16 February 2009

Human-Cyborg relations

Like every child who hoped to find that shiny new speeder bike under the Christmas tree, I was a child of the Star Wars, and as immediately in love with the Star Tours attraction when it opened at Disney-MGM Studios in December of 1989.Originally named Endor Vendors, with an exterior that resembled the bunker form Return of the Jedi, the Star Wars shop was renamed Tatooine Traders and opened with a new fa├žade in 1999. The store was now able to visually bridge the gap not only between the original Star Wars Trilogy (AT-AT from The Empire Strikes Back, Ewok Village from Return of the Jedi, and Tatooine from A New Hope) but also between the two trilogies, as the set piece indicate this Tatooine set is from Mos Espa, Anakin Skywalker’s boyhood home. The new exterior also featured the name ‘Tatooine Traders,’ in not only standard English but also in Aurebesh, a font/language commonly used in the Star Wars Universe.

For those of you wishing to create and send your own messages via droids about the impending ambush at the moon of Endor, the Main Street Gazette is proud to provide you with this translation sheet. We look forward to translating whatever surveillance intelligence you can send our way!

2 comments:

Andy said...

Very nice! Though I still like the name Endor Vendors better...

Princess Fee said...

I do like the theming of Tatooine Traders, but I must admit - like Andy - I love the name Endor Vendors!