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Okay let’s play a game. Name this film… There is a war taking place in a galaxy far, far away. A small  droid that interacts exclusively in beeps and boops. An antagonist with a respiratory problem. The  rugged hero. Unassumingly innocent protagonist. A big moon (or space station.) A plan to destroy the  space station (or moon.) Red and yellow targeting system. One sweet shot. Sound familiar? If you  said Star Wars IV: A New Hope or Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens you would be right. JJ Abrams  has been under some criticism for the similarities between the two films that open up separate  sections of the saga. The question is, are these similarities justified or just lazy? (more…)

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If you haven’t been following Peter Mayhew‘s daily tweets of the original Star Wars script, that obviously went through many changes before and during shooting, then you’ve been missing an interesting look at how scripts evolve during the production process. A few days ago Mayhew tweeted out three pages of the original script that would have changed one of the movies most dramatic, and character building scenes, the duel and death of Obi-Wan on the Deathstar at the hands of Darth Vader. (more…)

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The one constant throughout the Star Wars films has been everyone’s favorite droid duo C-3PO, and R-2D2. Although the two spent most of The Force Awakens on the sidelines in favor of newcomer B-88, they still are very much a part of the heart and soul of Star Wars. They have gone on adventures with both Anakin Skywalker and his son Luke throughout both trilogies. When the promotional material for The Force Awakens first began to surface, there was a slight change in our favorite protocol droid’s appearance. No longer did he have his gold plating throughout his body. For some unexplained reason, C3PO was seen sporting a red arm on his left arm. Even though it was clear that he had a red arm, in typical C-3PO fashion, he spent some time to irksomely explain that he had a brand new red arm that everyone had to notice. While this was an interesting aesthetic, it was not explained at all during the film, it was just something that “happened” and now we’ll just have to get used to it. This left some fans to ponder: Why is his arm red? What happened? In typical JJ Abrams fashion, we didn’t get an answer… until now.

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Auditions for the coveted “Young Han Solo” prequel movie are cloaked in secrecy. Many came to audition and only three actors remain. The casting itself had a title much like “Blue Harvest” for Return of the Jedi, “Red Cup” (red solo cups, get it?). With such an iconic character being portrayed Disney and Lucasfilm must get it right, even if it takes a few more weeks. The remaining actors in this clandestine audition are, Taron Egerton of Kingsman fame, Jack Reynor (Transformers-Age of Extinction, Macbeth) and Alden Ehrenreich who starred in Beautiful Creatures and had a part in the Cohn Brothers, Hail Ceasar! (more…)

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What a world we Nerds live in today. Every other month there’s a new superhero movie, and after Disney shelled out the big bucks for Star Wars a few years ago, every December we’ll have a new Star Wars movie to delight our galactic senses. This year we’ll get Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and now we’ve got a teaser trailer to start things off. New characters, new stories, what a time to live the nerdy life. (more…)

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While Star Wars fans may have to wait until 2017 for the official sequel to The Force Awakens, we still have a lot to look forward to in 2016. This December will bring us Star Wars: Rogue One, a prequel to both The Force Awakens and the original trilogy. Ever wondered how those brave rebels first stole the plans to the Death Star? Who wouldn’t? If it wasn’t for them, the legendary events of the original trilogy would have never happened. This December will finally give us some insight as to how this intergalactic heist took place. With ten more months to wait, December 16th seems like quite a long wait. Fortunately, the first teaser is coming much sooner than we thought. (more…)

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After almost four long months of waiting, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally hit the shelves on Blu-ray and DVD. Now you can enjoy one of the biggest movies of all time in the comfort of your own home. Not only will you be getting the film itself, but you’ll be able pig out on a buffet of deleted scenes, cast interviews, commentaries and other extra features as well. With the ability to rewatch the film as many times as your heart desires, you’ll also be able to thoroughly analyze the many fan theories that arose from its story. If you feel overwhelmed by these numerous fan theories, then fear not; J.J. Abrams himself recently cleared up one of the film’s biggest unanswered questions.

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Erik Bauersfeld, Admiral Ackbar Voice Actor, Dies At 93

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When most people hear the title, Star Wars, they often think of Luke, Leia, and Han. But, as most fans know, there were so many more people who helped tell the story. No matter how big or small the role, everyone played a part. Two of those characters were, of course, Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna. Both were voiced by the same man, Erik Bauersfeld. Sadly, today, at the age of 93, Bauersfeld passed away.

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Back from the savage wastelands of the catocalypse Batman (Jeremy) and Tanner (Underoos) must journey to protect the sacred crystal skull of knowledge… So… They meet a new Indiana Jones? And a Janitor.. that, um… something about movies.

Look, it is a podcast and this week the guys run through the great hashtag fights of the 2016. Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Orphan Fight Club, and then round out the hour by (finally) endorsing a new Indiana Jones and fixing the plot problems of Terminator franchise and a couple other things. (more…)

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe has been a thorn in many a nerd’s side for years now. Ever since Disney pretty much uprooted the existing franchise, kicking off a brand-new series with The Force Awakens, many diehard fans have been wondering whether we’ll ever get another chance to look deeper into the cosmology and setting of the long-ago galaxy, far far away. Thankfully, the Rogue One initiative seems to be taking the first step to expanding to new mediums, after announcing their releases coming this Fall…

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