Star Wars


If you are reading this site, and I’m pretty sure you are, it is safe to assume that sci-fi and fantasy are among your two favorite genres. Often lumped together, the genres have become blurred into an amalgam of pop culture–but as geeks, we know there is an important distinction

Lucasfilm domain registration reveals mystery Star Wars project

By Matthew Jackson, Source: We all know that George Lucas and his loyal Lucasfilm army are going to keep expanding the Star Wars universe until the zombie apocalypse. But even with that knowledge, we can’t help getting excited when the slightest detail reveals itself. Today we found out that

The Clone Wars will bring Darth Maul back from the dead (but how?)

By Marc Bernardin, Source: You remember Darth Maul, don’t you? That demon-faced Sith Lord with the double-bladed lightsaber who so memorably Phantom Menaced Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn … until he got sliced in half by a Jedi intern? As the old saying goes, no

Lucas loses Supreme Court case (and his stormtrooper copyright)

By Scott Edelman, source Back in 2009, George Lucas saw his lawsuit against prop designer Andrew Ainsworth, who manufactured replica stormtrooper helmets, squashed by the U.K.’s High Court, and so he appealed to a higher authority. (No, not Yoda.) But now the U.K. Supreme Court has delivered its own

Potentially habitable Tatooine spotted only 40 light years away

By Evan Ackerman, So much for a galaxy “far far away.” Astronomers have made some detailed measurements of a planet in a binary star system some 40 light years from here, and it looks like it just might be habitable, with one red sun and one orange sun. Sounds

Lucas reveals 50 hours of live action Star Wars has already filmed

Back in 2005, George Lucas announced that the Star Wars universe would get two television shows: an animated show (The Clone Wars, which hit the big and little screen in 2008) and a live-action show set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Now Lucas

11 most memorable sci-fi moments during last night’s Oscars

Regardless of what you thought about the winners, the losers or the relative quality of the show itself, the 2011 Oscars did, in fact, happen. While this year’s big sci-fi hope, Inception, didn’t do as well as we’d have liked, there were still things to please—or infuriate—sci-fi fans. See Blastr’s

14 wonderfully weird examples of alien make-up

Filmmakers have been relying on computers an awful lot lately to warp actors into aliens. But there’ill always be a place for the magic of traditional makeup, as demonstrated in Syfy’s new Face-Off reality show, the next episode of which tackles the theme of extraterrestrial transformations. See the costumes here

17 frigid worlds proving our snowpocalypse could have been WORSE

If you’ve been thinking the ‘snowpocalypse’ and ‘snowmageddon’ storms that have hit the eastern United States have been bad, here are 17 worlds from around the galaxy that should leave you feeling better about a little snow. We realize these are only the—ahem—tip of the iceberg as far as frozen

See how Han Solo (really!) made stealth appearances in Firefly

While fans have been debating who was the better smuggler, the Millennium Falcon’s Han Solo or Serenity’s Malcolm Reynolds, their universes have been crossing right under our noses. Geek with Curves blog shows us how the prop team on Joss Whedon’s late, lamented cult classic knew how much Nathan Fillion

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