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  • Star Wars Mark Hamill “Luke Skywalker Didn’t Die A Virgin”

    04/17/2019 1:59:19 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 57 replies ^ | April 17, 2019 | Christopher Fiduccia
    [Mark] Hamill can't officially confirm or deny whether Luke died a virgin, it does bring the expanded Star Wars universe into question. Star Wars Legends of course introduced Luke's wife named Mara Jade, who is a fan favorite character from the Star Wars novels. Together they had one child named Ben Skywalker, although neither Mara Jade nor their son have been introduced in the movies thus far and Star Wars Legends was removed from canon following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm. After the title reveal of Episode IX and the fact that J.J. Abrams recently said there is more to learn about Rey's parentage, the truth behind Luke's...
  • 20 Years Later, George Lucas Still Names Jar Jar Binks His Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character

    04/16/2019 4:14:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    IndieWire ^ | April 16, 2019 | Zack Sharf
    Jar Jar Binks is widely considered one of the weakest characters in the entire “Star Wars” franchise, but George Lucas doesn’t seem to care. In a pre-taped video message that aired during Star Wars Celebration ahead of the 20th anniversary panel for “The Phantom Menace,” Lucas once again surprised fans by naming the polarizing Jar Jar as his favorite “Star Wars” character of all time. A source of comic relief in “The Phantom Menace,” Jar Jar was inspired by Disney’s Goofy and made history as the first fully CGI character in a live-action movie. “Thank you for coming to the...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Movies Will Take a “Hiatus” After ‘Episode IX’, Says Bob Iger

    04/12/2019 8:58:11 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Collider ^ | April 12, 2019 | ADAM CHITWOOD
    Savor the moment when Star Wars 9 rolls around this December—it may be the last new Star Wars movie for a little while. All involved at Lucasfilm and Disney have been touting the upcoming film as “the end of the Skywalker saga,” and with that comes something of a “reset” according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. Speaking with Bloomberg (via The Playlist), Iger revealed that after Star Wars: Episode IX, the movies will be taking a bit of a break: “We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter. There are movies in development, but we have not announced...
  • Chicago Star Wars Celebration 2019 Opens With Ep 9 Title & Sneak Preview Trailer

    04/11/2019 10:18:07 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 47 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | April 11, 2019 | Thomas Bacon
    The marketing for Star Wars 9 is due to begin at this week's Star Wars Celebration in a dedicated panel on Friday, April 12 at 9.00am-10.00am PT (12.00pm-1.00pm ET, 5.00pm-6.00pm GMT). It's here we're expected to get the title and first trailer for Episode IX, likely at the end of the hour if the approach taken with Star Wars: The Last Jedi is anything to go by. The Star Wars 9 Celebration panel, as with all major Star Wars events over the weekend, will be live-streamed on the official Star Wars YouTube channel and also on
  • Requiem for 4,000 Fox Jobs Lost -- Welcome to the New Hollywood

    03/28/2019 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 87 replies
    The Wrap ^ | March 24, 2019 | Sharon Waxman
    To have fought your way into the dream machine, only to find that after years of quality work there is no job for you -- that is a harsh blow and a sign of our era How do you take the measure of 4,000 jobs lost in an industry with the size and scope of Hollywood? That's the number of pink slips being handed by Disney to Fox employees now that the merged mega-studio won't need them anymore. Four. Thousand. Jobs. It's undoubtedly the largest layoff from a single entertainment company in a generation -- maybe ever -- a fact...
  • Cool Han Luke - The Saga Ends (Official Music Video) (Star Wars)

    02/23/2019 10:41:26 AM PST · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Geeks + Gamers ^ | 2-22-19 | Geeks + Gamers
    Geeks + Gamers begs Disney not to screw up Star Wars IX (9).
  • Lightsaber dueling has become an official sport in France

