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The official ‘Star Wars’ Twitter account tells fans not to be racist

The official 'Star Wars' Twitter account tells fans not to be racist - Bent Corner

The first two episodes of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show premiered on Disney Plus this past Friday. Some fans were having difficulty coming to terms with the casting of Inquisitor Reva Sevander, played by the Maryland native Moses Ingram. She’s an accomplished actress. She’s also Black. Are Star Wars fans racist? I’ve long believed at …

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Woke nerds are mad Raytheon sponsored the Hugo Awards

SciFi nerds are mad Raytheon sponsored the Hugo Awards - Bent Corner

The Hugo Awards were this past weekend. It’s the annual award show for science fiction and fantasy creative works. The award show took place at DisCon III, a science fiction convention held in Washington D.C. One of the sponsors for the event was Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, located in Arlington, …

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‘Dune’ continues its sandworm sized slide at the box office

'Dune' continues its slide at the box office - Bent Corner

Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel Dune enjoyed its third consecutive weekend in U.S. theaters and it continued to under perform at the box office. Last weekend Dune earned only $15,413,486 averaging $3,736 per theater. This weekend it earned $7,620,000 averaging $2,148 per theater. Dune also was shown in less theaters than …

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‘Dune’ opening weekend under performs at the box office

'Dune' opening weekend under performs at the box office - Bent Corner

Dune premiered in domestic theaters over the weekend and earned $40.1 million. At first glance, that might seem like the movie did fairly well its opening weekend. The problem is, first glances don’t always give you accurate information. When you factor in how many theater screens Dune appeared on this past weekend, that $40.1 million …

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Why are the Black Star Wars action figures easier to find?

I don’t collect Star Wars action figures. I used to a long time ago. Even though I haven’t collected Star Wars stuff in years, I still like to walk down to action figure aisle to see what’s available. From what I’ve been noticing lately, I think if I were to start collecting Star Wars action …

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George Lucas gets turned into a 6-inch stormtrooper

George Lucas gets turned into a 6-inch stormtrooper – Bent Corner

Hasbro is creating a 6-inch action figure of George Lucas as a stormtrooper. It will be part of its Black Series line of premium action figures, and will be part of its Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary line. Entertainment Earth has this figure available now as a preorder for $26.99.  They are scheduled for release in March …

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