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The Galactic Civil War had one pernicious side effect: fighters on both sides neglected their cultural heritage in the name of military expediency.
A Handy Guide to the Archaeology of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an analysis rich with links to the deepest layers of overthought.
posted by Rumple on Jan 10, 2017 - 22 comments

Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic?

"[Anakin] seriously spends two hours of the movie freaking out about his wife’s uterus, and hypes himself up so much that he gets to the point of slaughtering tiny tots in a Jedi temple. All because he can’t think of another way to save Padme from reproductive health complications. Why didn’t they just go to a goddamned obstetrician-gynecologist?" [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on Jan 4, 2017 - 221 comments

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Musician Evan Desautels remixed Barenaked Ladies' hit, One Week, replacing every instrument with its earworm opening lyrics,"It's been." He previously remixed the theme to Star Wars, replacing all the instruments with the first orchestral hit.
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 3, 2017 - 70 comments

The Empire Splashes Back

Real-life Star Wars speeder bike chase using water jets for the speeder bikes. Via Jim C. Hines.
posted by Lexica on Dec 30, 2016 - 14 comments

Hey, Willrow. Where you goin' with that ice cream machine in your hand?

The bewildering array of disk formats clearly confuses consumers in the Star Wars universe. In A New Hope, Luke Skywalker, who is tech-savvy enough to be trusted to help purchase a droid and then clean it up, seems to be stumped by the disk drive on R2-D2. “You’ve got something jammed in here real good,” he says to R2-D2, as though he doesn’t know it’s a disk. If it’s a disk drive, wouldn’t it obviously be a disk, and wouldn’t he know to push a button to eject it?
From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck
[⚠️ Contains spoilers for Rogue One ⚠️]
posted by Atom Eyes on Dec 29, 2016 - 129 comments

"Neo-Sithism and Neo-Imperialism are the same ideology."

Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary
Leia Organa, the politician and revolutionary who led the defeat of the Galactic Empire, died after a short illness. She was 60 years old. Hers was a life laced with controversy concerning everything from her tactics to her very ancestry, but her intelligence, commitment to the Republican cause, and place at the heart of the Rebellion, and later the Resistance against Neo-Imperialism, remains the indisputable core of her legacy.
posted by Faint of Butt on Dec 28, 2016 - 32 comments

The Story of the Star Wars Spin Off Movie Without the Movie

It was the 90's and anything was possible, including Lucasfilm's first venture into multi-platform storytelling, large shoulder pads, and a dashing smuggler named....Dash. Why yes, we're talking about Shadows of the Empire. Via Thrillist.com
posted by Atreides on Dec 22, 2016 - 32 comments

Wheeeee...zzzzzCHUNK!

How a Pen and Paper RPG Brought 'Star Wars' Back From the Dead
posted by prize bull octorok on Dec 22, 2016 - 39 comments

Spoilers, obv.

Rogue One: an Engineering Ethics Story.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker on Dec 19, 2016 - 50 comments

Hopefully Fox Won't Take This One Down

Episode 1: Jedi Party. Episode 2: The Friend Zone. Episode 3: Revenge of Middle Management. Episode 4: Laser Moon Awakens. And now, Episode 5: Attack of the Phantom Past. (previously) Also, Star Wars Minus Williams 2.
posted by BiggerJ on Dec 16, 2016 - 24 comments

#CreateCourage

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story teamed with Globe Telecom's #CreateCourage campaign in the Philippines. [SLYT 2:02]
posted by bluecore on Dec 9, 2016 - 5 comments

Her Hobbies Include Restoring Deadly Weapons

Today marks the release of Marvel Comics' Dr. Aphra #1, the first ongoing Star Wars comic to be headlined by an Asian character. Created by Kieron Gillen for the highly praised Darth Vader title run, Aphra has been described by her creator as a morally "inverse Indiana Jones" and represents the rare breakout character with no connection beyond the comic universe. After all, who wouldn't love someone who makes it a hobby of finding and restoring weapons of mass destruction? WARNING: Links and below the fold contain spoilers for the Darth Vader comics! [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Dec 7, 2016 - 29 comments

Seagulls vs. Yoda

More bad lip reading, to an unbelievably catchy tune.
posted by gryphonlover on Dec 3, 2016 - 14 comments

🎶 Dah dah, dadada dah dah, dadada dah dah, dadada daaaah 🎶

CineFix's Homemade Movies serves up creative remakes of your favorite movies, trailers and original songs. Every episode is an exact shot-for-shot remake created at home without any visual effects. Deadpool trailer (side-by-side comparison.) Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (comparison.) Raiders of the Lost Ark opening scene (comparison.) Aliens power loader scene (comparison.) Many, many more of your nerdy favorites, including behind-the-scenes and how-to videos at their YouTube playlist.
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 21, 2016 - 12 comments

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 - 90 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 - 48 comments

[ HEAVY BREATHING ]

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

Wipeout

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

Yams

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

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