Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. And Star Wars has somehow become bigger than ever as we head into the beloved space saga's 40th year, lightsaber in hand and protocol droid in tow. But Star Wars doesn't just mean the Skywalker saga anymore. Sure, we'll have release dates and the latest info on the upcoming Episode VII and Episode VIII, but the galaxy conquering success of the recent standalone movie Rogue One means George Lucas' original tale of galactic heroes and villains is going to be the cornerstone for an even bigger, um, empire than ever anyone ever imagined. From the revenge of the Sith to the return of the Jedi, the Force has awakened once again. New characters and storylines will be joining old favorites R2D2, C3PO, Chewbacca, and Yoda at a pace of one new movie a year, and you can bet new toys, action figures and games will follow. It turns out hokey religions and ancient weapons are gonna stay in vogue for another pop cultural era after all. Inside Star Wars is coming to a galaxy near you. Sites and resources to be discussed and consulted for Inside Star Wars include Making Star Wars, Star Wars News Net, Jedi News, Aint It Cool, The Force.net, Star Wars.com, Star Wars Underworld, Rebel Scum, Slash Film, Screen Rant, Cinema Blend, Screen Crush, /FILM, and more.