Festive wishes everyone from Carl at MilnersBlog
My heart is heavy this Christmas Eve morning as the first news I read is that Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to L.A. and is currently in critical condition in the UCLA medical centre.
She may not be the perfect princess and role model in the real world, but in the Star Wars ‘Fandom’ Universe she’s the head matriarch of her extended Star Wars Family… ‘our Princess’ that strong feminine character on-screen and one not afraid to speak her mind off-screen.
Thinking of you Carrie Fisher. Get well soon, your worshipfulness
Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to emergency officials. Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon, after her flight touched down at LAX.
A source who was not authorized to discuss the incident said the actress was “in a lot of distress on the flight.” A statement released by United Airlines said that medical personnel met flight 935 from London upon arrival after the crew reported a passenger was unresponsive.
According to the LAX Police Department, officers responded to Terminal 7 around 12:15 p.m., for a call of a female passenger in cardiac arrest. Upon arriving, they found paramedics performing CPR on the victim, according to Officer Alicia Hernandez.
Badge art has become its own Celebration highlight and tradition, and with good reason — each show has had unique illustrations, with different styles and approaches. Some years, there have been color themes with stylized takes on characters; other times, the focus has been on an animated series or specific movie. For Star Wars Celebration Orlando, coming April 13-16, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, the tradition continues into a totally new aesthetic: photorealistic sketches of characters from current Star Wars stories, with a hand-drawn feel. They come courtesy artist Paul Shipper and several are revealed below.
This essential and comprehensive guide to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was produced in collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by renowned Star Wars expert Pablo Hidalgo…check out his twitter account to see why he is such an expert.
The Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide combines lavish movie stills with in-depth character profiles, fascinating insider information and some incredible vehicle cross-sections.
I feel Rogue One might be the most gorgeous cinematic Star Wars film ever made. It’s full of incredible vistas, strange aliens, and wonderful locations…especially Vaders Castle—and behind that imagery is an absolute plethora of incredible concept art, and thanks to the release of The Art of Rogue One, we finally get a glimpse at some of that amazing work.
Written by Josh Kushins—with forewords from Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, Concept artist Doug Chiang, and art director Neil Lamont—The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story collects a huge wealth of production and concept art from across the making of the movie, see some of the amazing page spreads below.
Pao originated as a sketch for The Force Awakens—just a one-off drawing from a creative brief that never made it into the movie. He started as a guy with loads of long, spiky hair—glam-rock hair, to give you a sense of volume—who is basically just a mouth. For Rogue One, that didn’t work with the military angle, so I replaced the hair with a kind of kepi but kept the big mouth. Gareth liked the idea of him in the battle, turning to his comrades and yelling ‘Come on!’—but his mouth opens far beyond what you’d expect.” – Lunt Davies
Admiral Raddus Concept Art
Early K-2SO concept art
Spaceships and Vehicle concept art of Rogue One
Look sir!! Droids
One of the best bits was Vader’s castle which was originally mooted for The Empire Strikes Back before it was cut, with Rogue One using the original concept art by Ralph McQuarrie to help inspire the version they used.
Jyn Erso concept art
Cassian Andor Concept Art
They gave Cassian a shirt that flaps open like Luke Skywalker’s in Return of the Jedi. It’s very much a classic kind of Star Wars look.
Director Orson Krennic Concept Art
Rogue One Imperial Troopers
Senna concept art
Warning: I’ve saved one particularly spoilerific image until last, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you might want to skip it…
All images: The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins, and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved.