12 days of 'Star Wars'

This holiday season, "Star Wars" is the gift that keeps on giving. Leading up to the Dec. 18 release of "The Force Awakens," we’ll give you a new "Star Wars"-related story every day.

Read the replay: 'Star Wars' chat by our Geek High Council

In anticipation of “The Force Awakens,” our panel of experts are discussing the most divisive topics in “Star Wars” lore today. It's happening now.
'The Force Awakens' will give new hope to 'Star Wars' fans

'The Force Awakens' will give new hope to 'Star Wars' fans 

December 16, 2015
REVIEW: George Lucas who? The "Star Wars" reboot delivers next-generation thrills. This is the film we're looking for. "The Force Awakens" understands what "Star Wars" fans love and delivers it lavishly.
Ultimate Star Wars Battle — Winner

Ultimate Star Wars Battle — Winner

December 17, 2015
12 Days of 'Star Wars': The Jedi Council — aka a few Star Tribune staffers with a little free time – ranked 32 of the most important characters in the Star Wars movies and asked readers to weigh in with their favorites. More than a few favorites fell along the way, but there can be only one winner in the end.

The Force awakens for Minnesota's 'Star Wars' superfans

December 12, 2015
For millions of "Star Wars" fans, the Force is about to be reawakened with a highly anticipated new movie. For some Minnesotans, who don high-quality costumes from the films, it never slept.

Original 'Star Wars' kids excited to share 'Force Awakens' with their kids

December 12, 2015
Next week's release of Episode VII is a family affair for many Twin Citians as the franchise spans generations, thanks in part to Disney's takeover.
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December 18, 2015

'Star Wars' superfans react to 'Force Awakens' — no spoilers!

For some people it's just another big movie. For others, it's the most important cultural event in the history of important cultural events. Ever. Like, ever-ever.
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December 16, 2015

'Force Awakens' cast performs epic 'Star Wars' medley with Fallon

The cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" showed off their rare musical talents on "The Tonight Show" in a new video released Tuesday that is sure to become a viral sensation.
December 15, 2015

Join the Ultimate Star Wars Battle -- Round 5

12 Days of 'Star Wars': Light vs. dark. Father vs. son. Who is the Chosen One, and who is just a scruffy-looking nerf-herder? Cast your vote.
Movies
December 15, 2015

Revisit the pixilated past of a 'dark' Star Wars video game

In 1995, LucasArts released "Dark Forces," a "Doom"-style first-person shooter set in the "Star Wars" universe.
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December 15, 2015

Lileks: Luke, I am your – oh, sorry, hold on, SPOILERS

This is a Major Cultural Event that spans the generations. Even if Episode 7 consists of George Lucas performing the entire story with hand puppets, the movie will do eleventy billion dollars on the first weekend.
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