‘Star Wars Rebels’ Lands Prime Time Telecast Featuring A Familiar Villain!

- 10-09-14Cartoons Posted by Aspry Jones

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The one-hour ‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion,’ which aired last week on the Disney Channel, picked up 6.5 million viewers. Already considered a success, the series has been renewed for a second season. It should begin its official series run on Disney XD on October 13th. Then the money printing conglomerate has something special in mind a week later. Hoping to build on their good fortune, Disney has scheduled a re-airing of the episode for Sunday, October 26th on ABC. The rerun will feature a classic character from the two trilogies. A little head-scratching, a couple of “hmmms,” and you’ll find that it’s easy to guess who I’m talking about. And it’s awesome. (more…)

Internet People Claim to Know MASSIVE ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Spoiler

- 10-02-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Once again the Internet is alive with rumors concerning the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII – Revenge of the Ewoks. This time around, if the rumormill is right, this could be a giant event in the Star Wars mythos. Unfortunately, the rumor is also a massive spoiler, so if you don’t want to risk your Episode VII virginity, then you’d probably better go do something else right now. If not, then scroll on and discover the possibly big news about how the new Star Wars flick is going to pan out. (more…)

An Incoherent Cyborg and a Lumberjack Luke Skywalker in ‘Episode VII’?

- 10-02-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Star Wars Episode VII: Title TBD is still over a year away, but rumor and innuendo and speculation are  speeding by faster than Jabba’s sail barge circling the dune sea. We’ve only been parsed out pieces of  information about the continuing story of Luke, Han, and the former Rebel Alliance, which may or may  not be pieces of misinformation or misdirection. Badass Digest  has released a bit of  info concerning Episode VII that, while it may or not be accurate, does give a glimpse out the Millennium  Falcon’s porthole what we might expect at the beginning of the film beyond the tradition yellow crawl  and John Williams music echoing in the background. (more…)

Oscar Isaac Says “Nooooooooooooo” to ‘Star Wars’ Special Edition Changes

- 09-29-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Perhaps the most controversial of George Lucas‘ many controversial maneuvers in regards to the Star Wars franchise is his constant re-tooling of the first three Star Wars movie. So far as Lucas is concerned, each new platform or anniversary for the trilogy’s release is a new opportunity to change something in them a little more. Offending Star Wars fans, film preservationists, and people who think the new edits and effects add nothing substantive to the movies, there’s been a constant discussion about whether or not Lucas should restore the original versions of the films, but now one of those voices is coming from the inside. One of the cast members of Star Wars Episode VII is questioning the sense of constantly re-editing the films, not in a full-throated People Vs. George Lucas kind of way, but its another scratching nag in the volume of criticism against Lucas. (more…)

Will This Be One Of The Star Wars Spinoffs?

- 09-15-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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From casting rumors to potential locales to the barest hint of plot details, Star Wars Episode VII has been one of the most talked about movies in years, and with good cause.  The franchise that the majority of us love so much is finally returning to its roots and will feature the characters that helped us all fall in love with the Wars saga in the first place.  In addition to giving fans a new entry in our beloved franchise, Disney has also promised a few stand-alone spinoff films over the next few years and since the announcement, many have been wondering just what these spinoffs would be about.  Could we see a young Han Solo in a stand-alone flick?  Perhaps we will have the chance to watch a young Boba Fett grow into a bounty hunter that has a penchant for disintegrations.  Today, a new rumor has emerged that may give us a real answer.  We may have to wait a while to get any sort of hint from the studio but if the folks over at Making Star Wars truly do have a man on the inside, one of those spinoffs will focus on everyone’s favorite hermit, Obi-Wan Kenobi. (more…)

What Would ‘Star Wars’ Have Been Like Without John Williams?

- 09-12-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Sometimes people don’t recognize exactly how much a great movie score affects the way you see a flick on a profound level. The best musical compilations are remembered for years even if they’re not necessarily the main thing that audiences are concentrating on while they view a film. In the world of awesome movie scores, John Williams’ name stands high above most of the others. Now imagine if the world we lived in had no John Williams… Imagine Star Wars without the epic music. How would that look? Scroll on to check out just one scene from A New Hope that has been stripped of Williams’ brilliant influence (courtesy of the Auralnauts). (more…)

Characters From ‘Star Wars Episode 7′ Could Debut Before ‘Star Wars Episode 7′

- 09-12-14Cartoons, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ is a computer animated cartoon set about 5 years before Episode 4: A New Hope. We’ve been reporting on this new edition to George Lucas’ storied universe since it was first announced. It’s set to premiere on the Disney Channel on Oct. 3 with the 1-hour special entitled ‘Spark Of Rebellion.’ Be there or be square. Like the Borg Cube. Wait, wrong franchise. Like a…Death Star? Wow, I never noticed before how many round things there are in the world of Star Wars. Anyway, if all the trailers and clips and news haven’t stoked you for wanting to watch this show, we’ve got more to entice you. With the incredible fan fidgeting that accompanies the wait for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ it’s looking like we’ll meet some characters from that film in cartoon form first. I’ll tell you more on the next page… (more…)

FAN EXPO – Images from Day 1: Cosplay, LEGO, and Gaming

- 08-28-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Whenever Nerd Bastards goes to a con, we don’t just like to highlight the celebrity guests, news items and other things. No! We also like to put the camera on you, the fans. Those of you in costume anyway. So many fans get into an incredible amount of detail with their costumes, fret over the smallest detail and make sacrifices of comfort and mobility, so it’s only right that as we celebrate the culture, we also celebrate those that make the culture possible with their mad nerdiness. On this Thursday of Fan Expo 2014, we found judges, super-people, brains, robots, and something that looks suspiciously like something out of Will Graham’s nightmares. Also, some very impress LEGO sculptures were on display. All that, and MOAR, in this first photo gallery from Toronto’s National Fan Expo! (more…)

Zeb Kicks @$$ in New ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Short

- 08-25-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The more I see of Star Wars: Rebels, the more I get excited about it. I wish I could have said the same about The Clone Wars animated series, but while I will admit that it got better with time, that initial taste offered in movie theaters left a lot to be desired. There’s nothing bitter about these Rebels shorts though, and once again this sneak peak at the upcoming Disney XD show reinforces the idea that it’s going to fun, action-packed and has a pretty decent sense of humor. In “Entanglement,” the new character Zeb proves that while the Force may not be with him, he can definitely still use force. (more…)

Episode VII Really Wants You To Love Star Wars Again

- 08-22-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Star Wars is a franchise that brings out the passion in an almost countless number of fanboys and fangirls.  Most of that passion is for the nostalgia that comes along with one of the greatest space operas in history and just demonstrates the love that fans feel towards the franchise.  Unfortunately, thanks to the not quite thought out prequels, there is another passion that is ignited at the mention of Star Wars; one that is punctuated not only by the bad acting in Episodes I-III but also in the inconsistent storytelling that made it obvious that George Lucas had no idea what he wanted to do with those prequels.  Now, a new era beginning with Episode VII is finally a reality that will arrive much sooner than it may seem.  Between a new trilogy and several spinoff movies, the Star Wars Universe will be expanding exponentially over the next few years.  How will it be handled? Luckily, it appears that the new trilogy will do what it can to make sure that moving forward, all of the stories in the Star Wars universe remain consistent. (more…)