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A "blaster" used by Harrison Ford's character Han Solo in the film Return of the Jedi has sold at auction in New York for $550,000.

Plenty of other info on collectibles and Star Wars props in the BBC article.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Jun 26th 2018 (12:00am)
He was inside Jabba the Hut in “Return of the Jedi,” helped make “The Muppets” come alive and has been pulling the strings on Yoda since he was 19 years old. Meet Dave Barclay, the puppet master, builder and animatronic supervisor responsible for some of your favorite characters on film and TV. He started his career as an assistant puppeteer for Yoda in “The Empire Strikes Back” under legendary puppeteer Frank Oz. Today, he’s the chief puppeteer responsible for Jabba the Hut, taking your favorite “Star Wars” characters from words on a page to a galaxy far, far away.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, May 21st 2018 (12:00am)
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Back in 1982, a group of young Star Wars fans trekked into the California desert to crash the outdoor set of Return of the Jedi, and this seven-minute video of scenes from the Sail Barge, featuring Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Slave Leia and Boba Fett, was the result.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, May 12th 2018 (12:00am)
Uploaded to The Pirate Bay yesterday by an anonymous user, the "The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit" is, according to their own description "basically The Last Jedi minus Girlz Powah and other silly stuff". The resulting movie is (wait for it …) 46 minutes long.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jan 16th 2018 (4:22pm) | Thanks: beppo
These will only take a few seconds of your time. Unless you play them several times.

First, the John Williams' "Cantina Theme" from the original Star Wars film.

Now, the "Imperial March" theme.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jan 12th 2018 (12:00am)
The Serbian a cappella choir Viva Vox performs a medley of Star Wars themes with just their voices. All the orchestral parts are there, and they do a great job of executing. The group is a lot larger than you can tell from the visuals here. The visuals are almost as catchy as the music.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Dec 20th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Geeks
If you look closely, you'll see a dentist in this scene. Dr. J. Steven Abernathy commissioned an ad for a laser root canal treatment offered by JS Abernathy Dental, with six locations in Arkansas and Florida. The floss is strong with this one. Whether or not the laser technique takes the pain out of root canals, it's clear they have taken the pain out of watching a root canal ad.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Sep 29th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Miss C
Benjamin Große spent 20 hours building the new 7,541 piece LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon. He sped up his amazing build process with a two-minute timelapse video.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Sep 24th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Boing Boing
Yes, we know it's not James Earl Jones. But it is a pretty damned miserable impersonation.
Still, you must learn your math skills somehow.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Aug 10th 2017 (12:01am)
Hey, remember how Luke and the rebels went zipping thru the trench that goes around the middle of the Death Star to get to the exhaust port that leads to the reactor that makes the whole thing go FOOM? Yeah, that's not where you thought it was. It's nowhere near the equator, and they even showed you that in the pre-attack meeting.
By: dave
Thursday, Jan 26th 2017 (12:00am)
A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Jan 25th 2017 (12:00am)
Man, they really know how to promote Rogue One in the Philippines. CAUTION: warm fuzzies abound.
By: dave
Friday, Dec 9th 2016 (12:00am)
Let R2 help you navigate your mornings more successfully with this Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press. He's happy to help a human in need. Put your grounds and boiling water in his glass body, brew for a few minutes, plunge, and he'll serve up 32 oz. of piping hot coffee. For folks playing along at home, that's 4 cups, so even if your motivator is so bad that the Jawas put you back on the scrap heap, he can still get you going.
By: dave
Tuesday, Oct 4th 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: Sunny
My single favorite line in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is when C3P0 re-introduces himself to Han Solo by saying "You probably don't recognize me because of the red arm." I almost peed in the theater.

So yeah, what was the story with his red arm? Turns out it wasn't just a throwaway gag but a nod to something much deeper and philosophically challenging - the sentience of droids and their station in the universe.
By: dave
Monday, Jul 18th 2016 (12:03am) | Thanks: mefi
A beautiful glassware set based on planets, a moon and a space station From the Star Wars universe.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jul 1st 2016 (12:01am)
A team of animators have recreated the teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in LEGO. They have also released a side by side comparison, abehind the scenes video and VFX breakdown for the animation.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, May 8th 2016 (12:00am)
A while back the intarwebs were suddenly taken by a craze for garlic bread (possibly originating from this facebook post in 2011) and that craze kicked into high gear with this phony tweet from DMX and gave us memetic gems like this and this.

Really, it was just a matter of time before the craze crashed into The Force Awakens. Glorious.
By: dave
Thursday, Apr 14th 2016 (12:05am)
This experience is only intended for people(s) not currently GEORGE LUCAS. If you are currently GEORGE LUCAS, please identify yourself as such below. Thank you.
By: dave
Friday, Feb 26th 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: mefi
It may be breaking box-office records all over the globe, but not in China - the latest Star Wars movie just got outperformed there by the low-budget animated movie Boonie Bears 3.
By: dave
Friday, Jan 22nd 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: waygroovy
For our friend who can't get enough Star Wars junk, here are some items suitable for the boudoir.
Surprisingly, safe for work images ahead.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Jan 4th 2016 (7:28am)
Carrie Fisher's iconic metal bikini from 'Return of the Jedi' is still the stuff that haunts nerd dreams. Let's face it, Jabba the Hut wasn't the only one who was perving out on Princess Leia in this get-up. As Fisher trades barbs with a New York Post critic over her appearance in 'The Force Awakens', it's worth looking back at a 27-year-old Fisher romping in the surf in this stunningly strange 1983 photo shoot for Rolling Stone.
By: dave
Monday, Jan 4th 2016 (12:01am)
Star Wars Intro Creator is a wonderful website, developed by Bruno Orlandi and based on the work of Tim Pietrusky, that allows users to write their own adventures and display them as a classic Star Wars style opening crawl.
Here is mine.
Make your own.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jan 3rd 2016 (12:01am)
Reviewer Peter K. Rosenthal explains why The Force Awakens can never live up to his memories of A New Hope, but may hold the promise of similar memory for today's generation.
By: dave
Thursday, Dec 24th 2015 (1:21pm)
anticipation enough of this waiting
i cannot wait for this force awakens
inside of my soul this ticket i hold
let's pile in a car and go to the show
By: dave
Thursday, Dec 17th 2015 (12:07am) | Thanks: Pilgrymm
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