July 26, 2011
Hi there, Hamillites!
Remember me? That ladyfan of Mark's from Germany? I cannot believe just how long it's been since I've last had the time for JTB. I'm truly, awfully sorry to have been gone for so long.
Real life has been a tough challenge throughout the last two years. I won't bore you with details. Finally, there's a real chance to return to this website. I'm sure some of you thought I was gone for good. But really.... having turned 28 this year, I look back on 15 years of Hamill obsession. There is no way I won't be back to this site.
I'm not yet fully in the swing of things again, but JTB will return this summer. It's a promise.
I have begun working on an overhaul. It's needed, too. I just want it to be completely different. And better. You will notice that most links don't work anymore. It's deliberate, because I'm a perfectionist, and I want it all to be perfect before I share with you again.
That said, please return to this very page for updates on the site and on Mark.
I also have some things to share right now.
Mark's going to be back on the big screen, and not just once, but twice. He'll star in Airborne, a UK movie by director Dominic Burns and writer Paul Chronnell. It's by all means no kids' movie, so I'm not embedding the trailer here. If you're a minor, don't just click on the trailer. I've warned you. For anybody else, go to YouTube to get a first look at the film. Mark's character Malcolm is heavily featured in the trailer.
The second movie also isn't for anyone underage. There's no trailer to date yet, at least I haven't found one so far. If anybody knows anything else, please let me know. Title's Sushi Girl, and Mark plays a bad guy by the name of Crow. There's an official site at sushigirlmovie.com.
And if this isn't enough yet to get you to hit the roof (I did!), then here goes the super stellar news: Mark is on Twitter! I kid you not, he is! Go to twitter.com and search for HamillHimself. I abandoned the roof and gained the moon when I found out. Since I am a chicken, though, I didn't twitter him yet. Maybe you're more courageous than I am. He's so nice to everybody. Even if you're just as cowardish as my silly self, though, follow him!
There'd be so much more to say, about his voicework, for example, and I am aware that I owe some e-mails to fellow fans who have contacted me to contribute to this website. It may take me some time yet, but I will get back to you.
Now, thanks so much to everyone who is still occasionally checking in here, and thank you for reading to the end of this ramble. I cannot tell you when exactly the new JTB will go online, but now you know I'm working on it. And I will try to keep you up to date with how it's developing.
Take care, everyone, and please don't give up on me,
October 26, 2009
Hello, Hamill fans!
I must apologize for my prolonged absence. There have been entirely too many papers and exams and not enough hobby time recently. I hope this is going to change during the next couple of weeks. You can trust me to always share big news when I learn of them, though.
Two Hamill fans can win lunch with Mark. And it ain't even Christmas yet! Mark is giving away of his time for the charity fundraiser of Precious Paws. The auction will run November 5 to 15 on Auction Cause, so stay tuned. All details are here and here.
If this isn't a goodie, I don't know what is. Happy bidding, and if the winners visit this little site of mine, why not drop me a line after November 15?
I hope to return in earnest soon. Laters, everyone!
September 29, 2009
A quick Tuesday update with something I forgot to mention on Sunday.
Backstage Auctions is hosting an auction containing the historic archives of 16 Magazine, and they have two lots of exclusive and rare Mark Hamill photos! You can see the lots here and here. These are some samples, courtesy of Backstage Auctions :
Also, Freja was kind enough to submit the following details on Mark's appearance at the Adobe MAX Awards:
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Please join us as we honor the winners of our annual Adobe MAX Awards program. With the help of our special guest host, Mark Hamill, we will recognize the best uses of Adobe software for creating engaging experiences.
So, go on, and join them! If you can't, then check out MAX Online. I'm not clear on whether Mark's appearance will be there to follow live or to look at later, so let's keep our eyes open! :)
September 27, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK! I know I'm a little late with it, but didn't have a moment before and didn't want to jinx it by congratulating before the date! Anyway, we all hope you had a spiffy day with your loved ones and wish you another healthy, happy and successful twelve months! Love ya to pieces!
So, to the updates, ladies and gentlemen. Blame for my prolonged absence goes to two very uncooperative university papers, that I have now almost finished. Well, I'm close enough to no longer be able to hold back the following news, anyway! :D
First of all, IMDb now has a name for Mark's role in the as of yet untitled Barry Minkow movie: His character is Robert Minkow, so, a relative of the lead! Sounds good, doesn't it? But this ain't it all yet. There are two opportunities for you to see Mark in the next couple of weeks!
The International Mark Hamill Fan Club reports that Mark will be hosting an evening of the Adobe Awards on October 6. I am ASSUMING this means the Adobe MAX 2009 Conference & Awards in Los Angeles. Check out their website for all details, and if you find a definite location for this, or a specific time for Mark's appearance, please contact me!
The Institute for the Humanities at Salado is staging a lecture series titled Heritage, Heroes & Home, and Mark is expected to attend and speak at one of the lectures! The event in question is the inauguration of the Lee Marvin Memorial Lecture, and with Mark are supposed to attend more of the main cast of The Big Red One! This will happen November 8, 2009 in the Longhorn Conference Center of the Salado Stagecoach Inn, Salado (Texas). Start is 4.00 PM. So, think you can make this?
