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While the new movie totally blew our minds, our love for Star Wars goes way back, so we've had plenty of time to dream ourselves into every one of its storylines.Full Story
Generations of children grew up fearing an attack from that planet, Martians pouring forth from their flying saucers and obliterating us all with their ray guns.Full Story
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The Last Jedi is still powering ahead at the global box office (China excepted) but the hardcore fan reaction must have shocked Disney and Lucasfilm bosses. With JJ Abrams back at the helm for the final movie in the triple trilogy, there should be less controversy ahead. And the first piece of strong news about how the film will shape up has just been revealed...Full Story
Much to Learn You Still Have is a rundown of trivia and fun facts, both in-universe and behind-the-scenes, about the aliens of the Star Wars galaxy. Whether you've never set foot in a cantina or you're a well-traveled Jedi Master, you'll find the intel you need.Full Story
Linden Lab's Sansar, a new VR-enabled online community provides content creators with powerful tools to unleash immersive, dreamlike digital worlds. Create and enjoy your very own Sansar VR world on 8th Gen Intel(r) Core(tm) processor-based PCs, add HTC Vive headsets equipped with Intel's Wigig technology, and the end result is a Fourth Dimension wireless experience that defies human imagination.Full Story
Hong Chau, who drew on her refugee past for her role in the science-fiction satire, is the critics' darling this awards season. For her breakout performance in the science-fiction satire Downsizing starring Matt Damon, actress Hong Chau drew on her past as the child of Vietnamese refugees. The film envisions a world where some people choose to be irreversibly shrunk down to the size of toys to drastically reduce their living costs.Full Story
About a week ago, Ryan Reynolds responded with his answer to the question "Which Marvel Chris is the hottest?" The choices were, of course, Evans (Captain America), Hemsworth (Thor) or Pratt (Star-Lord). Reynolds diplomatically selected all three and even threw in a nod to DC's Chris Pine (Steve Trevor).Full Story
The Force just wasn't with the Pentagon's No. 2 civilian when he tried to inject "Star Wars" references into a memo setting up the Defense Department's multibillion-dollar cloud computing initiative. In a memo issued Jan. 4 and rescinded about an hour later, Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan announced a new "Central Cloud Computing Program Office" - or "C3PO" - to "acquire the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud."Full Story
You might think that, between his film work and shows such as Peaky Blinders and Taboo, writer/producer/director Steven Knight had enough to be going on with. Yet he's now sold a new small screen concept called See to Apple.Full Story
Director Colin Trevorrow has left the "Star Wars" saga, but not before he left a strong impression on Daisy Ridley. The "Jurassic World" director was supposed to be the director of the next movie in the saga, "Episode IX," which would close out the current trilogy. But last September it was announced that he and Lucasfilm decided to "mutually" part ways. J.J. Abrams, who directed "The Force Awakens," has taken over.Full Story
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How did she hold her own against Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens with no training? How did she battle Snoke's Praetorian Guard - supposedly the greatest warriors in the galaxy - with half an afternoon's training on Ahch-To? How did she lift a landslide of boulders in a messianic moment?
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would like everyone to know that he is a massive fan of the "Star Wars" franchise - and he found a way to include a Han Solo reference in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle."
In addition to paying tribute to Robin Williams in the new film, there are plenty of other references and Easter eggs that viewers might have noticed if they payed close attention.Full Story
Weeks later, I'm continuing to think about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and all the controversy that's surrounded the film, including a split between critics and fans who loved it, and other fans who seem to think it's the worst thing since Anakin's reflections on sand.
I loved it after I saw it, and I still love it now, upon further reflection. I think it destroys tropes and shatters nostalgia in a way that makes me excited about the potential of Star Wars again. I love Rian Johnson for being brave enough to do that, and the fact that Disney let him.Full Story
The team doing the Last Jedi special effects said it was easier to turn the seabirds native to Skellig Michael, off the south-west coast of Ireland, into a new "indigenous species" rather than digitally remove them.Full Story
AlphaGo, fake news, cyberwar: 2017 has felt science-fictional in the here and now. Space settlement and sea-steading seem just around the bend; so, at times, do nuclear war and pandemic. With technological change cranked up to warp speed and day-to-day life smacking of dystopia, where does science fiction go? Has mainstream fiction taken up the baton?Full Story
Science fiction is always a popular genre at the movies as it brings worlds and creatures that we can otherwise only imagine to life. It's about living in the future or traveling through space. It shows us technology that may never exist. At it's best, it uses this distance from reality to show us something truly real. It's the perfect genre for those that use the cinema as a place to escape reality, while still thinking critically about the world around us.
Some of the best movies of the year were science fiction films, so this list isn't just the best of the genre, but also some of the best films you could have seen this year. Here are the best sci-fi films of 2017.Full Story
We all know him: Kal-El, the last son of Krypton. He's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Known as "the man of steel," Superman emulates truth, justice and the American way. Most of us love, or at least like him. Given the choice of superpowers to pick from, I imagine most of us would choose his. But to the writer, and more specifically, the screenwriter, what is Superman?Full Story