The chaps over at cinexcellence.com created this montage featuring the greatest (and arguably oldest) sound effect joke, the Wilhelm Scream. Originally appearing in the film Distant Drums, the sound effect made its splash in the movie industry with Star Wars: A New Hope.
Check out the video. AAAAaaahhh!
Read up on the history of the Wilhelm scream by visiting the wiki page.
Um, the Sith has the backing of the empire, which is unionized. The Jedis are an illegal rogue group on the run, spread thin throughout the galaxy. I think the choice is obvious. THIS GIRL IS JUST TRYING TO GET PAID!
I don’t know why this is entertaining, but it is. Maybe for me, it’s interesting to see how the effects and style of lightsabers evolved over the course of the Star Wars films. Prepare for a whole hell of a lot of “PPWSSSSHHHH” sound effects.
This is a real photo. No manipulations / Photoshop magic.
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That familiar silhouette is actually the International Space Station.
Details from the photographer:
Image of the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS), taken from the area of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman on January 4th 2011 at 9:09 UT, during the partial solar eclipse. Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor on EM-10 mount, Canon 5D mark II. 1/5000s exposure at 100 iso.
Transit forecast calculated by www.calsky.com (many thanks to Arnold Barmettler for his help).
Transit duration: 0.86s. ISS distance to observer: 510 km. Speed in orbit: 7.8km/s (28000 km/h or 17000 mph).
The image shows three planes in space: the Sun at 150 million km, the Moon at about 400000 km and the ISS at 500 km.