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The Inciting Incident of Star Wars’ High Republic is a Horrifying Technological Disaster

New war, same as the old war. We’re so used to Star Wars’ cyclical saga at this point, we were just waiting for The High Republic to reveal some ancient evil or lingering secret Imperial force that could put its generation of Jedi at their peak to the test. Turns out, thankfully, that’s not the case: what the Jedi are up against is so much more fascinating. Read More >>

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This Is What Hyperspace Travel Would Really Look Like

Hundreds of sci-fi movies have depicted hyperspace travel, where stars appear as streaks of light as the spacecraft in question surges forward. But according to a team of physicists, that's bullshit — and hyperspace travel would look a whole lot fuzzier. Read More >>