Star Wars

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Pushing Buttons: Why the force is still strong with Star Wars video games
For 45 years, the sci-fi series has influenced the visual and narrative language of countless games, not just films – and shows no signs of slowing down

Keith Stuart

25, Jan, 2023 @11:45 AM

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What links Whitney Houston to Raiders of the Lost Ark – and Stanley Tucci’s recipes?
From a biopic of the singer to the adventures of the whip-cracking archaeologist, all via a galaxy far, far away

Larry Ryan

24, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Hardly seen as human at all’: will fantasy ever beat its dwarfism problem?
From the idea that people with dwarfism are fictional creatures to deeply weird on-screen portrayals, our depiction has long been insulting. Might Willow and The Witcher change all that?

Cathy Reay

13, Dec, 2022 @2:42 PM

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Andor: how a Star Wars deep cut became one of the best TV shows of the year
With no Jedi or Skywalkers to be seen, this politically charged, slow-burn thriller adds human stakes and a real sense of the fascism behind Star Wars’s endless civil war

Walter Marsh

21, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Does it really matter if Marvel’s stars act in a state of utter bewilderment?
While developments in CGI mean cast members no longer have to walk around blue-screen studios talking to tennis balls on sticks, is the acting experience as true as it should be?

Ben Child

06, Oct, 2022 @2:53 PM

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‘Björk said it should sound like the Cantina band!’: the enduring influence of Star Wars’ bizarre jazz group
It’s been cited as an inspiration by everyone from Coldplay to Animal Collective. Musicians discuss why one of Star Wars’ most iconic scenes became such a phenomenon

Stevie Chick

03, Oct, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Andor star Diego Luna: ‘I thought I could do whatever I wanted after Rogue One. I was naive’
As the Mexican actor reprises the role of Cassian Andor for the latest Star Wars spin-off, he talks about the the ups and downs of working with the franchise, and the film that made his name, Y Tu Mamá También

Ryan Gilbey

28, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The droids you’re looking for: how Ukrainian AI recreated Darth Vader’s voice
A Kyiv startup helped ‘clone’ the voice of legendary actor James Earl Jones, 91, for the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series

Alex Hern UK technology editor

27, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Andor review – the best Star Wars show since The Mandalorian
It’s all laser guns and hoverbikes in this gritty, kinetic spy thriller which gives us the backstory to one of Rogue One’s heroes. Once a couple of slow episodes are out of the way, that is …

Jack Seale

21, Sep, 2022 @11:04 AM

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Will we ever see a Star Wars movie again, or has the saga ditched the big screen for ever?
A huge slate of Disney+ releases suggests the franchise is retreating from the multiplex – but a Mandalorian movie may prove the theory wrong

Ben Child

16, Sep, 2022 @1:01 PM

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The Star Wars sequel trilogy was a galactic mess. Who should take the blame?
Rian Johnson has defended his contribution to the incoherent series – and he’s right: it wasn’t his fault they were an incoherent failure

Ben Child

02, Sep, 2022 @4:24 PM

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Who should Predator fight next? Yoda, Children of the Corn, or Sid from Toy Story?
Everyone’s favourite invisible homicidal alien has had a major shot in the arm with the enterprising prequel Prey. Where can the franchise go now?

Ben Child

19, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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