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

NO WORDS, JUST HYPERVENTILATING AND FRANTIC HAND-CLAPPING FOR THE ABOVE “STAR WARS” TRAILER AND THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, HAN SOLO.

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 4, 2015

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

I started tearing up when Chewbacca bellowed. …

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 22, 2013

Frisky Rant: “Star Wars” Vs. “Star Trek” — J.J. Abrams Needs To Pick A Side!

I need to get something off my chest.

I am really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really not happy that J.J. Abrams will be directing “Star Wars: Episode VII.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

J.J. Abramspalooza: He’s Producing A Third “Star Trek,” Doing 2 TV Pilots And, Oh Yeah, “Star Wars: Episode VII” Is Confirmed

Sorry if you don’t like J.J. Abrams. You must be having a rough time of it right now.

First things first, the rumor that he’s directing “Star Wars: Episode VII” is no longer a rumor: Disney has confirmed it.

In a press release sent out by the Mouse House, LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy sung her praise…

By: The Mary Sue / January 27, 2013

You Maybe Need These “Star Wars” Engagement Rings

I have to confess, I’m not a huge “Star Wars” fan. In fact the last time I watched a “Star Wars” movie was when I was 16 and hanging out with a skater dude named Janic. Basically, I watched the movie just so we could make out (this is a recurring theme in my life).

By: Julie Gerstein / January 25, 2013

Video Game Announces Same Gender Romance Option

The video game world, for all its mind-blowing technical innovation, can be a surprisingly traditional place. Earlier this month, Jeff Hickman, the executive producer of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic, announced a major sign of progress: his team is working hard to create a same-gender romance option for game characters.
“I want…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 17, 2013

The White House Response To A Petition To Build A Death Star Is The Best Thing Ever

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
The Administration does not…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 12, 2013
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