Zuhause auf der Skywalker Ranch



/Film hat einen schönen Artikel zu George Lucas Skywalker Ranch, hier die Highlights des Hauses. Wenn die Filmfreunde Ende des Jahres irgendwann die Weltherrschaft übernommen haben (weil: schön und reich sind wir ja sowieso schon), werde ich George Lucas da rausschmeißen, ihm für Clone Wars auf die Finger hauen und einziehen.

  • Besides all of the work buildings, Lucas also constructed an observatory on-site to house a large telescope sent to him by a Star Wars fan.
  • In additon to the working building, there’s also a motel, four restaurants, a day-care center, and fitness center on the property.
  • In case you were wondering, there’s a free continental breakfast provided daily. Although I imagine if you can afford to book Skywalker Ranch, you’re not worried about the price of a muffin and a glass of juice.
  • The Ranch also has its own fire department, whose trucks are emblazoned with the word “Skywalker” on the sides. They often help with fires in the Marin County area.
  • Lucas went to great length to make sure that it’s difficult to see the buildings from the main road, and has also hidden most of the parking structures underground.
  • As you’d expect, Lucas has an on-site security team with extensive surveillance over the entire property. Supposedly he’s extremely terrified of being kidnapped. Probably more so after the invention of Jar Jar Binks.
  • The Ranch has it’s own screening room, a 300 seat state-of-the-art theater called “The Stag.” It’s one of the most sophisticated theaters in the world.
  • One of the coolest places on the ranch is the Skywalker Library, which is a two-story research center that provides archives and research to filmmakers.
  • Lucas’ inner sanctum at the Ranch, located in the main Victorian-style building, houses artifacts like the original lightsabers from Star Wars, Indy’s battered and dusty fedora from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and… Howard the Duck’s electric guitar.
  • Currently, the Ranch sits on almost 5,000 acres, most of which is undeveloped.

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  1. Jet Strajker

    “Wenn die Filmfreunde Ende des Jahres irgendwann die Weltherrschaft übernommen haben (weil: schön und reich sind wir ja sowieso schon), werde ich George Lucas da rausschmeißen, ihm für Clone Wars auf die Finger hauen und einziehen.”

    Niemals, da musst du erst an mir vorbei. Lucas ist toll. Jar Jar Binks auch. So. ;)

  2. HoHu

    “a large telescope sent to him by a Star Wars fan.”

    Geht das noch als Maxibrief?

  3. Christian D.

    Den Seitenhieb auf Jar Jar Binks finde ich super (und gerechtfertigt)! :)

  4. Patrick B. Rau

    Die Filmfreunde werden niemals die Weltherrschaft übernehmen. Patrick B. Rau und seine CAPSLOCK-TASTE haben die Weltherrschaft und sind entschlossen diese zu behalten, wahrzunehmen und NICHT mehr abzugeben.

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