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Most retired black-and-white cop cars can’t look real

Q. The other day I noticed a decommissioned police car. Someone had removed all of the police decals, the siren, the spotlight and the light bar. But in the back window on the left side you could see the blue light. What must be removed before selling decommissioned police cars? Are there rules? – Mario Luna, Anaheim A. Yes, Mario, there are strict laws, spelled out in the California Vehicle Code. The police agency selling the retired squad car must paint at least part of it and remove any decal...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Mario, Driving, California Highway Patrol, Nevada, Darth Vader, Hoey, Honk, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Gonzo Puppeteer Dave Goelz on Why We Need the Muppets More Than Ever

Have you been binging the classic Muppet Show now that it’s available on Disney+? Instant mood boost! In celebration of the beloved series’ arrival on Disney’s streaming platform, io9 hopped on a video call to talk to the Great Gonzo himself—in the form of his veteran performer, Dave Goelz.Read more...
Tags: Science, Entertainment, Films, Disney, Charles Dickens, Darth Vader, The Muppets, Carol, Cheryl Eddy, Jim Henson, Peter Sellers, Art Carney, Human Interest, Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Fraggle Rock, Gonzo


Ron Moore Still Wants to Make a ‘Star Wars’ TV Series Nearly a Decade After ‘Star Wars: Underworld’ Was Canned

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away (it was this galaxy), Ron Moore, a writer on various Star Trek shows and the creator of the Battlestar Galactica reboot, was attached to write a Star Wars TV series – Star Wars: Underworld. However, Moore’s series was set up before Disney bought Lucasfilm, and the sale killed-off the show before it really got off the ground. Now, Moore has signed a big deal with Disney, and he’s still interested in making a Star Wars show. Could it finally happen? ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Star Trek, Sony, Battlestar Galactica, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ewan McGregor, George, Moore, Diego Luna, Skywalker Ranch


Let’s Talk About Alexsandr Kallus, One of the Most Underrated ‘Star Wars’ Characters Ever

With all the acclaim given to Star Wars: The  Clone Wars in recent years, it can be easy to overlook Dave Filoni’s other great animated Star Wars show, Star Wars Rebels . That makes some sense. For one, Rebels lacks the immediate proximity to a Star Wars property enjoyed by Clone Wars . While some familiar faces do appear, the show’s central cast is mostly populated with new characters. Many of the Rebels characters who are familiar originated in the earlier show, impl...
Tags: Movies, Features, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, David Oyelowo, Star Wars Rebels, Imperial, Vader, Thrawn, Star-Wars, Dave Filoni, Ezra Kanan, Ezra Bridger, Kallus, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Galaxy-Wide Star Wars Character Guide


Diamond Select Toys’ Fall Preview Includes Bruce Lee, G.I. Joe & More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Diamond Select Toys’ Fall Preview includes Bruce Lee, G.I. Joe & more! Though the year is still just getting going, Diamond Select Toys is already creating excitement for the latter part of the year as the distributor’s Fall Preview features a number of enticing new figures including Bruce Lee, G.I. Joe, X-Men and more! The full lineup of new figures, scheduled to hit shelves in September, can be viewed in the gallery below! RELATED: Diamond Select February Previews Incl...
Tags: Movies, Darth Vader, Batman, Bruce Lee, Phoenix, Eric, Brandon Lee, Destro, Sabretooth, Natasha Romanoff, Mark Wong, Paul Harding, Eric Draven, Bo Katan, Rocco Tartamella, Joe Allard


As a former oil executive, I can tell you Biden is not at war with oil. The industry has already been moving towards green energy

Andrew Burton/Getty Images Renewable energy is the future, building more jobs and economic stability. Most Democrats and Republicans want climate to be a top government priority. Oil company leaders know they'll benefit from a faster energy transition. Katie Mehnert is founder and CEO of ALLY Energy, an online platform for the energy community. Mehnert is a former global director at BP and Shell. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit the Business...
Tags: Texas, America, Trends, Society, Cnn, Yale, Bp, Darth Vader, Houston, Biden, Exxon, Luke Skywalker, George Mason University, Andrew Burton Getty, Army Corps Of Engineers, NextEra


As a former oil executive, I can tell you Biden is not at war with oil. The industry has already been moving toward green energy.

