Rest in Peace, General Organa.

M0nday started with a horrible declaration: Carrie Fisher, our beloved Princess and General, passed away. Following complications from a heart attack suffered Dec 23rd, it was announced by a family spokesperson  that she had passed on. In our 1+ years of Nrdly, this is the hardest [...]

Nrdly BONUS – Goin’ Rogue

The Kirby's talk about their experiences seeing "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", and vie into a spoiler-filled review, highlighting all their favorite parts from the second best Star Wars film ever made.

Rebels Recap: S3E2 – The Antilles Extraction

Following an Imperial TIE attack on food transports escorted by Phoenix A-wings which are all destroyed, the rebels are afraid the attrition of their fleet cripple their strength. Commander Sato reveals intel from Fulcrum — which he explains is an operative code name not specific [...]

Rebels Recap: S3E1 – Holocrons of Fate

A transport ship carrying Ezra and Kanan returns from a mission to find a damaged Rebel ship, so they board it to investigate. They discover two survivors, an astromech droid and a soldier who tells them with his dying breaths that he was attacked by [...]

Rebels Recap: Season 3, Steps Into Shadow

This season’s debut, another movie-length special, opens with a notably older and more reckless Ezra Bridger leading his crew on a mission to spring their friend Hondo from a prison. The oft-allied bounty hunter is found along with an Ugnaught cellmate named Terba, who Hondo [...]

Book Review — Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt

I finally got around to reading Chuck Wendig’s Life Debt, the second in the Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was much more pleased, entertained, and impressed with Life Debt than I was with the first installment. I’m sure that was [...]

Star Wars fans mourn the loss of Kenny Baker a.k.a R2-D2

On Saturday, the Star Wars franchise changed forever as Kenny Baker, the man who brought R2-D2 to life for millions of people all over the world, died. At three feet, eight inches tall, Baker was able to operate R2-D2 from inside the costume apparatus, giving [...]

Rebels Preview: Season 3

Unless you’ve been living in a cave in the Jundland Wastes, you’re aware of all the teasers, sizzle reels, photos, panel discussions, and news coming out of Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London this past week. Among the heaps of exciting revelations, we were treated [...]

Rebels Recap: Season 2, Episodes 16-18

If you’re not up to date on Star Wars: Rebels, you’ve really been missing out! I was in that category until this week, but I’ve caught up to bring you a summary of the past few episodes in preparation of the big finale. Here are [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed: Disney’s Star Wars Land

Holonet Buzzfeed is a brand new segment here at Nrdly, that focuses on all the latest news and facts coming straight from the Galactic Holonet.  If you are like us, we love to keep up with the newest and juiciest details going on in the [...]

Jedi Artifacts: The Black Series Trooper 4 Pack

The newest artifact to be submitted into the archives (a.k.a my action figure shelf) comes to us from Hasbro's Black Series Line.  Now, you all should be very aware that the 6inch Black Series line is definitely my favorite action figure line to collect.  I [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed + Beyond The Stars: In Memory of Tony Dyson

In this segment of Holonet Buzzfeed, we are burdened to say, that a great addition to the original Star Wars team has become one with the force.  Tony Dyson, the man responsible for bringing one of the most sassy and loyal companions in film history [...]

Holonet Buzzfeed: Darth Maul Apprentice Fan Film

If we know anything about Star Wars fans, it's that they sure can be creative when it comes to imitating or recreating the saga.  Wether it's in costume form or through fan films, fans dedicate their time and effort to create amazing love notes to Star Wars.  While [...]

Rebels Recap: S2E15 “The Honorable Ones”

  This is a very interesting episode in which Zeb and Agent Kallus are forced to work together to survive and end up understanding each other, even if just a little. It opens with the Ghost crew, complete with Rex, arriving at Geonosis to board [...]

Rebels Recap: S2E14 “Homecoming”

When the Rebels realize their need for a carrier to stow their Phoenix Squadron fighters, they set out to steal one from the Imperials in orbit over Ryloth with help from Hera’s dad, Cham Syndulla. When they arrive, the Ghost crew is excited to meet the Clone [...]

Rebels Recap – S2E13 “The Call”

Start with Star Wars, add a smidge of Star Trek, a dash of Dune, a drop of Doctor Who … this episode’s got a hint of something for sci-fi fans of any stripe. You’ve got your space divers, gas miners, a psychic blue-eyed beastrider — [...]

Rebels Recap: S2E12 “Legends of the Lasat”

On this episode, Zeb is surprised to learn he’s not actually the last survivor of his species — and that he’s the one prophesied about to show them the way to their new planet. After rescuing two Lasat from Imperial imprisonment thanks to a tip [...]

