Lucasfilm already rushing out 3D Star Wars re-releases

George Lucas plans to speed up the Star Wars 3D re-releases by sending the revamped “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III Revenge of the Sith” to theaters in consecutive months in 2013. The studio announced the change at the Star Wars Celebration VI fan gathering in Orlando, Fla. this week.

Lucasfilm intended to release one 3D film per year for six years, starting with “The Phantom Menace” (TMP) in 2012. At the time, I wondered if the public’s interest in 3D movies would last that long. Of course, Lucasfilm didn’t give a reason for the accelerated schedule, and TPM did well in its 3D release, grossing $43,456,382 domestically. Still, you can’t ignore the fact that these huge releases will happen only weeks apart.

Something is afoot. I can sense it.

Gloating Pt. IV: PC World

Here’s a gem from 2009, entitled “Rumored Apple Tablet is a Train Wreck.”

“I’m no Apple hater, and I welcome an Apple device to the netbook market, but I’ve got to think this device would be a flop. This concept is such a train wreck from start to finish that I don’t know where to begin.

The tablet form-factor in general is good only for a few things. It’s great for artists and for specialized applications like taking orders. Note-taking in class is debatable since many people are better at typing than handwriting. There are lots of things that tablets are not good at. Take watching movies, for example. Since a tablet is designed for lying flat, you have to be looking straight down to view the computer. Actually, that makes it suck for most things. I guess Apple could build in some sort of stand, but that detracts away from the sort of sexy minimalism that it is famous for.”

Great stuff.