Religion and Morality in Star Wars [Updated]

I ran across this interesting article while working on a news post for my job earlier today and thought it was worth sharing. It’s a piece by Australian theologian Joel Hodge on the religious and moral themes of the Star Wars saga and how they both reflect and subvert Christian theology (with some influence from… » 4/24/15 7:02pm Friday 7:02pm

Some Genius Made a Tiny Working Replica of The Force Awakens' BB-8 Droid

Like with R2-D2, BB-8, the adorable rolling droid companion that will be appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December, was realized as an actual remote control prop on-set, not computer graphics. And just days after the robot was officially revealed on stage at Star Wars Celebration, some brilliant hacker… » 4/20/15 10:54am 4/20/15 10:54am

What's Your Favorite Take On An Established Character?

In the modern age of the geek, everything old is new again. Of course, this has almost always been the case for all things nerdy. We're all talking about Star Wars or Batman v Superman: Don of Justice (just go with it), both of which are new entries into larger franchises that will provide new takes on old characters… » 4/17/15 10:42am 4/17/15 10:42am

Why We Need a New Rogue Squadron Game

Okay, we’re all marking out big-time over the new Star Wars trailer. I am, you are, we all are. It’s gotten us big-time excited over the movies coming back and the visuals look awesome. To me, one reaction is growing larger than it already was as this confirms something I’ve felt for a while: The time is right for a… » 4/16/15 2:55pm 4/16/15 2:55pm

Six Series That Would Make Excellent Animated Films

Live Action adaptations seem to be all the rage these days, with Marvel Cinematic Universe and Cinderella being massive hits both financially and critically. However, let us not forget that animation adaptations can be just as good if not better than their live action counterparts (and if you still believe that… » 4/01/15 2:14pm 4/01/15 2:14pm

A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasized one thing, it's that the Empire's Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C's lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And… » 3/26/15 5:30pm 3/26/15 5:30pm

Which Non-Canon Universe Do You Like Better Than Official Canon?

Many media franchises these days have an expanded unverse. And yet often times, the people behind the biggest part of that franchise can't be bothered to keep up with what the other people playing in their sandbox have been up to. So often, the official stance is, "The expanded universe is not canon," or the slightly… » 3/25/15 9:15pm 3/25/15 9:15pm