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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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Watch This: The Making Of Star Wars: Despecialized Edition

Posted by Matthew on August 20, 2014
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For those of you who don’t know Star Wars: Despecialized is an ongoing project by a group of dedicated fans to take the original trilogy of Star Wars and simultaneously remove all the changes and updates and additions and removals made to the movies over the years and to upgrade that audio and video to current, high definition. It’s crazy impressive and it sounds like a lot of work. What you probably don’t realize is that it’s not a lot of work, it’s a metric shit load of work.

You probably don’t realize just how many additions and changes have been made over the years (spoiler: almost every release since the late 1990s has had changes. This featurette for the project takes us through how they put the despecialized edition together from a multitude of sources, picking and choosing the the best versions of the image from basically every version of the film released to date. Let’s watch:

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JJ Abrams Reveals Episode VII X-Wing For Charity

Posted by Matthew on July 21, 2014
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JJ Abrams makes a final plea for donations for Force for Change while standing beside an X-Wing from Episode VII.

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Awesome: Rian Johnson To Write + Direct ‘Star Wars’ Episode VIII!! **Updated**

Posted by Matthew on June 20, 2014
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Holy shit Disney / Lucasfilm really have scooped up all the best young film makers.

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Star Wars Battlefront Looks Delicious

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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Dice used today’s E3 conference to finally show¬†Star Wars Battlefront in all its (very early) glory. Let’s take a look!

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Podcast Episode 67: X-Men Days of Future Past, Mario Kart 8, Edge of Tomorrow, Chef, and E3 Predictions

Posted by Matthew on June 09, 2014
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Awesome Friday

It’s that time again for the Awesome Friday on a Monday! In this episode we have a lot to talk about including all the Star Wars News, The Ant-Man situation, the game Mario Kart 8, and the movies X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, and Chef. This episode clocks in at nearly 90 minutes so get yourself comfy and let’s get to it!

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Clever: JJ Abrams Denies Millenium Falcon is In Star Wars Episode VII With A Photo From Inside The Millenium Falcon

Posted by Matthew on June 04, 2014
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JJ Abrams trolling photo leakers.

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Awesome: Josh Trank To Direct Star Wars Spinoff

Posted by Matthew on June 04, 2014
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Disney hires another great director.

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Awesome: Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie Join Star Wars Episode 7

Posted by Matthew on June 02, 2014
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Remember how the first cast photo of Star Wars Episode VII was mostly men? Well men:women ration just got a little better: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o and game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie have both just joined the cast.

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Watch This: Star Wars: Kitbashed Blends A New Hope With The Films Which Influenced It

Posted by Matthew on June 01, 2014
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You’re probably aware that Star Wars was the product of George Lucas’ mind and all the swashbuckling space adventures, samurai movies, and general pulp he loved to watch as a kid. Well now you can see how those influences directly… well… influenced Star Wars with this awesome video.

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Podcast Episode 66: Batman v Superman News! Star Wars News! Under the Skin! Godzilla!

Posted by Matthew on May 23, 2014
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Howdy folks and welcome to another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. In this the 66th episode we are going to cover a range of topics including the newly titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the recently revealed fact that David S Goyer is a terrible human being, news that Gareth Edwards is directing a Star Wars film, news that Star Wars Episode VII is using practical creature effects, and the films Under the Skin and Godzilla.

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Awesome: JJ Abrams Message From The Set of Star Wars

Posted by Matthew on May 22, 2014
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JJ Abrams sends us a message from the set of Star Wars Episode VII and it’s actually pretty cool. Let’s watch!

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Huh: Gareth Edwards to Direct Star Wars Spinoff; Gary Whitta to Write

Posted by Matthew on May 22, 2014
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Gareth Edwards made his first big splash with Monsters and love it or hate it Godzilla has made all the money in the last week. So where to next? Star Wars, obviously.

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Podcast Episode 65: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, ‘Drinking Buddies’, ‘The Last of Us’, and Casting News from Fantastic Four and Star Wars

Posted by Matthew on May 10, 2014
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Awesome Friday

It’s time again for another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! This week we’re talking about Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Simon has finally seen it, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which I try to convince Simon not to see, The game The Last Of Us which one of us finally finished, The film Drinking Buddies which Simon loved, and casting news about the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and Star Wars Episode VII

We ramble on for 90+ minutes this episode so pour yourself a cup of tea and get comfy!

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Awesome: Read This Interview With Roger Christian, The Man Who Literally Built Star Wars

Posted by Matthew on May 07, 2014
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You know that look that Star Wars has? The sort of rough and abused look that the Millennium Falcon has? How things in that far flung futuristic world still looked like they’d actually been used occasionally? That look that much of science fiction to follow, including post-Jedi Star Wars itself has been trying to recreate ever since?

Here’s an interview with Roger Christian, the guy who literally built Star Wars for George Lucas and created that look (and won an Oscar for his efforts).

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