Performing Arts

How to Speak Droid with R2-D2

Author: Urma Droid

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 12

View: 696

Following the success of How to Speak Wookiee comes this essential manual for interacting with droid units in various situations. Droids are made to be reliable, helpful, and daring, but they can be frustratingly stubborn. This convenient sound guide will help new droid users bypass that malfunction and utilize them to their full capacity. Featuring helpful scenarios—like convincing a droid to play back full messages, serve beverages and hors d'oeuvres at events, diagnose and repair mechanical issues on an X-wing, or just walk the dog—plus a sound module of 10 different droid phrases demonstrated by R2-D2, this handbook is a necessity for any new droid user.
Juvenile Fiction

Star Wars Meet the Heroes R2-D2

Author: Emma Grange

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 597

Who is R2-D2? Who are his friends? What is R2-D2's bravest mission? Perfect for children who are new to Star Wars and also for young fans of the movies, this exciting guide will answer all your questions and teach children fun facts about friendly famous astromech droid R2-D2 - including his incredible adventures with C-3PO, Han Solo, and other rebel heroes! Follow R2-D2's journey from faithful droid companion to famous Rebel fighter and Resistance ally. Discover how R2-D2 helps Luke Skywalker to fly starships, what language he speaks and why his best friend is golden droid C-3PO. Featuring a simple Q&A format and exciting images, DK's Star Wars Meet the Heroes: R2-D2 is a fun, welcoming introduction to the famous droid as children follow his adventures in a galaxy far, far away. With colourful movie stills from the original trilogy, prequels and the latest sequels, DK's book allows children to explore R2-D2's amazing world. © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.
Humor

How to Speak Astromech with BB-8

Author: Chronicle Books

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page:

View: 720

Featuring one of the most popular characters from the new Star Wars films, How to Speak Astromech with BB-8 collects 10 essential BB sounds alongside tongue-in-cheek translations and playful illustrations. Ten droidspeak audio clips, translation and conversation tips, and funny illustrated scenarios help readers understand and get the best out of their own droid companion in a galaxy far, far away. This sound-driven operator's guide demonstrates the many amazing qualities of the BB-series of astromechs—including bravery, resourcefulness, curiosity, comedy, and more—all through the entertaining adventures of BB-8. • New insights on a beloved character that will delight Star Wars fans of all ages • Follows the success of the sound books How to Speak Wookiee and How to Speak Droid with R2-D2 • Packed with inside jokes BB-8's (frankly adorable) ball-droid construction, spherical mobility, handy tool bays, dedication and loyalty to their owners make them great mechanical allies and friends. This sound book celebrates the Star Wars droids and all their quirky traits. • A celebration of the fan favorite BB-8 and fresh fun from the new trilogy and beyond • A perfect gift for Star Wars fans of all ages • Add it to the collection of books like Solo: A Star Wars Story Sound Book by Erin Rose Wage, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Flashlight Adventure Book by Phoenix International Publications, and BB-8 on the Run by Drew Daywalt
Literary Criticism

Robots That Kill

Author: Judith A. Markowitz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 727

This book describes real-world killer robots using a blend of perspectives. Overviews of technologies, such as autonomy and artificial intelligence, demonstrate how science enables these robots to be effective killers. Incisive analyses of social controversies swirling around the design and use of killer robots reveal that science, alone, will not govern their future. Among those disputes is whether fully-autonomous, robotic weapons should be banned. Examinations of killers from the golem to Frankenstein’s monster reveal that artificially-created beings like them are precursors of real 21st century killer robots. This book laces the death and destruction caused by all these killers with science and humor. The seamless combination of these elements produces a deeper and richer understanding of the robots around us.
Fiction

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Author: Ian Doescher

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 447

The New York Times Best Seller Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialogue by everyone from Darth Vader to R2D2. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.
Performing Arts

The Best of Star Wars Insider Volume 3

Author: Jonathan Wilkins

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

View: 978

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Philosophy

The Zen of R2-D2

Author: Matthew Bortolin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 344

Entertaining and engaging, this new follow-up to Wisdom’s bestseller The Dharma of Star Wars stands on its own and will captivate a broad audience with the Star Wars story from a Buddhist perspective. Did you ever wonder why R2-D2 is: Always calm and cool under pressure, The key to the rebellion’s survival, The one who never fails to save the day? Could it be because he’s secretly a Zen master? Discover your inner R2—and the truth about who you really are! This delightful and illuminating romp unfolds in the form of a fictional dialogue between the author—a die-hard Star Wars devotee with a deep connection to Zen—and two cosplayers dressed as C-3PO and R2-D2 who insist on being called by their character names. Along the way, you’ll come to see what everyone’s favorite astromech can teach us about peace, happiness, and life’s true meaning.
Juvenile Fiction

