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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...
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Lightsaber Variations
There are many different types of lightsaber, with their own distinct advantages and disadvantages in a fight.
Lightsaber Combat: Seven Traditional Forms
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: Why Did Han Solo Say He Made the...
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?
100 Ghost Rules
Rules Ghosts Have to Abide By in the Ghost Whisperer World. Page 2.
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.
Star Wars FAQ: How Did Anakin Get His Scar?
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'Battlestar Galactica' - Main Cast
'Battlestar Galactica' - Main Cast: The Cylons
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.
Star Wars FAQ: What’s the Best Viewing...
The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy takes place before the Original Trilogy, but was released after it. So which trilogy should you watch first?
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.
Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader)
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Jedi Ranks
Jedi progress through up to four ranks as part of their training.
Can I Give You a Hand With That?
In the Star Wars movies, lightsaber fights frequently end with someone losing a hand. Maybe it's just
Star Wars Glossary: ABY & BBY
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Star Wars FAQ: How Was Anakin Created?
Did midi-chlorians create Anakin Skywalker, or was he created by the Sith?
Star Wars Insults and Expletives
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: Is Star Wars Sci-Fi or Fantasy?
Is Star Wars sci-fi or fantasy? Maybe it's a little of both.
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 Glossary: Double-bladed Lightsaber
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Daenerys Targaryen - 'Game of Thrones'
Pictures of Sean Bean and Lena Headey in HBO's Fantasy Series 'Game of Thrones.'. Page 3.
Star Wars Glossary: Padawan
A Padawan was a Jedi apprentice, training one-on-one to become a Jedi Knight.
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 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.
Yoda
Yoda was one of the greatest Jedi Masters who ever lived. He trained numerous Jedi, including Count Dooku and Luke Skywalker.
Star Wars FAQ: Why Does Yoda Speak Backwards?
Why does Yoda talk backwards, anyway? Here are a few possible explanations.
Star Wars FAQ: How Many Jedi Survived the Great...
How many Jedi survived Palpatine's slaughter of the Jedi Order? Expanded Universe sources so far name over 100.
Clone Wars vs. The Clone Wars
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Princess Leia Organa Solo
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What's the difference between Sci-Fi and Fantasy?
What's the difference between Sci-Fi and Fantasy?
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?
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi Mind Trick
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Star Wars Glossary
Glossary of some common terms in the Star Wars universe and their meanings.
Star Wars Glossary: The Force
The Force is an energy field that binds the galaxy together.
Star Wars FAQ: How Does Leia Remember Her Mother?
How can Leia remember her mother when Padmé died in childbirth? The answer may lie in Leia's Force-sensitivity.
C-3PO and R2-D2
Pictures of the Protocol Droid C-3PO in various Star Wars Films
Star Wars FAQ: Did Palpatine Throw the Fight...
Did Palpatine throw his duel with Mace Windu just to manipulate Anakin?
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.
Mara Jade Skywalker
Mara Jade was an assassin for Emperor Palpatine before she became a Jedi Master and married Luke Skywalker.
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.
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.
Disney's Purchase of Marvel: What Does It Mean...
Walt Disney Company's Purchase of Marvel Entertainment - What Does It Mean to You?
Luke Skywalker's Love Interests
Luke Skywalker has had a number of love interests in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Skywalker Family Tree
A look at the Skywalker family throughout the generations.
Star Wars Glossary: Lightsaber
A lightsaber is the weapon of a Jedi.
Chart of Master & Apprentice Relationships in...
Master/apprentice relationships in Star Wars can get quite complicated. Here are some charts to help work them out.
Lord Voldemort and Professor Albus Dumbledore -...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Image Gallery - Pictures of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in Harry Potter 7. Page 29.
What is Sci-Fi?
What is Sci-Fi? Sci-Fi / Fantasy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Padmé Amidala
Biography and background information about Padmé Naberrie, queen and then senator of Naboo.
What Does "Science Fiction" Really Mean?
A survey of different authors' ideas of what science fiction is. Page 2.
Merlin - 'Merlin' Season 2
Pictures of Colin Morgan and Bradley James in the BBC Fantasy Series 'Merlin.'
