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  • I Will Not Apologize for Making a Joke About Star Wars

    11/24/2015 5:59:49 PM PST · by MoochPooch · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    More than a month ago, I made some jokes about Star Wars on Red Eye, a satirical political comedy show that airs at 3 a.m., and it has resulted in me being verbally abused and told to die by a mob of enraged fans for the past four days now. The capital-offense comments were: “I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now.” And: “Yesterday I tweeted something, and all I said was that I wasn’t familiar with Star Wars because I’ve been...
  • Sea Wars: The Ike Awakens – Navy Sailor Nails Spoof of New Star Wars Trailer

    11/23/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 23, 2015
    The force is strong with one sailor aboard the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Sea Wars Trailer (U.S. Navy spoofs Star Wars Trailer)

    11/22/2015 7:51:42 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/18/15
    The IKE Awakens.
  • The Empire Has A Whole New Name In Star Wars Episode VII

    11/11/2015 11:03:02 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    io9.com ^ | 11-11-2015 | Meredith Woerner
    In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's been a long time since Return of the Jedi, and a lot has changed. And one of the changes we haven't heard about yet? The Empire's new name. Turns out the Empire and the Rebels are both called something different in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While taking a tour of the props and costumes from the soon-to-be released Episode VII we noticed that the Empire was not being called the Empire. It was being called The First Order. Next to the model of the brand new Resistance X-Wing Fighter was a placard...
  • 'Star Wars' fan who saw movie early dies

    11/11/2015 1:23:02 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/10/2015 | Henry Hanks
    Daniel Fleetwood, a "Star Wars" fan whose dying wish was to see the upcoming movie, died this week. "He is now one with God and with the Force," his wife, Ashley Fleetwood, wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday. He died in his sleep and in peace, she posted. Fleetwood, a 32-year-old "Star Wars" aficionado who had terminal cancer, got the chance to see an unedited version of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Thursday, a Disney representative confirmed.
  • Surprise! Star Wars - The Force Awakens international trailer debuts with new images of Rey [tr]

    11/06/2015 8:05:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2015 | Heidi Parker
    An international cut of the Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer was released with no warning on Friday. The teaser, which can be seen on the Japanese version of the official Star Wars website, includes new images of Rey, played by British actress Daisy Ridley, as well as Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia. There are also plenty of new actions shots and dialogue.
  • Cruz on Star Wars: Rebels Good, Empire Bad

    11/03/2015 7:10:18 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Texas senator Ted Cruz said the Rebel Alliance in George Lucas's Star Wars films are "unequivocally" the good guys. The Republican presidential candidate told THE WEEKLY STANDARD Tuesday evening the question over which side in the original three movies, the Rebels and the all-powerful Galactic Empire, was good and bad, was "not even close." Cruz's stance goes against strong evidence that the Empire helped solve a crisis of security and order following the fall of the Old Republic sometime long ago in a galaxy far, far away. The Tea Party favorite also dismissed arguments that the Empire's destruction of Alderaan,...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Masks, Weapons Banned by Theater Chains

    11/03/2015 1:53:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    TheWrap via MSN ^ | 11/01/15 | Debbie Emery
    "Star Wars" fans will have to curtail their costumes when heading to "The Force Awakens" screenings next month. A number of theater chains including Cinemark and AMC have banned masks, simulated weapons and face paint for the upcoming sci-fi hit directed by J.J. Abrams. **SNIP** Texas-based company Cinemark, the third largest theater chain in the U.S., will not even allow iconic lightsabers into its 334 theaters around the country.
  • Star Wars 7: Final Trailer Voice Over is Lupita Nyongo (New Jedi-Master?)

    10/25/2015 12:40:56 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 13 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | 10-25-2015 | Chris Agar
    In a Disney Insider blog post, it is confirmed that the voice over dialogue is from new character Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyongo), who has largely been absent from the earlier marketing materials. However, Lucasfilm now seems comfortable putting her into the spotlight, as Maz was shown on the new poster that came out over the weekend, giving fans their first look at the CGI alien the Oscar-winner will be playing. As one might expect, the trailer doesnt provide too many details about Maz, but from
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer -is this just a movie or an allegory to what we all face...

