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, uh...no 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

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 2:35pm5/26/15 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 7:05pm5/04/15 7:05pm


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 2:56pm4/30/15 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 4:54pm4/29/15 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 9:30pm4/20/15 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 12:00pm4/17/15 12:00pm