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Star Wars FAQ: What Do Those Lightsaber Colors...
What do lightsaber colors mean? In the movies, not much -- but the Expanded Universe explores this idea in interesting ways.
Star Wars Speculation: What Happens to Ahsoka...
Ahsoka Tano is Anakin Skywalker's apprentice in
3 Famous Star Wars Quotes Never Actually Said
Often, it's the Star Wars misquotes that become ingrained in popular culture. At least 3 of the most famous Star Wars quotes are actually not what you think.
7 Forms of Lightsaber Combat
The seven forms of lightsaber combat were detailed in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. They describe the different styles of fighting seen in the Star Wars films and other media.
Star Wars FAQ: How Did Han Solo Make the Kessel...
The parsec is a unit of distance, not time -- so why did Han Solo claim to have made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs?
What's the Best Order to Watch the Star Wars...
The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy takes place before the Original Trilogy, but was released after it. So which trilogy should you watch first?
Lightsaber Variations
There are many different types of lightsaber, with their own distinct advantages and disadvantages in a fight.
Does Earth Exist in the Star Wars Universe?
Does Earth exist in the Star Wars universe? An unlikely connection between Star Wars and E.T. suggests that it does.
Jedi Ranks
Jedi progress through up to four ranks as part of their training.
The 100 Rules All Ghosts Must Abide by in...
Rules Ghosts Have to Abide By in the Ghost Whisperer World. Page 2.
Get to Know the Cylons of 'Battlestar Galactica'
'Battlestar Galactica' - Main Cast: The Cylons
Where Did Anakin's Unexplained Scar Come From?
Anakin has a scar over his eye in
How Did Anakin Skywalker Become Darth Vader?
Anakin Skywalker was one of the most powerful Jedi who ever lived. Raised as a slave on the desert planet Tatooine, he was discovered as a young boy and trained as a Jedi by Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Learn How to Curse in the Star Wars Universe
The Star Wars films and Expanded Universe feature many invented swear words, allowing writers to make the intended meaning clear while keeping the works PG.
Star Wars FAQ: Why Can't Jedi Marry?
Why are Jedi in the Prequel Trilogy forbidden to fall in love or get married? As it turns out, this wasn't always the case.
Star Wars FAQ: Is Star Wars Sci-Fi or Fantasy?
Is Star Wars sci-fi or fantasy? Maybe it's a little of both.
Star Wars Glossary: Padawan
A Padawan was a Jedi apprentice, training one-on-one to become a Jedi Knight.
Star Wars FAQ: Why do Jedi Disappear When They...
Why do Jedi disappear when they die? As it turns out, not all of them do.
Who Created Anakin Skywalker?
Did midi-chlorians create Anakin Skywalker, or was he created by the Sith?
Star Wars FAQ: How Many Jedi Survived the Great...
The Great Jedi Purge began with Order 66, Palpatine's directive to the Clone Army to wipe out their Jedi commanders.
Star Wars FAQ: Where did the Clone Army Come...
In Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the existence of the clone army is a mystery to the characters. What's the truth behind the army's creation?
Can I Give You a Hand With That?
In the Star Wars movies, lightsaber fights often end with someone losing a hand. Here's a list of every instance of chopped-off limbs.
Why Does Yoda Speak Backwards?
Why does Yoda talk backwards, anyway? Here are a few possible explanations.
Yoda
Yoda was one of the greatest Jedi Masters who ever lived. He trained numerous Jedi, including Count Dooku and Luke Skywalker.
How Can Leia Possibly Remember Her Mother?
How can Leia remember her mother when Padmé died in childbirth? The answer may lie in Leia's Force-sensitivity.
Never Be Outmaneuvered in Star Wars Trivia Again
Glossary of some common terms in the Star Wars universe and their meanings.
Star Wars FAQ: In What Order Should I Read the...
The Star Wars Expanded Universe is so big that you may not know where to start. Here are some tips for reading through the EU.
Star Wars FAQ: How Many Clone Troopers Are There?
How many clone troopers fought in the Clone Wars? The Expanded Universe says three million -- but there are many problems with that figure.
Star Wars Glossary: ABY & BBY
The terms. Sci-Fi / Fantasy.
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi Mind Trick
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Star Wars FAQ: Did Palpatine Throw the Fight...
Did Palpatine throw his duel with Mace Windu just to manipulate Anakin?
Skywalker Family Tree
A look at the Skywalker family throughout the generations.
Chart of Master & Apprentice Relationships in...
Master/apprentice relationships in Star Wars get even more complicated in the Expanded Universe. Here are some charts to help work them out. Page 2.
What's the difference between Sci-Fi and Fantasy?
