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 Tuesday 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 Monday 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 Sunday 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YouTube is full of videos of defunct and outdated computer hardware that's been hacked and turned into musical instruments.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

You Can Already 3D Print Yourself a Copy of That Star Wars Ball Droid

If you've foolishly gotten yourself all excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens after just the teaser trailer (really? did no one else watch Lost?) you'll be ecstatic to hear that you can already 3D-print yourself a copy of that adorable rolling ball droid we barely got a glimpse of. » 12/01/14 2:20pm 12/01/14 2:20pm

Let's Take A Deep Look At The Droid In The New Star Wars Trailer

Look, there's no point in trying to act all cool: we're all pretty excited about the new Star Wars trailer. Our pals at iO9 did a great scene-by-scene breakdown of it, but I want to focus on just one bit of important hardware seen in the trailer — that fast little droid with the spherical body. » 11/29/14 11:31am 11/29/14 11:31am