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Send Help, I Can't Stop Acquiring Babies Yoda

Hello. My name is James. I am ostensibly an adult. And, like The Mandalorian’s Din Djarin before me, I am the proud adoptive father of Baby Yoda. And Baby Yoda. And the other Baby Yoda. In fact, I have seven of them so far and have no intention of stopping.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Collection, Streaming, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Mattel, Funko, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Regrettable Life Choices, James I am, Baby Yoda And Baby Yoda

The Too-Short Story of Ahmed Best's Other Star Wars Roles

We are, at long last, living in the early days of what is a long-overdue Ahmed Best renaissance. After years of horrifying torment the actor received for having the audacity to bring Jar Jar Binks to life, Star Wars (both its fandom and its institution) has accepted Best into its heart again as he hosts Jedi Temple…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Science, Youtube, Disney, Best, Lucasfilm, Game Shows, Ahmed Best, Jar Jar Binks, Expanded Universe, Dark Horse, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Attack Of The Clones, Star Wars Jedi Temple Challenge, Achk Med Beq

Mark Hamill Discusses Luke Skywalker's Political Naivety in Star Wars' Deleted Scenes

The Tosche station deleted scene from Star Wars: A New Hope paints a fascinating picture of early plans to flesh out the galaxy far, far away, even if, in hindsight, it was probably for the best that it remained on the cutting room floor. But as Mark Hamill recently reflected, one sad reason it remains mostly hidden…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Deleted Scenes, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, A New Hope, Biggs Darklighter, Disney Plus

Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 1990s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer. Since we can’t enjoy summer blockbusters in…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Summer, Jurassic Park, Contact, Batman Forever, Nostalgia, Men In Black, Independence Day, The Lion King, The Blair Witch Project, Blockbusters, The Phantom Menace, Terminator 2, Summer Movies, The Sixth Sense

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

Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 1980s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Back To The Future, Aliens, Predator, Batman, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Robocop, Big, Nostalgia, Poltergeist, 80s, The Shining, Et The Extra Terrestrial

Updates from Stranger Things, Twilight Zone, and More

Oscar Isaac casts doubts on whether or not he’d return to the galaxy far, far away. David Koepp teases his still-alive Bride of Frankenstein remake. Warner Bros. is bringing The Halloween Tree to the big screen. Plus, get a look at Studio Ghibli’s new CG movie, and Doom Patrol battles the terrifyingly disco Doctor…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Harley Quinn, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, The Twilight Zone, The 100, Parallax, David Koepp, Stranger Things, The Smurfs, Doom Patrol, The Bride of Frankenstein, StarGirl, Aya And The Witch, The Halloween Tree

Adam Driver's Version of Kylo Ren's Backstory Is Realistic and Depressing

Kylo Ren has an official backstory, which involves him being shipped off to Luke’s Jedi Academy, his angst and frustration at trying to live up to his large legacy, and more than a little bit of big Dark Side intervention from the baddies of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. In Adam Driver’s mind, that story was a bit…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Han Solo, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Adam Driver, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Lev Grossman, Luke, Jedi Academy, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker

Ahsoka Tano Leads the Charge in the New Star Wars Lego Sets

There’s a lot to love in the new Lego Star Wars sets coming later this summer. But frankly, only one of them has a season seven Clone Wars Ahsoka in it, so we’ll start there, please and thank you.
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Christmas, Disney, Lego, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Return Of The Jedi, Lego Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Revenge Of The Sith, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, The Mandalorian

In This Star Wars: Shadow Fall Excerpt, Wyl Lark Recalls a Costly Victory

The daring adventures of our loveably traumatized pilot heroes in Alphabet Squadron are continuing this month with the release of Shadow Fall, the second in Alexander Freed’s planned trilogy of tales giving us starfighter action in the early days of the New Republic. But our latest look inside the novel offers a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, New Republic, Del Rey, Alexander Freed, Alphabet Squadron, Alphabet Squadron Shadow Fall, Wyl Lark

Star Wars Celebration 2020 Has Been Canceled; Will Return in 2022

We’re all just going to have to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back from the comfort of our own homes.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Celebration, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

The Next Star Wars Game Lets You Take Flight for the Rebellion and Empire

All wings, report in.
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Disney, EA, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Squadrons

Hans Solo, Ranked

It’s all come down to this. After years of unhealthy obsession and the spark of a rediscovered hobby, it’s time to rank the Hans.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Han Solo, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Return Of The Jedi, Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope, Solo A Star Wars Story, Aldenehrenreich

Star Wars' Not-So-Brief History of Fleeting LGBTQ+ Representation

The long road to meaningful representation of LGBTQ+ creatives and characters in our popular media is a history interwoven throughout decades of media narratives. For Star Wars, one of the biggest pieces of popular culture in living memory, that story has come in fits and starts—and in many ways, it’s still a story…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Representation, Knights of the Old Republic

Lucasfilm Expresses Solidarity With John Boyega in Wake of Black Lives Matter Protest Speech

