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Donald Glover is your new Lando Calrissian

Confirming months of speculation, the official Star Wars Twitter account has announced that Community and Atlanta star Donald Glover has been cast as smooth-talking space pirate Lando Calrissian in Disney’s upcoming Han Solo film.
posted by misterbee on Oct 21, 2016 - 77 comments

One Hundred and Sixty Four Days

It’s the evening of April 30th of this year. I’m sitting on the edge of my bathtub smoking. I smoke almost every day. I am standing on the edge of an abyss. Everything feels wrong and I have no idea why. I’m covered in molasses, dragged to earth. I have strange ideas, strange fantasies. Nothing makes sense. I don’t know why. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Oct 19, 2016 - 47 comments


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Final Trailer [YouTube] [Trailer] The final Rogue One trailer is now in range. You may watch it when ready. Rogue One tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Oct 14, 2016 - 102 comments

Mr Plinkett's back

Mr Plickett wakes up, and reviews The Force Awakens and the current Star Wars ecosystem [more inside]
posted by cendawanita on Oct 3, 2016 - 70 comments

The Bjork Is Strong With This One

Steven Lear combines his favorite movies with his favorite album covers. Instagram.
posted by mattdidthat on Sep 7, 2016 - 8 comments

Heavily-Delayed Horrors Beyond Human Reckoning

The end of WTF D&D's epic saga of 90's music stars and cosmic horrors has finally begun, half a year after that post (which contains links to the entire story so far). Zack and Steve's zany game logs from the interim: Death Star plans on Naboo (1, 2), Dark Heresy: The Lost Dog Detectives (1, 2), a redneck WWE wrestler, a 90's Marvel character trapped in the Cinematic Universe (1, 2) and a Ghostbusters franchise in North Dakota (1, 2). As evidenced by the site's archives, much pointing and laughing at sourcebooks did indeed also ensue.
posted by BiggerJ on Aug 29, 2016 - 3 comments

Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker (August 24, 1934 – August 13, 2016)

After a long illness and declining health actor Kenny Baker has passed away today. He was active in film making for over 50 years and will be best remembered for his portral of droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars series.
posted by samworm on Aug 13, 2016 - 68 comments

Rogue One Official Trailer

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer (Official) [SLYT]
posted by kirkaracha on Aug 11, 2016 - 228 comments

“May the Force be with us.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Celebration Reel [YouTube] Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 36 comments

There was never an Empire there was never a rebellion

At the end of The Empire Strikes Back, we see for the first time a full Rebel Alliance fleet; vast blobby spaceships to rival the Empire’s. Aren’t warships expensive? Who’s funding these people? Consider that when we see that fleet, it’s positioned outside the Galaxy. There’s a name for groups like the Rebel Alliance. Not freedom fighters, but Contras, right-wing death squads.
Smash the Force
posted by griphus on Jul 16, 2016 - 124 comments


Drone racingEpic drone race at night | Star Wars-style FPV racing | Drone racing dreams
posted by a lungful of dragon on Jul 14, 2016 - 9 comments

Let's play Global Thermonuclear War: lasting impacts of WarGames

If, after the media dubbed Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (YT video, Wikipedia) as "Star Wars" (transcript) in 1983, you might quesiton his concerns triggered from another movie mere months later. But after watching WarGames, he was informed that "the problem is much worse than you think." WarGames was that accurate thanks in part to input in the script from an engineer named Willis Ware, who had concerns about network security (PDF) for decades before the movie. Reagan's fears lead to the first cybersecurity directive from any U.S. President and the first concerns about the NSA's potential role in "data base oversight" (Google books preview), as well as an attempt to regulate teenagers and teenaged technology (Gbp) that impacts US internet use to this day. And then there was the USSR computer program that nearly triggered WWIII. What a year. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 13, 2016 - 20 comments

Help Me, Adobe-Wan Illustrator, You're My Only Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV as a single, 123-meter long infographic.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on May 24, 2016 - 25 comments

Happy Chewbacca

It's the simple joys.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on May 20, 2016 - 42 comments

This is a rebellion, isn't it?

Rogue One: A LEGO Star Wars Story. (SLYT)
posted by tocts on May 10, 2016 - 4 comments

Skywalker. Luke Skywalker.

Here is the James Bond-style title sequence for The Empire Strikes Back that you did not know you needed.
posted by DoctorFedora on May 10, 2016 - 44 comments

Is that, is that me?