    10/23/2015 5:08:44 PM PDT · by 100American · 38 replies
    Allegory Examples in Literature Below are some famous examples of Allegory in Literature: 1. Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is an allegory that uses animals on a farm to describe the overthrow of the last of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and the Communist Revolution of Russia before WW II. The actions of the animals on the farm are used to expose the greed and corruption of the revolution. It also describes how powerful people can change the ideology of a society. One of the cardinal rules on the farm for the animals is: All animals are equal but...
  • Why Conservatives Love the Galactic Empire

    10/21/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 20, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    Heres a fun little secret about Politics Twitter, a very narrow, very coastal, very annoying corner of the Internet of which I am regrettably a part: Every time news about the Star Wars franchise has flared up over the past few years, Politics Twitter takes the opportunity to debate whether or not the Galactic Empire is evil. I am being serious. This is how we journalists spend our time, usually during work hours. Anyway, the Star Wars news this time around was the new trailer that dropped on Monday for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.
  • The New Star Wars Trailer, Analyzed (Revisionist History)

    10/21/2015 6:21:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2015 | Ben Domenech
    The internet is full of impressive amounts of very important news today, as per usual Joe Bidens will he or wont he crescendo is reaching its apex, Canada elected its Obama, the CIA directors personal email account was hacked, Gilmore Girls is coming back but there is nothing, NOTHING, more important than Star Wars, so today lets talk about the new trailer for The Force Awakens, less than two months away from release, which dropped during an edition of Monday Night Football featuring frequent Manningface. You have already seen it, so watch it again. And prepare for some analysis...
  • Internet trolls call new 'Star Wars' movie 'anti-white'

    10/21/2015 1:55:14 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 47 replies
    cnn.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Brandon Griggs
    (CNN)The haters of the Internet have never met a target they couldn't denounce. Even Star Wars." While much of the world watches and rewatches the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer for clues about the eagerly anticipated movie, a small minority of people have attacked the film's ethnically diverse casting as "anti-white." "#BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide," read a tweet Monday from an account called End Cultural Marxism. The same Twitter user also called J.J. Abrams, the movie's director, a "Jewish activist" and "an anti-white nut." Another Twitter user called for a boycott of the movie...
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser 2

    10/20/2015 4:44:17 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 16, 2015 | IGN
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Optamizm 6 months ago Chewy hasn't aged a bit! Reply 188 View all 22 replies ALTROTOPIA 4 months ago Not really in ep 4 he's 200 years old I guess that woollies don't really get grey hair at that age
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Comic-Con 2015 Reel

    10/20/2015 3:42:41 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | Star Wars
    Fans at San Diego Comic-Cons Hall H were treated to a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars:The Force Awakens by director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan. The filmmakers were joined on stage by cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to the surprise and delight of fans. At the end of the Hall H presentation, the entire Hall H audience of more than 6,000 fans were all invited to continue the celebration and join cast and filmmakers...
  • Star Wars Episode 7 (VII): The Force Awakens Official Trailer 3 (Monday Night Football)

    10/20/2015 3:29:56 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Star Wars Headquarters
    Star Wars Episode 7 (VII): The Force Awakens Official Trailer 3! FULL TRAILER! (Monday Night Football) Movie by J.J. Abrams Subscribe to Star Wars Headquarters: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Stay tuned for Star Wars Battlefront E3 2015 gameplay trailers, walkthroughs, let's plays, coop and multiplayer gameplay, GDC 2015 gameplay trailers, over 15 minutes of gameplay walkthroughs and Star Wars Day (May 4 2015) gameplay trailers, videos, interviews, press conference at:
  • The final poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here

    10/18/2015 11:53:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 82 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 18, 2015 | Bryan Bishop
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in just two months, and today it's finally time to see the movie's official poster. No, not the teaser poster from last year, and not the promo item handed out at D23; this is the real deal. The poster features the key members of the cast that audiences have met thus far: Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, with some other faces that you just might recognize (hi, Han and Leia). What's even more interesting is the sight of some sort of orb in the upper...
  • Campbell's defends 'Star Wars' commercial with gay fathers

