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Political Science Fiction: Choosing Star Trek over Star Wars

In George Lucas’s Star Wars saga the battle is for power and control. Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, however, is the story of seeking peace and humanity in the universe. Star Wars is a story of a never-ending battle for supremacy, and the goal of turning all denizens of the galaxy to the Dark Side – ...

Star Wars trivia in honor of Star Wars Day

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 — May 4th has become known as Star Wars Day. Originally a way for “Star Wars” fans to acknowledge one another along with their beloved movie franchise, the somewhat silly conceit eventually found its way (as all things holy do) into the hands of big brands and the people who man ...

Get a grip on the force with Cross

SEATTLE, February 3, 2016 — For Stars Wars fans, there’s always a way to show the world your love for the movie and its lore of The Force. Cross Pens released three pens based on Star Wars characters a few months ago. Fewer things scream, “Hey! I’m a Star Wars geek” like holding onto a C3PO, ...

CDN Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Does it?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2015 – One of the best-known images in the “Star Wars” franchise is the backstory text that rolls up the screen at the beginning of each film as John Williams’ stirring martial theme unfurls in the soundtrack. Reminiscent of plot summaries that began each chapter of 1930s and 1940s movie serials like ...

‘The Force Awakens’: A prequel to our CDN movie review

WASHINGTON, January 3, 2015 – “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” was destined to be a success, if not critically, at least financially. True, there was handwringing early on. Some worried that the new film would fail to meet audience expectations, particularly if this latest installment remained mired at the dismal level charted by the “prequel” ...

The cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" sings the Star Wars theme with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots. (Courtesy The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon)

Why we love Jimmy Fallon … and the latest ‘Star Wars’ cast!

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 – Jimmy Fallon teams up with the Roots and many “Star Wars” favorites to unleash a rousing à capella compilation of iconic themes taken from top film composer John Williams’ Academy Award-winning “Star Wars” soundtracks. The best segment features bad guys Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) and Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) letting ...