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Watch Every Original Star Wars Trilogy Death In 3 Minutes

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Think of all the non-perverse things that you normally get done in your day that take three minutes. You can make a sandwich, wash your hair, make a phone call, or even run in place before passing out due to a sheer lack of stamina and energy. (That last one might just be me.) Your best alternative to all of those things? Watching a bunch of Star Wars characters die one right after each other. Sure, you don’t get to see either Jar Jar or pre-helmet Anakin bite it, but it’s a sobering approach to the sci-fi classic.

The video was put together by the death-minded geniuses at Digg, who added the mash-up sounds of Girl Talk’s “Play Your Part (Pt. 1),” which doesn’t seem like it would be the perfect pairing for a bunch of blaster and lightsaber fatalities, but it’s pretty genius. The action falls right in with the drumbeats through much of the video, and Alderaan explodes right when the song opens up. I’m having trouble believing that Digg wasn’t somehow partly responsible for George Lucas putting all of these things in his movie specifically to match this song over 35 years later.

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Brent Spiner Officially Joins Star Wars Rebels, Get The Details About His Role Here

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dataWe love it when our favorite sci-fi franchises crash into one another, and today we’ve got news that two biggies are colliding in one small way, as Star Wars and Star Trek are coming together. Specifically Star Trek: The Next Generation is bumping into Star Wars Rebels, with Brent Spiner officially joining the cast of the new animated series from Disney and Lucasfilm.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard about Spiner, who is best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Commander Data, the sentient android on TNG, joining the Rebels crew, but it’s official now. Reports confirm the rumors we first heard earlier this year, and Spiner’s first appearance will be in the upcoming episode “Rise of the Old Masters,” which is an ominous sounding title.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Contains This Fun Nod To Han Solo’s Mischievous Ways

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Han SoloIt’s no secret that Han Solo and Harrison Ford are both back for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII. That’s about all we know for sure (except for that whole broken leg thing), but at least it’s something. We’ve heard rumors and unofficial reports about what he might be up to, but that’s all it is at this point. Still, if this latest bit of information has any truth to it, it could be a fun little nod to longtime fans of the franchise.

This may stray into SPOILER territory, so read on if you dare. It’s not huge, but you’ve been warned.

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Star Wars Humble Bundle Will Net You Tons Of Comics Awesomeness

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SWHumbleWe’re excited to see what the future has to hold in Marvel’s new Star Wars comics that are launching early next year, which will spin new stories of Han, Luke, and Leia (not to mention Darth Vader himself). But if the wait until January just seems unbearably long and you need a Star Wars comics fix stat, why not dive into the past? Specifically into Dark Horse’s extensive back catalog of Star Wars titles. Now you’ve got a perfect way to do so, as this month’s Humble Bundle includes nearly $200 worth of Star Wars awesomeness…and you can decide how much you want to pay for the lot of it.

If you’re not familiar with the whole Humble Bundle concept, here’s how it works. This month’s Humble Bundle includes 89 comics from a dozen different Star Wars series, each giving you the first few issues so you can get a feel for which series you might want to read further. All the titles are available in a variety of formats, and all are DRM free. As I said above, you get to decide how much you want to pay for the Bundle. So you could technically pay $0.01, but only if you’re a dick, because this thing benefits charity. Specifically the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which fights censorship and defends the first amendment rights of comic creators. You can even decide how you’d like your donation to be divided between the Dark Horse creators and the CBLDF.

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Star Wars Rebels: This Is Your First Look At Darth Vader In Spark Of Rebellion

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Star Wars Rebels is exciting for a variety of reasons. It’s our first new look into the ever-expanding post-Disney-buyout universe of the beloved space opera franchise. Second, it’s a good time, capturing the look and feel of the original franchise. And third, it’s about to give us our best look at Darth Vader in quite a while. Better than that, James Earl Jones is returning to voice the iconic villain for the first time in years. What? You still need more than that? How about this: here’s your first short glimpse at the Sith baddie.

We’ve seen an image that appeared a while back, but this is the first footage of Vader’s return. Admittedly, this isn’t much of a look, and you don’t really get much beyond a looming head and some deep breathing. Still, that’s not bad. And it may be enough to get you giggling just a little bit, similar to a kid on Christmas morning when you spy your first present.

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Star Wars Rebels Ignites A Legacy In These New Clips And Featurettes

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Star Wars Rebels is the first new addition to the canon since Disney bought Lucasfilm a few years back, and it certainly appears that people were hungry for new adventures in that far, far away galaxy. Along with positive reviews, the series debut garnered record ratings, and in advance of tonight’s new episode, we’ve got a couple of new clips and two new behind the scenes videos to fill the time between now and then.

Rebels actually premiered a few weeks back with the hour-long “movie” episode “Spark of Rebellion,” but the series proper didn’t truly start until last Monday with “Droids in Distress.” The episode scored 1.03 million viewers, making it Disney XD’s highest rated series debut since the network began back in 1999. Half of these viewers fell in the target 6-14 demographic, but there were quite a few older folks watching as well, as one of the things Rebels has been praised for is capturing not only the look, but the feel of the original trilogy.