Watched Star Wars The Clone Wars For The First Time... It Was Okay.

As some of you may know, I just finished University last week and have spent my free time partying and researching. Today, I’ve discovered that my brother had bought me a present, the complete Star Wars: The Clone Wars series (except season 6), including the movie. I had never watched the series or the film before, so… » 5/18/15 8:49am Monday 8:49am

Recording Captures Thrill Of Seeing Star Wars In 1977

In 1977, future makeup and special effects artist Bill Forsche attended a screening of Star Wars with his mother, all the while secretly recording the movie with a hidden tape player. Also recorded: the audience’s frequently enthusiastic and joyous responses to the action onscreen, including occasional commentary from… » 5/07/15 12:43am 5/07/15 12:43am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in 16-bit video game style is fun

I don’t know what I want to do more, watch the new Star Wars movie or play this awesome 16-bit retro video game version of the new Star Wars movie. Actually, that’s a lie. I still want to watch the movie more. But there’s a kid in me that would love this video game so much if it ever existed. » 5/05/15 5:19pm 5/05/15 5:19pm

Religion and Morality in Star Wars [Updated]

I ran across this interesting article while working on a news post for my job earlier today and thought it was worth sharing. It’s a piece by Australian theologian Joel Hodge on the religious and moral themes of the Star Wars saga and how they both reflect and subvert Christian theology (with some influence from… » 4/24/15 7:02pm 4/24/15 7:02pm

Some Genius Made a Tiny Working Replica of The Force Awakens' BB-8 Droid

Like with R2-D2, BB-8, the adorable rolling droid companion that will be appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December, was realized as an actual remote control prop on-set, not computer graphics. And just days after the robot was officially revealed on stage at Star Wars Celebration, some brilliant hacker… » 4/20/15 10:54am 4/20/15 10:54am

What's Your Favorite Take On An Established Character?

In the modern age of the geek, everything old is new again. Of course, this has almost always been the case for all things nerdy. We're all talking about Star Wars or Batman v Superman: Don of Justice (just go with it), both of which are new entries into larger franchises that will provide new takes on old characters… » 4/17/15 10:42am 4/17/15 10:42am

Six Series That Would Make Excellent Animated Films

Live Action adaptations seem to be all the rage these days, with Marvel Cinematic Universe and Cinderella being massive hits both financially and critically. However, let us not forget that animation adaptations can be just as good if not better than their live action counterparts (and if you still believe that… » 4/01/15 2:14pm 4/01/15 2:14pm

A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasized one thing, it's that the Empire's Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C's lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And… » 3/26/15 5:30pm 3/26/15 5:30pm

Which Non-Canon Universe Do You Like Better Than Official Canon?

Many media franchises these days have an expanded unverse. And yet often times, the people behind the biggest part of that franchise can't be bothered to keep up with what the other people playing in their sandbox have been up to. So often, the official stance is, "The expanded universe is not canon," or the slightly… » 3/25/15 9:15pm 3/25/15 9:15pm