Chatting with George Lucas on Twitter, As One Does

As you know, I’m on Twitter. A lot. Well, honestly I don’t think it’s really a lot but I’ve been told that 25,000+ tweets in 18 months is a lot. Seems pretty normal to me, though.

Anyway, one of the things I love about Twitter is how easily it is to talk to some people. I’ve made friends with all kinds of people I’d never have the opportunity to in real life. We don’t normally travel in the same circles, we live in different places, we’re different ages, have different priorities in life, and so forth. But Twitter somehow levels the playing field and allows you to exchange words with other people you may not normally talk with.

For instance, I became a member of the BA75 because I would share tweets, pass on information, comment on articles and so forth. So when Diana and Amy were putting together their list they saw me as someone who fit their description of one of the Bad Ass Women on Twitter. The best part of it is that I was just being myself.

I follow all kinds of people – celebrities, rocket scientists, science geeks, self-proclaimed new junkies, lawyers, doctors, moms dads, musicians and so many more. I’ve even participated in Twitter karaoke! I routinely talk to people who are on the Twitter Power list as well as those who are brand new to the social platform.

So imagine my surprise to see this:

While the profile is not verified, it is quite possibly true that I received a tweet from Mr. Star Wars himself, George Lucas. Squee! With only 11 tweets (as of the time of this writing), mine being his 3rd, I feel awkwardly special. I’m sure there were thousands of tweets today about the release of Return of the Jedi (or as George, yes I call him George because we’re Twitter BFFs now!, would say ROTJ) on Blu-Ray and the reported alteration from the original. And while I don’t want to split hairs with George, I did let him know that if he added something it is therefore changed. Maybe his definition of changed is different. Then again, I’m not a world-renown bazillionaire film maker who created some of the most beloved characters of all time.

Anyway, let’s Squee! again just because, well, George Lucas tweeted me! Go ahead and laugh. It is kind of funny, really. Because I’m not a celebrity hound. I’ve met countless celebrity and professional athletes, CEOs, musicians and, yes, two world leaders and one Pope. And I’ve never been overly emotional about it because, one, I don’t want to come off looking like a dork and, two, when you act normal they appreciate it.

So while I’m not overcome with the vapors, if indeed it was George Lucas of Industrial Light and Magic awesomeness who tweeted at me (not just once, but four times) a little part of me did let out a tiny ‘Oh-Em-Gee’ because I was just being my normal self and that was good enough for him. I didn’t have to praise him or heap superlatives on the upcoming ROTJ release. All I did was something I do every day, share information and be nice. Sure, I put a bit of my own spin on the original tweet after reading that the BluRay release will contain new dialogue. But it wasn’t anything so amazing that someone of George’s stature would shake his head and say “I need to talk to that girl.” It was just me being me. And that’s what so awesome about Twitter.

Now it’s your turn though, tell me about your brushes with celebrities or famous people.

Sara

May The 4th Be With You – The Complete Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray

THIS, is definitely Year of Awesome-worthy! Just in time for my birthday (thanks Mr. Lucas!) Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have announced that STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA is on its way! The collection will be released September 12 internationally and on September 16 in North America. The nine-disc collection will bring our favorite Star Wars moments straight to our homes in gorgeous high definition and with pristine, 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. An unprecedented 40+ hours of special features, highlighted by never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm archives will be the best reason to take a few days off while the kids head back to school in the fall.

This is a must have for the Star Wars lover! What a great way to bond with the kids, relive your youth or get together with friends. This comprehensive collection will feature many deleted, extended and alternate scenes, new documentaries and a cross-section of the countless Star Wars spoofs that have appeared in pop culture over the past three decades. Marking the first time ever that the full Saga is available in one complete collection, STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY also features a coveted peek into the making of the Saga with vintage documentaries, audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, prop and costume turnarounds, retrospectives and more.

One of the first film companies to reach out directly to core audiences by way of fan conventions, Lucasfilm will return to ComicCon this year to showcase the full evolution of the epic story with a special first look at STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY.

