Star Wars

On Star Wars, Then and Now

Posted by Matthew on April 07, 2017
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The Star Wars trilogy has never held that special place in my heart that it holds in so many others. That’s not say that it isn’t a staggering work of creative genius, just that there are two types of nerds in the world and I happen to be the kind whose heart is ruled by Trek rather than Wars.

They are staggering works of creative genius though, and I can remember renting VHS copies of all three movies from the local video store in my hometown, and watching them whenever they were broadcast on one of the five television channels we received when I was growing up. I remember taking a trip to the big city to watch the Special Editions in theatres when they were re-released in 1997.

I also remember being over the moon when the trailer for The Phantom Menace dropped. I couldn’t tell you what movie we saw it with, but I remember going to a movie just to see that trailer. Of course I also remember being pretty profoundly let down by the entire prequel trilogy, as were most people I knew (at least the ones who weren’t in denial).

The prequels soured a lot of people on George Lucas, including me. Lacklustre direction, effects over story, and seemingly endless tinkering with all the films for every release was enough to leave a bad taste in any fan’s mouth, and for a long time it seemed like Star Wars might never, you know, be good again.

Then Disney bought Lucasfilm and once again there was hope. Fast forward to the present, we are in a new age where Star Wars is good again and there is much rejoicing. I haven’t rejoiced as much as most though, so while Rogue One was in theatres I watched all 8 movies in timeline order in an attempt to figure out why that is. So here are my thoughts.

Needless to say there will be spoilers.

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Rogue One – The New Normal

Posted by Simon on April 04, 2017
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on Blu-Ray today, so we’ve taken the opportunity for a little love letter.

1977 was an important year for me. Firstly, it was the year I was born, so maybe important is a bit of an understatement. It’s the year Elvis died – we shared a month on the planet before his heart skipped away. And on May 25th, Star Wars was released in America.

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Star Wars: The Force-Feeding Continues

Posted by Katherine on December 02, 2015
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I’ve been told that New Star Wars will finally wake up on December 18th. To be honest I actually had to ask Awesome Friday’s Matt when it comes out because I have Star Wars blindness. I’ve been muting commercials, and dead-eye scrolling through twitter feeds for months now.

I don’t like Star Wars.  I’ve never liked Star Wars.  And now that it has become inescapable, I downright loathe it.

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Japanese Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shows Tons Of New Footage

Posted by Simon on November 06, 2015
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Well, this is a nice surprise. Disney put together a new The Force Awakens trailer for the D23 Festival happening in Japan right now and it shows us loads of the film we haven’t seen yet. Take a look!

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Here Are Some Screenshots From The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer

Posted by Matthew on October 20, 2015
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Yesterday saw the release of the last trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Here are some shots from that trailer because HOLY SHIT THE TRAILER IS BEAUTIFUL.

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Here’s The Final Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted by Simon on October 19, 2015
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Excited yet? WATCH THIS

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Let’s Talk About The ‘Star Wars’ Poster

Posted by Matthew on October 18, 2015
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Here it is folks. Let’s obsess a little over it.

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A Closer Look At The Second Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

Posted by Matthew on April 16, 2015
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Let’s take a closer look at the shiny new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This will be mostly conjecture and guess work on my part but I think it’ll be fun!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2 – We’re Home (With Screenshots)

Posted by Simon on April 16, 2015
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Here it is. Teaser trailer 2. Gah.

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Dak Vs The Empire

Posted by Simon on February 13, 2015
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The moment all our Star Wars hope died.

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Awesome: Sound Designer Ben Burtt Breaks Down The Millennium Falcon Breakdown Sound

Posted by Matthew on December 19, 2014
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Here’s sound designer Ben Burtt taking us through designing the sound of the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive malfunctioning. Incredible.

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Awesome: Watch The Original Trailer for The original Star Wars

Posted by Matthew on December 11, 2014
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The original trailer for the original Star Wars. Note the awesome beat up. dirty look the film has. Note also the complete lack of John Williams score. Weird.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TRAILER IS STAR WARS

Posted by Simon on November 28, 2014
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What are you waiting for? WATCH THIS:

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Awesome: Close Up Photography Of Ship Models From The Original Star Wars Trilogy

Posted by Matthew on November 03, 2014
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Sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing gallery of close up and behind the scenes photos of the ship models of the original Star Wars trilogy.

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Here’s Some Awesome Star Wars Artwork

Posted by Matthew on September 12, 2014
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Check out this awesome preview of the 2015 Star Wars Celebration Artist Alley.

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