View Our World Through the Eyes of a Stormtrooper

"Space Station Earth" is a digital map that turns our entire planet into a cold and otherworldly spaceship. Our terrestrial home transforms into George Lucas' scourge of the Galaxy—the dreaded Death Star. » 9/14/14 12:00pm 9/14/14 12:00pm

An Architect's Guide to Famous Villain's Lairs

Say what you want about villains, they have spectacular architecture. But they're also a nightmare to create — which is why we don't have more undersea bases or faces carved into mountains in real life. Here are the weirdest design specs of some of the most famous villain lairs. » 9/10/14 12:04pm 9/10/14 12:04pm

That's No Moon or Space Station, Just a Fantastic Death Star Rug

What's this? A piece of Star Wars-themed decor that doesn't look like a grade eight craft project? There's a chance that folks who've never even seen Star Wars might actually want this Death Star rug in their living room, since its asymmetrical design doesn't scream 'science fiction movie prop'. » 7/22/14 5:00pm 7/22/14 5:00pm

Turn Any Wall Into a Death Star With These Mix-and-Match Tiles

Tom Spina Designs has a long history of bringing wonderful Star Wars-inspired creations to life. We still wish we could have snatched up the Han Solo Carbonite desk the company created, and now we desperately want these brilliant sculpted modular tiles that make any surface look like you're up close and personal with… » 11/15/13 2:20pm 11/15/13 2:20pm

This is how you blow up a planet, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hayden Planetarium Director and supreme astrophysics badass Neil deGrasse Tyson recently took to his podcast, Star Talk Radio, to answer a few questions from the audience as read by noted funnyman Eugene Mirman. And fortunately for us, Grand Moff Tyson decided to take the one about blowing up planets. » 11/01/13 1:21pm 11/01/13 1:21pm

Now Anyone Can Kick Around the Empire

Every once in a while you come across a piece of Star Wars merchandise and wonder how it took so long for Lucas' or Disney's giant merchandise-o-tron computer to make the connection. A Death Star soccer ball (football for our overseas readers, or inflatable kick bag for you non-sports types) seems so obvious you'd… » 10/01/13 9:40am 10/01/13 9:40am

A Bird House Fit for a Millennium Falcon

Wait, you didn't think it was only humans who could love Star Wars, did you? How horribly speciesist of you. There's no reason to believe that the other creatures inhabiting our tiny corner of the galaxy don't appreciate a good space opera too, and if you've noticed the local sparrows crowding around your window… » 6/06/13 10:53am 6/06/13 10:53am

Was the Destruction of the Death Star an Inside Job?

Was there more to the climax of Star Wars: A New Hope than met the eye? According to the creators of Luke's Change: an Inside Job, a fantastically clever take on another documentary you're probably aware of, there certainly was. And come to think of it, some of the details of the whole thing were pretty convenient.… » 3/17/13 9:00pm 3/17/13 9:00pm

The Empire Responds to the White House's Rejection of the Death Star…

We're not getting a Death Star. The White House made that official. But what does the Galactic Empire think about Earth abandoning our Death Star project? Well, they think our "unimaginatively named planet" is filled with cowards! » 1/15/13 10:00pm 1/15/13 10:00pm

This Isn't the White House Response to the Death Star Petition You're…

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons: » 1/11/13 9:58pm 1/11/13 9:58pm

Of Course There's an Official White House Petition That Wants the US to…

In perhaps the best use of the White House's official "We the People" petition system (the most ridiculous would still be Texas' secession), a group of faceless signatures want the US to secure funding and resources in order to begin construction on a Death Star by 2016. Yes, a Death Star. » 12/04/12 2:00am 12/04/12 2:00am

Nerdy Climbing Wall Holds Prove Even Star Wars Fanboys Stay Fit

When you think of Star Wars fans, you probably picture an overweight individual sprawled out on a couch reaching for Cheetos with a plastic lightsaber. But apparently that image isn't entirely accurate, since you can now buy Star Wars-themed climbing wall holds. » 5/23/12 6:40pm 5/23/12 6:40pm

What Is That Strange Ginormous Object That Just Appeared Next to the…

Check out this video, made from images taken by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory. Notice that weird object the size of Jupiter apparently connected to the Sun. Is it the Death Star refueling? Galactus' ship? An alien star dreadnought? What is it? » 3/15/12 10:00am 3/15/12 10:00am

The Death Star Looms Overhead as the Empire Invades Denmark

If you've ever wondered what life was like for Ewoks as the Empire built another Death Star near Endor, this ad for Toys R' Us gives a pretty good idea at what it's like to stare up at an artificial moon. » 3/13/12 10:00am 3/13/12 10:00am

That's No Moon, It's a Light Up Shirt With Sound Effects

Mixing Star Wars with those '"I'm with stupid" tees, this latest addition to the ever growing list of electronically enhanced shirts features the Death Star firing its glowing superlaser, complete with sound effects, at whoever's standing next to you. » 11/17/11 8:20pm 11/17/11 8:20pm

The Death Star Was So My Idea

When anything gets spoofed, one of the first places you go in geekdom is Star Wars. It's, like, a rule. Which really means a Star Wars parody of those obnoxious "Windows 7 was My Idea" commercials was bound to happen. » 4/09/11 3:45pm 4/09/11 3:45pm

Build a Lego Death Star Ornament With Powerpig

Our friend Powerpig hadn't meant to do any more Lego Christmas tree ornaments, but apparently he couldn't resist this slightly-evil bauble: A DEATH STAR tree garnish. His website shows you how to make your very own. [Powerpig via Brothers-Brick] » 11/30/10 7:40am 11/30/10 7:40am

NASA Discovers Pac-Man On Death Star Saturn Moon

Hold on to your Spiderman underpants because here's a planetary-sized nerdgasm. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made the most amazing discovery in the history of science: Pac-Man actually lives on the Death Star. There. Beat that, Large Hadron Collider. » 3/29/10 3:59pm 3/29/10 3:59pm

Infographic: The Power of the Death Star vs. Power of the Force

Matt Buchanan wanted to know the exact meaning of Darth Vader's famous words: "The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force." That's why I made this chart. Updated: Added high resolution desktop wallpaper. » 3/12/10 1:00am 3/12/10 1:00am