It’s the one big question that lingers from this weekend. What do we make of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Is is brilliant? Is it a disaster? Is it, somehow, a little bit of both? The Star Wars community can’t stop talking about this—and neither, for the record, can io9. The staffers have been debating this movie all…
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Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars movies is about as recognizable as Darth Vader or a lightsaber. It’s a smuggling ship, hot rod and plot device all rolled into one. After all, it’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. It also shares some similarities with another famous and strange…
Last night, I finally saw The Last Jedi, and now that the dust has cleared all I can think about is Star Wars fashion. No spoilers here, but plenty of ponchos.
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