‘Elstree 1976′ Offers Look at Extras’ Unexpected ‘Star Wars’ Fame

The new documentary Elstree 1976 catches up with several of the original Star Wars’ less heralded actors.There were a few actors among the bunch who had extensive experience before joining the cast, but the majority of them were relative unknowns with just a few parts under their belts. They had no any idea at all about what they were getting into, and certainly didn’t anticipate that the movie would have any kind of lasting power. It was just another gig—albeit an interesting one.

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Guest Post: Monica Valentinelli: ‘Beyond Diversity in Fiction as a Catchphrase’

The success of small press publishers is crucial to ensure that diversity in fiction has a life in print. Diversity in fiction isn’t about a specific aspect of the genre: It’s an opportunity for new and exciting voices to debut and share culturally-rich stories that we can all enjoy.

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Peter Mayhew Reveals Obi-Wan’s Original Fate

What if Obi-Wan Kenobi had survived his encounter with Darth Vader? That’s a question fans are asking now that Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew has tweeted a scene from the original script in which the Jedi master lives. In the old version of the story, Obi-Wan deflects Vader’s blow and makes a getaway with the rest [...]

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How Well Do You Know These Five ‘Force Awakens’ Characters?

How Well Do You Know These Five ‘Force Awakens’ Characters?

One of the things that I love most about the Star Wars films are the background characters: the aliens, robots, bounty hunters, and assorted riffraff lurking in the shadows of cantinas and spaceports, and  busy at the control panels in Rebel and Resistance bases. I always find myself looking at them–a particularly fearsome-looking spacer here, [...]

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Spike Orders Mini-Series Based on Stephen King Novella ‘The Mist’

Variety.com reports that Spike TV has ordered a ten episode mini-series based on Stephen King’s novella The Mist. The series will be executive produced by Danish screenwriter and director Christian Torpe and TWC-Dimension Television. No announcements have been made regarding possible directors or actors involved with the project, which is set to begin production this [...]

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Star Wars Actor Jake Lloyd: What You Need to Know About Schizophrenia

News came today that Star Wars: Episode One: The Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The actor has been in a South Carolina jail since leading police on a high speed car chase in June of last year. News of the diagnosis came from his mother, who reported that the [...]

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First Teaser Trailer Drops for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Just as it looked like we were finally catching our breath after Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney has gone and dropped the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In the newest addition to the Star Wars saga, a team of rag-tag rebels are sent to steal the plans to the [...]

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RIP Erik Bauersfeld: Voice of Admiral Ackbar Dead at 93

Erik Bauersfeld, known to Star Wars fans as the voices of Rebel leader Admiral Ackbar and Jabba the Hutt’s right-hand man Bib Fortuna died yesterday at his home in Berkley, California. He was 93 years-old.
Bauersfeld recently reprised his role as Ackbar in 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In addition to the movies, he [...]

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