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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Yeah… dern international copyright! Us Americans can watch it though. :-) It’s kind of funny on a nerdish level, but really not practical at all.

    IT’S A TRAP!

  2. I would have supported my mascot being changed to the Ackbars. No one should be looked down upon for thinking outside of the usual cliche mascots. It probably would have been a good PR move though, draw attention away from the fact that the rebels their teams are named after were a bunch of bigoted slave owners.

    Too bad Lucas put the kibbosh on this idea. You’d think Lucas would be all for having his work immortalized like that.

    • Read your history: 1) most Southerns didn’t own slaves, 2) 90% of the soldiers who fought for the South had never owned a slave, 3) racism and bigotry were pretty universal in the North AND South (Northern reaction to freed slaves being directly related to inner city problems even today), 4) the war, if about anything, was about state’s rights.

      This is hilarious! They should have gone with Mon Mothma instead!

      • Dude, I majored in History. I know me some American Civil War. Just because I know all the facts you just listed doesn’t mean the general public does. When they think of “confederate soldiers” the aren’t thinking of Joe Farmer who’s just serving his country, they will stereotype and go with a description similar to the one I used above. And your number 4 is dubious at best. The South claims states’ rights, but the right they were protecting the most was slave owning. And don’t you dare even try calling it the “War of Northern Aggression,” or I’ll go Mandalorian all over this place.

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