What's the difference between Sci-Fi and Fantasy?
Luke Skywalker's Love Interests
Luke Skywalker has had a number of love interests in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Star Wars Glossary: The Force
The Force is an energy field that binds the galaxy together.
What Does Disney's Purchase of Marvel Mean for...
Walt Disney Company's Purchase of Marvel Entertainment - What Does It Mean to You?
Clone Wars vs. The Clone Wars
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Mara Jade Skywalker
Mara Jade was an assassin for Emperor Palpatine before she became a Jedi Master and married Luke Skywalker.
Special Edition Changes in Star Wars: Episode...
George Lucas made a number of changes to the 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope' Special Edition. Read about what's different and why it matters.
Princess Leia Organa Solo
A look at the biography of. Sci-Fi / Fantasy.
Star Wars Recipes: Blue Milk
Bantha milk -- commonly known as blue milk -- first appears in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope when
Star Wars Universe Timeline
Timeline of the Old Republic and Rise of the Empire eras of Star Wars, which covers the prequel trilogy and several thousand years before it.
'Battlestar Galactica' - Essential Information
Essential Information about the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series 'Battlestar Galactica'.
Star Wars Glossary: Sith
What are the Sith? An explanation of the Sith and the history of the Sith Order in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Nathan Stark Disappears from 'Eureka' - For Good?
Did 'Eureka' just kill off perennial third wheel Nathan Stark?
Review: Hogfather
A review of the British fantasy film Hogfather.
Current Shows - What's Next
Next episodes of currently active Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV series.
Star Wars Character Profile: Mace Windu
Mace Windu was one of the most powerful Jedi Masters and one of the most skilled lightsaber fighter in the history of the Jedi. He's also played by Samuel L. Jackson.
Star Wars Glossary: Gray Jedi
Gray Jedi rejected both the Jedi and Sith Orders, embracing both the light and dark sides of the Force.
Star Wars FAQ: What is Emperor Palpatine's...
Emperor Palpatine may not have a first name, but if he does, George Lucas will never tell.
Star Wars Glossary: Order 66
Order 66 required the Clone Troopers to turn against the Jedi and kill them.
What Star Wars is About: The Cyclical Struggle...
What is Star Wars really about? That's a heavy question. To George Lucas, it's really about Anakin's story, his fall to darkness and return to light. Considering the Expanded Universe, however, it becomes a story about the cyclical struggle between good and evil.
Main Cast - Who Plays the Companions?
Cast and Characters from Doctor Who - Who Plays the Doctors
Star Wars Glossary: Darth
Darth is a title used by Sith at different times throughout the history of the Sith Order.
Padmé Amidala
Biography and background information about Padmé Naberrie, queen and then senator of Naboo.
Review: "Flash Gordon" Premiere
An Old Hero Gets the Reboot The new Sci Fi original series Flash Gordon stars Eric Johnson as the eponymous
Luke Skywalker Bio
In the Star Wars Original Trilogy, Luke Skywalker is a farm boy who must fulfill his destiny and become a Jedi Knight.
Star Wars FAQ: How Can Han Solo Not Believe in...
If the Prequels take place only 20 years before the Original Trilogy, how can characters dismiss the Force and the Jedi as an
Carson Beckett: Don't Kill Off the Fan Favorites
The demise of popular Scottish doctor Carson Beckett late in season 3 of Stargate Atlantis infuriated fans, and not all are satisfied with the producers' hesitant response.
More Machine than Man
Darth Vader's suit helped make him an iconic sci-fi villain. But the suit is more than a way to make Vader scary; it's a symbol of Vader's isolation from humanity and slavery to the dark side.
'Doctor Who' - Essential Information
Essential Information about the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series 'Doctor Who'.
Top 10 Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Theme Songs
A list of the Top 10 most memorable sci-fi / fantasy TV theme songs.
Obi-Wan Kenobi
In the. Sci-Fi / Fantasy.
Heroes: Characters and Cast
Who are the characters on Heroes? What drives them? A look at the main roles on Heroes and the actors who play them, as well as some of the key guest roles.
A Jedi Shall Not Know Love
The Jedi Order could have prevented Anakin's fall to the dark side, if only they prepared him for how to deal with loss.
Star Wars Glossary: AT-AT (All Terrain Armored...
AT-ATs, or Imperial walkers, are imposing armored machines that threaten to crush all in their path.
Star Wars Glossary: Double-bladed Lightsaber
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Star Wars Glossary: Midi-chlorians
Midi-chlorians are microscopic organisms that give Jedi their power.
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi
What are the Jedi? An explanation of the Jedi and history of the Jedi Order in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Ho, Hum: 'Avatar' Is the Top-Grossing Movie of...
