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Star Wars not to be released in 3D…Yet

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Star Wars’ Journey to theaters in 3D, put on hold.

star wars x wing fleet

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, or maybe just Hollywood a few days ago, there were rumblings of releasing the original classic Star Wars Trilogy in 3D.  Those plans however have been scrapped, for the time being.

With Writer/Director J.J. Abrams officially taking helm over the new Star Wars movies, Disney (remember, Disney owns Lucasfilm now) released a statement saying, “”Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans.” Disney also stated, “We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date.”

So, unfortunately it’s going to be some time before you feel like reaching out to hug an Ewok or dodging a laser blast from an AT-AT Walker.  A bit of a disappointment for Star Wars aficionados everywhere, but the thought of new Star Wars movies being created helmed by a new voice and vision, softens the blow.

For now, look foward to a new Star Wars: Episode VII, which is still tentatively scheduled for a possible release in 2015.

Some of the most recognizable designs start with complex sketches

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Wired.com goes over some of the most iconic and their earliest sketches to help turn them into a reality.  It definitely puts into perspective what some of the newest technologies look like under the hood.  Below you will see an early sketch of the iRobot Rooma Robo Vacuum.  Under that, well, it’s a little wink to sci-fi fans out there.

Roomba Vacuum 

At-At Walker from Star Wars

It’s impressive to see the technical details involved when creating a new design, even if it is just for a movie like the At-At Walker.  Check out some more early designs at Wired.com.  What would you like to see the early designs of?