Sci-Friday #98 – John Williams is the Man

For this Sci-Friday, we want to remember that John Williams, aside from being a musical genius, is a lovely person. Here, a couple of people decided to play the Star Wars theme outside of his house. Instead of being annoyed, Williams came out to say hello:

Science fiction isn’t cold and dark, it brings people together through its unique perspective on art and beauty. And if you like Sci-Friday, you can go down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Sci-Friday #97 – Lightsaber Sound Design – Fun Scifi Stuff

For this Friday, please enjoy the charmingly low-tech origins of the Star Wars lightsaber sound design. It actually comes from two places (movie projector motors and TV tube interference). For any budding foley artists out there, this is a masterclass in using low tech to achieve high tech sounds:

I’ll post more ‘how did they make that sound’ videos. And if you like Sci-Friday, you can go down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Sci-Friday #96 – George Lucas’ Greatest Performance

Fun fact: when George Lucas isn’t making movies, he makes a living as a background extra. Here he is in his greatest performance ever, “Average dad walking through the background of the narrator:”

I’m just kidding, George Lucas isn’t a background extra – it was just a random ‘what are the odds’ moment on a random street corner. Happy Friday, and enjoy your weekend!

Sci-Friday #95 – Jamming with Baby Yoda / Grogu

For your daily dose of ‘aww,’ I present this video of Robert Rodriguez jamming with Baby Yoda / Grogu on the set of the Mandalorian. Watch him close to see how organic and life-like the puppetry feels:

Now, here’s an important question: is it okay to still call him ‘Baby Yoda?’ I think the answer is yes, and here’s why.

‘Baby Yoda’ is a gesture of affection. We’re not making fun of him. After all, we call Chewbacca ‘Chewie, C3-PO ‘Threepio,’ and R2-D2 ‘Artoo,’ right? Just like the nicknames kids get from their older siblings, it’s Baby Yoda. Hopefully, Grogu can live with that.

I hope this discussion, along with the video jamming with Baby Yoda / Grogu, can hold you over until Season 3 and The Book of Boba Fett come out on Disney+. Have a great weekend!

Sci-Friday #94 – Star Trek Bloopers Ft. Chris Pine & Benedict Cumberbatch

For this Sci-Friday, enjoy some Star Trek bloopers featuring some modern man candy: Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s also got some great one-liners from Karl Urban and Simon Pegg:

And if you like Sci-Friday, you can go down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Sci-Friday #93 – Every Episode of The Mandalorian Ever

So true it’s heartbreaking – somebody broke the entire series of The Mandalorian into a low-budget 30-second spoof. Here now for your Friday entertainment: Every Episode of The Mandalorian Ever:

Watch it now, before Disney has it removed from Youtube! And if you like Sci-Friday, you can go down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Sci-Friday #92 – Life as a Non-Star Wars Fan

For this Sci-Friday, I’m sharing this Gus Johnson clip … he loves SF but doesn’t mind making fun of it. In ‘my life as a non star wars fan,’ you’ll see what life is like for people who think Jar Jar is the pinnacle of Star Wars lore.

Hope you enjoy “Life as a Non-Star Wars Fan” as much as you enjoy your weekend. And if you like Sci-Friday, you can go down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Sci-Friday #90 – Russian Cyberpunk Farm – Fun Science Fiction Stuff

For today’s Sci-Friday, enjoy ‘Russian Cyberpunk Farm,’ a tongue-in-cheek scifi short about life in a Russian village enabled by technology. If you love the work of Simon Stalenhag, this is your jam. Watch it all the way to the end, it’s got a wicked twist:

Want to work on the Russian Cyberpunk Farm? Act now, applications are running out fast! Have a great weekend and keep on dreaming!