Disney Cruise Line to Take ‘Star Wars’ to an Island Far, Far Away

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Last week, Disney announced that their Disney Cruise Line would be offering ‘Star Wars’ Days at Sea, featuring everything from favorite characters like Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers, special effects shows, a shipboard version of the Jedi Training Academy experience, film screenings, a Mos Eisley nightclub, and ‘Star Wars’ celebrities. Continue reading

Late to the Party — Star Wars Episodes IV-III

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The author shares his takeaway after watching Star Wars: Episodes IV – III in chronological order of release for the first time. Continue reading

Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons as a Dad

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My son calls for me from his crib at 6 am. It’s Saturday, so he slept in. His mom stays comfortable and warm in bed while the two of us quietly make our way down the stairs. He gets a juice, I get a coffee, and we sit on the sofa together to watch a morning of cartoons. Continue reading

Lando Calrissian Returns for Star Wars: Rebels

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What have we here? It looks like one of the most famous characters in the Star Wars Universe is set to make his return to that galaxy, far, far away in next week’s all new episode of Star Wars: Rebels. Continue reading

Stephen Colbert Explains How the Star Wars Episode VII Lightsaber Works

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The teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has had the internet abuzz for a week now. It has X-Wings buzzing a lake, the Millenium Flacon playing sand tag with tie-fighters, and a rather anxious John Boyega as a stormtrooper on some desert planet somewhere. But what has stirred the most debate from the video is the shot of an (apparent) Sith lighting up a rather wicked-looking lightsaber with laser-pommel guards. Continue reading

A Shot-by-Shot Dissection of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

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It’s here! Yesterday, the world caught its first glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a 90-second teaser that played into the greatest force of all: nostalgia. Every Star Wars fan, young and old, casual and obsessive, now has about 390 long, hard days to wait, plan and speculate on their return to that galaxy far, far away. There’s no time to waste, so let’s start the speculating now with a shot-by-shot deconstruction of the teaser. Continue reading

GOG.com Re-Releases Some of LucasArts’ Most Classic Games

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Star Wars gaming fans have something to celebrate this week, with GOG.com unveiling their first batch of classic LucasArts games for download and the promise of more to come. Continue reading

May The Verse Be With You — Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy

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For the last year-and-a-half, I’ve absolutely enjoyed reading Ian Doescher’s retelling of the original Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV, V, and VI). Doescher delivered these three stories in a most unique fashion, asking how William Shakespeare might have delivered the tales… and then doing just that. For anyone who has read one of The Bard’s many plays, you know what I’m talking about — iambic pentameter, choruses, and plenty of ‘Tis and Thous.

The first book, Verily, A New Hope, was followed by The Empire Striketh Back and The Jedi Doth Return closed out the trilogy that sung the praises of the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, The Emperor, and, ultimately, the redemption of Darth Vader. Honestly, what story could be more Shakespearean in nature? Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #7: Tony DiTerlizzi, Ralph McQuarrie, & Star Wars

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Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is an interview with Tony DiTerlizzi. He’s an author and illustrator of many books for kids, including one of my family’s favorites, the WondLa series, and I’ve actually interviewed him a couple of times before. Today we’re talking about his new book, a picture book about Star Wars featuring paintings by the late great Ralph McQuarrie. Continue reading

Sesame Street Makes a Really Sweet Star Wars Parody

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This is just brilliant. Even if the rest of it weren’t also great, it would be worth watching this just for the Yoda – er, Groda – part. Trust me, it’s five minutes of your life you won’t regret spending. Continue reading

Review: Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars – with Exclusive Clip!

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So, how good is Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, the first crossover between a Disney cartoon and the Star Wars universe? Does it lean more towards The Empire Strikes Back or towards The Phantom Menace? Read about it and see an exclusive clip from the special!
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Happy Birthday to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart!

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Please join all of us at GeekDad in wishing Harrison Ford and Sir Patrick Stewart a very happy birthday, and many more to come! Continue reading

Stack Overflow: ABCs and 123s

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Today I’ve got a few books about ABCs and 123s. Now, my two older daughters are past the stage where they need alphabet books, but some books are just fun enough that you want to keep them around. Plus, my one-year-old needs to start working on reading soon, right? Continue reading