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Geek News on the Radio December 10th, 2015

How often do women who aren’t Leia speak in ‘Star Wars’? Blink and you’ll miss it

Star Wars fans have long noticed that outside of Princess Leia in the original trilogy and Padme Amidala in the prequel films, the presence of female characters in the films is pretty lacking. But how much of an impact do they make in the time that they’re given?

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Star Trek Beyond Trailer to Arrive with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Arguably there two most popular entries in the science fiction genre, Star Trek and Star Wars will be coming together in theaters December 18. According to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Trek Beyond trailer will debut before screenings of J.J. Abrams’ much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, Abrams directed the last two Star Trek feature films and his Bad Robot is producing Star Trek Beyond.

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JJ Abrams reveals his inspiration for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

When George Lucas first created Star Wars, it was a mishmash of inspirations from ancient mythology and Japanese samurai films through to classic Westerns and Flash Gordon. Director JJ Abrams is about to unleash The Force Awakens onto the world, and one of his inspirations is equally eclectic. The Cloverfield and Mission: Impossible director said: “The fact is watching any inspiring storyteller, a film-maker, watching Terrence Malick movies – who’s not a director you would normally think you’d go to for a Star Wars movie – and yet I don’t know of a more profound and emotional film-maker than Malick.”

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Gwendoline Christie on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and Whether Han Shot First

If you follow any reporter on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, I’m pretty sure your feed was overwhelmed by Star Wars mentions the past few days. Over the weekend, director J.J. Abrams and the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens did a ton of press here in Los Angeles. Since Disney and Lucasfilm have been trying to keep the twists and turns of The Force Awakens under wraps until opening day, the press junket was an interesting game of “how can I talk without saying anything.”

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How Many Times Can a Fan Watch ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ In a Row?

It’s not just J.J. Abrams’ revival of the franchise that the potential Star Wars uberfan will have to survive. Contestants will begin at 4 a.m. on Dec. 17 with a sequential viewing of the six Star Wars movies to date: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars (AKA A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — before settling down for what’s officially described as”an endless, round-the-clock screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens until one final fan is left to claim their mantle of intergalactic super fan supremacy.”

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