‘Star Wars’ Themed Funeral was Ailing Child’s Final Wish

- 04-15-14Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Here’s one that’ll get you right in the feels, as the kids say nowadays:

After being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in January, 4-year old Jack Robinson of the small village of Denmeade, Hampshire in England–through the generosity of his community and several celebrities–completed a “Bucket List” that concluded with an unique Star Wars funeral. More after the jump:  (more…)

BastardCast vs Bill Clinton and the Perfect Stranger Danger from Mars

- 04-11-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard

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Welcome to the festival of light that is The BastardCast, unfortunately the chicken wing coupons that we sent out are expired. Sorry, but hey the #TimeChallenge continues, we sorta have have Star Wars new. Plus the finer points of the great May 6th, 2016 Sophie’s Choice of movie blockbuster weekends that DC/Marvel have set up for us and the worst audition tape ever for a late night TV talk show (but it is for basic cable, so we still have a chance!)

On the show this week we talk about the funny and informative topics, like: (more…)

No Plans to Bring Lando Back for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

- 04-08-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Just a day after we reported Peter Mayhew would be reprising his role as Chewbacca, we have received news that another Original Trilogy character would NOT be returning for Star Wars: Episode VII.

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Peter Mayhew Will Return as Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

- 04-07-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Though there has been no comment from Disney or Lucasfilm, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that actor Peter Mayhew will (for the fifth time) reprise his role as the Wookiee Chewbacca, first mate of the Millenium Falcon and hero of the Clone Wars in Star Wars: Episode VII. (more…)

Disney Overlord Speaks – ‘Star Wars VII’ is Shooting, Casting Just About Done

- 04-06-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard some solid news about the new Star Wars flick. The real information gets mixed in with all the damned rumors so we never quite know what’s actually going on. But now, there’s some really-real news from an actual Disney guy! Check out the video below to hear Disney chairman Alan Horn talking a bit about the state of Episode VII. (more…)

New ‘Star Wars’ Rumors Suggest Possible Return to Tatooine?

- 04-02-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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As Biggie once rapped: “I’m going, going, back, back to Tati, Tati…”

OK, so that joke didn’t entirely work (or work at all), but new rumors swirling about JJ Abrams’ choices for location shooting on the new Star Wars suggest that we might be headed back to the home world of Luke Skywalker.

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Increase Your Jedi Knowledge with this ‘Birth of the Lightsaber’ Featurette

- 03-31-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Ever wondered what went in to the creation of one of the most iconic weapons in all of sci-fi history? When I speak of a weapon, I mean, of course, the almighty lightsaber. Well, check out ‘The Birth of the Lightsaber‘, a featurette that reveals how the concept made it from inception to realization, along with a host of other interesting details. This featurette presents interviews with George Lucas, Mark Hamill and master sound editor, Ben Burtt. And while you may not walk away with the knowledge of how to actually build a lightsaber, at the very least you may be able to use this bit of trivia to impress a girl/boy you’re hitting on at the next con. (more…)

Darth Vader Enters Ukrainian Politics, Running for Prez

- 03-31-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Darth Vader wanted to bring order to the galaxy, but I guess he’ll settle for bringing order to the Ukraine instead. In the midst of the ultra-serious and unstable political situation in the Ukraine, comes a bit of political theater as the Dark Lord of the Sith has thrown his hat in the ring to run the struggling Eastern European republic. Of course, Vader’s track records with running republics is spotty at best, but believe it or not, Vader has been a fixture in Ukrainian politics for the last couple of years, and this run for the nation’s highest office is just another entry in the character’s political saga. (more…)

Billy Dee Williams & the Dancing Storm Troopers of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

- 03-18-14Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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When it was announced that Billy Dee Williams would be joining the latest cast of Dancing With the Stars, it was  a given that at some point he would dance a Star Wars themed routine. He and partner Emma Slater went for it right out of the box with last nights performance. He moves pretty damn well for a 76 year old (77 on April 6th) that has undergone two hip replacements. Now we know that he should have no real physical problems reprising his role as Lando in the new Star Wars movies. (more…)

And The Lead Role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Goes To…

- 03-12-14Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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…One of these five guys. Maybe.

Variety is reporting that J.J. Abrams is close to casting the lead role in Star Wars: Episode VII with only a handful of actors on his short list and it is a very interesting short list indeed. According to their sources the main character (who will not be the offspring of Leia and Han Solo or Luke and.. um… Luke’s friend) could be one of these five actors, however they did add he caveat that ‘the search is still on‘  just incase this turns out to be bunk.

So, who could be (allegedly) facing off against the (rumored) villainous Adam Driver, who’s (reportedly) been cast as the films bad guy? (more…)