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last week has sparked anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests across both the United States and internationally. In London yesterday, Star Wars actor John Boyega took part in demonstrations throughout the capital, delivering a stirring…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, London, Minneapolis, Police, Race, Disney, Racism, United States, Police Brutality, Lucasfilm, Black Lives Matter, John Boyega, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Wake of Black Lives Matter Protest Speech

The Essential Star Wars Rebels Stories Every Fan Should Watch

It is a dark time for the galaxy. Ended, the Clone Wars have. But even if you’ve run out of things to watch, have hope: there is another. If you want to chase your watch through of the very best of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we suggest turning to its successor show, Star Wars Rebels. As usual, io9 is here to guide you…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Disney Plus, Watch It Nerds

There's More Wild Star Wars Rumors About Another Rebels Star Heading to Live-Action

A former Marvel Mutant may have jumped ship to Wandavision. Chad Stahelski teases the wild action of The Matrix 4. Patty Jenkins says not to expect any romantic sparks to fly between Cheetah and Diana in Wonder Woman 1984. Plus, a summer Halloween comes to Stargirl, and what’s to come on The 100. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Diana, Creatures, Avatar 2, The 100, Roswell, Cheetah, Thrawn, Ballerina, Patty Jenkins, The Matrix 4, Creepshow, Avatar 2 5, StarGirl, Into the Dark

Somehow It's Time for June's List of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

June’s pile of new sci-fi and fantasy books is—much like May’s—a bit smaller than usual, as releases have shifted to August and beyond. However, this month still promises plenty to get excited about, with dragons, deep-space explorers, magical warriors, and even some Bigfoot action to add to your reading list.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Authors, Bookshelf Injection, Max Brooks, Josh Malerman, Sa Chakraborty

Cap Off Your Day With This Wholesome Interview With The Last Jedi's Broom Boy

Temirlan Blaev is a lucky kid. At twelve years old, he’s featured in major roles like a recent appearance on Killing Eve and, of course, the Broom Boy on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, making him perhaps the most iconic person to ever clean a stable in pop culture. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Temirlan Blaev, Broom Boy

The First Star Wars Game Show Is Coming and the Trailer Is Here

Next week, every Star Wars fan will wish they were a kid again.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Game Shows, Ahmed Best, Disney Plus, Star Wars Kids, Star Wars Jedi Temple Challenge

Ahsoka Tano's Star Wars Story (So Far)

First, there was Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Then there was Star Wars Rebels. Then, miraculously, there was Clone Wars again. The story of Ahsoka Tano has been closed and reopened many times over her growth into one of Star Wars’ most beloved heroes. Her story is one that’s far from over, whether that’s in the upcoming…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Video, Science, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren

Maybe AT-ATs Aren't as Dumb as They Look

AT-ATs, one of the most visually iconic markers of the Empire’s military reign, have one serious problem: their big dumb stupid fragile legs. You know, the ones that can be stopped with the application of a particularly taut rope. But maybe they’re not as big of a problem as they appear?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Empire Strikes Back, AT ATs, The Clone Wars, At Te

The Best Things The Empire Strikes Back Introduced to Star Wars

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has been around for so long, it’s easy to forget how much it changed Star Wars. In the 40 years since its release, all of the sequel’s characters, planets, ships, and ideas, have become core pieces of the franchise. But upon release, no one knew what a Force Ghost was. Or who Lando…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Nostalgia, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Lando, Lando Calrissian, Empire Strikes Back, Emperor Palpatine

The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi Share a Kindred Love of Star Wars

Forty years ago this week, The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters, and in the process took everything we knew and loved about Star Wars and blew it the hell up. It is a legacy that has made it one of the most revered, if not the most revered, entries in the saga. It is a legacy that is, in the most loving and equally…
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars The Last Jedi

Well, The Mandalorian Boba Fett Situation Might Have Just Gotten a Whole Lot More Interesting

The Mandalorian’s second season already has enough interesting things going on—babies yoda! sabers dark!—before it started heaping on the prospects of bringing back a few familiar faces...including the seeming, ominous return of Boba Fett. But a new report suggests things aren’t quite going to go the way many people…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Timothy Olyphant, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Cobb Vanth

Old Nukes, Hot Dog Toasters, and Dr. Phil: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

As we all try to adjust to our current new reality, I have some thoughts to share with you all. I have come to realize that it is likely that for the next few months, or year, we will have to learn to live with dry, papery hands. At least, that’s what my hands feel like because of all the soap and hand sanitizer in my…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Star Wars, Science, Fbi, Sony, Nuclear Weapons, Roku, Fossils, Dr Phil, Smart Watches, Phil, Best Of Gizmodo, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, Coronavirus

9 Revolution Movies for When You Feel Like Burning It All Down

There are times when everything sucks and you just want to rage against the machine—sometimes literally, as is the case with one of the movies on this list we’ve compiled. Check out some of our favorite films to watch when you’re craving a good old fashioned revolution against a tyrannical system that exploits the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, The Hunger Games, Robin Hood, Revolution, Divergent, Planet Of The Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Matrix, They Live, V For Vendetta, Fahrenheit 451, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Watch It Nerds

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