Star Wars: The Clone Wars — How To Watch The Show In Chronological Order

The Clone WarsAfter 121 episodes and a theatrical movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has come to a close. The animated series provided fans with a closer look at the Jedi Knights and Jedi Council during the war between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Movement. Of course, The Clone Wars leads into the events of Revenge of the Sith, but the recently concluded animated series found an audience that didn’t necessarily grow up with the original trilogy or the prequel trilogy. Believe it or not, The Clone Wars is the pinnacle of the Star Wars universe for many younger fans.

Now that the complete Star Wars: The Clone Wars is available on Netflix Instant, Lucasfilm has revealed the proper way to watch all the episodes and the movie in chronological order. This will give viewers a better understanding of the continuing battle between good and evil, while also offering an excuse to rewatch the show in a different way.


Star Wars: Episode VII May Add 12 Years A Slave Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o And A New Logo

Lupita Nyong'oWinning an Academy Award for your first movie role has to be like a crazy dream for most actors. I wouldn’t know anything about that thanks to my crippling fear of speaking in front of even the smallest audiences. When you gather so much acclaim for a role like this, as Lupita Nyong’o did for her turn in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, all sorts of opportunities present themselves to you, like maybe landing a role in the next Star Wars movie. Reports have surfaced that indicate that Nyong’o could be up for the female lead in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming jaunt to that far, far away galaxy. We’ve also got a look at something that could possibly be our first glimpse at the logo for the new movie. Or it could be total bullshit.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 31-year-old Yale graduate, and co-star of Liam Neeson’s Taken-on-a-plane actioner Non-Stop, met with Abrams a few weeks ago to discuss a key role in Episode VII. We don’t know much about the film—Disney and Lucasfilm are playing this close to the vest—but the report does offer a bit of insight into Nyong’o’s potential role.


Star Wars: Episode VII’s Search For A Lead Narrows Down To Five

logoStar Wars: Episode VII is going to be the biggest movie coming of 2015. The seventh movie in the Star Wars saga will continue the journey of the Skywalker family, and stage the ultimate showdown between the good Jedi Knights and the evil Sith Lords. The new movie is expected to go into production at Pinewood Studios in London, England in April or May. Casting is currently in progress, and though Disney and Lucasfilm are being as closed-lipped as ever, reports say the field is narrowing down.

According to Variety, director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have reduced the list of actors up for the unnamed lead role down to five. The names on the shortlist are Jesse Plemons, John Boyega, Ed Speleers, Matthew James Thomas, and Ray Fisher, all of whom are in their early to mid-20s.


Clone Wars Producer Dave Filoni Says Thank You To Fans With A Ton Of Concept Art

Clones1Fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars got an awesome gift last Friday as the full run of the show premiered on Netflix Instant…including the previously unaired sixth season. After the show was canceled in the aftermath of the Disney/Star Wars buyout, for a while there it looked like we would never see that material outside of a hypothetical future DVD release. Thankfully Disney and Netflix — already allegedly talking about the possibility of collaborating on future Star Wars shows — came to an agreement, and so now we’ve got season six available with the press of a button, and collectively dubbed “The Lost Missions.” With The Clone Wars finally getting a proper sendoff, director Dave Filoni send a big thank you to the fans, in the form of a bunch of concept art from the series.


Carrie Fisher Could Spend A Long, Long Time Filming Star Wars: Episode VII

Carrie FisherSince Disney and Lucasfilm first announced that there will be new Star Wars movies, it’s been assumed that the big three from the original trilogy will be back. We’re of course talking about Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, we’ve taken this as a forgone conclusion. What remains to be seen, however, is how big a part they will play. According to the latest Internet scuttlebutt, they could all have substantial roles, and may spend a fair amount of time filming on the London set.

Getting a straight answer out of Fisher about whether or not she’ll be in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII has been like trying to catch a greased weasel. She has indicated that she’ll be there a couple of times, and according to Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, she plans to be on set for almost half a year.


Star Wars/Trek Video Duel: Mr. And Mrs. Sith Vs. The Worf Of Starfleet

SithWorfFans have been picking sides on the whole Star Wars/Star Trek divide…well, pretty much as long as the two of them have existed concurrently. We here at GFR side with George Takei in insisting that we should all just get along and enjoy them both, but every once in a while the urge to kick the anthill over becomes too powerful. So today we’ve got two fun fan videos, one each for Wars and Trek. They’re both very different, so this is really like comparing apples and oranges, but screw that, we’re encouraging hot-headed partisan bickering by sticking a poll down at the bottom so you can vote for your favorite. Let the Great Feud continue!

First up is Mr. and Mrs. Smith, featuring the Defcom United Stuntteam from Germany. We’ve seen tons of amateur lightsaber videos over the years, ranging from the briefly infamous to the downright epic. This one isn’t the most impressive lightsaber duel you’ll ever see, but it earns extra points for keeping its sense of humor. I won’t spoil the surprise, but if you ever wondered what passes as foreplay (Forceplay?) among Dark Side users, this should answer your question.