Archive for the ‘#StarWarsMonth’ Category

On Nov. 17, 1978, something unthinkable happened. That something was The Star Wars Holiday Special. Indeed, the cast of Star Wars hit television screens that day with a two-hour CBS holiday special that has been almost universally panned by pretty much everyone ever since it aired. In fact, it was so poorly received, it’s never once been officially released in any format ever since. That’s right, it literally aired one time, and every trace of it was promptly buried by creator George Lucas afterwards.

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(the original CBS promotional poster)

But with a fandom as insanely dedicated as Star Wars fans… there’s always a way!

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Friday, December 18, 2015 marks the official release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Nerd Nation Magazine was in attendance for the official press screening the previous Tuesday, courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, Regal Cinemas, and our friends at Allied Marketing.

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(image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)

While it’s no secret that the newest installment of the iconic Star Wars Saga is, without a doubt, the most highly anticipated and talked about film of 2015, the real question on everyone’s mind is of course “is it any good?” So with that said, and with ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS, let’s get right down to it!
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HO HO HO nerds!  Happy Holidays and welcome to yet another edition of The Negative Space! With ¾ of the population crapping their pants this December over the new Star Wars, and not being one of those huddled masses personally; I have this age old nerd debate pop into my head as CBS has also announced a new Star Trek series in the making. And since it’s #STARWARSMONTH here at Nerd Nation… I felt it was the perfect time to address this one…

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If you’ve ever been to a major convention, or just around a large enough group of nerds (usually older ones, but every age is involved) you’ve heard it. The great debate that’s raged on for what seems like forever. Star Wars vs. Star Trek… Star Wars vs Star Trek… Star Wars vs. Star Trek. It just never ends. Well, please allow me to say as loudly and as publicly as I can…

 

PLEASE. JUST. STOP. 

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In 2009 Disney bought Marvel. In 2012 Disney bought Star Wars. And from those two purchases Dark Horse lost their comic book publishing rights to Star Wars Comics at the end of 2014 and Marvel launched its new Star Wars line of comics in January of 2015. While it is a sad day seeing the end of Dark Horse’s various Star Wars series after almost twenty-five years, the thought of new beginnings and new creators working from Marvel on new sets of series was an exciting moment for the Star Wars canon. Marvel saw the opportunity and put some of their best creators on these series and have developed some truly great Star Wars comics this year and there are sure to be more to come.

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So here is a rundown of the comics Marvel has offered us this year (and one from next year) with the when it happens in continuity, what it is about, and why you should read it.
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DECEMBER IS STAR WARS MONTH AT NERD NATION!!

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That’s right folks, with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on the horizon, and the whole world in the midst of Star Wars Mania, we at Nerd Nation have dedicated the entire month of December to the force-powered fandom of Star Wars we all love. All (yes, ALL) of our regular columns this month will be focused on some aspect of Star Wars, as well as many extra special features just for the occasion! Keep checking back here on our website and following us on social media (on Facebook at: facebook.com/nerdnationmagazine and on Twitter at: @NerdNationPress)  for updates and join in the fun by using the hashtag #StarWarsMonth!

As always, thank you for reading Nerd Nation, and may the force be with you all!

-Dave Harlequin
Editor: Nerd Nation Magazine

As many of you know by now, there is a new hashtag movement gaining a lot of attention as of late. The hashtag is #BoycottStarWars. That alone should be enough to send shockwaves of disdain through most of you. What is even more repugnant and sinister, however, is the reason that some would actually want to take part in such a hashtag movement. Apparently, there are some people that are so upset that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will have a black person for a main character that they think of it as “white genocide” (actual quote). That’s right folks: apparently, Star Wars is racist against white people because it has a person of color playing one of the heroes. Sigh. This hashtag “movement” (which worth noting, is only a small minority of Star Wars “fans”) has included several racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic jabs that will NOT even be mentioned here

There’s a lot I have to say about this, so please allow me to just get right down to it…

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(photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)

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