The Secrets of Avatar's Success - Why Avatar Got to Be So Big.
The Role of Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars...
Jar Jar Binks is a controversial character whom many Star Wars fans dislike. However, he plays an important role in the Star Wars story.
R2-D2
The eccentric droid R2-D2 served as a mechanic for several generations of the Skywalker family.
Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn trained Obi-Wan Kenobi as a Jedi and discovered how to survive in the Force after death.
TV Listings Alphabetically, By Show
TV Listings Alphabetically by Title of Show
Star Wars Glossary: Dark Jedi
Dark Jedi are dark side users, neither Jedi nor Sith.
Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton - 'True Blood'...
Pictures of Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Alexander Skarsgård in Season 4 of 'True Blood'. Page 20.
Star Wars Glossary: Lightsaber
A lightsaber is the weapon of a Jedi.
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi Master
Jedi Master was the highest rank in the Jedi Order, available only to the most exceptional Jedi.
What is Sci-Fi?
What is Sci-Fi? Sci-Fi / Fantasy.
Star Wars Glossary: Battle of Yavin
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Fox Cancels 'Past Life': What Went Wrong?
After a sharp falloff in ratings following the pilot, the new series Past Life has been ended after the airing of only three episodes.
Mia Kirshner as Kenya Rosewater - 'Defiance'...
Defiance Cast Images - Pictures of Grant Bowler and Julie Benz in the Syfy Drama 'Defiance'. Page 10.
'Moonlight' - Essential Information
Essential Information about the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series 'Moonlight'.
Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus)
Count Dooku is one of the few Jedi Masters to ever leave the Jedi Order. His disillusion with the Jedi and the Republic led him to become a Sith.
What Does "Science Fiction" Really Mean?
A survey of different authors' ideas of what science fiction is.
Heads Roll at 'Heroes'
Heads roll at 'Heroes' -- what's gone wrong for Tim Kring's former hit?
War is the Dark Side's Weapon
Luke Skywalker defeated the Emperor when he refused to play by Sith rules.
Star Wars Planet Profiles: Hoth
The ice planet Hoth was the site of a major Imperial victory during the Galactic Civil War.
Darth Maul
Darth Maul, the Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious, defeated Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn on Naboo.
Star Wars Glossary: Force Ghost
Some Jedi can become Force ghosts after death and communicate with the living.
Han Shot First
Han Shot First is a common fan complaint about the Star Wars Special Editions. George Lucas explains that he didn't want Han Solo to be an antihero.
The Workingest Actors in Sci-Fi, 2013
The Workingest Actors in Sci-Fi 2013 - Actors Playing the Most Roles in Sci-Fi 2013
Doctor Who: Characters, Cast and Creators
Meet the cast and characters of Doctor Who, as well as the people involved in making the show, with links to in-depth character, actor, and creator profiles.
Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler and Sam Neill as...
Pictures of Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum in the Steven Spielberg sci-fi classic 'Jurassic Park'. Page 12.
'Torchwood' - Essential Information
Information and background about the show Torchwood.
What's on This Week
What's on this week. Sci-Fi / Fantasy.
'Smallville' - Cast and Characters
Main cast and characters for the TV show Smallville
Star Wars Expanded Universe: The New Jedi Order
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J.J. Abrams: The Idea Factory
J.J. Abrams: The Idea Factory - Why is Abrams the only possible savior of live action Star Wars features?
Nathan, Jack, Henry - 'Eureka'
Images from the first two seasons of the Sci Fi Channel original series 'Eureka.'. Page 25.
Syfy Films Draws 'Wild Cards'
George R.R. Martin's long-running anthology 'Wild Cards' will be adapted to film by collaborator Melissa Snodgrass
Fargo, Jo, Taggart, Vincent - 'Eureka'
Images from the first two seasons of the Sci Fi Channel original series 'Eureka.'. Page 4.
R2-D2 Blowout
Pictures of the Astromech Droid R2-D2 in various Star Wars Films. Page 6.
'Fringe' - Essential Information
Essential Information about the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series 'Fringe'.
Star Wars Glossary: Curved-hilt Lightsaber
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The Many Faces of Christopher Heyerdahl
The Many Faces of Christopher Heyerdahl - Pictures of Christopher Heyerdahl in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Movies and Television. Page 7.
Star Wars FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Star Wars characters, movies, and Expanded Universe.
Jane Fonda as Barbarella - 'Barbarella' (1968)
Pictures of Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, and Milo O'Shea in Roger Vadim's 'Barbarella' (1968). Page 18.
