‘Star Wars 1313′: What’s In A (Domain) Name?

This week, the buzzword in the Star Wars universe is not actually a word at all, but a number: 1313, to be exact. Everyone’s wondering why Lucasfilm purchased domain names relating to “Star Wars” and those mysterious digits.

Many theorists say it has something to do with a long-awaited Boba Fett movie, but Eric Geller of TheForce.net doesn’t buy it. “My best guess is that ‘1313’ refers to Thursday, January 3rd, 2013,” Geller says. “They may be planning to unveil the starwars1313.com website this fall and use it to tease an announcement that will be made on 1/3/13.” But why a Thursday? “I have no clue,” Geller admits. “It’s an odd day of the week to make an announcement, but maybe they really wanted the double-13 repetition factor.”

Geller also has a notion about what exactly Lucasfilm will announce on 1/3/13. “I think it will be details about Seth Green’s animated series. Seth Green and his team have been working on this show for a while, and Lucasfilm must be getting close to finalizing certain details.”

Bryan Young of BigShinyRobot.com agrees. “The story in my head is this: From what I can piece together about the show, it’s about the entertainment in the Star Wars universe without the war. What if 1313 is the in-universe channel on the holonet they’re putting their content on?”

What if, indeed? Let the conjecture continue…

Also this week comes news that should be appreciated by anyone who has ever asked herself: What gift do you get for the Star Wars fan who’s got everything? Well, you get her frozen in carbonite!

That’s right – now, for about a hundred bucks plus the price of admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can carbon-freeze yourself, sort of.

I’m not sure I like this idea; though Han Solo looks great in carbon I don’t think it would suit me. How about you – is this a trinket you just can’t live without? And do you have your own theories about Star Wars 1313? Let us know in the comments section below or give us a shout on Twitter!

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