Sunday, November 27

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New Line of ‘Star Wars’-Themed Gaming Chairs Revealed by Secretlab
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New Line of ‘Star Wars’-Themed Gaming Chairs Revealed by Secretlab

Secretlab, an award-winning gaming chair specialist, has announced a partnership with Lucasfilm to create the Star Wars Secretlab Imperial Collection. This will include chairs inspired by the elite troops of the Galactic Empire in the Star Wars Secretlab Stormtrooper Edition, and a model inspired by Darth Vader himself in the Star Wars Secretlab Empire Edition. The former is upholstered in white leatherette with black-textured ribbing on the side wings, and embroidered lines on the back of the chair, meant to mimic the Stormtrooper armor. “Stormtrooper” in Aurebesh is also embroidered on the back, and the Imperial Crest is also featured prominently on the front and back. The Empire Edition also includes the Imperial Crest taking the center stage, though this time it is in the Empire’s s...
‘Grogu’ Anime Short Gets Poster, Arrives Tomorrow
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‘Grogu’ Anime Short Gets Poster, Arrives Tomorrow

The collaboration between Lucasfilm and the famous anime studio Studio Ghibli has been revealed: a hand-drawn animated short about Grogu from The Mandalorian called Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies. A new poster has been released alongside a confirmation that the short will be arriving on Disney Plus tomorrow. Over the past few days, news has surfaced suggesting that the beloved anime company Studio Ghibli was making a collaborative project with Lucasfilm. Soon after, Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki released a photo of his desk with a Grogu figurine in focus, all but confirming that the collaboration was going to involve the Star Wars franchise. Today, Disney sent out an official press release, confirming the existence of the project and who is involved, along with a confirmation that ...
‘Andor’ Episode 9 Review: The Empire Is at Its Cruelest in ‘Nobody’s Listening!’
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‘Andor’ Episode 9 Review: The Empire Is at Its Cruelest in ‘Nobody’s Listening!’

I had chills by the end of this episode, which has to be the darkest installment of Andor we’ve had so far. Nobody’s Listening! shows the Empire at its absolute worst. The Imperial machine is insidious, cruel, and vindictive, showing nothing but contempt for the people it governs, and taking enjoyment from inflicting pain on them. Andor has been great at showing just how evil the Empire truly is, but this episode really takes the cake. Writer Beau Willimon, who is probably best known for his work on House of Cards and has penned this entire arc, clearly jumped at the chance to show the horrors to which a fascist government like the Empire would sink to keep people in line and maintain order. It could be easy to ignore that Dedra Meero was working for the bad guys in the early episodes, ...
‘Andor: Volume 1’ Original Soundtrack Available Now
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‘Andor: Volume 1’ Original Soundtrack Available Now

In case you missed the announcement from the other day, the first of three digital soundtracks from Andor is available today. The album, helmed by three-time Oscar-nominated composer Nicholas Britell, comprises the original score from the first four episodes of the series, currently airing on Disney Plus. You can listen to the soundtrack on Spotify by following this link, though it’s also available on other platforms: Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and more. On the release of the soundtrack, Britell feels very grateful for the opportunity to bring his voice to Star Wars, saying: “I feel incredibly grateful to Tony Gilroy and Lucasfilm for giving me this opportunity and entrusting me with creating the score for “Andor.” Working with Tony on this epic series has been profoundly...
Ahmed Best Teases His Side of the Jar Jar Binks Story
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Ahmed Best Teases His Side of the Jar Jar Binks Story

To say Jar Jar Binks is a controversial character within Star Wars fandom is putting it lightly, to say the least. Loved by some and derided by many, every Star Wars fan has an opinion on the famous Gungan one way or the other. Ahmed Best, the man who played Jar Jar in the prequel trilogy, seems set to reignite the debate by teasing his version of the story for the first time: I think it’s time for my version of how it all went down. #jarjarbinks #starwars #fandom #theprequels #onemanshow #mystory #darthjarjar pic.twitter.com/DDYJ4xgIw7— Ahmed BEst (@ahmedbest) October 11, 2022 By “my version”, he presumably is talking about how he got cast in the role and other behind-the-scenes filming details, as he has already spoken about how the negative reaction to his performance affected him ne...