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Naboo is typically not a planet you would associate with sneaky tricks and deception, but one tactic they have employed multiple times throughout the movies is the use of decoys. Typically Padme, whether she be Queen or Senator, will dress as a handmaiden and one of her handmaidens will…
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IG-88 is a bounty hunter who makes a brief cameo in the 5th installment of the Star Wars franchise. He's a supremely intelligent robot who is incredibly effective at making his targets "go away" (if you will). Here's a screen grab from the movie. Can you see him? He's the slender droid in…
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Anakin Skywalker was trained by Obi Wan Kenobi and Obi Wan was trained by Qui Gon Jinn. Qui Gon Jinn was trained by Count Dooku and Count Dooku was trained by the famous Master Yoda. If you just watch the movies, the Jedi family tree seems to end here... But my question is this: From the now defunct…
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Ignite your lightsaber if you're a real Star Wars fan! Star Wars has existed for over 35 years and has evolved from a simple movie with a simple story to a world-wide icon. Every corner of the earth has heard of Star Wars and millions upon millions of people have had the pleasure of…
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ABSTRACT Star Wars is part of a very special club. Few movies have captivated and amazed audiences around the world like Star Wars has. Even fewer movies have spurred the creation of toys, games and literature to the extent that Star Wars has. But what is Star Wars, really? Stripped down to its…
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I don't pretend to be a Photoshop master, but I know my way around the program pretty well. Well enough that a surprising amount of people have asked me to add a "lightsaber" effect to one of their photos. A quick search online will reveal many different approaches to creating realistic looking…
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