Jedi Artifacts: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary and Novel

The latest Star Wars loot that I have acquired comes to us from between the pages of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary and the novelization of The Force Awakens.  Many Trees died to bring us these amazing artifacts, and for that we [...]

Beyond The Stars: Adam Driver

By now, Adam Driver has become a household name amongst Star Wars fans.  We know him as the dangerous and fiery villain of the newest installment to the Star Wars universe, The Force Awakens, but to some fans and movie goers Adam Driver might have [...]

Episode 28 – Verily, Amongst the Stars!

The one where the Kirby boys break down the geeky trailers from Super Bowl 50, and talk to Shakespearean Star Wars author, Ian Doescher! To purchase any of Ian's books, you can follow this link to Amazon and support his writing career.    

Jedi Artifacts: Asajj Ventress and Pre Vizsla

By this point you have now realized that everyone here at Nrdly is an uber geek.  Many of these uber geeks have massive collections of goods that they have collected from their favorite universes.  Jedi Artifacts is a new Nrdly segment where we get to [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E11 “The Protector of Concord Dawn”

If you’re a fan of dogfighting, Mandalorians, or dogfighting Mandalorians, this episode was fun. After discussion with Captain Rex and Commander Sato, Hera leads Phoenix Squadron to the Concord Dawn system to ask permission from the Mandalorian Protectors who guard it for permission to route [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E10 “A Princess on Lothal”

YES, it’s the princess you’re thinking of; it’s a Leia adventure on Rebels, guys! This show has already proved itself to be a great link to tie Clone Wars and the prequels to The Original Trilogy, and this just takes that up a notch. Plus [...]

Our fearless leaders were featured on local TV news!!

So it's official: Star Wars is OUT!! Colin and Geof were in line for a full 24 hours, and was brutal. When time got closer, some of our local news channels in Nashville arrived, and the Kirby boys were interviewed! You can check it [...]

Lightweek Gift Guide: The Droids You’re Looking For

As I type this, the Kirby's are enjoying The Force Awakens. Christmas is a week away, and while it may be a little too late for anyone to snag these gifts for you - you might be able to get them for yourself. Treat yourself. If you're needing [...]

Star Wars: A True Story

Star Wars is so much more to me than movies, books, games, toys, collectibles, comics, and conventions. The wonderful thing is it's really all that and more. Much has been said about its profound worldwide influence on filmmaking, modern fiction, merchandising, and culture itself (the Kirbys [...]

“The Force Has Awakened, Can You Feel It?”

Ladies and Gentlemen, It is almost here. Episode seven is within reach. It’s so close, I can almost taste those little blue drinks at the Mos Eisley Cantina. I have been waiting for this day for 11 years, and now, it is two days away. [...]

Star Wars Saves the Day

Imagine this … you’re a six-year-old girl who’s had a bad day. School was hard, and your siblings were annoying. Then your dad comes home from work with a VHS copy of Return of the Jedi that he had rented from either Errol’s Video (or [...]

Episode 21 – The Nrd Awakens

There's not much to say about this one: the boys have one final speculation session before "The Force Awakens". No spoilers here!

Lightweek in Space: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

I was having lunch with my dad today, and we were talking about Episode VII and how I would love for my friends in social media to keep it spoiler free for a few days at least. Never have I been so excited and anxious [...]

Recap: Star Wars: Rebels – S2 Episodes 7 and 8

S2E7 - Stealth Strike Ezra is on a mission with Commander Sato to find out what happened to one of their missing patrols when he senses a premonition that something is going wrong (safe to say he "has a bad feeling about this"). Just then, [...]

Episode 20 – Original Trilogy Edition

The one where the Kirby boys continue Star Wars Month, this time talking about their love for the original trilogy, with a hint of things to come in Episode VII. Email us at and let us know what YOU'RE doing for Episode VII! We'll feature [...]

Episode 19 – Midichlorians and You

The one where the Kirby boys kick off the month of Star Wars with an in-depth analysis of why the Prequel Trilogy is so divisive. They also mention Michael Jackson, and read a Facebook post.

New “Star Wars” TV Spot Focuses on Kylo Ren

While everyone else was scarfing down turkey and fixins yesterday, Disney was hard at work giving us all a special surprise: A NEW STAR WARS TRAILER!! I know we said "no more Star Wars news/speculation", but man...I just can't help myself. Super sweet right? This [...]

Potential Info On Kylo Ren’s Saber?!

