Star Wars Galaxy Map
November 26th 2007 03:24
An excellent case in point: Lucas' scripts make mention of systems and planets that sound pretty snazzy in a script: Coruscant, Tatooine, Corellia, Alderaan. But where the hell are these places?
A fan-made map of the Star Wars Galaxy is available for your hitchhiking though a non-existent galaxy. You can peer into it and wonder how many incredible movies, books, video games and comics are waiting to be made. I know I do.
I found this on /Film, a great little film blog that appeals to the film lover and the brutish geek inside all of us. Well, ok, just in me and the other geeks.
From the post:
"I would love to be able to purchase this sucker in poster form. You know, LucasFilm should hire us to create new product ideas (not like they need even more products…). A few weeks ago we ran a story on a poster which included the complete Star Wars saga. It’s another great example of something that, for some reason or another, George Lucas has yet to create for sell-able purposes, yet would sell incredibly well to fanboys."
The post also provides a link to the real deal: this image is from Star Wars Insider and you can go to their site and get a high-res, detailed map, with cool little notes.
Click here to see the detailed Star Wars Galaxy Map!
Update: The image on slashfilm goes up and down, so I've put it here on 20/20 Filmsight: Click here to see the large, detailed version of the Star Wars Galaxy Map!
Sure, you might think that this is a big waste of time, but I see brilliance behind it. It's a magnificent testament, as substantial as a statue or a painting, to the infinite creativity of the human imagination. We need dreams like this, we need to imagine galaxies like this, where we can invent stories and be spellbound by something that is merely an idea. It's intangible, but almost made real by enough people wishing for it.
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