Star Wars news

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After nearly two years of speculation we have finally been teased with a little info about the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII.
The film will be set 30-years after the events in return of the Jedi and will focus on a new trio of heroes, with some yet unconfirmed cameos from the original stars.
Lucasfilm also confirmed today that filming will begin in London, in May.
I am ridiculously excited about this film, I grew up on Star Wars and I can’t wait to take my kids to their first official Star Wars experience. May the force be with all of us.

Carrie Fisher confirms Star Wars involvement

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Rumours have been rife since it was first announced that Disney will be delivering us a new adventure from a galaxy far, far away. But the original stars would not comment. But now Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill will be returning to Star Wars.

An official announcement has yet to be made by Disney, but I’m willing to accept Fisher at her word.
It was confirmed last week that the script is now complete and that filming will begin in England next month.

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Star Wars:Angry Birds-Review

Formats: iOS, Android, and PC
Price: 69p
Publisher: Rovio
Developer: Rovio

This is easily the best Angry Birds game so far. It’s also the best Star Wars game since Lego Star Wars. Angry birds and Star Wars have nothing in common, this shouldn’t work, but, strangely it does.

The game loosely retells the story of the original (and best) Star Wars trilogy. The Red Bird is Luke Skywalker, equipped with a lightsaber. Darth Vader is now a pig, Han Solo is a yellow bird (he shoots first). So far, the levels are only set on Tatooine and the Death Star. There is a Hoth level, due “soon”. But, as of yet no firm date has been set. There are also some unlock-able bonus levels where you play as C-3PO and R2-D2. If you’re desperate for more bird play you can download set of 40 “path of the Jedi” levels, but you have to pay £1.49 to unlock that.

The game is suitable for anyone over the age of 4, my 4-year old son is just as addicted to this, as I am. It has a great mix of new and old features, this still would have been great as a stand alone Angry Birds game and, at 69p, it’s great value for money.
The only negative thing about this game, is the fact that its been designed for iPad and not the iPhone. It isn’t optimised for for the iPhone screen.

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Darth Vader Unwinds

Darth Vader playing pool with his legion of Stormtroopers was just one of the many weird and wonderful things seen over the SFX Weekender, which took place in Prestatyn this weekend.  

 Hosted by the world’s number 1 sci-fi entertainment magazine SFX, the weekend saw over 4,000 revellers descend on Pontins to immerse themselves in sci-fi culture. Now in its third year and sold out for the first time ever, guests enjoyed an array of entertainment from the likes of Brian Blessed, Eve Myles, Hattie Hayridge and Craig Charles.



 The Galactic Knights (pictured) also stole the show with their assortment of professional costumes. The Star Wars and Sci-Fi costuming group who bring together enthusiasts from all over the world paraded around the site in an array of outfits ranging from Star Wars to Halo Spartans, Dr Who and Batman.

 Joanne Beck, Galactic Knights Commanding Officer says “The SFX Weekender is a totally immersive weekend of sci-fi and fantasy fun. The guests, the entertainment, everything; all combine to make for a truly outstanding experience and one that allows the Galactic Knights costuming club to do what we do best!”



Episode 45: Entertainment Media Show

Martyn and Pete from Bad Wilf and, Chris from the Pharos Project talk to:

  • David Prowse (Star Wars, Hitchhiker’s, Tomorrow People)
  • Eve Myles (Torchwood)
  • Arthur Darvill (11th Doctor companion ‘Rory Williams’)
  • Paul McGann (8th Doctor)

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