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TIE Fighter, and Star Wars' Idea of the Good Imperial

Today Marvel Comics launched TIE Fighter, a miniseries about an elite squadron of Imperial pilots who find treachery among their ranks. It ties into the upcoming novel Alphabet Squadron, starring an ex-TIE pilot who defects to the fledgling New Republic, but it got me thinking about another story of a TIE pilot, one…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Tie Fighter, Alphabet Squadron, Marvel Comics, Maarek Stele, Video Games


Altered Carbon Gets an RPG, Frankenstein Has an Heir, and More in Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the fantastic world of board games and tabletop roleplaying games—focusing on sci-fi and fantasy, of course. This time around we’ve got some exciting announcements in the worlds of Altered Carbon and Magic: The Gathering, as well as a Kickstarter for a story…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Board Games, Planet Of The Apes, Hellboy, RPG, Tabletop Games, Altered Carbon, Rick And Morty, Gaming Shelf


What Palpatine Left Behind

A cackle in the dark. That was all it took for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to deliver its biggest shock—a shock that not even a title, a Death Star, or a host of other reveals in its first trailer could compare to. Sheev Palpatine, Darth Sidious, Emperor Palpatine, call him what you want: He’s back. And it’s a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, The Force, Palpatine, Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Sheev Palpatine Darth Sidious


The Battle Rages On in the First Full Trailer for Clone Wars' Return

Their journey didn’t quite end the way we wanted it to. It didn’t quite end the way perhaps even Lucasfilm had wanted it to, considering there were plans for plenty more stories to tell. But now, six years after it concluded, the Clone Wars animated series is back to tell Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan’s tales once more!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Obi Wan, Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus, Anakin Ahsoka


The First Footage From The Mandalorian Just Kicked Our Damn Ass

Fans who watched The Mandalorian panel online during Star Wars Celebration Sunday missed one key thing: never-before-seen footage for the first ever live-action Star Wars TV series. In the room, executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni showed a behind the scenes featurette as well as full scene and trailer.…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Gina Carano, Werner Herzog, Carl Weathers, Pedro Pascal, Star Wars Celebration, Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


Dave Filoni Went To Surprising Lengths to Protect the Epilogue of Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Celebration may be best known for its huge breaking news, but the heart of the convention is in the past. Nowhere was that better on display this weekend than the “Star Wars Rebels Remembered” panel, where executive producer Dave Filoni, along with actors Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Grey spoke…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Celebration, Dave Filoni, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Grey, Vanessa Marshall Tiya Sircar


This is How Earth Drinks Are Becoming part of Star Wars Canon

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions coming to Disney’s theme parks are designed to look and feel as if you’ve stepped right into a world filled with all manner of alien creatures from far-off star systems and space wizards waving their laser swords about with reckless abandon. But part of Disney’s plan to make …Read more...
Tags: Food, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars Galaxys Edge


In the First Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer, a New Jedi Hero Rises

At this year’s Star Wars Celebration the creative team behind Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order took to the stage to debut the game’s first trailer and discuss Star Wars’ newest Jedi: Cal Kestis.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, EA, Respawn Entertainment, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Cal Kestis


J.J. Abrams Discusses How General Leia and Carrie Fisher Live on in The Rise of Skywalker

Carrie Fisher’s sudden death in 2016 surprised the entire world, but it hit the Star Wars fandom particularly hard given the actress’ connection to the franchise and the plans for General Leia Organa’s involvement in future films. After initial uncertainty whether Fisher would appear in Episode IX, it was eventually…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Carrie Fisher, Jj Abrams, Leia, Leia Organa, Fisher, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars Episode Ix, Carrie Fisher Live


Breaking Down the Secrets and Speculation of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's Spectacular First Trailer

It’s here: we finally have our first look at Star Wars: Episode IX, or rather, The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a teaser that is, unsurprisingly, full of mystery, one with more questions than it has answers. But that didn’t stop us combing over the footage for what few clues we could find.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Skywalker, Ian McDiarmid, Star Wars Celebration, Trailer Breakdown, Star Wars Episode Ix, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


There's an Entirely New TIE Fighter and Droid in the New Star Wars Trailer

That low, rumbling, squelching sound you’re sensing at the edge of your hearing is nothing to be alarmed by; it’s just the collective peoples of the internet simultaneously excitement-soiling their pants because a new trailer for the next Star Wars movie has been released. As is required by the Jalopnik by-laws, I…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Droids, Torchlopnik


There's an Entirely New TIE Fighter and Droid in the New Star Wars Trailer UPDATED

That low, rumbling, squelching sound you’re sensing at the edge of your hearing is nothing to be alarmed by; it’s just the collective peoples of the internet simultaneously excitement-soiling their pants because a new trailer for the next Star Wars movie has been released. As is required by the Jalopnik by-laws, I…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Droids, Torchlopnik


In the Jawdropping First Trailer For Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the End of a Saga Begins

The force has awoken. The last of the Jedi has relit the spark for a new generation beyond him. And now it’s time for the Skywalker Saga to come to a close with The Rise of Skywalker, 42 years after we first stepped into the galaxy far far away—and we finally have our first look at the film.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Skywalker, Star Wars Episode Ix


The Mandalorian Will Be Available on Disney+ From Day One [Updated]

The Mandalorian, Disney and Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars television series, will be leading the charge as part of the first offerings available on Disney+.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Alan Tudyk, Cassian Andor, The Mandalorian, Mandalorian Disney, Disney Plus


The Mandalorian Will Be Available on Disney+ From Day One

The Mandalorian, Disney and Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars television series, will be leading the charge as part of the first offerings available on Disney+.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Alan Tudyk, Cassian Andor, The Mandalorian, Mandalorian Disney, Disney Plus


Rian Johnson Is Still Working on His Star Wars Films

If you’re going to see Shazam in IMAX theaters this weekend, you’re getting a Godzilla-shaped surprise. Netflix wants its own gay James Bond in a new LGBTQ spy-fi animated series. Plus, behind the scenes on Hellboy’s practical effects, and what’s to come in Supernatural’s penultimate season finale. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Happy, Netflix, James Bond, Supernatural, Hellboy, The Flash, Rian Johnson, Legends Of Tomorrow, Roswell, Triangle, Godzilla King Of The Monsters, Creepshow, Cloak Dagger, Rian Johnson Star Wars Trilogy


7 Things We Hope to See in Star Wars Resistance Season 2

Jedi aren’t supposed to look toward the future, but we are not Jedi. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Lucasfilm, Disney Channel, Jedi, Star Wars Resistance


A Familiar Star Wars Face Could Get a Surprising Voice in The Mandalorian

The Toxic Avenger is making a comeback. Netflix wants to make a modern Three Musketeers. A new Avengers: Endgame spot remembers the lost. The Iron Throne hides a draconic shadow in a new Game of Thrones poster. Plus, a new look at the final two episodes of Gotham teases the rise of Batman. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: The Mandalorian, Game Of Thrones, Avengers Endgame, The Toxic Avenger, The Three Musketeers, Pet Sematary, Charmed, Dora And The Lost City Of Gold, Cloak Dagger, Hanna, Gotham, Star Wars


A Star Wars Resistance Producer Answers Your Burning Questions After the Season One Finale

The first season of Star Wars Resistance ended Sunday night with a dogfight for the ages. Kaz and his friends took to the skies in an all-out battle to liberate the Colossus from the First Order, all while being mindful that the galaxy as they know it has completely changed with the recent destruction of the New…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Animation, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Disney Channel, Kaz, Star Wars Episode Ix, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Justin Ridge, Star Wars Resistance


Yoda Is a Tragic Trickster in This Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Short

All of the Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures shorts are brilliant. But there’s one moment in this one, starring Yoda and Luke, that I absolutely adore. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Yoda, Luke, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures


Fan Is Remaking The First Level Of Star Wars: Dark Forces In Unreal Engine 4 [Update]

Not that long ago we saw a fan create a playable demo of an Unreal Engine 4 version of a beloved Star Wars podracing game. Another classic game set in the galaxy far, far away has also been getting the remake treatment in Unreal Engine 4 and a developer from Obsidian is involved.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, FPS, Fans, Kotaku Core, Demo, Unreal Engine, LucasArts, Dark Forces, Modders


Fans Are Remaking Star Wars: Dark Forces In Unreal Engine 4

Not that long ago we saw some fans create a playable demo of an Unreal Engine 4 version of a beloved Star Wars podracing game. Now, another classic game set in the galaxy far, far away is getting remade in Unreal Engine 4 and a developer from Obsidian is involved.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, FPS, Fans, Kotaku Core, Demo, Unreal Engine, LucasArts, Dark Forces, Modders


This Star Wars Celebration Poster Is a Breathtaking Commemoration of the Beginning of the Rebellion

Star Wars Celebration is almost here, which means it’s time for some fantastic art. And this print, by Michael Pasquale, is one of the best I’ve seen. Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Rogue One A Star Wars Story, Movie Posters, Michael Pasquale, Star Wars Celebration


The Original Star Wars Movies Have Way More Aliens Than You Think

How many alien species do you imagine there are in the original three Star Wars movies? Surely not that many, right? Sure, there’s the Mos Eisley cantina scene, but for all its space opera energy, these movies are mostly about plain old human beings. Right?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Aliens, Return Of The Jedi, Mos Eisley, The Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope, Star Wars Kids


Matt Smith Says He's Not in Star Wars: Episode IX, as Far as He Knows

Though Matt Smith was recently spending time playing royalty in Netflix’s The Crown, he’s headed back to genre territory soon. Just maybe not in the project you were hoping to see him in.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Doctor Who, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Sony, Lucasfilm, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Morbius, Star Wars Episode Ix


Star Wars Rebels Ended One Year Ago, So Let's Celebrate the Ride

March 5 marks one year since the end of Star Wars Rebels. It’s the anniversary of us seeing one story of Ezra Bridger end, while another one began. You may have even been alerted to this because of the popular #RebelsRemembered hashtag trending on Twitter. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Disney Xd, Dave Filoni, Ezra Bridger


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge—The 77 Most Fascinating Things We Learned on Our Trip

Have you been dying to learn all the nitty-gritty details on what you’ll find inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? That wait is over.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Set Visit, Star Wars Galaxys Edge


Rotten Tomatoes Is Changing Its Audience Rating System Because of Trolls

Even though the general public has not yet had the chance to see Captain Marvel, that didn’t stop trolls from preemptively trashing the film on Rotten Tomatoes in what can only be described as an sexism-fueled attempt at convincing people that a movie about a female superhero couldn’t possibly be good. Now, the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Harassment, Science, Sexism, Rotten Tomatoes, Trolls, Captain Marvel, Star Wars Episode Ix


New Set Pictures From The Flash Reveal the Arrival of a Major Comics Villain

Kevin Feige discusses Marvel’s approach to the Eternals movie. Victor B. Miller has an update on the legal quagmires of the Friday the 13th franchise. Could another Star Wars TV series be entering production? Plus, two new clips from Captain Marvel, and work on the next Jay and Silent Bob reboot begins. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, The Walking Dead, Starfish, Bob, Jay, The Flash, Shadowhunters, Kevin Feige, Dark Phoenix, Captain Marvel, Eternals, Friday The 13th, Jay Silent Bob Reboot, Disney Plus, Escape Room 2


In the Latest Excellent Galaxy of Adventures Short, Luke Gets Some Good Training In

It’s a bit stunning how good the Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures shorts are. The basic idea, of taking audio from the movies and setting them to animation, honestly doesn’t sound that impressive, but each one is just full of style and energy. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures



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