Animation

“LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises” animated shorts begin on Disney XD

On Monday, Feb. 15, at 8pm ET/PT, Disney XD premieres an all-new series of animated shorts called LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, which includes characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first episode, “Poe to the Rescue,” takes place before the First Order’s attack on Jakku and includes more stories involving Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Finn, Rey, BB-8, Maz Kanata and more. In “Poe to the Rescue,” Resistance pilot Poe Dameron attempts to rescue Admiral Ackbar, who is being held captive by Captain Phasma. Kylo Ren, C-3PO and BB-8 also appear. Preview: Disney XD will also premiere new animated series LEGO Star […]

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Movies

New Star Wars trailer debuts on Monday Night Football because … Disney!

There was never any doubt that Disney’s ownership of the Star Wars galaxy would lead to opportunities for corporate SYNERGY!, and today brings forth the coupling of Disney-owned ESPN’s Monday Night Football with the new trailer for Disney-owned Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in U.S. theaters Dec. 18. The new trailer debuts at halftime of the Oct. 19 MNF game between the New York Giants at the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN. ESPN Deportes debuts the Spanish-language version simultaneously. For many sci-fi enthusiasts, this may be the first football game they ever watch part of. Here are two teasers for the new […]

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News & Current Events

Harrison Ford: Star Wars Pirate

When news broke of Harrison Ford’s June 12 injury on the set of Star Wars Episode VII, fans were concerned how the 71 year-old’s injury and subsequent recovery would affect the film’s shoot schedule. Thankfully, a new picture surfaced of the star using an iWalk, an external prosthetic that allows people to more around much more safely and naturally than they would on crutches. It’s part crutch and part prosthetic. If you’ve ever had crutches, you know how much they suck. Nobody wants painful armpit bruises. And have you ever tries going up or down stairs with crutches? Hop-hopping up […]

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Comedy

“The Big Bang Theory” and “The Goldbergs” celebrate Star Wars Day

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and ABC’s The Goldbergs celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with special Star Wars-themed episodes (though neither of them actually air on May 4). First up, The Big Bang Theory on CBS Thursday, May 1 at 8pm ET/PT, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) goes on a journey of discovery guided by his childhood idol and mentor, Professor Proton (guest star Bob Newhart), who helps him cope with grief. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) turns a relationship milestone into a competition with Penny (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). Meanwhile, Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) make a “Star Wars Day” gift […]

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Animation

Official Star Wars Rebels Trailer Released By Lucasfilm And Disney

Updated! New Star Wars Rebels Trailer Released on Star Wars Day (May The Fourth) Updated: Disney And Lucasfilm released the official one-minute trailer for Star Wars Rebels on Star Wars Day, May The Fourth.  The trailer is below.  What do you think?  Are you excited for the fall premiere of Star Wars Rebels? Original Text: On April 19 at WonderCon, Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni and Vanessa Marshall (“Hera Syndulla”) debuted a short :30 clip from the first Disney/Lucasfilm endeavor featuring female fighter pilot Hera and rolling droid, Chopper. Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the […]

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Action

“Star Wars Rebels” animated series in production for Disney XD

It was announced today that production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, a new animated TV series based on the Star Wars franchise. It will be set between the events of Episodes III and IV, in an era spanning nearly two decades never before explored onscreen. The series takes place when the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights, as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Lucasfilm Animation will produce the series. “I couldn’t be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe,” said […]

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Movies

Star Wars spinoff movies I want to see

Following in the grand tradition of such cinematic touchstones as Elektra and X-Men Origins: Wolverine … OK, so that intro doesn’t necessarily work. But we’ve all heard by now that in addition to the new Star Wars trilogy, we’re going to be getting some Star Wars spinoff movies featuring individual characters. A young Han Solo, some Boba Fett, possibly a Yoda — yeah, I can get behind those. Just as long as nobody announces Jar Jar Strikes Back. Actually, I’m not too wild about this idea (see previous snarky reference to Elektra and Wolverine), but I’ll just go ahead and […]

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Dave Filoni reflects on 100 episodes of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

Usually the name Star Wars attached to anything will guarantee success. But back in 2008, the animated theatrical release Star Wars: The Clone Wars didn’t exactly receive galactic acceptance. Modest box office and critical barbs like “stilted and overblown,” “cloying” and “visually forgettable” buffeted the film like so many asteroids against the Millennium Falcon. When the Clone Wars series debuted on Cartoon Network soon after, the skeptics still had to be won over. But now in its fifth season, and about to air its 100th episode this Saturday at 9:30am, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a bona fide hit, […]

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“7 Questions” With … Ashley Eckstein of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

Many actors can consider themselves part of the Star Wars universe, but it’s doubtful many enjoy it as much as Ashley Eckstein. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars actress, who is in her fifth season giving voice to Anakin Skywalker’s feisty Padawan Ahsoka Tano, says she’s a lifelong fan of George Lucas’ seminal space saga, and her job on the Cartoon Network series is one she considers a privilege and a great responsibility. She’s parlayed her relationship with Lucasfilm into a clothing company aimed specifically at the underserved female sci fi fan. Her Universe has licenses for Star Wars, Star […]