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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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Here’s How to Meet Star Wars Composer John Williams

This week’s bit of heart-warming loveliness comes from this clip of a pair of chaps luring composer John Williams out of his home by playing the main Star Wars theme outside. 13-year-old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi and flugelhorner(?) Michael "Mickle" Miller decided to give it a go earlier this month, and Williams did a pretty good job of not looking too irritated by their presence. Read More >>

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John Williams Will Be Back to Score the Franchises He Defined, Duh

Thursday night, the American Film Institute gave legendary film composer John Williams a lifetime achievement award. It’s a distinction that’s long over due when you start to think of Williams’ career. And his work isn’t over. At the event, news broke of two new and very obvious upcoming projects. Read More >>

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The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has 3D Spinning Holograms Etched Onto the Records

Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50/£34 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right onto them. Read More >>

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The Star Wars Main Theme Sung By Just One Guy Is Surprisingly Funny and Good

It's Star Wars day. May the 4th be with you, always, and all that. Nick McKaig, the man who awesomely sung The Simpsons' theme a capella and was later featured on a series episode, made this stunning rendition of John Williams' main theme. Read More >>