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  • The first reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi have landed (No Spoilers)

    12/10/2017 9:31:51 AM PST · by Simon Green · 80 replies ^ | 12/10/17 | Paul Moore
    It "might be the best Star Wars movie ever." A long time ago in a galaxy, far, far....actually, slash a lightsaber through that sentence because audiences don't have to wait long to see the next Star Wars adventure. Yes, that's right. The wait is almost over. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is nearly upon us as Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Breaking Bad) has the unenviable task of topping the box-office behemoth that was The Force Awakens. The fact that Johnson has already been given the responsibility to create a brand new trilogy is a very good sign, but what about...
  • The hype reawakens:'Star Wars' stages 'Last Jedi' Premier (Example of chinese hollywood?)

    12/10/2017 7:39:04 AM PST · by Celerity · 32 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 12/9/17 | Frankie Taggart
    os Angeles (AFP) - The trailers have dropped, the frantic media tours have concluded and the phony war is over: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" finally begins the real battle Saturday at its glittering world premiere. Hotter than one of Yoda's root leaf curries, the movie is expected to cash in on 12 months of relentless hype with one of the biggest domestic opening weekends ever. .......... "But it really resonates with what it is to follow your own human, dark, narcissistic tendencies, where that will take you." Christie was joined at the event by returning stars Daisy Ridley, John...
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special (CBS, 1978)

    12/09/2017 10:09:41 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 1978
    However bad the prequels/sequels are, remember that once upon a time George Lucas signed off on this:
  • New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy in Works With Rian Johnson, TV Series Also Coming (tr)

    11/09/2017 3:54:59 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | November 9, 2017 | Cynthia Littleton
    Disney has closed a deal with director Rian Johnson to develop a new “Star Wars” trilogy, and it is planning a live-action “Star Wars” TV series to air on its entertainment streaming service that is expected to launch by the end of 2019. Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger announced the “Star Wars” news during the company’s quarterly earnings call. In addition to the “Star Wars” TV series, Disney is working on TV series adaptations of Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.,” the Disney Channel’s “High School Musical” franchise and an original entry from Marvel. Johnson helmed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is due...
  • Everything we know about Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park expansion

    10/26/2017 9:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | August 9, 2017 | Matt Cabral
    During this summer’s D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek revealed a richly detailed scale model of the Star Wars-themed lands slated for Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. The expansions will officially be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If all that wasn’t enough for fans to begin booking their next Disney getaway, Chapek also took the wraps off the long-rumored Star Wars-themed resort. With enough fresh info to fill the Millennium Falcon‘s cargo hold, we made like Bothan spies and carefully collected all new and existing intel for your reference. For details...
  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer to debut during Monday Night Football

    10/08/2017 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 31 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 10-8-2017 | Kirstie Chiappelli
    The force is strong with Monday Night Football. The official trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will debut during halftime of Monday's matchup between the Bears and Vikings at Soldier Field, Lucasfilm announced Sunday.
  • Saudi textbook recalled due to photo of Yoda next to King Faisal

    09/26/2017 11:53:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/22 | Daniel Uria
    A social studies textbook in Saudi Arabia was recalled for including a photo depicting a Star Wars character next to a king. The black and white photo, by Saudi artist Abdullah Al Shehri, features the small, green Jedi Yoda seated next to King Faisal as he signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945. Saudi education minister Ahmed al-Eissa apologized for the mistake and said measures were being taken to correct the error. "The Education Ministry regrets unintentional error that appeared in the picture of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations Commission on social studies...
  • Colin Trevorrow Out As ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Director

    09/05/2017 4:53:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 5, 2017 | Patrick Hipes
    Another Star Wars director change from Lucasfilm just now, which has announced that Colin Trevorrow has left Star Wars: Episode IX. Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon. Trevorrow, whose blockbuster cred was set with the huge success of the Jurassic Park franchise reboot Jurassic World, was confirmed as director of the...
  • Sebastian Gorka Compares Battle Against Globalist Cabal to Rebel Alliance Fighting Evil Empire

    08/27/2017 12:25:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a now former Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump, says that the West Wing Democrats, the left, and the Fake News Industrial Complex will never succeed in stopping him and others from battling for the president’s agenda. During an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125, Gorka—a former Breitbart News national security editor who served in the White House in a senior position pushing the president’s message—compared former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon leaving the White House to when Darth Vader struck down Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars. “We...
  • Star Wars-style flame and bulletproof helmet trialled by SAS soldiers

    08/11/2017 5:05:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2 August 2017 | HATTY COLLIER
    Star Wars-style flame and bulletproof helmet trialled by SAS soldiers 'Boba Fett' helmet has target acquisition, air conditioning and repels flames and bullets HATTY COLLIER Wednesday 2 August 2017 10:03 The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet can withstand bullets from an AK47, fire and bomb shrapnel Devtac The SAS is trialling a Star Wars-style helmet that detects enemies and repels flames and bullets. Troops have nicknamed the equipment the “Boba Fett” helmet after the Star Wars bounty hunter, who wore a similar-looking piece of gear in the hit films. The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic...
  • This Luxury ‘Star Wars’ Immersive Resort Is Like ‘Westworld’ In Space

    07/22/2017 4:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Fresh Toast ^ | July 22, 2017 | Julien Perry
    Star Wars fans are about to lose their minds. As part of the anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge being added to Florida’s Disney World in 2019, the theme park is also getting an immersive resort based on the epic film series. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek told a crowd at the D23 Expo last weekend that: We are working on our most experiential concept ever, it combines a luxury resort with immersion in an authentic environment. It’s unlike anything that exists today. From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story....
  • Fight over Star Wars and Star Trek led to assault, Oklahoma police say

    07/06/2017 11:36:05 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say a fight over Star Trek and Star Wars led to an assault in the metro.Jerome Dewayne Whyte, 23, was arrested July 1 on a complaint of assault and battery, possession of marijuana and outstanding Oklahoma County warrants.Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that Whyte and another man were in the living room of an apartment in the 1400 block of NW 16 Street when they began arguing if Star Wars or Star Trek was better. The victim told police he became frustrated and stated "You're just a trick" before walking back to his room.
  • What Our Sources Are Saying About The Star Wars: Han Solo Shakeup.

