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Why dont the Oscars like sci-fi?

Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi were two of 2017s most critically-acclaimed films. But neither of them has been nominated for Best Picture at this years Oscars. A science fiction film has never won the Best Picture gong, but what is it about the genre that doesnt attract Academy voters?  Jan 24, 2018
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LEGO Porgs appear at locations around London to celebrate Star Wars release

A group of LEGO Porgs – the new Star Wars critters that have set the internet alight – have this week been seen traveling across London and taking in the sights as film fans across the country return to the galaxy far, far away in the latest chapter of the epic Skywalker saga. Created for the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the group of LEGO Porgs traveled from Londons South Bank, across Millennium Bridge and past St. Pauls Cathedral – before finishing their sight-seeing tour at Londons Trafalgar Square and the LEGO store in Leicester Square. Dec 21, 2017
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Real-life Star Wars: Were now writing the rules for combat in space

The dog fights of Star Wars may not be that far from reality. So to prepare, academics from universities around the world are drafting a guide for armed conflict in outer space. The authors of the MILAMOS project hope the manual is never actually required but explain why its necessary to be prepared. Dec 15, 2017
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Lightsaber duel in London to celebrate launch of The Last Jedi

Two martial arts experts, Shania West and Anton Simpson-Tidy, took part in a lightsaber duel to help promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi which premiers in the UK on 14 December. 2017 Census Figures show 176,632 people in England/Wales identify themselves as Jedi Knights and is the 7th most popular faith in the UK. Dec 13, 2017
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Official Trailer

As tickets go on sale for the films release on 14 December (in the UK, 15 December everywhere else) LucasFilm has revealed a brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Offering a bit more information than the first trailer back in April, the footage gives little away in regard to the plot of the film, and doesnt even show off any of its new characters. Instead it tees up some mysteries. Is Rey tempted by the dark side? Why is Luke so scared of her? Is Kylo getting a redemption arc? The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyongo, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Oct 10, 2017