Prime's alt mode in T4 is a... truck!

optimus prime truck mode transformers 4

Here's what fearless Autobot leader Optimus Prime will look like in truck mode in Transformers 4. It's a slight 'joosh' of his truck mode - it looks a little more fierce oui? One could argue it looks slightly more toy like than real life but that's probably the point.

Autobots roll out!


Here's Bumblebee going all old school:

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A list of songs that U2 have covered

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U2 songs cover list

You could be forgiven for thinking  that one of the biggest bands in music history wouldn't need to do covers but history has shown the Beatles did and as did the Rolling Stones (have you heard their version of My Girl?) - so why shouldn't  U2 record the odd cover song? They are a great way to add a bit of colour as a B-side on a single, and ideed they are popular as an artist's public appreciation for what has inspired and influenced them.

Here's the list of songs U2 have covered:

Song Name                        Release  found on                                           Original writer

Red Hot + Blue
Written by Cole Porter
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
A Very Special Christmas
Written by Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
"I Believe in Father Christmas"
(RED)Wire Volume 1 Issue 2
Written by Greg Lake and Peter Sinfield
We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones
Written by Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings and Douglas Colvin
"I Remember You"
"Elevation" single
Written by Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, and Tommy Ramone
"Fortunate Son"
Written by John Fogerty
"Instant Karma!"
Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur
Written by John Lennon
"Happiness Is a Warm Gun"
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
"Don't Take Your Guns to Town"
"Elevation" single
Written by Johnny Cash
"One" single
Written by Lou Reed
"Everlasting Love"
"All I Want Is You" single
Written by Mac Gayden and Buzz Cason
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
"Dancing Barefoot"
"When Love Comes to Town" single
Written by Patti Smith and Ivan Kral
"Springhill Mining Disaster"
The Late Late Show Tribute to The Dubliners
Written by Peggy Seeger
"Neon Lights"
"Vertigo" single
Written by Ralf Hütter, Florian   Schneider, and Karl Bartos
"Pop Muzik"
"Last Night on Earth" single
Written by Robin Scott
"Jesus Christ"
Folkways: A Vision Shared
Written by Woody Guthrie

"With or without You" single
Written Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret

In a galaxy far far away

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Now that Disney has thrown a lot of cash at George Lucas and are going to make a lot of movies that continue the adventures of Luke and Leia, I've started a new Star Wars website, In a Far Away Galaxy to see in the new movies - here's some questions I've started answering....

Who is directing Star Wars?

The director of Episode VII is the very popular JJ Abrams - currently riding a wave of popularity due to Star Trek Into Darkness, JJ is a very successful writer and producer of several films and TV shows - most notably Super 8 and Lost. 

That also sounds nice and grand but does he get Star Wars? Is he fan? If he's doing Star Trek movies why is he doing a Star Wars movie?

When will Star Wars start filming?

Byran Burk is the producer of Star Wars Episode VII along with Katherine Kennedy and JJ Abrams. He was quoted by Collider as saying: “We’re progressing on a schedule to hopefully begin next year, or the beginning of next year, and the location is still kind of floating around in the air all depending on script and a whole bunch of other issues. As I just said, everything is kind of a free-flowing thing, and when we feel like the story level on this script and everything is really coming together and schedules are all working and pieces line up, we prowl ahead, and Star Wars will be no different.” Which basically means there's firm plans to do SOMETHING .....

Is this the best top ten Star Wars quotes list ever? What about this cosplay?

star wars cosplay babe fighter pilot

How good a pilot is she really?
How many new Star Wars movies are there going to be?

Starting with Episode VII (being directed by JJ Abrams) in the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2015, it will alternate every summer with a stand -alone film until the trilogy is all sewn up. So that means 5 but you can guarantee Disney is gonna make a boat load of movies.

How did Han Solo and Chewbacca become friends?

Their connection begins when Solo boards a derelict slaving craft to find that its cargo of Wookiee children had escaped and all that was left on board was a severely wounded Wookiee in the pilot’s seat. 

Han was ordered to skin the helpless Chewbacca alive but refused. A court martial and an escape ensued as a result of this insubordination. Chewbacca later swore that he owed a life debt to Han and wouldn’t leave his side.

And that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship!