Compared: Star Wars & Our Weapons Tech From New Hope To Force Awakens

With what has to be the most exciting teaser trailer of the decade dropping earlier this week, we all got a tiny glimpse into what has changed technologically in a galaxy far-far away since we first visited it in 1977. Seeing as the timeline for The Force Awakens generally follows our own here in this Galaxy, let's… » 11/29/14 1:02pm 11/29/14 1:02pm

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. » 11/28/14 9:12pm 11/28/14 9:12pm

Aerial Photo Exposes New Star Wars Millennium Falcon And X-Wing

Greenham Common is a World War II-era airfield roughly 30 miles west of London, but on Wednesday night it was the center of the nerdiverse. A local pilot flew over the area and snapped a photo of a half-built Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing fighter for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. » 9/11/14 2:12am 9/11/14 2:12am

R2-D2 Lives In A Honda Element In Irvine, California

In a few years, when those new Star Wars movies come out, I'm looking forward to taking my son. Because I want to hear his conversations with his friends as he tells them he's been to R2-D2s house. In Irvine. Nice place, very clean. Where he lives with another droid, and drives in a cleverly modded Honda Element. » 7/08/14 12:00pm 7/08/14 12:00pm

Holiday Travel Would Be More Bearable If Airports Looked like Star Wars

Then again, maybe it wouldn't. After all, in a world where Frankfurt, Germany is home to an Imperial Starport, All Terrain walkers, Lambda-shuttles, TIE fighters, and even the occasional Star Destroyer might amount to little more than quotidian traffic on an airport apron. » 7/06/14 1:42pm 7/06/14 1:42pm

Happy Star Wars Day From Foxtrot Alpha

Happy Star Wars Day Jalopniks! Oh and if you like fast jets and all things from a galaxy far far away and a time long ago then you have to make it out to the El Centro Air Show where the 501st Storm Trooper Legion goes all out bringing the movie alive just miles from where some of its scenes were filmed. » 5/04/14 2:58pm 5/04/14 2:58pm