    06/28/2017 1:00:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Ehrenreich...started to worry that Lord & Miller’s screwball comedy angle was starting to interfere with what the character of Han Solo is really about ... One source described it as being oddly comparable to Jim Carrey’s performance in Ace Ventura at times. Ehrenreich let his concerns be known to one of the producers... ... The reason people close to the project have described it positively was that they saw several isolated scenes. However, when an assembly cut actually started to come together, that was where the issues presented themselves in earnest, and this is where Kennedy and Kasdan – as...
  • Complete "R2-D2" unit assembled from original components from Episodes IV, V, VI, I & II

    06/26/2017 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Hollywood Auction 89 - Day 3 ^ | June 28, 2017 | by Profiles in History
    (Now for something for all the Star Wars fans. . . the ultimate fan icon auction, an original R2D2 is being auctioned off.) 1298. Complete “R2-D2” unit assembled from original components spanning the original Star Wars trilogy and Episodes I & II. (TCF, 1977 - 2002) A complete film used R2 unit is not known to be in the public domain – this R2-D2 offering represents the pinnacle of the Star Wars collecting universe. For the productions following Star Wars: A New Hope, to save time in meeting production deadlines, R2 components were reused from the previous Star Wars films....
  • Jar Jar Binks Makes Incognito Plea to Ron Howard For Han Solo Movie Role

    06/24/2017 1:26:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ryan Parker
    "If you really want to turn this movie around, you have got to get Jar Jar in there, and not just a supporting role. Maybe it's a Jar Jar movie now." Meesa thinks it's a long shot. In a recent Funny or Die clip, Jar Jar Binks makes a plea to Ron Howard to be added into the Han Solo spin-off after it was announced this week the Apollo 13 director was taking the reins. Jar Jar is in disguise for the nearly two-minute faux clip in which he praises Howard's work and says he knows the mostly unpopular Phantom...
  • Ron Howard to assume directorial duties on the untitled Han Solo film

    06/22/2017 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 46 replies ^ | July 22, 2017
    Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of...
  • Meet Autumn: Star Wars star’s family wanted abortion, her mom chose life

    06/20/2017 1:26:13 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    LOS ANGELES, California, June 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The mother who was pressured to abort by the famous family of her baby’s father is going about the business of raising her child that she welcomed into the world last fall. Maegan Chen was dating Nathan Hamill last year when she became pregnant. Hamill, some of his friends and family members – he’s the son of actor Mark Hamill and his wife Marilou – tried to coerce Chen or manipulate her into aborting. At one point, she agreed to the abortion and was given the abortion pill, but the drugs didn’t...
  • Star Wars Star Mark Hamill Cheers MSNBC Liberal for 'Kicking Breitbart Butt'

    06/19/2017 8:36:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 18, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    After MSNBC counterterrorism analyst Malcolm Nance confronted Breitbart editor Alex Marlow on Friday's Real Time show, demanding that he retract an article from last April which accurately highlighted Nance "nominating" a Donald Trump property for a terrorist attack, actor Mark Hamill was so impressed with the liberal MSNBC analyst that the Star Wars icon praised him on Twitter and dubbed him a "Jedi master." After MSNBC's Joy Reid highlighted Hamill's tweet on her AM Joy show on Sunday, Hamill also threw some Twitter praise toward the far-left MSNBC host. At 11:46 a.m. ET on Sunday's AM Joy, host Reid excitedly...
  • Star Wars Actor Mark Hamill, Sally Field and Olivia Wilde Promote Planned Parenthood and ACLU

    06/12/2017 12:15:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | June 11, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Celebrities keep using the red carpet to promote a group that sheds more innocent blood through abortion than any other group in the United States. On Sunday at the Tony Awards, several stars wore pins and ribbons to show their support of the Planned Parenthood abortion chain and the pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union. The two groups often work together to challenge laws that protect unborn babies and moms from abortion. Variety reports “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill wore a blue ribbon to support the ACLU, while Hollywood icon Sally Field, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom and actress Olivia Wilde...
  • We Ranked the 40 Greatest Star Wars Moments

    05/24/2017 5:42:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    Time ^ | May 23, 2017 | Eliana Dockterman, Alex Fitzpatrick, Megan McCluskey, Matt Vella
    No science fiction franchise has been more influential than Star Wars. (Sorry, Star Trek fans!) Over the last 40 years, the space opera saga created by George Lucas has delivered 1,062 minutes of lightsaber duels, intergalactic dogfights and dynastic drama. Even non-fans are likely to immediately recognize iconic imagery like Darth Vader’s helmet, the Millennium Falcon, or Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Which begs the question: of the hundreds, maybe thousands, to choose from which Star Wars moments are the best? The series, now owned by Disney, turns 40 on May 25. So TIME's entertainment team and sundry Star Wars super fans...