A man was arrested in Oregon after assaulting three customers at a Toys 'R' Us with a lightsaber, yet more proof that everything is better with lightsabers. Even manic episodes.
Putting together a gingerbread house with someone you love is a holiday tradition, but let's be honest. Most of us either bake a few slabs of gingerbread and paste them together with frosting in some very basic configuration, or else just buy the prefab kit. But there are other nerds out there—crafty nerds with serious baking game—who won't settle for the same old gingerbread.
We've all got those friends who seem to never be separated from their iPods. Fortunately, there's a ludicrous amount of music that can scratch that itch, and we've collected some of the best for the holiday season.
The Black List, an annual grouping of the most-liked unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, is out this week, and that means it's time for the scripts at the top of the list to get a publicity bump and a chance at new life. Lots of promising scripts made the cut, but the most intriguing of the 73 by far is a new comedy about the making of Star Wars told through the eyes of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew.
Image of the Day: Lucasfilm's humorous 2011 holiday card
It's that snowy time of the year, and for some, that means it's an excuse to whip out the paper and scissors and make ourselves some paper snowflakes. And for fanboys who happen to be talented artists, it's a great excuse to make Star Wars-themed paper snowflakes.
In yet another chapter of the silly but extremely diverting William Shatner vs. Carrie Fisher video saga, actor George Takei is now trying to broker a peace between the two in order to unite all Star Trek and Sar Wars fans against their TRUE common enemy: Twilight.
Image of the Day: Escalator brilliantly mimics Star Wars opening crawl
When you think about it, Santa is basically a superhero. He always wears the same costume, he flies and there's no way he could deliver all those toys in one night without either time travel or super speed. So it's understandable that other sci-fi icons would want to be just like him, especially this time of year.
We all know James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars (okay, some of us know him as the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King). But he could have easily not won the role. It turns out that George Lucas initially had someone else in mind for the part of Vader: acting/writing/directing mega-talent, Orson Welles.