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Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #1 – The Colbert Nation Goes Into Space! August 14, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in colbert report, comic, George Bush, Gunslinger Born, Luke Skywalker, Marvel Comics, oni press, Robot Chicken, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, star trek tng, starwars, stephen colbert, Tek Jansen, tekjansen, The Force.
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I FINALLY got a copy of Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #1 the other day. It has been sold out nearly everywhere I looked – but but favorite local seller ordered it and held a copy for me (barely).

NO this is not Star Wars Legacy. It is not the greatest SciFi comic of all time.

BUT IT IS COLBERT

and it’s funny in a campy satirical kind of way.

Tek Jansen is a bumbling version of Colbert himself i suspect doing good in the galaxy and having his way with the women folk whom he saves and appreciate his efforts. He doesn’t listen to his superiors and ends up making more trouble than he saves. His best friend is the embodiment of evil that he carries around in a little cage – and which hates him too.

Yes it’s a bit weird – but what did you expect?

Colbert is a cultural icon and Tek Jansen is his SciFi bible, his Moses if you will. Jansen will lead the nation to the promised land and along the way he’ll part the galactic skyways and bring manna to the less fortunate.

Though far be it for me.. a mere serf of the Colbert Nation to criticize Pappa Bear’s disciple but…Oni Press (publishers of Tek Jansen) have chosen perhaps the most appalling paper stock i have ever felt. Usually you don’t think much of the paper on which a comic is printed..but Jansen feels like it was printed on photocopy paper…surely he deserved better..doesn’t he Mr. Colbert???

Robot Chicken Star Wars special Trailer May 3, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Robot Chicken, scifi, sith, Star Wars, starwars, YouTube.
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Robot Chicken has put out a nice 1 minute trailer for the the upcoming 30 minute special edition Star Wars special.

The trailer reaks a bit of some of the actual Lucasfilm prequel trailer approaches esp with the Vader breath approach from the Episode III trailers.

They also use the George Bush as a Jedi and Aluminum Falcon bit in the trailers – though both are funny I really hope we’re getting 30 mins of new material and not just a rehash of stuff (great though it may be) that they’ve already done.

Without any further ado, below is the 1 min trailer..ENJOY and May The FARK Be With You!

30 Minute Robot Chicken Star Wars Spoof – sanctioned by Lucasfilm! April 25, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Robot Chicken, Star Wars, starwars.
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ShowMeSciFi has linked to plenty of Robot Chicken Star Wars spoofs before (George Bush as a Jedi and Vader tells all most recently).

Now it looks like George Lucas himself has sanctioned a 30-minute stop-motion animation special

Robot Chicken: Star Wars will include the voice of George Lucas as well as Mark Hamill as the voice of Luke Skywalker in one sketch. The ensemble voice cast will include: Conan O’Brien, Seth MacFarlane, Robert Smigel, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer and Joey Fatone.

The special will premiere at 10 p.m. June 17 on the Cartoon Network and YES ShowMeSciFi will link up to excerpts as soon as possible.

Darth Vader Tells Luke ALL – from Robot Chicken April 15, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker, Robot Chicken, Star Wars, starwars, YouTube.
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Everyone remembers the first time they saw the Empire Strikes Back when Vader says,

“Luke I am Your Father.”

But what if Vader told him the rest of the story? You know all the stuff that we learn through the 6 movies?

One thing is for sure it makes for a hilarious Robot Chicken bit.

What if George W. Bush Was a Jedi? April 9, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in George Bush, jedi, Robot Chicken, Star Wars, starwars, The Force, YouTube.
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What if George W. Bush Was a Jedi? Or at least had some Force abilities?

The dudes at Robot Chicken have a hilarious bit that tackles that issue. Clinton, Laura Bush and Abe Lincoln Beware! heheh Tacos Rule!