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A Galaxy Here And Now: Historical And Cultural Readings Of Star Wars edited by Peter W. Lee (book review).

September 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Galaxy Here And Now: Historical And Cultural Readings Of Star Wars edited by Peter W. Lee (book review).

‘Star Wars’ is a genre-mashing, cultural melting pot and therefore open to multiple interpretations. This is presented across the variety of essays presented in ‘A Galaxy Here And Now: Historical And Cultural Readings Of Star Wars’ edited by Peter W. Lee. Explorations of race, nation and gender dominate the text. Gregory E Rutledge and Paul […]

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Star Wars Rebels third season.

September 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Rebels third season.

Star Wars Rebels series 3 is coming your way soon – here’s a little trailer to whet your interest.

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Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume 3 introduction by Gary Gerani (book review).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume 3 introduction by Gary Gerani (book review).

Hot on the heels of previous volumes for ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, Abrams have released volume 3 in their series of books looking at Topps Original Trading Cards, this time covering ‘Return Of The Jedi’. Once again, it provides a unique perspective on the nature of merchandising and development of ‘Star Wars’ […]

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Dirty Dozen in space?

August 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Dirty Dozen in space?

Is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Dirty Dozen in space? Watch the second trailer and make your own minds up.

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Star Wars Art: Concept :Foreword by Joe Johnston, Introduction by Doug Chiang (book review)

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art: Concept :Foreword by Joe Johnston, Introduction by Doug Chiang    (book review)

A large part of the visual grandeur and scale that the ‘Star Wars’ films show on screen is down to the work of key conceptual artists. George Lucas was smart enough to recognise that in order for the imagery in his films to have impact, he would need to employ artists to realise and translate […]

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, behind the scenes video.

July 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, behind the scenes video.

A behind the scenes video looking at the making of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film.

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MidAmeriCon II brings all the Star Wars.

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
MidAmeriCon II brings all the Star Wars.

MidAmeriCon II – aka the World Science Fiction Convention – will be celebrating Star Wars with special guests, programming and exhibits on Friday, August 19th 2016. MidAmeriCon II’s “Star Wars Day” will take place exactly forty years after the first MidAmeriCon hosted just the third public presentation to be made about a then little known upcoming […]

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Star Wars Art: Posters foreword by Drew Struzan, introduction by Roger Kastel (book review).

June 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art: Posters foreword by Drew Struzan, introduction by Roger Kastel (book review).

‘Star Wars Art: Posters’ is a large format book looking at how poster art for the ‘Star Wars’ films has changed over the last forty years. Not only does this provide a unique comparison of how times and tastes change but also how richly the ‘Star Wars’ universe can be interpreted. During the original trilogy […]

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Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by Gary Gerani (book review).

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by Gary Gerani (book review).

I’ve gone about reviewing these ‘Original Topps Trading Card Series’ books in a bit of an odd order, starting with the ‘Galaxy’ series, then ‘Empire Strikes Back’ and now the series that kickstarted them all ‘Star Wars’. Once again, though, it proves to be a fascinating journey into a world of collectible merchandise from nearly […]

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Creating The Worlds Of Star Wars: 365 Days by John Knoll with JW Rinzler (book review).

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Creating The Worlds Of Star Wars: 365 Days by John Knoll with JW Rinzler (book review).

In assembling ‘Creating The Worlds Of Star Wars: 365 Days’, John Knoll set himself an enormous task. Over the course of 365 pages, he takes one photo for each day each detailing a different aspect of the production of the first six ‘Star Wars’ films. Focusing mainly on the Special FX and having access to […]

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