Posts in the Science Fiction Category (Page 3)

The Best Costumes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

by |March 30, 2016

Star Wars The Force Awakens Costumes

A (not so) long time ago in a galaxy (not so) far, far away…
Star Wars fans have long been analyzing, obsessing, admiring, and even recreating the many classic costumes seen in both the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the prequel trilogy, and we’re happy to tell you the trend has continued with the release of The Force Awakens. It’s not just an act of ritual for long time fans; the new costumes in The Force Awakens (or TFA as it is often referred to on message boards and Star Wars fan circles) are made with such care, attention to detail, and unexpected awesomeness that reverence for these new costumes are just as justified as our collective admiration for the simple yet wicked elegance of the Vader suit or the enigmatic heritage of Boba Fett’s Mandalorian garb. This list goes through our standout favorites from the TFA newcomers—the cream of the galactic crop—and we might even have a few little tidbits sprinkled in about how the costumes inform the characters, their war-torn world, and how the dynamic between the mysterious First Order and the struggling Resistance continues to inspire our love for that galaxy far, far away.

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What We Know about the First Order Stormtroopers (So Far)

by |February 24, 2016
Categories: Movies, Science Fiction

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When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was first announced and images of a black Stormtrooper hit the internet, there was some grumbling about how the Empire would never allow for that. “All Stormtroopers are clones of Jango Fett!” they said. “The Empire was racist, they would not allow diversity in the Academy!” they said. Many of these early complaints were based on the misnomer that all Stormtroopers since The Clone Wars were actual clones. The truth is that the clone army was phased out after the era of Revenge of the Sith.


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Something's Missing: Limbs (and Heads) Lost in the Star Wars Saga [Infographic]

by |December 14, 2015

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The Star Wars saga is filled with tons of visually dazzling battle scenes, the most common being lightsaber duels. The most popular weapon in the galaxy has been on full display many times during the films, and seeing as though its blade is a full-blown plasma beam, you better believe it can cut through anything. Therefore, a lot of lightsaber duels result in injury or even death due to dismemberment. Here's a look at each amputation in the Star Wars saga: who lost what at the hands of whom, and where...

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The Bounty Hunter: Evolution of Boba Fett [Infographic]

The Bounty Hunter: Evolution of Boba Fett

Besides the dark, sloping helmet of Darth Vader, there are few things more villainous and iconic in the Star Wars universe than Boba Fett. Officially introduced in the second film of the original trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, the rollout of Boba Fett to the already ravenous fandom in the late 1970s was a carefully orchestrated affair. Before the film, Fett appeared in cartoons, action figures, and even in a small-town parade. Lucasfilm clearly intended for Fett to be a memorable character. There is no stronger evidence to this fact than the many revisions the character went through before his debut in Empire. See how the galaxy’s most fearsome bounty hunter arrived at his influential look with this evolution of Boba Fett infographic.

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The Galaxy Far, Far Away: A Tour of the Star Wars Universe [Infographic]

by |November 11, 2015

The Galaxy Far, Far Away: A Tour of the Star Wars Universe

 

The main Star Wars galaxy was much like our own Milky Way: one hundred-thousand light years across with hundreds of millions of stars. And also like ours, many of those stars had planetary systems, some habitable or otherwise useful. (Mining natural resources, for example, or hiding children from their Sith Lord fathers.) You may know them from the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, or even the new Battlefront video game. So without further a-dewback - yes, that happened - let’s travel from the Core World of Coruscant through the most iconic Mid Rim and Outer Rim...

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Rebel Starfighters & Imperial Crafts: The Ships of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron [Infographic]

by |October 22, 2015

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When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, and in effect, the entirety of the Star Wars universe, it quickly went about consolidating the enormous number of canon and non-canon stories. What was known as the Extended Universe (EU), featuring books, comics, and other media based on the Star Wars universe, was re-categorized as “Legends." The official Star Wars canon was narrowed down to the six official films, the Clone Wars and Rebels cartoons, and some new illustrated and written media. Of all the EU media delegated to Legends status, none was more loved and admired by the fandom than the stories surrounding the famous starfighter squadron led by Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles.

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