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This Chrome Extension Will Protect You from Seeing Star Wars Spoilers

The next Star Wars movie hits theaters in a couple days, but not all of us are going to rush out and see it on the first day. In the hopes of getting a half-empty theater, I’m planning to wait until Monday and I’d really like to avoid spoilers in the meantime.

And that’s why I’m thrilled I found Force Block. This simple Chrome extension saves me from seeing any unwanted spoilers. After it’s installed, any webpage that reveals details about the new Star Wars movie will look like this screenshot from

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As you can see, it hides the spoiler with a splash page that contains various Star Wars references. It gives you a couple options, to either see the page, and risk spoiling the experience, or flee and protect your virgin eyes and ears.

With all the coverage of the new movie, you’re bound to encounter a lot of false positives (this page, for example) which is why the extension has a whitelist.

Of course, if you do ignore the warning and view the page behind the shroud, I hope you’re ready to quickly shut your eyes and close or switch the tab without looking, just in case there’s a spoiler waiting to ruin everything.


Force Block: the Star Wars spoiler blocker

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R December 16, 2015 um 2:39 am

It seems it is also a good extension for people who don’t want to see Star Wars related articles/posts etc. Star Wars is becoming as annoying as World Cup recently.

J.D. Ogre December 16, 2015 um 7:18 am

Oh, how I miss the 70s. Even months before the original movie came out, we knew all the characters, we knew the plot flow (5 year old me couldn’t figure out why it took so long for Luke to show up – I **knew** he was supposed to appear well before the Jawas arrived at the farm, watching the battle above Tattooine through binoculars – or how come Luke didn’t go visit Biggs to see him off, and how come Jabba didn’t show up to threaten Han?), we knew about the Death Star, we knew pretty much everything. Yet we still enjoyed the hell out of it.

Nate Hoffelder December 16, 2015 um 7:36 am

@ J.D.

There’s always some who don’t want to know, and that has sometimes been turned in to a game. For example, there’s an online competition each year where people track how long the managed to avoid learning who won the Superbowl. (I had inadvertently been playing that game for years.)

Michelle Louring December 16, 2015 um 8:50 am

I’m not going to watch the movie before Sunday, so I guess Facebook is a big no-no until then.
And I might have to wear earplugs to the party I’m going to Saturday that will include all my geekiest friends.
Maybe I should just cut off all communication and go live in a cave.

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