by Jill Pantozzi | 3:33 pm, March 24th, 2014
I will make it legal!
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:44 am, January 9th, 2014
When the Lucasfilm acquisition happened, Disney decided to end Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars in order to kickstart a new animated series on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels. “But what about Clone Wars???” we shouted! You’ll be happy to know the series will be getting an “end,” just not how you expected.READ MORE
by Janelle Asselin | 4:00 pm, January 4th, 2014
Yesterday it was announced that the massively important comic book publishing license for Star Wars would be leaving Dark Horse Comics for the first time in 20 years to move to Marvel Comics. On the heels of LucasFilm’s purchase by Disney and with Disney already owning Marvel, it was only a matter of time before Disney put Marvel in charge of publishing Star Wars comics.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:25 pm, December 13th, 2013
Poehler: [Darth Vader] has two horrible mothers. We know a lot of father stuff with Star Wars, and not a lot of mother stuff. We play these really naggy mothers of Darth Vader.
Fey: [In an elderly New Yorker accent] “Darth, eat! Why don’t you eat?” That kind of stuff.
Poehler: “You’re never gonna find a girl when you go out looking like that!”
Fey: Making him practice his Jedi stuff for hours.
Poehler: Hitting on all his Jedi friends inappropriately. I feel like the theme of the next Star Wars is going to be: How does a working mother juggle it all? I’m looking forward to that. What I like about all these giant superhero movies is that they speak to the issues that I’m dealing with right now — working mother and time management and how to be an interesting, sexual, curious woman in your 40s. That’s the kind of stuff that I like to see on the screen, and that’s what I see with a lot of the films out today.—Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, speaking to Entertainment Weekly about who they’re totally, no joke, playing in Star Wars: Episode VII. That got incisive near the end.
By the way, J.J. Abrams would be up for it:READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:10 pm, September 3rd, 2013
Full disclosure: I stole “Darth Raki” from io9 commenter, TheGreatApe. It was just too good. Anyway, DeviantArt user JB Casacop put together this incredible meeting of Star Wars and Game of Thrones. They said we can look forward to more Star Wars: The Throne Wars and my body is totally ready.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:21 am, August 30th, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:25 am, August 23rd, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:47 pm, August 12th, 2013
Lindsey Stirling, she of nerdy violin medleys, and Peter Hollens, Mr. One-Man Acappella, have joined forces like the Rebellion and the Ewoks during the Battle of Endor to create something truly special: This awesome medley of Star Wars music. I would like to thank the pair of them for reminding me that, as awful as The Phantom Menace is, it still gave us “Duel of the Fates.” All hail John Williams!
(via: Laughing Squid)
by Rebecca Pahle | 3:30 pm, August 9th, 2013
OK, Shawn Thorsson didn’t actually freeze his friend Jenny in carbonite. He just used some impressive (…most impressive) DIY wizardry to make it look like Jenny’d been caught by Boba Fett and was about to be taken to Jabba the Hutt. We’ve included a few of our favorite pics from the process behind the jump.
The second-best thing about this Star Wars sculpture, aside from its general awesomeitude, is that it has shelves inside, so with a bit of know-how one could have it pull double-duty as a door into a hidden lair full of nerd memorabilia. The first best thing? Thorsson wrote a detailed how-to over on Instructables, so you can make one yourself.
Star Wars nerds with access to a workshop, a carpentry-capable friend, and money/baked goods for bribery: You know what to do.
(via: Nerd Approved)READ MORE
by Isabella Kapur | 2:45 pm, July 15th, 2013
Eric Hodgson, a California citizen who was attempting to defraud $2 million from the California State Department of Transportation, has lightened his sentence by relinquishing a number of his possessions to the state. Among these possessions is $10,000 worth of Star Wars merchandise, which, apparently, now belongs to the state of California.READ MORE