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Paramount drops copyright lawsuit against Star Trek fan film creators

Paramount drops copyright lawsuit against Star Trek fan film creators

Star Trek fans have a reason to celebrate today; not only has a new trailer for Star Trek: Beyond been released, but franchise owners Paramount Pictures and CBS have revealed they're dropping a controversial copyright lawsuit against the makers of the ambitious fan film, Star Trek: Axanar. The news was announced by none other than JJ Abrams at a fan event held on Beyond's movie lot.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Darth Plagueis?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Darth Plagueis?

Evil character Supreme Leader Snoke has had his identity called into question once again by Star Wars fans, and the keeper of the canon Pablo Hidalgo has answered. One of the most long-lasting theories about the most massive of antagonists in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that he was actually none other than Sith character Darth Plagueis. Today that theory gets put to rest... sort of. Today we explain who Darth Plagueis is, and what he has to do with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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How Star Wars TFA tricked you into believing Rey’s vision

How Star Wars TFA tricked you into believing Rey’s vision

When The Force Awakens was released, viewers came away with the understanding that a key character was left on a key planet at a key time. That, it would seem, just wasn't true. What you're about to read might constitute as a SPOILER - but maybe not. It's not as if you're not going to learn the following if you're planning on continuing to watch the main Star Wars episodic story movies, and if you've already seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you should have nothing to fear at all!

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Star Wars The Force Awakens prequel scenes on the way (via LEGO)

Star Wars The Force Awakens prequel scenes on the way (via LEGO)

This morning the folks behind LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens have revealed that their game will have extra plot. Extra, that is, in that it'll have scenes that will lead up to the events that take place in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This will include Rathtar Hunting and Lor San Tekka's first appearance on Jakku - exactly what you've wanted to see, if the amount of people that've visited our "Who is Lor San Tekka" article is any indication.

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Why does Princess Leia have a British accent in Star Wars? Retconned at last!

Why does Princess Leia have a British accent in Star Wars? Retconned at last!

At long last, an original Star Wars (A New Hope) faux pas has been foiled, and it's thanks to fiction writer Claudia Grey. She's the author of the newest Star Wars book: Bloodlines, and she's taken aim with its main character Leia Organa. The problem? Leia speaks with a British accent in A New Hope while being interrogated by Grand Moff Tarkin. She never does that again. The solution? Grey says she meant to do that.

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Every Star Wars VIII secret leaked so far

Every Star Wars VIII secret leaked so far

Today we're going to explore all of the photographic bits and pieces of the next full Star Wars film (not Rogue One, but Star Wars 8), thus far revealed. Most of these photos come from intrepid filming-site visitors, but some come from the actors or crew members participating in the film. While Star Wars 8 - or Star Wars VIII, if you prefer - is still over a year away, the time has come to begin diving in on hypothesis and imagery full-tilt boogie. ALSO NOTE: You may find SPOILERS below, but nothing too crazy quite yet.

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Rogue One trailer: every frame from the Star Wars story (so far)

Rogue One trailer: every frame from the Star Wars story (so far)

The first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here, and we've gone ahead and begun the breakdown. This isn't like the analysis-filled thinkpieces you've seen 10 minutes ago. This is a data post. In this post, you'll get almost every single frame from the trailer. Every frame. Every frame that isn't deep within a fade in or out. Every single frame would be madness - though we've got the ability to go that mad, too. Here we have everything important - suitable for whatever you might want to do to satiate your need for more Star Wars, all the time.

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ALIEN and ALIENS return to theaters this summer

ALIEN and ALIENS return to theaters this summer

This summer both ALIEN and ALIENS will be returning to the big screen, appearing in theaters in over 20 cities. On the 26th of April, "ALIEN DAY" both ALIEN and ALIENS will be shown as a double-feature in celebration of the return of the ALIEN series. The date this feature presentation comes to theaters corresponds with the original planet designation of the origin of the creatures seen in the first two films: LV-426.

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Indiana Jones 5 greenlit, release in 2019

Indiana Jones 5 greenlit, release in 2019

The next Indiana Jones film is being prepared for release. It's a real deal, and Disney has confirmed it. This film will include Steven Spielberg as its director - as it was with all four previous Indiana Jones films. This film will include Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones - as it was with all four previous Indiana Jones films. This film will probably not include Shia LaBeouf as Mutt Williams - but... you never can tell, can you?

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Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets turn you into DIY-D2

Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets turn you into DIY-D2

Two DIY Star Wars enthusiasts have taken to the shop to make a very strange invention. This is the Droid Translator Helmet, and it'll turn your voice into Droid-speak for a second helmet to pick up and translate. Sort of. There's a bit of a trick to it. Instead of actually translating speech word-for-word to a series of beeps and boops, these helmets play sounds from the movies. The speech is not exactly translated so much as it is transmitted.

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J.J. Abrams introduces 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

J.J. Abrams introduces 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

Lucasfilm and Disney have an announcement for Star Wars fans and budding filmmakers alike: the Star Wars Fan Film Awards are returning for 2016. In what used to be a tradition for the Star Wars fan community, Lucasfilm and Disney have brought it back for the last few years, apparently turning it into an annual event to coincide with the Star Wars Celebration. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams even introduces the competition in the announcement video below.

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Original Star Wars 1977 theater version released for free

Original Star Wars 1977 theater version released for free

Not by George Lucas' or Disney's will, but by the will of the people, the original version of Star Wars has been released. Truly it is a good day, a day which will be long remembered. Today is a day in which you will be able to attain the 1977 edition of the original Star Wars movie. This was before it was titled Star Wars: A New Hope. For those of you that are unaware, the first big change to Star Wars game in its re-release in 1981 - from there it continued to evolve. Now we have the 35mm original.

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