The New Star Wars Canon Desperately Needs More Books Like Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina

The world of Star Wars was aflutter recently with drama about the future of Star Wars movie spinoffs that maybe-don’t-but-actually-do-oh-who-knows-anymore exist. But amid all that, one rumor of great interest focused on alleged plans for a spinoff film set in Mos Eisley Spaceport. It sounds silly, but it could’ve been…

In Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon, Everyone Wants Lando Dead for Very Dumb Reasons

Last week we started an adventure of, well, reading L. Neil Smith’s The Lando Adventures, a trilogy of ‘80s novels that imagine the life of Lando before he became the Baron of Cloud City. While Mindharp of Sharu ended up being a weird, fanciful escapade, its follow-up, Flamewind of Oseon, is weird for much less…

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu Is One of the Weirdest Star Wars Stories Ever Told

Back in 1983, when all we knew of Lando Calrissian was The Empire Strikes Back, L. Neil Smith wrote a trio of novels that fleshed out the life of the smooth-talking Baron of Cloud City and took place before we met him in the movies. It was a rare chance to get insight into a time when Lando owned the Falcon—something…

9 Expanded Universe Force Powers Way Crazier Than Anything in The Last Jedi or Rebels

The latest Star Wars movie and this week’s Star Wars: Rebels finale have given us looks at Force abilities and techniques so different from what we’ve come to expect from the series that some fans have been left confused, if not concerned, at just what the Force can do. God knows why, though, because the old Expanded…

What Star Wars History May Tell Us About Rian Johnson's New Trilogy 

Yesterday, the news dropped that Rian Johnson’s time in the Star Wars universe would not end with The Last Jedi. Instead, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Johnson would be working on a brand new trilogy of movies, separate from the main Saga films, that would “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy…

Everything Star Wars Has Reintroduced From the Old Expanded Universe

When Disney got control of Star Wars, it announced that pretty much everything that wasn’t a TV show or movie was no longer canon. That swept away a long tradition of considering almost everything produced in this universe as connected and part of the same universe. But as the new canon has developed, not everything…