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My Favorite Cinematic Space Battles

From For All Mankind to Space Sweepers, every day more great sci-fi adventures grace our screens both big and small. All signs point to a sci-fi renaissance filled with reluctant heroes, scrappy misfits, and snarky sentient robots. Of course, I can’t forget one of the most quintessential staples of the genre: the epic…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Films, Death Star, Firefly, Rogue One, Serenity, Lee, Cain, Rebel Alliance, Cassian, Jyn Erso, Imax Films, Creative Works, Space Warfare In Fiction, Vadar

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

There's So Much New Star Wars Art on May 4, May Your Wallet Be With You

If you’re in the market for a new piece of Star Wars art, May the Fourth be with you. To celebrate the unofficial Star Wars holiday, many galleries, dealers, and artists are selling brand new Star Wars art, and today we’re highlighting just a few of our favorites.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Jason Edmiston, Scott, Eyes Without A Face, Marko Manev, Human Interest, Joshua Budich, Ahsoka Tano, Tano, Fictional Characters, Star Wars Comics, Mike Sutfin, Mandalorians, Grogu, Star Wars Video Games

Disney+ Celebrates May the Fourth With The Bad Batch, a Simpsons Spoof, and More

The most important day in the Star Wars franchise—other than Life Day, of course—is May 4, a.k.a. May the Fourth, when Lucasfilm and its various affiliates celebrate a galaxy far, far away (and the billions of dollars it makes them). This year, Disney’s streaming service seems to be where the party’s happening.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science Fiction, Science, Films, Disney, Lucasfilm, Space Opera, Star Destroyer, Anakin Skywalker, Genres, Rebel Alliance, The Empire Strikes Back, Maggie Simpson, Human Interest, Rebel, Science Fantasy

Anker’s R2-D2 Mini Projector Is Adorable but Flawed

They say if you build a better mouse trap, the world will beat a path to your door, but you can probably be just as successful by slapping some Star Wars graphics on it instead. That’s what Anker’s done with its Nebula Capsule II mini projector, which now looks like a legless version of R2-D2. The facelift doesn’t…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Hbo, Science, Disney, Netflix, Nvidia, Anker, Haier, Projectors, Digital Technology, Home Video, R2, Mass Media, R2 D2, Display technology

Lego's Giant R2-D2 Is, of Course, the Droid You've Been Looking For

In a few weeks, just in time for unofficial Star Wars holiday May the Fourth, everyone’s favorite R2 unit will join Lego’s line of giant, adult-targeted kits. This 12-inch droid is made up of over 2,300 bricks and has a lot more going on than just looking good.Read more...
Tags: Droid, Star Wars, Science, Films, Lego, Lightsaber, Luke Skywalker, R2 D2, Fictional Characters, Star Wars Characters, Star Wars Droids, Lego Star Wars Revenge Of The Brick

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

Fandom Bans 2 Wookieepedia Admins for 'Bullying and Intimidation'

Fandom, the host of Wookieepedia and countless other fan wikias, has announced the ban of two longtime admins from the fan-run Star Wars wiki after several complaints from other admins accused the pair of a campaign of “bullying and intimidation.” In addition, the admins of Wookieepedia have finally spoken out.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Shipping, Genres, Fandom, Speculative Fiction, Wookieepedia, Deadnaming, Creative Works, Star Wars Fandom, Robin Pronovost, Tim Quievryn, Wikipedia Administrators, Wookieepedia Admins for Bullying and Intimidation

How Star Wars' Biggest Fan Wiki Found Itself in a Fight Over Trans Identity

If you’re a Star Wars fan online, there stands a high chance that you’ve not only heard of Wookieepedia—the Fandom-owned community resource archiving eons of material from the franchise—but spent more time than you’d like to admit looking up everything from Ickabel G’ont to the history of the Grysk Hegemony. But an…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Films, Disney, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Canon, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Rogue One, Daniel Jose Older, Felicity Jones, Padmé Amidala, Mike Cooper, Fandom, Expanded Universe

