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New ‘Star Wars’ movies — dream come true or cosmic yawn?

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of George Lucas’ Lucasfilm and the multibillion-dollar “Star Wars” franchise surprised investors and caused mixed reactions among movie fans, many of whom had little appetite for more Luke Skywalkers and Jedis. Continue Reading

Disney buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion; plans new Star Wars film in 2015

October 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star Wars” series called “Episode 7,” set for release in 2015. Continue Reading

Angry Birds Star Wars coming next month

October 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two blockbuster franchises are about to collide: “Angry Birds Star Wars” is coming in November. Continue Reading

‘Empire Strikes Back’ among 25 film registry picks

December 28, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

“The Empire Strikes Back,” the 1980 sequel to “Star Wars” that many critics and fans consider the best of George Lucas’ six “Star Wars” films is one of 25 films selected this year to be preserved by the Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry. Continue Reading

‘Darth Vader’ costume can’t find new owner at sale

November 25, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

An original Darth Vader costume from a “Star Wars” movie did not sell at auction Thursday when no bidder offered to pay the reserve price, Christie’s auctioneers said. Continue Reading

DARK SIDE ORIGINAL: ‘Darth Vader’ costume on sale

November 25, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The outfit a jet-black helmet, mask and armor is expected to sell today for between 160,000 pounds and 230,000 pounds ($250,000 to $365,000). Continue Reading

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Morast: Nerds’ messiah in Fargo

October 14, 2010 in INFORUM

Years before George Lucas tainted his “Star Wars” legacy with a bumbling alien named Jar-Jar Binks and a child Jedi who couldn’t act his way out of a Wookie costume, Timothy Zahn was the most revered man in the “Star Wars” universe. Continue Reading

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‘Star Wars’ saga in 3-D will start in theaters in 2012

September 29, 2010 in INFORUM

“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” will return to theaters in 3-D in 2012 and will be followed in the stereoscopic format by the five other live-action movies set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Continue Reading

Star Wars convention to be held in Hastings

September 13, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

HASTINGS – The first Star Wars convention to be held in Hastings and perhaps the only one in the state is coming Sept. 24 to the County Inn and Suites. Continue Reading