The New Star Wars: Aftermath Novel Reveals the Pitiful Fate of Jar Jar Binks

All the debate can finally be laid to rest. We’re about to finally know what happened to Jar Jar Binks after Revenge of the Sith, and what he’s been doing since Return of the Jedi. The answers will be revealed in Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End, the third part of Chuck Wendig’s canon trilogy or […]

“The Expanse”: Syfy’s futuristic drama returns and looks more probable than ever – Salon.com

A decade ago, the world depicted in Syfy’s drama “The Expanse” may have seemed light-years away, if not the stuff of pure fiction. The first novel in the series the show is based on, “Leviathan Wakes,” was written in 2011, the same year that SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his intent to send humans to […]

From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers) | Motherboard

  Rogue One is a great addition to the Star Wars universe because it takes a glaringly stupid plot mechanism—the exhaust port vulnerability in the Death Star—and attributes it to an architect’s sabotage. One of the dumbest things about the Star Wars franchise then becomes something sad, poignant, and believable. But Rogue One also raises […]

Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic? | Motherboard

  The central, overarching conflict of the first six Star Wars movies is that a democratic republic devolves into an authoritarian dictatorship. A key part of that political coup is Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark side and becoming Darth Vader. The way the story is told implies that the fall of the Republic and […]