Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Originally, I wanted to run this showcase on or just before the anniversary of the "Star Wars" premiere.  But with my fading memory, I completely forgot.  I'd fire the Toobworld Central manager if there were more than just me working here......


'The O.C.'
"The O.Sea"

Seth and Zach squabble over who should take Summer to the prom and who will meet George Lucas for dinner over the publishing of the graphic novel. (IMDb)  

Lucas makes Seth realize that there is more to life than his geeky pursuits.

From Wikipedia:
George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm Limited and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise "Star Wars" and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry's most successful filmmakers financially.

Charles Lippincott was hired by Lucas's production company, Lucasfilm Ltd., as marketing director for "Star Wars". As 20th Century Fox gave little support for marketing beyond licensing T-shirts and posters, Lippincott was forced to look elsewhere. He secured deals with Marvel Comics for a comic book adaptation and with Del Rey Books for a novelization. A fan of science fiction, he used his contacts to promote the film at the San Diego Comic-Con and elsewhere within fandom. Worried that "Star Wars" would be beaten out by other summer films, such as "Smokey and the Bandit", 20th Century Fox moved the release date to the Wednesday before Memorial Day: May 25, 1977. However, fewer than forty theaters ordered the film to be shown. In response, 20th Century Fox demanded that theaters order Star Wars if they wanted an eagerly anticipated film based on a best-selling novel titled "The Other Side of Midnight".

And who remembers that movie today?


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