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Top UK scientist Dr Mark Garlik (New Scientist, Scientific American, Astronomy Now, Sky & Telescope and Cambridge University Press) has found a new constellation in the shape of everyone’s favourite evil baby, Stewie Griffin from the hit television show Family Guy.

The discovery of the Family Guy character came after 2 months of research by Dr Mark Garlik, who was commissioned by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to celebrate the DVD & Blu-ray release of the Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back parody; Family Guy Something, Something, Something, Darkside, on December 28. Dr Mark Garlik has named the new constellation Stewius Griffinus.

Dr Mark Garlik states;    ‘He (Stewius Griffinus) is made up of stars from several neighbouring constellations, including Ursa Major (the Big Dog), Camelopardalis (the Camel) and Draco (the Dragon).’

Stewie’s constellation (Stewius Griffinus) is best viewed earlier on in the evening whilst looking north, where he will appear to be rotated on his side. Dr Mark Garlik added; “The brightest stars in Stewie’s constellation are Alioth and Mizar, which are in the handle of the Plough. They form part of the top of his head. His nose and mouth are made up from stars that belong to Ursa Minor (the Small Dog).”The key to seeing the constellation is by looking for the brightest stars in the arrangement and then the rest of the Stewius Griffinus takes its natural form.

The Farce Is Strong With This Never-Before Seen “Family Guy” Adventure,

Now Available On Blu-ray And DVD

From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Fully Loaded With Hilarious Bonus Material Including Deleted Scenes, Commentaries, Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes, A Pop-Up Video Feature And More!

London, UK – A long time ago, in a Cinema not too far away, one of the greatest movies was unleashed upon the universe.  It’s a dark time for the rebellion but the future has never been brighter for “Family Guy” and Star Wars fans when “Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Darkside” arrives exclusively on Blu-ray (BD) and DVD on 28 December

from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The second DVD premiere feature from the creators of “Family Guy” after 2005’s enormously popular Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, and a follow-up to the 2008 Star Wars spoof “Blue Harvest,” this time around the Griffin clan packs lightsaber sharp wit as they parody the classic sequel The Empire Strikes Back.

Luke (Chris), Leia (Lois), Han Solo (Peter) and Chewbacca (Brian) have evaded the dreaded Imperial Starfleet led by the cunning, conniving and curiously short evil lord Darth Vader (Stewie), setting up a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth.  With the rebellion in trouble, young Skywalker must take the advice of his late, and rather lascivious, mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert) and learn the ways of the “farce” under Jedi Master Yoda (Carl) to save the galaxy once and for all.  “Family Guy” proves that even in the far reaches of space, the darkside can be much lighter!

“Family Guy” Something, Something, Something, Darkside” Blu-ray and DVD features bonus materials including digital copy, animatics and Family Guy trivia.

“Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Darkside” Synopsis

The story of The Empire Strikes Back is retold.  Darth Vader (Stewie) is hunting the rebel

Luke Skywalker (Chris) and his troops relentlessly across the galaxy.  On the ice planet Hoth, Luke has a vision of his late mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert), telling him to go to the Dagobah system to learn the ways of the Force under Jedi Master Yoda (Carl).  Meanwhile Princess Leia (Lois) finds herself taking a shine to the scruffy pilot Han Solo (Peter) and, against all odds, the two soon fall in love.  But an encounter with Han’s old friend Lando Calrissian (Mort) lands them in the clutches of the Empire.  Envisioning this, Luke chooses to forgo his Jedi training to save his friends.  It all comes to a head in a climactic confrontation with Darth Vader himself…

Product Details:

•             Release date:    28th December 2010

•             Running time:  50 minutes

•             Formats:               Single disc DVD, special edition DVD, Blu-ray

•             Cert:                       15 (TBC)

•             Price:                £15.99 /£24.99/ £19.99

Special Edition DVD/ Blu-ray special features:

•             Digital Copy

•             Family Guy Fact-Ups

•             The Dark Side of Poster Art

•             Animatic Scene-to-Scene with commentary by Dominic Polcino

•             Something Something Something Dark Side Table Read

•             Sneak Peak at ‘We Have a Bad Feeling About This’ Table Read

Special Edition DVD also includes a t-shirt, collector’s cards and a booklet

Single disc DVD special features:

•             Digital Copy

•             Family Guy Fact-Ups

•             The Dark Side of Poster Art

•             Animatic Scene-to-Scene with commentary by Dominic Polcino

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