Okay...I know I said no more Force Awakens news, but this isn't really...spoilery. More just...nice to know. An image was uncovered this weekend and posted to the sub-reddit r/StarWarsLeaks  (read at your own peril) concerning Kylo Ren's saber, and it delicious: There's all sorts of coverage [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E5 “Wings of the Master”

This one was just plain fun and a great excuse to show off the awesomeness of Hera’s flying capabilities and the B-Wing prototype she pilots in this episode. As a long-time particular fan of the B-Wing (since the B-Wing expansion pack to X-Wing in 1993), [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E4 “Brothers of the Broken Horn”

(I’m late with this one as I was out of the country last week. Your forgiveness is appreciated) This episode presents some adventure and character development for Ezra Bridger wherein he struggles between being a soldier or a Jedi, a scoundrel or a hero. I [...]

No More Spoilers for “The Force Awakens”

Hey guys! So this week has been a pretty epic week for news regarding The Force Awakens, spread by Entertainment Weekly. While I have no problem with what they've revealed (it's all from J.J. himself), I wanna say that here at Nrdly we're gonna avoid [...]

J.J. Abrams talks to Wired about “The Force Awakens”

We’re thirty-eight days away from experiencing the joy of a new Star Wars film, and the excitement is building to critical mass. Fandango was crashed, thousands have been spent by fans worldwide so far, and fans are rabidly gobbling every snippet of information they can [...]

New Japanese “Star Wars” Trailer Shows Us More, and Nothing

This morning there was something special us Star Wars fans awoke to: A NEW FREAKIN TRAILER!! The Walt Disney Japan youtube channel unveiled the international trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and boy is it a doozy. In addition to footage we've seen before, [...]

Fox News Guilty of Nerd-shaming “Star Wars” fans

Everyone's favorite TV bullies, Fox News, are back, this time with some good ole fashioned nerd-shaming. So here's the story: Neil Cavuto (there's your first clue) had two people on his show recently to talk about the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens that debuted during Monday [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars: Rebels – S2E3 “Always Two There Are”

Mild spoilers follow. This was a great episode! We got some adventure, eerie suspense, and an ominous surprise during this story wherein the crew follows intel supplied by new crew member Rex to an abandoned Republic medical facility for a supply run. When Ezra, Zeb, [...]

Weekly Recap – Star Wars Rebels – S2E2 “Relics of the Old Republic”

  Continuing the story from the previous episode, the Imperials arrive on Seelos under the command of Admiral Konstantine and Agent Kallus to destroy the rebels and the 501st remnant. As promised, Rex gives Ezra information about strategic Republic locations, but Ezra is not dissuaded [...]

Weekly Recap- Star Wars: Rebels – S2E1 “The Lost Commanders”

**SPOILERS FOLLOW** The first episode of this new season kicks off with action as the Ghost crew flees from the Empire and Ahsoka advises them to seek out an old commander friend of hers on a remote planet. She gives them the head of a [...]

The Final Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

We got our breakdown of the trailer uploaded! Check it out below: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's happened: the final trailer. In a special moment during this week's Monday Night Football, we got a glorious look at the new Star Wars trailer, and's a beauty. Well...what do you [...]

Star Wars Trailer Premieres Tomorrow Alongside Ticket Sales!

  So we're now...two months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and as if we weren't freaking out enough, they decided to spring this beautiful official poster on us, along with the news that during Monday night football tomorrow, a new trailer [...]

The ‘Lost Scripts’ of Star Wars

I have a mystery I want solved. A little later I'm going to put the call out to you, Nrdly faithful, and I want you to answer. But for now I'm going to take you back to what could have been any lunch room table [...]

Star Wars: Rebels Season 1 Recap

A year ago, Disney XD began airing a great animated series which spans the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, following the adventures of Ezra Bridger along with the crew of the Ghost as they play their part in the birth [...]

Star Wars X-Wing: The Force Awakens First Look

Hey everyone, so I ordered the new The Force Awakens version (1) X-Wing and (2) TIE Fighter core set for Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game and they just came in. Perfect timing for Star Wars Week. Thought you might like to take a look. Can't [...]

Episode 12 – Revenge of the Nrds

Star Wars Week (again)!! The one where we recap everything that's happened since our last Star Wars Week, speculate some more about Episode 7, and premier a clip from our special guest!!

Colin Trevorrow talks Episode IX….sort of.

  When Jurassic World hit the "epic success" marker this summer, director Colin Trevorrow was linked to direct one of the new Star Wars saga films (not to be confused the "Anthologies" films. At Disney's D23 expo in August, he was officially announced as the leader [...]

