Entries in luke (7)
This year's annual Hollywood Prop & Art Auction claims to be offering the prop of Luke Skywalker's severed hand from The Empire Strikes Back. But you've got to read the fine print. It turns out this is not Luke's severed hand (which was his right hand) but a sculpt of his left hand:
This piece was created by Stewart Freeborn (creator of Yoda) who was in-charge of make-up and special creature design on the film. It was the original piece created for the final battle until George Lucas decided it should be Luke's right hand. This is the casting of Mark Hamil's [sic] left hand holding the hilt of his lightsaber.
So it's a bit of a scam. If you're still interested, follow the link. Bids close 30 March 2013.
(via ComicBook.com, who did not read the fine print)
This is Alex Engelmann's contribution to Empire Uncut, the crowd-sourced retelling of The Empire Strikes Back in fifteen second segments. Boy it is good! What a great idea, and what gorgeous execution.
There are still 16 scenes up for grabs, if you're interested in contributing.
This video doesn't have the answer, but it does have 10 minutes of questions...
io9 examines, at surprising length, the weighty question, Could Luke Skywalker have really survived a Hoth snowstorm warmed only by tauntaun innards? From the piece:
Using Newton's Law of Cooling, we can estimate the time it takes for the tauntaun's body temperature to reach levels detrimental to Luke's survival. Luke is swimming in a sea of blood, bodily fluids, and organs during his time inside the tauntaun.
This is essentially a liquid-like environment, one that will transmit the body temperature of the tauntaun well. To best model this scenario, merging Luke's body with the tauntaun becomes necessary, creating a one body system.
Forensics teams use Newton's Law of Cooling to estimate the time of death of a newly discovered body. Dead bodies will acclimate to the surrounding temperature of the room as the bodies no longer metabolize nutrients or generate heat. By measuring the rectal temperature of the cadaver and temperature of the room, the time since blood circulation ceased (i.e., death) can be calculated. Let's just let the idea of obtaining a Tauntaun's rectal temperature sit with you a moment.
If you can bear any more of this--and there's a lot--follow the link.
Somehow Faris made it to four years old without ever learning the truth about Darth Vader. His father captured it on video for the benefit of the YouTubing public. Yet another reason not to show your children the prequels.