I honestly thought this Return of the Jedi scene was real all my life

I keep getting my dreams shattered. When I was a kid I thought the Rebel Alliance hangar could have been a real stage but it was just one of many matte paintings, an example of ILM's visual sorcery. But the scene of the Emperor coming to the Death Star? I was absolutely, 100-percent convinced that it was real. » 1/09/15 1:16pm 1/09/15 1:16pm

Enjoy the final battle of Return of the Jedi without the Ewoks

My favorite part of Return of the Jedi was the final Death Star battle, a perfect choreography of models filmed with computer-controlled cameras. It was truly amazing—except for the Ewok clowns interrupting the flow with their unrealistic fight.* So I always wanted to see this: The entire battle in high definition. » 12/31/14 2:25pm 12/31/14 2:25pm

These Insanely Detailed Star Wars Models Are Truly Works of Art

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. » 10/22/14 7:30pm 10/22/14 7:30pm

Long Lost LaserDisc Found, Features Behind-The-Scenes Star Wars Footage

"Through the Force, things you will see. The future, the past, old friends long gone." Someone has just found a disc full of behind the scenes, never before seen footage from Return of the Jedi. Two clips were uploaded to a Facebook page yesterday: a silent 59 seconds of R2-D2 repairing Luke’s X-Wing on Dagobah, and a… » 10/23/13 8:00pm 10/23/13 8:00pm

Luke was going to become Vader, destroy the Rebels and become Emperor

Did you know that George Lucas originally wanted Luke Skywalker to become Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi? His last lines were going to be "Now I am Vader. Now I will go and kill the [Rebel] fleet and I will rule the universe." That would have been cool. It's one of ten unknown facts about the movie.
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You've Got to Be Crafty to Take Down the Empire With this LEGO Star…

This whole rebellion business could have been handled with much more savvy than just blowing up home planets and Deathstars. Both sides could have sat down to a friendly no-holds-barred, all-or-nothing chess match with the fate of the galaxy on the line like civilized people. » 7/27/12 6:40pm 7/27/12 6:40pm

Rollerblading In These Salt Mine Tunnels Is Like Entering the Death…

This video of a guy in Rollerblades zooming down the tunnels of a salt mine in Poland is absolutely insane. It's not accelerated, just filmed as is in the Wieliczka mine, near Krakow, Poland. » 8/16/11 8:48am 8/16/11 8:48am

This Is Probably the Best DIY Lightsaber Ever

The blade is ridiculously bright and lights up in an instant, the handle is gorgeous and beautifully constructed, I mean, everything about this lightsaber is just perfect. Even Luke Skywalker would be drooling over this. Watch it light up: » 1/01/11 9:00pm 1/01/11 9:00pm

Toy Modder Extraordinaire Steampunks Return of the Jedi

Some of you may be suffering from Steampunk fatigue, but I still get giddy when I see it done up right. Master toy modder Sillof » 10/10/08 3:10am 10/10/08 3:10am, whose we've a couple times before, has tickled my fancy with an update to his action figure line. This time you've got even more detailed Steamtroopers, a mob boss-like Jabba the Hutt,…