Lucasfilm confirms new Star Wars trilogy is all about Skywalkers

We all know there's new Star Wars movies out this decade, right? Good, because I have a juicy tidbit from Kathleen Kennedy herself (head of Lucasfilm and producer of The Force Awakens) to kick off Nrdly's second Star Wars week. In an interview, Kennedy has [...]

Slickwraps Introduces New Galactic Series

Are cases too bulky for your mobile devices? Do you like the sleek, natural lines of however your phone was originally designed? The people over at Slickwraps understand. These sick new designs are guaranteed to make your latest model phone, laptop, PS4 or Xbox One [...]

Show Your Love for Jabba the Hutt in Style

Have you ever wanted your very own, semi life-size Jabba the Hutt to proudly display on your lawn? I know I have, and thanks to the fine people over at Think Geek YOU CAN!! Purveyors of all things nerdy and slightly useless (but totally necessary), [...]

Star Wars: Battlefront Beta Begins October 8th!

Origin players on PC as well as PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to get a taste of both the Rebel and Imperial side of all things galactic combat when EA launches the technical Beta October 8-12 in the run up to the [...]

Star Wars Uprising Gives Us the First Look at the New Star Wars Canon

With The Force Awakens coming to theaters in less than 100 days, and with Force Friday now behind us, there's been an endless stream of Star Wars news and goodies, seemingly every day. One of the most anticipated things is the recently released Star Wars [...]

Review: Star Wars Aftermath

Like probably most of you reading, I'm a huge Star Wars fan. I have been for at least 25 years, since I started wearing out my dad's VHS tapes, pretending to be a Jedi on the playground, and occasionally "just checking" if I could use [...]

Funko and Disney Announce Smuggler’s Bounty!

Funko, peddler of those Pop! figures that border on a crack addiction for many, has teamed up with Disney, caretaker of the Star Wars franchise, to create the first, COMPLETELY OFFICIAL Star Wars subscription box service. Titled Smuggler's Bounty, they promise a multitude of exclusives for [...]

SW Action Figure Fantasy Team

Man, I don’t know about you, but Geof’s little early morning jaunt to The Disney Store for Force Friday got me going. I couldn’t help but think about when I was a kid and the hours I spent with SW swag. Now, I didn’t have [...]

“The Force Awakens” Soundtrack has an Official Release Date

It wouldn't be a Star Wars film without John Williams and his magic touch. Mr. Williams has returned for the score to The Force Awakens, and now we know when we'll be able to pick it up. According to Walt Disney Records, the score will be [...]

Thank The Force…New “Battlefront” Novel Coming!!

According to, we'll be getting a new novel detailing the more boots on the ground infantry warfare between either the Rebellion and the Empire or the Resistance and the First Order. We don't know yet. And that's what's killing me! We want to know [...]

Nrdly hit up Force Friday

Early this morning, at 4 am CST, I woke up, groggy from my three hours of sleep. I trudged to the shower, emerging refreshed and slightly more awake. I threw on my favorite Star Wars tee, my favorite jeans, and grabbed my Bag of Holding [...]

My first Love: Star Wars

So...this being the YEAR of Star Wars, and with Force Friday upon us, I have decided to take it upon myself to write something a little more heartfelt about my first love. When I was a kid, I wasn't very well-received by society (like most [...]


Force Friday is upon us and, following the deluge of epic that was the Star Wars Live Unboxing stream (that ended this morning), there's been a lot of internet fervor over one item in particular. Sphero's BB-8 working, rolling, talking, drivable, patrolable robot will be IN [...]

Hold On To Your Butts. “Battlefront” Is Getting A Beta.

Well, we all wanted it. DICE announced today that we're getting a Battlefront beta playable this October. Here's the official statement from DICE below for those of you who don't like links. "Coming early October to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC, the Star [...]

Have you seen the new Star Wars Lego commercial yet?!?!

In the lead up to Force Friday, leaks have been bustin out left and right. First was the EPIC Hasbro catalogue leak and now comes a sweet Lego commercial. In it...we KIND of learn a plot point, and hear BB-8's speech for the first time!! [...]

We Get Our First Glimpse Of The Battle Of Jakku!

  We are proud to give you a first visual glimpse of The Battle of Jakku, coming to Star Wars Battlefront on December 1st, 2015, for all who pre-order, and a week later for all other game holders. The Battle of Jakku was the pivotal moment when [...]

How BB-8 Became The Coolest New Droid We’ve Ever Seen

From the moment we saw it in the first teaser trailer, we’ve fallen in love with BB-8. The new droid who’ll be rolling around with the characters in Star Wars The Force Awakens is unique and creative, and now we know the history behind it! Over at [...]

