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November 8, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
David Tennant has regenerated from a time- and space-traveling Doctor into a robot? That's right. Tennant, who played the 10th Doctor Who, guest stars in the next three episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars. " Don't worry, though, he hasn't become a Cyberman. Tennant voices the character Huyang, an ancient droid who helps young Jedi build their first lightsabers. He first appears in "A Test of Strength," airing at 8:30 a.m. CT Nov. 10 on Cartoon Network. Tennant and Huyang stick around for the following two episodes, "Bound for Rescue" and "A Necessary Strength.
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May 22, 2014 | By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano and For RedEye
If you're a fan of Star Wars or the X-Men movies, here is a charity auction and raffle that you can enter, where you can win a unique piece of movie memorabilia or a once-in-a-lifetime experience! First up, with the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past this weekend, the folks at Charitybuzz have a set of Wolverine's claws - as used in the movie - for a that "geek who has everything" to bid on and win. The item was donated by Hutch Parker, producer of the newest installment in the X-Men film franchise.
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NEWS
February 7, 2013 | By Elliott Serrano, @elliottserrano and For RedEye
You've got to hand it to Disney. When the company bought Lucasfilm and the "Star Wars" franchise, the bigwigs knew they were getting a license to print money. The world of "Star Wars" geekdom already was aflutter with the thought of a new trilogy starting in 2015, but now comes word that the Mouse House also will produce stand-alone films featuring classic "Star Wars" characters. First up will be movies starring Boba Fett and a young Han Solo, ew.com reported. (That sound you heard was of a million geeks emptying their Darth Vader piggy banks.)
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May 13, 2014 | By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano and For RedEye
With production of a new series of Star Wars movies now underway, interest in collectibles and memorabilia from the classic films is on the rise. And with the announcement that the cast from the Original Trilogy would be returning for Episode VII, the demand for items featuring the likes of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher has also spiked. That's why auction events like PROFILES IN HISTORY'S 'DEBBIE REYNOLDS - THE AUCTION FINALE' is sure to attract attention from some of the most ardent Star Wars collectors.
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May 4, 2012 | By RedEye
"Star Wars" fans last year deciced to make May 4 Star Wars Day -- thanks to the pun "May the Fourth Be with You. " To celebrate the second year of the geek holiday, Sony Online Entertainment, maker of the "Clone Wars Adventures" video game, came up with this little "Star Wars" quiz for fans to test their knowledge of the pop culture phenomenon that has gone from movies to TV ("The Clone Wars"), video games, comics and more. Test yourselves below, and visit the official "Star Wars" website, starwars.com , for more ways to celebrate.
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November 30, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka go undercover on the planet Zygerria in the second chapter of the current three-part arc on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars. " In "Slaves of the Republic,” airing at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 on Cartoon Network, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka attempt to locate missing colonists amongst the slavers on Zygerria. Anakin struggles with his emotions as a wily Zygerrian queen forces him to take questionable actions in order to carry out his mission. Watch two clips from the episode in the player above and tune in Friday night.
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April 29, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Adam Driver is going from "Girls" to a galaxy far, far away as a cast member for "Star Wars: Episode VII. " After tons of speculation, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Tuesday the cast for the upcoming "Star Wars" film, but not what characters the actors will play. Expect zero plot details to be revealed as well. Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga--Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker--in the new film.
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January 19, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Cad Bane, Boba Fett and Bossk are back in the latest episode of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars. " Don't flee just yet: The series' most memorable villains are behind bars in "Deception," airing at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 on Cartoon Network. When the Jedi learn of a Separatist plot to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine, one of them must go deep undercover as a hardened criminal to extract information from the conspirators. To alleviate all suspicions and fit seamlessly into a high security Republic prison, a Jedi must die!
