Vintage Empire Strikes Back Phone Promo Recordings

June 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
Tags: , aka TOS has just released some long buried recordings from a promotion they used to cripple the Illinois 1-800 system in the fall of 1979. You could call in and get one of  five messages from either C-3PO, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker himself, that would tease the events of the upcoming movie.

Stuck on Earth in 1980, this stormtrooper tries to work a rotary phone with armored gloves.

To read the original story and listen to the recordings, click here.

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Talk Like Yoda Day It Is

May 21, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today is Talk Like Yoda Day! Yes, May 21st is unofficially Talk Like Yoda Day as it coincides with the day Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was released in the United States, hence Yoda’s debut to the world at large. Thus today is Yoda’s 31st anniversary! So while you’re out and about today, feel free to share some sage wisdom with backward cryptic sentences. To kick things off here on Roqoo Depot we would like to share some of our favorite Yoda quotes…

Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.

Yes, run! Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.

Luke: Vader… Is the dark side stronger?

Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.

Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?

Yoda: You will know… when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack.

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