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Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Plot Points Episode IV: A Family that Slays Together Strays Apart

Planet of the Wookiees, expendable heroes, familiar clones, depressing endings, unknown siblings, and more twins than you can shake a saber at: is this the Star Wars saga you remember?

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Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Plot Points, Episode III: Evolution of Light and Dark

"Minch Yoda"? "Darth Wilson"? "Kane Starkiller"? "Cos Dashit"? "Jaster Mereel"? "Gary Vader"? Who are these guys that brought the Star Wars saga we know to life?

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Harrison Ford Says Three Words in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Trailer, Internet Goes Nuts

Thus far, what glimpses we've had of Star Wars: Episode VII are brief, but the internet is buzzing about them nonetheless.

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20 Apr 2015 // 2:10 AM

The World Is Ready for ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

All signs point to the upcoming seventh installment of Star Wars remediating the follies of the prequel trilogy and returning the series to its original glory.

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14 Oct 2014 // 9:14 AM

Star Wars Battle Pod Shows That Arcades Aren’t Dead, They’re Just Different

Star Wars Battle Pod is a single-player flight combat game that uses an array of high-tech gadgets packed into a gaming pod to drop players into the action of some of Star Wars’ key space fight moments.

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Gotta Catch ‘Em ALL: Being Programmed to Collect

On reflection, I feel like I know why I want to catch 'em all. I feel as if I have been programmed from birth to collect, and even more specifically, to associate play and entertainment with collection.

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7 Mar 2013 // 11:10 PM

Go Ahead, Disney… Rough Up ‘Star Wars’

Whatever Disney does to Star Wars, let's at least hope they keep its rough aesthetic.

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Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Plot Points Episode II: The Force Behind the Scenes

With Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm already changing Star Wars, let's look at the prior behind the scene changes in the saga.

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8 Nov 2012 // 5:00 AM

May the Mouse Be With You

For now, fans can rejoice in knowing that there is more Star Wars -- much more -- on the way. Where it's coming from, however, could be a whole new world of worries.

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The Top 5 Definitive Summer Movie Years

Be it providing the ingredients for a successful summer movie "recipe" or by opening new ways to roll out blockbusters, here are the top five "definitive" years for summer movies.

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Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Plot Points, Episode I: The Ties That Surround Us, Bind Us and Penetrate Us

To celebrate the added "layers" of unnecessary 3D onto both the Prequel and Original Trilogies, here are some actual plot layers straight out of George Lucas' old plans that just might have made Star Wars a more engrossing saga (in somebody's mind, anyway).

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In Film (and All Art) Bold is Beautiful; Boring Isn’t

I can't be a movie theatre zombie. I can't just sit there and accept average. I want a film to swell up some sort of feelings, make me question what I’ve seen, think about things on a larger scale or go for a far flung freaking mind trip.

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The 10 Greatest Aspects of the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

Everyone's favorite space opera turns 35 this week. Here are 10 reasons why we still love this adventure from long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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Super Bowl XLVI: Commercial Success?

If you’re like me and are more jazzed about decorating chocolate covered strawberries to look like mini-footballs than about the big game, here is a list of some hotly anticipated things to look forward to when the ole’ pig skin is taking a breather.

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21 Sep 2011 // 10:30 AM

Blu-ray ‘Star Wars’ set hits many generations

Relax, fans, Han still shoots first. (On bonus disc 2, in the deleted scenes.) “Star Wars: The Complete Saga” has been released on Blu-ray. It is

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30 Aug 2011 // 9:15 AM

‘Star Wars’ still rules the pop-culture roost

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. , On a recent episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Harrison Ford, aka Han Solo of “Star Wars,” mock-confronted Solo’s old partner in

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The Story of a Woman on the Morning of a War

Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising is a rich and complex work teasing out the personal price paid by soldiers set on the stage of grand ideological battles for liberty and against the backdrop of deep drama of military tactics. There couldn't be a better choice than Hilary Swank for the just-announced upcoming movie.

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Star Wars and the Art of Parody: KaBoom’s ‘Space Warped’

For many people, Star Wars is sacred ground, especially for those fans that grew up in the 1970s and ‘80s. While the entire film franchise is open to parody (especially the prequels) it takes a special kind of precision, a special kind of care, cleverness and panache to properly pull it off.

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Filling in the Gaps: Gray Areas in ‘Knights of the Old Republic’

The Star Wars universe gets a shot of complexity from Bioware's celebrated RPG.

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Nathan Fillion Misbehaves All Across the Whedonverse

Both because of his several roles in Joss Whedon series and because of his extensive interaction with fans, Nathan Fillion has emerged as one of the best-loved actors in the Whedonverse.

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