Time Warner Tells Netflix to Pound Sand
Time Warner Tells Netflix to Pound Sand - Deal to discount HBO discs ends: a new salvo in a growing rivalry
The Emperor's Role in the Original Trilogy
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Review: Star Wars Legacy
Extremes, Part 3 , issue #50 of Star Wars: Legacy , marks the end of the popular comic series which began
Star Wars Glossary: Rule of Two
The Rule of Two was the guiding principle of the Sith Order for over a thousand years.
'The Vampire Diaries' - Main Cast
Cast and Character Info for The CW Series 'The Vampire Diaries.'
Star Wars Glossary: Great Jedi Purge
The Great Jedi Purge was Emperor Palpatine's campaign to eradicate the Jedi.
'Primeval' - Cast and Characters
Who's who in the ITV/BBC America series 'Primeval.'
'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones'...
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Review: "301" ('Haven' 301)
Review of Emily Rose, Eric Balfour, and Lucas Bryant in the season 3 premiere of the Syfy series 'Haven'
C-3PO
The fussy protocol droid C-3PO and his counterpart R2-D2 are more than just comic relief in the Star Wars films.
Anger and Blame Surround SGU's Cancellation
Anger and Aftermath from Syfy's Ending 'Stargate Universe.' Does SGU still have a future?
Fox Drops 'Terra Nova'
Fox Drops 'Terra Nova' - But this cancellation may not be the end for the elaborate dinosaur drama
Special Edition Changes in 'Star Wars Episode...
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Star Wars Glossary: Jedi Knight
A Jedi Knight has completed his Jedi training and is able to train apprentices of his own.
Star Wars Glossary: AT-ST
The AT-ST, or All-Terrain Scout Transport, was faster than the AT-AT, but could still be taken down by a band of Ewoks with sticks.
Overview of the Bantam Era of the Star Wars...
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Review: 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley
'Frankenstein' Review - Review of the Sci-Fi Novel 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley
History of the Expanded Universe
The Star Wars Expanded Universe consists of all official Star Wars media outside Episodes I through VI. It covers 5,000 years and contains hundreds of characters over the course of many novels, comics, television series, and other media.
Defiance Cast Images
Defiance Cast Images - Pictures of Grant Bowler and Julie Benz in the Syfy Drama 'Defiance'
The Return of Darth Maul
The Return of Darth Maul - The fan-favorite Sith Lord will be return, somehow, on 'The Clone Wars'
Eureka - Main Cast
Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter). Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake). Greg Germann (Warren King). Jordan Hinson (Zoe Carter). Joe Morton (Henry Deacon). Erica Cerra (Deputy Jo Lupo). Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo). Meshach Peters (Kevin Blake). Matt Frewer (Jim Taggart). Debrah Farentino (Beverly Barlowe).
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 Episode Guide
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Main Cast - Who Plays the Doctors?
Cast and Characters from Doctor Who - Who Plays the Doctors
Star Wars Glossary: Force Lightning
What exactly is Force lightning, and why do only Sith seem to use it?
'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope' (1977)
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Star Wars Zombies
Zombies in Star Wars take several different forms, from hive mind-controlled insect workers to victims of a deadly virus.
Force Traditions and Philosophies
A list of different organized Force traditions in the Star Wars universe, including Jedi, Sith, and more.
John Phillip Law, Jane Fonda, Milo O'Shea -...
Pictures of Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, and Milo O'Shea in Roger Vadim's 'Barbarella' (1968). Page 19.
Review: 'Legacy of the Force'
Legacy of the Force is a continuation of the Expanded Universe's trend towards becoming “darker and edgier,”
Star Wars at 30: Relevant or Relic?
Now that Star Wars is thirty, does it still have something to bring to the table for new audiences?
Image Gallery: R2-D2
Pictures of the Astromech Droid R2-D2 in various Star Wars Films.
'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith'...
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'Merlin' Season 2 Episode Guide
Episode Guide to Season 2 of the SciFi-Fantasy Series Merlin
Han Solo
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What Went Wrong with 'Alphas'?
'Alphas' Canceled -- What went wrong with 'Alphas'? Was Syfy out to get it? Did it ever belong there?
The End of 'Merlin'
The End of 'Merlin' - Contemplating the prospect of departing a very particular Camelot
Mon Mothma
Mon Mothma was a Republic Senator, leader in the Rebel Alliance, and Chief of State of the New Republic.
Star Wars Glossary: Archaic Lightsaber
The archaic lightsaber, an early lightsaber design, was attached to a belt-mounted power pack.
Tatooine
Profile of the planet Tatooine, home of both Anakin and Luke Skywalker, and its significance in the Star Wars universe.
'Heroes' - Essential Information
Essential Information about the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series 'Heroes'.

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