What Would A Ride In The Millennium Falcon Actually Do To Your Body?

The Millennium Falcon pulls some pretty crazy stunts in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And while we recognize Star Wars takes place in a fictional universe, we couldn't help but get pedantic about the physics of the scene, and the effects it might have on the human body. » 12/28/14 5:48pm Today 5:48pm

Adidas' New Star Wars Sneaks Will Make You Wish You Were a Kid Again

There always seems to be a steady stream of Star Wars merchandise hitting stores, but with a new film on the horizon in 2015, the Disney marketing machine is quickly ramping up to overdrive. Even Adidas wants in on the action with its upcoming Star Wars Originals collection that includes these wonderful Vader kicks.… » 12/26/14 3:25pm Friday 3:25pm

Samurai Star Wars is 12 parsecs worth of neat

Now that Disney bought Star Wars, I hope they get a little bit riskier and produce new stuff loosely based on the classic trilogy. A Japanese version would look amazing, as these cool action figures demonstrate. It's only a natural step—as George Lucas' original saga was directly influenced by Kurosawa's work. » 12/26/14 12:52pm Friday 12:52pm

This Giant Quarter-Scale Boba Fett Is As Detailed As Figures Get

The best thing about Hot Toys' new 17-inch tall quarter-scale Boba Fett figure is that you won't actually be able to get your hands on one until November of 2015. Which gives you more than enough time to save up the $470 you'll need to pay off your pre-order, and built a suitable shrine to display this masterpiece on. » 12/24/14 8:45am Wednesday 8:45am

A Real-Life Laser Tri-Blade Lightsaber Is the Best Worst Idea

A Wicked Lasers product has long been the closest you can get to a real-life lightsaber, but there are some Jedi weapons better left on the screen. If the tri-blade lightsaber revealed in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has caught your eye, and safety isn't your utmost concern, with the help of a 3D printer… » 12/22/14 11:08am 12/22/14 11:08am

Star Wars-Themed Christmas Light Show Is So Excessive And So Amazing

So you know when you strung up three reels of Christmas lights and a flashing reindeer, and thought you'd won decorations for 2014? Forget it. Forget it all. A music teacher from California has lit up his entire property, added a 17-foot guitar, and set the entire thing to a Star Wars mash-up. » 12/16/14 9:00pm 12/16/14 9:00pm

The cute rolling ball droid in the new Star Wars is a real robot not CGI

Perhaps the best part about the new Star Wars trailer was seeing BB-8, the adorable rolling ball robot in the new Star Wars movie, bounce and roll itself across the screen. It looked so familiar and so cute and so perfect as the new movie's answer to R2-D2. And the best thing about it? BB-8 is a real robot and not CGI. » 12/15/14 8:22pm 12/15/14 8:22pm

How Sound Engineers Made the Millennium Falcon's Most Iconic Noise

The Millennium Falcon is the king of cool when it comes to classic sci-fi spaceships. The vessel is a kitbashed masterpiece and a bold image that screams Star Wars. It's also a "piece of junk," a "bucket of bolts," and constant headache for Han Solo and company, but hey, she's got it where it counts. » 12/14/14 2:15pm 12/14/14 2:15pm

New Star Wars VII villain and hero names revealed in trading cards

In a fun and slightly unusual fashion, the makers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens decided to reveal the names of new characters in the form of throwback trading cards. They look a lot like the playing cards released for the original movie. But they're, well, brand spanking new. » 12/11/14 4:38pm 12/11/14 4:38pm

Watch a 3D Printer Play a Mean Imperial March Cover

YouTube is full of videos of defunct and outdated computer hardware that's been hacked and turned into musical instruments. Everything from disk drives to dot-matrix printers has been given a symphonic second life, and despite being a relatively new technology, even 3D printers have now been taught to play Star Wars'… » 12/09/14 11:15am 12/09/14 11:15am

This Wookiee Diary Actually Roars Like Chewbacca When Opened

Need some place to keep track of all the cargo you're smuggling? This Chewbacca-themed 160-page notebook is not only covered in a luxurious coat of fur, it also makes actual Wookiee sounds whenever you open the cover. It doesn't have a lock, but doesn't need one because everybody knows not to mess with a Wookiee,… » 12/08/14 2:50pm 12/08/14 2:50pm

SNL's Star Wars Trailer: Remember, Everybody's Old as Hell

A few weeks ago, the new Star Wars teaser trailer caused the internet to lose its collective shit. But amidst all the Millenium Falcon and soccer-ball-droid drooling, Saturday Night Live wanted to make sure that you don't lose sight of one very important fact: By now, the original characters are just a bunch of old,… » 12/08/14 10:50am 12/08/14 10:50am

New Star Wars trailer perfectly remade with original Star Wars footage

When I saw the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it felt instantly familiar. That's very probably because anything Star Wars feels nostalgic but also because, well, we've seen all those scenes from the trailer before! Here is the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens remade shot-by-shot with original footage. » 12/05/14 7:28pm 12/05/14 7:28pm

Great Gift Ideas For The 10 Major Species Of Science Fiction Fan

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Finding the perfect gift for the beloved fan in your life can be a major challenge — but the first step to success is to know what kind of fan you're dealing with. What does this person truly love, above all else? Once you know that, you're set. Here's our complete guide to gifts for 10 different species of fans. » 12/02/14 12:11am 12/02/14 12:11am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens posters made by fans could be official

I'm surprised by the quality of some of these Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers made by fans. Some are so good that they could be made into the official ones for all I care. Like the one above, by Kode Logic. It seems like all fans are mostly excited by the crusader-type lightsaber from the trailer. » 12/01/14 11:26pm 12/01/14 11:26pm