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Star Wars Trilogy MIT Musical

CmdrTaco posted more than 8 years ago | from the how-could-i-not-post-this dept.

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ArtieLange writes "The MIT Musical Theatre Group will be staging a musical version of the Star Wars Trilogy (Eps. IV through VI). There will be tap-dancing stormtroopers, singing Ewoks, etc." Apparently tickets are available if you're in the Boston area over the next week. Hopefully someone has the decency to stealth a digital camera in and post torrents before the premiere so it can be just like the features. There's no way it can be the worst Star Wars related thing out there (currently a tie between the Christmas Special and Episode I) even tho the music credits list Elton John and Andrew Loyd Webber along side John Williams.

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Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (2, Interesting)

Allen Zadr (767458) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001102)

First of all, John Williams has to have musical credit if they use ANY of the original Star Wars music, so that shouldn't be surprising. Which is to say, there's a chance that Williams didn't actually work on this piece, specifically.

However, Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber doesn't bode well for this production. We're talking the folks who brought us "Circle of Life", from Disney's "The Lion King".

I'm not sure all that feel-good music will work with Storm Troopers, and rebel star systems trying to escape Imperial rule.

Re:Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001217)

"I'm not sure all that feel-good music will work with Storm Troopers"

but tap dancing will?

Re:Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (1)

Allen Zadr (767458) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001250)

Some of their marching in the original movies came close to tapdancing anyway, so - it may not be "as" out of place.

Re:Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001279)

But it is good enough for those who produce it. Tap-dancing I doubt goes well with any gangster rap, Metallica, or any music you might come up with yourself. Stop being bias just becoz you do not like that kind of music. I.E. Don't like it, don't watch it.

Re:Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (1)

Funakoshi (925826) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001345)

I don't think that "Circle of Life" is a fair representation of Elton John's quality of work. You're talking about one of the best artists from the 70s here, not a guy who just happened to write a bad (horrible, terrible, putrid) tune for a Disney movie. There are much worse possible musicians that could potentially be involved (Hello, Britney? We're doing a musical Star Wars...)

As far as Andrew Lloyd Webber is concerned, Im not sure there are a heck of alot of people out there who haven't at least heard the title of one of his many hit shows.

Moreoever, if examples of non-feelgood music are needed, Im pretty sure you could check out something from Phantom of the Opera by Webber, or a song along the lines of "The Bitch is Back" by Elton John.

Re:Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (1)

forgetmenot (467513) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001350)

I'm not sure all that feel-good music will work with Storm Troopers, and rebel star systems trying to escape Imperial rule.

Unless its the sight and sound of storm troopers tap-dancing to showtunes that is fueling the rebellion.

Nooooooo! Make the stop!!!! DIE DIE DIE!

Re:Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001354)

With the right (wrong?) music, it could very well be the worst star-wars production ever, though that Jefferson Starship production was pretty bad (not to mention extended scenes of wookie pantomime). BTW: It's the Star Wars "Holiday Special," It was celebrating "Life Day" not Christmas. Also, you clearly haven't seen the ewok movies (Starcruiser woosh... starcruiser crash!) if you think that episode one is even in the running for the worst.

Re:Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (2, Informative)

MightyMait (787428) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001408)

Well, if we're giving John Williams credit, we might as well credit Antonin Dvorak as well. Folks say Williams borrowed [dvdfile.com] a lot from "The New World".

Of course, as an amateur musician, *I* have no problem with musical "borrowing" or referencing. All culture/science/etc. is built on what preceded it.

Re:Music Choice doesn't seem Right to Me. (1)

Magnusite (526038) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001478)

Actually, I don't believe any of these people will be writing new material for this. More likely, they're just giving credit for the songs they'll be using from past works. Like Mama Mia score by ABBA or Moving Out score by Billy Joel. Which believe me, we don't need any more of.

Having said that, I think the cantana music from Episode 4 was practically made for a tap dance act. And they could use that Elton John tune that says "it's a little bit funny... this feeling inside" when Luke first sees the hologram of Princess Leia.