    10/11/2015 4:23:37 PM PDT · by bgill · 139 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Michael Tanenbaum
    A new commercial from Camden-based Campbell's Soup Company features two fathers feeding their son 'Star Wars'-themed soup has come under fire from critics, but the company says it was creating a real reflection of the American family in the contemporary United States. The commercial, a promotion ahead of the December release of 'The Force Awakens,' shows the fathers riffing on Darth Vader's bombshell 'Star Wars' quote: "I am your father!" The company developed the idea as part of its "Made for Real, Real Life" campaign, a tagline that aims to capture what's going on people's lives when they eat soup,...
  • Russia Accused Of Bombing U.S. Armed Rebels

    10/01/2015 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Strategy · 79 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 1, 2015
    MOSCOW -- Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, as a senior U.S. politician and activists claimed the targets included rebels backed by the United States. "I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army recruits that have been armed and trained by the CIA, because we have communications with people there," Republican Sen. John McCain, who is head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview with CNN, according to the Reuters news agency.
  • Fiorina Calls for War on Russia in Syria?

    10/01/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/1/15 | JOSHUA YASMEH
    In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina chastised the Obama administration, calling its response, or lack thereof, to Russian aggression in Syria, weak and willfully nave. We must be prepared to use force, declared Fiorina in a hawkish response to Russian airstrikes in the central city of Homs this week that have transformed the geopolitical calculus in the region. U.S. Pentagon officials insist that the Russian aerial assault is targeting primarily non-ISIS combatants, including the American-backed moderate Syrian opposition. I can absolutely confirm to you that they were strikes against our Free Syrian Army...
  • Fiorina: 'We must be prepared to use force on Russia

    10/01/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 267 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/15 | Mark Hensch
    Amid conflicting reports about Moscow targeting U.S.-alllied groups in Syria, GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said late Wednesday that she backs military readiness against Russian forces. I believe we must tell the Russians that we will conduct [and] we will secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that were supporting, she said on Fox Newss "Hannity." Does that mean we might use force against Russian jets? host Sean Hannity then asked. Well, hopefully not, Fiorina responded. "Hopefully, if we are signaling clearly to the Russians are intention, it will not come to that. But if it does come to...
  • Fiorina: Us Should Secure No-fly Zone Around US Backed Anti-assad Rebels, Be Prepared To Use Force

    10/01/2015 7:19:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/30/15 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued the US should secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that were supporting and be prepared to use force against Russia if need be on Wednesdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel. Fiorina said, Well, first, we know whats going on. Syria and Russia, who have had a longstanding relationship, Iran, and Iraq, are forming an unholy alliance. Russias intentions are to shore up, and stabilize the Assad regime. ISIS is sort of a camouflage. There is no doubt, that Russia will be conducting airstrikes against anti-Assad rebels, whether or not they happen...
  • At Long Last, Somebody Finally Built a Fully Functional X-Wing Drone

    09/27/2015 10:35:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | Drew Prindle
    At this point, if you dont know who Oliver C is, chances are pretty good that youve been living under a rock. Over the past few months, this guy has won the heart of the Internet with his awe-inspiring, fully functional, and totally badass replicas of popular Star Wars ships and hes showing no signs of stopping. Following up his previously shown Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighter, and Imperial Destroyer drones, hes back with a ship weve all been waiting for: The iconic X-Wing fighter. Keeping with the same formula he used in his previous spacecrafts, Olivers X-Wing (specifically an...
  • Star Wars: Rogue One cast announced as fight shifts from space to a ground war

    08/15/2015 6:15:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    ew.com ^ | August 15 2015 3:52 PM EDT | Anthony Breznican (Contributing: Jessica Derschowitz.)
    Diego Luna...; Ben Mendelsohn...; Forest Whitaker...; Mads Mikkelsen ...); Hong Kong action star and martial artist Donnie Yen; Jiang Wen...;Riz Ahmed..., and Alan Tudyk... who will give life to a motion-capture character. The movie focuses on a story hinted at in the original 1977 Star Wars film... Someone stole the Empires plans for the Death Star, which is why Darth Vader intercepted Princess Leias ship on its diplomatic mission in the first scene of that movie. ... The idea for Rogue One was proposed by John Knoll, a visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic,...
  • Disney Announces Plans to Build Star Wars-Themed Lands at Parks in Anaheim, Orlando

