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15 Biggest Things Star Wars Stole from the EU

Between 1983 and 1999, there were no Star Wars films.  I know.  I was alive the entirety of that time and most of it sucked (because of the no Star Wars, clearly).  Then came the Prequel Trilogy (I’ll pause and let you shout your opinions into the ether), and another ten year gap before The Force Awakens.  Now, we’re going to get a Star Wars film every year forever.  Don’t think they’re stopping at Episode IX.  They will be cranking out episodes and spin-offs as long as Disney has the license.  And, if they’re as good as TFA and Rogue One appears to be, there is absolutely no problem with that.  But, what filled the gap, keeping Star Wars alive during the aforementioned 16 and 10 year gaps?  The Extended Universe. Continue reading 15 Biggest Things Star Wars Stole from the EU

May the Fourth Be With You! 2015’s Best Unofficial Holiday Is Upon Us!

Darth Vader, Star Wars
The greatest made-up holiday in the history of time and the universe is upon us: STAR WARS DAY!  May 4th is officially Star Wars Day, and you may discover geeks you never knew skulked around you simply by greeting everyone you meet today, “May the Fourth Be With You.”  Of course, if you work in, say, The Pentagon, you may also have your psych profile pulled, but these are THE THINGS WE DO!

Truly, 2015 is a landmark year for Star Wars in a way perhaps no year has been since the years of the original trilogy.  We have, this Christmas, the first new installment in the franchise in 10 years: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and….let’s watch the trailer again:

OK?  That was 90 seconds of what will likely be a 130 – 140 minute film of things JUST THAT AWESOME!  And, yes, I have full confidence in this film at this point.  If for no other reason than that if Disney screws this up, they know it will cost them TRILLIONS of dollars.  Oh but that’s not all:

The new Star Wars Extended Universe is already here!  There are four novels already released that tell tales from various eras in a galaxy far, far away: A New Dawn, Heir to the Jedi, Tarkin and Lords of the Sith can all be found at the top of Amazon’s Science Fiction best-sellers list.  Comics?  Oh, Marvel is KILLING it with their new Star Wars series.  The ongoing featuring Darth Vader in the aftermath of the destruction of the first Death Star is my favorite book coming out right now, but there’s also a mainstream ongoing, one featuring the protagonist from Star Wars: Rebels, a Leia miniseries wrapping up and a Lando miniseries on the way.

Speaking of Star Wars: Rebels, if you go to http://www.starwars.com, you may still be able to stream the first season of the animated heir to the Clone Wars for free.  The second season trailer promises the return of old friends from that series and a lot of Vader.  Yes I’m going to play another trailer!

And before my head explodes entirely from all of the awesomeness that I haven’t even covered yet (Star Wars Anthology Rogue One next year, Rian Johnson writing and directing Episode VIII the year after that, Star Wars just being digitally released for the first time, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah).  We have to talk Star Wars: Battlefront, though.  Battlefront is right up with Knights of the Old Republic as the best Star Wars game.  It’s certainly the most fun multi-player game and it is coming back in a big way in November (plus they used this game to fix Boba Fett dying in the Sarlacc Pit…..WIN WIN WIN) and yes of COURSE we’re watching the trailer:

This may be my most enthusiastic post ever, but it is a DAY ALL ABOUT STAR WARS!  Force choke your boss (don’t do this).  Use broomsticks and make lightsaber noises (watch for your boss). Walk through automatic doors and pretend you’re using the Force to open them (you can even do it for you boss from across the room because that’s how strong in the Force you ARE!!!).  Have fun with this, fellow geeks.  We’ve taken the world of entertainment, sliced it open like a dead tauntaun and wear it proudly!  Probably time for some sleepytime meds, but HAPPY FOURTH!


Star Wars Novel Trilogy to Bridge the Gap Between Episodes VI and VII!

Star Wars: Aftermath


Right now, we don’t know much at all about the 40 year gap in time between the end of Return of the Jedi and the beginning of December’s The Force Awakens.  You’re going to know a lot more going into the theater in December, but you will have to – and I know this is a deal breaker for many of you – read.  These will be the hottest  Star Wars books since Timothy Zahn wrote the original trilogy.  One thing seems clear: while everyone was smiling and singing the “Yub Yub” song on Endor, the war was only getting going. Continue reading Star Wars Novel Trilogy to Bridge the Gap Between Episodes VI and VII!

Trailer Time: Star Wars Rebels Comic Con Trailer (Disney XD – 2014)

While we won’t be getting any new Star Wars Episode VII news at Comic Con, Star Wars: Rebels will be getting the star treatment.  Ahead of the Con, Lucasfilm has released this awesome extended trailer for the series that will premiere on Disney XD this fall. Continue reading Trailer Time: Star Wars Rebels Comic Con Trailer (Disney XD – 2014)

Trailer Time: Star Wars Rebels Trailer #1 (Disney XD – 2014) MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

It’s not long, but here’s your first official trailer for the next Star Wars saga, no not Episode VII, we’re talking Star Wars Rebels!  The heir to The Clone Wars will premiere on the Disney Channel with a movie-length pilot this fall and then movie to its regular slot on Disney XD.  No word on when yet, but most likely after the September publication of the first novel in the new EU: Star Wars A New Dawn, which will serve as a prequel novel for the series.  Enjoy, read the full series description below and MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

“Star Wars Rebels” continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.