Of course we find out in Episode 6 that it's actually a little bit sick...

Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal... (3, Insightful)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001104)

Hopefully someone has the decentsy to stealth a digital camera in and post torrents.

Being a subscriber, I sent an email to daddypants to try to get this corrected, but since I was ignored, I will deem it fine for me to rip.

Why on earth would someone need 'decency' to do something illegal like that? Why would you encourage your audience to commit crimes for your bemusment?
Instead, how about we say "Lets all hope they sell it in a video format for a cheap price or even free?" Maybe that will encourage them to share their play instead of us ripping it from them illegally?

And you wonder why the MPAA is all over torrents... this isn't helping.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001143)

Bravo! Couldn't have said it better myself.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (1)

Allen Zadr (767458) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001148)

Inciting criminal activity is, itself, a crime, no?

Fully agreed.

Especially being, as you note, MIT has a tendancy of making their stuff freely available in their time.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001178)

Bravo! I agree!

And the daddypants email is like the Loch Ness Monster...it's just a hoax.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (1)

courtarro (786894) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001299)

I can't believe you're not concerned about the chatspeak that's leaking into the editorial: "...even tho the music credits..." It's one thing to have the summary go unchecked, but I think CmdrTaco just regressed 10 years.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (2, Funny)

geeber (520231) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001310)

What you may fail to realize is that "decentsy" is comes from the old English phrase "docent-sty" which neans, roughly, "the pain of being taught a lesson." So I believe Taco was actually advocating against taking a camera into the play.

Either that, or he is just a crappy speller with a poor sense of humor.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (0)

voice_of_all_reason (926702) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001313)

You can't "steal" a play. There's no such thing as copyright on a performance. Physical objects, yes. Ideas/concepts, grudgingly yes. They could copyright the script, and maybe get away with "A method of dancing in tune to the music of Star Wars", but not the play. Said video would be the only example of the content in existence. Therefore, the pirate would technically be able to copyright it first.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001365)

Stuff it.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (1)

Woldry (928749) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001370)

Er ... IANAL, but I do a lot of theater. Performances are indeed copyrightable. What's more, most scripts and scores give permission for performance but expressly not for recording of the performance. To violate that provision is to violate the rights of the holder of the copyright to the script and score.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (5, Insightful)

SquadBoy (167263) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001426)

pkg_add sense_of_humour

Come on it was clearly a joke.

Re:Nice.... tell everyone to do something illegal. (3, Interesting)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001468)

After about 6 edits once it hit the front page, yes, it does hint that it may be a joke (still isn't very clear, imho). The first iterations, though, do not (the sentence was what I originally quoted).

From the fine article (5, Funny)

nizo (81281) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001121)

"Star Wars" with tap-dancing Storm Troopers!

This is just so wrong on so many levels. Then again now that I think about it, maybe adding tap dancing storm troopers to episode one would have improved it. My childhood destroyed you have!

Re:From the fine article (1)

Golias (176380) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001220)

There's no way it can be the worst Star Wars related thing out there (currently a tie between the Christmas Special and Episode I)

Those would be tied for second-worst. A distant second, at that.

The Christmas special amused small children and built anticipation for the next "real" Star Wars product. Episode I had the fight with Darth Maul. While neither had many other redeeming qualities, they at least had that much going for them.

"Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" was not only the worst Star Wars related thing ever made, it's one of the worst movies of all time, sci-fi or otherwise.

Re:From the fine article (1)

chromatic (9471) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001312)

That's a tough call. Episode II gets at least a point for not having an extended video game commercial in the middle (the interminable pod race), but it loses at least a point for having the worst Muppet ever to appear on screen. Even the all-digital Jar Jar was a better actor than Anakin Skywalker.

Then again, we're all lucky that Episode I's subtitle wasn't "There's always a bigger fish", just in case you didn't catch the foreshadowing a dozen other times in the movie. Let us neither speak of the subtlety of George Lucas nor the subtitle of the second movie again.

