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Feel the force: Kylo is the fastest-rising baby name in U.S.

The popular power of media in action: the fastest rising name for babies in the U.S. is Kylo, which happens to the name of the villain in the new Star Wars trilogy.

Seven things we've learned from Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer Special

As part of a weekend of all-things Star Wars taking place in Orlando the teaser trailer for the next Star Wars movie (episode 8) 'The Last Jedi' has been released. Digital Journal picks out seven important things from the trailer.

Actress Carrie Fisher, dead at 60

Los Angeles - Carrie Fisher, star of the Star Wars movies (as Princess Leia) and a successful author, has passed away following a heart attack sustained while on board an aircraft. Fisher had been in hospital for the past three days in an unconscious state.

Star Wars Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest

Los Angeles - Carrie Fisher, most famous for playing Princess Leia in various Star Wars movies, has suffered a heart attack on board an airplane bound for Los Angeles. She was in a serious condition, although this has later been described as 'stable'.

Review: ‘Rogue One’ adds to the franchise as a standalone powerhouse Special

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is an exceptional addition to the canon as it boasts an incredible cast, an even better story and widespread dedication to get it right while also distinguishing the film from all those that came before it.

Star Wars actor Kenny Baker has died

Preston - Kenny Baker, best known for playing the beloved 'droid R2-D2 in the 'Star Wars' movies has passed away at the age of 81.

Star Wars comes to virtual reality in special movie

Virtual reality (VR) is considered by many to be the next "big thing" in entertainment. Lucasfilm is keen to jump on the bandwagon and it has announced a VR project featuring the villainous Darth Vader.

Disney reportedly unhappy with 'Rogue One,' demands reshoots

Disney may have its first hiccup in its lucrative "Star Wars" franchise. The first cut of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was shown to Disney executives, and they were not satisfied, according to a Page Six story quoting an anonymous source.

Star Wars adds its name to new species of hairy weevil

A new species of hairy weevil has been named after the Star Wars character Chewbacca, the 200 year-old Wookie. The insect has been named 'Trigonopterus chewbacca.'

Review: The Force is with Ross, as ‘One-Man Star Wars’ returns to T.O. Special

Toronto - You wouldn’t think a one-person Fringe show reenacting the basic plots of the original “Star Wars” trilogy would take a person very far, but British Columbia actor Charlie Ross has been doing this show for about fifteen years now.

Review: ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ is for fans by a fan Special

‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy’ is a hilarious and entertaining show that delivers new memorable moments from a long-time favourite.

Star Wars episode eight won't happen in May 2017

Los Angeles - Star Wars episode VIII won't be released in May 2017 as Disney had originally announced. May 2017 was intended to be symbolic, marking the 40th anniversary of the release of the first movie.

'Star Wars' fan threatens to shoot boy who spoiled plot

Helena - In Montana, a man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot a student he had befriended on Facebook for divulging a subplot from the recently released Star Wars movie, according to court documents.

The Force Awakens passes the test for alien life

London - Star Wars thunders back onto the big screen this week. It's science fiction, right? The fictional universe of George Lucas has got one thing right: the proportion of alien life.

School forces 7th grader to cover up 'Star Wars' shirt

With the new "Star Wars" film coming out, many avid fans are celebrating. One fan was forced to stop his display of celebration when his school forced him to cover up his Star Wars shirt.

Man who jumped over White House fence left a suicide note behind

Washington - A man who jumped over the fence at the White House on Thanksgiving left a suicide note in which he told his mom she may not see him again. He also included a reference to "Star Wars."

Why R2D2 is one of Star Wars' most beloved characters Special

On Dec.18, we’re getting another taste of the Star Wars franchise, so it only seems appropriate to revisit one of the series’ most beloved characters, R2D2, from the robotics experts who created him in 1977.

Review: Star Wars — Battlefront is a shadow of its predecessor Special

Star Wars: Battlefront is EA's first test to see if it could make a Star Wars game and so far it's the best-case scenario of being a mediocre title that is not broken.

Spanish broadcaster mistakes Star Wars symbol for Al-Qaeda logo

Madrid - The Force definitely wasn’t with reporter Jota Abril during Monday’s “La Mañana” news show on TVE in Spain when he mixed things up, using a Star Wars symbol for the al-Qaeda logo.

Super Star Wars coming to the PlayStation 4

Old school gamers and Star Wars fans are in for a treat as it has been announced that Super Star Wars will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this week.

Artist portrays Star Wars characters on vacation

Ever wondered how Darth Vader would look lazing on the countryside? Artist Kyle Hagey creates portraits of various Star Wars characters out of their element.

Harrison Ford's first public appearance after plane crash

The legendary Star Wars actor, Harrison Ford, who played the role of Han Solo, appeared at Comic-Con. This was Ford's first public appearance for his upcoming movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” after he got injured in a plane crash this March.

The Force Awakens trailer breaks records

The second trailer for the new Star Wars movie has broken the record for the 'most watched movie trailer of all time', according to YouTube.

Legendary screen villain & horror icon Christopher Lee dies at 93

Sir Christopher Lee died at the age of 93, leaving fans with an impressive array of immortal performances from Hammer Films’ Count Dracula to Bond villain Scaramanga to ‘Lord of the Rings’ Saruman.

Op-Ed: 5 of Christopher Lee's greatest scenes

The iconic Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93. In honour of his decades of fantastic work in sci-fi, horror and more, Digital Journal presents five of his best scenes.

Review: 'Star Wars — Princess Leia #3' is political awakening for Leia

Princess Leia and her group travel to Planet Sullust, where the enclave of Alderaanian refugees are initially suspicious of her surprise visit.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer highlights new characters

'Star Wars' Thursday released a new trailer for 'The Force Awakens,' highlighting some of the new characters, settings and some context behind that Storm Trooper from the first trailer.

‘Star Wars’ announces new title, release date and director

The first stand-alone ‘Star Wars’ movie gets a name, new writer and first cast member as the director and release date for ‘Episode VIII’ is confirmed.

Carrie Fisher awarded Irish Oscar in L.A.

Los Angeles - Carrie Fisher has been honored with an Irish Oscar Wilde award in Los Angeles. The award was presented by Stephen Fry, with Star wars director J.J. Abrams in attendance. Warning: This article contains a possible Star Wars spoiler.

Marvel pushes the Star Wars envelope with updated reprints

With over a year until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Marvel Comics has announced plans to reprint the comic book adaptations of the earlier films to the movie release on December 18, 2015.
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The Imperial March, or Darth Vader's theme is one of the most recognizable of the movie's pieces.
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Yoda giving the bird by artist Kyle Hagey
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Stormtroopers in tandem by artist Kyle Hagey
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Felicity Jones and Diego Luna star in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
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LEGO Star Wars X-Wing on display at Times Square, New York
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Robotics guru Tony Dyson with the Star Wars character he built R2D2
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Jimmy Smits as Senator Bail Organa in 'Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones'
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Screengrab from "Star Wars: Princess Leia #3."
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Screengrab from "Star Wars: Princess Leia #1."
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Screengrab from "Star Wars: Princess Leia #2." Artwork by Terry Dodson.
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A scene from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
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Screengrab from "Star Wars: Princess Leia #2." Artwork by Terry Dodson.
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