Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Colleagues and Friends Eulogize Carrie Fisher
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) December 27, 2016
So, yeah, there’s pretty much only one story that’s really resonating with us today, and that’s the passing of Carrie Fisher. As the day has gone on, Fisher’s friends and colleagues have been reacting to the news of her death publicly. Above, J.J. Abrams, who worked with her on The Force Awakens, said via the Bad Robot Twitter account, “What an unfair thing to lose her. How lucky to have been blessed with her at all.” Harrison Ford told Variety that “Carrie was one-of-a-kind…brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life, bravely. We will all miss her.” And in a heartbreakingly simple tweet, Mark Hamill responded with a photo of himself and Fisher saying “no words #Devastated.”
- In other not-great news, Watership Down author Richard Adams died at age 96 on Christmas Eve. (via BBC News)
- And in even more sad news, Vera Rubin, an astronomer who played a significant role in our understanding of dark matter (and really should’ve won a Nobel Prize, but never has!), passed away on Christmas Day at the age of 88. (via Gizmodo)
- OK, and now in not-terrible news, ComingSoon.net has some cool preview images from Alien: Covenant, The Mummy, Blade Runner 2049, and John Wick: Chapter 2.
If you’ve ever wanted your very own Jurassic Park velociraptor, today is your lucky day! Check out this velociraptor bust from Chronicle Collectibles. (via /Film)
- Want to make sure your drone is warm as it flies around during those cold winter days? San Francisco-based artist Danielle Baskin makes sweaters for drones. (via The Verge)
- Someone figured out how much the Ghostbusters’ business would actually be worth IRL. You know, in case you’ve been thinking about going into the ghostbusting business. (via Nerdist)
- If you’ve been wondering what happened to the Kickstarted sequel to the indie game Frog Fractions, guess what? It’s been hiding inside another game! (via The Verge)
Well, that’s it for today. What have you seen today? Or alternately, feel free to talk about what Carrie Fisher means to you in the comments. That’s all we’ll be talking about.
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