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The Politics of a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

Star Wars is wildly entertaining with its iconic characters, beautiful landscapes, and epic space battles. The films often strike a chord with the events in global and domestic politics. It is perhaps because the story is set in that galaxy far, far away that people can sometimes miss how closely real-world politics, and the politics of Star Wars, parallel one another— a process that has been apparent since 1977. This article explores some of those parallels.

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Around the Web

Originally posted on Roqoo Depot:
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Book News Fantasy Flight Games will be reprinting the classic West End Games Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook as a 30th anniversary edition set. Blurb is up for the upcoming Phasma novel.…

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Podcasts in Review

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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Blast Points: Episode 86 stars off with the Entertainment Weekly coverage of The Last Jedi as they talk about Chewie and the porgs, the caretakers, the praetorian guards, Canto Bight police, the relationship between Luke and Rey, and the first Jedi temple. Then…

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New Releases: ‘Star Wars #34’ & ‘Poe Dameron #18’

Originally posted on Roqoo Depot:
Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today. Star Wars #34 Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Salvador Larroca Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew Variant Cover Artists: Daniel Acuna (40th anniversary cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant) Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits! Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Poe Dameron #18…

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