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Look, It’s Wired’s “Star Wars” Issue, Featuring Chris Hardwick

You might, just might, want to pick up the new issue of Wired magazine, March 2013, seeing as how the cover features none other than our very own Chris Hardwick with a bevy of Star Wars characters. See?:

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The key article in the issue is “74 Things Every Great Star Wars Movie Needs,” and it is epic — in fact, it’s a collection of short articles and lists, kicking off with a longer piece in which Chris discusses the saga in general and why it matters, and you can read that by clicking here. It’s great, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my boss. No, you have to give major props to any article that name checks Leia Organa, Frank Stallone, R5-D4, Tiffany, and our own Nerdist Industries. Other pieces in the article come from people like Damon Lindelof, Reggie Watts, Carlton Cuse, Jane Espenson, Jake Tapper, Rian Johnson, and several more fine writers. You can read it all here, but you should buy the print version, too, which has plenty more Star Wars goodness for you. Oh, you want it on a tablet? Click here. Buy both.

Here’s a video about the making of that cover:

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5 comments

  • First of all, this is just freakin’ great.

    Secondly… the canon comment was alarmingly specific, but probably needed. I’m guilty of a bit of canon-lawyering, but there are varying levels of it; some people get up in arms about tiny timeline issues or retcons about individual characters in the Clone Wars show, when really, I think they should appreciate the fact that EU characters/worlds/stories are getting onscreen in the first place.

    However, the only thing I worry about with the new ones is, will they accommodate the EU… or throw it out entirely? If the movies can be squeezed into the timeline in a non-invasive way, or if they focus on different characters, that is absolutely fantastic.

    But, I can’t deny that I’ll be a little heartbroken if the Han Solo movie changes the way Han and Chewie meet, or if they do stories with the Solo kids and they’re not Jacen and Jaina, or if Luke doesn’t open the Jedi Academy.

    Then again, Lucas DID personally establish the life debt between Chewie and Han, and he also ordered Anakin Solo to be killed off due to the reuse of the name Anakin being “confusing…” but there’s not really any reason to do that if it’s only a book. He has more EU continuity control than he admits to, so maybe he was planning for this… I mean, I dunno. One can hope.

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