LOS ANGELES — How are we to know the good side from the bad?

We know, because they have been given separate names. In a Star Wars movie’s marketing materials. For the first time.

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Over the course of six films, from Star Wars (1977) to Revenge of the Sith (2005), the energy field created by all living things that surrounds us and penetrates us, binding the galaxy together, was known simply as the Force

And it had, of course, a Dark Side.

But something happened just over a year ago, when the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens gave us an unfamiliar nomenclature: “There has been an awakening,” were the only words spoken, from an unseen narrator. “Have you felt it? The Dark Side … and the Light.” Read more…

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There’s a ‘Light Side’? Star Wars used to just have ‘The Force’ and ‘The Dark Side’