Star Wars Search and Find: These ARE the Droids You're Looking For

Author: Daniel Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 257

Can you find these droids before the Stormtroopers do? Search for R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8, and more of your favorite Star Wars droids in this interactive search-and-find with locations from across the Skywalker Saga. The Stormtroopers are looking for droids, and your mission is to find R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8, and other Star Wars droids and characters as they journey throughout the galaxy in this interactive search-and-find. With nine scenes from Naboo, Hoth, Exegol, and other locations from across the Skywalker Saga, this book is full of non-stop fun for every Star Wars fan. Four additional activities are also included.
Performing Arts

The Physics of Star Wars

Author: Patrick Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 115

"Explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away--perfect for every Star Wars fan!"--
Crafts & Hobbies

Star Wars Master Models R2-D2

Author: Benjamin Harper

Publisher: becker&mayer! Books

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 112

Pay your respects to the smallest (and maybe sassiest) hero from the Star Wars Universe, R2-D2, with Star Wars Master Models R2-D2. This is one of the toughest, little R2 units anyone has ever seen! Without R2-D2, where would the galaxy be? Queen Amidala wouldn’t have escaped from Naboo, Luke Skywalker wouldn’t have trained under Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Princess Leia would have been executed by Darth Vader on the Death Star. Now with Star Wars Master Models: R2-D2 you can give this little droid his due by following his many adventures as he saves the galaxy time and again. Then build the ultimate papercraft model of everyone’s favorite R2 unit, complete with lights and sound! Star Wars Master Models: R2-D2 includes die-cut pieces with metallic-ink printing, push-button lights, a sound chip, and detailed instructions on how to construct the model—everything you need to build a one-foot tall model of R2-D2. Plus, this kit includes a paperback book that begins with R2-D2’s early days on Naboo and artfully brings to life those key moments in the Star Wars saga when his quick action saves the day. Relive the adventures, learn new details from the Star Wars universe, and make an awesome model to display.
Business & Economics

Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture

Author: Lu Wang, Cheng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 896

Every company wants their business to have a strong, loyal following, but achieving this feat can be a challenge. Examining the growth of fandom popularity in modern culture can provide insights into consumer trends and patterns. Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture is an innovative scholarly resource that offers an in-depth discussion on the soaring popularity of fan communities and how these followers serve a larger purpose in a consumer-driven society. Highlighting applicable topics that include brand loyalty, fan perceptions, social media, and virtual realities, this publication is ideal for business managers, academicians, students, professionals, and researchers that are interested in learning more about how fan behavior can impact the economic environment.
Business & Economics

Global Branding: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 969

View: 334

To survive in today’s competitive and globalized business environment, marketing professionals must look to develop innovative methods of reaching their customers and stakeholders. Examining the relationship between culture and marketing can provide companies with the data they need to expand their reach and increase their profits. Global Branding: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice provides international insights into marketing strategies and techniques employed to create and sustain a globally recognized brand. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as brand communication, consumer engagement, and product innovation, this publication is an ideal reference source for business executives, marketing professionals, business managers, academicians, and researchers actively involved in the marketing industry.
Fiction

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

Author: Ian Doescher

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 891

The New York Times Best Seller Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialogue by everyone from C3PO to Admiral Ackbar. Prithee, attend the tale so far: Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Alack! Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new Imperial Death Star. But whom can they trust to fight by their side in the great battle to come? Cry “Ewok” and let slip the dogs of war! Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy. Frozen heroes! Furry creatures! Family secrets revealed! And a lightsaber duel to decide the fate of the Empire. In troth, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return has it all!
Juvenile Nonfiction

Star Wars Extraordinary Droids

Author: Simon Beecroft

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 392

Find the droids you know and love and discover new favourites along the way. This Star Wars e-guide with a twist showcases a world of droids in close-up detail. Arranged from smallest to biggest, more than 50 droids of the galaxy are revealed with stunning photography and gorgeous artwork. The evocative descriptions will delight children and let them discover amazing droid facts, such as what tools R2-D2 uses and why GNK droids make a "gonk gonk" noise! Each page features fun droid facts and detailed close-up photographs for children to pore over, including firm favourites such as C-3PO and BB-8 as well as more unusual ones such as Professor Huyang, police droids, tiny probe droids, and new The Rise of Skywalker droid D-O. Star Wars Extraordinary Droids is a perfect gift for children who can't get enough of a galaxy far, far away. It covers droids small (quiet, little mouse droids) and big (vulture droid starfighters), kind (memoir-writing PZ-4CO) and scary (droidekas), and will be a treasured favourite book to keep. © & TM 2020 LUCASFILM LTD.
Fiction

