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Just Started To Watch Star Wars Rebels: Please Tell Me It Gets Better?

I while back, I watched the Clone Wars for the first time and really enjoyed it for the most part with the exception of it having a bad opening movie and first season. Now I have started watching Rebels, starting with the shorts & the movie and I’m sorry to say but I thought they were worse than the Clone Wars movie. » 7/01/15 10:50am 7/01/15 10:50am

Star Wars parodies, spoofs, comedy, etc

With the pending arrival of Star Wars: The Fore Awakens at the end of this year, I’ve been pondering just how much Star Wars has influenced pop culture in the past 40 years. One area that has had a field day with the Star Wars platform is comedy. SNL, movies, you name it: so many have taken a crack at poking fun at… » 6/10/15 12:09pm 6/10/15 12:09pm

Coming soon to a galaxy near you is Star Wars: Uprising!

In the days following the Battle of Endor and the fall of the Emperor, the Anoat sector has been locked down by the Empire. With the Rebel Alliance on the other side of the Iron Blockade, it falls to the sector’s smugglers, freedom fighters, bounty hunters, and gangsters to join forces and form an uprising.

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What If Anakin Died In Episode One?

Little Anakin is trapped in the Trade Federation Droid Control ship, surrounded by hundreds of battle droids. Suddenly, his ship gains power again, allowing him to destroy the main reactor and begins to fly out of the ship. But he is unable to make it out in time and is caught in the explosion, sacrificing his life to… » 5/30/15 2:58pm 5/30/15 2:58pm

I Care About Star Wars Because It Introduced Me To 'Lore'

Today, May 25, is Star Wars Day—not the weird pun nonsense earlier this month that people love to call “Star Wars Day”, but the anniversary of the release of the original film in 1977. And today here on Kotaku we’re going to celebrate an oft-mocked part of Star Wars: the Expanded Universe. » 5/26/15 1:18am 5/26/15 1:18am

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 5/18/15 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