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March 17, 2014 | By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano and For RedEye
As production on Star Wars: Episode Seven ramps up, interest in that galaxy far, far away is also increasing. And the "classic trilogy" is getting lots of attention since it looks like the new film is going to reunite Mark Hamill , Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in their iconic roles. Riding the wave of anticipation is Lucas Books with a new line of Star Wars adventure novels set in the period during the rebellion against the Evil Galactic Empire. (For an old school geek like myself, that's the timeframe I care about most.)
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko
Is that an AT-AT on LSD?  Yes, it is. A video posted to Vimeo Friday turned Chicago into Hoth, the icy planet from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In it giant walker vehicles -- known to Star Wars faithful as AT-ATs -- pretty convincingly trounce through the city.  The video, made by freelance video editor Daniel Cervantes, draws inspiration from several  popular  photoshopped photos  of Chicago being invaded by the Star Wars war machines.   Want more?
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May 4, 2014 | By Chris Sosa, @redeyesportschi
It was useless for Minnesota to resist. The Blackhawks, with legitimate delusions of Stanley Cup grandeur, have a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against Minnesota after a 4-1 win Sunday at the United Center. Maybe it was the force - Sunday was May the 4 th , aka "Star Wars Day" - that propelled the Hawks to victory. They looked shaky at times but overwhelmed Minnesota when they had to, scoring two goals in the third period to put the game out of reach. "They're a patient team and they play well defensively, and sometimes when they do that you get frustrated," Hawks forward...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Adam Driver is going from "Girls" to a galaxy far, far away as a cast member for "Star Wars: Episode VII. " After tons of speculation, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Tuesday the cast for the upcoming "Star Wars" film, but not what characters the actors will play. Expect zero plot details to be revealed as well. Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga--Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker--in the new film.
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April 24, 2014 | By Dana Moran, @danamoran and RedEye
By day, Kyle Mathis is a mild-mannered Edgewater resident, going about his daily duties at Arda Wigs on the North Side. But that won't be the case this weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, where Mathis, 28, will suit up as Big Daddy Subject Delta from "BioShock 2" for the convention's inaugural Crown Championships of Cosplay. While this is C2E2's first time handing out awards for cosplay -- or costume play -- this is hardly Mathis' first time competing. He's won best in show awards for his portrayal of "Trigun" main man Vash...
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March 28, 2014 | By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano and For RedEye
It's the greatest tournament in the galaxy! No, not the NCAA, but the “ This Is Madness - Star Wars Character Tournament ” ! Last week Ben Finfer of The Game 87.7 and I gave our predictions for the opening round of the tourney that will decide who is the best character in the Star Wars Universe . Finfer went 14-2 in his picks, which Lord Vader would deem “Impressive. Most impressive.” On the other hand, I went 9-7 , and the Dark Lord had this reaction . Anyhoo, we...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano and For RedEye
As production on Star Wars: Episode Seven ramps up, interest in that galaxy far, far away is also increasing. And the "classic trilogy" is getting lots of attention since it looks like the new film is going to reunite Mark Hamill , Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in their iconic roles. Riding the wave of anticipation is Lucas Books with a new line of Star Wars adventure novels set in the period during the rebellion against the Evil Galactic Empire. (For an old school geek like myself, that's the timeframe I...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano and For RedEye
If there has ever been a market that goes underestimated, in my opinion it's the female market. It baffles me why some companies insist on ignoring women, especially when it comes to typically "geeky" things like toys, science fiction/fantasy books and movies. (If you wanna start an argument over this, just ask a female "Star Wars" fan about how many action figures they have and whether they mind that there are hardly any female characters produced. And when there is one, it's usually the "Slave Leia"...
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February 25, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Looks like "Star Wars" fans finally will learn why the swamps of Dagobah held such retirement appeal for Yoda. Lucasfilm and Netflix have released a trailer previewing the long-awaited final episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions" that features the little green guy communing with Qui-Gon Jinn. "Come to Dagobah," Jinn tells Yoda, apparently from the great beyond, "the answers you seek are here. " The trailer suggests that Season 6 of the animated series, whose 13 episodes will stream on Netflix March 7, will provide a deeper look into...
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