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Star Wars: Episode VII . . . official casting news – who’s in, who’s out!

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Episode VII . . . official casting news – who’s in, who’s out!

The beast at Disney has finally released the official news of who is in and who is out on J.J. Abrams’ as yet untitled Star Wars: Episode VII (the film is scheduled to hit the cinemas on December 18th 2015), so here’s the score . . . John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and […]

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The Han Solo Adventures (featuring Han Solo At Stars’ End, Han Solo’s Revenge and Han Solo And The Lost Legacy) by Brian Daley (book review).

April 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Han Solo Adventures (featuring Han Solo At Stars’ End, Han Solo’s Revenge and Han Solo And The Lost Legacy) by Brian Daley (book review).

There has been much talk lately of the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off movies, with Disney wanting to pursue a similar approach to their work with Marvel in using the ‘Star Wars’ movies as the central point around which they can break-out characters into stories. Debates within ‘Star Wars’ fandom have raged about which characters should deserve […]

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Galactic Starfighter… I’m Luke, fly me.

February 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Galactic Starfighter… I’m Luke, fly me.

LucasArts has just announced their new free-to-play Star Wars The Old Republic expansion, called Galactic Starfighter. Early access was previously granted to subscribers, but starting now, joe public can jump right into its 12v12 Player-vs-Player dogfighting combat. To celebrate the official launch, all players will be able to access new gameplay being added today including: […]

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Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game (minatures game review).

January 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game (minatures game review).

‘Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game’, published by the prodigious Fantasy Flight Games, is essentially a space dogfight simulation game that is played out on any tabletop/convenient flat surface. The aim is simple: blast your opponent into space dust, through the moving of your ships into firing arcs and rolling special dice to see if you […]

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The Official Star Wars Fact File’ – second edition (article).

January 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Official Star Wars Fact File’  – second edition (article).

For those who might have missed the adverts on television, at least in the UK as I can’t speak for the rest of the world, there is a second edition of ‘The Official Star Wars™ Fact File’ out. My first reaction when seeing it was, ‘I’ve got that.’ The first edition ran out of steam […]

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Star Wars the 80s anime.

December 31, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Star Wars the 80s anime.

At last, see the original Japanese science fiction TV series that inspired George Lucas to shoot a live action movie . . . Star Wars the 1980s anime.

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Imperial Death Star: DS-1 Orbital Battle Station: Owner’s Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Imperial Death Star: DS-1 Orbital Battle Station: Owner’s Workshop Manual by Ryder Windham, Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (book review).

Probably the biggest world-beater in Science Fiction terms has to be the Imperial Death Star as demonstrated in the 70s-80s ‘Star Wars’ films where it annihilated worlds. The ultimate weapon to be used against those nasty rebels who want to dethrone the Emperor Palpatine and keep any other planet’s population in-line should they be planning […]

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Star Wars: Episode VII… see it Xmas 2015.

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Episode VII… see it Xmas 2015.

Moving into pre-production, a confirmed release date of December 18th 2015 has been set for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VII. Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen […]

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The Making Of Return Of The Jedi by R.W. Rinzler (book review).

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Making Of Return Of The Jedi by R.W. Rinzler (book review).

For those who thought ‘Star Wars’ was created in a galaxy far, far away will get a reality check with the planet Elstree and California, amongst other places in this book, ‘The Making Of Return Of The Jedi’ by R.W. Rinzler. You literally get everything with this book. From the reason why Industrial Light And […]

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Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (book review).

September 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (book review).

Had ‘Star Wars’ been released within the last ten years it would doubtless have been reviewed as a ‘genre mash-up’. SF, fantasy and war are all detectable in the mix. Looming large in the genre collection is also the western. The first half of the film treats the deserts of Tatooine like the frontier setting so […]

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