Kylo Ren Is Not Who You Think He Is

Kylo Ren is easily the most discussed new character of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. From his Darth Revan/Darth Vader combo outfit to his (absolutely badass) cross guard lightsaber, he seems to be a truly unique and mysterious villain the likes of which we have [...]

Classic Game Rewind: Shadows of the Empire

With everyone all a-buzz these days about all things The Force Awakens, it got me thinking about one of my favorite games on the old N64 system, Shadows of the Empire. This Lucas Arts title was actually released barely four months into the new console’s [...]

Stormtrooper Helmets From “Rogue One” Released?!

So, we may have gotten a freaking sweet reveal on Instagram from the new film Star Wars: Rogue One. On Donnie Yen's Instagram page  we are shown three helmets. The one in the middle looks like the classic Stormtrooper helmet we all know and love, but what [...]


Is anyone excited about Force Friday??? The premiere of all the new Star Wars Episode VII merch is upon us (September 4 to be exact), and we here at Nrdly are busy prepping our souls and wallets for the deluge of plastic goodness.   In [...]

Star Wars Retrograde

I have kind of a weird story as it concerns me coming into the Star Wars universe. When I was a young kid, we weren’t allowed to go to the theater. We didn’t have HBO. We didn’t own a VCR at the time. My folks [...]

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Sneak Peak at NY Comic-Con

Attendees of this year's New York Comic-Con we'll be getting a special treat, as Disney XD will premiere new footage from season 2 of their fantastic Star Wars Rebels series. This is a spoiler free post, but I'll let Star Wars throw some extra info in: [...]

Chris’ Favorite Star Wars Swag

It being Nrdly’s Star Wars week I’m being yelled at to contribute some Star Wars content (jk...I love my Nrdly overlords). On the one hand I do love me some Star Wars, wouldn’t be much of a nerd if I didn’t. On the other though, [...]

J.J. Talks Han Solo and His Mythos

Han Solo. One of the highest rated characters in ANY science-fiction world. The guy is a total badass, and we all love him for it. His return in Episode VII is nothing short of awesome, and I for one am completely stoked to see he [...]

Pro sabers for Pro fans

In case you've been living under a rock in the Jundland Wastes, you know that there's a new Star Wars movie coming this winter (check out the Nrdly Podcast for ALL the deetz). With each new Star Wars film, comes a slew of super-fans who [...]

Episode 5 – The Force Among Us

The first of MANY Star Wars Specials Nrdly will be doing in the lead up to Episode VII: The Force Awakens. We discuss the D23 Expo, Rogue One, Saber Forge, and get emo on the new trilogy.

New Star Wars Experiences Coming to Disney THIS YEAR!!

Following yesterday's news about a larger Star Wars presence at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced two new experiences hitting the parks this year! The first is something called Star Wars Launch Bay. From the Star Wars site: Star Wars Launch Bay [...]

FORCE BE PRAISED! Star Wars Areas Hitting Disney Parks!

D23 Expo this year was MASSIVE! Full of great Star Wars news in the lead up to Episode VII: The Force Awakens, not the least of which is this little tidbit: NEW STAR WARS LANDS ARE HITTING BOTH DISNEY PARKS!! Disney CEO Bob Iger had this to [...]

Oh Man, Jon Boyega Gets His Own Lightsaber In New “Force Awakens” Poster

The Force Awakens will have a poster painted by Drew Struzan...because why fix what ain't broke? In this new poster, we get a glimpse at Jon Boyega's character, Finn, and his brand new shiny lightsaber! He also doesn't look sweaty and out of breath for [...]

“Rogue One” Gets First Full Cast Picture!

WHAT?? Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards  is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.  [...]

YOUR Art Can Be Featured at “Star Wars: Art Awakens”

OHMYGOD!! The Nrdly office is FREAKING out right now about this news. Star Wars and HP have teamed up to create a sweet art exhibit with pieces based on Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The event is called Art Awakens, and will take place in [...]

Star Wars: A Few Things We’ve Learned About Kylo Ren

Entertainment Weekly has published a piece with some brand new info on Kylo Ren, including some crazy facts we never expected! Let's just right into it. This is a rumor we’d heard for a while, but now it has been confirmed. Adam Driver's villain appears [...]

New Star Wars gear for your furry kids and human kids.

Do you have human children? How about furry children? you have another way to geek em out. Some awesome "nerd stuff" bombs were dropped this weekend, and I can't WAIT to spend a bunch of money I don't have on this sweet crap.   [...]