The Last Starfighter's Potential Sequel Now Has a Sizzle Reel for Hollywood’s Consideration

Fans of The Last Starfighter have long dreamed what a sequel to that movie would be. Today, they find out.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Science, Films, Twitch, Rogue One, Gary Whitta, Craig Safan, The Last Starfighter, Matt Allsopp, Jonathan Betuel, Imax Films, Creative Works, English Language Films, Star Wars Video Games, Entertainment Culture

You'll Need the Galactic Empire's Budget to Afford This Mechanical Star Wars Death Star Watch

After creating one of the most elaborate collectibles imaginable for Batman fans with its $29,900 Batmobile mechanical desk clock, Kross Studio is now tempting Star Wars fans with a new wearable timepiece celebrating the Empire and its planet-killing superweapon: the Death Star. But the only thing this watch will wipe…Read more...
Tags: Droid, Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Watch, Death Star, Darth Vader, Batman, Star Destroyer, Tourbillon, Galactic Empire, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Megastructures, Kross Studio, Entertainment Culture

Happy Birthday to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

We sincerely apologize for doing this but you’re about to feel old. Today, March 22, is the 30th anniversary of the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze. That means the film you probably loved as a kid is officially starting to find grey hairs, gain weight in new places, and consider a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Science, Films, Joan Rivers, Raphael, Bebop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ralph Nader, Vanilla, Leonardo, Jim Henson, Donatello, Ninja, Michaelangelo, Susie Essman

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

Your Weekend Justice #290: Another Thing That Goes Beep

Image: John Morgan via CC …and Red Skull was Italian? – JJ Hawkins In a world where time has lost all meaning, we bring you this episode of Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 Audio Trainwreck. It was recorded last December, our final 2020 recording session. And good riddance. That’s just how 2020 went. Agenda: Fisher-Price vs. GWARBackmasking – a collectionEarly album acquisitionsTalking about albums or turtles or both or…somethingRichard Pryor and Brother David Gard...
Tags: Food, Halloween, Star Wars, Games, Music, Florida, Science, Television, Movies, Podcasts, Clothing, Ghosts, Weekend Justice, Marvel, Spider-Man, Zazzle

What's Star Wars Going to Do With All This Gina Carano Merchandise?

Toys and Star Wars are almost inextricably linked. From the days of the Early Bird preview set to modern collectibles lining the shelves and desks of ardent fans, the galaxy far, far away’s relationship with merchandise is as old as Star Wars itself. But what’s going to happen when paraphernalia clashes with the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Gina Carano, Boba Fett, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Cara Dune, Kuiil, Grogu, Entertainment Culture, Ig 11

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

Breaking Down Star Wars: The High Republic—Old Jedi, New Tech, and Fascinating Connections

The first wave of Star Wars: The High Republic stories is upon us, painting the broad strokes of what we can expect to see in this era, centuries before the Skywalker saga. After checking in with the new books and comics that hit shelves last week, we’re already getting a picture of some intriguing connections—and a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Del Rey, Star Wars The High Republic

Lucasfilm's Big Bet on Star Wars Games Is the Chance to Do Something New

This week, Lucasfilm announced an overhaul of its video game licensing efforts with a rebranding of Lucasfilm Games (a re-re-branding, going back to the studio’s original gaming name back in the 1980s), indicating the impending end of its current exclusivity deal with EA Games to create Star Wars titles. Hopefully,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Disney, Ubisoft, Lucasfilm, Massive, EA Games, Lucasfilm Games

An Indiana Jones Video Game Is on the Way From the Studio Behind Wolfenstein

The handshake meme, but it’s “Wolfenstein,” “Indiana Jones, ” and “Killing some goddamn Nazis.”Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Disney, Indiana, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, Bethesda, LucasArts, Wolfenstein, Lucasfilm Games, Machine Games

