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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

The 4K restoration of Star Wars: A New Hope is finished, so when do we get to see it?
Dec 22, 2016

Even the most casual Star Wars fans knows that Lucasfilm has tinkered with the original trilogy a few too many times, but it turns out the company has also commissioned a definitive restoration of the movie that started it all. And now, it’s finished.

Here's how Rogue One pulled off those surprising 'cameos' from A New Hope
Dec 19, 2016

With Rogue One, director Gareth Edwards created a gorgeous love letter to the world of 1970’s sci-fi itself. But, how did he pull off a few of those more interesting Star Wars-y surprises?

The creator of the original R2-D2 has passed away
Mar 7, 2016

The man who built the first version of everyone's favorite little 'droid has left this galaxy behind.

Abrams responds to complaints Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a 'rip-off' of A New Hope
Jan 11, 2016

There’s no denying Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a massive hit, and a pretty good movie to boot. But what about the pieces that seemed a bit familiar?

Read the long-lost, 1976 memo that predicted Star Wars would be a massive box office hit
Nov 30, 2015

Sure, it’s a cultural touchstone now — but back in the late 1970s, Star Wars was just a really risky, weird sci-fi project. But this studio exec had a hunch that George Lucas’ little space story was going to be something really, really big.

Awesome animated short recaps Star Wars: A New Hope in 1 min
Apr 22, 2013

With a boatload of new Star Wars films apparently on the way, now might be a pretty good time to get caught up on the other six films in the canon.