Sorry, Hot Wheels, We Prefer These Wacky Star Wars Die-cast Cars

When Hot Wheels started making die-cast toy cars inspired by everyone’s favorite Star Wars characters, it seemed like a match made in heaven—or in a galaxy far, far away. But now that Tomica has revealed its own line of Star Wars-themed die-cast cars, we have to admit we actually prefer these wackier designs,… » 5/26/15 2:35pm Tuesday 2:35pm

Found On CL: Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

In honor of it being Star Wars Day, we dug though some web archives from a long time ago, in an internet far, far away, and discovered something pretty great: the Craigslist ad for Luke’s Landspeeder. Also, stay out of the ‘Casual Encounters’ section on Mos Eisley Craigslist — it’s just creepy as shit. » 5/04/15 7:05pm 5/04/15 7:05pm

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A Glimpse Inside The Secretive World Of Human Cannonballs

Once she has lowered herself into the mouth of the cannon and slid down to the base of the barrel, Gemma “The Jet” Kirby performs a series of breath-synchronized movements that seem more suited to yoga or lamaze than to one of the deadliest stunts in circus history. This sequence is the culmination of hours of… » 4/30/15 2:56pm 4/30/15 2:56pm

This Shot Makes A Nimitz Class Super Carrier Look Like A Star Destroyer 

This unique angle of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it pulls alongside a Replenishment Oiler looks like something right out of Star Wars. All the vents, hangar bay openings, crew stations, antennas, emergency rafts, conduits and other details underline just how massive and complex of a machine a Super Carrier… » 4/29/15 4:54pm 4/29/15 4:54pm

There's Imperial Star Destroyers All Over Craigslist Now

Ever since the most recent Star Wars trailer came out, with its prominent, crashed Imperial Star Destroyer half-buried in the sand on some miserable outer-rim planet, rubber hoses and gaskets getting all dry-rotted, clever people have been trying to sell it on Craigslist. There’s actually been a few ads — let’s look… » 4/20/15 9:30pm 4/20/15 9:30pm

The New Star Wars Droid Is Not CGI — So How Does It Work?

For a droid enthusiast like myself, one of the best parts of the new Star Wars trailers has been the new little astromech droid, the ball-like BB-8. I’ve speculated about how that design could work before, but in the context of fiction. Now we know they actually built one. So, how did those kooky Imagineers do it? » 4/17/15 12:00pm 4/17/15 12:00pm

The Force Is Strong With This International Space Station Expedition

Expedition 45's crew poster is outrageous. Six of the most capable human beings on this planet dressed up like six of the most capable creatures from other planets, Jedi Knights to be exact. Lightsabers, satellites that look like X-Wings and even a straight up Death Star are present. Now if I could only get my Jedi… » 2/13/15 4:47pm 2/13/15 4:47pm

This cool flying Millennium Falcon needs a full scale version ASAP

There's no reason why a full size version of this RC quadcopter Millennium Falcon wouldn't work. We just need a good titanium frame, a carbon fiber hull, the twin turboshaft engines from four Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawks, a light cockpit from a Sikorsky Schweizer, and we are in business. Punch it! » 2/05/15 1:51pm 2/05/15 1:51pm

The One Vital Element The New Ghostbusters Will Keep From The Original

Another Avenger is confirmed to be in Captain America 3. There's a possible candidate to replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad. Warwick Davis shares selfies from the set of The Force Awakens, one of which could reveal a shocking character's appearance. And what's Howard Stark's deal on Agent Carter? Spoilers now! » 1/16/15 9:56am 1/16/15 9:56am

67 Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies To Watch Out For In 2015!

What's hitting the big screen this year? Basically, everything. Luke Skywalker, James Bond, the Terminator, Velociraptors, all the superheroes. But there are also some great surprises, like a movie based on a beloved Nebula-winning novel. Here are the 67 science fiction and fantasy movies you need to know this year. » 1/05/15 2:54pm 1/05/15 2:54pm

What Would A Ride In The Millennium Falcon Actually Do To Your Body?

The Millennium Falcon pulls some pretty crazy stunts in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And while we recognize Star Wars takes place in a fictional universe, we couldn't help but get pedantic about the physics of the scene, and the effects it might have on the human body. » 12/27/14 2:59pm 12/27/14 2:59pm

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