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Never-Before-Seen Star Wars Storyboards Show The Original Trilogy Anew

We've already seen a ton of astonishing artwork from the making of classic Star Wars — but the new book of storyboards from the original trilogy is still a revelation. So many cool images, so many glimpses of how key sequences could have looked different. We've got some exclusive images to share with you. » 5/09/14 1:06pm 5/09/14 1:06pm

​13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Lightsabers

Lightsabers. The weapon of a Jedi knight. An elegant weapon for a more civilized time. The most efficient limb-removal device in the galaxy. But who made them? How did George Lucas determine their colors? Are there other light-weapons in the Star Wars universe? Here are more than a dozen lightsaber facts only the… » 4/25/14 10:00am 4/25/14 10:00am

Michael Arndt's scrapped Star Wars story was about Luke and Han's kids

When Michael Arndt was replaced as the writer of Star Wars: Episode VII last fall, we were told it had to do with timing concerns. But according to a new report in the Hollywood Reporter, the real reason was a disagreement over who the film should be about: Luke, Leia and Han, or the next generation. » 1/12/14 11:00am 1/12/14 11:00am

​Will Disney ever release the pre-Special Edition Star Wars movies?

Happy new year, folks! I wish I could tell you what year I'm in, but to tell the truth after our smartphones died and people stopped making calendars, we post-apocalyptic survivors kind of lost track of dates. So for New Year's Eve, we all kind of get together and pick an evening and get really, really drunk. It's a… » 1/01/14 9:03am 1/01/14 9:03am

That fan-remake of Indiana Jones is somehow becoming two more movies

You know the story: Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, two friends, decided in 1982 to make a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took them seven years to finish, and then another 20 years or so for director Eli Roth to discover it, along with the world. Now, Hollywood hopes to make two movies based on… » 10/15/13 12:40pm 10/15/13 12:40pm

10 Myths About Science Fiction (And Why They Matter)

Science fiction is the literature of our times. And that means myths about science fiction are actually myths about the world we live in today. Science fiction explains our gadget-obsessed, social-media-saturated, meta-fictional present. So here are 10 common myths about science fiction, and why they're important. » 10/10/13 10:04am 10/10/13 10:04am

An Exclusive Look at Rare and Never-Before-Seen Star Wars Concept Art

You've seen a ton of Star Wars concept art before — but this galaxy still contains endless marvels that your eyes have not beheld. A brand new book called Star Wars Art: Concept features loads of artwork, selected by George Lucas himself, that tells the story of Star Wars from the beginning up to now. We've got some… » 10/04/13 12:20pm 10/04/13 12:20pm

A pioneering early "slow-mo" technique was developed only as padding

Lost for decades, the sword-and-sorcery short film that showed before Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is finally being shown again at the Mill Valley Film Festival. And it turns out the most innovative thing about Black Angel, a technique for slowing down the fight scenes, was purely to pad out the length. » 9/11/13 12:15pm 9/11/13 12:15pm

Meet the wildly different heroes of Dark Horse's The Star Wars comic

It's less than a month until the first issue of The Star Wars debuts, Dark Horse's adaptation of George Lucas's vastly different first draft of Star Wars. This trailer for the comic introduces old Luke Skywalker, young Annikin Starkiller and lizard Han Solo, as well as some of the galaxy's new sights... and dangers. » 8/08/13 10:30am 8/08/13 10:30am

Storyboards reveal the amazing Star Wars prequel you never saw

We had no idea the Star Wars prequels could have been this good! A brand new book of Star Wars storyboards maps out a much darker origin story for Luke and Leia Skywalker. Everything is darker, worlds are destroyed, characters die and Qui-Gon Jinn HAS A MOHAWK. Here's the amazing details we spotted in Star Wars… » 5/28/13 12:00pm 5/28/13 12:00pm