You can pre-order today and Amazon will guarantee that if the price goes down you will get that new lower price! Pre-order STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY.

ABOUT STAR WARS

The May 25, 1977 theatrical debut of Star Wars – on a scant 32 screens across America – was destined to change the face of cinema forever. An instant classic and an unparalleled box office success, the rousing “space opera” was equal parts fairy tale, western, 1930s serial and special effects extravaganza, with roots in mythologies from cultures around the world. From the mind of visionary writer/director George Lucas, the epic space fantasy introduced the mystical Force into the cultural vocabulary, as well as iconic characters such as evil Darth Vader, idealistic Luke Skywalker, feisty Princess Leia, lovable scoundrel Han Solo and wise Obi-Wan Kenobi. Since its 1977 debut, Star Wars has continued to grow, its lush narrative expanding from modest beginnings into an epic, six-film Saga chronicling the fall and redemption of The Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker.

ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTANMENT

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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Sara

Fox Home Entertainment: $3 off and Free Shipping on DVDs and Blu-Ray

To celebrate Mother’s Day this coming Sunday Fox Home Entertainment is offering a 24hr exclusive discount, valid May 4th ONLY, on a selection of Family Friendly titles.

To receive your $3 off your purchase and FREE shipping in time for Mothers Day, visit Fox Home Entertainment and enter the promotion code MOMMY

Treat yourself or your Mom to a favorite films from a very large array of titles including:

  • Devil Wears Prada
  • Ice Age
  • Ice Age: Meltdown
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Ever After
  • Australia
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Alvin & the Chipmunks
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • And many more!

Hurry fast though as DVD purchases are first come first served.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I have not received any compensation nor does it contain affiliate links.

Sara

Giveaway: Glee Encore on DVD [CLOSED]

Do you find yourself singing along to Glee? Have you downloaded the songs from iTunes? Then this is the giveaway for YOU!

BabyGirl loves Glee, and we’re very careful about her watching the show because of the mature themes. CycleGuy gets the music for her as soon as it is available because she’s really just all about the music. You too? You want your kids to dance and sing to the fun, funky and ‘parent friendly’ songs from your favorite Glee episode? Then get ready to enter!

Making its debut on April 19th, Glee Encore has over 30 musical performances so everyone can get their Gleek on! Perfect for all ages – even Grandma! – to get up and sing and dance! This full-length DVD features Season One’s most sensational musical numbers – back to back so the party never has to end!

Glee Encore features performances by stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley and guest star Kristin Chenoweth. Popular songs available on the DVD include “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Gold Digger,” “I’ll Stand By You,” “True Colors,” “Jesse’s Girl” and “TotalEclipse of the Heart.” Glee is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television and is currently in its second season, with new episodes airing Tuesday on Fox.

For your chance to win a copy of Glee Encore on DVD, simply answer the following question:

Which Glee guest star appears on the Glee Encore release?

Gwyneth Paltrow
Britney Spears
Kristin Chenoweth

Please leave your answer in the comments and make sure you provide a valid email address so I can reach you if you win. This giveaway is open to US Residents Only (sorry my Canadian friends). Entries can be made up until 11pm PDT Saturday, April 23rd. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to the email.

Disclosure: Think Jam, in connection with 20th Century Fox Television will provide one reader with a new Glee Encore DVD. I do not currently have a preview copy, but I may receive one as a Thank You from Think Jam.

Sara

New on DVD – The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The long-awaited release of a new next story in the Narnia series has arrived. Now on DVD and Blu-Ray, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is now available in a store near you, or online.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [Blu-ray] $19.99

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Two-Disc Edition) $19.99

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (Single-Disc Edition) $15.99

If you’d like to add the book to your collection, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Tie-in Edition (rack) (Narnia) is an excellent option for only $6.99.

Hope you enjoy the movie! And when you’re out, look for the giant Dawn Treader replicas in your local stores.

Note: All prices shown are current as of 4/8/11. Prices may have changed.

Disclosure: All links take you to Amazon where I am an affiliate and if you buy I’ll get a small commission.

Sara