Obi-Wan Kenobi
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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.
Main Cast - Who Plays the Doctors?
Cast and Characters from Doctor Who - Who Plays the Doctors
Star Wars Recipes: Blue Milk
Bantha milk -- commonly known as blue milk -- first appears in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope when
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.
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.
Star Wars FAQ: How Can Han Solo Not Believe in...
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Main Cast - Who Plays the Companions?
Cast and Characters from Doctor Who - Who Plays the Doctors
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.
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi Master
Jedi Master was the highest rank in the Jedi Order, available only to the most exceptional Jedi.
Top 10 Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Theme Songs
A list of the Top 10 most memorable sci-fi / fantasy TV theme songs.
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.
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.
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.
Star Wars Glossary: Midi-chlorians
Midi-chlorians are microscopic organisms that give Jedi their power.
Different Shades of Snow White
Images of Various Incarnations of the Grimm Fairy Tale Heroine Snow White. Page 9.
Star Wars Glossary: Order 66
Order 66 required the Clone Troopers to turn against the Jedi and kill them.
Review: 'The Forbidden Kingdom'
A review of the Jackie Chan/Jet Li film 'The Forbidden Kingdom.'
Star Wars Glossary: Gray Jedi
Gray Jedi rejected both the Jedi and Sith Orders, embracing both the light and dark sides of the Force.
R2-D2
The eccentric droid R2-D2 served as a mechanic for several generations of the Skywalker family.
TV Listings Alphabetically, By Show
TV Listings Alphabetically by Title of Show
Star Wars Glossary: Darth
Darth is a title used by Sith at different times throughout the history of the Sith Order.
Darth Maul
Darth Maul, the Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious, defeated Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn on Naboo.
Star Wars Glossary: Rule of Two
The Rule of Two was the guiding principle of the Sith Order for over a thousand years.
Nathan Stark Disappears from 'Eureka' - For Good?
Did 'Eureka' just kill off perennial third wheel Nathan Stark?
Star Wars Glossary: Dark Jedi
Dark Jedi are dark side users, neither Jedi nor Sith.
Review: 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley
'Frankenstein' Review - Review of the Sci-Fi Novel 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley
Star Wars FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Star Wars characters, movies, and Expanded Universe.
Pascal, Flynn, Rapunzel, Maximus - 'Tangled'
Pictures of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi) in Disney's Animated Film Rapunzel. Page 14.
Star Wars Glossary: Curved-hilt Lightsaber
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Star Wars Character Profiles
List of important Star Wars characters and their biographies.
Star Wars Expanded Universe: The New Jedi Order
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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.
10 Unusual Covers of the Star Wars Theme
Many musicians have put their own spin on the famous theme music from Star Wars. Here are ten variations with different instruments, in surprising musical styles.
Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn trained Obi-Wan Kenobi as a Jedi and discovered how to survive in the Force after death.
Harry Potter and Hermione Granger - 'Harry...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Image Gallery - Pictures of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in Harry Potter 7. Page 16.
UK 'Being Human' Canceled
UK 'Being Human' Canceled - Current season airing on BBC Three will be (sigh) the fifth and final
Anger and Blame Surround SGU's Cancellation
Anger and Aftermath from Syfy's Ending 'Stargate Universe.' Does SGU still have a future?
It's Official: 'Sanctuary' Is Closed
It's Official: 'Sanctuary' Is Closed - Syfy has finally announced the show's cancellation after months of limbo
Special Edition Changes in 'Star Wars Episode...
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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?
Force Traditions and Philosophies
A list of different organized Force traditions in the Star Wars universe, including Jedi, Sith, and more.
'Merlin' Season 2 Episode Guide
Episode Guide to Season 2 of the SciFi-Fantasy Series Merlin
'The Vampire Diaries' - Main Cast
Cast and Character Info for The CW Series 'The Vampire Diaries.'
Blu-Ray Backlash
Blu-Ray Backlash - Star Wars fans are dismayed by provocative changes in new Blu-Ray release
Star Wars Glossary: Force Ghost
Some Jedi can become Force ghosts after death and communicate with the living.
