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The New Star Wars Film Gets a Name

November 6, 2014

A fanboy alert struck earlier today as director JJ Abrams’ latest addition to the Star Wars Universe (Episode VII) released its official subtitle today.  The movie, set for release in December 2015, will be called:  Star Wars Episode VII — The Force Awakens. While nothing about the plot was released or officially confirmed today, Abrams [...]

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Return of the Jedi Turns 30!

May 25, 2013

Thirty years ago today, May 25, 1983, Return of the Jedi hit theaters, completing the original Star Wars trilogy.  Here’s the old-school trailer: ROTJ was the first Star Wars movie I was actually old enough to see in the movie theaters — I saw it three times that summer! But, it’s not a movie without [...]

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JJ is Dyn-O-Mite!

January 25, 2013

JJ Abrams, that is (not that JJ!). If you haven’t heard, Disney bought out the Star Wars franchise last November and has decided to go forward with a new Star Wars trilogy set after Return of the Jedi.  Rumors were flying around about who may or may not be involved in the upcoming project.  As [...]

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Announcement Trailer

December 21, 2011

Yup, I geeked solidly when I saw this today: The trailer moves a little slow, doesn’t show much about where the story is going, and alludes to a few vaguely important moments.  The Lord of the Rings announcement trailer was kind of weak too.  Then again, The Hobbit book was released in the 1930s, so [...]

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Uncle George Ruins It Again

August 31, 2011

What to do with George Lucas?  Since 1997 he’s been treating Star Wars like a child whose parent won’t allow him to stand on his own:  we needed a “Special Edition”, we needed prequels and a cartoon series, and now we apparently need to hear more Darth Vader in a scene where he previously had [...]

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NASA: Life Finds Another Way

December 2, 2010

NASA had some big news today regarding the discovery that arsenic can also be used with phosphorus as a basic building block of life.  The gist to us lay folk is that it was thought that only a certain cocktail of elements could produce life, but NASA’s research has found that life is more creative.  [...]

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Director Irwin Kershner Dies at 87

November 29, 2010

The man who directed my favorite Star Wars movie, Irwin Kershner, died today at the age of 87.  Kershner was also known for directing Never Say Never Again, the last Connery-Bond film, the “Amazing Stories” TV series, along with many others. But, it is 1980s’ The Empire Strikes Back that makes Kershner something special.  Star [...]

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What Makes Darth Vader Tick

June 5, 2010

Apparently, some have felt it necessary to dissect, analyze and hypothesize about the psychology of Darth Vader to demonstrate to their students how relevant and applicable psychology can be.  Most could tell you that Darth Vader was a messed up dude, but to use precious PhD time to diagnose him as having “borderline personality disorder,” [...]

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Happy 27th Birthday, Return of the Jedi!

May 25, 2010

While being one of the weaker Star Wars movies in retrospect, commemorating of the 27th anniversary of Return of the Jedi is special.  For one, it was the first Star Wars movie that I was old enough to see and remember in the movie theaters.  I saw it three times over the summer of 1983, [...]

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Acapella Star Wars

December 15, 2009

We told you a long time ago that this is a website about conservative politics, religion, culture and anything else.  I think it’s time for some anything else.

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Star Trek Returns… and so does a little geek in me

November 19, 2008

I must confess that I had an uber-geek moment last night when I first laid eyes on the new Star Trek movie trailer.  It looks really good!  As a minimal kind of fan-boy I used to really enjoy Star Trek, though I’ve spent most of the last decade focusing my inner geekdom on Lord of the Rings and the new Star Wars [...]

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Movie Review: Star Wars — The Clone Wars

August 16, 2008

George Lucas obviously wants to make more money and milk the Star Wars universe a little bit more with the release of the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie.  I make that statement for two reasons: it’s a good movie with a “Star Wars” attached to it, thus the money will flow; and the film’s concept [...]

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Use The Farce

May 3, 2008

I’m not one of those people who laugh at every video invoking Star Wars, but this one is pretty good.  Obama might not be Luke, but Operation Chaos/Uncivil War fans will probably like it.  Enjoy. Hat tip:  Ace of Spades

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