'Star Wars' Producer Blasts 'Star Wars' Myths
Pop quiz: If Star Wars had won the 1977 Best Picture Oscar for which it was nominated, who would have bounded onto the stage to accept the award? Not director George Lucas, but a man four years his senior: independent film producer Gary Kurtz.
Kurtz was also the producer of the next movie in the series, the even more highly-regarded Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner. But Kurtz and Lucas parted ways late into the production of Empire, under circumstances that have been shrouded in mystery — and Kurtz's role in the foundation of the Star Wars franchise has been debated by fans ever since.
Oh, and fans of the rival franchise, Star Trek — get ready for a pleasant surprise.
Rey to be added to Star Wars Monopoly after pressure from fans
A US toy company says it will add Rey to Star Wars Monopoly after pressure from fans.
Hasbro left the character out of the game, released in September, saying it didn't want to spoil The Force Awakens.
#WheresRey has been trending on Twitter since last year after fans noticed Daisy Ridley's character wasn't one of the tokens in the latest version of Star Wars Monopoly.
Hasbro revealed the change to the game in a tweet to several fans.
Spirits Of Death In A Sea Of Trees - Japan's Suicide Forest
Aokigahara (青木ヶ原), also known as the Sea of Trees (樹海) or Jukai, is a 14 square mile forest that lies at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Due to the wind-blocking density of the trees and an absence of wildlife, the forest is known for being exceptionally quiet and for the thickness of its trees. It is a twisting network of woody vines, and has a dangerous unevenness of the forest floor. It is rocky, cold, and littered with over 200 underground caves you could fall into accidentally. The forest is full of paradox and contrast. Its historic association with demons in Japanese mythology has long made it a popular place for suicides.
Japan has more than 30,000 suicides a year for over 14 years— one of the highest rates among industrialized nations. On average, someone in Japan dies by his own hand every 15 minutes, usually a man. The Aokigahara Forest is the most common place to commit suicide in Japan, and it is widely thought to be the second most likely site in the world, after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
The reasons are complex.
In 1960, Seicho Matsumoto wrote a popular novel called ” Nami no Tō” or “Tower of Wave,” in which a couple commits suicide in Aokigahara Forest. These woods are described as the “perfect place to die” by the author Wataru Tsurumi in the book, “Kanzen Jisatsu Manyuaru “or “The Complete Manual of Suicide.” His best seller has been found next to many bodies in the woods with hanging undoubtedly being the most common method of suicide used in the forest. In addition, Mount Fuji is a revered and sacred site in Japan.
Shin Gojira - New Rumors from Sites Stating TOHO's New Godzilla Has 3 Distinct Suits Are Not True
As the rumors and speculations begin to fly off the handles, some sites stipulating hypothesis which have never being stated by anyone close to TOHO's "Shin Gojira" production are untrue. Since the release of private leaked images on the new incarnation of directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi's nightmare Godzilla, many sites have begun posting articles assuming that the new Godzilla is a creature which is regenerating itself and the images supposedly show the stages of this happening in the different leaked images.
This is just a total ball of crap, you can find plenty of legit news articles on what has been officially released by TOHO and none of them contain this fact. One source that you can take to the bank, has released plenty of great information on the progress of TOHO's new Godzilla is August Ragone's blog The Good, The bad and The Godzilla and others like Toho Kingdom and not to toot our own whistle Universe Geek. Just like the many good sites that give you great info, other sites are trying to create unofficial information and supposed insider, secret agent like, for you eyes only, majestic 12 level garbage.
‘Ghost On Horseback’ Captured In Chilling Graveyard Photo
Um...Maybe I need glasses, but I don't see a gosh darn thing! - Ken
Where are you most likely to see a ghost? In a graveyard, of course.
But not many graveyards have ghosts riding horses.
Yet try telling that to amateur photographer Richard Durham, who captured a spectre on horseback in a snap he took at Weedon Bec cemetery in Daventry, Northamptonshire on New Year’s Day.
The 45-year-old gardener from nearby Boothville was testing out his new camera at about 9am when he took the picture of what appears to be a ghostly figure on top of a ghostly steed among some headstones.
A Brief History Of 'Robotech'
The decision to create 'Robotech' came from Carl Macek who was disappointed at the crude alterations made to Gatchaman in the creation of Battle of the Planets. He wanted to import an anime series of his own and have it faithfully translated for the Western market. However, the best series he could obtain, Chôjikû yôsai Macross, had only 36 episodes, which was far too few for the standard 65-episode syndication package that the North American TV market demanded. To fix that problem, Macek decided to acquire two similarly-themed series, Chôjikû kidan Sazan Kurosu and Genesis Climber Mospeada. He then connected the series as a grand epic of succeeding generations of characters in the series that are forced to fight three successive wars over an alien energy source called Protoculture that the enemy is desperate to capture.
The series left viewers hanging with an unresolved ending that was not continued until the release of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles over 20 years later.
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