Andrew Burton/Getty Images Renewable energy is the future, building more jobs and economic stability. Most Democrats and Republicans want climate to be a top government priority. Oil company leaders know they'll benefit from a faster energy transition. Katie Mehnert is founder and CEO of ALLY Energy, an online platform for the energy community. Mehnert is a former global director at BP and Shell. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit the Business...
Tags: Texas, America, Trends, Society, Cnn, Yale, Bp, Darth Vader, Houston, Biden, Exxon, Luke Skywalker, George Mason University, Andrew Burton Getty, Army Corps Of Engineers, NextEra


The Imperial March, but every other beat is missing

I find your lack of beats disturbing.
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Remix, News, Darth Vader, Imperial March, Rise And Fall Of The Galactic Empire


Padmé Amidala's Literary Star Wars Trilogy Will Conclude With Queen's Hope

Originally, author E.K. Johnson wanted to call the third book in her Star Wars Padmé trilogy Queen’s Gambit. You can probably guess why she had to change it, settling on Queen’s Hope as her second choice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Darth Vader, Palpatine, Padmé Amidala, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Del Rey Books, Star Wars Episode Iii Revenge Of The Sith, Star Wars Episode Ii Attack Of The Clones, Qui Gon Jinn, E K Johnson, Skywalker Family, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, 20th Century Fox Films, Ek Johnson


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


New ‘Star Wars’ Comic Will Reveal the Trouble Boba Fett Had Delivering Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt

Star Wars fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of The Book of Boba Fett, a new spin-off series focused around the bounty hunter who made quite the return in The Mandalorian on Disney+. But before we see how the story of Boba Fett continues, Marvel Comics and writer Charles Soule are going to tell a story from his past that fills in the gap between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. War of the Bounty Hunters is a new five-issue comic book miniseries that will reveal the difficu...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Black Sun, Boba-Fett, Jabba, Soule, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Charles Soule, Luke Ross, Steve McNiven


How Disney Imagineering turned the Rainforest Cafe into a Star Wars rebel base in Downtown Disney

If Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland is locked into a very specific timeline in the epic space opera, then the new Star Wars Trading Post in Downtown Disney will encompass every story, character and era from a galaxy far, far away. “It’s a place to celebrate all things Star Wars,” Walt Disney Imagineering Art Director Kirstin Makela said in a video interview. “We want this to be a space that grows with the fandom and has the ability to celebrate all the different characters and adventures t...
Tags: Star Wars, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Darth Vader, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Southern California, Rey, Anaheim, Rainforest Cafe, Niles, Yavin, Downtown Disney


New Rogue One Image Reveals Deleted Darth Vader Scene

New Rogue One Image Reveals Deleted Darth Vader Scene It’s crazy to think Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is already four years old and we’re still getting new info on the tumultuous production. Case in point: a new still shared by Industrial Light & Magic Animation Director Hal Hickel that teases a scene between Darth Vader and Grand Off Tarkin. Hickel revealed that the scene was scrapped because it no longer fit the film’s narrative, which is a shame because more Vader is always a good thing,...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, America, Darth Vader, Chris Evans, Rogue One, Galen, Diego Luna, Mikkelsen, Mads Mikkelsen, ComingSoon, Movie News, Galen Erso, Cassian Andor, Hal Hickel


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


10 Star Wars Video Game Franchises Needing a Revival

10 Star Wars video game franchises needing a revival Last week brought the exciting news that Lucasfilm Games would be handling all licensing of its properties for new video game titles, including a new Indiana Jones title from Bethesda and open-world Star Wars project at Ubisoft, so we’re looking back at ten subfranchises from the latter series that could use a proper revival for modern gamers. RELATED: Lucasfilm Games Is the New Home for Star Wars Games & All Gaming Titles from Lucasfilm ...
Tags: Games, Movies, Features, LucasArts, Lucasfilm Games, Star Wars, Video Games


How James Earl Jones Became ‘The Voice’ After Years of Childhood Silence

James Earl Jones, who turns 90 on Jan. 17, has one of the most famous voices of all time — not just as Darth Vader and Mufasa, but as the voice of CNN and hundreds of other programs. But the distinguished actor and narrator almost didn’t find his voice at all. Born in Mississippi, Jones […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Cnn, James Earl Jones, Darth Vader, Mufasa, Mississippi Jones


CS Collectibles: Snake Plissken, Whiplash, Robin and More!

