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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak (book review).

January 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak (book review).

In late October 2012, just after Disney announced the acquisition of Lucasfilm and that ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ would be coming soon, Doug Chiang reached out to Production Designer Rick Carter (‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Lincoln’) about the possibility of working on a new ‘Star Wars’ film. By January 2013, Carter was on-board with Chiang and […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

After about a decade, we have a new ‘Star Wars’ episode. The story is really about the search for Luke Skywalker, a goal that does not seem particularly inspiring. As always in a ‘Star Wars’ film, the visuals are impressive but the narrative is not as compelling as was the story of Darth Vader. The […]

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Editorial – January 2016: Who let the droids out?

January 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Editorial – January 2016: Who let the droids out?

Hello everyone Y’know, I did a newspaper quiz about ‘Star Wars’ in December and knew I had over 80% correct without checking the answers. One tends to know which answers are correct as the first three films and their background from the 70s are ingrained so much. Equally, I also know which questions I can’t […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a film review by John Rivers).

January 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a film review by John Rivers).

After some three years of waiting, speculation and rumour ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ finally arrives on cinema screens. Created at a cost of $200m and reuniting Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill alongside a new cast of characters, the film had a lot to prove. This is simply the biggest franchise re-launch of […]

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Star Wars Star Destroyer – largest remote control model ever?

January 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Star Destroyer – largest remote control model ever?

Is the Star Wars Star Destroyer the largest remote control model ever? Could be. They need a pick-up truck to ship the damn thing. Good old Peter Sripol – watch his attempt to get it airborne in this fab video.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film review by Frank Ochieng)

December 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film review by Frank Ochieng)

So where were you when the Science Fiction cinema sensation ‘Star Wars’ took shape and captured the imagination of the massive global moviegoers’ escapist expectations back in 1977? Regardless of whether you existed thirty-eight years ago or not, the legend of George Lucas’ highly-heralded SF blockbuster that shattered box office records worldwide was automatically engrained in […]

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The Roots & The Force Awakens cast sing Star Wars a-cappella.

December 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Roots & The Force Awakens cast sing Star Wars a-cappella.

Is this the song you’ve been looking for? The Roots & The Force Awakens cast sing a Star Wars a-cappella. Very tuneful guys and gals, but don’t embrace the dark side and do a rock version of this, okay?

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Star Wars: Jedi Master Magazine (magazine review).

December 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Jedi Master Magazine (magazine review).

I can’t deny that this is a pretty kick-ass looking painting of Yoda flying towards me on the cover of ‘Star Wars: Jedi Master’ magazine, a new monthly American publication from Titan Comics and Disney aimed at pre-teen kids. As a youngster, I would have been attracted to the cover alone. The on-going theme throughout […]

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Luke Skywalker Can’t Read And Other Geeky Truths by Ryan Britt (book review).

December 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker Can’t Read And Other Geeky Truths by Ryan Britt (book review).

Ryan Britt is an essayist who has specialised in writing on the idiosyncrasies of SF and Fantasy culture. In ‘Luke Skywalker Can’t Read And Other Geeky Truths’, Britt examines particular films and TV series from the eighties, nineties and noughties in relation to his own experiences of growing-up. From him and his father watching ‘Barbarella’ […]

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Dark Side Of The Mind: Star Wars Psychology edited by Travis Langley (book review).

December 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dark Side Of The Mind: Star Wars Psychology edited by Travis Langley (book review).

‘Dark Side Of The Mind: Star Wars Psychology’ is a collection of short essays that provide points-of-view on various aspects of the ‘Star Wars’ saga and how they relate to how we mentally live our lives. The collection of pieces is edited by Travis Langley, Professor of Psychology at Henderson State University. Langley has made […]

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