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New Indiana Jones Animated Movie a Must-See!

Indiana Jones Animated Movie

New Adventure, Travel-Sized It’s time to dust off your whip and fedora, because Indiana Jones is back for another adventure!  No, I’m not talking about Indy 5; I’m talking about “The Adventures of Indiana Jones,” an animated movie by Patrick Schoenmaker. And because it has everything fans want, it’s a must-see! The globe-trotting hero embarks on a quest to find another ...

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Putting a Ring on Star Wars

Putting a Ring on Star Wars by Dom Nardi In the DVD documentary “The Beginning: Making Episode I,” George Lucas famously described the relationship between the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy as “like poetry. Every stanza kind of rhymes with the last one.” In the audio commentary to The Phantom Menace, he adds, “You just take a concept and ...

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Star Wars as a Globalized Myth

Star Wars as a Globalized Myth by Dom Nardi The overwhelming reaction to the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which was released on October 19, has prompted me to think more carefully about the role of Star Wars in pop culture. People clearly responded to the trailer on a deeper emotional level than simply excitement for the latest ...

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The Expanded Universe as “Low Pulp” Star Wars

The Expanded Universe as “Low Pulp” Star Wars by Dom Nardi When Return of the Jedi hit theaters in May 1983, it supposedly brought the Star Wars saga to a conclusion. The Rebels blew up the second Death Star, Darth Vader redeemed himself by throwing the Emperor down a bottomless pit, and the Ewoks held a luau over the bodies ...

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Amazing Star Wars Shoes Are A-Coming! (And Yes, They’re Official)

Earlier this year I touched on some astounding Star Wars themed shoes that were on display at Celebration Anaheim. At the convention, no photos of the shoes were allowed per an agreement between Disney/Lucasfilm and UK-based shoe company Irregular Choice. The wait is alllllmost over! May the IRREGULAR CHOICE be with you this winter. Introducing our phenomenal new collection, our ...

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe as Corporate Storytelling

The Star Wars Expanded Universe as Corporate Storytelling by Dom Nardi The most controversial issue in contemporary Star Wars fandom isn’t Jar Jar Binks, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber, or even whether or not Han shot first, but rather the status of tie-in media. On April 25, 2014, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe—all the books, comics, and ...

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How to Integrate Diversity into Star Wars

How to Integrate Diversity into Star Wars by Dom Nardi With new Star Wars films on the horizons, we are once again bombarded with promotional photos of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa, as well as new characters like Rey and Finn. These characters all look human, yet they lived a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far ...

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A “Brave” New Character for Once Upon a Time

A “Brave” New Character for Once Upon a Time By David Glenn Comic-Con always seems to be the place to get the news for your favorite movies and television shows. Once Upon a Time has revealed some footage for a bonus feature for the DVD of season four, which introduced characters from Arendelle as well as Cruella and the Author. ...

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Star Wars Rebels: Season 1 is coming to Blu-ray! Find out when!

Star Wars Rebels follows up the excellent Star Wars: The Clone Wars in bringing new adventures to television. If you haven’t seen either series yet, I recommend checking both out. The Clone Wars gets better and better as it goes, and Rebels picks up in a post-Episode III world. Star Wars Rebels – Season One will be on Blu-ray and DVD on September ...

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What I Found 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

What I Found 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Andrew Gilbertson Note: The title above is completely inaccurate, of course- designed to grab attention and identify the subject of the blog, but also perpetuating an unfortunate myth. As I recently read in another author’s blog, 20,000 leagues beneath the surface of the sea would go straight through the Earth and ...

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