War is the Dark Side's Weapon
Luke Skywalker defeated the Emperor when he refused to play by Sith rules.
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.
Tatooine
Profile of the planet Tatooine, home of both Anakin and Luke Skywalker, and its significance in the Star Wars universe.
'Smallville' - Cast and Characters
Main cast and characters for the TV show Smallville
Star Wars Glossary: Force Lightning
What exactly is Force lightning, and why do only Sith seem to use it?
What Can We Expect from the Disney-Lucasfilm...
What Can We Expect from the Disney-Lucasfilm Deal? - The motivations and effects of Disney buying George's lucrative empire
Han Solo
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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.
R2-D2 Blowout
Pictures of the Astromech Droid R2-D2 in various Star Wars Films. Page 6.
Star Wars Glossary: Battle of Yavin
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Chewbacca the Wookiee
Chewbacca the Wookiee was Han Solo's copilot, partner, and friend in the Star Wars movies and Expanded Universe.
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 Glossary: Jedi Knight
A Jedi Knight has completed his Jedi training and is able to train apprentices of his own.
'Doctor Who' - Essential Information
Essential Information about the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series 'Doctor Who'.
The Emperor's Role in the Original Trilogy
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Review: 'Jedi Junkies'
Some people just enjoy watching Star Wars. Others collect so many action figures that they don't have
Review: 'Legacy of the Force'
Legacy of the Force is a continuation of the Expanded Universe's trend towards becoming “darker and edgier,”
'Merlin' - Main Cast
Information on the Cast and Characters of the Fantasy Series 'Merlin'
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.
Star Wars Young Readers Novel Series
The Star Wars Expanded Universe contains several novel series for young readers spanning multiple generations.
Jedi as Religion
Is Jedi a religion? The Jedi do have beliefs and practices which fit the characteristics of a religion.
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.
Star Wars Glossary: Archaic Lightsaber
The archaic lightsaber, an early lightsaber design, was attached to a belt-mounted power pack.
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.
C-3PO under construction
Pictures of the Protocol Droid C-3PO in various Star Wars Films. Page 7.
The Future of the Clones
The Future of the Clones - What happens to 'Clone Wars', now in the hands of Disney nemesis Time Warner?
The Workingest Actors in Sci-Fi, 2013
The Workingest Actors in Sci-Fi 2013 - Actors Playing the Most Roles in Sci-Fi 2013
Mordred - 'Merlin' Season 2
Pictures of Colin Morgan and Bradley James in the BBC Fantasy Series 'Merlin.'. Page 10.
Star Wars Glossary: Imperial Knights
The Imperial Knights serve the Fel Emperor, which made some Jedi believe they don't really serve the Force.
'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope' (1977)
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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
Kyle XY: Season 2
After learning the truth about his past, Kyle returns to his adopyive family, the Tragers.
Review: 'Lost Girl'
Review: 'Lost Girl' - Bo discovers a world of freaks like her -- and they aren't happy to see her
Review: 'Star Wars: Ewok Adventures'
The DVD Ewok Adventures contains the two Star Wars made-for-TV Ewok movies: Caravan of Courage (1984)
'Merlin' Season 1 Episode Guide
Episode Guide to Season 1 of the SciFi-Fantasy Series Merlin
Overview of the Bantam Era of the Star Wars...
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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 14.
Hermione Granger - 'Harry Potter 7: Part 1'
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Image Gallery - Pictures of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in Harry Potter 7. Page 21.
Review: I Am Legend
Will Smith stars as a lonely survivor of a worldwide viral apocalypse.
Star Wars Novelizations: 'Revenge of the Sith'...
When I first saw the film Episode III: Revenge of the Sith , I hated it. It's grown on me slightly since,
'Iron Man'
An image gallery from 'Iron Man.'. Page 2.
What's on This Week
What's on this week. Sci-Fi / Fantasy.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 Episode Guide
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Ewoks: The True Heroes of the Rebellion
Without the Ewoks, the Rebels could never have defeated the Empire at Endor and destroyed the Second Death Star.
Star Wars Glossary: Lightwhip
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