Galactic Warfighters [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on May 8, 2016 - 28 comments

With Paul Lynde as Admiral Motti

A very Donny and Marie Star Wars
posted by Mchelly on May 5, 2016 - 18 comments

May today be with you

The Asteroid Field, covered by Evil Genius Orchestra. Appropriate for the date. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on May 4, 2016 - 10 comments

R2D2 vs BB8

Leaked clip from Star Wars Episode VIII
posted by beerperson on May 2, 2016 - 11 comments

Who's the hero of the story?

Pop culture is filled with brilliant female characters who know everything and can do anything — except save the day.
posted by chaiminda on Apr 20, 2016 - 62 comments

Indian Geek Jams ahoy

Tushar Lall arranges Indian classical music versions of well-known pop culture soundtracks. The latest release is Star Wars; there's also Harry Potter, Interstellar, Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean and BBC Sherlock.
posted by divabat on Apr 18, 2016 - 3 comments

Growing up with Star Wars

I Grew Up Star Wars had been collecting and posting photos of people growing up with Star Wars for almost a decade now. It is chock full of photos of kids with amazing retro toy collections, fake looking Darth Vaders signing autographs and a ton of Christmas and birthday photos. While it is fun just to look at the old photos, the site also demonstrates the influence this franchise has had on people over the years. [more inside]
posted by metaboy on Apr 10, 2016 - 27 comments

"What will you become?"

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The first trailer for the next Star Wars universe story is online.
posted by crossoverman on Apr 7, 2016 - 478 comments

It's a... well, you know.

2016 is turning out to be a tragic year for the voices of iconic Star Wars characters. Only three months after Jason Wingreen (who voiced Boba Fett) passed away, we now have the passing of radio dramatist Erik Bauersfeld, who once upon a time stepped into a recording booth and spent an hour or so voicing Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Apr 4, 2016 - 11 comments

A Serving of Scores

Love the music from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels? No? What about from Hell on Wheels or Making A Murderer? Perhaps Jane the Virgin? The composer behind these shows is Kevin Kiner and on his website, he's uploaded selections from his work on the above shows and a few more to listen to for free.
posted by Atreides on Mar 18, 2016 - 5 comments

Fan made beats Phantom

Darth Maul: Apprentice Making Of
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 7, 2016 - 44 comments

I've made a lot of special modifications myself

A Complete History of the Millennium Falcon [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Mar 2, 2016 - 21 comments

Okay. Thanks. Long live the First Order.

The modern adventures of the Solo family. Spoilers if you've been living under a rock since December.
posted by phunniemee on Feb 26, 2016 - 23 comments


You’re George Lucas In 1975. Can You Create ‘Star Wars’?
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 25, 2016 - 25 comments

You're Letting All the Air Out

Frog Imperial March Instructions (proper keyboard/numpad may be necessary):
- Play this video
- With your cursor focused on the video, type the following: 6 6 6 8 56 8 56, 3 3 3 2 56 8 56 8 56, 2 7 2 3 4343 7 4 6565 87 8 56 8 56 [more inside]
posted by numaner on Feb 23, 2016 - 16 comments

"Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten"

The original 1977 release of Star Wars has long been the holy grail for fans. George Lucas famously made numerous changes for each release and once declared, "A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition]." Even the National Film Registry (created in response to the pleas of filmmakers like Lucas) which inducted Star Wars in 1989 does not have a copy. Fans resorted to creating "despecialized" editions (previously) in an attempt to recreate the original. Understandably, fans were delighted when Team Negative1 completed a digital scan of an original 35mm print. [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Feb 20, 2016 - 90 comments

Finding Boshek

The smuggler in the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from the original Star Wars who refers Obi-Wan to Chewbacca has been known for years as BoShek. But despite having an action figure of the character, the actor playing him was unknown. With help from the Rebel Scum forum, Billy Jensen was able to use social media detective work to track him down.
posted by graymouser on Feb 10, 2016 - 32 comments

He's takin' to the stars, to take down the man!

Grindhouse Star Wars (slyt)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 2, 2016 - 15 comments

The adventures of Odge Dadam on Nam Chorios

LEGO builder Adam Dodge presents a slice-of-life Star Wars story in the form of a Flickr gallery. It starts here (found via The Brothers Brick).
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Jan 29, 2016 - 2 comments

An elegant weapon for a more civilized age

Not content at making Thor's hammer Mjölnir (and a Rasengan) Allen Pan has made a working lightsaber (probably best not to try this at home) (MLYT) (previously)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 25, 2016 - 27 comments

“I haven't had my muffin yet, MATT!”

Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base [YouTube]
posted by Fizz on Jan 23, 2016 - 31 comments

Getting Sauced: a post about condiment packets

The Mysterious, Murky Story Behind Soy-Sauce Packets: How Chinese takeout, a Jewish businessman from the Bronx, and NASA-approved packaging have shaped the 50-year reign of a well-loved American condiment (The Atlantic) [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 22, 2016 - 31 comments

Fōsu to tomo ni are! [フォースと共に在れ]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Anime Opening, courtesy of Tumblr user and Star Wars fan KyloRenIsAPunkBitch.
posted by Hermione Granger on Jan 21, 2016 - 20 comments

"The top hat and the thimble weren’t plot points, either."

“Would your son want to play with an action figure of Rey, the central figure in the latest Star Wars film? Would your daughter? It’s too bad they don’t have the choice; Hasbro, among other toymakers, left out the one key female figure in their The Force Awakens game sets. Hasbro says it was to preserve plot secrets, but an industry insider said the choice was deliberate.” Where's Rey?
posted by everybody had matching towels on Jan 20, 2016 - 216 comments

"How did my father die?"

Obi-Wan Remembers The Truth
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 19, 2016 - 47 comments

Rest of the orchestra didn't show, so fine, I'll play it myself.

Youtube user 826aska plays an impressive Star Wars medley on her electric organ, adding her own creative twist. (slyt)
posted by polywomp on Jan 16, 2016 - 30 comments

Latching onto bit characters simply because they look cool

WHO IS BOBA FETT? WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE PREQUELS - Noelle Stevenson (of Nimona and Lumberjanes awesome sauce) breaks down her theory of who Boba Fett really is.
posted by jillithd on Jan 8, 2016 - 45 comments

Celebrating the Polyester Decade

Space 1970 :: Journey with us back to the days when special effects were created by skillful hands and spaceships were detailed models, when robots were obligatory comedy relief, when square-jawed heroes and cloaked villains battled among the stars -- and the future was fun!
posted by anastasiav on Jan 7, 2016 - 37 comments

Bigger Luke

The Bigger Luke Wiki: "Bigger Luke, commonly abbreviated to BL, or more uncommonly BgL, is the slightly larger manifestation of Luke Skywalker that is said to appear in certain scenes of the original Star Wars Trilogy, contrasting to Regular Luke. ... The activity of combing the original Star Wars trilogy for instances of Bigger Luke is known as Luking. ... There have been many elaborate theories as to why there exists a larger version of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars films"
posted by Greg Nog on Jan 4, 2016 - 139 comments

It wasn't real, but it was magical.

My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park
posted by brundlefly on Dec 31, 2015 - 6 comments

A not so long time ago in a galaxy not so far away ...

Mike Duncan of the Revolutions podcast reworked the Star Wars prequel trilogy by way of the American and French revolutions on Twitter today. Episode One: The Glorious Cause, Episode Two: The Coruscant Revolution, and Episode Three: The Clone Wars have been storified for your historical Star Wars mashup needs.
posted by immlass on Dec 31, 2015 - 6 comments

Lucas told us Han Solo was married to a Wookiee

An Oral History of "The Star Wars Holiday Special" [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Dec 27, 2015 - 73 comments

"Folks at NPR thought, 'Oh good grief, we're selling out to Hollywood.'"

In 1981, NPR affiliate station KUSC hatched a bold plan to adapt George Lucas’ Star Wars for radio. Easily the most visual film of the last decade, Star Wars as a listening experience seemed like an unlikely idea, but Lucas sold them the rights to adapt the hit movie for one dollar, and opened the Lucasfilm vaults to the show’s producers: Star Wars sound effects would be available to them in their raw form, along with every note of John Williams’ music. The cast was a mixture of original Star Wars cast members, Hollywood veterans, and future TV and movie stars still in the early stages of their careers. Novelist Brian Daley and Director John Madden then turned the first three films into "movies to watch with your eyes closed." [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 20, 2015 - 46 comments

“If money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive.”

A Darth Vader waffle maker? You really shouldn’t have…by David Mitchell [The Guardian]
“Star Wars, it turns out, is the most ambitious, enterprising and impressive exercise in the marketing of crap ever conceived by man. Crap, that is, apart from the toys. I have to make an exception for the toys because, as a child, I was an enthusiastic collector of Star Wars figures and spaceships. [...] But, toys aside, it really is crap. Anyone who enjoys their Stormtrooper single duvet cover set more than watching The Empire Strikes Back is a very odd person indeed – and unlikely ever to be in the market for a Stormtrooper double duvet cover set. These are all things that you either don’t need at all or you’d be slightly better off with a non-Star Wars version. And I say that as someone whose wife once gave him an R2-D2 eggcup as a present. Because if you love eggs, and you love Star Wars… you’ll still, in general, find yourself using a normal egg cup.”
posted by Fizz on Dec 20, 2015 - 115 comments

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