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Bringing A Star Wars Galaxy to a Middle-earth Near You

It seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up.  This week “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens in theaters around the world (and advanced ticket sales surged past $100 million several days ago, setting a new record).  And fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and George Lucas are constantly comparing their stories, partly because Lucas borrowed some ideas from Tolkien and partly because that is what science fiction and fantasy fans do.  So I decided to take a new look at the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings tales side-by-side.

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And the Star Wars Crowd Goes Wild …

LucasFilm (now a part of the Disney Co.) finally released a decent promotional clip for the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” a few days ago.  You have probably watched it by now but here it is anyway.


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