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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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Xenite.Org Adds Star Wars to Movie Portal

When I first launched Xenite.Org in 1997 I consolidated content from several science fiction and fantasy Websites I had set up on other services.  Within months I began adding new (sub-) sites to the domain, including Star Wars content.  Long ago I moved most of that content to another domain, SF-Worlds.Com, but I have always wanted to build a new section devoted to Star Wars on Xenite.Org.  This week I finally completed work on what I hope will become a much larger section over the next few years.

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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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Happenings on SF Fandom and Elsewhere

Robert MelletteWe’re in the process of interviewing Robert Mellette, who was known as Xenastaff to many fans of Xena: Warrior Princess. He has a book coming out in a few days. We have not yet decided whether to publish the interview on Xenite.Org or SF-Fandom.com but I will share an update here when we get things sorted out.
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You can’t touch this fantasy dance sequence

I went looking for Disney dance videos. I found Chewbacca and the Jawas instead. And Darth Vader shows us how to use the Force in ways we could never have imagined. So, I guess Disney has been sponsoring “Dancing With The Star Wars Stars” for a few years now. They definitely cover the ages of rock and hip hop.

I think it will be enough to show you the videos from 2007, 2008, and 2009. If you’re not laughing by the end of the third video, you must have forgotten to start breathing again. Oh, and feel free to check out Mookie Movies, the channel that puts up these videos.

Dancing with the Star Wars Stars, 2007

Dancing with the Star Wars Stars, 2008

Dancing with the Star Wars Stars, 2009 (Part 1)

Okay, that’s too much fun. You’ll have to go looking for the second part of the 2009 show.

I’ve seen some interesting cosplays through the years but this professional show definitely kept me in stitches (through the years).