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Cantina Talk: Star Wars: Episode IX Just Recruited a Doctor

It might be fall, but that doesn't mean there's a new Star Wars movie to look forward to. This year there's no new installment coming in December. Kind of a bummer, no? Yes, yes it is. But! That doesn't mean there's nothing Star Wars-related to tell you about these days. In fact, there's a lot. Let's get to it right now. Finally, the Doctor Visits a Long Time Ago… The Source: Movie trade bible Variety Probability of Accuracy: It's something that's been confirmed by other outlets, so let's assume this…

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Exploding Model Star Wars Ships Using Cotton Balls and LEDs

@plasticstarwars on Instagram Star Wars collector and amateur model maker @plasticstarwars found a creative way to make ‘exploding’ ships using cotton balls, LEDs and even some fibre optic lights for ‘sparks’. The Singapore-based model maker says his favourite model kits are made by Bandai and Deagostini and his Instagram page is filled with amazing custom paint jobs and landscapes. [via reddit] @plasticstarwars on Instagram @plasticstarwars on Instagram @plasticstarwars on Instagram @plasticstarwars on Instagram @plasticstarwars on Instagram @plasticstarwars on Instagram @plasticstarwars on Instagram @plasticstarwars on Instagram @plasticstarwars on Instagram Read more:…

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Star Wars and the Battle of the Ever-More-Toxic Fan Culture

Three Tenets of Nerd: 1. A nerd must not harm another nerd, or through inaction allow a nerd to come to harm. 2. Nerds must cooperate with other nerds, except where such cooperation would violate the previous tenet. 3. Nerds must protect the existence of nerddom, except where such protection violates the first two tenets. So, I was at Comic-Con International in San Diego in 2008, the year of Twilight and True Blood. I’d never heard of either then—a blind spot, I admit—but that year something changed. Women have always…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story review Han Solo origins film is boisterous bromance

Alden Ehrenreich ably apes Harrison Ford in this straightforwardly rollicking adventure, which betrays little trace of its troubled production Solo: A Star Wars Story is a crackingly enjoyable adventure which frankly deserves full episode status in the great franchise, not just one of these intermittent place-holding iterations. And Han also chances across a charismatic dandy-ish smuggler, gambler and flier called Lando Calrissian, a very funny performance from Donald Glover. It is Lando who is the owner of the Millennium Falcon, but sporting man that he is, Lando is willing to…

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Something’s Off With the Turbolaser Shots in The Last Jedi

I have a problem: I can't stop analyzing Star Wars movies. On top of that, there is another issue. I've stated that the physics of a movie doesn't have to be absolutely correct—and I still believe that. And now, I am going to complain about some physics in Star Wars: The Last Jedi even though I said you shouldn't. But first, let me give you a couple of examples of bad physics that doesn't bother me. Consider an x-wing fighter flying near the Death Star. When the x-wing makes a…

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Cantina Talk: Is Solo in Even More Trouble?

As one Star Wars saga ends, another begins… Or maybe another two? Three? As Solo: A Star Wars Story lumbers closer to its May release date, things are changing dramatically for short-form Star Wars stories as Rebels wraps up and the man behind Iron Man is handed the keys to the kingdom to bring the Lucasfilm universe to the small screen in a whole new way. Things are afoot in the galaxy. May the Force be with us all. Solo Ends Up in Even More Trouble The Source: Official Disney…

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Cantina Talk: The Last Jedi‘s Shirtless Kylo Is Proving a Problem for Cosplayers

One might think that rumors out of the galaxy far, far away would subside once Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters. One would be wrong. Even as director Rian Johnson's film continues to get headlines for its costume choices, box office hauls, and lost scenes, gossip about the future of the franchise was spreading throughout the internet. Just what's going on with the next film coming out of the Star Wars universe? Read on. Many porgs died to bring you this information, because Chewbacca ate them before he learned…

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Star Wars’ Mark Hamill I said to Carrie Fisher: Im a good kisser next, were making out like teenagers!

Luke Skywalker is back in The Last Jedi and its a triumphant return. He recalls the shock of finding out about Fisher and Harrison Fords secret affair and the pain of losing his longtime friend Han Solo is dead and Princess Leia, heartbreakingly, died almost a year ago, when The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, is great fun as exciting and inspired as its predecessor, JJ Abrams affair with Ford, when she was 19 and riddled with insecurities, and he was 33 and married. Did Hamill know…

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Responding To Controversy: EA Has Announced That Star Wars Battlefront II Will Now Allow You To Unlock Legs For Your Character Without Paying Extra

Electronic Arts came under heavy fire this week from fans upset about planned microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II. Thousands of people flooded social media to criticize how hard it was to unlock in-game content without spending real-world money, and it looks like the video game publisher has taken the criticism to heart. Today EA switched gears and announced that all characters will be immediately available without legs, and that you’ll eventually be able to unlock their legs for free. This is great news for gamers who want to eventually…

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Disney is opening an immersive Star Wars Hotel where each guest gets a storyline

Heres what we know so far: All of the employees (or cast members, in Disney Park lingo) will be in costume and in character Each guest will get a storyline, which Disney specifically says will touch every single minute of your day Its meant to take place on a space ship; windows will only show space. The thought is that guests will get to travel on a spaceship and have an adventure that lasts the whole stay every minute was the phrase Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) July 15, 2017 In other…

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R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m

Luke Skywalkers lightsaber and Darth Vaders helmet prove less popular in California auction An R2-D2 droid that was Luke Skywalkers lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vaders helmet from the original film sold for $96,000. The Calabasas, California-based Profiles in History had estimated the droid could fetch up to $2m before Wednesdays sale. Other space-themed film and television memorabilia was also for sale, with a collection of 23 ships from Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers sold for $1.8m. A helmet worn by late actor…

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World’s most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after ‘devastating’ theft

Steve Sansweet, owner of Rancho Obi-Wan in California, asks collectors and fans to help recover items allegedly stolen by his friend of 20 years The owner of the worlds largest Star Wars memorabilia collection has learned a hard lesson about trust. On Monday, he told his own saga in which $200,000 in collectibles were allegedly stolen from on his website and asked fellow collectors and fans to email #TheFraudIsStrongInThisOne https://t.co/coFv1P6HL7

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