File this one under "you just can't make this stuff up." Apparently, as a senior prank, two high school students got into a staged lightsaber duel during their lunch period at Westfield High School.
Image of the Day: Surprisingly artistic Chewbacca made out of noodles
Back in 2005, George Lucas announced that the Star Wars universe would get two television shows: an animated show (The Clone Wars, which hit the big and little screen in 2008) and a live-action show set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
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Image of the Day: Awesome Star Wars-themed mobile food truck
Everybody's always complaining about that "uncanny valley"—robots or other recreations looking almost human but not entirely human so that the gap between the two creeps us out. Yet sometimes erasing that gap can be just as creepy.
We've seen a ton of awesome LEGO creations over the years, but this 30,000-brick diorama that recreates the Emperor's arrival from Return of the Jedi is the awesomest yet.
Image of the Day: Crayons carved into tiny Star Wars Characters
If you're having trouble sticking to healthy habits, maybe a little advice from some of sci-fi's greatest characters will give you all the encouragement you need. From Spider-Man reminding you to eat fresh fruit instead of candy to R2-D2 and C-3PO warning of the dangers of cigarettes, these sci-fi-themed public service announcements will give you all the help you need to do the right—and nutritious—thing.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is crashing into theaters, and already has its work cut out for it: the last three films in the franchise were profitable, although the third got mixed reviews compared to the first two. But if history is any indication, On Stranger Tides has more to overcome: the fourth film in a sci-fi series has a long tradition of bombing, sometimes so hard that it blows up the entire franchise.