Posts tagged "star wars"

Excellent Newlyweds Eschew First Dance For Lightsaber Battle

I personally never get tired of nerd antics at weddings, but I think this is my favorite: “Star Wars” fans Robert and Rebecca opted out of close-waddling to The Lumineers for their first dance in favor of having a lightsaber battle to the “Anakin vs. Obi Wan” theme from “Revenge of the Sith.” Well done,

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2015

There Goes My Money: A Millennium Falcon Drone Exists

I have never, ever in the last several years thought to myself, “You know, I’d really like to own a drone.” I’m not sure what I could possibly use a drone for, after all. My profession requires that I sit at a desk for most of my day and write, and my hobbies

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 4, 2015

What Kind Of Asshole Gets This $4000 “Star Wars” Bed For Their Kid?

Seriously–$4000 for a children’s bed?

Robyn Pennacchia / September 4, 2015

Build-A-Bear Is Selling Star Wars Bears, Just So We’re All Clear On That

Someone made the grave, grave mistake of not alerting me to the fact that Build-A-Bear Workshops are now selling Star Wars bears. Bear Han! Bear Leia! Plush Chewbacca! They have a mini Ewok bear, guys. SQUEEEEEEE!
Notably absent from the selection: Luke Skywalker, because Luke Skywalker is boring as fuck. Darth Vader is an option,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 27, 2015

Han Solo Is Getting His Own “Star Wars” Prequel

I’m trembling! An official announcement from says that the iconic character of Han Solo will be getting his own film! The stand alone movie will be a prequel that “focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.” Mmm, a whole movie…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2015

May The Fourth Be With You! A “Star Wars” Day Roundup

Ahem. Um. Sorry about that.
Today is “Star Wars” Day! May the Fourth be with you! (Now just the Catholics: “And also with you.”) Like me, the whole rest of the internet is having…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 4, 2015

ACK! The Latest “Star Wars Episode VII” Teaser Trailer Has Arrived!

I started tearing up when Chewbacca bellowed. …

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2015

Watch The First Teaser Trailer For “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

I’ll admit to giving serious side-eye to the thought of JJ Abrams reviving the “Star Wars” franchise again by directing Episode VII (which comes after “Return of the Jedi”) — especially since he directed the new “Star Trek” movies and I tend to believe people should pick a damn side. BUT! The casting for Episode…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 28, 2014

Best Etsy Artist Ever Repurposes Thrift Store Art With Geeky Pop Culture References

Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I’m happy to contribute to that, because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014

My Top 5 Formative Geek Crushes

The wonderful thing about a hefty amount of geek/nerd culture is that it is super-optimistic. John Green, author of A Fault In Our Stars, says that nerds are basically people who are “unironically enthusiastic … too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.” Which is awesome!
The first time I hung out with my now-boyfriend, I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 17, 2014

Rejoice! Lupita Nyong’o & Gwendoline Christie Cast In “Star Wars: Episode VII”

The first three “Star Wars” movies (Episodes IV, V and VI) are amazing, obviously, but the three prequels (Episodes I, II and III) that came out in the late-’90s and early-’00s were such total junk that I was pretty meh on ever seeing J.J. Abrams’ attempts at the three upcoming sequels in the saga. But…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 2, 2014

Beyonce Named Highest-Earning Black Artist Of All Time & Celebs Respond To Donald Sterling Ban On Twitter

Who run the world? Beyonce is now the highest-earning Black artist of all time. [MTV UK]
The cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” will include Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver and of course, favorites from the original cast like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. [Just Jared]

Enough about…

Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

Women Didn’t Fare Well In “Star Wars VII” Casting Announcements

The casting announcement for “Star Wars VII” came out today and while that’s very exciting news indeed, let’s not forget that only one new female actress (Daisy Ridley) has been added to the cast. Don’t women and girls deserve better geeky representation? [io9]
Lux Alptraum on why we don’t need fewer rape story

Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2014

The Most Offensive Painting Ever Created?

As unforgettable yet controversial images go, it’s hard to top the one made by artist Cedric Chambers. His painting, “The Prophet,” shows Darth Vader carrying Jesus Christ with the smoldering images of the Twin Towers in the background. Looking at it, you might think the 23-year-old Denver artist had managed to offend three separate but equally…

Huffington Post Weird News / November 9, 2013

The Force Is Strong With This “Star Wars” Wedding Photo

The Photoshopped wedding picture trend is showing no signs of slowing, and I, for one, am pretty happy about that. After seeing a wedding party being chased by a fearsome T-Rex and an engaged couple doing battle with a rogue zombie, it was only a matter of time before “Star Wars” entered the mix. Here we…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 22, 2013

“Star Wars: Episode VII” Character Descriptions Revealed?

Dateline reported today that the character descriptions for the new “Star Wars” film have already been sent out to agents, and now fans everywhere are speculating about the characters. Who will be stepping up to play the leads for the franchise’s seventh entry, directed by J.J. Abrams?
Vague, unmarked character descriptions are under the cut, so you have…

The Mary Sue / June 19, 2013

May The Fourth Be With You: 10 Ways To Celebrate Star Wars Day

Today is May 4th, which, thanks to the enduring pun “May the fourth be with you,” is now widely regarded as STAR WARS DAY. Wondering how to celebrate this most important of holidays? Read on for 10 ideas…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2013

Carrie Fisher To Play Princess Leia In “Star Wars Episode VII”

Nerds rejoice! Carrie Fisher confirmed she will be playing Princess Leia in “Star Wars Episode VII,” which will be directed by J.J. Abrams. It’s also rumored that Harrison Ford will rejoin the cast as Han Solo. Do you think she’ll be back in the gold bikini? [Just Jared]
Jessica Chastain is being recruited to…

Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2013

President Obama Confuses “Star Trek” And “Star Wars”

We’ve previously confirmed the United States has the geekiest administration in history but earlier today we found out we might have been duped! President Barack Obama is not a “real” geek as we assumed but a horrifying Fake Geek Girl!! While speaking on his sequester plan, the President was asked why he can’t force Republicans and Democrats to cooperate by…

The Mary Sue / March 2, 2013

Life Dream Status: A Lightsaber Class For Beginning Jedis

If you’ve always wanted to learn the art of lightsaber combat (and if you haven’t, please don’t talk to me anymore), you need to get your ass to San Francisco and join the Golden Gate Knights, a group of “Star Wars” fans who have created a lightsaber training class. Self-proclaimed Jedi Master/Total Dreamboat Alain Bloch…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 22, 2013
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