Darth Maul, right, and Lord Sidious in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”
Darth Maul, right, and Lord Sidious in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” LUCASFILMS
Darth Maul, right, and Lord Sidious in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” LUCASFILMS
Star Wars Countdown

Star Wars Countdown

Daily dispatches as we approach the premiere of "The Force Awakens"

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Rick Bentley, The Bee's movie critic and "Star Wars" insider, is piloting a 7-days-a-week journey to "The Force Awakens" premiere Dec. 18. Movie clips, fan videos, news and celebrity interviews -- you'll see it here first, along with invitations to share your "Star Wars" stories. Strap in, Nerf herders!