On Star Wars, Sentience, And Slavery

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I rewatched Star Wars:  The Force Awakens over the weekend, and as these things tend to do with me, I had some thoughts.

I was watching as Rey saved BB-8 from the scavenger, and something struck me:  why does Rey do that?

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Star Wars Rewatch: Return Of The Jedi

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And now, we come to the end.

Yes, it’s Return of the Jedi.

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Star Wars Rewatch: Star Wars (A New Hope)

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And now we get to the original Star Wars.

It’s about damn time.

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Muppets Episode 5

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Last night, we learned that Fozzie Bear is a nicer person than Kermit the Frog.  Fozzie has a hit stand-up routine about his human girlfriend Becky’s sweatiness.  When he learns how hurt she was (after she gets revenge on him), he removes it from his act.  Would Kermit have done the same thing?  Not this incarnation of Kermit.  Kermit just wants to put on a good show, and if he has to manipulate Piggy and the crew, then by Henson, he will.

But this week, Reese Witherspoon was the celebrity guest, and I want to address that a bit behind the cut.

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The Water Pressure Is Strong With This One

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His eyes!!! THEY BURN ME! THEY BURN ME! … well turn down the hot water Jenny, sheesh! Ok – so obviously the dark side is something we’ve all been missing in the shower, am-I-right? No longer do you need to worry about whether the force is with you or not, because with these Darth Vader and R2-D2 shower heads, you can cover yourself in force all day (as long as you shower in the morning). Check out where to get your very own Star Wars spout after the break:

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How Geeks Fall In Love…

 

Sometimes you just know!

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First Look At Luke Skywalker & Other Ep. 7 Force Awakens Photos

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I was tumbling along on (you guessed it) Tumblr when…. OOOOOOOO… OOOOOOO…. Luke!  My draw dropped. How was this not published with the recent release  of the new Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens from EW. If you haven’t seen them, that’s okay, we posted them after the break. But LUKE! That’s the real find. Who else is as excited about his new look? It’s very Obi-wan, right?

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Geek Gear Is Here! Star Wars Aromatherapy Ornaments Keep Stubborn Wookiee Smells At Bay

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ERRRRRRMMMMAAAGAAWWWD! I need these – yes, I need these now. Mainly because I have a Wookiee at home that definitely can ripen up a room If-You-Know-What-I-Mean!? These awesome oil defusers are made of ceramic and designed by Kotobukiya. Each one comes with a 5ml bottle of lavender oil, but you can also use your own scents. Designs include the Death Star, the Millennium Falcon, and R2-D2. See more smelly-awesome-goodness and where to purchase them after the break:

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Sidekicks More Interesting Than Their Bosses!

One of these guys is Bruce Lee.  When Bruce Lee is your sidekick, he is automatically more interesting than you.
One of these guys is Bruce Lee. When Bruce Lee is your sidekick, he is automatically more interesting than you.

The sidekick.  That often annoying individual that follows the hero around, sometimes useful, sometimes not.  The character is a staple of genre fiction.  But sometimes the sidekick is more interesting than the hero.

After the cut are a few such sidekicks that outrank their bosses in terms of personality.  Who will make the cut?

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Darth Vader: Single Dad?

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Darth Vader spent much of the original trilogy trying to kill or capture his kids.  But what if he’d had a chance to be a single dad working a stressful job trying to make things work?

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