Marvel Updates on Deadpool 3, Black Panther 2, X-Men, and More

It’s been 18 months since fans got a new story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That changes this week with the release of Disney+’s WandaVision, and with it comes the second best part of a new Marvel release: new quotes from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige, X Men, Spider Man 3, Deadpool 3, Black Panther 2, Disney Plus, Secret Invasion, Marvel Updates on Deadpool

This Video Explains the Story Behind Every Lightsaber Luke Skywalker Ever Wielded

In the movies, Luke Skywalker has only ever had the two lightsabers. In other canon materials, it’s a bit more complicated. Star Wars Explained can, uh, explain. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Lightsabers, Luke Skywalker

The Rogue Squadron Pilots We Want in Patty Jenkins' Star Wars Movie

In 2023, Patty Jenkins will deliver (pending future ramifications of the world in which we live) Rogue Squadron, the next major theatrical release in the Star Wars saga: a tale of the bravest squadron of pilots in the galaxy far, far away. The Rogues have a long history within canon and a longer one out of it—and…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Spaceships, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One A Star Wars Story, Patty Jenkins, Rogue Squadron, X Wings

Report: Loki Showrunner Michael Waldron Will Write Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie

Kevin Feige’s arrival in the Star Wars galaxy still seems quite a way off, especially while he’s still wielding the Infinity Gauntlet over at Marvel Studios. But he’s apparently bringing some very interesting Marvel talent with him to begin tackling his Star Wars adventure.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Loki, Kathleen Kennedy, Kevin Feige, Michael Waldron, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness

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

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in January

Viewers are turning to streaming entertainment more than ever thanks to the global pandemic, and the plethora of services can serve as a much-needed escape. At the start of each month, most streamers do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some away, and io9 is here to help with your decision making.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Stephen King, Superman, Star Trek, Netflix, Streaming, Batman, Hulu, Scream, Amazon Studios, Constantine, Babylon 5, Cobra Kai, The Nerds Watch, Disney Plus

So, What Is a Ranger of the New Republic Anyway?

Among the approximately 17 billion Star Wars streaming shows announced at Disney’s recent Investor Day panel, one of the most interesting was a Mandalorian spinoff series called Rangers of the New Republic. Which begs the question: what exactly is a Ranger of the New Republic?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Rangers of the New Republic, Io9 Features

Updates From Marvel's What If, Star Wars' Cassian Andor, and More

A Russian TV station is hoping to beat Tom Cruise in the space movie race. The last season of Lucifer launches with a scandalous episode title. Plus, a new look at Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Isolation, Challenge, Batwoman, Tom Cruise, Lucifer, Clarice, Zack Snyder, The Survivalist, What If, Attack on Titan, The School for Good and Evil, Star Trek Discovery, Cassian Andor, Army of the Dead

New Marvel Sets Coming to Unmatched and Gen Con Makes 2021 Plans in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to , io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. ‘Tis the holiday season, and with it comes an exciting set of Unmatched Marvel games, a brand-new Root expansion, and some possibly good news about Gen Con 2021.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Board Games, Conventions, RPG, Tabletop Games, Gen Con, Gaming Shelf, Star Wars Legion, Unmatched, Io9 Features

The Mandalorian Isn't the Only Star Wars Finale This Month

One of the best Star Wars shows is ending its second season this week. A show filled with heart, passion, and incredible stories that illustrate why the franchise means so much to so many. A show made by Star Wars fans, for Star Wars fans, aiming to gives us the kind of feels the franchise has been delivering since…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Documentary, Disney, Fans, Lucasfilm, Nostalgia, Fandom, Jordan Hembrough, Io9 Features, Our Star Wars Stories

10 Disney+ Movies That'll Make You Feel Great

Holidays mean happiness. Whether that’s a chance to laugh with your friends and family in a normal year, or just be as safe and healthy as you can in 2020, everyone can use a little extra joy as we reach the end of any year. Movies can absolutely help with that, but sometimes it’s hard to pick one that hits the right…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Holidays, Planes, Streaming, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Princess Bride, The Muppets, Return Of The Jedi, Zootopia, Moana, Ratatouille, Disney Movies, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Disney Plus, Watch It Nerds

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