[Via Graph Jam]
Malgusto has published 40 rare, incredible photos from the making of the original Star Wars movies. I’m a geek, yet even I haven’t seen these images before. Some are funny (Kenny Baker in Vader’s helmet is pretty great), some are sweet and some…well, let’s just say we see why Lando was taken with Leia.
It’s an impressive collection. Check them out.
Michael J. Fox appeared on Late Night with David Letterman last night to reveal the details and show off the shoes in person. The short of it: 1,500 will be auctioned off, and proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. It gets better: Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, will match all funds raised between now and December 31, 2012, up to $50 million.
The shoes are nearly identical to those worn by Fox’s character in the movie, and represent the “…first pair of rechargeable sneakers from Nike.” There is a bit of bad news, however. Contrary to initial reports, the real-life Air Mags do not lace themselves. According to the promo video above, we’ll have to wait “…until 2015″ for that.
As for the auction, it has already begun. The first batch of shoes were released on Sept. 8, at 11:30 p.m. EDT. Nike will auction off 150 shoes per day for 10 days. As of this writing, prices are very high; the “cheapest” I’ve found was around $4,000. It looks like serious collectors will grab most of the Air Mags. Of course, it’s for a very worthy cause.
To keep the 80′s theme going, I’ll quote Ferris Bueller: “If you have the means, do pick one up.” It’s just about the coolest 80′s collectable you’re going to find and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is a deserving cause. Good luck!
You’ll find lots of photos and an additional video after the break.
To celebrate Star Trek’s 45th anniversary, Darla at Bakingdom has created the best-looking Star Trek cookies we’ve ever seen. Heck, these are the best-looking COOKIES we’ve ever seen. Just look at McCoy’s smarmy expression.*
For a step-by-step gallery of the process as well as close-up shots of each cookie, visit Bakingdom.
Well done, Darla.
*That’s the first I’ve ever described a cookie as “smarmy.”
I was prepared to make fun of this, but damn. I can’t.
A “learning bike” is a pedal-free variation that’s typically a child’s first two-wheeler. Many kids have one, but not like this.
The Tron-inspired Light Cycle learning bike by Ryan Callahan, an industrial designer at Trek, is freaking phenomenal and makes me wish I was a 4-year-old again, kicking my way through the slate sidewalks of Scranton, PA on the sweetest little trike anyone has ever seen.
These types of promotions make me feel good, awkward and sad, all at the same time. Years ago, a contest was held to promote The Empire Strikes Back. An adorable 8-year-old won, and his prize was to “visit” Luke Skywalker himself on Dagobah. They had a picnic, met R2, used words like “hyperspace” and engaged in other Star Wars-y things.
On one hand, there’s little Daniel. The kid is clearly wide-eyed while talking to Luke himself. How exciting! It’s impossible not to feel his anxious glee. At the same time, he’s nearly at a loss for words and poor Mark Hammil must fight for every mono-syllabic response he receives.
Ah, Mark. You know the guy would rather be home, rolling in his pile of Star Wars cash. Yet he’s got to film this soul-crushing promo.
Finally, did Chewie imply that the eats little girls?
Enjoy this sweet and creepy piece of Star Wars history.
[Via Ain't It Cool News]