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This Darth Vader plot twist just shocked the Star Wars universe

This Darth Vader plot twist just shocked the Star Wars universe

A new canon (read: part of the official Star Wars story) comic book revealed a twist in the Star Wars universe the likes of which we've only ever seen in movies before. Star Wars hasn't been one to shy away from twists in storyline, not since the first film - but now, here, something has happened. In a comic book released here in the first weeks of 2020, Darth Vader went searching for secrets about his past, and what he found was... quite unexpected. NOTE: The following contains SPOILERS for the 2020 comic book Darth Vader #1 from Marvel Comics!

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Why the Space Force logo looks like Star Trek, and Star Trek looks like NASA

Why the Space Force logo looks like Star Trek, and Star Trek looks like NASA

Today the newest incarnation of the United States Space Force logo was revealed by Donald Trump. This logo should look familiar. It would very much appear to be a reincarnation of its former self - not to mention a clear reminder of the origins and controversy over the original. And yes, that does very much look like the Star Trek Starfleet Command insignia, largely because all of these symbols are designed to mimic one another - for real.

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Star Wars: Major Skywalker parentage canon fact confirmed

Star Wars: Major Skywalker parentage canon fact confirmed

We're taking another look at a point of interest in the history of the official canon Star Wars universe today - specifically at Anakin Skywalker. It's the perfect time to make clear a significant point on Anakin's history since the last(?) of 9 movies is out in the Skywalker Saga right this minute. The following article does NOT contain major spoiler beyond the point that the trailers for The Rise of Skywalker made abundantly clear: That Emperor Palpatine isn't necessarily as "dead" as we previously assumed.

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How the Rise of Skywalker Sith blade unlocks Star Wars’ future

How the Rise of Skywalker Sith blade unlocks Star Wars’ future

In the movie Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, there's an artifact called Ochi's blade. That in and of itself is not a spoiler, but at this point I do need to warn you that this is your last chance - SPOILER ALERT is in effect for the newest Star Wars movie as of press time for this article. If you've not seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, I urge you to turn back now - but return and read the following once you've left the theater!

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Reasons why Star Wars IX upset viewers (SPOILERS)

Reasons why Star Wars IX upset viewers (SPOILERS)

Ever since The Force Awakens, Star Wars’ sequel trilogy had been divisive. From breaking away from LucasArts’ Star Wars lore, to playing it safe with well-trodden plot points, fans found plenty of reasons to nit-pick at Disney’s take on the beloved canon. With Disney’s latest effort, The Rise of Skywalker, the House of Mouse may have gone even further to incite fans and viewers. Loopholes, conveniences and ludicrous marketing – let’s talk spoilers.

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Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker opening crawl warning message revealed

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker opening crawl warning message revealed

The introductory text, aka the Opening Crawl for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, references a bit of dialog which you might not've heard. This article contains said message, courtesy of the 3rd-party source Epic Games, and an in-game event they held on December 14, 2019. This is your MAJOR SPOILER ALERT - if you've not already seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, now is your chance to TURN BACK!

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Mandalorian Chapter 7 drops 2 key Rise of Skywalker Easter Eggs

Mandalorian Chapter 7 drops 2 key Rise of Skywalker Easter Eggs

There's a pair of ease-in Easter Egg elements in the newest episode of The Mandalorian, released just in time this week for the launch of the newest Star Wars movie. The new Star Wars movie is Star Wars, Episode 9, The Rise of Skywalker, and the normal time for a Mandalorian episode to be released is on a Friday - this Episode 7: The Reckoning. SPOILER ALERT: This is your one and only warning - this article contains SPOILERS for Chapter 7 of The Mandalorian as well as a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Star Trek: Picard already renewed for Season 2

Star Trek: Picard already renewed for Season 2

Don't worry, you've not accidentally missed any episodes of Star Trek: Picard. The Star Trek television series hasn't yet premiered yet, and it's already been renewed for a second season. It would seem that the decision was made amid growing demand for big-name media for streaming services. The tax incentives might not have been a negative here, either.

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The Matrix 4 suddenly has a major Keanu problem

The Matrix 4 suddenly has a major Keanu problem

Today Warner Bros. announced a set of changes to its upcoming movie schedule for the next couple of years. Warner Bros. previously had the date May 21, 2021 set aside for a Taika Waititi-directed Akira adaptation. That that tentatively changed in July of this year as Waititi signed on to direct Thor 4: Love and Thunder (he previously directed Thor 3: Thor Ragnarok). The date May 21, 2021 is now the spot that'll be occupied by The Matrix 4 - but there's an issue outside of Warner Bros., but still within the greater Keanu Reeves universe.

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Ghostbusters Afterlife trailer confirms 1989 sequel status with… is that Slimer?

Ghostbusters Afterlife trailer confirms 1989 sequel status with… is that Slimer?

The trailer for the next Ghostbusters movie was released, and you're gonna need to see it. In the trailer we're still seeing a lot of questions, not a lot of answers, but given the reactions we've seen from fans so far, they're already hitting all the right notes. And yes, that is Finn Wolfhard, aka Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things.

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All the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailers so far [UPDATE: And another!]

All the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailers so far [UPDATE: And another!]

Watch all the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailers released thus far and you might end up having viewed spoilers aplenty. This isn't the sort of movie you go see without any knowledge of its contents. The idea is just baffling - and almost impossible if you're the sort of person who uses the internet on a regular basis. If you've read this far, chances are you're not worried about a silly little SPOILER ALERT or two, right? Let's take a peek at all these little trailers.

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The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

Here at the start of December of 2019, we've seen 4 full episodes of the Star Wars streaming live action show The Mandalorian. It started out slow, then it kept on going slow, and it's remained relatively slow through the last couple episodes. This show isn't the bombastic spectacle to which we've grown accustomed with Star Wars movies and cartoons - this is something different entirely.

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