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I was raised to do one thing… and that’s serve up Star Wars Bits. After the jump:

  • David Prowse has zero interest in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • What does “I will finish what you started” really mean?
  • The Force Awakens trailer gets meme-d, of course
  • Ooh and ahh over a stunning Star Wars Newsweek cover
  • Was the destruction of Alderaan justified?
  • A Star Wars-themed bar has opened up in Ottawa
  • Is this the working title of Star Wars Episode VIII?
  • Get way too invested in the state of Mark Hamill‘s facial hair
  • Peek at the Star Wars room on the Disney Dream cruise ship
  • Feast your eyes on a bunch of Vader Down variant covers


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David Prowse, whom you may know as Darth Vader, claims he “know[s] nothing” and hasn’t “got much interest” in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As a matter of fact, he told Yahoo, he hasn’t even seen the trailer. “No. I’ve seen nothing about it whatsoever. No. No.”

The only thing that’d get him interested again, apparently, is if he were to get involved. “It depends if I’m playing the part of Darth Vader in it,” he said. “Yes – then I’d be very interested. But if they’re putting somebody else in Darth Vader’s mask then I’m not the slightest bit interested.”

Which, fine — but then what the hell is the Facebook post above all about?

Even if the real man behind the Darth Vader mask is totally over it, Darth Vader fanboy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) clearly isn’t, based on his words and actions in that Force Awakens trailer. But what, exactly, does he mean when he promises to “finish what you started”? CineXpress has a guess.

Non-canon

The internet, being the internet, is having quite a bit of fun with that “It’s true, all of it” line from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer (via Geeks Are Sexy).

Tsuneo Sanda

Artist Tsuneo Sanda has unveiled a stunning cover he designed for a Star Wars special edition of Newsweek magazine. On Facebook, he wrote that the idea was to include references to all the movies — even those much reviled prequels — and that he considers Darth Vader to be the “absolute image” of the series. You can see the text version, and buy a copy for yourself, here (via Furious Fanboys).

Alderaan essay

Sunny Bunch at the Washington Post takes up the provocative argument that blowing up Alderaan was “completely justified”:

The destruction of Alderaan, then, is more analogous to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki than it is to a “genocide.” Yes, it was horrible, and yes, it would be nice if it didn’t happen. But it was an attack on a legitimate military target and defensible under Just War Theory, an attack intended to save lives by deterring other major powers from beginning conflicts of their own.

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On the next page: A Star Wars bar in Ottawa, a bunch of Vader Down variant covers, and the continuing saga of Mark Hamill Beard Watch 2015.

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