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Gorgeous Star Wars Fanart Imagines If Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Swapped Roles

What would the original Star Wars universe look like if Luke were raised on Alderaan as a Prince, and Leia brought to Tatooine, then trained as a Jedi?

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Revisiting the Greatest Thing to Come Out of The Force Awakens, “Emo Kylo Ren”

There were so many things I loved about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, not the least of which was the joy I got watching Kylo Ren whine and moan his way through the entire movie.

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A Long Time Ago Essay Series Asks SF/F Writers How Star Wars Influenced Their Life and Work

Star Wars fandom is vast and varied, and the stories from the Star Wars universe mean different things to different people in different generations. For some, it's all about the original trilogy now and forever. For others, the newer films offer a Star Wars they can relate to even better. And, of course, for those who create science-fiction and fantasy stories themselves, Star Wars takes on a different meaning entirely.

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Series Begins, Proving Rey Used the Force Well Before Meeting Kylo Ren

We've been really excited about the arrival of the Disney animated digital series, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, in which we'll delve deeper into the stories of the women of the Star Wars universe. The series launched today, and begins with Rey, BB-8...and a Nightwatcher worm. Check it out after the jump!

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Despite Handing Anakin’s Lightsaber to Luke, Lucasfilm Announces That It Now Officially Belongs to Rey

We now know that as of The Last Jedi, Anakin's lightsaber will officially become Rey's.

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Rian Johnson Explains a Big Change He Asked For At the End of The Force Awakens

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! And what better way to celebrate than to hear new tidbits about the making of the most current films?

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Compared to The Force Awakens, Rogue One Doesn’t Hold up Too Well

"The Fault in Our Star Wars."

When Rogue One is contrasted with The Force Awakens, the former is revealed as lacking in a number of plot and character-driven areas. I have to say that I agree with this take and it's excellent to see my feelings on Rogue One's shortcomings so well articulated.

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The Last Jedi’s First Trailer Looked a Lot Like The Force Awakens’ and You Know What, That’s Just Fine

I hesitate to say that these are on purpose or anything (but of course I will in our Wild Speculation section below), because a lot of the shots that are included in this side-by-side recut of the trailer are just well-composed shots.

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Mark Hamill as Han Solo Will Make Your Whole Damn Week

We've already covered how Mark Hamill, my favorite Internet uncle, is a voice actor of great genius and renown. What happens when he teams up with the masterminds over at Bad Lip Readings to take on The Force Awakens? Week-making magic, y'all.

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Things We Saw Today: Here’s Some 90-Second Animated Versions of Movies Because You’re Too Busy

Russian animation company 420 (heh) created 90-second animated versions of some of the biggest movies in recent memory.

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Here’s Why Chewbacca’s Bowcaster Blast Didn’t Kill That Murderous Punk Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens

Chewbacca was all of us.

In the Star Wars universe, Chewbacca's bowcaster weapon packs a hell of a blast. So why didn't it level Vader wannabe Kylo Ren, aka Ben Solo, after Chewbacca hit him square-on? Let's ask math—and the Force.

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Isolation, Abandonment, and Desert Planets: How I Connected With Rey’s Loneliness

However, pangs of loneliness struck when I reached adolescence, a time where I was trying to figure out my identity and place in the world. I always had a deep-seated need to connect with others, but I never fully realized it until I saw The Force Awakens.

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Chewbacca Made Good on the Big Threat of Wookiees in Deleted Force Awakens Scene

You might have noticed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens made some references to previous Star Wars material, but this Chewbacca Easter egg was apparently too much for Disney to stomach. In the above, fairly graphic scene, Chewie makes good on the threat from A New Hope that Wookiees have a tendency to rip off their opponents' arms, even if they're only really working with one of their own.

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Rogue One Stands as an Allegory for Women and People of Color Working to Change Fandom

Rogue One is a story about what it means—as a woman and/or a person of color—to leave your mark on the annals of a historic fandom.

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Daisy Ridley Says The Force Awakens Answered the Riddle of Rey’s Parents Already, so Let’s Speculate Wildly!

Is there a Star Wars equivalent to The Maury Show or what?

It's the debate that never ends. It goes on and on my friend...

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Things We Saw Today: Friendly Reminder That There Were Black Suffragettes, Too

Okay ladies, now let's get in formation.

Hordes of female voters are paying tribute to Susan B. Anthony by posting their "I Voted" stickers on her grave ahead of potentially electing the first female president. But as a Vogue article from 2015 points out, white women weren't the only suffragettes to exist and accomplish great things.

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Daisy Ridley Responds to the “Mary Sue” Criticism of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

One of the biggest head-scratchers when it comes to criticism of The Force Awakens is the idea that Daisy Ridley's character Rey is a "Mary Sue." Here's her response to that.

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J.J. Abrams Explains What We Saw, What Got Cut, and Whose Voices We Heard in Rey’s “Force-back”

There's an all NEW Blu-Rey (dammit! I've caught Jessica's pun!) coming out for The Force Awakens that includes a 3-D version of the film (for those of you lucky enough to have 3-D televisions), plus all the commentary that should've been on the original Blu-Rey. This week's Star Wars Show features, among other things, an exclusive bit of the commentary from the upcoming release explaining a very important moment in Rey's life.

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Ava DuVernay Suggested These Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reshoots that Put the Focus on Rey’s Perspective

Movie-making is a collaborative process, and J.J. Abrams asked many of his fellow filmmaking friends for their input during the editing process for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One of the brilliant minds who offered a piece of advice to Abrams is the incomparable Ava DuVernay.

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Unkar Plutt Pisses Off the Wrong Wookiee in The Force Awakens Deleted Scene

Thanks to the deleted scenes in the 3D Blu-Rey edition of The Force Awakens, we get to find out what ultimately happened to Unkar Plutt.

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