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In Our Star Wars: The Rising Storm Excerpt, the Mystery of the Nihil Deepens

The High Republic is no longer in a time of peace. After the events of Charles Soule’s Light of the Jedi, the first adult book set in Lucasfilm’s new wave of Star Wars stories set some 200 years before the events of the movies, the galaxy is under attack by the marauders of the Nihil and suffering from the Great…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Literature, Lucasfilm, Jedi, Nihil, Marc Thompson, Human Interest, DIS, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Asgar, Star Wars The High Republic, Marchion Ro, Narratology, Udi Dis


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Dives Headfirst Into the Cost of Loyalty

For a show about clones, sooner rather than later Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch was going to have to get into the idea of just how and why the newly-risen Empire would begin to replace the Republic’s legions with a different kind of soldier. But the Disney+ series’ third episode, for all the gains it makes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Clone, Hunter, Jedi, Galactic Empire, Galactic Republic, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Stephen Stanton, Tarkin, Saw Gerrera


Star Wars Novel High Republic: The Rising Storm Excerpt Now Available

StarWars.com has given fans all types of goodies this week. The site released an excerpt of Cavan Scott’s new novel, Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm, the next book in the Star Wars: The High Republic series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Literature, Daniel Jose Older, Jedi, Kriss, Galactic Republic, Human Interest, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Stellan, Justina Ireland, Star Wars Comics, Avar, Star Wars The High Republic


Marvel's Star Wars Variant Cover Art Commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month

Lucas films will honor June’s Pride Month with variant covers to remind fans that LGBTQ characters do exist in the Star Wars universe. All covers in the Marvel/Star Wars line will feature a queer character drawn by queer artists.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Literature, Lucas, Falcon, Javier, Jedi, Lando Calrissian, The Empire Strikes Back, Human Interest, Babs Tarr, Sith, Stephen Byrne, Sana Starros, Star Wars Comics


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Producers Discuss Fighting Back Against Order 66

Star Wars’ newest animated series, The Bad Batch, takes us right into the earliest days of the rise of the Empire. This means it starts getting to grips with a disconcerting question almost immediately: what happens when you say no to the Galactic Empire? But that’s not a question for most Clone Troopers... and maybe…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Clone Wars, Palpatine, Jedi, Aftermath, Galactic Empire, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Tarkin, Fictional Characters, Jennifer Corbett, Space Marines, Star Wars The Bad Batch, Brad Rau


Star Wars: The Bad Batch's Producers Break Down That Big Premiere Cameo

Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch is here, and Clone Force 99's big new adventure on Disney+ opened with a bang. But as the new series began in the final moments of the Star Wars prequel’s darkest hour, the show made some touching connections to the stories that came before it—an important connection Bad…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Padawan, Jedi, Caleb, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Sith, Kaller, Fictional Characters, Prinze Jr, Kanan Jarrus


Turn Your Amazon Echo Dot Into an Aging Baby Yoda With Male Pattern Baldness

A few months after OtterBox gave the Echo Dot a Baby Yoda facelift last year, Amazon revealed a complete redesign of the smart speaker, making it rounder to squeeze better speakers inside. So OtterBox is back with another Grogu-themed stand for the fourth-generation Echo Dot, but this time around, the Child isn’t…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fiction, Amazon Echo, Yoda, Jedi, Otterbox, Fortnite, Sith, Fictional Characters, Smart Speakers, Baby Yoda, Grogu


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Trades a Murky War for a Touching Tale of Found Family

After over a decade and seven seasons, last year brought us the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. But it also introduced us to its spiritual successor in the form of the unlikely clone heroes of the Bad Batch. Now, they’re in their own Disney+ animated series, and in leaving the Clone War behind, the group are trading…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Disney, Rex, Darth Vader, Clone Wars, Jedi, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Toonami, Wrecker, Fictional Characters, Crosshair, Captain Rex


Disney's 'Real' Lightsaber Is Inspired by... Tape Measures?

At a recent virtual press conference, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro apparently whipped out a retractable lightsaber. According to people who were actually there, this drama queen ended a presentation about reopening Disney Parks and upcoming attractions by lifting this lightsaber, turning it on, and saying, “It’s…Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Lightsaber, Walt Disney, Real, Genres, Josh, Jedi, Disney Parks, Sith, Fictional Characters, Tape Measure


General Grievous' Clone Wars Debut Remains a Masterclass —But Not for the Reason You Think

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars Clone Wars micro-series is remembered—deified even—for its action. It is all killer, no filler: the dialogue is spartan, its themes layered but simple. This is Star Wars and you are here for tight, explosive, bombastic action unlike anything the franchise had dared to dream of before,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Clone Wars, George Lucas, Lightsaber, Boba Fett, Jedi, Mace Windu, Obi Wan, Ki Adi Mundi, Genndy Tartakovsky, Toonami, Sith, Fictional Characters, Aayla Secura, Star Wars Episode Iii Revenge Of The Sith