Re:From the fine article (1)

Golias (176380) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001437)

I didn't mind the pod race. It seemed to me like a (mostly failed) attempt of re-capturing the feel of the trench raid in Star Wars and the speeder bikes in Jedi.

That said, a small-aircraft race was done vastly better in the Japanese anime series "Last Exile." I believe the race in question appears around episode 5 or so, and is every bit the spectacle that Lucas wishes he made when he filmed the pod race.

Re:From the fine article (1)

AnonymousKev (754127) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001520)

Don't forget the giant tick-cows in Episode II. The hideous wooden scene with Anakin using his Jedi Powers to ride the back of a giant tick-cow. While Amadala looked on laughing just a little too hard -- as if she already knew he was evil.

I mean, I know this is science fantasy, but c'mon, look at the physics of those beasts. There's two tons of tick-cow butt hanging six meters in the air. All supported by six little legs. My brain. My brain.

Re:From the fine article (1)

hkgroove (791170) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001280)

At least it's not as wrong as the chemistry and dialogue between Christensen and Portman

Re:From the fine article... (1)

davidsyes (765062) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001368)

How about making those "tap dancing" storm troopers into "River Troops"? Yeh, River-Dancin' Stormtroopers with those tough boots of theirs they can probably tear up the dance floor something fierce.

A nice touch might be to put laser reflectors on their knees so that the light bounces all over the ceiling. Maybe the audience will need welders' googles or UV lenses or such to protect themselves from laser dazzling.... while Yoda yodles and Chewie chews...

Now, just mix Yoda with BlueMan. Wait, not, put Chewie with Blueman... When he's done eating them, they can be Capsicum Blue

camera? (4, Insightful)

sczimme (603413) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001123)


Hopefully someone has the decentsy to stealth a digital camera in and post torrents before the premiere so it can be just like the features.

How would this constitute 'decency'?

* puff of smoke * (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001125)

That was R2D2's Gaydar going up in flames

Re:* puff of smoke * (1)

Tibor the Hun (143056) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001325)

Ohh, you and your kind make me real mad, buddy.

You go around picking on little robots, too chickenshit to attack someone your own size.

Yeah, buddy I'm talking to you! Pick on some of the androids, or cyborgs or whatever else cracks your rocks. But leave the little guys alone.

R2D2 doesn't need a gaydar anyway. C3PO is the gay one.

Re:* puff of smoke * (1)

davidsyes (765062) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001518)

Seems to me that C3PO probably has a cloaked Gaydar... So did Kit from Knight Rider...

Now, if only they cross Twikky (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) and R2D2...

This actually sounds like a decent idea to me. (1)

Senes (928228) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001136)

Could it possibly have something to do with the fact that it's done by MIT and not Lucas?

That's easy! (5, Funny)

ZeroExistenZ (721849) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001139)

Hopefully someone has the decentsy to stealth a digital camera in

$sys$Camera

Explanation for those who didn't get it: (1)

rdoger6424 (879843) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001395)

Sony has been under recent controversy about a rootkit (A form of Spyware/Trojan horses) that hides all files from windows that start with $sys$. Mac and Linux users are not affected by this.

Elton John....??? (2, Funny)

ltwally (313043) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001146)

"...the music credits list Elton John and Andrew Loyd Webber along side John Williams..."
Ok, I can see Andrew Lloyd Webber... he's a well known theatre guy with plenty of musicals under his belt. But... Elton John? What, is he going to sing Rocket Man during space scenes or something?

Re:Elton John....??? (2, Funny)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001188)

What, is he going to sing Rocket Man during space scenes or something?

Don't be silly. He's planning to sing, "The Circle of Force" (...and it moves us aaaaaalllllll). :-P

Re:Elton John....??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001228)

Exactly, they have teamed up before.

Re:Elton John....??? (1)

Woldry (928749) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001414)

Elton John also has several musicals under his belt, most notably the stage version of The Lion King and the modernization of the opera Aida.

Slashdot: The Musical (4)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001156)

Is it just me, or is Slashdot reporting on an increasing number of musicals? Combined with Taco's urging to do something illegal, I have to wonder if the editors are really getting into this stuff.

