Morning Watch: 40-Minute George Lucas Interview, Optimus Prime in Real Life, Funny Val Kilmer Mashup and More

Morning Watch: 40-Minute George Lucas Interview, Optimus Prime in Real Life, Funny Val Kilmer Mashup and More

May 02, 2012

Here's a great 40-minute interview with George Lucas that was part of this week's Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Among the topics: Han and Greedo, film school, his favorite films and more. You can watch the entire interview below. [via THR]

Optimus Prime desperately needs another big-screen adventure because the gigs he takes on in between films aren't nearly as interesting. To promote their new Transformers ride, Universal Studios Hollywood has brought in a real-life walking and talking version of Optimus Prime to awkwardly stroll around and chat up fans. Check it. [via Vulture]

Ever notice how Val Kilmer always wears -- and then takes off -- glasses in his films? No? Well here's a supercut to remind you of this random fact. [via TDW]

Finally, check out this cool mashup of sci-fi films called The Sci-Fi Portfolio. It's separated into three chapters: Into the Grid, Invaders from Space and Above and Beyond. We've listed all of the films featured below the video in case you're curious. [via YouTube]

CHAPTER ONE: INTO THE GRID
Blade Runner
Dark City
Gamer
Gattaca
Inception
I, Robot
Looper
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
Repo Men
Surrogates
Total Recall (2012)
Tron: Legacy
 
CHAPTER TWO: INVADERS FROM SPACE
Alien vs. Predator
Battle: Los Angeles
Battleship
Cloverfield
The Day the Earth Stood Still
District 9
The Fifth Element
The Invasion
Monsters
Skyline
Slither
Super 8
The Thing (2011)
Transformers
War of the Worlds
 
CHAPTER THREE: ABOVE AND BEYOND
2001: A Space Odyssey
Alien
Avatar
Babylon A.D.
The Fifth Element
The Fountain
Moon
Pandorum
Pitch Black
Prometheus
Serenity
Star Trek
Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Sunshine

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