Thursday, June 05, 2008

star wars news episode VI: fightchix

i've become very aware in recent days that there's something that star wars news (news from the dark nether regions of star wars fandom) lacks: hot celebrity gossip. cutsy pictures of stormtroopers are all very well, but what this news series needs is something with a bit more bite.

right on cue comes this excellent and exciting news piece.

it turns out that george lucas's daughter, amanda, quietly slipped into new zealand last week. all true star wars fans will know that "Amanda has ... made an impact on the big screen, appearing in the most recent Star Wars trilogy. She was dancer Diva Funquita and the voice of Trade Federation battleship communications officer Tey How in Episode I The Phantom Menace, Outlander Club patron Adnama (Amanda spelled backwards) in Episode II Attack of the Clones, and Senator Terr Taneel in Episode III Revenge of the Sith." i can't believe you didn't know that.

but here's the really awesome bit. she came to new zealand to fight in a mixed martial arts event called 'princesses of pain'.

just because she's the daughter of someone famous, doesn't mean she gets treated any differently. 'princesses of pain' promoter (that's a lot of alliteration) belinda dunne says, "Within her team-mates, none of them really give a crap (about her links to fame)."

wearing a shirt with the catchy phrase 'fightchix' on it, amanda 'powerhouse' lucas fought against nz kickboxer nicole kavanagh who, by the look of this picture, managed to inflict a certain amount of damage.

my mate johnnie b has been trying to get close to george lucas for years. if only we had known that george's daughter was visiting maybe we could have set up a date or something. unfortunately john is in the uk at the moment, and as it turns out amanda 'powerhouse' lucas's "American bodybuilder fiancee" might have had something to say about it.

original story on stuff.

this episode of star wars news was brought to you in association with the following dialogue:

[a large-eyed creature gives Luke a rough shove and starts yelling at Luke in an alien language which Luke doesn't understand...]

Dr. Evazan: He doesn't like you.
Luke: Sorry.
Dr. Evazan: I don't like you either. You just watch yourself. We're wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems.
Luke: I'll be careful.
Dr. Evazan: You'll be dead!


Arthur said...

are there only going to be 6 episodes? on the one hand, it would be nice to think that you could go a bit longer than george, but on the other hand stories about george's daughter kickboxing are scraping the bottom of the the old galactic barrel aren't they? maybe that's what happened to george after the first three...

andrew killick said...

of course legend has it that 9 episodes of star wars were originally intended. so i'm aiming to at least fulfil that promise.

people love gossip - it sells lots of magazines, i thought maybe it would help sell the blog.

as far as scraping the bottom of the old galactic barrel goes - you've summed up star wars news beautifully.

Jacob said...

Fight Chix gear can be purchased at

We are thrilled Amanda fought so hard and true to the name!