    08/15/2015 2:59:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | John A. Moreno
    At 14-acres each, the additions to the Disney parks in Anaheim and Orlando, Florida, represent our largest single-themed land expansion ever, said Iger, speaking before some 7,500 Star Wars fans at the biennial convention. He added that the new environments will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an (attraction) that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. ... The company released artists renderings of the fictional planet, described as a remote trading port.
  • Star Wars Shocker: Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks

    07/24/2015 12:32:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    E!Online ^ | Today 12:07 PM PDT | McKenna Aiello
    Ahmed Best, the actor who played the first computer generated character in the franchise, revealed that Michael Jackson approached director George Lucas in hopes of taking on the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace role with the help of prosthetics and makeup similar to that of his "Thriller" video. After meeting Jackson backstage at a concert with Lucas and co-star Natalie Portman, Best said, "George introduced me as 'Jar Jar' and I was like, 'That's kind of weird.' Michael was like, 'Oh. OK.' I thought, 'What is going on?'" ... Although it's up to speculation whether or not Jackson's...
  • Stars Wars unveils behind-the-scenes sneak peek of The Force Awakens (Great Video)

    07/12/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/12/15 | Justin Enriquez
    Fans were sent into a frenzy as a behind-the-scenes clip from Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Force Awakens was released at Comic-Con International on Friday. The three-and-a-half minute video gives loyal followers insight on the making of the highly-anticipated seventh film of the franchise. Classic stars including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels could be seen in the clip as well as newcomers Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson. Director of the flick, JJ Abrams, is shown hyping up the cast and crew as he makes the announcement: 'We are here...
  • Han Solo to Be Focus of Star Wars Prequel Directed by Lego Movie Duo

    07/07/2015 6:16:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    No casting was announced, although social media speculation immediately centered on Chris Pratt, the ascendant star of Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. ... Other fans were more ambivalent. I really dont know how I feel about this. No one can be Han Solo except Harrison Ford, said Casey Calvert on Twitter. Disney said the movies story will explore how young Han Solo became the smuggler and thief whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. This is the first film weve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with,...
  • Actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars arrested after high-speed chase

    06/21/2015 4:05:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    A former child actor who starred in one of the Star Wars movie prequels faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase. Colleton County Sheriffs Sgt. Kyle Strickland said Sunday deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was Jake Lloyd. He played young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/21/2015 1:57:43 PM PDT · by OddLane · 30 replies
    Macleans ^ | June 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • Star Wars sucks. There, we said it.

    06/20/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 177 replies
    Maclean's ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jaime Weinman
    One day in the 1970s, George Lucas screened a rough cut of his new movie, Star Wars, for his influential Hollywood friends. And almost none of them liked it. The plot seemed incomprehensible, the made-up fantasy names absurd. Director Brian De Palma, who had just had a big hit with Carrie, made fun of everything about the film, including Princess Leia’s hairstyle: “Hey, George, what were those Danish rolls doing in the princess’s ears?” Almost 40 years later, De Palma is mostly making low-budget movies, and the most-anticipated film of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first...
  • The Energy of Star Wars: A Google+ Hangout

    06/12/2015 8:55:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    US DOE ^ | 6-12-15 | DOE
    Its #SpaceWeek on Energy.gov. Throughout the week, well be exploring energy and science on the cosmic frontier. Tune in on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram. We often talk with experts about how energy works on Earth. But what if they could use their knowledge to discuss how energy works in a galaxy far far away? Star Wars fans, this ones for you. How much energy would it take to run a Death Star? What type of energy source could power a lightsaber? Experts from the Department of Energys National Laboratories are here to answer these questions and more about energy...
  • Wicket the Ewok Is Coming Back in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Whether You Like It or Not

