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'Star Wars': A look back at Year One of the Disney regime

The still un-subtitled Star Wars sevenquel just received an official release date. If all goes as planned, J.J. Abrams will reboot his second straight Star franchise on Dec. 18, 2015. The key line being “if all goes as planned.” First announced just a little over a year ago, the new Star Wars film sits at the uneasy nexus of corporate ambitions: It’s the first step in a larger plan to revitalize one of the most popular franchise in the last half-century of fictional media, with an earnings potential of several billion dollars at stake.

There’s a lot on the line. The film’s first year of gestation was closely monitored and rife with rumor and hearsay and sudden twists. And the story of the development of the next Star Wars movie is also the story of the new regime gradually rebuilding the Star Wars universe (while destroying certain remnants of the old regime.) Forthwith, a look back at Year One of Episode VII. READ FULL STORY

Which 'Star Wars' personality are you? See the characters' Myers-Briggs chart

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Are you a ESTP promoter like Hans Solo or ENTP inventor like R2 D2?

Courtesy of Geek in Heels, take a look at the Star Wars Myers-Briggs chart, and see which character your personality responds to below. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars' blooper reel from 36 years ago makes its way online -- VIDEO

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Star Wars fans who attended this past year’s San Diego Comic-Con were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rare blooper reel from the original installment of George Lucas’ space fantasy series.

Now, the previously unreleased footage has made its way onto YouTube for everyone to enjoy!

The outtakes as you see them in the clip were discovered by Lucasfilm book division author and editor J.W. Rinzler who stumbled upon the rare footage while compiling archive footage for a making-of production.

Though the first few bloopers do not feature any sound, we’re sure all you Star Wars fans will enjoy the two and a half minutes of footage nevertheless.

Check out the 36-year-old reel, featuring Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, plus a few more memorable Star Wars characters below:
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'Revenge of the Jedi': Watch the original trailer for the third 'Star Wars' film

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The Star Wars YouTube channel just posted the original theatrical teaser for Revenge of the Jedi, which is what Return of the Jedi was called before George Lucas decided Jedi knights do not like revenge. The preview gives an incongruous amount of time to the speeder-bike scene, and does not feature a single shot of Jabba the Hutt, probably because at that point in the film’s production cycle Marlon Brando was still doing performance-capture work as Jabba. Just kidding! Jedi was made before digital effects, when it was cheaper to just cut Mark Hamill’s hand off. Also notable: Luke is still using a blue lightsaber, not the slick new green saber he would rock in the finished version.

Anyhow, I think this movie could be cool, guys. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

Is the 'Star Wars' Imperial March missing something? Jean-Ralphio adds lyrics -- VIDEO

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Oh, Snapple! Ben Schwartz, a.k.a. Parks and Rec‘s Jean-Ralphio, teamed up with composer Michael Giacchino (UpStar Trek) to reinvent the classic Imperial March from Star Wars.

Like something out of Entertainment 720, the duo added lyrics to the tune just because they can.

“Where are the wars in the stars?” Schwartz croons in a low baritone as Giacchino plays the melody. “Where are the wars? Where are the wars?”

Unfortunately, J.J. Abrams was “not interested,” Schwartz writes in the video description, but you can check out their moving performance below. And cut them some slack for the simple lyrics — at least they rhyme.
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R2-D2 made a cameo in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' -- THEORY!

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R2-D2 is one of the most popular characters from the Star Wars franchise. Some upper-level theorists argue that he is the most important character in the Star Wars mythos — a veritable Space Heisenberg, pulling the strings of galactic history behind an impassive domelike facade. (R2-D2 is bald, after all.) And the astromech droid can lay claim to a unique honor, owing in part to his incredible powers and in part to the impact he made on a young boy named Jeffrey Jacob Abrams: He’s the only Star Wars character to appear in the Star Trek franchise. It’s true! If you look very closely in 2009’s Star Trek reboot, R2-D2 appears floating through space-debris.

Now that the reboot-sequel-premake (or perhaps just “Khanquel”) Star Trek Into Darkness has hit DVD, io9 noted that R2 also has a brief cameo in the new film. This time, he’s actually on board the Enterprise. At least, he is before Evil Admiral Robocop fires at the Enterprise mid-warp, at which point R2-D2 is sent sailing into the faster-than-light continuum. Check out a screenshot of that here: READ FULL STORY

Fall TV Wish List: What we want from the new (and last?) season of 'Parks and Recreation'

Here at EW, Fall TV Wish List is a new weekly series in which our TV critics Melissa Maerz and Jeff Jensen weigh in on what they hope the coming season will bring for some of their favorite shows. Today: NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which premieres its sixth season on Sept. 26.

WHERE WE LEFT OFF
Ace “detective” work by Bert Macklin revealed that manly-man master woodsman Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and his mustache (as himself) had conceived a child with his single mom girlfriend Diane (Lucy Lawless). After refusing to sell Rent-A-Swag to a mystery buyer (Diddy?!), Tom (Aziz Ansari) learned that said mystery buyer was opening a rival shop across the street. April (Aubrey Plaza) was accepted to Veterinary School; wither the impact on her marriage to Andy (Chris Pratt)? And after a seemingly successful rookie year as a crusading councilwoman, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) was sandbagged during Founders’ Week by a flotilla of Knope haters who announced they were launching a recall campaign. At least she has local porn star Brandi Maxxx in her corner. That’s gotta be worth something, right?
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The 'Stranger' tease: Five theories about J.J. Abrams' newest pop culture mystery

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J.J. Abrams cast a meaty hook into the Web waters on Aug. 19, a teaser for a new entertainment project that we may or may not know anything about. The mystery box angler loves using this kind of bait: “Stranger” is reminiscent of his puzzling promo stuff for Super-8 or the crypto-content that the Lost brain trust used to feed fans during hiatus. (Remember “The Last Supper” ads prior to season 6?) Decoding this kind of stuff isn’t for everyone. And for some, it annoys as much as it amuses. Regardless: We’re biting. Because we are easily amused, and because we ran out of Breaking Bad analysis to read, and because no one  knows how to bait a hook quite like J.J. Abrams. We love how he turns marketing hype into storytelling fun. What’s “Stranger” about? Five theories — none of which involve Star Wars Episode VII (we assume it’s still wayyy too early for that). READ FULL STORY

Jaime King's baby shower: The Force is strong at 'Star Wars'-themed party

THE most EPIC baby shower cake! #StarWars! @starwars!

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Hart of Dixie star Jaime King and her husband, Kyle Newman, took their Star Wars fandom to a whole new level Saturday with a baby shower dedicated to their shared favorite movie.

In addition to the party’s elaborate Star Wars cake, there were movie-themed pacifiers and a sign that read, “May the force be with baby Newman.” Check out a video of the cake below:
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Official 'Star Wars: Episode VII' character breakdowns released: Commence theorizing!

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In the single biggest piece of Star Wars sequel news since five minutes ago, a list of character breakdowns for Star Wars: Episode VII has been sent out to agents, with extremely vague-but-nevertheless-intriguing indications about seven key members of the cast. The list was initially uncovered by Bleeding Cool, and Lucasfilm has confirmed its veracity to EW. Which means that now is the time for the citizens of the internet to conceive Baseless Theories about the direction of the J.J. Abrams-directed, Michael Arndt-scripted sevenquel. Hooray for Baseless Theories! Let’s take a look, shall we?
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