Episode VII

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Jedi dropout. Leader of the Knights of Ren. Teenager with a lightsaber. Whether you love him or hate him, Kylo Ren is definitely one of the most unconventional space opera villains, what with his crappy, short-fuse attitude and his lacking when it comes down to meticulous planning. Saturday Night Live obviously saw the comedy goldmine that is Episode VII‘s archnemesis and decided to poke fun at him, by doing a comedy sketch based on the reality TV series Undercover Boss.

[WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SOME FORCE AWAKENS SPOILERS. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK]

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All right folks, it’s time to get serious.  We’re only 7 weeks away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while JJ Abrams and his team remained groin-grabbingly tight-lipped on plot details, that hasn’t stopped fans of all kinds from making their guesses as to what might happen in Episode VII.  Most fans, though, don’t have their own late-night talk show on which to spout their rhetoric; fortunately for us, Stephen Colbert does.

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The release date for Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens is starting to creep up on us, but we haven’t seen a lot of footage yet.  It appears that the galactic Powers-That-Be want to keep it that way for a little while longer, but they do throw us lowly humans a bone every now and then, as evidenced by today’s release of a new – and frustratingly short – teaser video via the official Star Wars Instagram page.

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It’s hard to believe that in just a bit over six months, audiences will finally get the first of several Star Wars sequels that they have been waiting over 30 years to see.  When Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters on Dec 18, fans of the iconic science fiction series will be reunited with fan favorites Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, as well as everyone’s favorite droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO.  Considering that decades will have passed in the story since we last saw the heroes of a galaxy far, far away, fans can expect to see older versions of characters that they grew up loving but how about the characters that don’t age, i.e. Threepio and Artoo? Well, it appears that we know how at least one of those two has changed since we last saw him on the forest moon of Endor. (more…)

Star Wars Celebration 2015 Wrap Up!

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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is now behind us and there are plenty of fanboys and fangirls out there who feel pretty spent after 4 days of absolute bliss.  The greatest convention in the galaxy brought with it plenty of surprises and even a few tears (of joy, of course) and if you were among the tens of thousands in attendance, making the decision to either go to work or stay in bed on Monday morning was probably a tougher decision than whether or not you should have paid that $15 for the food truck Wookie Fries while at the convention.  Nerd Bastards was on hand for some of the more glorious moments of the convention, so we wanted to share a few of those moments with you! (more…)

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Are you a fan of Star Wars? Of course you are.  What about awesome conventions?  Of course you are.  How about beautiful weather? Disneyland? Knotts Berry Farm? The Ocean? Yes, yes, and yes, right?  Well, then, if you haven’t bought your ticket to this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life.  After San Diego Comic-Con sold out in record time this year, many con-savvy fans of geek culture immediately turned to the Star Wars-centric convention as a means to alleviate their pain a bit.  If you haven’t heard of Celebration or were on the fence about whether or not you wanted to go, two names have just been added to the guest list that should have you running to the site to grab your ticket.  Star Wars spinoff directors Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards have just been confirmed to be in attendance. (more…)

Rumor: J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars Episode IX

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Has there ever been a more anticipated movie than Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens?  Sure, the prequels generated plenty of excitement but by the time Episode II: Attack of the Clones hit screens, the issues with the story and acting had overshadowed the excitement of finally returning to a galaxy far, far away.  TFA, by comparison, is already generating more buzz than any of the prequels and the brief footage that we have all seen is more than enough to prove that the franchise is heading in the right direction.  Disney, who owns Star Wars, agrees, and it looks like they feel J.J. Abrams is the man to thank for what we hope is a superior product to the prequels.  As a matter of fact, the Mouse House loves Episode VII so much that it appears they will be handing the directing reins back to J.J. for Episode IX. (more…)

Does This Describe The Next ‘Star Wars’ Trailer?

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It consisted of seven shots and was only a minute-and-a-half long, but the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was one of the biggest videos to hit the web last year. Given that it’s already been seen hundreds of millions of times, you can only imagine what kind of business the next trailer will do, especially if it features a more substantial look at the plot and characters, particularly the returning cast of the original Star Wars trilogy. Well, for your reading and spoiling pleasure below, you can now enjoy what sounds like the new trailer description for the second look at The Force Awakens, as the year that broke nerdom marches on. (more…)

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We’re less than a year away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the all important big screen relaunch of the franchise under the direction of Walt Disney Studios and new Lucasfilm Ltd. President Kathleen Kennedy. To say that there’s a lot riding on the film is an understatement, although the fact that it’s Star Wars buys an inordinate amount of good will, in other words, it will sell out no matter how bad it theoretically may be. But there’s one audience member whose opinion matters above all others, and his name is Robert Iger. Iger is the CEO of Disney, and in his words, The Force Awakens will be “worth the wait.” (more…)

Ep 7

You saw that awesome Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser on Black Friday, right? Of course you did, hell, we ALL did.  I’ve watched it again three times in a row, just while writing this article.  Some watched and waited for J.J. Abrams’ slightest misstep so that they could immediately run to the nearest message board to tear his vision of a galaxy far, far away apart.  Others, such as myself, watched while looking for some clue that would indicate that Wars is in capable hands.  No matter which side of this fence you sit on, avoiding the trailer was almost unthinkable for fans of the franchise.  Well, most of us anyway.  Page Six caught up with the father of Wars, George Lucas, and asked his opinion of the new footage.  Surprisingly (or not, depending on your opinion of Lucas), it turns out that George hasn’t even seen the new trailer yet.  Even more surprising?  He has no intention of watching it. (more…)