    02/19/2019 6:13:33 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 19, 2019 | Sophie Lewis
    The force is getting stronger in France, where the French Fencing Federation has officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport. According to The Associated Press, the federation has given the iconic "Star Wars" weapon the same status as the traditional blades — the foil, épée and saber — and competitors can now begin to train like Luke Skywalker. The LED-lit, rigid polycarbonate lightsaber replicas used in competition won't be able to cut an opponent in half, but they do look, feel and sound pretty similar to George Lucas' version. The federation is now providing lightsabers to fencing clubs and...
  • Trump to revive ‘Star Wars’ missile defense concept in face of growing hypersonic weapons threat

    01/17/2019 11:38:47 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/17/19 | USA Features
    In the 1980s, then-President Ronald Reagan approved funding for a space-based missile defense concept that was nicknamed “Star Wars” by critics, after the famous movie franchise. Derided by critics as too expensive and Democrats as unnecessarily provocative towards the Soviet Union, the concept, formally called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and announced by Reagan in 1983, envisioned a space-based defense network capable of intercepting ICBMs well before they reached their targets.
  • Mark Levin: Dr. Paul Kengor; Ted Kennedy Asked USSR to Help Fix the ’84 Election

    01/14/2019 7:03:49 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 24 replies
    Many Sources Linked | Jan 13, 2019 | Paul Kengor
    I was watching Life, Liberty, & Levin with Mark Levin interviewing Dr. Paul Kengor and the first 29 minutes are well worth your time.41:18 - On Sunday, Mark and Senior Director of The Center for Vision and Values, Dr. Paul Kengor. They discussed the Soviet collusion, from a Democrat style. Let's start with the english translation of the KGB Letter of May 14, 1983 written by Viktor Chebrikov to Andropov. It can be found in Dr. Paul Kengor's book, Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a CenturyThe Appendix of the book includes the KGB memo in both...
  • Please, Star Wars, Let Poe Dameron, or Any Hero, Be Gay

    12/29/2018 8:47:17 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 124 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | December 29, 2018 | Kate Gardner
    Today is the last Friday of the year, and also the last day that Twitter is featuring #SWRepMatters, a Twitter campaign designed to talk about representation in all forms in the Star Wars universe. This runs the gamut from racial and ethnic representation to sexuality to disabled rep, with each month focusing on a new identity. As the year comes to a close, the founders of the event have used today to talk about the ways in which Star Wars did right by rep this year, and where they still need to grow. We’re a year out from Episode IX...
  • Marvel’s Darth Vader #25 Finale Reveals Major Connections To Star Wars Episodes 7, 8 & 9

    12/23/2018 12:18:36 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 38 replies ^ | December 23, 2018 | Renaldo Matadeen
    When we learned of Darth Plagueis, also known as "The Wise," in Revenge of the Sith, his apprentice Palpatine (Darth Sidious) told Anakin that his mentor could manipulate the midichlorians (the life force of the universe) to control life and death itself. This is what lured Anakin to the Dark Side, as such a talent could allow someone to heal and even resurrect people. Since then, the going speculation has been that Plagueis used the Force to manipulate midichlorians and impregnate Shmi years later, creating the Chosen One -- not to be a savior, but a destroyer. As Vader goes...
  • Star Wars - Coventry Carol - Annie Lennox

    12/17/2018 7:46:02 AM PST · by mairdie · 11 replies
    The newer Star War movies - Annie Lennox's "Coventry Carol." She's one of my favorite female singers. And since I'm an old Star Wars fan, and always had trouble understanding the plot of the new Star Wars, there's always "Weird Al" Yankovic to help interpret them with "The Saga Begins".
  • Star Wars Hotel Plans Reveal Amazing New Details about the Guest Experience

    11/16/2018 10:09:38 AM PST · by Teflonic · 34 replies
    Ziggyknowsdisney ^ | 11/15/2018 | Ziggy
    Ever since the Star Wars Hotel was announced back at D23 Expo 2017, we’ve been salivating over any possible details we could get our hands on of the layout for the hotel and what will happen there. Now thanks to, some new Star Wars Hotel plans were revealed showing amazing details about what the guest experience will be like. Let’s dive in: First we’re going to look at the arrival portion of the Star Wars Hotel experience: Of course the premise of the Star Wars Hotel is that you are boarding a starship in outer space for your...
  • The original Star Wars – Rest Stop – Julia Ecklar

