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The final chapter in the Skywalker saga is currently playing in theatres and geeks all over the planet are queuing up to watch it (probably dressed in brown robes while wielding plastic light sabres.) I'll admit the Star Wars movies are entertaining, but they haven't influenced society in the same way as that other great sci-fi franchise of the last 50 years.

In my humble opinion, Star Trek is vastly superior and inspires hope in a way that Star Wars fails. Here's why I think Star Trek kicks Star Wars' butt.


The final chapter in the beloved Skywalker saga is finally here. Many of you will be desperately trying to avoid online spoilers until you've seen the movie. Others will be actively hunting down and devouring every plot point.

This article is for the latter group. (Spoilers ahead, obviously.)


After two long years, the third and final instalment of the new Star Wars trilogy is finally upon us. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases in select cinemas at midnight tonight.

If it's been a while since you last saw 2017's The Last Jedi, here are all the plot details that you'll need to remember before seeing the new movie. (We've also included a recap of The Force Awakens.)


I spent a decent chunk of the weekend putting a dent into my Disney+ queue — thanks, 4K Dolby Atmos Star Wars movies — but my enjoyment of Disney’s cheap streaming service is slightly dampened by the various films that are missing. (Disney's back catalogue contains thousands upon thousands of movies and TV shows, so it makes sense to hold some of it back.)

However, you can start getting your queue ready for missing titles right now, and Disney+ will even give you a hard date for when some are scheduled to arrive.


What movies and TV shows are coming to Disney Plus in Australia? It's a question we've all been pondering for weeks. As Netflix has shown, just because a title is available in the US doesn't mean it will be appearing Down Under.

Will we be getting the full Star Wars trilogy? What about The Simpsons? And how many Disney Classics will be making the cut? Today, Disney Australia finally let the mouse out of the bag and the news is good. Here are the chief titles that will be available in Australia on day one.


When Disney Plus launches in Australia tomorrow, it will be one of the cheapest streaming entertainment services in the country. It will also be the only place to (legally) watch the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.

But these aren't the reasons we're excited. Disney Plus has another ace up its sleeve - and it could be the deciding factor that gets you to subscribe.


I should probably stop watching that new Star Wars trailer, but I’m not going to. I have vivid memories of the first time teenage David, college-age David, and workforce David watched the first teasers for various new Star Wars movies, because there’s no feeling quite like it. Yes, even for Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, which seemed so amazing at the time that I must have watched it, gosh, I can’t even count how many times. How silly that feels, in hindsight.


Thinkgeek is one of my favourite places for picking up interesting bits of nerdiness that are actually useful. From the light sabre bottle opener in my kitchen drawer to lots of cool t-shirts and other bits of geekdom, there are heaps of great products available. And lots of those cool items are now on sale. Here are some of the current bargains that will be separating me from some of my hard-earned cash.


Stacks of Star Wars-related media has been released over the last 5 years - from major films, to comics, to several long-form television series. And that popularity and demand means viewers are becoming more discerning about what they love (or don’t) about the universe.

Klaudia Amenábar is the co-creator of Star Wars podcast Rebel Dispatch. I spoke with her about the development of fandom within the vacuum of space, the role and aspirations of the podcast and the overall growth of fan awareness and accountability to media.