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 […]

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 […]

#DumpStarWars Crybabies Struggle to Save Face After Blockbuster Rogue One Opening

Images: Getty Rogue One made box office history on its opening weekend, bringing around $155 million in North America and another $135.5 million overseas, making it the top movie globally and the second highest grossing December opening in North America on record. It seems the right-wingers’ #DumpStarWars movement—a boycott of Rogue One, which prominent conservative […]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Worst Rogue One Takes on the Internet

All images: Disney/Lucasfilm It was inevitable that with something as culturally dominant as Star Wars, people would be falling all over themselves to share their thoughts. We’re not immune to takes here, but everything on this list contains something that will melt your face off from the sheer heat of the take, or crack your […]

If ‘Rogue One’ Is So Progressive, Where the Heck Are All the Women? | The Daily Dot

This article includes no major spoilers for Rogue One.The idea that Rogue One is groundbreakingly feminist has always been pretty bizarre. Jyn Erso’s protagonist status is equal to Rey’s in The Force Awakens, and besides: Every other main character is a man. While Rogue One was being promoted (and protested) as a female-led sci-fi blockbuster, its trailers remained […]