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Where are the Bothan Spies in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?”

Bothans? People everywhere remember something about Bothan Spies in Star Wars. They remember that the Bothan Spies were involved in stealing the plans for the Death Star. In fact, Mon Mothma does say that “many Bothans died” to bring the information to the Rebellion. That’s where there is a disconnect. Rogue One takes place prior to A New Hope. The line about ...

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Master and Padawan: New Hope through Mentoring

“Pass on What You Have Learned”   You don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far, away to find Jedi Masters mentoring their Padawans. Ann has built such a relationship with Avery in the state of North Carolina. Their bond stands out for two reasons: First, Ann is Avery’s mentor mom, and second, Avery isn’t nearly as excited about ...

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Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest

Everyone’s favorite Jedi, Mark Hamill, has launched a project that will be of special interest to devoted fans everywhere–and now that Hamill is filming more Star Wars films, his devoted fan-base will surely skyrocket. Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest, produced by legendary producer and former Lucasfilm VP, Howard Kazanjian (Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark), and co-producer Darren Moorman (Same Kind of Different as Me), will feature ...

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May Nerd Block Unboxing

It’s that time again! I received my May Nerd Block just a few days ago and again, I’M PLEASED with what I received. Nerd Block and I were off to a rocky start, but the past two boxes have been incredible. This month’s themes were Star Wars and Star Trek with a nod to Ray Bradbury.  I really loved everything ...

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April Nerd Block Unboxing

Talk about a turn around. Earlier this month, I did a review of my March Nerd Block Box. It was…well…okay. I loved some items and meanwhile tucked others away in a closet. NOT THIS MONTH. Yesterday the April Nerd Block plopped onto my porch. I was excited and curious to see what was in it. This time, I was not ...

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“Where’s Rey in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story?”

This is an article for those who don’t know much about Star Wars, and saw the trailer for Rogue One. “I just saw the new Star Wars teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and I’m confused. Isn’t this Episode VIII? Where’s Rey? Where’s Finn? Where’s Luke?” Didn’t you see Rey in the trailer? Just kidding. That’s Felicity Jones in the role of Jyn Erso. ...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Teaser Trailer First Reactions

Ever since Disney announced Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last March, fans haven’t seemed sure what to expect of the film. All seven previous Star Wars films focused on the Skywalker family saga. However, Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, has been advertised as something different. It’s the story about the Rebellion’s attempts to steal ...

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Is Rey a Superhero?

  For the most part, audiences fell in love with Rey in The Force Awakens. Daisy Ridley brought an irrepressible charm and energy to the role. Over the holidays, people were frustrated by the lack of Rey merchandising available in stores. But there have been questions about her development as a character. For example, screenwriter Max Landis calls Rey too ...

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Adding “The Force Awakens” to the Star Wars Ring

The Force Awakens is clearly soaked in nostalgia, to the point where some critics allege that it’s little more than a copy of the original Star Wars film. I addressed this claim in my last post. The film isn’t just a remake, reboot, or “requel” of A New Hope. The film mirrors the past, but often does so in new ...

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Did The Force Awakens Plagiarize Star Wars?

Every four years, Americans are confronted with a basic question during presidential elections: change or more of the same? In the 2016 presidential campaign, the winning mantra definitely seems to be “change” of some sort, whether on the extreme left or the extreme right. In Star Wars fandom, audiences voted with their wallets for “more of the same” in The ...

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