December 16, 2008


Jonah at NRO tips us to this one: Star Wars: The Musical.

Oh for the freaking love of God. George "I will milk this one story for ALL that it's worth" Lucas has actually gone farther than I would have ever expected with this franchise.

A musical? A flogging MUSICAL???

And what kind of compromising photos of John Williams must Lucas have? The composer is complicit in this crap!

The production, which condenses more than 13 hours of film into 90 minutes, will be more like a classical music concert performed in front of a cinema screen, 27m (90ft) wide.

The audience at the 17,000-seat O2 Arena in southeast London will watch key scenes from the film as 86 musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play extracts from John Williams’s score.

The composer has reworked the music for the show, which will take place on April 10. Other shows may follow, depending on demand.

Another Planet, the company that is producing the show, said that the biggest challenge faced by Lucasfilm was condensing the footage so that the story remained intelligible.

Lucas can't even make "The Phantom Menace" intelligible and he expects people to follow the whole story into 90 MINUTES?!?

I took my kid to see "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and had to endure that monstrosity. But apparently, this clusterf*&% even has Jar-Jar Binks in it!!

Is there no end to this madness?

YIPS! from Robbo: Welcome Ace Nation! (Feel free to poke around as long as you're over here.) And thankee to Russ for the plug.

It seems to me that whatever else, a show like this positively must include a ballad to Natalie Portman's abs if it expects to stand a chance.

Yip! Yip! Yip!

Posted by Gary at December 16, 2008 12:41 PM | TrackBack

OK everyone, sing it with me now:

"Springtime...for Vaaaaaader...and Palpatine!"

"Don't be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Darkside Party!"

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at December 16, 2008 01:25 PM

I hate every chimp I see...

From Chimpan-A to ChimpanZee....

Posted by: Troy McClure at December 16, 2008 01:54 PM

May I take your helmets, your lightsabers, and your Sith armbands?

Posted by: HeartbreakRidge at December 16, 2008 01:55 PM

I tell you son,
You will never see
A wretched hive
of scum and villany
like dusty, rusty
Mos Eisleeeeey!

Posted by: Eric J at December 16, 2008 02:08 PM

Star Wars. Nothing but Star Wars
Give me those Star Wars

Posted by: Nick Winters at December 16, 2008 02:49 PM

just visiting

umm.. you guys got any nekkid pictures of princess leia?

just kidding

call me K?

Posted by: heavy breather at December 16, 2008 02:49 PM

Kill the Jedi ♫
Kill the Jedi ♬♪♫♪

Posted by: Ed Flinn at December 16, 2008 04:02 PM

Where is my g--damn Deathstar?

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