Now, before you start planning your trip to Texas or L. A., check out when Mark's going to be on TV this week.
Have a good week, and remember, if you make it to any of these events, let me know!
September 6, 2009
Greetings, Mark fans!
Just a very quick update today. The breaking news of the week are just below, in the update from September 2 for you to enjoy. For now, check out all the latest Mark TV schedules!
September 2, 2009
Hello, Hamill Fans!
Surprised to see an update during the week? Well, me, too, but there are two things I just wanted to let you know as soon as possible.
There's terribly exciting news. Mark's going to be in a new movie! According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Mark is going to co-star in an independent movie project on the real-life story of Barry Minkow. Shooting is supposed to be under way right now in Los Angeles. So, isn't this thrilling?! As soon as I hear any details, you'll be the first to know.
Second piece of news is about the animated documentary Mythic Journeys, for which Mark voiced the character The Corpse. The movie is going to be screened this Saturday, September 5 at Dragon*Con. Check out all details here and at the Dragon*Con website. If you go to the Con and see the film, maybe you'll want to let us know what you thought? If so, contact me.
Well, aren't you glad I didn't let you wait until Sunday? :) See you then!
August 30, 2009
You've probably noticed that Just The Best was experiencing some problems throughout the past few weeks. My ISP moved servers and for a while it was not possible to upload anything. Everything should be back in working order now, though.
To make up for the hassle, I have a special goodie for you today, a totally awesome goodie. In-Game Chat landed a phone interview with Mark. It was scheduled to take 30 minutes, but Mark ended up talking for full 90 minutes. He absolutely rocks!!
Enjoy, and if you're done, check out the latest TV schedules.
August 16, 2009
Greetings, Mark fans!
I'm preparing some extensive additions to the website and am brushing it up to have yet a bit more of a professional air, so today's update is quasi-insignificant. That said, I'm sure you'll have fun revisiting last week's update. ;)
Basically, I am giving you the latest TV schedule for everyone's favorite actor. Highlights this week include Mark's voicework on Cow & Chicken, SWAT Kats and Two Stupid Dogs, all of which are only rarely on TV at the moment. Also, you should catch the opportunity and listen to him in Thru The Moebius Strip and Wizards, the latter being one of his first voiceacting jobs ever and the first being really, really hard to come by. Complete US listings are, as usual, here.
UK fans, too, have some chances to catch him!
Have a nice week of summer, everyone!
August 9, 2009
How are you? I've been busy with exams these past couple of weeks, but I'm going to make up for my absence big time, promise! :) As you know, Mark was at Comic-Con International in San Diego a while ago, and coverage has been great, so I can offer you plenty of videos and photos. There are also some news in regards to Mark's latest voiceover projects, so let's get started.
There's a definite release date now for Batman: Arkham Asylum. It's going to hit US stores on August 25, and stores in Europe and beyond on August 28. If you don't already have a PlayStation 3, you might want to get one, since on PS 3, you can play as The Joker! You can be Joker!! Check out this article here for more info and look at this absolutely amazing trailer featuring plenty of Mark's brilliant voicework!
There's also going to be a Collector's Edition!
Talking about The Joker, why don't you check out these videos of the Arkham Asylum panel at Comic-Con? These three links are audio only, but they cover the complete panel featuring Mark, Paul Dini, and Kevin Conroy:
Here's some video footage of the Arkham Asylum panel:
Here's a video where a fan asked him about whether there was ever a scene shot in Return of the Jedi where we see Luke constructing his new green lightsaber:
I hope you're not out of breath yet, 'cause it's time for the photo links! First of all, Candice Dunlap was kind enough to allow me to host all her photos of Mark, shot at the Batman: Arkham Asylum panel. They're of excellent quality! Thank you so much, Candice! And here are links to many more:
There are two tiny ones at WireImage, too. And if you scroll down this article here there's another one. If I remember correctly, Mark worked with the folks he's with on The Spiderwick Chronicles, all episodes of which he narrated.
As for further news, Battle for Terra, in which Mark voiced one of the supporting characters, is slated for a DVD/Blu-Ray release on September 22 this year. Also, Mark's going to be on a new Marvel show. The show's called The Super Hero Squad Show and he'll guest-star as Red Skull and Chthon. Here's a teaser and some more info from Comics Alliance. You can also take a look at Wikipedia.
July 19, 2009
Greetings, Mark Fans!
The semester is nearing its end and there are exams and presentations galore to prepare for, so I don't have much time for JTB. However, there is a goody today that I wanted to share with you.
This is part of the behind-the-scenes documentary of the game Darksiders. In the game, Mark voices a character named The Watcher. This trailer shows you much footage of the character and it goes behind-the-scenes of Mark voicing the character!!! It's amazing every time you actually see him do a voice, and he's just absolutely brilliant. Then again, isn't he always? ;D