Star Wars Rebels
The Force will soon be strong with this one. Meet Ezra, a charismatic teenage con artist who is one of the main characters in the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Premiering with a one-hour special this fall on the Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD as a weekly series, Rebels bridges the gap between the two Star Wars movie trilogies. Set in the Outer Rim territories in between Episodes III and IV — also known as 2005's Revenge of the Sith and 1977's A New Hope — the show follows the genesis of the rebellion that ultimately leads to the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Fourteen years after the massacre of most of the Jedi knights in Revenge of the Sith, the Galactic Empire has consolidated power and its despotic intentions are no longer a secret.
Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher will both guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
As first reported by TVLine.com, the Star Wars alums — who played Darth Vader and played Princess Leia, respectively — will cameo as themselves on the CBS series. But why exactly will they cross paths with Sheldon (Jim Parsons)?
Star Wars joined the world of Instagram on Monday, kicking off its account with a Darth Vader selfie.
Iain De Casetecker, Elizabeth Henstridge
This week, ABC launched its online companion series to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Declassified," in conjunction with the series premiere. An Internet genius decided to combine Breaking Bad with the Seinfeld theme music and laugh track and turn AMC's dark drama into a quirky comedy, whileDean Norris gave us a hint at what might be next for Hank Schraeder. In other AMC-related content, College Humor hilariously pondered why no one's watching Low Winter Sun. And, Homeland fans who are gearing up for the Season 3 premiere on Sunday can check out the Abu Nazir Acting School, as well as Homeland: The Musical. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Gilbert Taylor, the veteran British cinematographer behind Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove, has died, the BBC reports. Taylor was 99.
His wife, Dee, says he died on Friday with...
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, are proud new parents to a baby girl who was born last week, the Huffington Post reports.
Star Wars Episode VII poster, John Williams
John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII, IGN reports. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced the news at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Saturday, where Williams shared his excitement via a pre-recorded video.
George Lucas, Melody Hobsen
George Lucas celebrated his recent nuptials to Mellody Hobson with a star-studded party, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Last weekend, Lucas and Hobson wed at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif., with Ron Howard, Oprah and Steven Spielberg in attendance. On Saturday, the newlyweds held their second reception in Hobson's native Chicago.
Star Wars actor Richard LeParmentier has passed away. He was 66.
LeParmentier is best known for his role in 1977's Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in which he played Darth Vader's cohort Admiral Conan Antonio Motti. Darth, using the "force," memorably strangled Motti, who was the Death Star commander, for disloyalty. Star Wars fans have long been fond of his short but memorable role.
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Stephanie Leonidas, Grant Bowler
In the not too distant future, Earth is struggling to recover from a near-apocalypse. A gruff, wise-cracking loner and his young daughter reluctantly find themselves shouldering the responsibility of humanity's survival in the face of impossible odds.
On the surface, Defiance might seem like any other genre show, but the Syfy drama has pushed the boundaries of media consumption by becoming the first cross-platform narrative in television and online gaming.