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If 'Star Wars' Debuted Today, Would it be 'No Fun at All'?

If 'Star Wars' Debuted Today, Would it be 'No Fun at All'?

These days, any self-respecting nerd movie property pencils in an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in its promotional calendar -- maybe even more than one, depending on just how eager producers may be to court the genre audience. But how would the classics have fared in that kind of environment? Not too well, according to someone who'd know: Harrison Ford.

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'The Star Wars' Trailer Offers a Look at George Lucas' Original Vision

'The Star Wars' Trailer Offers a Look at George Lucas' Original Vision

"Longer Ago, in a Galaxy Even Farther Away…"

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John Williams Confirmed to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

 John Williams Confirmed to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

It's official: the latest chapter of Star Wars will be scored by John Williams

The composer, who has crafted the score for all six titles in the space opera saga, was confirmed to be joining J.J. Abrams' Episode VII by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on Saturday at a Star Wars fan event in Essen, Germany. 

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'Star Wars' Mocks 'Game of Thrones' in Epic Mashups

'Star Wars' Mocks 'Game of Thrones' in Epic Mashups

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO’s Game of Thrones.]

People have it pretty rough on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but a new series of memes is arguing if you want to find true suffering, look no further than the Star Wars universe.

PHOTOS: 'Game of Thrones'' Most Gruesome Deaths: From Robert Baratheon to the Red Wedding

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'Star Wars:' Course of the Force Zooms Into Santa Monica

'Star Wars:' Course of the Force Zooms Into Santa Monica

Star Wars invaded the Santa Monica Pier on Friday.

Course of the Force, the charity relay race transporting a lightsaber from Skywalker Ranch to San Diego Comic-Con, brought Wookies, Droids and Storm Troopers  with it. The event celebrating the race's fourth day also included Jabba’s Sail Barge, though the infamous alien was nowhere to be seen.

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'Star Wars': Course of the Force Comes to L.A.

'Star Wars': Course of the Force Comes to L.A.

Course of the Force is hitting Los Angeles.

The Star Wars-inspired lightsaber relay got a lift from Virgin America Airlines on Thursday to the Pacific Palisades after a busy first two days. The airline announced the lightsaber had landed at Los Angeles International Airport shortly before 8:30 p.m.

PHOTOS: ‘Star Wars' Actors: Then and Now

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Use the Force, Luke -- And Maybe a Library, Too

Use the Force, Luke -- And Maybe a Library, Too

Sure, the Rebel Alliance may have managed to overcome the Galactic Empire and free the universe from the grip of despotic tyranny through its never-say-die attitude, can-do pluck and a helping dollop of midichlorian-led destiny, but there's one question about the good guys in Star Wars that you've probably never asked yourself: Could they read?

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Disney, Lucasfilm Bringing 'Star Wars' to D23 Expo

Disney, Lucasfilm Bringing 'Star Wars' to D23 Expo

Instead of bringing Star Wars to Comic-Con, Disney and Lucasfilm are touting the franchise's anticipated return at the D23 Expo.

Disney's own biannual event, taking place Aug. 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, will feature a strong Star Wars presence, with Disney planning events like Darth Vader: The Evolution of a Villain, showing the development of the bad guy, to Crash Course in the Force: Star Wars Saga 101.

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Could 'Kingdom Hearts III' Include 'Star Wars' Characters?

Could 'Kingdom Hearts III' Include 'Star Wars' Characters?

On a basic level, it's an idea that seems like simple math: The Kingdom Hearts video game franchise is based around the idea of Final Fantasy characters facing off against familiar Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. These days, however, Disney owns a couple of other companies with fan-favorite characters some might want to see join in the fun. So is the notion of Sephiroth facing off against Darth Vader or Iron Man a possibility now that Disney controls Star Wars and The Avengers?

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Will Force-Choke for Food: Darth Vader Returns to Sell Pringles

Will Force-Choke for Food: Darth Vader Returns to Sell Pringles

The Force, it seems, is strong in one well-known snack brand.

Jim vs. Vader isn't just a new commercial for Pringles that features a guest appearance by a particular Dark Lord of the Sith and a lightsaber battle that's at least as good as Obi-Wan's showdown with Darth in the original movie. (We can all accept that that looks a little tame with hindsight now, right?) It's also the winning entry in a contest that tasked independent and fan filmmakers to create their own Pringles/Star Wars mashups.

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'Star Wars' Producer Rick McCallum Boards Sci-Fi Project 'R'Ha' (Exclusive)

'Star Wars' Producer Rick McCallum Boards Sci-Fi Project 'R'Ha' (Exclusive)

R’Ha, a high-concept sci-fi feature project that began as a hot Hollywood short, is getting a little help from friends with some Star Wars connections.

Rick McCallum, the former head of Lucasfilm and producer of the recent Star Wars trilogy, is boarding the feature as producer, making it his first sci-fi project since leaving the George Lucas fold.

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'Star Wars' Web Series Promotes 'Course of the Force' Relay (Video)

'Star Wars' Web Series Promotes 'Course of the Force' Relay (Video)

You could say comedian Matt Mira is this charity relay’s only hope.

Nerdist has unveiled the first of six Star Wars: Course of the Force webisodes, a comedy series promoting July’s lightsaber relay run down the California coast.

When the lightsaber used for the relay goes missing, Mira is forced to leave his hangout session with R2-D2 and is tasked with tracking it down. Fans of the Nerdist will also be delighted to know there's a bit with Chris Hardwick dressed as Princess Leia (for reasons unknown).

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Lego Unveils Life-Sized 'Star Wars' X-Wing (Photo)

Lego Unveils Life-Sized 'Star Wars' X-Wing (Photo)

Star Wars flew into Time Square on Thursday when Lego unveiled a life-sized X-wing fighter.

The company says the replica, created with more than 5 million Lego bricks, is the largest Lego model ever created. Thirty-two master builders spent 17,000 hours crafting the X-wing, which weighs 44,000 pounds and stands nearly 11 feet tall and just under 43 feet long, with a wingspan of 44 feet.

The X-wing was created to celebrate the upcoming The Yoda Chronicles, a three-episode miniseries premiering on Cartoon Network on May 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars' Levi's Up for Auction (Photo)

Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars' Levi's Up for Auction (Photo)

Star Wars collectors, now is your chance to own a piece of Jedi history. And, for that matter, a piece of Levi history.

A pair of "cotton drill" pants made by famed jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss and Co. and worn by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in George Lucas' 1977 space epic are being sold at auction.

Hamill donnede the sandy-colored, distressed pants for much of the iconic film. They measure a 29-inch waist and 37 inches in length with two six-inch slits up each side.

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