Dune is a Total Star Wars Ripoff

Dune and Star Wars movie posters

After rewatching Dune with the family at home last week, I took them all to see Dune Part 2 yesterday in the theater. We liked it but our biggest takeaway was that Dune is such an obvious ripoff of Star Wars. Like how is George Lucas not suing the pants off of these guys? Sure, Dune is an epic tale of war, religion and betrayal, told in a slower, more cerebral manner than George Lucas’ …

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The Lego Mos Eisley Cantina Brings Home the Galaxy’s Most Wretched Scum and Villainy

Star Wars Lego Cantina minifigs

This post contains affiliate links. The Lego Mos Eisley Cantina may be a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but it’s also a true build-it-yourself testament to the essence of Star Wars. Next to the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader lightsaber battle or the assault on the Death Star finale, the best part of the original Star Wars is easily the Mos Eisley Spaceport. A mix of danger, crazy looking creatures and violence all introduced …

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This Geeky Dad’s Thoughts on 42 Years of Star Wars Memories

Star Wars memories

I don’t remember where I was when the first Star Wars movie came out. Yes, it’s now called Episode IV: A New Hope, but back in the day, we all just called it “Star Wars.” I was 5 years old and loved the movie, from what I understood at the time. Flash forward to the summer of 1980, the beginning of the greatest decade known to man. The Empire Strikes Back completely blew my mind. …

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The Star Wars Episode IX Trailer Brings My Childhood Full Circle

Star Wars Celebration is going on right now in Chicago and The Force is stronger than ever. That’s because Disney has dropped the name of the final “original” trilogy film… Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. They even announced a release date of December 20. Oh, and they also surprised the world with a little teaser trailer. Gah! Cover your keyboard to protect it from the drool and take a gander! Did …

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Woody Harrelson on Star Wars, Jack Nicholson and Having Trust Issues #HanSoloEvent

Woody Harrelson SOLO #HanSoloEvent

Woody Harrelson doesn’t trust me. The prolific actor has come quite a long way from his bartending days on TV’s Cheers. He’s been in dozens upon dozens of popular films, including huge properties like The Hunger Games. But none have had quite the legacy and fan base as Star Wars. Harrelson plays Tobias Beckett, a rouge. An outlaw. A thief. But if Han Solo’s taught us anything, it’s that being a scoundrel doesn’t make you a …

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