CS Collectibles: Snake Plissken, Whiplash, Robin and More! Hello and welcome to the latest edition of CS Collectibles, ComingSoon.net’s newest weekly column that brings you the best in premium collectibles! Find out all the latest on statues, figures, posters, cards, eBay deals, Amazon deals & much more below! News Take your adventures to the stars with the Ahsoka Tano Cosplay Mini Backpack by Bioworld!https://t.co/[email protected] #StarWars pic.twitter.com/AbqcYW5tpz — SideshowCo...
Tags: New York, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Dc Comics, Earth, Manhattan, Monaco, Darth Vader, Gotham City, Batman, Mogwai, Mickey Rourke, Mondo, Luke Skywalker, Robin, Robotech


A book published nearly 25 years ago predicted America would hit a great crisis climaxing around 2020 - and that up next is a millennial vs. boomer standoff that will usher in a new world order

Business Insider A generational theory published in 1997 predicted a crisis-era that would climax around 2020. Pacific Press/Getty Images America sees a "turning" every 20 years as one generation displaces another, and the dynamic between one particular generation entering "elderhood" and another entering "young adulthood" creates a crisis every 80 years, according to a theory prophesied in Neil Howe and William Strauss' "The Fourth Turning."  The authors wrote that the next cris...
Tags: Minneapolis, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Joe Biden, Analysis, Washington Dc, Bill Clinton, Millennials, John F Kennedy, The New York Times, Merlin, Darth Vader, Vox, Donald Trump


‘Star Wars: The High Republic – A Test of Courage’ Review: A Young Adult Novel That Proves Thrilling for All Ages

This review will touch on some plot points that some readers may not want to know in advance. So consider this a minor spoiler warning. Author Justina Ireland gives us the second installment of The High Republic with the utterly delightful book Star Wars: The High Republic –  A Test of Courage.  Though it’s aimed at younger readers than the adult-oriented Light of the Jedi , people are going to find this book a lot of fun. It centers around Vernestra Rwoh, a Mirialan Jedi who, at o...
Tags: Books, Movies, Features, Ireland, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Jedi, Maz Kanata, Maz, Jedi Knight, Nihil, Star-Wars, Charles Soule, Ahsoka Tano, Featured Stories Sidebar, Justina Ireland


Why can’t the stormtroopers in Star Wars shoot straight?

Everyone knows the Galactic Empire’s plastic-looking soldiers can’t aim for toffee. But there’s a perfectly good explanation ... In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle it, once and for allRegardless of where you sit on the Star-Wars-Fan-Ometer TM – from bored mum to die-hard duvet-owner – everyone knows: stormtroopers, AKA the Galactic Empire’s plastic-looking soldiers, can’t shoot for toffee. This...
Tags: Film, Culture, Death Star, Darth Vader, Leia, Luke, Luke Han, Galactic Empire


Influential people who died in 2020

By BERNARD McGHEE In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean Connery, Alex Trebek, Christo — but pandemic restrictions often limited the public’s ability to mourn their loss in a year that saw more than a million people die from the coronavirus. F...
Tags: News, Business, Obituaries, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


A Tale of Two Lukes: How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘The Last Jedi’ Work Together in Perfect Harmony

This post contains major spoilers for The Mandalorian and Star Wars:  The Last Jedi.  For anyone with a passing familiarity with the timeline of The Mandalorian and its relationship to the rest of the Star Wars canon, it wasn’t a hard leap to guess that Luke Skywalker would be the Jedi to answer Grogu’s (or as you better know him, Baby Yoda) call from the temple on Tython.  When he finally did appear on the season finale of The Mandalorian, he brought with him an action scen...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Ben, Luke, Jedi, Anakin


