Which Tie-In Books Are Better Than Some Of The Series' "Real" Stories?

We're always being told that tie-in books and comics "don't count" — even when they're really terrific and take the series in great directions. Doctor Who's New Adventures, Star Wars' Expanded Universe... they're not "real." But which series has spawned tie-in books, comics or audio stories that are better than some… » 10/17/14 2:49pm Friday 2:49pm

Are We Getting Fewer Star Wars Movies And More DC Ones Than We Thought?

Star Wars has announced the return of another actor. Ryan Gosling's rumored to be in all the genre films. Could Batman v. Superman be building Wonder Woman's home in New Mexico? See a first look at Alexander Siddig in Game of Thrones. Plus, more details on Interstellar and Terminator: Genisys. Spoilers now! » 10/17/14 6:00am Friday 6:00am

Emperor Palpatine has a new first name, and it is RIDICULOUS

Considering he's a main character in the Star Wars saga, it's pretty bizarre that Emperor Palpatine has gone over three decades with naught but a surname to his, err, name. But a new Star Wars novel coming out plans to reveal his forename for the very first time - and it's really dumb. » 10/16/14 11:36am 10/16/14 11:36am

The Most Indispensible Book About Star Wars You'll Read This Year

Who hasn't seen Star Wars? Chris Taylor opens his book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, pointing out that while not everyone has seen Star Wars, most people in the United States and around the world know elements of the series. » 10/15/14 3:11pm 10/15/14 3:11pm

A Shot-For-Shot Remake Of Empire Strikes Back, Made By Hundreds Of Fans

What happens when you ask hundreds of Star Wars fans to remake short segments of Episode V—with toys, animation, and amateur actors—and cut them together into a single film? You get The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a sometimes silly, sometimes remarkable feature-length tribute to the film. » 10/10/14 12:36pm 10/10/14 12:36pm

The Hell With It: I Like The Phantom Menace

It's pretty much an article of faith that everybody hates the prequels, right? Especially if you grew up in the '70s and '80s, and saw George Lucas's Holy Trilogy in theaters, as I did. Those were amazing, life-changing movies that forever redefined the relationship between cinematic storytelling and special effects,… » 10/10/14 11:17am 10/10/14 11:17am