Star Wars: Clone Wars' Must-Watch Chapters

This week, the Clone War begins...again! But we’re not returning to the 3DCG battlefields of Lucasfilm’s beloved, iconic animated series (not until Bad Batch, at least). Instead, Disney+ is finally taking us back a long, long time ago—to 2003, to re-experience our first animated taste of one of Star Wars’ most…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Lucasfilm, Jack, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Palpatine, Jedi, Obi Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Ki Adi Mundi, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack, Toonami, Dooku


How Star Wars' New Anthology Will Explore Holiday Cheer in the Galaxy Far, Far Away

The United States may have just groggily awoken from a week of missed alarms after rolling the clocks forward for spring, but the galaxy far, far away is already looking to the festive times of winter. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with tales of folklore from across the stars?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Princess Leia, United States, Lucasfilm, Ewok, Chewbacca, Bea Arthur, Ben Solo, Boba Fett, Rey, Return Of The Jedi, James Whitbrook, Luke, Jedi


That Time Star Wars Was Fine With a Polygamous Jedi

With the heady mix of an unnecessarily passionate fanbase and overwhelmingly archived canonical world, Star Wars fandom is the perfect hellscape for arguments over what a certain kind of thing a character can be. The Jedi are no exception, and the idea of Force users adopting that title if they don’t perfectly gel…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Palpatine, Jedi, Galactic Republic, Fictional Characters, Star Wars Republic, Skywalker Family, 20th Century Fox Films, The New Jedi Order, Star Wars In Other Media


The High Republic's Jedi Should Be Living in a Golden Age of Attachment

“Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say, that we are encouraged to love,” Anakin Skywalker tells Padmé Amidala in one of his many excruciatingly clumsy forays into foreplay in Star Wars: Episode II -…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Fiction, Culture, The Force, Anakin Skywalker, Jedi, Padmé Amidala, Del Rey Books, Qui Gon Jinn, English Language Films, Films Using Computer Generated Imagery, Skywalker Family, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy


How Fandom Destroyed and Protected Me

If you love something to the point of unhealthy obsession, it feels like there’s only one place you can really go. The internet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Romance, Fiction, Articles, Social Issues, Shipping, Fan, Internet Culture, Finn, Jedi, Fandom, Human Interest, Fan Fiction, Rose Tico, Technology_internet


The Star Wars Games We Want to See Out of Lucasfilm's New Era

Earlier this month, Lucasfilm announced something of a pivot in its video game licensing. Rebranding its outreach as Lucasfilm Games, it looked toward a future where studios outside of EA, which currently holds an exclusivity deal until 2023, could make Star Wars games. Naturally, that led to us inevitably making a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Lightsaber, The Force, Jedi, LucasArts, Sith, Fictional Characters, Imax Films, Creative Works, Technology_internet, Business_finance, Star Wars Video Games


The Coolest Star Wars Collectibles of 2020

Look, considering the “Skywalker Saga” (to be clear, you’re absolutely a narc if you call it that) came to a close last December, 2020 was still a banner year when it comes to Star Wars merchandise. Between The Mandalorian merch finally hitting in full force after a slight delay, a whole bunch of killer releases to…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Action Figures, Collectibles, Lightsabers, Jedi, THE CHILD, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, Grogu


How The Mandalorian's Finale Reveal Fits Into Star Wars' Timeline

The Mandalorian’s season finale took Din Djarin’s small slice of the Star Wars universe and exploded it into smithereens—smithereens with much larger ties to the vast Skywalker Saga than any of us could’ve imagined when this show first started last year. But now that its adventures are inextricably linked, here’s some…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Streaming, Mark Hamill, The Force, Luke Skywalker, Jedi, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Din Djarin, Io9 Features


The High Republic's Writers on Why They Wanted to Make Star Wars Without a War

Conflict is at the very heart of Star Wars. Light vs. Dark. Good vs. Evil. Empire vs. Rebellion. So many of the stories we have seen woven throughout its world are rooted in the very idea of combat and war. It’s in the name! So in order to do something radically different for The High Republic, its creative team had…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Interview, Disney, Lucasfilm, Daniel Jose Older, Jedi, IDW, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Star Wars The High Republic, Io9 Feature


The Mandalorian’s Journey to Tython and the Enormous Star Wars History Behind It

Din Djarin’s quest on The Mandalorian has evolved. In finding Ahsoka Tano unwilling to train his ward, he has been sent on a new path with a new understanding, both of the child he cares for and that child’s role in his own destiny. It awaits on a planet discussed in whispers in the Disney era of the Star Wars canon,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, The Force, Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Din Djarin, Tython


