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Your Dumb ‘Star Wars’ News Roundup

December 12, 2015

Star Wars fans all around the world are eagerly awaiting the theatrical release of The Force Awakens. Here’s how various movie theaters and media outlets have helped keep them distracted until it opens on December 18th.



Airbnb allows users to rent out private homes instead of hotel rooms. Starbnb is a Star Wars-themed parody of it. “Travelers” can flip through listings that include Jabba the Hutt’s palace, the Death Star’s prison quarters, and Yoda’s swamp home on Dagobah. They can also write sarcastic reviews. Currently, the Ewok’s village hasn’t been very highly rated and, as one traveler noted, “[the] hosts were completely discriminatory based on complexion. One guy had golden skin and they practically worshipped him!”

The Movie Marathon at the Alamo Drafthouse

For the release of The Force Awakens, a group of Star Wars fans will compete for a series of prizes. In order to win, they’ll have to sit through Episodes I – VI before the new film screens at the chain’s South Lama Cinema in Austin, Texas. Then they’ll have to stay and watch The Force Awakens over and over again until only one of them is still in the theater. The last fan standing (er, sitting) will take home the prize, which includes a seat named in their honor and a special movie pass that won’t expire for seven years. According to the Alamo’s website, “sleeping, illegal drugs and talking & texting during the movies (of course) will result in disqualification and a swift trip to the Sarlacc Pit.”

Carrie Fisher’s Dog

Fisher, who plays Princess Leia in the series, goes everywhere with her companion dog, a bulldog named Gary. Fisher and Gary showed up for an interview with Good Mornin,g America on December 4 and the dog went on camera, too. Gary sat through the entire segment with his tongue hanging out.

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