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Dr.Chris Record Spotlight The Empire Strikes Back

Posted in 80s, music, sci-fi, StarWars, vinyl with tags , , , on May 4, 2018 by chrisdsav

It has been over a year since I did a record spotlight. Wow ….There honestly is no exscuse well in honor of Star Wars day we say May the 4th Be with you and well be doing TWO of these a month. Yup and what better sound track to start than THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

Composed by the amazing John Willaims for George Lucas and directed by Irvin Kirshner, its considered the best Star Wars films. Albeit to argue one of the best films of all time. The most iconic score on the soundtrack is the Imperial March and Yodas theme. Below you can some ome liner notes that were included with records at the time and as of today some stilk have them. This was pre internet. Today you can just look at pictures of Star Wars when ever you want. I had to include that awesome picture of Boba Fett and Darth Vader talking to each other about the fate of Han Solo. Fett was such a minor character in this film but so awesome they had to out him in this cool full color image in side the album.

My copy was found at a flea market in Fitchburg Ma. along with a mint copy of the original soundtrack. I also found soundtracks to Star Trek 1 and 2. The record it self is in MINT condition the sleeve however is a bit roughed up as you can see in the image above. You get both classic posters for the film on the front and back.

I love how the hiss of the vinyl and the an ticipation of Williams iconic score really brings this album to life.

I can’t reccomend this enough and its been rereleased a few times so tracking one down should not be hard.

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RIP Carrie Fisher 

Posted in actors, death, Geekbabes, news, sci-fi, StarWars with tags , , on December 27, 2016 by chrisdsav

I have no words over the death of Carrie Fisher it’s really sad and heartbreaking. I may be a horror fan but I am a bigger fan of Star Wars more than anything else. 


Being a long time fan of Star Wars for so many years. This is just so frustrating. I am in tears over this We lost Kenny Baker early this year and the actor who played Admiral Ackbar too. She was fierce and strong and in Return of the Jedi incredibly sexy in a gold bikini. Force will be with you Carrie always. 


RIP Admiral Ackbar

Posted in 80s, actors, aliens, death, news, sci-fi, StarWars with tags , , on April 5, 2016 by chrisdsav

Sad news as the Force Awakens comes out on blu-ray and dvd today.

Erik Bauersfeld, who died Sunday at the age of 93, wasn’t a household name. But his voice was famous — thanks to three little words delivered by a bulging-eyed, amphibious rebel commander Admiral Ackbar. He was also the voice of Bib Fortuna the alien we meet at the beginning of Return of the Jedi in Jabba’s Palace> Erik returned to voice the Admiral in last years The Force Awakens.

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Admiral Ackbar was written as a bit part — a handful of lines in Return of the Jedi, most of them rather defeated. “Prepare to retreat,” “we have no choice, “take evasive action, “we won’t last long!”

And then a futile utterance — pointing out, too late, what Lando Calrissian had already realized. “It’s a trap!”

The full article can be found here from NPR. may the Force always be with him.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/05/473073158/star-wars-voice-actor-who-as-admiral-ackbar-warned-its-a-trap-dies-at-93

 

STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer 2

Posted in news, SciFi, StarWars on April 16, 2015 by chrisdsav

A new trailer for the new Star Wars movie has come out ALSO check out the art of Kylo Ren the new sith lord who we get to see in this trailer with full mask.

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