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Starwars Fan Fun Day: Burnley Football Club

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Starwars Fan Fun Day: Burnley Football Club

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Bank Holiday Monday, May The Fourth (Be With You) 2009
Burnley Football Club
10.30AM - 4.00PM

The event is a non profit making Star Wars fan event and will attract both fans and families.
Darth Vader Image
The Show Will Feature:

Confirmed Guests:
Kenny Baker (R2D2)
Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter)
Richard Le Parmentier (Admiral Motti)
Richard Bonehill (Nien Numb, Rebel Officer, Snowtrooper etc)
Derek Lyons (Rebel Honour Guard)

Also Featuring:
Dealers stalls selling Star Wars and other sci-fi memorabilia
Costumed characters (bring your cameras)
Fancy dress competition
Laser Maze
Star Wars gaming
Charity raffle and auction
and much more!

If you’re into Star Wars and in the Burnley area, why not check it out? Sounds like a fun day for all.

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Landspeeder Antigravity Vehicle Prototype

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Landspeeder Antigravity Vehicle Prototype

Ever fancied trying out the closest vehicle to a Landspeeder we have in the 21st Century? Suspended a few inches above ground, putting the pedal to the metal and experiencing the thrill over all kinds of terrain?

Well, now you can, courtesy of Hovpod Surrey. They specialise in the luxury personal leisure hovercraft.

The Hovpod is an experience you won’t ever forget. You can use it to raise your profile and attendance at a promotional or corporate event (which we all know can be boring). It’s a fun, safe and exhilirating ride which uses a mechanism of a cushion of air (AVC - Air Cushion Vehicle) which enables it to navigate almost all surfaces.

For example, it can easily rocket over grass, gravel, tarmac, ice, water, snow, sand and mud. Land/Water transition is seamlessly smooth because, of course, the Hovpod is actually always sitting on a cushion of fresh air, floating 9 inches above whatever surface is below.

Today it is often in environmentally sensitive areas that the hovercraft shines the most. It won’t damage the ground. There’s no wheels to churn up the ground and no propellors to injure any marine creatures. A good example on their site is of the Hovpod being driven over eggs; they are untouched.

Imagine the look on student’s faces when the college or school hires one for educational purposes. They certainly never had anything like that when I went!

The hovpod will not damage the ground

And the reason is simple: If you look underneath the hovercraft skirt there’s nothing but fresh air. There are no wheels to churn up the ground, and no propellors to injure any marine creatures.

Darren, the coordinator, told us, “We were invited to a black tie dinner at a local rugby club. We gave experience rides from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. We tried to leave, but kept getting getting asked to stay. The organisers even turned on the floodlights for us to fly over their rugby pitches. And what was very impressive was women in their ballgowns wanting to experience the thrill in their twos!”

The Hovpod is a fantastic addition to any event, very safe, and certainly raises the profile. Hovpod Surrey also supplies owner support and hovpod maintenance.

It isn’t a Landspeeder exactly, but it’s probably the closest you’d get to with our current technology.

Landspeed digital 3D image used with kind permission of PerspectX - see more of these 3D images, which are available as 3D environment packages.

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Glow Paint Ceilings: Star Wars: Star Trek: Doctor Who: Fantasy: Star Scenes

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Glow Paint Ceilings: Star Wars: Star Trek: Doctor Who: Fantasy: Star Scenes

glowing special paint image ceiling glow in the dark image screenshotCosmic Ceilings: Glow In The Dark 3D Effect Imagery

Grant Hicks is a painter with a slight difference, he paints Cosmic Ceilings, scenes from outer space onto mainly bedroom ceilings.

Using specialist glow paint (which is actually invisible during the day) he creates stars, shooting stars, blackholes and other such images. These ceilings can only be seen in the dark. They look truly amazing as they have a 3D effect, and you feel as though you are actually looking up to the stars.

He can also do themed ceilings such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and fantasy scenes (images of which you can see below).

He also trains people to do this for a living as self-employed ‘Startists’.

Images Of Ceilings Painted And Websites:
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Empire Strikes Back: Star Wars: Mobile Phone Game

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Empire Strikes Back: Star Wars: Mobile Phone Game

empire strikes back image screenshot star wars ii 2 for mobile screen imageStar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: Reenactment On Your Mobile Phone

SW: TESBOM is an action/arcade game based around a series of fun and challenging mini-games where the player participates in the key events from the Episode V movie.

Take control of either Luke Skywalker or various Star Wars vehicles such as Snow Speeders or even the Millennium Falcon itself.

Travel through the various worlds of the Star Wars universe; fly through asteroid fields, train with Yoda, or even fight the mighty Imperial Forces on foot.

Key Features:

· Re-enact key scenes from the Empire Strikes Back!
· Jedi Combat/Training Mode featuring Yoda and Luke Skywalker
· Millennium Falcon game mode – Escape from the Star Destroyer through the asteroid field
· Train your force abilities with mini-games featuring the famous scenes with Yoda and Luke in the swamps of Degobah
· Easy control mechanism using contextual action points

Actual Screenshots And Purchase Info:
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The Score: Oneword Radio: 2001 A Space Odyssey: Unused Film Score: Alex North

Two 2001 Music Scores? Oneword’s Score Plays Them Both

I was listening to The Score, a programme about film music on Oneword Radio, a UK digital station.

On June 24 they played both scores for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. I was unaware there were two scores but you may not be so ignorant. However if you are then it is a fact that Stanley Kubrick commissioned Alex North to write the score for his film 2001: A Space Odyssey, but decided against it in favour of the classics we know. North’s score is in two movements, reflecting the first and second chapters of the film.

Wikipedia states:

‘The 2001: A Space Odyssey score is an unused film score composed by Alex North for Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.’

‘North, unaware that Kubrick had decided not to use the score in his film was “devastated” at the 1968 New York City premiere screening of 2001 not to hear his work, and later offered this account of his experience:

“Well, what can I say? It was a great, frustrating experience, and despite the mixed reaction to the music, I think the Victorian approach with mid-European overtones was just not in keeping with the brilliant concept of Clarke and Kubrick.”‘
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