Empire Strikes Back glow-in-the-dark paint sets. -TL
Shut up and take my money.
Pop culture nonsense on the Internet from writer Chris Cummins
JEDI MASTER YODA: He was alive and full of magic in The Empire Strikes Back. I instantly fell in love and revered the character. His appearance in Return of the Jedi was lack-luster as he was pretty much written out. Then in the prequels, Yoda was turned into an annoying little green douche who I wished would die- even though I knew he would survive anyway. I guess what I’m saying is, I don’t want a (as rumored) stand-alone Yoda film. Meanwhile, please enjoy this wonderful shot from the making of Empire.
Right on, Chris!
Watch as Siskel and Ebert face off against a grumpy critic (John Simon) who doesn’t understand the magic of Star Wars in this 1983 Nightline clip.
Especially noteworthy about this is Ebert’s prophetic remarks about how Star Wars movies are the type of films Disney should be making.
Everyone remembers how much fun it was when Siskel and Ebert went off on each other. But as this clip proves, they were an even more powerful, um, force when they agreed. There’s nothing that isn’t wonderful about this. Enjoy.
1980 :: Empire Strikes Back ice-block wrapper.
This would be the perfect treat for a hot day like today.