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Republic Era

Imperial Era

  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
    • A group of "defective" clones go on the run to escape the Empire, leaving behind the only life they've ever known.
  • Obi Wan Kenobi
    • Old Ben fights inquisitors and works to keep is young charge safe in this prequel TV series featuring everyone's favorite take on the grizzled Jedi Master.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
    • Having caught Solo in theaters, we take a look at the film and find out if it's an essential prequel or just more filler background noise.
  • Star Wars: Rebels
  • Andor
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    • A dive into the first of what Disney has pitched as "Star Wars Stories", interquels that flesh out the background of the galaxy far, far away.
  • Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope
    • With the Death Star completed, we take a dive into the film that launched the series, a rousing movie about good vs. evil and about how a plucky band of rebels could defeat the greatest weapon in the cosmos.
  • Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    • A dive of the darkest, and arguably best, of the classic films, with 100% more Empire being the baddes dudes in the land.
  • Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    • A pass through the final film in the classic trilogy, now with so many damn space bears.
  • The Mandalorian
    • We follow the adventures of a bounty hunter, the Mandalorian, as he protects a young baby from the evils of the universe.
  • The Book of Boba Fett
    • Having taken over Jabba's throne the other Mandalorian in the Saga now has to find a way to rule Tatooine while figuring out just what it means to be a ruler.

First Order Era

Lego Shows and Specials

  • The Star Wars Holiday Special
    • Acting as a sequel to Episode IX, this special tries to redeem the whole concept of Life Day, and almost succeeds.

Non-Continuity

  • Star Wars: Visions
    • Disney gives the keys to the kingdom to a set of anime studios for a different look at the storied franchise.

Classic Games

  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1982)
    • In 1982 Parker Brothers brough the classic Hoth sequence from Empire into the hands of kids and, honestly, it wasn't a bad experience for the time.
  • Star Wars (1983)
    • Atari came out in 1983 with an awesome arcade game that let players relive the end of the original film.
  • Star Wars: Jedi Arena
    • Parker Brothers returns with a second licensed game that barely does anything worthwhile with the franchise.
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Death Star Battle (1983)
    • The games keep coming from Parker Brothers and the company takes the Return of the Jedi license to make a Centipede / Asteroids mash-up.
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1984)
    • Atari returns with a second arcade game, but the shift in style and format leads to a lackluster experience.
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1985)
    • A third Atari arcade game brings us back to vector style play for another cockpit adventure in the Galaxy Far, Faar Away.
  • Ewoks and the Dandelion Warriors (1987)
    • When it comes to bad games it's going to be hard to find much worse than this bland shooter starring the oddly beloved furballs.
  • Star Wars (1987)
    • Namco provided Japan with a very loose interpretation of the three movies in the saga with this Famicom title.
  • Star Wars: Droids (1988)
    • We have another mascot game from the Saga and, once again, it manages to fail being fun in ever conceivable way.
  • Star Wars: Attack on the Death Star (1991)
    • Going back to the famous trench run, this game gives us an even better rendition that feels like a precuros to the X-Wing series to come.
  • Star Wars (1991)
    • LucasArts officially takes over the gaming franchise with a more "authentic" adaptation of the original film.
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1992)
    • LucasArts's second, and final, 8-bit adventure takes on Episode V to mixed results.
  • Super Star Wars (1992)
    • The series heads to the SNES for the first of three platofming adventures adapting the three films in sequence, and this first one is a little rough.
  • Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1993)
    • A direct sequel, in style and substance, this game does a few things to help improve the Super Star Wars experience.
  • Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1993)
    • The third game in this series is a reversion back to the worst impulses of Super Star Wars, making this easily the most tragic and awful game in the set.

Further Reading

  • Darths and Droids: We take a dive into the webcomic mash-up of Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Spaceballs: Mel Brooks comes at us with this beloved comedy direectly riffing on the classic saga. But does the film really hold up all these years later?
  • Troopers (2011): This samusing little web-series from College Humor does a pretty good job of parodying the main series, although it's not without its flaws.
  • We're Going to War! Star War!: A discussion on the internal stagnant nature of the world of Star Wars and how the technology, religion, and even worlds of the universe hardly ever seem to change after decades (even thousands of years).
  • 6 Reasons the Emperor Isn't the Villain of Star Wars (But Someone Else Was): A tongue-in-cheek article about who the real villain of Star Wars really was.
  • Trooper and Jawa: A amusing thought we had for a different kind of Star Wars show.
  • Savi's Workshop at Galaxy's Edge: A dive through the build process for making your own lightsaber.
  • Fixing Star Wars: We take a stab at creating a new tale in the universe that still feels like a proper film in the series.
  • The Problem with Tag Endings: We take a look at post-credit scenes and why their overuse takes away from the actual endings of films.
  • What's Up With Star Wars?: A look at recent news of delays and cancellations from the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

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