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The Breakout Fandom Couple of 2015: Stormpilot (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has indeed awakened the slumbering mass that is the Star Wars fandom, which has been waiting for the franchise’s return to greatness. The film, starring and John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac (as well as the members of the original cast), has already reached $1.23B at the time of this…

Watch the “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Trailer

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I’ve just seen the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens, and it was amazing! 

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens": Why Finn Matters In This Galaxy and A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is something I’m looking forward to intensely. The film looks amazing, particularly since it looks akin to the originals (we will not speak of the wayward turn the franchise took in between the originals and The Force Awakens). But it’s also a high-profile sci-fi film that not only features people of…

"Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens" trailer astounds

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I didn’t grow up as a Star Wars fan, and the prequels certainly didn’t endear me to the franchise as a whole. But thanks to my brother, I do see the charm in the original Star Wars movies. But I still couldn’t call myself a fan. HOWEVER, this was all in the time before the Star Wars Episode VII:…

#DifferenceMakers: “Star Wars: Force For Change”

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out! I know everyone’s excited (especially the #Stormpilot fans: read here and here at The Nerds of Color to learn more about the popular pairing). There are tons of reasons to love the film, but now there’s one more: It’s going to give back to fans in need. Lucasfilm…

Canonically non-canonical same-sex pairings in “Star Wars,” ranked

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The Last Jedi is testing the patience of some Stormpilot uberfans, who are debating if this new chapter in the new Star Wars saga advances or hinders the fandom-supported Stormpilot romance. I’ve got my opinions on it, which I’ll divulge later on once we’re out of spoiler fever. But discussing Stormpilot brings up the very insurmountable fact…

When will other women of color have their Rose Tico moment in “Star Wars”?

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I’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and like the majority (save for a handful of fans, who I’ll have words about later on once spoiler fever has died down), I absolutely loved the film. The storyline and its more cerebral themes were amazing and refreshing–as SyFy Fangrrls/SyFyWire contributing editor Carly Lane wrote on Twitter, this…

Akai samurai: The Praetorian Guard’s Japanese influence in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

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If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve definitely seen the arresting image of the new enforcers in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Praetorian Guard. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer-director Rian Johnson revealed that the Guard, Supreme Leader Snoke’s personal protectors, is a more amped-up version of the Imperial Guard in The Return of the Jedi.  While the guards get…

Being Latinx in Hollywood: Media creators talk representation

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Latinx representation in Hollywood is something that seems to be suspiciously under the radar, even though it’s highly important, as the Latinx identity is one that is diverse and multifaceted. Despite characters like Sofia Vergara’s Gloria in ABC’s Modern Family and the casts of Lifetime’s Devious Maids and TNT’s Queen of the South existing in…

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