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Jupiter Ascending: So What The Hell Was Going On In That Trailer Anyway?

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We’re currently still a little agog after the premiere of the first trailer for the Wachowskis’ upcoming sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending. It featured Mila Kunis riding a tractor beam into a spaceship, Channing Tatum kicking ass while wearing Vulcan ears, Sean Bean being coolly badass without really trying, and the Wachowskis serving up the sort of gorgeous visuals they’ve made one of their trademarks over the years. And while the trailer was very good at making us want to see more, it wasn’t very good at actually explaining what the hell is going on during it. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back and we’ve got the answers to those lingering questions.

MilaWhy Is Everybody Trying to Kill Mila Kunis?
The fact that people want Mila Kunis’ Jupiter Jones dead is one of the few things that is clear in the trailer. And given the space ships and ray guns, it’s obvious that at least a few of those people don’t have a mailing address here on Earth. In fact, it turns out that Jones, a lowly but lovely cleaning lady with chronic bad luck, has enemies in places higher than she knew existed. How bad is the news? The no-shit Queen of the Universe wants her dead. Yikes.

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Decorate Your Home With Trench Run Wall Tiles And A Transporter Shower Curtain

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Star-Wars-Home-Theater-Death-Star-Tiles-1Home decor is something that is highly important to a lot of folks, even those who spend so much time decorating that they never actually have people over to visit and look at their handiwork. But anybody with their own personal home theater is definitely going to have company on a regular basis, and it only makes sense to make it look as good as possible. Tom Spina Designs did just that, creating wall designs based on the look of the Death Star trench run from Star Wars, and they look freakin’ awesome. Since no theater is complete without a bathroom, we also have some sweet Star Trek decorations to accompany your tinkling and tooting.

For their unnamed client, the design company created “14 master tile sculptures, each 12″x12″ with a depth of 3″-4″,” and a total of 120 tiles were applied to the theater’s walls. Instead of just illustrations of all the details, they made them all stick out 3D style, recognizable from far away but really awesome once you get close and see the details they added.

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Star Wars Poster Mash-Ups Probably Aren’t The Spinoffs You’re Looking For

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AmHXWhen the news broke last year about Disney purchasing Lucasfilm, and with it the Star Wars franchise, the biggest bullet point was the fact that we were getting a new trilogy, and that it was coming in 2015. But that wasn’t the only long-term plan Disney laid out at the time. They also revealed that other Star Wars spinoff movies were in the works as well. We’ve since learned that at least some of those spinoff movies may be origin films for well-known Star Wars characters (which, I’ll be honest, is one of the least interesting directions they could take). Think young Boba Fett, young Han Solo, young Lando Calrissian. (Personally I’m keeping my fingers crossed for The Young Dengar Chronicles.) But if Disney is looking for more ideas, artist Dan Polydoris is here to help. For instance, I’ve heard that the Force-curb-stomp scene in American History X-Wing is way intense.

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The Millennium Falcon Is Already Finished For Star Wars: Episode VII

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The Falcon!While Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams are on the search to find the new fresh faces for Star Wars: Episode VII, their production crew is busy building new sets to bring the movie to life. Although Harrison Ford’s participation isn’t official, it looks like Han Solo’s spaceship is ready for its close up.

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The Day Of The Doctor: 50 Things We Loved (And A Few Things We Didn’t)

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The Day of the Doctor has come and gone, and now we can all settle in to wait for the Christmas special — and with it the departure of Matt Smith and the introduction of Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor. (Okay, technically we already got a very brief introduction to him, but more on that below.) Having rewatched the 50th anniversary special a couple of times, and for the most part we quite enjoyed it. And since Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary, below we’ll run down 50 things we loved about The Day of the Doctor…and a few we didn’t.

Foreman1. The fan service starts early, with the opening shot revealing the scrap yard where viewers first saw the TARDIS way back in 1963’s ”An Unearthly Child.” We also see that Clara is teaching at the nearby Coal Hill School, the school the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan was attending when her beyond-her-years knowledge of history caught the attention of teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. Their investigation of the mystery of Susan led to Ian and Barbara becoming the Doctor’s first traveling companions.

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Star Wars Holiday Special Turns 35 — A Celebration?

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SWHSI can’t recall exactly how old I was at the time, but I do distinctly remember the moment when I first discovered the legendary — or perhaps infamous — 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. I was browsing the bootleg video tables at some convention or another and suddenly my eyes stopped on the words “Star Wars.” I fished the video out of the mix and stared agape. Star WarsHoliday Special? What the hell was the Star Wars Holiday Special? See, this was the wild and wooly days before the Internet, so there was no quick trip to Wikipedia to clarify this mystery. All I knew was that it was something Star Wars related that I had, against all likelihood, never heard of. And it was obviously some sort of official tie-in, because there were Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher right there on the cover. Did I buy it? Of course I bought it!

What awaited me once I got home and slid the tape into the player was one of the most singularly inexplicable things I’ve ever sat through. Its every element seemed to defy reason and common sense, leaving me with nothing but questions, so many questions. Why was Han Solo suddenly in the middle of an all-Wookiee sitcom? How did Jefferson Starship find their way into a holographic video a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away? Was that really Bea Arthur? Singing? Sadly, time has provided us with no satisfactory answers. Like the existence of evil or the literary success of Stephenie Meyer, it cannot be explained; it simply is.

In honor of this grand occasion, here are our picks for the best and/or worst things about the Star Wars Holiday Special.

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