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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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New Star War Toys Revealed

As seems to be custom with any highly-anticipated release, some stores have broken the street date for new The Force Awakens merchandise (having worked in retail before I can assure you this has happened several times with other big titles such as Avengers and even Hot Wheels). Whether because of some fans getting the merchandise early and putting them up ...

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Covergirl and Star Wars Team Up

With the bubble of anticipation for new merchandise for The Force Awakens about to burst, Covergirl has released photos of their newest cosmetics line inspired by the upcoming Star Wars installment. No solid release date has been set, but the products are anticipated to hit store shelves sometime this fall. Photos from allure.com Is there anything that you want to ...

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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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Star Wars Saga Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbooks!

Coming to shelves for a limited time on November 10 (pre-orders start on August 7), the entire Star Wars cinematic saga will be re-released on Blu-ray with new, absolutely gorgeous cover art for each film. There is a catch, though: no new material has been announced to go along with the re-release. In addition to the collectible steelbook packaging, each ...

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RUMOR: Star Wars Movie Lineup Leaked Before SDCC?

I’m trying to contain myself from screaming in joy, so I’m just going to set this picture right here and let you guys debate about the authenticity of it (there’s no actual confirmation, only this image and conjecture): EDIT: According to IndieRevolver, the original source of the story, this picture is NOT legitimate. I can’t say I’m surprised, but…what kind ...

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New Art for Star Wars: Dark Disciple Prequel Story Revealed!

While we await the July 7th release date for Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple novel, fans can feast their eyes on this stunning piece of art done by Magali Villeneuve for Golden’s short story “Kindred Spirits”. Yep, that is assassin-turned-bounty-hunter Asajj Ventress along with pirate queen Lassa Rhayme. They’d had dealings before the events of Dark Disciple, and “Kindred Spirits” will ...

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Christopher Lee Dies at 93

After being hospitalized for heart failure, the legendary actor known for his roles in Dracula, The Wicker Man, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, and the Star Wars prequels has passed at the age of 93. Lee’s amazing movie career dazzled audiences for over 60 years which also included a heavy metal album released in 2010. “Making films has never just ...

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