Then again, a lot of musicals are targetting more "geekish" plays such as "The Last Starfighter", so maybe it's just a cooincidence. Then again...

When do get to go see Slashdot: The Musical? Make sure there are plenty of trolls attacking insightful posters, guys with horns and flamethrowers, and let's not forget the ever important stage plateaus of being modded up!

Re:Slashdot: The Musical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001238)

A Natalie Portman and/or Goatse guy cameo would be great, but how would you include other essentials like the GNAA and Page-widening posts?

Re:Slashdot: The Musical (1)

Viper Daimao (911947) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001307)

Slashdot: on Broadway? Sweet, and if you miss it, just wait 2 nights for the dupe!

Re:Slashdot: The Musical (1)

bdcrazy (817679) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001539)

The MIT Musical Theatre Group, playing dupes every night!*

(* everynight except the opener, we apologize for those who must see it first without a dupe.)

Re:Slashdot Medley (4, Funny)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001315)

Hit it maestro!

Dupe dupity, dupe dupity, dupe dupe, dupe-e

This slashdot story is familar to me!

[tempo change]

I've got a wish thats bona fide

I want Natalie Portman petrafied

Petrafied and covered in hot grits!

Grits grits grits

from her elbows to her tits

Grits grits grits

I swear to God, you insensitive clod

I'm begging on my knees for a Beowulf cluster of these

HOT GRITS!

[tempo change]

In Soviet Russia....
[grandiose piano]
In Soviet Russia...
[grandiose piano]
Yakov says its opposite
I don't understand it
In Soviet Russia
MUSICAL...
SINGS...
YOU!

Cha cha ha!

Re:Slashdot Medley (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001336)

* At the end of the number, a man jumps out on stage.

"Why, you must be new here!"

Re:Slashdot Medley (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001440)

* At the end of the number, a man jumps out on stage.

"Why, you must be new here!"

And then a guy in the audience [slashdot.org] jumps up and shouts "No! I'm New Here!"

Whoa! (4, Funny)

fizban (58094) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001159)

decentsy

Worst. Speller. Ever.

Re:Whoa! (1)

selfish (230525) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001281)

I guess if he's spelling in the style of Gollum, and all of his references to "tricksy" Hobbitses, he'd be spot on. :-D

Re:Whoa! (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001311)

Maybe he was trying to imply some poor slob (i.e. without a penny) would sneak in with a digital camera?

Re:Whoa! (1)

freeweed (309734) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001472)

Yeah, this ranks as one of the worst posts ever, and this is AFTER it's been edited and cleaned up in the past few minutes:

The MIT Musical Theatre Group will be staging a musical version of the Star Wars Trilogy (Eps. IV through VI). There will be tap-dancing stormtroopers, singing Ewoks, etc." Apparently tickets are available if you're in the Boston area over the next week. Hopefully someone has the decency to stealth a digital camera in and post torrents before the premiere so it can be just like the features. There's no way it can be the worst Star Wars related thing out there (currently a tie between the Christmas Special and Episode I) even tho the music credits list Elton John and Andrew Loyd Webber along side John Williams.

It's funnier than most, because it's been edited since originally going up, and still reads like Daniel Cook wrote it.

dear lunix usersss (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001174)

hey lunix faggats. dont forget to clean the cobwebs from your dicks when you have sex for the first time (with a dog that is).

Blurb quality (2, Funny)

dbolger (161340) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001187)

Hopefully someone has the decentsy to stealth a digital camera in.

You know, that blurb is of such high quality, I'm just surprised it doesn't have a distorted aspect ratio and random numbers scrolling across the top.

Obligatory Simpsons... (3, Funny)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001204)

[Sung to the tune of "Luck be a Lady Tonight" from Guys and Dolls]

Luke be a Jedi, to-night!

