Congress Close to Approving a New Space Army 

Image: SyFy Channel While fighting climate change and providing health care are both just too economically burdensome for America, members of the House believe there’s still enough cash to fund a space army that would fight off… the space enemies? Military Officials Say We Need to Prepare for Space War What’s old is unfortunately new […]

Publishers: Your Press Events Are Not Esports – Waypoint

EA’s pre-E3 (pre3?) press conference came and went with all the fanfare of a trip through a Wendy’s drive-through, despite Janina Gavankar’s valiant efforts to hype the audience for Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s probably-gonna-be-fine campaign mode. Much of the presentation’s audible thud could be attributed to the extended Battlefront 2 multiplayer demonstration, which came complete […]

The New Thrawn Novel Is Forcing Star Wars Wiki Writers to Work Overtime

Image: Thrawn cover from Star Wars Celebration special edition, Del Rey Thrawn, the most anticipated Star Wars book since Disney bought Lucasfilm and declared the old Expanded Universe novels to no longer be canon, is out today. And the things being introduced in it already have Wookiepedia entries. Full disclosure, I am only on page […]

Star Wars Is Poised to Re-Make One of the Expanded Universe’s Biggest Mistakes

Image: By Chris Scalf for The Essential Guide to Warfare (Del Rey) When Disney acquired Star Wars and Lucasfilm announced the all the stories of the Expanded Universe had been jettisoned, it seemed like a galaxy far, far away was getting a fresh start. But that hasn’t totally been true, as pieces of the EU […]

How Good Are the ‘Best’ Star Wars Books, Really? 

Image: Heir to the Empire cover by Rich Kelly (Lucasfilm/Del Rey) Next week, Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn, a book about the rise to power of everyone’s favorite grand admiral, will be released. I’ve never anticipated a Star Wars book more, and now seems like the right time to look back at the books that introduced him […]

Can You Figure Out Why Lucasfilm Hates This Photo of Luke Skywalker?

There’s nothing at first glance that would tell you why Lucasfilm refused to release this behind-the-scenes photo from A New Hope. But once you hear it, and put it together with George Lucas’ need to control details, it makes total sense. Yesterday, a fan account tweeted the above photo of Mark Hamill. And since Hamill’s […]

There Was Yet Another Ending Planned for Rogue One and It Was Absolutely Insane

Cassian Andor almost did something incredible in an alternate ending for Rogue One. All Images: Disney Here’s a hint: it involved carbon freezing. As we all know, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went through innumerable iterations; some of them you saw in trailers and on the big screen, others never made it that far. […]