    06/09/2015 9:38:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | June 8, 2015 | Dan Van Winkle
    Lots of Star Wars fans hate marketing-friendly Ewoks from Return of the Jedi with a passion (related: lots of Star Wars fans apparently hate everything that is good in life) and were likely holding out hope that Warwick Davis return in The Force Awakens didnt necessarily mean that Ewoks would be back. But theyre about to be disappointed: new promotional materials indicate that Davis will reprise his role of Wicket the Ewok.
  • Lynn man's "Star Wars" stormtrooper costume triggers school lockdown

    06/08/2015 6:19:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Salem (Mass.) News ^ | June 4, 2015 | JULIE MANGANIS
    The man, identified by police as George Cross, 40, of Lynn, was dressed in a white plastic "Star Wars" stormtrooper costume, and the gun was not real. But Lynn Police spokesman Lt. Rick Donnelly said that "the way things are today, you can't have that." The call came from the principal of the Brickett Elementary School on Lewis Street (Route 1A) at around 1:30 p.m., as classes were about to wind up for the day, said Donnelly.
  • Star Wars Episode VII: Daniel Craig will be a Stormtrooper

    05/15/2015 11:33:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | 5-15-2015 | MSN
    aniel Craig will be a Stormtrooper It looks as though Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be even more exciting as it's been revealed that Daniel Craig will be a Stormtrooper in the upcoming movie. It wasn't exactly supposed to be revealed just yet but actor Simon Pegg accidentally let it slip to The Sun newspaper. We knew that both were linked to the film but their roles were top secret...until now.
  • May the Fourth be with you! (Star Wars Day)

    05/04/2015 8:14:13 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 6 replies
    Cracked ^ | May 4, 2015 | Garyx Wormuloid
    A couple of funny videos from Cracked. See below. Also, like to Vanity Fair article about upcoming Star Wars movie with photos by Annie Leibovitz.
  • 228 Days until Star Wars VII opens (I'm just saying...)

    Star Wars 7 - Coming December 18th.
  • AT LAST .. acceptable Saturday morning animation !

    04/25/2015 2:48:59 AM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    FreeRangeStudios ^ | April 25, 2015 | knarf
    Opened my e-mail this morning and just flat out enjoyed this short
  • Star Wars: The Nostalgia Awakens

    04/21/2015 10:05:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 21, 2015 | David Sims
    J.J. Abrams, the director tasked with bringing Star Wars back to the top of the crowded franchise heap, has always been happy to borrow. When he set out to make a new Star Trek and drag that moribund cinematic franchise back into blockbuster territory, he cheerfully swapped in some very familiar visual language to help it over the hill. Early on in the film, James Kirk (Chris Pine), nursing a desire to transcend his farmboy life, rides a motorcycle to see the U.S.S. Enterprise being built at a shipyard, and gazes up at it longingly. Star Wars fans would connect...
  • Could 'Star Wars' Open at $500 Million? The Force Is Strong

    04/21/2015 9:56:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 21, 2015 | Pamela McClintock
    As one executive puts it, if Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn't score the biggest debut ever when it hits theaters Dec. 18, he'll "run up and down Sunset Boulevard naked." So how high could J.J. Abrams' reboot fly? The top U.S. opening is The Avengers, which launched to $207.4 million in May 2012 from 4,349 theaters. Disney's sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1), could become the new champ, but many believe Force Awakens has every chance of outrunning them both, even with the distraction of Christmas. Globally it could rake in nearly $540 million, topping the three-day record...
  • The Bridge Of The HMS Prince Of Wales Is Straight Out Of Star Wars

    04/21/2015 5:57:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 04/20/2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    BAE Systems Maritime rolled out the bridge module of the Royal Navys second Queen Elizabeth Class carrier, the HMS Prince Of Wales yesterday, and it looks more like it should be orbiting a planet in the Outer Rim and launching Tie Fighters than sailing the high seas. The 70,000 displacement ton carrier will be commissioned in 2020, and like her sister, the Queen Elizabeth, she will carry around 40 aircraft. The mainstay of which will be the Royal Navys F-35Bs, along with pretty much every helicopter asset in service with UK forces, including Merlins, Apaches, Lynx Wildcats and Chinooks. Top...
  • Tunisian town once Star Wars backdrop now a stop for ISIL

