Star Wars , Star Wars , Star Wars , Star Wars , Star Wars … And Neil Gaiman on his Doctor Who table read, all in the latest Tweets Of the Week
We’re surprised Twitter is still standing to be honest. For several hours last night if you had any hope of reading about anything other than Star Wars and/or Disney Twitter/the internet was not the place to be.
Everyone and their Wookiee had something to say, including two of the original trilogy’s stars (though in Carrie Fisher’s case we use the term “something to say” loosely):
@ HamillHimself Congratulations to George for today's mega-deal! Can't comment on Ep 7 before I have all the facts which are short supply right now-Patience
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@ simonpegg To be fair, I was saying Lucasfilm was a Mickey Mouse outfit back in 1999.
Does this mean Leia is now a Disney princess? She'll have to go get her nails done with Ariel and lend Pocahontas her metal bikini. #fierce
@ alyankovic Got some inside information: Disney purchased LucasFilm primarily so that they could have the rights to the Ewok's "Yub Nub" song.
@ BryanFuller STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE?
@ Paul_Dini Star Wars 14: The Trademarks Strike Back: Luke, Han, Mickey, Kermit, Mater, and Spider-Man beat up some DC characters just cause they can.
Final reaction to Disney/LFL merger - Enh. When they start making toys like these, it's only a matter of time: http://yfrog.com/h6zlgdxj
@ emmacaulfield I'm confused. There are only three SW movies right? The last one came out in 1983 I think. Ended with the FORCE kicking everyone's ass.
@ warrenellis Somewhere, someone is pitching Joss Whedon on "STAR WARS: Which Character Did You Love Best? That's The One I'm Killing"
@ wilw OMG you know what the Disney purchase of Star Wars means? DANCING JAR JAR IN DISNEYLAND PARADES. We have to go back in time to fix this.
@ scalzi : Anyone who refers to the original Star Wars movie a "A New Hope" MUST BE PURIFIED BY FIRE. Just so you know. [A-fucking-men]
@ JamesGunn The good news is Star Wars is coming back! :) The bad news is, because of studio budget cuts, they're all gonna be found footage films. :(
@ grumpygamer The eight years I spent a Lucasfilm were some of the most fun and influential years of my life and I do want to thank George Lucas for that.
@ TimOfLegend Why is everyone obsessed with Disney buying Star Wars? We should be focusing on the REAL story right now: Disney buying Grim Fandango!!!
@ kyle_newman If you have concerns about this Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm you are crazy. This means movies AND a theme park. Relax and enjoy. In 3D.
@ mrmarkmillar Hamill, Fisher %26 Ford should be in this as they are in real life. The characters have aged. No biggie. I didn't mind Kenobi being 60.
Continue on to page 2 for all non- Star-Wars -related Tweets, including Neil Gaiman on his next Doctor Who table read...
@ neilhimself Tomorrow I go to my Dr Who Table read. On Friday I become Badger for a Story Museum photo. On Monday I see my wife in Vienna. I am grateful.
@ Y_Strahovski sometimes, receipts smell like mushrooms
And there's more...
@ jumblejim Big casting news: I've been cast as a wooden-legged astronaut in another ALIEN sequel called PROSTHESEUS.
@ ManMadeMoon How f'ing prescient was PKD when he wrote "Man in the High Castle?" American cultural archaeology is a televised industry now!
@ MintzPlasse Just saw a bit of footage from KA2. Holy shit.
@ WilliamShatner What a day! Star Trek has taken London by storm and I am humbled to have been but a small part of it. MBB