What The Force Awakens Borrowed From the Old Star Wars Expanded Universe

Whether intentional, by coincidence, or because the plot points are obvious continuations of the established characters, there are a number of things in The Force Awakens that tread over ground the old Expanded Universe also walked. Major spoilers ahead. The New Republic and the Remainder of the Empire As in the original-now-Legends Expanded Universe, the […]

Star Wars Merch’s Sexism Problem: #WheresRey Highlights Dearth in Female Toys – The Daily Beast

The omission of Rey from the Millennium Falcon—the ship that she flies in several key Force Awakens scenes—drew sharp criticism from fans. UPDATE, 12/23/15: This story has been updated with comment from Disney. Now that fans have flocked to the new Star Wars flick to the tune of a record-breaking $247 million opening weekend, a disgruntled […]