a U.S. weapons research program begun in 1984 to explore technologies, including ground- and space-based lasers, for destroying attacking missiles and warheads.
- Also called Strategic Defense Initiative.
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How to use Star Wars in a sentence
In 2013, EA entered a deal with Disney, allowing the video game publisher to exclusively develop Star Wars console and mobile blockbusters.From Star Wars to Marvel, licensed video games are becoming more ambitious. Here’s why. | Elise Favis | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
He combines his archival knowledge and graphic-arts skills to update “Star Wars,” “Spartacus” and other epic underdog fantasies from before his time.In the galleries: Tracing a generational progression in abstract art | Mark Jenkins | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Tran, 32, is best known globally for playing mechanic Rose Tico in the most recent Star Wars trilogy.Kelly Marie Tran’s journey to becoming a fighting Disney princess: ‘It feels like an absolute miracle’ | Michael Cavna | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
While it’s not necessary, it’d be fascinating to see a game using the aesthetics from the excellent animated efforts in “Star Wars,” namely “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels.”What we want from Ubisoft Massive’s open world Star Wars game | Mike Hume, Gene Park, Elise Favis | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
The news Wednesday of a new Star Wars open world game was a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.What we want from Ubisoft Massive’s open world Star Wars game | Mike Hume, Gene Park, Elise Favis | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
I just recently rewatched all six Star Wars movies the other day… Oh wow, from the beginning?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire | William O’Connor | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Are you excited, nervous, afraid, all of the above for the new Star Wars films?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire | William O’Connor | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Only one other Star Wars film has earned a PG-13 rating, the 2005 prequel Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Aaron Paul may play a young Han Solo in the first Star Wars spin-off.
An examination of some of the rumors surrounding the newest entry in the Star Wars canon.
British Dictionary definitions for Star Wars
Formal name: Strategic Defense Initiative (in the US) a proposed system of artificial satellites armed with lasers to destroy enemy missiles in space: Abbreviation: SDI
(modifier; sometimes not capitals) of, relating to, or denoting this system: Star Wars defence; star wars policy
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Cultural definitions for Star Wars (1 of 2)
A series of popular science fiction motion pictures created by George Lucas. The first trilogy debuted in 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope. The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi followed in the 1980s. Prequels, Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, were recently released. The films are noted for combining classic themes of good versus evil with cutting-edge special effects.
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