SR Geek Picks: Disney Jedi Princesses & ‘Community’ As a Postmodern Masterpiece

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 24th, 2014 at 9:04 am,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the web. Today you’ll find tips to make your ex mad using social media; why Community is a postmodern masterpiece; handmade Legend of Zelda ceramic teapot; what fully-clothed superheroines look like; and Disney Princesses as Jedis! All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you may be featured on a future post!

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Is Community a Postmodern Masterpiece?

“Though the TV show ‘Community’ has never achieved huge ratings, it has a passionate cult following, including those of us at Idea Channel. The show plays with genre and narrative in such a creative way that it brings to mind the cultural and artistic theory of Postmodernism. Previous TV series have been self-referential and culturally reflective, but none so successfully as ‘Community.’ The show flips traditional expectations so consistently that it questions their importance in the first place. And it has brought the word “meta” into the cultural vernacular, to boot.”

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Handmade Legend of Zelda Ceramic Teapot

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Etsy seller Lauren Russell is offering these handmade Legend of Zelda teapots which feature a golden triforce on one side and the logo from Twilight Princess on the other.

“It is made from white earthenware clay, and glazed using non-toxic glazes. A small flange on the lid keeps the lid in place during pouring. This teapot holds about 5 cups and is dishwasher, microwave and food safe. It is NOT stove top safe.”

There you have it. The only problem is that as of this writing the product is sold out, but she does take custom orders.

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What Would Fully-Clothed Superheroines Look Like?

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The answer: way more functional for fighting crime.

Artist Michael Lunsford is very clear that his series ISN’T about pushing some “moral code”:

Done doing these so here they all are in one place! Fully Dressed Redesigns of Superheroines.

Point of this: An exercise in character design, attempting to clothe the heroines nearly all the way and not making them painted-on, while still keeping the look of their original costumes in some way. Hopefully keeping them looking as iconic as the originally were. Just showing what can be done with a costume breaking outside the barrier of the norm.

NOT the point of this: some moral code I’m trying to push on you.

Definitely go check out Lunsford’s other character designs on his blog.

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Disney Jedi Princesses

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Disney princesses have been mashed up with Star Wars quite a bit since the fall, but this image of Ariel as a Jedi should win a prize. The design by Ralph Sevelius is perfect. He pulled inspiration from characters like Asajj Ventress and Kit Fisto for this mash-up, and it really suits the Little Mermaid.

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Star Wars Jedi Camp Fan Film Episode 5 – “Attack of the Bullies”

Episode 4 -The Camp Menace http://youtu.be/EI2KsBSqmAU

Episode 3: Rebound of the Jedi http://youtu.be/BO_1V5EeCuo

Episode 2: The Bully Strikes Back - http://youtu.be/ORha6tJ1P8E

Episode 1: A New Camper- http://youtu.be/1_05ooWwSsI

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Pocahontas Solo and Rapunzel Jedi [Cosplay]

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Disney princesses make awesome Star Wars characters. I never would have thought of mashing up Pocahontas and Han Solo but it works, and check out Rapunzel’s pink Jedi boots! Pocahantas cosplayed by Aleu Moana.

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Return of the Jeni!

How do you guys feel about Disney buying Lucasfilm? About J.J. Abrams directing Episode VII? Will Jar Jar get his own spin-off movie? Yikes!

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FROM SHORT TO 5 MILLION DOLLAR FIRST FEATURE – SCOTT SANDERS ON HOLLYWOOD TRENCHES PART 3



Episode 3 reveals how Scott maneuvered his way from mail room to short film to a 5.7 million dollar first feature with Alec Baldwin; how the Sundance Film Festival plays with your mind; and buying food at the 99 Cent Store. With references to Black Dynamite, Thick as Thieves, Michael Jae White, Alec Baldwin, and Hello Larry.

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LUNCH WITH LARRY

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How to Annoy Your Ex on Facebook

For The Win is back with more awesome tips on how to succeed at life! This week they teach you the ins and outs of pissing off your ex-girlfriend using social media.

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That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.

Today’s picks have been brought to you by: pbsideachannel, buzzfeedCineFix, MadeManDotComjenniferlanda, fashionablygeek, ThatsNerdaliciousfirstglancefilms, NerdApproved and RootOfAllGood.

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  1. That Pocahantas Solo is disturbingly fine looking. Not sure I want such confusing feelings when I seen Solo. On the bright side, “scruffy nerf-herder” is now a tm of endearment. As in, “whatchou smuggling in here, ya scruffy nerf herder?”. She did a great job, and I’d like to shake her hand…

  2. The Disney Jedi are a cool idea, and have loads of good art in them, but my favorite one is Ariel, and her head/neck/face are weird looking. I would love to see a revised version. Very talented person!

  3. The fully clothed heroines pic represents finely, that women heroes do not need to have their butts and boobs on display to look sexy and badass.

    Look at Black Widow in the Avengers, she didn’t have a ridiculously deep neckline to show off her cleavage. She wore a perfectly suitable, effective and non-sexualized body suit. It’s function was not to “show as much skin as possible”. Same goes for Catwoman in TDKR, nothing overly sexualized. It was a catsuit, plain and simple. Practical for her character.
    It’s funny how both of these characters have ridiculous cleavages in their costumes in the comic version *eyeroll*. Like the zipper on the front is permanently broken.

    I still cannot believe that some comic book artists draw awesome heroes as eye candy. It’s the 21st century, it’s so ridiculous and immature. Comics are not meant to be skin mags. You don’t read them for the exposed lady parts so what gives? “serious comic artists” going all “uhhh Imma gonna draw some more boobies… I like boobies, everyone has big boobies, awww yeah all the boobies”.

    I know it’s an old argument. I’m just shocked it’s still an argument.

  4. Community and masterpiece should never be used in the same sentence. Community was a great sitcom which decided to stop being funny about halfway through season 3. I still watch the show, but it really has become a horrible mess, I hope they cancel it soon so the cast can move on to better projects.