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  • Did Mark Hamill Ruin 'Last Jedi' Twist in 1980s Interview With Gene Siskel?

    04/26/2017 8:50:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    April 25, 2017 ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ryan Parker
    Odds are, the story has completely changed, but who knows for sure. Ah! Decades-old spoiler alert! Mark Hamill may have spilled the beans about his iconic Star Wars character years ago while doing an interview with the late film critic Gene Siskel around the time Return of the Jedi was released. In the unearthed interview, Hamill said George Lucas explained to him his layout for the prequels and also told Hamill to be ready, because he had plans for Skywalker many years down the road.
  • Carrie Fisher Will Not Be in Episode IX After All and Other Star Wars Revelations From This Weekend

    04/17/2017 5:04:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | April 17, 2017 | Marissa Martinelli
    The biggest news out of Star Wars Celebration may have been the release of the hotly anticipated first teaser for Episode VIII, The Last Jedi, but despite the major secrecy surrounding the upcoming film, that wasn’t the only Star Wars revelation to come out of this weekend. Here’s what else we learned: Despite statements from Fisher's family to the contrary, the late Carrie Fisher will not appear in Episode IX.
  • Mark Hamill says 'it's possible' Luke goes to dark side in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

    04/17/2017 12:57:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 14, 2017 | Michael Rothman
    Today, the first teaser for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" dropped and the thing that stuck out for fans was Luke Skywalker's quote at the end that the "Jedi must end." ... As for if Luke would ever turn to the dark side, [Hamill] said, "It's possible, anything's possible." ...
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Released

    04/14/2017 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/14/2017
    Looks great to me.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser

    04/14/2017 9:21:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 14, 2017 | Staff
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Arriving in your galaxy December 15.
  • Timothy Zahn finally unveils the origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains in Thrawn

    04/12/2017 2:21:04 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 9 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 12, 2017 | Andrew Liptak
    Last summer, Dave Filoni announced that he would be bringing a long-standing fan-favorite character to Star Wars Rebels: Grand Admiral Thrawn. In a classic, “wait, there’s more!” moment, he followed up by saying that the character would also get a novel, written by none other than Timothy Zahn, who created the character in 1991’s Heir to the Empire. It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is to long-time Star Wars fans. In the previous Star Wars expanded universe, Thrawn was a different sort of villain for the franchise. Where Emperor Palpatine was evil incarnate, and Darth Vader embodied raw power,...
  • HARRISON FORD: 'I'M THE SCHMUCK WHO LANDED ON THE TAXIWAY'

    03/24/2017 3:49:13 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/24/2017 | tmz
    Harrison Ford told the tower at John Wayne Airport, "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway." TMZ has obtained communications between Ford and the tower. The audio above is Ford on his cellphone with the tower immediately after he lands on the taxiway and the audio below is the radio communication between Ford and the Tower during his plane landing. Ford explain why he was confused ... a combination of encountering turbulence from an Air Bus and getting distracted by a jet that was on the runway. Harrison Ford landed his single engine plane on the taxiway at John...
  • ‘Stormtroopers’ banned from ‘Star Wars’-themed college reunion over alleged Nazi inspiration

    03/08/2017 10:00:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Graduates from Princeton’s 2012 class will not be able to attend a “Star Wars”-themed party in Stormtrooper gear due to fears that it will convey a racist message. A rules committee organizing a five-year class reunion party in early June around the fictional “Star Wars” universe was contacted about characters allegedly inspired by World War II-era events. Subsequently, Stormtroopers will not be allowed.
  • Star Wars Actor: Put Muslims on TV or They Will Join ISIS

    03/03/2017 12:27:32 PM PST · by drewh · 46 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 3, 2017 12:23 pm | Andrew Kugle
    Star Wars actor Riz Ahmed gave some advice on how to fight the terror group ISIS. During a Thursday speech to Channel 4's annual diversity lecture in Parliament, Ahmed urged television producers to embrace diversity and have more Muslim representation, or young people will feel alienated and will be more vulnerable to joining extremist groups. "If we fail to represent, we are in danger of losing people to extremism," Ahmed said. "In the mind of the Isis recruit, he’s the next James Bond right? Have you seen some of those Isis propaganda videos, they are cut like action movies," he...
  • HARRISON FORD VIDEO OF TAXIWAY LANDING

    02/22/2017 5:51:16 AM PST · by RummyChick · 43 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/22/2017 | tmz
    Harrison Ford's taxiway landing last Monday was caught on video, and it promises to be the centerpiece of the FAA investigation. The video was captured by cameras trained on the runways at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. It shows Ford's approach which came dangerously close to an American Airlines 737, which was on the taxiway when the actor's plane passed overhead. A man in the terminal who took a picture of the landing told us Ford had misjudged the runway and banked sharply before landing on the taxiway, but that is not reflected in this video.
  • HARRISON FORD RADIO MISSTEPS ON TAKEOFF Before Botched Taxiway Landing