The Mandalorian Has Raised Some New Questions About Its Star Wars Timeline

When The Mandalorian brazenly introduced a certain former Jedi apprentice this past week, the show connected to the larger Star Wars universe in its biggest way yet. Ahsoka Tano isn’t just “The Jedi” who would help Din Djarin complete his quest with the Child, she’s a Jedi who knows way more than he, or anyone else,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Jedi, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Grand Admiral Thrawn, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


The Mandalorian's Villainous New Plan Has Expanded Universe History

While Din Djarin and the Child have been running around trying to find Mandalorians and Jedi, and eating questionable amounts of pretty much anything, the latest chapter of Disney+’s The Mandalorian checked in on what Moff Gideon’s up to. The answer? Nothing good. In fact, something evil, from the days of the old…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Video Games, Disney, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Jedi, Giancarlo Esposito, Expanded Universe, Omid Abtahi, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Dark Forces, Moff Gideon


I Can't Believe the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Understands the True Burden of All Masters

The new Lego Star Wars Holiday Special is earnest, silly fun. It’s a festive special, about Star Wars, made in Lego—what else would it be but a joyful, irreverent lampooning of Star Wars’ more serious side? However, its underlying message of friendship and mutual understanding (in the spirit of Life Day, of course) is…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Holidays, Disney, Lego, Animation, Lucasfilm, Finn, Star Wars Holiday Special, Rey, Jedi, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special


10 Jedi Facilities That Survived Star Wars' Order 66

Order 66 may have massacred most of the Jedi, but it wasn’t just people that survived Palpatine’s purge. The Jedi existed for eons before the twilight of the Republic, building grand temples of their Order teeming with knowledge and insight that outlived much of the Sith’s wrath, providing hope to new generations of…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Superlist, Video Games, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, The Force, Palpatine, Jedi, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Star Wars The Last Jedi


13 Goofy Star Wars Aliens Who Deserve to Be Goofy Jedi

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Then they fucked it all up. Hard. No matter which era of the Star Wars movies you’re looking at, the Jedi could badly need some new blood. Why not make it extremely new blood? There’s still a bevy of alien…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Superlist, Disney, Aliens, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Return Of The Jedi, Jedi, Expanded Universe, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Old Republic Then


DoD: Sorry, Amazon, Microsoft's Still Getting That $10 Billion JEDI Contract. Sucks to Suck.

After a monthslong investigation by the Pentagon, the Department of Defense said Friday that it’s sticking with Microsoft for its $10 billion cloud computing contract. And Amazon is not happy. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Jedi, Not The Fun Jedi Saga, Sorry Amazon Microsoft, Pentagon the Department of Defense


See Leia's Rise of Skywalker Lightsaber in All Its Glory

Star Wars without lightsabers is like life without sun. The Jedi weapon is one of the most recognizable pieces of one of the world’s most popular franchises and a truly elegant feat of design. Later this year, these key pieces of Star Wars are getting their own book and, to celebrate, io9 is excited to give you your…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Lightsabers, Jedi, Insight Editions, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Star Wars The Lightsaber Collection


The Inciting Incident of Star Wars' High Republic Is a Horrifying Technological Disaster

New war, same as the old war. We’re so used to Star Wars’ cyclical saga at this point, we were just waiting for The High Republic to reveal some ancient evil or lingering secret Imperial force that could put its generation of Jedi at their peak to the test. Turns out, thankfully, that’s not the case: what the Jedi are…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Imperial, Jedi, Del Rey, Hyperspace, Star Wars The High Republic, Holdo Maneuver


MIT’s new wearable lets you control drones with Jedi-like arm gestures

A new robot control system created at MIT CSAIL lets you pilot a drone just by moving your arms. The system, called Conduct-A-Bot, measures arm movements through wearable motion sensors, and records muscle signals through electrodes attached to the skin. Algorithms then convert the muscle and motion data into different controls. Rotate your wrist, and the drone turns; flick your hand up to make it elevate; clench your fist, and the drone accelerates; stiffen your arm and watch it stop. [Read: ‘P...
Tags: Startups, Science, US, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Jedi, MIT CSAIL, Neural


Pentagon Rethinks $10 Billion JEDI Contract That Amazon Believes Was Influenced by Trump

The U.S. Department of Defense has filed for permission to rethink some parts of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract it awarded to Microsoft back in October. In other words, Amazon refuses to let this thing go if there’s even the slightest chance it can wrest this deal from Microsoft’s fingers.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Trump, U S Department of Defense, Jedi, Not The Fun Jedi Saga



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