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Star Wars: A cinematic experience

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A&E >  Movies

New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

“No one is ever really gone,” says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which audiences finally learned will be called “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Friday at a fan event in Chicago.

Sports

Spokane Indians enjoy another Star Wars Night

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Storm Troopers, Ewoks and Jawas paced around the gates of Avista Stadium on Friday, each happily taking selfies with the throngs of Spokane Indians fans enjoying the club’s popular Star Wars Night.
A&E >  Movies

‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American theaters.
A&E >  Movies

‘Infinity Wars’ opens with record $250M, passing ‘Star Wars’

UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to set the highest opening weekend of all-time.

Blog Posts

News >  Idaho

Curley: Baseball, Star Wars go glove in hand

Which do you like more, Star Wars or baseball? CH As a longtime leader in the Spokane Indians baseball team’s front office, the senior vice president has a pretty good idea when something is as American as apple pie. Or Father’s Day. Sunday was “Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day” at Avista Stadium.
News >  Idaho

Star Wars at 40

It doesn’t seem capitalistically feasible to imagine a world without “Star Wars” in it, selling us stuff like the now-faded “Star Wars” pillowcase in one of the upstairs bedrooms, or the long-broken lightsabers littering the nether regions of the basement closet. Favorite Star Wars movie?
News >  Idaho

RIP Carrie Fisher

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, who rose to global fame as the trail-blazing intergalactic heroine Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise and later went on to establish herself as an author and screenwriter with an acerbic comic flair, has died. My sons are sooo sad this morning. All of them had a Princess Leia crush.

News >  Features

Writing an Epic Campaign – Part 2

Just because you have a game that runs for awhile does not necessarily mean it’s a campaign. It needs some glue. In this post I’ll talk about some of my past campaigns as well as some examples from movies and books.
News >  Features

The Ten Best Licensed Games of the Eighth Console Generation

Licensed video games have garnered a universally low quality standard; their rushed development cycles to meet narrow release windows result, more often than not, in products that are middling at best. An argument could be made that this trend changed at some point during the...
News >  Features

Darth Vader runs for President of Ukraine

Out of all the news coming out the the Ukraine, I bet this wasn't a story you were expecting. The Guardian is reporting that the Ukrainian Internet party (UIP) has put forth a new candidate for President. Darth "I am your father" Vader, Sith Lord....
News >  Spokane

Jailed thief hides jewelry in Star Wars model, cellmate says

Thomas Clement decided not to hide diamond rings stolen from a Spokane jewelry store in a galaxy far, far away, according to a cellmate. The convicted thief told a fellow inmate he secreted the spoils of a string of burglaries in the basement of his...
News >  Features

Star Wars .gifs

I'm going to start a new feature here on the Tech Deck. Every Monday I'll post my favorite Star Wars .gifs. Because the world needs someone to recognize some of the greatest pop art in the world. And because the world needs more of this:...