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8 Fantasy Films From the 1980s to Fuel Your Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Obsession

If The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which hits Netflix on Friday, has you in the mood to watch more 1980s fantasy movies about unlikely heroes – preferably with puppets – we’ve got you covered. And if you finish your Dark Crystal binge and want more in the same vein... well, this same list still applies. Read More >>

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The Best Things The Phantom Menace Brought to Star Wars

Say what you will about The Phantom Menace, but it’s crucial to what makes Star Wars great. Sure, it introduced lots of not-so-popular characters and concepts, but it balanced that out with even more things that, in the 20 years since its release, have aged quite gracefully. Things that improved and expanded the franchise drastically. So much so, they almost certainly outshine things like Jar Jar or midi-chlorians. Read More >>

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Hear George Lucas’ First Screening of Star Wars as Recreated in a New Narrative Podcast Called Blockbuster

Did you ever dream of being in the room during an iconic moment of film history? A new podcast called Blockbuster is doing its best to make that dream a reality. Read More >>

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George Lucas Helped Direct a Scene of the Game of Thrones Premiere

A George played a role in the return of Game of Thrones this week. Just perhaps not the George you may have presumed. Read More >>

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George Lucas Says The Phantom Menace is One of His Favourite Films

The maker wasn’t there in person, but he was there in spirit. And via video. Read More >>

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The Coolest Images in the Beautiful New Han Solo Book

If you’re looking for a 241-page, beautifully illustrated, expertly researched book chronicling the history of Han Solo, Star Wars Icons: Han Solo by Gina McIntyre is it. But that’s not all that makes the book so great. Read More >>

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For a Limited Time, Watch the 1967 Student Short That Launched George Lucas Into Scifi History

A long-ish time ago (1967) in a galaxy not so far away (the University of Southern California), a student named George Lucas was hard at work on a short film with a long title: Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. This landmark early work is online for the first time, thanks to scifi channel Dust. Read More >>

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Apparently, George Lucas Still Offers Suggestions About the Jedi

Ever since George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion, the Star Wars creator has been on the outside looking in. However, it seems that when he gets the chance, he still likes to make a suggestion or two. Read More >>

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Of Course Princess Leia Has a Space PhD

Over the weekend, the internet promptly freaked out when it rediscovered that George Lucas described part of Princess Leia’s backstory for the first Star Warsmovie as someone who “got her PhD at nineteen.” But, in all honesty, why should we be so surprised to learn that she’s Dr. Leia Organa, PhD? Read More >>

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Pixar’s Demo Reel From the ’80s Is a Trip to the Digital Dark Ages

Pixar may be known for its eye-popping animation and airtight storytelling these days, but in 1988 it was a struggling high-end computer manufacturer with a demo video aimed at boring government bureaucrats. Read More >>

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George Lucas Has Had Nothing to Do With the Story for Indiana Jones 5

Which means we can probably look forward to George Lucas throwing shade at Indiana Jones 5 after it comes out. Read More >>

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George Lucas Is Taking His Museum Away from Chicago

After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another long and protracted battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. Read More >>

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George Lucas’ Wild Theory About the Narrator of Star Wars Makes So Much Sense

We all know who the main characters of George Lucas’ six Star Wars films are: Anakin Skywalker, his son and daughter, and their friends. But who’s the narrator? Turns out Lucas had a crazy theory that makes total sense. Read More >>

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Small Rebel Force Wants George Lucas to Direct the Next Next Star Wars Movie

Despite seeming to not really like the direction taken by Episode VII, George Lucas should be forced to return to the series by new owner Disney -- because an internet petition says so. Read More >>