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Star Wars: The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter expansion early access now available

Star Wars: The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter expansion early access now available

In October, we mentioned that a new expansion pack was coming to the free to play game Star Wars: The Old Republic. The new expansion is called Galactic Starfighter and puts players behind the controls of a starfighter in the battle against the Sith and the expansion is available to play now for subscribers. The expansion pack will allow players to battle in a 12v12 PvP dogfight between the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic factions.

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Death Star tiles make any room daunting

Death Star tiles make any room daunting

There's a company out there called Tom Spina Designs that wants to make your house into the most daunting of Star Wars-themed environments. They've created a total of 14 "master tiles" which replicate the surface of the original Death Star from Star Wars: A New Hope, allowing you to flip and trade out any number of combinations (well, not ANY number, but a whole lot), for a fully desolate looking construction. These tiles are made with linoleum for optimum home-matching abilities.

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Star Wars VII actor auditions online and in-person internationally

Star Wars VII actor auditions online and in-person internationally

There’s a casting call out this week for two major characters in the upcoming Disney-produced Star Wars film, this “Star Wars VII” set to begin shooting in the Spring of 2014. That leaves a window of time between when a new set of talents must be found and when they’ll be needing to actually set out to act, and it would appear that Lucasfilm’s regular behind-closed-doors sessions are a bit askew this time around. What we’ve got instead is an international effort to get the perfect characters in the roles of code-named characters “Rachel” and “Thomas.”

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Star Wars: Episode VII opening date is December 18th 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII opening date is December 18th 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters on December 18th, 2015, LucasFilm has announced, the contentious new part of the iconic series, to be directed by J.J. Abrams. "We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII," Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said today, "where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture."

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Star Trek 3 director tipped to be Joe Cornish

Star Trek 3 director tipped to be Joe Cornish

The last two modern Star Trek movies have been undeniably popular and very good. Both of those films have been directed by JJ Abrams. However, Abrams will reportedly not be directing the third installment in the modern Star Trek franchise. Rumors are circulating that a new director has been chosen for the next film in the series.

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Angry Birds Star Wars lands on game consoles in UK

Angry Birds Star Wars lands on game consoles in UK

Rovio, Lucasfilm LTD, and Activation Publishing have announced that Angry Birds Star Wars is launching today on home consoles and portable handhelds. The game will be available on the Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation Vita, and the Nintendo 3DS. The game will also be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 22.

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Star Wars LaserDisc video provides long-lost clips galore

Star Wars LaserDisc video provides long-lost clips galore

There's nothing like a good Star Wars scene you've never seen before to start your week off right. What we're seeing here is the purchase of a massively expensive LaserDisc-format Return of the Jedi complete with a collection of behind-the-scenes video clips so rare that @THX found them amazing to behold. This is the collection known as EditDroid Demo ROTJ - manufactured by 3M from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Star Wars VII crew expands: screenwriters, sound, and production

Star Wars VII crew expands: screenwriters, sound, and production

Today a new set of "master filmmakers" has been announced as working on the next Star Wars film, these including first and foremost J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan as screenwriters. Keen-eyed fans will recognize that Abrams is also the director of this film, tentatively titled Star Wars: Episode VII, while Kasdan was also already a consultant for the film. He's been a consultant due to his extensive experience with past Lucasfilm epics, writing the screenplay for Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as co-screenwriting both Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back.

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Star Wars Rebels revealed: bridging the gap between two trilogies

Star Wars Rebels revealed: bridging the gap between two trilogies

The Star Wars Rebels art design we were hoping to receive a hint about back in May has arrived, and then some, by way of the New York Comic Con (NYCC). First came an in-film prop: a propaganda poster depicting three Stormtroopers, overlaid with a snippet of the Aurebesh language in a Borg-esque typeface. EDIT from Chris Burns: This television series will, indeed, be canon - you will have to teach your kids about who shot first, then watch this series with them as it unfolds.

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