Stephen Colbert Expertly Addresses the New Light Saber Controversy

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While Star Wars fans have been nerdgasming over the trailer for The Force Awakens, there have been a few grumbles in the Twitterverse and elsewhere. Many, of course, are outraged to see  an African American, John Boyega, in a stormtrooper suit because, duh, stormtroopers aren't black – they're clones of Jango Fett. Or mostly clones. I think. Of ... See the Rest

How Superheroes Would Have Looked in the 16th Century

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French photographer Sacha Goldberger has created a fabulous photo series of superheroes, supervillains, and some rando Star Wars characters re-imagined as 16th-century Flemish portrait models. One of the most striking things about the “Super Flamands” photo series, other than the brilliant idea itself, is the fact that it isn’t Photoshopped. ... See the Rest

What It Would Look Like if Star Wars Collided With The World

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These "collisions" are very subtle, so you have to look kinda closely. My fave is Darth Vader on a bus... (via Wired) ... See the Rest

Star Royalty: Carrie Fisher’s Daughter, Billie Lourd, To Play Princess Leia’s Daughter

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It looks like Star Wars: Episode 7 is going to be a little heavy on nepotism (and nostalgia) with the return of most all of the original trilogy’s stars to the franchise. A rumor has been circulating since summer that the new film will not only feature flashbacks but that the young version of the secret Skywalker sibling will be played by Carrie ... See the Rest

Mashup OTD: The Greatest American Jedi

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After the theme from Angie, which we've discussed here, the theme from The Greatest American Hero (ABC 1981-83) is probably the greatest theme song of all time. Joyous, triumphant, euphoric  – it's the kind of perfect pop confection that could only have been written in the post-disco era. Every time you hear it, you smile. Pairing it with Star ... See the Rest

Star Wars: Be A (Geeky) Force For Change

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There are lots of unconfirmed rumors about Star Wars: Episode IV. But here comes J.J. Abrams with this first look at the new X-Wing fighter, better known as the ship Luke used to destroy the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV. It's not as famous as the Millennium Falcon, but it has a honored place in Star Wars history. In a special video message ... See the Rest

Type Casting: Lupita Nyong’o In Star Wars VII

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It's been revealed that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has signed up to play Sith Witch Asajj Ventress in Star Wars VII. (Her real name sounds as much like any Star Wars character ever.) With that amazing casting in mind the internet has obliged and mocked up an image of our Lupita as the iconic warrior. Nice fit. But she's so beautiful that she'd ... See the Rest