    Another music video streaming off my website. The site seems to be holding up. Julia Ecklar is well known in the "filking" community and has written some Star Trek pro novels. I think of filking as music written to science fiction themes. In this case, humor.
  • 'Star Wars': Diego Luna to Star in 'Rogue One' Prequel Series

    11/08/2018 2:55:49 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | November 8, 2018 | Aaron Couch, Natalie Jarvey
    Disney is continuing to expand its Star Wars galaxy. Disney is developing a live-action scripted series with Diego Luna, star of 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It will go into production next year for Disney's streaming service, called Disney Plus. The series will follow rebel spy Cassian Andor during the early days of the Rebellion and ahead of the events of Rogue One. "Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” Luna said of the Rogue One prequel. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Boba Fett Movie No Longer In Development; Lucasfilm Focusing On ‘The Mandalorian’ [tr]

    10/26/2018 1:12:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 26, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    UPDATED with Boba Fett movie news: We’ve confirmed reports that Disney/Lucasfilm is no longer moving forward with a Boba Fett movie for the time being, instead zeroing on the upcoming Jon Favreau-executive produced Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which the studio is prepping for its upcoming streaming service. Reportedly last night, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy told Critics Choice Association journalist Erick Weber at a Black Panther awards reception that the Boba Fett movie was dead, and that the priority is the series. We confirmed the news today as well, and also heard that James Mangold, of course, is no longer...
  • Star Wars author Chuck Wendig says he was fired by Marvel over ‘vulgar’ tweet

    10/12/2018 4:22:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 12, 2018 | Andrew Liptak
    Just a week after Marvel announced at New York Comic Con that Star Wars author Chuck Wendig would be penning a Darth Vader miniseries, Wendig says that he’s been removed from the series as well as from an unannounced Star Wars book after he was temporarily suspended from Twitter earlier this week. In a series of tweets, Wendig noted that he was fired from the remainder of the series “because of the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring... It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.” A Marvel spokesperson confirmed that Wendig had...
  • Russian trolls targeted ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ online to amplify discontent: report

    10/03/2018 7:57:32 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Russian hackers reportedly targeted the release of Disney's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in 2017 to politicize the franchise and drum up discontent. A new academic paper released this week from researcher Mort Bay at the University of Southern California found evidence online of "deliberate, organized political influence measures disguised as fan arguments." Russian operators have exploited social media accounts to push political agendas, most notably during the 2016 presidential election, Bay wrote.
  • Gary Kurtz, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Producer, Dies at 78

    09/24/2018 9:28:03 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    The Wrap ^ | September 24, 2018 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Gary Kurtz, a producer on “Star Wars” and “The Empire Strikes Back,” has died. He was 78. According to a statement by The Kurtz/Joiner Archive, the producer died from cancer on Sunday in North London, England. “Gary Kurtz, Star Wars producer passed away on Sunday the 23rd of September at 4.47pm after living with Cancer for the last year,” read the statement. “We have him to thank for these wonderful memories that he made for us all. Gary Kurtz helped to create the force and it is with us always. Gary Kurtz left behind Clare Gabriel, Tiffany Kurtz, Melissa Kurtz,...
  • Disneyland Park to Sell Liquor for the First Time in Its 63-Year History — Thanks to Star Wars!

    08/31/2018 5:00:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    People ^ | August 30, 2018 | Karen Mizoguchi
    Adults will finally get to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at the happiest place on earth. For the first time in its 63-year history, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, announced its public liquor sales, years after its exclusive private Club 33 and adjacent California Adventure park have been selling libations. When the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction opens next year, its Oga’s Cantina will offer beer, wine and outer space theme cocktails.