Max and the Snoodlecock

Author: Zachry Wheeler

Publisher: Mayhematic Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

View: 486

Book Two of the award-winning sci-fi comedy series! "Holy smokes! Wheeler is the funniest living author I've read." - S. Shane Thomas, Science Fantasy Hub Max’s misadventure through the multiverse continues, this time with more snark. Ross, Zoey, and Perra return for another wild romp, along with several new faces that only a mother could love. Having survived a perilous plunge into a lawless underworld, Max emerged as an unlikely hero and secured his spot as the spaceship intern. He and the crew swing by a colossal station for resupply, only to be targeted by unknown assailants. The resulting shenanigans take them to a roaming planet inside a creepy nebula inhabited by one of the strangest beings in the known universe.
Fiction

William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set

Author: Ian Doescher

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

View: 711

Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialogue by everyone from Darth Vader to R2D2. This Royal Imperial Boxed Set includes all three New York Times best-selling volumes in the original trilogy: Verily, A New Hope; The Empire Striketh Back; and The Jedi Doth Return. Also included is an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster illustrating the complete cast and company of this glorious production. Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy.
Fiction

Max and the Multiverse Box Set

Author: Zachry Wheeler

Publisher: Mayhematic Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 572

View: 254

"One of the finest pieces of sci-fi satire I have ever read. Anywhere. Bar none." - Eric Michael Craig, Rivenstone Press Futurama meets Rick and Morty! Max and the Multiverse is an award-winning sci-fi comedy series about a bumbling nerd who shifts between parallel universes whenever he falls asleep. This box set contains six titles in the ongoing saga: Max and the Multiverse (Book 1) Max is enjoying a spring break all to himself, but then a bizarre mishap launches him and his talking cat into an epic adventure through the cosmos. Max and the Snoodlecock (Book 2) After surviving a perilous plunge into a lawless underworld, Max emerges as an unlikely hero, only to be targeted by unknown assailants. Max and the Banjo Ferret (Book 3) Max learns an extraordinary truth about his furry companion, but there is no time to dilly-dally because his crewmates have been captured by a familiar foe. *** BONUS! *** This collection also includes three Max and the Multiverse shorts. These are stand-alone tales that poke fun at other genres through the lens of science fiction. The Item of Monumental Importance (epic fantasy) Nibblenom Deathtrap (action horror) Sparkle Pirate (speculative romance)
Language Arts & Disciplines

Translation Goes to the Movies

Author: Michael Cronin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 152

This highly accessible introduction to translation theory, written by a leading author in the field, uses the genre of film to bring the main themes in translation to life. Through analyzing films as diverse as the Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera, The Star Wars Trilogies and Lost in Translation, the reader is encouraged to think about both issues and problems of translation as they are played out on the screen and issues of filmic representation through examining the translation dimension of specific films. In highlighting how translation has featured in both mainstream commercial and arthouse films over the years, Cronin shows how translation has been a concern of filmmakers dealing with questions of culture, identity, conflict and representation. This book is a lively and accessible text for translation theory courses and offers a new and largely unexplored approach to topics of identity and representation on screen. Translation Goes to the Movies will be of interest to those on translation studies and film studies courses.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Star Wars What is a Droid?

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 129

Meet some of the most famous droids in the Star Wars galaxy. Get to know your favourite droids better, and make some new droid friends! Read about the masters they serve, the exciting missions they go on and learn which droids can be trusted. Engaging topics and fun, interactive pages build reading skills in this Level 1 Reader - just right for children who are learning to read. A fun quiz at the end of the book helps to develop reading comprehension skills. Each title in the DK Readers series is developed in consultation with leading literacy experts to help children build a lifelong love of reading. © & TM 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and Geek Culture

Author: Andrew James Hartley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 408

From fantasy and sci-fi to graphic novels, from boy scouts to board games, from blockbuster films to the cult of theatre, Shakespeare is everywhere in popular culture. Where there is popular culture there are fans and nerds and geeks. The essays in this collection on Shakespeare and Geek Culture take an innovative approach to the study of Shakespeare's cultural presences, situating his works, his image and his brand to locate and explore the nature of that geekiness that, the authors argue, is a vital but unrecognized feature of the world of those who enjoy and are obsessed by Shakespeare, whether they are scholars, film fans, theatre-goers or members of legions of other groupings in which Shakespeare plays his part. Working at the intersections of a wide range of fields – including fan studies and film analysis, cultural studies and fantasy/sci-fi theory – the authors demonstrate how the particularities of the connection between Shakespeare and geek culture generate new insights into the plays, poems and their larger cultural legacy in the 21st century.