The opening crawl that opens up every Star Wars film is one of cinema’s most iconic moments, and will never change, but what happens when you take the stylings of a James Bond film and give it a try? Magic.
There have been rumors of a massive new Star Wars set based on Echo Base from Empire Strikes Back for ages now, but they’ve finally been confirmed: Lego have just announced a gigantic new set jam packed with so much goodness even the smell of Tauntaun insides couldn’t ruin it.
Have you been waiting in line for days to see the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens? Of course you haven’t. You bought your tickets online like a normal person. But there once was a time when buying tickets online wasn’t even possible. Below we have pictures of those poor chumps from the Olden Times™ who had to…
In the Golden Age of science fiction, male authors far outnumbered their female counterparts. C.L. Moore was a notable break from the largely male-dominated field, but she wasn’t the only one to put fantastic tales to paper. Another notable author of the day was Leigh Brackett. She began writing during the early days…
Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 50 must-watch science fiction films.
We skipped a week with this column, but this week, I want to talk about the variations in the stormtrooper costume. Not all stormtroopers are the same, and between each film, there’s minor differences that need to be taken into consideration when building your costume.
Star Wars fans: Did you know that the hologram of Darth Vader that appears in General Veer’s AT-AT in The Empire Strikes Back was 20 inches tall? If you did, then wow, that is some spectacularly detailed trivia you have in your noggin. Your reward? This accurately scaled, bright blue Darth Vader figure.
Hey, remember that dress that the internet went completely insane over? The one that some people swore was white and gold, but other were defiantly certain was blue and black? Well, it turns out the Star Wars universe has its own version of the dress — specifically, Han Solo's coat from Empire Strikes Back.
Star Wars and The Muppets have long been linked, thanks to Frank Oz's work bringing the likes of Fozzie, Miss Piggy, and of course Yoda, to life. But the worlds mix a little more closely in this gallery of recently uncovered photos, showing Kermit and Miss Piggy paying the set of The Empire Strikes Back a visit.
As the next wave of leaks from the next Star Wars are oh-so-slow to trickle in, hopefully this will tide you over: A colossal collection of 140 photographs featuring Industrial Light & Magic's model-building process from 1977 to 1983. It's simply incredible.
I came across some wintertime military photographs that looked like lost frames from the Battle of Hoth, in The Empire Strikes Back. So much, in fact, that I couldn't resist adding some laser gun turrets and AT-ATs. Check them out and post your mashups in the comments.
George Walton Lucas, Jr. is only a man. Unlike in myth, gods never create men. Only men create gods. To father a family of immortals is a burden no man can really bear.
In an interview with Star Wars historian J.W. Rinzler on the occasion of Empire's 30th anniversary, Vanity Fair has a short interview talking unfilmed Wampa battles, Harrison Ford's backseat directing, and how Mark Hamill is actually pretty amazing. [Vanity Fair]
You don't need the R2-D2 Droid phone to download this app, but for full credibility I'd suggest all owners of that phone fork out the $3 it costs. In fact, any Verizon customer with an Android phone should pay up.
The Star Wars universe is basically infinite, but out of thousands of stories, the original trilogy is still the heart. So I'm really excited Hasbro's 2010 toys focus on Empire for its 30th anniversary, down to vintage figure packaging.