Today, when the announcement flashed across my Twitter feed that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and that a new Star Wars VII would be released in 2015, it completely took over my mind for the rest of the day. Of course, the biggest questions in my mind was, “Now that Anakin Skywalker’s story is wrapped up,… Read More


How many films have been made with extraterrestrials? A lot. Since 1902, over 291 of these movies have been made in the U.S. and abroad. These movie aliens provide an amusing look into how we view foreigners, the government, and ourselves. This infographic compiles every movie ever made about extraterrestrials (for space sake, some foreign… Read More


This infographic is dedicated to you, Chewbacca– the true star of Star Wars (if you understand it and can quote verbatim the scene from which it comes, you are a true Star Wars disciple)…… Read More


Star Wars is about the battle between light and dark, good and bad, hot and not. In fact, for the cultural touchstone that the saga is, it has really given us a mixed bag. Empire Strikes Back: sweet on multiple levels. The Phantom Menace: please don’t make me watch that again. The Jedi philosophy about the Force and controlling your feelings: awesome. Anakin’s whiny descent into evil: meh. Padme fighting alien beasts in her white catsuit: spectacular. Padme as Queen Amidala: not happenin’. Nowhere is this duality more obvious than in the hair of Star Wars. The coifs of our heroes in a galaxy far far away zigzag from hideous to hubba hubba.… Read More