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Throw an Out-of-this-World Star Wars Viewing Party

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So the gang is coming over tomorrow for a Star Wars viewing party before you all go to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It goes without saying that you’re going to watch the previous movies in Machete Order as popularized by blogger Rod Hilton. That means starting with A New Hope, followed by Empire Strikes Back, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi. (Trust us, you don’t need to bother with The Phantom Menace.) But this isn’t just any viewing party; this is THE party right before THE movie. You know, the one you’ve been wishing most of your life would happen. You owe your guests more thought and fun than (Han) Solo…

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The (Crackpot) Theories You Need as We Countdown to Star Wars

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Our nerdy little hearts are thrumming like the Millennium Falcon kicking into hyper drive as we count down to Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens epic opening December 18. To share our excitement as we wait, two members of our Nerd Squad—Word Nerd and the Scarlet Pencil—have agreed to share their, um…creative…theories about the movie with you and let the rest of us get back to watching the Funny or Die Star Wars Christmas Special. While there are no true spoilers here, be forewarned. They may actually stumble upon something that could be true. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. WHERE THE HELL IS LUKE? Could anyone have possibly missed that the last Jedi has only been…

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5 Sci-Fi Novels to Get You Hyped for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The entire nerd-world is foaming at the mouth over Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We hope the movie will be all that and a bag of chips, and based on the teasers, trailer and set photos, it’s shaping up to be everything fans hope it will be (despite any prequel-related PTSD). However, during the excruciating wait for the film’s premiere on December 18, why not feast your brain on a great science fiction novel? Most sci-fi experts will tell you to read Foundation and Dune (if you haven’t read them, get off the internet and read them now. I’ll wait.), but there are some less-obvious choices that will appeal to Star Wars fans for the same reasons they love the…

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