The TIE Fighter Is The Worst Spacecraft In The Star Wars Universe

I’m sure there’s going to be lots of people who disagree with me on this. Sure, TIE fighters look cool, I get that. And this isn’t about politics — I’m not an Empire-voter, but they did at least provide a good system of academies, for example. This is about the TIE fighter being a stupid design, even in the fictitious… »10/20/15 12:35pm10/20/15 12:35pm

Why Is There A Subaru Brat In The Final Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer?

So far it’s not clear if this is a mistake, a deliberate Easter Egg left in by JJ Abrams, or what, but in at least one of the trailer’s scenes on that desert planet that’s not Tatooine or Arrakis, there definitely appears to be a partially sand-covered Subaru Brat. You can see it up there on the right in that little… »10/20/15 1:17am10/20/15 1:17am

The New Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Here For You To Watch

Disney interrupted your Monday Night Football halftime show on ESPN to air this new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. They ran ads for the ad, and now the ad is finally here. Enjoy this ad, especially considering that its existence reduced your exposure to Chris Berman. »10/19/15 10:54pm10/19/15 10:54pm

Stephen Colbert Will Host Elon Musk and Uber's CEO His First Week

When Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show launches on September 8 there will be a few surprising guests on his couch: Both Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick are booked for a very tech-focused first week. But that’s not the only hint that Colbert’s show might promise to be the most nerd-friendly late night show ever. »8/24/15 4:08pm8/24/15 4:08pm

Can A Home Drone Kill You? The Mythbusters Test With A Chicken Says Yes

Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show. »7/26/15 9:20am7/26/15 9:20am

Exclusive Video of Phantom Menace Actor Jake Lloyd's Car Chase With Cops

Jake Lloyd, the 26-year-old former child actor best known for playing Anakin Skywalker in George Lucas’ Jar Jar Binks biopic Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, was arrested in South Carolina Wednesday after leading cops on a 100-plus MPH car chase. This is a video of that incident. »6/22/15 6:29pm6/22/15 6:29pm

Do You Have the New Star Wars Movie's Shooting Script? We'll Pay For It

Earlier this month, a librarian in Canada stumbled across a forgotten copy of the original Star Wars shooting script. Which, offense to Canada, but we already have seen the first (fourth) Star Wars. What we really want is the script for the new one, The Force Awakens. And we’re willing to pay. »6/16/15 12:45pm6/16/15 12:45pm

The Space Shuttle’s Military Launch Complex In California That Never Was

Everybody identifies Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center as the epicenters of America’s now defunct Space Shuttle Program. What most people don’t know is that the Shuttle almost had a second home at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the south central coast of California. »6/10/15 2:24pm6/10/15 2:24pm