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Star Wars And The Mystery of The Moving Death Star Dish

Ever wonder why in Star Wars, when R2D2 plugs into the Rebel’s Yavin computer, the Death Star plans show the weapon’s deflector dish slap bang in the middle of the equatorial trench? Well, wonder no more! (This piece contains a minor spoiler for Rogue one.) It’s basically because of this matte painting: Larry Cuba was […]

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Han Solo: A Smuggler’s Trade, a fan film

In anticipation of the latest Star Wars “stand-alone” story Rogue One, here is a surprisingly fun fan made short stand alone, featuring none other than the Galaxy’s greatest scoundrel, Han Solo. Han Solo: A Smuggler’s Trade stars Jamie Costa as Han Solo, with Corey Daniel as everyone’s favourite Wookiee Chewbacca. Playing the villain of the […]

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Star Wars, Grindhoused

When George Lucas was making Star Wars back in the ’70’s, the 1930’s space serial throwback approach was a far from sure thing, with overshoots, over budgeting, and last minute untried special effects. It’s easy to forget how unusual it was, with it being so prevalent now in pop culture. The grungy, “used-universe” look of the film […]

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Featurette

Here’s a new short featurette to whet your appetite for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, possibly the most anticipated film for many a year, if like me you ever wondered as a kid what happened before Princess Leia’s ship tore across the screen way back in 1977. From Lucasfilm comes the first of the […]

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Rogue One: A War Story(s)

Star Wars trailer re-editor supreme Nick Hedenbeck of Twitter account @NickSkywalk and @StarWarsAlert has been at work again. This time, instead of merely re-editing all the existing Rogue One footage so far, he’s created what he calls Rogue One: A War Story, with the emphasis on the escalating tension and action – the ticking watch from Christopher Nolan’s […]

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From Star Wars To Jedi: The making Of A Saga

This is the Star Wars Holiday Special we at Cinetropolis deem it acceptable to watch over Christmas – the 1983 PBS TV Special. Thanks to Larry Wright for posting it on Twitter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzmHgxA0jOA Originally posted 2013-12-16 22:54:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Rogue Female: A Star Wars Saboteur

In the latest issue of Empire, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards muses on the enigmatic title of the upcoming stand-alone, sorta-prequel: Rogue, as in the first such story outside the main saga; Rogue, as in a call sign for the rag-tag rebels tasked with snatching the Death Star plans that ultimately […]

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Rogue Cut: A Rogue One Super-Trailer

Here is another excellent trailer re-edit from Nick Hedenbeck, creator of Luke Skywalker’s Journey To The Force, and other edits based on trailer footage from The Force Awakens, featured on this site. Nick has combined all the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story available footage so far, from the initial teaser, the Star Wars Celebration […]

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Exclusive “Interview” with Harry Shearer

I’m heavily involved in the originaltrilogy.com forums, famous for spawning Jamie Benning and Adywan, among other things. There are usually very interesting discussions about the making of the original films going on there. I noticed a new thread about the voice dubbing done on A New Hope, one of which surprised me: The Death Star […]

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What is Elstree 1976?

  If you are even remotely interested in Star Wars and engage on Twitter, you’ll have been intrigued by a cryptic new Twitter account, @Elstree 1976, and its countdown to May 7. Now, the mystery can be revealed. Elstree 1976 is a new documentary by Jon Spira, a documentary “about ten very different lives connected […]

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