All the debate can finally be laid to rest. We’re about to finally know what happened to Jar Jar Binks after Revenge of the Sith, and what he’s been doing since Return of the Jedi.
The Postman has returned! For those of you who might not know, “Postal Apocalypse” is io9’s mail column, where I, Rob Bricken, senior editor of io9 and professional nerd for the last 16 years, answer your questions. I settle fan arguments, I solve mysteries, I give advice, whatever. I do this in the guise as the…
The Star Wars prequels will forever be a point of contention. Some love them as their Star Wars trilogy. Others find them mindless and painful. But even people with opinions as opposing as those would agree, these new posters by Eric Tan are the best of what those films offer.
The Star Wars prequels aren’t known for having the most insightful dialogue, but one Chinese bootleg could turn that all around. In the words of our favorite Lord Vader: “Do not want!”
Move aside, Law & Order reruns. A deal made today with Disney and 20th Century Fox ensures that TNT and TBS will have exclusive cable rights to air every single Star Wars movie, including the prequels and three films not yet released—including Rogue One, which has an airdate planned for 2019.
Luke Skywalker gave Obi-Wan Kenobi a lot of grief in Return of the Jedi when he learned the elder Jedi only told him what happened to his father Anakin from “a certain point of view.” But as this excellent fan video reveals, it couldn’t have been easy for Obi-Wan either.
The Star Wars Prequel trilogy flat out sucks: it’s the one thing that’s holding most fans back from super high expectations for the next Star Wars trilogy. That said, there are ways to redeem them, and one editor has made some edits that make them watchable.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the quintessential Star Wars prequel. Finally, after stalling for two movies, George Lucas delivers on all his promises. However, in true prequel fashion, he does it in a wildly uneven way. Welcome to our Star Wars movie rewatch!
Little Golden Books are those iconic illustrated books that just about everyone read and owned as children. They’ve covered everything from Grimm’s Fairy Tales to other classic stories. Now, they’re adding a new set of classics to their collection: Star Wars.
Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the…
The folks at Retrozap may have just fixed one of the goofiest moments in the Star Wars prequels. We all remember when Padme dies — seemingly of "a broken heart" — while giving birth to the twins in Revenge of the Sith, right? Well, this theory states something else killed her... namely the Emperor.
As the new Star Wars sequel trilogy's premiere draws closer and closer, it's natural to take a look at the previous films and see what lessons can be learned. There have been plenty of articles about why the original trilogy was great and what J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm should utilize from it. There have also been…
In today's comments we shared recipes for chocolate-covered salmon (there are more than you'd think), learned how to reconstruct an 18-foot oarfish using a bit of tech and a lot of imagination, and imagined the 30-second chat that could have stopped Darth Vader before he started.
Impossible as it may seem, Jar Jar Binks may be even worse than Star Wars fans originally thought. A deleted scene from Revenge of the Sith would have revealed the extent of the Gungan's collaboration with Emperor Palpatine to bring the Sith lord to power.
Mr. Plinkett, the weird old codger famed for his hilariously harsh reviews of the Star Wars prequels, has finally reviewed Revenge of the Sith. He's not totally annoyed with it. After all, it doesn't star baby Han Solo.
There's still only one way to bring a new person into this universe. Many science fiction/fantasy stories have featured the drama of childbirth... and some have done it better than others. Here are the best and worst SF/fantasy childbirth scenes.
Just as you finish up your t(of)urkey leftovers, we thought we should share some movie leftovers with you. Say, 40 deleted scenes from movies like Star Wars, The Dark Knight and Star Trek? Click through for excised joy.
Luke's Original Intro from A New Hope:
It's one thing to talk about Killer Robots, but which ones have actually managed to really rack up the senseless slaughter? Here are our choices for the ten deadliest robots for you to avoid.
Wondering where Daleks, Cybermen and the Borg are? They're over in the "Do cyborgs really count as robots?" corner, although it's arguably worth pointing out that Daleks aren't really robots at all, just aliens inside weirdly-shaped suits of armor... that may as well be robots for all we actually care. I'm sure there…