great) as this was all happening. Most surprisingly, is that they were able to obtain footage of what was to become Battlefront III. Unfortunately I can't embed it here, but you can check it out in the article. I've been trying not to get too down on Disney for making a business decision, but seeing all the vehicles and action that may never be is definitely tough.

Disney LucasArts
Apparently Battlefront III is being guarded by top men.
And it looks like Dark Horse Comics editor Randy Strandler is none too pleased with the article that Entertainment Weekly published on its website this week. On the Dark Horse message boards Randy wrote the following:
"Kinda pissed off right now. No, that's not true. I am furious at the Entertainment Weekly interviewer. Not only did he not run the interview by us as he agreed to, and not only is the story weeks late in going live, but now that it has, I can see it is full of inaccuracies, misquotes, misattributions, and backhanded assumptions."
You can see the full thread here, including more from Randy on "The Star Wars" comic.

2. Doctor Who PSAs ... And You Can Translate Them Into Gallifreyan!

The funny minds over at College Humor have created a number of familiar-looking PSAs for that must exist in the Doctor Who universe. Hit the link for all of them, but here are some of my absolute favorites:

Steven Moffat
It's going to be okay....really.

Doctor Who
Because your predecessor chose to Regenerate.

Doctor Who
Rose Did A Lot Better Than Carol.

Doctor Who
Contact Your Local Authorities...If You Can Remember.

Doctor Who
Yeah, I'm not even going to be able to sleep now.

And if you want to translate all those PSAs in to Gallifryean, the circular language of the Time Lords, Loren Sherman (BlackHatGuy on DeviantArt) has created an amazing tutorial and translator. It's a little more complicated than it looks, but a lot of fun!

3. Some Day My Sith Will Come: Disney Princesses as Jedi and Sith

Proving that good things can and will come of the Dinsey/Star Wars merger, Illustrator Ralph Sevelius has produced some stunning pieces of Snow White, Ariel, and Rapunzel wielding lightsabers and generally looking pretty badass. I hope there are more in this series in the future. 

Star Wars
Don't want to get that tangled in a curling iron!

Star Wars
"Your lightsabers will make a fine addition to my collection."

Star Wars
This is what Snow is turning into in Once Upon A Time (I hope!)

That's all for now! So swallow that sandwich, get back to work, and get ready for the weekend!



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