Star Wars actor Dave Prowse's funeral held

There were floral tributes relating to his roles as Darth Vader and the Green Cross Code Man.
Tags: News, Darth Vader, Dave Prowse


Diego Luna Talks How ‘Rogue One’ Influences the Spin-Off Prequel Series ‘Andor’

Among the plethora of Star Wars content headed to Disney+ over the next two to three years is the return of Rebel Alliance fighter Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Actor Diego Luna is reprising his role in Andor, a spin-off series that will take place before the events Rogue One, which ended with every major character dead. In fact, Diego Luna recently revealed that the sacrifice that Cassian Andor made will have a big influence the driving force of the Andor series. Speaking ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Rogue One, Rebel Alliance, Diego Luna, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Tony Gilroy, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Alan Tudyk, Cassian


CS Soapbox: Is The Mandalorian Fan Service Too Much?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: Is The Mandalorian Fan Service Too Much? WARNING!!!: This opinion piece contains SPOILERS for The Mandalorian Episode 16: “The Rescue”! Proceed with caution! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = null; if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Death Star, Darth Vader, Johnson, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, James Cameron, George Lucas, Patton Oswalt, Mark Hamill, Cgi, Rian Johnson, Leia


Jeremy Bulloch, the Original Boba Fett, Has Passed Away

Jeremy Bulloch, the Original Boba Fett, Has Passed Away The Star Wars has lost another legend (via SuperHeroHype). Just a few weeks after the passing of Dave Prowse, the original Darth Vader, word has emerged that Jeremy Bulloch has passed away as well. Bulloch portrayed the popular bounty hunter, Boba Fett, in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He was 75 years old, and also had an acting career that spanned decades. PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Instagram, James Bond, Obituary, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Robin, Boba Fett, Logan, Bulloch, Jeremy Bulloch, ComingSoon, Movie News, Dave Prowse, Ming Na Wen Reprising Fennec Shand


Jeremy Bullock, the Original Boba Fett, Has Passed Away

Jeremy Bullock, the Original Boba Fett, Has Passed Away The Star Wars has lost another legend (via SuperHeroHype). Just a few weeks after the passing of Dave Prowse, the original Darth Vader, word has emerged that Jeremy Bullock has passed away as well. Bullock portrayed the popular bounty hunter, Boba Fett, in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He was 75 years old, and also had an acting career that spanned decades. PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Instagram, James Bond, Obituary, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Robin, Boba Fett, Logan, Bullock, Bulloch, ComingSoon, Movie News, Dave Prowse, Ming Na Wen Reprising Fennec Shand


Our Favorite Comic Moments of 2020

While 2020 posed more than its fair share of significant challenges for virtually everyone working within the entertainment industry, comics in particular stood as an example of creative teams adapting on the fly—and doing their damndest to keep telling compelling stories at a time when people needed them the most.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Science, Marvel, Dc Comics, Darth Vader, Marvel Comics, Year In Review, DC Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment, Image Comics, Gene Luen Yang, Charles Soule, Io9 Year In Review, Al Ewing, Will Sliney


Here’s How Darth Vader Could Fit Into the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ TV Series – and Why It Makes Sense in Canon

During the massive, four-hour Disney Investor presentation last week, Lucasfilm was able to present its upcoming slate of projects. During that time, they were able to make a number of announcements. So many announcements were made that we’re still sifting through the ramifications of them. The Star Wars universe is going to look very different in a few years, and that’s not a bad thing. One of the things I love about Star Wars  is how malleable it is, and how we’re able to derive new c...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Canon, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Kathleen Kennedy, Vader, Hayden


Master spy writer John le Carre dies at 89, agent says

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89. Le Carre’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday that he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday after a short illness. The death was not related to COVID-19. In such classics as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “The Honourable Schoolboy,” Le ...
Tags: Books, England, London, News, Germany, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Berlin, Africa, Sport, Ap, Bbc, David, Austria, Britain, Soccer