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Watch This YouTuber Build Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter With the Power of the Force–Er, Stop Motion

With the elegant veneer of telekinetic power, the Shanks FX YouTube channel gives us all a lesson in how to build the Ravager, Kylo Ren’s personal TIE Fighter, out of Lego. It’s a remarkably soothing look, too; seeing all the pieces slide out and come together of their own volition in jerky, playful stop motion, soothing music set behind it. The sound effects are killer, too. Read More >>

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Reminder: We’re Getting Another Star Wars Movie in Only Five Months

It’s always been years. Three years between Star Wars movies. Sixteen years between trilogies. Then it shrank—it took 10 years to get The Force Awakens after Revenge of the Sith, and since then Star Wars movies have been a mere year apart. But now, for the first—and probably last—time ever, we’ll have two new Star Wars films in only six months. Read More >>

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The Movies That Had the Hubris to Open the Same Week as the Star Wars Films

Though it may not seem like it, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is not the only film opening this weekend. There’s also Ferdinand, an animated bull movie featuring the voice of wrestler John Cena. Studios have been attempting to beat the Sci-Fi juggernaut, with varying degrees of success, all the way back to 1977. Read More >>

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Star Wars Fans Are Why I’ve Never Really Been Able to Love the Franchise

While discussing pop cultural blind spots with a co-worker recently, I admitted that Star Wars is something of a personal sore spot. I’ve seen all the films, watched my fair share of The Clone Wars, and thumbed through a comic or two, but I have never and probably will never be able to love the franchise because of one rather significant part of the Star Wars experience: The fandom. Read More >>

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Porgs Are Lies: The Last Jedi’s Adorable New Characters Would Struggle To Actually Fly, According To Science

This post originally appeared on Octber 13th 2017, but is being reposted in alignment with the release of The Last Jedi and the subsequent further information on the porg's biology. Read More >>

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Amazing Fan Trailer Brings the Star Wars of Ralph McQuarrie’s Original Concept Art to Life

Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept art for Star Wars still influences the designs and creatures we see in the films, in comics, and on TV today. His legacy in the shaping of the saga’s visual identity is unquestionable. But his work also paints a picture of a Star Wars we never got to see—one this fan film delightfully brings to life. Read More >>

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Screen in Space

Argue all you want about the best way to maximise your Star Wars movie viewing experience—IMAX, Atmos, and Dolby Vision all suck compared to the format “Literally Among the Stars.” Read More >>

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What Do Porgs Taste Like? 

Move over Ewoks, there’s a new critter in this galaxy. Star Wars: The Last Jedi marks the debut of porgs, a species of alien birds that chill with Luke Skywalker on Ahch-To as he trains Rey in the ways of the Force. They may be cute, but we can’t help but wonder: How do they taste? Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos’ Spaceflight Company Named Its Test Dummy ‘Mannequin Skywalker’

Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin performed another test of its New Shepard rocket in West Texas yesterday, this time with an updated, big-windowed crew capsule. On board that capsule? A test dummy dubbed “Mannequin Skywalker.” Read More >>

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All the Easter Eggs and References We Spotted in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Today is the day we've been waiting two years for, with Episode VIII of Star Wars' Skywalker Saga arriving in cinemas. By all accounts The Last Jedi is one of the best Star Wars films ever made, and even though the bar wasn't set very high *cough* Attack of the Clones *cough* it's still quite an accomplishment. Read More >>

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It’s Not a Spoiler to Say These Last Jedi Posters Are Spectacular

With reviews for Star Wars: The Last Jedi out now (including ours), it’s understandable if fans are nervous about spoilers. We totally get it. But this story right here is a safe zone. It’s just some gorgeous, fan-made posters for The Last Jedi to get you excited for the film. No more, no less. Read More >>

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The Last Jedi Takes Star Wars to a Fantastic New Level

Days removed from seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still can’t believe it’s a real movie. I can’t believe what writer-director Rian Johnson did: He took all of our preconceived notions of what a Star Wars movie is and evolved them. The movie is genuinely shocking at times—multiple times—but it also feels fully authentic to the Star Wars universe. And this is why The Last Jedi is so good, even if there are a few hiccups along the way. Read More >>

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Rian Johnson on the Intensity of Working With Mark Hamill on The Last Jedi

Ever since The Last Jedi had its grand preview unveiling at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year, Mark Hamill has made it clear—very clear—that director Rian Johnson established a very different journey for Luke Skywalker than one Hamill had imagined, or even agreed with at first. But now, days before it hits cinemas, Johnson has added his own insight. Read More >>

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How to Avoid Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, we’re not talking about Christmas, although that’s pretty cool, too. Basically, there’s a new Star Wars film coming out. It’s called The Last Jedi, and it is, as Han Solo would say, a big deal. In fact, Trump and Brexit be damned, this is THE most significant event of 2017. Read More >>

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The Obi Wan Movie Could Start Production in Early 2019

A few months ago we finally got some sort of confirmation that the long-demanded stand alone Obi Wan Kenobi movie was happening, giving one of the franchise's best characters the chance to shine on screen once more. While Lucasfilm still hasn't officially confirmed it's happening, word is that production will kick off in early 2019. Read More >>