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Star Wars: Episode VII: 8 Things to Expect Based on J.J. Abrams' TV Past

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Now that J.J. Abrams is officially onboard to direct the seventh Star Wars film, the question on everyone's mind is: But what does that mean?!

To help out, TVGuide.com put on our best deerstalkers and dived deep into Abram's television past, from Felicity all the way through Revolution. And based on our investigation, here are eight things we could expect to see in Star Wars: Episode VII: read more

J.J. Abrams Confirmed to Direct Star Wars 7

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It's official! J.J. Abrams has been tapped to direct the upcoming seventh Star Wars film, Disney confirmed Saturday.

"It's very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy. read more

Fringe Oral History: The Road to the Series Finale

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In the final part of our farewell to Fringe, producers and cast discuss the episode that took Fox's sci-fi series in an entirely new direction: into the future. The series has always been known for its offbeat 19th episode, but its final one took the viewers on an adventure to Observer-occupied 2036, in which Peter, Astrid and Walter were freed from amber by Peter and Olivia's grown-up daughter Etta. In the race to the series finale, what's left of the team will attempt to reset time in hopes of ridding the world of Observers... read more

Fringe Oral History: How the Series Changed Forever with One Sacrificial Act

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In the third part of our farewell to Fringe, producers and cast discuss the most polarizing story line of the series: The Season 3 cliff-hanger featured a scene in which Peter Bishop, who we had come to know and love over three seasons, mysteriously vanished into thin air. The Observers then explained that he had, in fact, never existed. (Come again?) This controversial creative move ended a season that included Fringe's foreboding move to the Friday "death slot." Still, the show soldiered on for another two seasons, much to the credit of its passionate fan base... read more

Fringe Oral History: Dual Universes Open Up a New World Of Possibility

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In the second part of our farewell to Fringe, producers and cast discuss the introduction of the parallel universe, which opened up the world of Fox's sci-fi drama to new and exciting possibilities, including a new set of characters with names like Walternate and Bolivia that fans would — gasp! — actually come to love in the end... read more

Fringe Oral History: Building the World of "Science Fact"

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A mad scientist, his genius prodigal son and a noble FBI agent compose the surrogate family at the core of Fox's supernatural drama Fringe that, under the direction of sci-fi kingpin J.J. Abrams (Lost), struggled through five low-rated seasons of endlessly fascinating twists and turns that, quite literally, attempted to tell the story of the universe, er, universes. It will all come to an auspicious end Friday at 8/7c, in what devotees hope will be a satisfying ending to the little series that could... read more

On the Set: Fringe's Final Hours

Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, John Noble

It's the end of the worlds as we know it. And all Fringe Division wants is soup.

"I swear I saw someone walking around with it!" says ­Jasika Nicole, bubbly and bundled up between takes while filming on a Vancouver lot. With a week left before wrapping Fringe's fifth and final season, the mood on this drizzly December afternoon is unexpectedly light. Especially for folks facing a string of long night shoots involving the ultimate battle between our ­heroes and their bald overlords, the Observers. "It's going to be... read more

6 Things to Know About Revolution's Return

Billy Burke

"The revolution and the battle against Monroe really begins."

That was the party line Sunday at Revolution's panel during NBC's winter TV previews, as executive producer Eric Kripke promised reporters that the second half of the series' freshman season will actually begin to deliver on the promise of the title... read more

Find Out How You Can Watch a Sneak Peek of the Star Trek Sequel

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Star Trek fans will be able to get a sneak peek of Star Trek Into Darkness, the highly-anticipated second installment from J.J. Abrams — but they'll have to go see The Hobbit in order to do so.

The first nine minutes of Abrams' new Star Trek film, a follow-up to his 2009 feature, will be shown before select IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in about 500 theaters beginning on Dec. 14, The Los Angeles Times reports.

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Steven Spielberg Says He Will Not Direct a Star Wars Film

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You can cross Steven Spielberg off the list of directors who would helm a new Star Wars film.

Following Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm — the company behind filmmaker George Lucas' beloved sci-fi franchise — a new Star Wars film is slated to hit theaters in 2015. But Spielberg... read more

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