Links Away: Star Wars Gets a 'First Class' Makeover

Maybe if the second Star Wars trilogy had been framed the same way as X Men: First Class, it would have sucked less. But probably not.

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A Makeover, Yoda Got, For 'The Phantom Menace' Blu-Ray

George Lucas couldn't just leave it alone. Despite claims that they wouldn't f*ck around and add anything to the new Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Blu-Ray, George Lucas just couldn't resist giving Yoda a little work. However, in this case, LucasFilm has improved upon the original version. In the clip above you'll see the crappy Yoda puppet used initially has been swapped out for CG Yoda. Looks much better and allows more consistency throughout the prequels. Now, if only they'd do something about the Mars Guo puppet that crashes and burns around the 4:33 mark in the video below. What is that thing? rubber chicken with a belt across its eyes?? (via /Film)


'Star Wars: Episode VII' Trailer Also Gets The 'Spaceballs' Treatment

The Schwartz Awakens? Word on the geek street is that the new Star Wars: Episode VII trailer is set to become the most-viewed movie trailer of all time. No surprise there; it's Star Wars. It should also be no surprise that the trailer is being recut, effed-with, and parodied in just about every way imaginable. And this time, it's Filmgeekery doing Spaceballs, the Mel Brooks parody of the original three Star Wars installments. The trailer is really just Spaceballs set to the sounds and dialogue of the new film. And if you don't like this, you're a joyless monster.