Re:Obligatory Simpsons... (1)

davidsyes (765062) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001469)

Speaking of which... I saw a commercial recently where Mark Hamill was on a panel. For a second I thought, "God, he looks like Gill Bates" and then realized he was Luke out of costume and a few decades forward in the time line...

I wonder if he'd play in a movie about Disturabance in the 5MG Force: The Man/Myth/Malevolent/Megalomaniac Geek? (Or, maybe it could be called "Disturbance: 5MG")

OTOH, R2D2 can probably do a Cartman and be bombed into thinking he's a streetwalker and wakes up with a sore posterior annular confinement port (or, is his/its an anterior access port?)

May the FARCE be WITH you...

Re:Obligatory Simpsons... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001543)

Hey, pal. That's my headshot up there next to the pepper steak, and don't you forget it.

I went to this last year (or was it before?...) (2, Informative)

fdicostanzo (14394) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001210)

If its not the same thing, it was something similar. It was a lot of fun and I highly recommend attending.

Re:I went to this last year (or was it before?...) (1)

Se7enLC (714730) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001265)

It is based on last years show (January), but will encompass all of episodes 4, 5, and 6.

It's spelt dysentery (0)

GillBates0 (664202) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001212)

Hopefully someone has the decentsy to stealth a digital camera in and post torrents before the premiere.

dysentery.

as in "The guy in the seat in front of me with the digital camera appeared to have dysentery and stealthily expelled torrents of foul smelling flatulence right into my face."

C3P0 in Tights? (1)

mister_llah (891540) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001231)

I am reminded greatly of "Planet of the Apes: The Musical" ...

However, all it will take is one bass solo from Darth and I'll throw away all my misgivings.

Re:C3P0 in Tights? (1)

Eccles (932) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001535)

I was thinking more along the lines of
"Springtime for Sith Lords and Vader, the Empire is happy and gay!"

Anyone want to complete the filk?

MIT?! (4, Funny)

richdun (672214) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001234)

A Star Wars musical and a study on tin foil hats. Why do I keep seeing a major technological university jumping a shark in my head?

Shouldn't You (MIT) Kids Be in Class? (4, Funny)

nekoniku (183821) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001241)

First the Foil Hat Study and now this. Sheesh!

Re:Shouldn't You (MIT) Kids Be in Class? (3, Funny)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001422)

No kidding, between this and seeing all the tremendously elaborate pranks in NightWork [amazon.com] , I'm starting to think that the greatest prank that MIT ever pulled was convincing the world that they have actual classes going on.

How little will it include? (1)

LoverOfJoy (820058) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001242)

A musical covering 3 episodes? Either it's really long or it only barely covers the highlights.

Re:How little will it include? (2, Interesting)

Se7enLC (714730) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001289)

How much ground did the first 3 movies really cover? You can condense an awful lot into a few well-worded songs...

DECENT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001272)

I have the decentsy to actually know how to spell decency. Fucking Slash-dotheads.

Old website with video from an earlier version (2, Interesting)

CuriousKangaroo (543170) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001298)

There was a website a few years ago from a group of students who did a musical version of the original Star Wars in high school. They had online video and audio clips and it looked pretty funny/good. It was also based on rewriting the lyrics for songs from existing musicals (e.g. Andrew Lloyd Weber, etc).

It was performed May 24 and 25 (in 1996) at the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Performing Arts Center in Rolling Hills, California. Book and Lyrics by Kevin Bayuk, Garrin Hajeian, and John Zuckerman.

I still have an archived copy of the site, including media files.

Here's the wayback machine link: http://web.archive.org/web/19990218201534/newdream .net/StarWars/ [archive.org] .

I'm assuming this new version is unrelated.

Re:Old website with video from an earlier version (1)

CuriousKangaroo (543170) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001376)

A bit of Googling and I found the lyrics (to this older version)!

http://libretto.musicals.ru/text.php?textid=324&la nguage=1 [musicals.ru]

MOD PARENT UP (1)

CoffeeJedi (90936) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001412)

cool thanks! I remember that site from way back, too bad the wayback machine doesn't have anything past the first page.

