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A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to The Force Awakens

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.11.2017 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.

Why Rey Is Obi Wan Kenobi's Granddaughter

Ben Ostrower | Posted 01.04.2017 | Entertainment
Ben Ostrower

How satisfying would that be to learn that the nine-episode arc is really, underneath it all, about the Kenobi family and not the Skywalkers?

Here's How Critics Felt About The Original 'Star Wars' In 1977

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment

At last, the big week is here. After more than a year's worth of teasers, magazine covers and cryptic plot hints, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is me...

The Emotional Journey Of Watching 'Star Wars' With Your Kid For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents

For a "Star Wars"-loving parent, the first time you watch the original movie with your kid is a very big deal. In this new video from How To Be A Dad...

James Earl Jones Returns to Voice Darth Vader as Star Wars Rebels Begins Its Second Season on Disney XD

Jim Hill | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Do you remember how big, strong & scary Darth Vader was in Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope? Well, that version of this Dark Lord of the Sith -- back when Vader was at the very height of his powers -- will be front & center as "Star Wars Rebels" begins its second season.

Marvel's Star Wars #1 Review

Bryan Young | Posted 03.15.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Wednesday sees the release of the first new Star Wars comic since Marvel took the license back from Dark Horse Comics and I was beyond curious to see how Marvel would handle the relaunch. It was anyone's guess how this might or might not sync up with the sort of stories we've been getting.

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe Reveals the Political References That George Lucas Worked Into Episodes I - VI

Jim Hill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Chris Taylor points out in his terrific new book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, there has always been a political component to these motion pictures.

Star Wars Rebels Uses Characters and Vehicles Designed for the Original Trilogy to Expand the Saga

Jim Hill | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When the powers-that-be at Disney and Lucasfilm decided that they wanted to set Star Wars Rebels in that time period between the prequels and the original trilogy, executive producer Dave Filoni knew that this new Disney XD animated series was going to be tough to pull off.

Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh's New Hope Is That They Get to Make More "Phineas & Ferb Star Wars" Specials for the Disney Channel

Jim Hill | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So just how quickly after the Disney - Lucasfilm acquisition was officially announced was tonight's Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars special put into production?

It's Like 'Star Wars' Except Stupider

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Lucasfilm trolled the Internet pretty hard last month by teasing a new "Star Wars" trailer, hinting that it would be related to the upcoming Episode V...

The Core Is Strong With This One

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 06.30.2013 | Comedy

Who needs a Downward Facing Dog when you can do the Downward Facing Wookie! California-based Matthew Latkiewicz is the creator of Star Wars Yoga....

How Much Do You Really Know About 'Star Wars'?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment

Most of us know a bit about the storied legacy of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, a series that raked in more than $2.7 billion worldwide after its ...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Changes to Star Wars

Bryan Young | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

From the very beginning of Star Wars, changes have been a way of life. Even before The Empire Strikes Back came out, things were added and changed in the original theatrical version of A New Hope.