    03/25/2015 5:47:07 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    The town that inspired the name of Luke Skywalker's home planet in the movie "Star Wars" has become a backdrop in Tunisia's struggle to prevent the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from gaining a foothold there, CNN reported March 24. This struggling town on the fringes of the Sahara still draws a few fans of the movie but now finds itself part of a real conflict, as a way-station for jihadists crossing the Libyan border 60 miles to the east, according to the report. Earlier this month, before the gun attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis,...
  • Star Wars actor credits his success to white privilege

    03/06/2015 9:47:47 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 38 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/6/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Its not Adam Drivers acting skills that landed him prime roles in the upcoming Star Wars movie or HBO series Girls. Its white privilege. Its a little surreal, Driver says of being cast by top Hollywood directors in a new VMan magazine interview. I love (Martin) Scorsese and (Steven) Spielberg I probably watch Jaws twice a year. To work with them is a little out of body. Its obviously extremely flattering, and weird. Im a straight, white male, and Ive had more opportunities than other people have, unjustly. And Ive been lucky on top of that.
  • Republicans strike back: FCC member invokes Star Wars in net neutrality fight

    02/27/2015 1:29:35 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 02-27-2015 | Staff
    Republicans invoked Star Warss evil galactic emperor in their attacks on new broadband regulations on Friday, warning that the public and Silicon Valley were in for an unpleasant surprise. Quoting Emperor Palpatine, Republican Ajit Pai, a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said: Young fool Only now, at the end, do you understand. Meme wars between the two sides of the debate continued through the day, as internet advocates Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and Free Press flew an airplane towing a 2,000 square foot banner over the towering corporate headquarters of the cable giant Comcast, in...
  • Radical railgun revealed: US Navy's 'Star Wars' weapon that can fire shells at mach 6 [truncated]

    02/06/2015 6:22:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mark Prigg
    A radical new weapon that can fire a shell at seven times the speed of sound has been shown off in public for the first time. Described as 'Star Wars technology' by researchers, the railgun can fire shells at seven times speed of sound, and penetrate concrete 100 miles away. The weapon was on display to the public for the first time at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Man credits Star Wars costume with saving his life

    01/18/2015 10:27:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Loxley, who says he began Storming around Australia for the Monash Childrens Hospital in Melbourne in a full Sandtrooper Star Wars costume two years back, is crediting the armour for saving his life. ... He said the suit is often criticized by Star Wars fans as ineffective against attacks ranging from laser blasts to rocks thrown by Ewoks. "So all those people that rag on the old stormtrooper because you know, the armor doesn't do this, it doesn't do that ... it stopped a snake bite and probably saved my life today," he said. Loxley said the snake appeared to...
  • George Lucas Planning Payback With Massive Affordable Housing Project On His Marin County Land

    04/16/2015 2:03:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | 4/15/15 | Phil Matier
    NOVATO (CBS SF) After George Lucas ran into a buzzsaw of opposition from his wealthy Marin County neighbors when he tried to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio, the filmmaker might be getting some payback with plans for one of the largest affordable housing projects in the Bay Area.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

    04/16/2015 1:16:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 16, 2015
  • Its real and its spectacular: The new Star Wars trailer is out (2nd Teaser Trailer)

    04/16/2015 1:12:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 16, 2015 | Allahpundit
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  • Rumor: Star Wars First LGBT Character Moff Mors to Appear in Rogue One

    04/02/2015 10:24:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Slash Film ^ | 3-27-2015 | Angie Han
    Earlier this month we reported the official Star Wars canon would get its first LGBT character in the form of Moff Mors. She makes her debut in Paul S. Kemps upcoming novel Star Wars: Lords of the Sith next month but it seems her presence mightultimately stretch beyond the books. According to a new rumor, Moff Mors will make the leap to the big screen in one of the spinoffs, and might even appear in a live-action series. More on the LGBT Star Wars characters possible screen debut after the jump. The report comes from Cinelinx. Theyre the same...