    02/17/2017 7:57:21 AM PST · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/17/17 | tmz
    Harrison Ford didn't sound like a seasoned pilot of more than 20 years when he stammered through radio calls to the tower ... minutes before his screwed up landing on a taxiway. TMZ has obtained audio of Harrison's convo with air traffic control as he took off from Santa Monica Airport at 11:49 AM on Feb. 13, and he sounds confused. The SMO tower sends him off with his tail number -- "Husky Niner Hotel Uniform" -- and gives him a personal code (squawk) of 0214 ... his identifying code for air traffic control. All good up to that point....
  • HARRISON FORD 'COMPLETELY MISJUDGED RUNWAY' Last Second Save on Taxiway

    02/16/2017 8:14:33 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/16/17 | tmz
    This is a photo of Harrison Ford landing on the taxiway Monday at John Wayne Airport ... and the person who took the pic says the actor was totally out of position seconds before he touched down. The man who shot the photo had just arrived on a commercial flight and was looking out the terminal window waiting for a friend, when he saw Ford's plane coming in for a landing. He tells TMZ Ford had "completely misjudged the runway" and was not in position to land. The man grabbed his phone to snap a pic, thinking the pilot might...
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII now has a title — The Last Jedi

    01/23/2017 10:59:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 23, 2017 | Anthony Breznican
    What was once Episode VIII is now The Last Jedi. When cameras started rolling last year on the eighth film in the Skywalker family story, writer-director Rian Johnson used the tongue-in-cheek working title “Space Bear,” and numerous rumors (most of them false) about the possible real title have circulated ever since.
  • Leaked 'Star Wars' Auditions With The Bots From MST3K

    01/14/2017 6:11:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Funny Or Die ^ | Published on Dec 4, 2015 | Funny Or Die
    In newly released footage it was revealed that Mystery Science Theater 3000 bots Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo auditioned for the part of BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this leaked footage. They may have been a little typecast.
  • Mom-to-Be Wears Chewbacca Mask While in Labor

    01/14/2017 2:05:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Today ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Ronnie Koenig
    The force was definitely with Katie Stricker Curtis, 32, on January 3rd when she gave birth to her first child, a girl named Jayden Lee. The medical assistant from Windsor, Ontario, decided to don a Star Wars Chewbacca mask during labor, leaving the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital in stitches. A ten-second clip of her going through labor while wearing the Chewy mask was posted to her Facebook page on January 2nd and has since gotten over 216,000 views. This isn't the first time that a Chewbacca mask made the news in a hilarious way. Earlier this year, another video...
  • Disney negotiating with Carrie Fisher's estate to bring back Leia

    01/13/2017 9:18:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 13 January 2017 • 9:24am | Alice Vincent,
    Kirsty Wark said on the BBC show[Newsnight]: "With what might be regarded as unseemly haste, Disney is negotiating with the actor’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise. If Disney gets the go-ahead, Carrie Fisher will join Peter Cushing, who, last month, 15 years after his death, played a key role in Rogue One as Grand Moff Tarkin." There was no more detail on what exactly Disney is negotiating with the estate: the studio may want to continue using Fisher's likeness on merchandise, or, as with Cushing, want to bring Leia back for Star Wars: Espiode IX, which is...
  • Peter Thiel Thinks ‘Star Trek’ Is ‘Communist’ While ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Capitalist’

    01/12/2017 6:21:01 AM PST · by DFG · 68 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 01/11/2017 | Thom Geier
    In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, billionaire tech giant Peter Thiel defended his support of President-Elect Donald Trump and offered some characteristically esoteric opinions on everything from Meryl Streep to “Star Wars.” To a question noting that “President Obama had eight years without any ethical shadiness,” Thiel replied, “But there’s a point where no corruption can be a bad thing. It can mean that things are too boring.”
  • Carrie Fisher’s Ashes Placed in a Giant Prozac Pill as She is Buried with Her Mom Debbie Reynolds

    01/07/2017 3:33:28 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 59 replies
    People ^ | January 6th, 2017 | Jess Cagle
    Debbie Reynolds was buried with some of Carrie Fisher’s ashes after a funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Friday. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, her brother, Todd Fisher, and actor Taylor Lautner were in attendance for the burial. Todd was seen carrying his sister’s ashes in an urn shaped like a Prozac pill. “Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill,” Todd told Entertainment Tonight. “She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie and I felt it was where she’d want to be.” He...
  • Gunman kills at least five people and wounds nine at Florida airport: Shooter in a Star Wars....

    01/06/2017 12:30:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 140 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 6, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Jose Lambiet In Ft. Lauderdale For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: Gunman kills at least five people and wounds nine at Florida airport: Shooter in a Star Wars shirt opened fire in Fort Lauderdale baggage claim aiming for victims' heads - and more shooters are reported The deadly shooting at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport is not over yet. Sources tell DailyMail.com that there is another shooter in the parking garage. Five people were killed and another six injured when a guman opened fire in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 around 1pm. The gunman in that incident - who was wearing a Star Wars shirt -was taken into custody...
  • Disney could receive $50M for Carrie Fisher's death

    12/31/2016 2:41:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 31, 2016
    Carrie Fisher’s death could be a windfall for Disney. The entertainment company, the distributor of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the next two films in the franchise, could receive $50 million thanks to an insurance policy the company took out in the event Fisher was unable to fulfill her three-film contract. It’s set to be the largest single personal accident insurance claim payout ever, according to Insurance Insider.