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Why the world really does need yet another site about Star Wars.
I've always seen the world through a Star Wars lens.
The easiest way to interest me in any story, historical event or person is to show me how they’re connected to Star Wars – and if there’s no obvious connection, I’ll probably find one before long.
Taken too far, of course, that’s apophenia – an unfortunate tendency to see patterns and connections where none exist.
But the thing about Star Wars that makes it so attractive to people who think that way is that, most of the time, those connections aren’t random.
The Force really is everywhere – it surrounds us and penetrates us, and it binds more strands of pop culture together than you can possibly imagine.
In much the same way that the Brothers Grimm spent their life gathering up German folk tales, George Lucas spent years gathering up the material that would inspire Star Wars. But instead of limiting himself to one area of study, he got eclectic with it.
Folklore, fast cars, French comic books — whatever appealed to the mind of a young George Lucas was grist for the mill. And yet, somehow, his idiosyncratic tastes came together to create a story with more universal appeal than virtually any other.
Unlike most other Star Wars sites, we're not going to concern ourselves with the daily news cycle, and we're not going to get caught up in the rumour mill.
Instead, we’re going to find the building blocks that have made Star Wars what is it today – and not just in that first movie, because that ground is well-trodden, and it barely begins to tell the full story.
We’ll also be looking at the stories behind the prequels, the sequels, and everything in between, and doing our level best to climb inside the minds of George Lucas, JJ Abrams, Gareth Edwards, Dave Filoni, and everyone else who has left their mark on the saga.
We’ll look at the real people behind the characters and the continuity; the ways society intersects with Star Wars; and the forgotten moments and near-misses that could have changed everything.
We’ll even be looking at movies, TV shows, books and comics that tap into the same source material as Star Wars, but remix it in entirely different ways.
Who knows? You might even end up finding something new that you'll love just as much as Star Wars. Well... almost as much, anyway.
If you’re trying to understand Star Wars just by watching Star Wars, you never will. There’s a big galaxy filled with secrets and inspiration out there – let’s explore it together.
You've taken your first step into a larger world…