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10 Star Wars Changes That Were Completely Justified

Tomorrow is the best unofficial holiday on every geek’s calendar: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!!  In anticipation of our yearly celbration of Quatro de Mayo, and in keeping with running through some of my favorite YouTube channels for interesting and informative videos, I thought I’d post What Culture’s 10 Changes Made to Star Wars that Were Completely Justified. Continue reading 10 Star Wars Changes That Were Completely Justified

Top 5: Princess Leia Moments (Thank you, Carrie)

Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars

Ask any guy who grew up with Star Wars, and we’ll admit it: we were all in love with her at some point.  She blasted Stormtroopers, piloted speeder bikes, commanded armies, and choked out a Hutt in the hottest outfit in film history.  She was the only girl action figure most of us kept around.  She was awesome, and we loved her for it, and part of us always will.  So until we’re all one with the Force, here are my five favorite Leia memories.

1. Aren’t You a Little Short to be a Stormtrooper? (A New Hope)

2. You Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder! (The Empire Strikes Back)

3. I love you.  I know. (The Empire Strikes Back)

4. Slave Leia Chokes a Hutt OUT (Return of the Jedi)

5. I Always Hated Watching You Leave (The Force Awakens)

The Empire Strikes Back, Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, Star Wars
Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016)

Every Rogue One Easter Egg and Hidden Secret And the Future of the Franchise!!!

It goes without saying, that if you have not seen Rogue One yet, do not watch this video or read further.  I like the film more and more I mull it over, and want to get back to see it again as soon as possible.  When I do, I will be looking for the incredible amount of Easter Eggs in the film, some of which I noticed, some of which slipped past me.  For a full accounting, check out this great rundown by the folks at Movieidol.  The Verge also writes a great piece on the hidden gems that you can read by clicking here. Continue reading Every Rogue One Easter Egg and Hidden Secret And the Future of the Franchise!!!

R.I.P. Kenny Baker (1934 – 2016) *Farwell, R2-D2*

Kenny Baker, Star Wars, R2-D2

Not unexpected, as Kenny Baker was too ill to make the London premiere of Star Wars Episode VII, but still very sad news today that the British actor that brought R2-D2 to life in the first six Star Wars films has passed away after a long illness.  The British actor brought life to the little droid long before he became a completely electronic creation, and also had roles in Flash Gordon, The Elephant Man, and Amadeus (among many others) during his distinguished career.  The Hollywood Reporter’s full obituary is below along with a Tweet from co-star Mark Hamill who may have summed it up best: “He was the droid we were looking for.”  Kenny Baker was 81. Continue reading R.I.P. Kenny Baker (1934 – 2016) *Farwell, R2-D2*

Star Wars Saga Mega-Trailer (Episodes I-VII)

Awhile ago, we did a piece featuring the fantastic trailers YouTube wizard, Tom F., made for Star Wars Episodes I-VI; giving each a modern trailer set to the music composed for the epic The Force Awakens trailer (click here for that compulsory viewing).  He’s back at it; this time creating a trailer to that same piece of music (which I think we can conclusively say works for EVERYTHING) that showcases the entire Star Wars Saga this point from The Phantom Menace to The Force Awakens.  Check it out, because I doubt the Rogue One trailer is coming for a few more months.
Star Wars Episode VII, Rey, Finn, BB-9, Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, General Leia Organa, Stormtroopers, Planet Starkiller, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Maz Kanata