Why the ‘Star Wars’ Pirate Hondo Ohnaka Deserves the Attention of Fans and Lucasfilm

(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.) Earlier this week it was “International Talk Like A Pirate Day,” so, I figured, in honor of the Internet holiday we’d look at the most infamous pirate in […]

Theatre reviews: The Lovely Bones, Eastern Star and The Prisoner

The Lovely Bones – Royal & Derngate Northampton unti September 22 then touring until November 17. Tickets: 01604 624811 / royalandderngate.co.uk When Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones was published in 2002, it was described as “the book of the decade”. So no pressure on Bryony Lavery in dramatising it for the stage. Told entirely from […]

Daily Podcast: Star Wars, Bob Iger, Watchmen, DC Universe, Bond 25, Twilight Zone, Marvel, Walking Dead & Tom Clancy

On the September 20, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Star Wars, Bob Iger, Watchmen, DC Universe, Bond 25, The Twilight Zone, Marvel Female Superhero Series, […]

Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Tyrion Lannister star hints at fate with bizarre prank

Fans are eagerly awaiting news about their favourite Game of Thrones characters as the months lead up to the season eight debut next year. Fans are still none the wiser on who the HBO fantasy will finally see taking up their spot as the leader on Westeros and sitting down on the iconic Iron Throne. […]

The math of why it’s so hard to build a spherical Death Star in space

Enlarge / Geometry puts some real design constraints on Darth Vader’s desire for a spherical Death Star. (credit: Ben Orlin) Opting to build the Death Star in the shape of a sphere may not have been classic Star Wars villain Darth Vader’s wisest move, according to math teacher Ben Orlin. He investigates this burning question, […]

Emmys 2018: Blue Peter star Konnie Huq drives Twitter users WILD with shock appearance

Stars including Matt Smith, Emilia Clarke, and John Legend donned their finery to make an appearance at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles last night. And, as viewers took a look at which celebrities were in attendance, some were left delighted after they spotted a very familiar face. Konnie Huq […]

EastEnders spoilers: Ray Kelly star hints at HUGE secret as relationship with Mel unfolds

Ray Kelly has kept his cards close to his chest since turning up in EastEnders, but the mysterious newbie is hiding a huge secret – presumably one that won’t remain secret for much longer. In fact, Sean Mahon, who plays the former husband of Mel Owen (Tamzin Outhwaite), is counting on Ray to make a […]

Star Wars: Solo sequel SCRAPPED? ‘The odds are against it happening' after box office flop

The end of the film was surprisingly open-ended, with Qi’Ra heading off to meet Darth Maul. And with stars such as Alden Ehrenreich revealing that their contracts stipulated they be available for sequels, it seemed a dead-cert that we’d see more of the characters in the near future. But after Solo failed to recover its […]

Star Wars 9 leaks reveal huge TRAITOR: You won't believe who it is

The Star Wars franchise loves repeating themes as storylines echo and mirror what has come before. The Force Awakens was undeniably similar to A New Hope and now it seems Episode 9 will bring back one of the main themes of Episode 3. JJ Abrams, though, is putting a fresh twist on the hunt for […]