LucasFilm and Dark Horse Announce THE STAR WARS!

It’s no April Fools’ prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

I’m not sure where I first read about The Star Wars—it was years and years ago—but the idea of Luke Skywalker being an older Jedi General, and Han Solo being a six-foot-tall lizard, turned my Star Wars fan brain on its side,” said longtime Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. “I always assumed this would be one of those stories that would be ‘lost to history,’ so getting to work on bringing it to life is kinda like a dream come true.”

“While researching in the Lucasfilm Archives I’ve found many treasures—but one which truly astounded me was George’s rough draft for The Star Wars. His first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read—mind blowing,” said writer J.W. Rinzler. “While working with George on another book project, I once asked if we could adapt his rough draft. He was hesitant. Years later, with Dark Horse’s invaluable help, we showed him a few drawn and colored pages of what it might look like. He gave us the okay.”

via LucasFilm and Dark Horse Announce THE STAR WARS!.

‘Star Trek’ Phaser Rifle

phaserRemember that Phaser rifle that Captain Kirk used in the episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before” from the original Star Trek. The episode was the second pilot that Gene Roddenberry showed to NBC and later edited for the show. Well that sucker just sold for auction for 231,00o at auction. The Phaser rifle was only expected to fetch around 50,000 at Hollywood Legend’s two day auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.

Also sold at the auction was the survey buggy from “Aliens” for 10,625.  Also Christopher Reeve’s Superman IV costume sold for 25,o00.