Han Solo is my favorite character ever. In anything. I’m guessing, I’m not the only person who feels that way. He’s simply a badass with a swagger that’s second to none. For some reason, though, I personally have a weird fetish when it comes to Solo. I only love him when he’s cold.
Tom Spina Designs has a long history of making custom furniture that doesn’t exactly try to hide its pop culture influences. So it’s nice to see the subtle design the studio has put into this The Empire Strikes Back coffee table that doesn’t overtly look like it was inspired by the home of a giant Yeti-like snow…
There are so many Star Wars posters out there these days, it’s incredibly difficult to make one stand out. Well, artist Matt Ferguson has found an answer to that: Make posters that are simple, clean, and instantly recognizable.
The best movies are never what you think they are. You sit down expecting one thing, and then you get that, and so much more. One of the threads most commonly hidden in films, especially genre films, is a real romance. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are eight science fiction movies that are secretly romances.
The official Star Wars website just made our day, and we have to say thanks. StarWars.com posted an article full of vintage Kenner Star Wars toy commercials, and they’re just about the best thing ever.
A few weeks back, we asked the io9 readership to come up with their geekiest Star Wars questions. No topic was too taboo, no idea too nerdy, and you did an amazing job. We then picked our favorites and now, we have the answers.
A not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy pretty nearby, fans lined up to buy toys of Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren and other brand new characters from a movie they wouldn’t see for another three months. Only one franchise could harness that kind of blind power: Star Wars. And that’s because Star Wars and toys go together like…
The genius of The Empire Strikes Back is its simplicity. It basically takes place in only three places. The main characters spend the majority of the film apart. But within that incredibly tight structure you get a surplus of darkness, mystery and character. Welcome to our Star Wars rewatch!
The screen-used film prop is the holy grail of movie collecting. It doesn’t get any better than owning something that was actually used in making your favorite movie. The only way to do that, however, is usually via auction—and there’s a big one coming up with some insanely awesome props.
Even before George Lucas created his Special Editions, the filmmaker was tinkering with Star Wars. Case in point, if you saw the 1977 original in 1977, it didn’t have an “Episode” or even a title beyond “Star Wars.” That was added in 1981 and ever since then, the changes haven’t stopped.
Star Wars fans have been a cynical lot as of late, given the rather dubious changes to the films' Blu-ray release. But this video of YouTube user BashTheMonkey's four-year-old son reacting to Darth Vader's paternity reveal should brighten your Monday morning. Unless you're George Lucas, of course — you're already…
With the advent of the Star Wars Blu-ray collection, we finally get to see those weird scenes George Lucas left at the editing bay. These nixed sequences featured Wampa attacks, Darth Vader using his brain as a telepathic CB radio, and blue milk.
In this bizarre footage from the defunct wish-granting program Jim'll Fix It, a lucky eight-year-old named Daniel scores a picnic with Luke Skywalker on Dagobah. They then watch a clip from The Empire Strikes Back and Chewbacca admits he eats little girls.
I have no idea what's to be gleaned from watching all three movies at once, but I definitely heard Bossk whisper "Paul is dead."
"Dumb As A Blog" collects scathing reviews of the world's most beloved films. The New York Times calls Empire Strikes Back "a lot of hot air" and disses Bill Murray's Ghostbusters performance, while the New Yorker destroys Indiana Jones.
Irvin Kershner, director of the best Star Wars film, has died at 87 in LA. Kershner also directed such genre hits as the Bond flick Never Say Never Again and Robocop 2, and the cult favorite TV series Seaquest DSV.
In 1978, David Prowse, better known as Darth Vader's body, spoiled The Empire Strikes Back to a cheering crowd in Berkeley, California...two years before Empire came out. But did Prowse actually know the ending, or was this sheer coincidence?
Start scrabbling for dimes down the backs of your sofas—the costume David Prowse wore in The Empire Strikes Back is up for auction, where it's expected to sell for anything between $250,000 - $365,000. [Pursuitist—Thanks, Christopher!]
Before Yoda was a Muppet, the makers of Empire Strikes Back considered casting a monkey as the movie's spiritual center. Plus the lost Wampa raid on the rebel base, and the original portrayer of Palpatine finally revealed after thirty years!