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The Persian empire: myth vs reality

Thomas Harrison sets the record straight on some of the many misconceptions that have grown around a powerhouse of the ancient world...<p><i>This article</i> …

Star Wars Rebels Just Had a Moment So Important It Could Have Been an Entire Movie

When <i>Star Wars Rebels</i> was first announced, we knew it was going to be about the formation of the Rebel Alliance. And it has been, but in a very …

Disney parks to unwrap Star Wars lands in 2019

Disney's largest single-theme expansion, which will include Han Solo's Millennium Falcon spaceship, will open in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.<p>Disney's Star Wars lands, one at Disneyland in California and another at Walt Disney World in Florida, are scheduled to open in 2019.<p>Disney CEO Bob …

Walt Disney Company

These 'Star Wars' Books Will Hold You Over Until 'The Last Jedi'

<i>Star Wars</i> fans are getting pumped up for the next release this week, with the announcement of the official title of the next film in the series, <i>Star</i> …

Star Wars

The strange and sinister story of the Christmas Krampus

From medieval times comes a mythical beast: the legendary Krampus. Half-goat, half-devil, he’s an anti-St. Nicholas that swats and punishes naughty children before hauling them back to his lair in a basket and eating them for Christmas dinner.<p>In the folklore of Western Europe, Krampus shows up on …

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New Rogue One trailer teases the surprise return of a classic Star Wars villain (and it's not Darth Vader)

Long-standing speculation about the return of an iconic Star Wars villain may have been proven correct, thanks to the latest teaser trailer for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.<p>Glimpsed briefly from behind is a man who looks uncannily like Grand Moff Tarkin, the dastardly Death Star …

Star Wars

Xi Jinping becomes 'core' leader of China

Communist party bestows new title on president, putting him in a more powerful position before the 2017 congress<p>China’s Communist party has given the president, Xi Jinping, the title of “core” leader, putting him on par with previous strongmen Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but signalled his power …

China

Kylo Ren Rips on Death Star in New Rogue One Trailer Reaction

Kylo Ren really isn’t happy with his grandfather’s support staff.<p>Auralnauts’ latest “Kylo Ren Reacts”video shows our favorite Emo Sith checking out …

Sci-Fi Books that Changed the Genre Forever

When thinking of sci-fi books that changed the genre forever, there are a number of contexts that need to be considered. Science fiction books have …

Science Fiction

All the Star Wars Secrets Hidden in the New Novel Ahsoka

The latest <i>Star Wars</i> book is a young adult novel that covers a lot of the period between when we last saw Ahsoka Tano in <i>Clone Wars</i> and when she showed …

15 Sci-Fi TV Shows You Need To Put On Your Watch List Because They’re Totally Out Of This World

The 80s might hold the title for the best decade in terms of science fiction on the telly, but these days, we're not far behind. Interstellar space …

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Even now, with it finally being released, the amount of attention that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gotten is hard to comprehend. The film is …

How to Watch Star Wars If You’ve Never Seen It Before

I have never seen <i>Star Wars</i>. Yes, it’s true. I have not watched a single one of George Lucas’s immensely popular, fanatically followed science fiction films. Not even five minutes of one of them. My <i>Star Wars</i> knowledge is limited to short clips that exist in the pop culture ether—and what I picked up …

Star Wars

Star Wars, Back to the Future Easter Egg Spotted in Doctor Who

Epic fan service.<p>The latest episode of Doctor Who contains an easter egg that ties back to both Star Wars and Back to the Future.<p>As first pointed out …

Back to the Future

The return of Star Wars: an evil empire in Jedi clothing?

Next month sees the eagerly awaited seventh coming of Star Wars with The Force Awakens. A good moment to examine the apparently timeless mass appeal of this huge franchise. What does it tell us about ourselves?<p>• 1997: when Star Wars hit the UK – in pictures<p>A long time ago, when everyone else was …

Star Wars

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Carrie Fisher on returning to the toughest woman in the Star Wars galaxy

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is a fantasy, but it’s no fairy tale.<p>There are heroes, and monsters, a castle, and magic and machines that defy belief. …

Steven Moffat: the new Doctor Who companion hasn't even been cast yet

On day one of the Doctor Who Festival, the cast discuss new additions, Twitter and the perils of on-set injuries<p>If Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is to be believed, we’re a long way off from learning who the new companion will be.<p>As thousands of Whovians in fezzes and long scarves descended on …

TV Series

Lost ancient island found in the Aegean

İZMİR – Doğan News Agency<p>DHA Photos<p>A lost island where the ancient city of Kane was located has been found by geo-archaeologists in the Aegean …

Archaeology

Mysterious Middle East 'Wheel Of Giants' Is As Old As Stonehenge

Ancient rock formation is believed to be 5,000 years old -- but no one is sure what it was used for.<p>A mysterious stone circle in the Middle East is estimated to be nearly 5,000 years old -- about the same age as Stonehenge.<p>It's known in Arabic as Rujm el-Hiri, or "stone heap of the wild cat," and …

Archaeology

Did A Tiny Star Wars Toy Just Confirm A Huge Force Awakens Theory?

Fitzsimmons fans are about to get their moment on <i>Agents of SHIELD</i>. <i>Justice League</i> could introduce another female superhero. <i>The Flash</i> teases a surprise …

Star Wars

J.J. Abrams Spills More Details on Villains of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

"Star Wars" mania continues unabated, with Entertainment Weekly dropping even more details about "The Force Awakens" from their recent issue.<p>J.J. Abrams got very candid about the villains of the movie — Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline …

Star Wars

Terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan who saw 'The Force Awakens' early has died

This is not the first time "The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams has granted a fan's final wish.<p>In 2012, Abrams sent a rough cut of "Star Trek Into Darkness" to a devoted Trekkie who was terminally ill with cancer five months before the film opened. The fan passed away shortly after watching …

Star Wars

Tenth Doctor and Donna team up for Big Finish

The Tenth Doctor and Donna are returning, in a new set of audio adventures for <b>Big Finish</b>.<br>Next year <b>David Tennant</b> will be returning to his role as the …

TV Series

This scene from 'The Empire Strikes Back' led to a huge mystery that 'Star Wars' fans haven't been able to solve for 35 years

If the accident had happened four months later the news would have been in every paper around the world. But at the time Hamill was still an unknown actor who had just finished being the lead in a yet-to-be-released sci-fi movie in which he wore all white and wielded a glowing sword.<p>Hamill had to …

“Star Wars” lets Princess Leia age realistically: Is this an alternate Hollywood universe?

Carrie Fisher’s older and wiser character tells us maybe we’re ready to let actresses age<p>The most breathtaking moment in the new trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer doesn't involve explosions or lightsabers or ominous references to the Dark Side. It's an eyeblink-long shot of …

The "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster Holds Some Tantalizing Questions

Where is Luke Skywalker?!<p><b>Update:</b> As several commenters have pointed out, this looks like it could be Starkiller Base, which the official Star Wars website describes like this:<p>(Kind of sounds like a Death Star!)

Star Wars

A ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Producer Hints At A New Skywalker

It’s been running around nerd circles for a while that <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> will have a Skywalker child as a character. It makes sense; 30 years is a long time and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of birth control (or child services, come to think of it) in a galaxy far, far away. But the …

Princess Leia's Daughter Is Reprising That Iconic "Star Wars" Look

It's an homage to a style created a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Movies

U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations center in the heart of the war against Islamic State will not engage in combat, but they will do almost everything but fight to support the beleaguered Iraqi forces.<p>Iraqi soldiers train with …

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