Jon Stewart and George Lucas will cross lightsabers in Orlando


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The last time Jon Stewart interviewed George Lucas, the great wizard of Skywalker Ranch revealed some startling late-night habits involving rubber and Jar Jar Binks headwear.

The nimble-minded host of “The Daily Show” gets another shot at the Star Wars mastermind during Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando in August. The two will sit down for an hour-long, on-stage interview as part of the massive Lucasfilm expo dedicated to all things Jedi.

Other scheduled guests at the Aug. 12-15 event include Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Mayhew, Jake Lloyd and Ray Park.

There also will be costume contests, a laser-tag competition, a massive trading floor and something called the Star Wars Celebration Chapel. Here’s how the organizers describe that one:”Love is the strongest Force of all. It is a power that surrounds us, drives us and binds us together. And Star Wars fans will be able to express their deep commitment to their special someone at the Star Wars Celebration Chapel. Choose between a ‘light side’ and ‘dark side’ ceremony, and have your union officiated by your choice of colorful characters from the Star Wars Saga – and beyond!”


Wow, the mind reels. Anyone have any jokes on that one?

-- Geoff Boucher


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