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‘Star Wars’ Actor Kenny Baker Passes Away at Age 83

Sad news today for fans of the Star Wars films and Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits: Kenny Baker, the man who brought droid R2-D2 to life, has passed away at the age of 83. According to The Guardian, Baker’s passing comes after a long battle with an unspecified illness.

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Two Fans Played the ‘Star Wars’ Theme on John Williams’ Lawn, and John Williams Loved It

13-year-old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi got a nice surprise when he and flugelhorn player Michael Miller played an impromptu tribute to John Williams’ Star Wars theme on the lawn of the master composer’s house: Williams himself was home and came out to shake their hands and salute them on their fine playing.

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An Orchestra Made of Old Computer Parts

We've all heard the noises that certain electronics make. From the sound of an old dial up modem connecting, to beeps and blips that tell us that something is either acting like it should or -- worse yet -- malfunctioning. Who would have thought that if all these noises were assembled, they could be come a sort of "electronic orchestra"!

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‘Star Wars‘ Celebration to Host ‘Future Filmmakers’ Panel With Rian Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy and More

Star Wars Celebration is heading to Europe this year, but if you’re a particularly huge fan of the franchise with enough money to spare for a geeky vacation, then it might just be worth the trek to London next month. The latest addition to the festival lineup is a special “Future Filmmakers” panel featuring Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Episode VIII director Rian Johnson and more — and yes, there will be some surprises.

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Netflix to Officially Begin Streaming New Disney Films in September

Way back in 2012 (or at least it feels way back), Netflix and Disney struck a deal for all of Disney’s movies — including Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm — to stream exclusively on Netflix Instant. According to the terms of their agreement, the deal wouldn’t kick in until 2016, which just so happens to be the year in which we are currently living. As announced today, Netflix will officially begin streaming Disney films in September, but that doesn’t mean the studio’s entire library will magically appear in your Instant browser.

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Chris Miller Teases Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff With New Image

We still don’t know exactly who will be filling Harrison Ford’s iconic shoes in the role of young Han Solo, and it may still be a while before Lucasfilm makes the casting official. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently in pre-production on the untitled spinoff, and to celebrate Star Wars day, Miller has shared an image teasing a very familiar-looking sidekick.

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Since it’s May 4th, Here’s the New Star Wars Movie Told by Emojis

In what could be the silliest 'holiday' of the year. Where I'm from you never pass up an opportunity for a party (or holiday). So in celebration of the fact today people are talking about star wars ... here's the newest movie told through smiley faces and stuff on a phone screen.

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Star Wars Episode 7 Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment

In honor of Episode 7 being released to home video, here's an 'honest' look at the trailer.

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First Look a New Star Wars Prequel – Rogue One

And man, does it *look* good.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ DVD Special Features Revealed

Whether you’re buying a hard copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on DVD or Blu-ray, or instead opting for a digital copy via iTunes, you want to know what else you’re getting for your hard-earned money. Yes, you get a copy of the movie, but about the special features? While Lucasfilm has yet to officially confirm what will be included on the DVD or Blu-ray copies, a Swedish retailer has posted the full set of extras on their pre-order site, giving us a glimpse of what to expect.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Unveils New Cast Members, Teaser, Oh God, It’s Happening

Good morning, happy Monday. Have you settled in at work, shaken the snow off your boots, maybe had a cup of coffee? Good, now hold onto your goddamn hat, because Star Wars is happening again.

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BB-8 and R2-D2 are Best Friends in ‘My Two Droids’ [Video]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens been a tremendous success partly due to the popularity of BB-8, although some still favor R2-D2.

Lucky for us, BB-8 and R2-D2 are together again in a new buddy sitcom named My Two Droids.

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