With The Rise Of Skywalker upon us and Empire’s special Star Wars issue hitting newsstands, we take a look back at the entire star-spanning saga. Read on for a selection of some of Empire’s best Star Wars articles, spanning the entire Star Wars saga from start to finish.
With a grand total of eleven films now in circulation, the best way to experience the Star Wars saga has become a rather tricky path to navigate. For stalwart fans looking for the optimum viewing order, newcomers in search of the ideal introduction and parents about to instruct their children in the ways of The Force, we present the principal schools of thought on the subject. And, dare we say it, the definitive answer you’re looking for.
The Ultimate Star Wars Quizzes
For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before Empire’s ludicrously difficult Star Wars quizzes. That’s right, you may have aced the Kessel Run, you might be fluent in over six million forms of communication but you’ll still have your work cut out for you with these gruelling test of Star Wars knowledge. Try the quiz, use The Force and take your first step into a larger world. Beware: Imperial operatives will change the questions with every try.
Simon Pegg On Star Wars
The actor and screenwriter writes exclusively for Empire, telling us all in his own words exactly what Star Wars means to him.
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Star Wars Spoiler Special Podcasts
No stone is left unturned in our deep-dive spoiler special podcasts where not only does the team get into the weeds discussing the films but we enlist the help of the filmmakers as well. Hear Lawrence Kasdan talk about killing Han Solo in The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson on upsetting the apple cart in The Last Jedi.
Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
Like a very rich schoolboy picking at a scab, George Lucas became famous for tinkering with the Star Wars saga. Over the years he made innumerable visits to the Skywalker Ranch editing room to refine and revise all six films, from the addition of modern CG effects in the original trilogy to Greedo shooting first. Twenty years after the original Special Editions were first released, we’ve charted the complete history of Star Wars alterations, from the major to the almost unnoticeable.
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Harrison Ford Career Interview
From Star Wars to Blade Runner and Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford sat down with Empire’s interviewer for a rare, career-spanning conversation.
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The Greatest Star Wars Characters
From the moment the Jedi Order was first conceived, the Star Wars galaxy has rarely been an underpopulated universe. You can’t move for Gungans, Corellians, Twi’leks, Imperial badmen, bounty hunters, droids and whatever the hell Admiral Ackbar is. Yet everyone’s sure about which of those denizens is their favourite. Sure, the Han fans outnumber the Luke-lovers, and the Fett-followers think they’re way cooler than the Vader ravers, but even the likes of Wicket the ewok have their yay-sayers. Read on for our list of the best Star Wars characters, from cruel Imperial footsoliders right up to the number one slot
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The Emperor Speaks: Ian McDiarmid Interview
The senator from Naboo, the Supreme Chancellor of The Republic, Sith Lord, Ruler Of The Galactic Empire: Sheev Palpatine’s CV is impressive by anyone’s measure and we met up with the man himself, Ian McDiarmid, to talk all things Palpatine.
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The Secret History Of Star Wars
Exposed! The truth behind the most famous myths of Star Wars – with testimony from those who were there.
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71 Awesome Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Photos
Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos from the ’77 original, right up to Rogue One.
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Mark Hamill Answers Your Questions
From comparisons with Harrison Ford to Phantom Menace quality control, Mark Hamill answers questions from the Empire readers.
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Kevin Smith, Simon Pegg And Edgar Wright Nerd Out on Star Wars
Empire loves Star Wars. Kevin Smith loves Star Wars (it’s a legal requirement that every Smith flick features a reference to George Lucas’ space saga). Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the brains behind Shaun Of The Dead, love Star Wars (at least, the original trilogy). So it was a bit of a no-brainer to get us all together recently in a top London hotel for a dedicated discussion of all things Starry and, indeed, Warsy. What resulted, though, was far from a no-brainer, being instead a passionate,insightful and very funny debate taking in everything from prequels to fandom, and the excitement that geeks can feel when they see a man in a helmet.