Want To Be In Star Wars VII, Enter This Contest


As you know, Star Wars is being made again after Disney bought Lucasfilm.  And if you are a diehard geek or nerd and are wondering how you could appear in Star Wars: Episode VII, I have some news for you!  Director J.J. Abrams announced a new contest where a lucky person will actually appear in the new Star Wars movie!  That’s right, if you win the contest, you will be flown to the movie set, and you can brag to all of your friends that you appeared in a popular movie that is going to rock the box office in December 2015.  Here is J.J. Abrams speaking about this contest and where the money is going too.

For every $10 you donate to the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative, which is benefiting UNICEF, you get one entry into the contest where one lucky person will be flown to London and go to Pinewood Studios, meet the cast, tour the set, see the behind the scenes action, but more importantly, you will be put into hair and makeup, and they will shoot a movie scene with you in it!  So, what is the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative?  The initiative aims to find creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.  It’s first goal is to raise $1 million for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs.

Some of the life-changing projects includes portable, solar-powered learning kits being built in China, Uganda, and Burundi to ensure underprivileged children in these countries have access to relevant, high-quality educational materials.  Mobile phone application developed in South Sudan and Uganda, and used in the Philippines, that helps reunite children with their families after an emergency.  A text messaging solution in Zambia that helps families receive infant medical test results from clinics, in half the time, through mobile phones, and more!  The best part, the more you donate, the better rewards you can get, other than having extra enteries to be in the movie!

Some of the rewards includes a thank you card from J.J Abrams for $40, a limited edition t-shirt for $100, a limited edition film still for $1000, and a private screening of the new Star Wars movie for $50,000.  All funds raised will go towards charity, and if you a Star Wars fan, what are you waiting for?   The contest closes on July 18th, you would want to have the chance to travel to a galaxy far, far away, don’t you?  The more you give to the cause, the more entries you get, the better your chances are of winning!

See the details, enter the contest, and donate at:  http://www.omaze.com/experiences/starwars-episode-vii

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Happy Star Wars Day! 2014


In case you have lived under a rock. Today was Star Wars Day!  May be 4th be with you! Star Wars Day has become a celebration of Star Wars and all things George Lucas. Yes, this holiday has gotten bigger each year since it became mainstreamed!  Thanks to Disney, they released the trailer to the upcoming animated show Star Wars: Rebels that will air on DisneyXD later this year.  Enjoy!

Next, you have to see this video from the YouTube channel Action Movie Kid, where the father does some pretty cool animations featuring his son, enjoy their Star Wars Day video!

Next, NASA did a special Star Wars Day video featuring flight engineer Rick Mastracchio delivering a special message from the International Space Station, with a few technical issues along the way.

Next, the YouTube channel 5facts gives all Star Wars fans 30 things they did not know about the franchise, these are some interesting facts!

College Humor gave all of us a parody Star Wars video where they held auditions for the Cantina Band.

And the YouTube channel YouTube Nation actually found someone who has seen Star Wars parodies online, but has not seen the Star Wars movies, really?

This year, more companies celebrated all things Star Wars.  Below are some of my favorite Star Wars Day tweets!

At the end, I hope you enjoyed Star Wars Day, May the force be with you!

Learn more about Star Wars Day at: http://maythe4th.starwars.com/

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The Evening Post: We Are From Tatooine / Do You Wanna Get A Beer Man

Geek Alabama Evening Post

First, the day 2 Winter Paralympic medal count.  Russia has a commanding lead with 20 medals.


Tonight, how about two parody music videos from songs in the movies?  The first video from the YouTube channel SW Fans Tunisia features Star Wars fans from Tunisia dressing up in their favorite characters and parodying the song “Happy” from Pharrell Williams.  The second video from the YouTube channel Tommy Chuang parodies the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from Disney’s Frozen.  These are both great videos, enjoy!

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The Evening Post: Stormtrooper Secrets / Nick Santonastasso Zombie Prank

Geek Alabama Evening Post

On this Evening Post, I am featuring two videos for you Star Wars and Walking Dead fans!  The first video from the YouTube channel ScottDW features storm troopers from Star Wars showing off their best moves!  These storm troopers can dance!  The second video from Nick Santonastasso features him in zombie makeup and scaring Norman Reedus while promoting The Walking Dead in Tokyo.  Yep, even Norman Reedus can be scared!  Enjoy both videos!


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The Mythbusters Star Wars Special Airs This Saturday


Mythbusters is about to premiere the 11th season this Saturday night, and here are some interesting statistics.  Over the past 11 years, the team has tested 925 myths, filmed over 7600 hours, created 840 explosions and used 53,100 yards of duct tape.  That is a lot of work!  This Saturday at 8 pm Eastern/Pacific, 7 pm Central, Hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, along with Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, and special guest star Sophia Bush from NBC’s Chicago PD, will test several popular myths from the Star Wars movies!

Could Luke really have swung across a huge chasm on the end of a rope while holding Princess Leia and trying to escape Stormtroopers?  Could Hans’ ingenuity of stuffing Luke inside a Tauntaun have saved him from the bitterly cold and deadly elements of Hoth?  And could the primitive weapons of the Ewoks realistically take down some of Darth Vader’s most sophisticated weapons?  These are the myths that will be put to the test in the Star Wars special!


As you know, a new Star Wars film is coming out in December 2015.  And a new animated series called Star Wars: Detours will premiere on Disney Channel, then on Disney XD hopefully in 2014!  The Mythbusters Star Wars special will be the first big Star Wars TV special to build up some hype into the Star Wars franchise!  But the Star Wars special is not the only big thing happening on Mythbusters this season.

Some myths that will be tested includes Moonshine myths from the Discovery show Moonshiners.  First, Adam and Jamie take on the myth of the Exploding Still. Supposedly a leaking still caused a house to blow up when a match ignited the fumes.  But could this really be possible?  The next Moonshiner story goes that not only can you run a car on moonshine but supposedly you can make it go faster than a car on gasoline. To put this to the ultimate test, Kari, Tory and Grant make their own moonshine and then take a bunch of cars for a spin.


Also, there will be an episode dedicated to traffic myths.  The team will test myths to cut journey times, avoid traffic jams and get home the fastest way.   What really causes the dreaded shockwave traffic jams?  Can it be something as simple as a slight tap on the brakes?  And which traffic tactic gets you to your destination the fastest: patiently staying in one lane in heavy traffic, or doing some fancy lane changing all the way home?  Since I am a road geek, I will enjoy this episode!


New episodes of Mythbusters will air on Discovery Channel on Saturday nights at 8 pm Eastern/Pacific, 7 pm Central.  I don’t get why Discovery choose to air Mythbusters on Saturday nights since it’s a night many people are not home, but I guess it’s why the DVR was invented.  So if you are not going to be home, why not DVR Mythbusters, you will not regret it!

Learn more about Mythbusters at: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters  Follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters and on Twitter @Mythbusters