I think using the song tunes and changing the lyrics might fall under parody laws, so they didnt have to pay royalties. Who knows, maybe one of the kids who helped write that musical simply brought it with him to college and they're performing the same show.

Question... (1)

MightyMait (787428) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001301)

So, in this production, does Han shoot first?

Also, will they be re-staging the production every few years as stage effects technology improves?

I guess they beat Lucas to the 3-D version of Star Wars [yahoo.com] !!!

Re:Question... (1)

eggoeater (704775) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001374)

So, in this production, does Han shoot first?


Wow...they should devote an entire song about that!

(music)
HAN: I shot first... I'm a bad bad dude.... I shot first.
(other characters in saloon singing back up)
He shot first,shot first... He shot first, shot first...
etc


Re:Question... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001487)

Of course! (I worked on last year's Ep. 4 version.)

Kill me now... (1)

UberHoser (868520) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001304)

Please... ok hell just froze over, I see pigs flying and my ex just walked in.. Wht is next, the musical version of Ishtar ??????

News for Nerds indeed... (5, Funny)

joetheappleguy (865543) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001326)

This "event" has the destructive potential of 10 Megdorks. (The first GenCon had an effect of 8.5 Megadorks) - Only a Linucon or a Furvert convention is deadlier.

Both girls tentatively scheduled to attend refused comment.

Lord Vader will NOT be pleased! (1)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001353)

The Empire will not be ridiculed or parodied by any being in any galaxy. This is a disgrace to the Sith and all it stands for.
This must be some kind of Rebel plot to besmirch the Empire.

The Death Star III will soon be positioned in the Earth's solar system and it will not be 'set to stun.'

Give credit where credit is due... (0, Flamebait)

JonLatane (750195) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001357)

I can understand anyone's reservations about Elton John being involved in this. He's definitely past his prime when it comes to writing music. But Andrew Lloyd Webber? This guy wrote the music for Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and many many others. The man's a freaking genius.

Already have my tickets. (1)

Firewalk (725187) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001364)

Oddly enough, I already have tickets for this. Several close friends are directly involved with the project and we're flying up to see it Saturday night.

MIT's on a roll (1)

OriginalCaptHero (929268) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001405)

What's up with MIT? First they release a study about the effects of tin foil hats on government signals, and now they are making a production with Darth Vader singing. ...maybe it's something in the water....

Star Wars Macbeth. (1)

Loether (769074) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001432)

In high school I was part of production of Macbeth set to a Star Wars theme. We had plastic light sabers and a storm trooper with a white bike helmet and cardboard armor.

I had one line. "Thou liest, thou shag-ear'd villain!" then I got a light saber to the ribs.

A tie? (1)

Idontpostmuch (918650) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001460)

A tie between Episode 1 and episode 4.5?

In my mind, there is no tie. Jar jar sucked, but.... Life day? Bea Arthur? Jefferson Starship?

the worst Star Wars related thing out there (1)

mah! (121197) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001466)

the worst Star Wars related thing out there (currently a tie between the Christmas Special and Episode I)

more like a tie between either one of Ep.I - Ep.II - Ep.III ...

How is this different? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14001475)

singing Ewoks

So basically, no changes were necessary to the ROTJ portion.

Episode 1 Trashing (1)

l33td00d42 (873726) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001483)

I don't care what you guys think. I liked Episode 1--much more than episode 2 and about the same as episode 3. So far, Phantom Menace is the only one I own.

Jar-jar doesn't bother me and Padme is HOT.

The worst? (1)

Yirimyah (884895) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001525)

"There's no way it can be the worst Star Wars related thing out there (currently a tie between the Christmas Special and Episode I)" Someone hasn't ever had to read the Star Wars books by R.A. Salvatore.

Why the Ep.1 HAET? (1)

Norfair (845108) | more than 8 years ago | (#14001556)

I mean, yeah, it had Jar-Jar, but come on, Neeson kept some of the old SW spirit. Shame, Lucas being Lucas, he just had to go and kill off the best character in the prequel trilogy.
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