No doubt, you've stumbled upon one or 100 of these in your life as an internet-capable citizen of the world. More often than not, you just back out and continue about your day, not at all looking for porn. But sometimes, a webmaster goes that extra mile to make a dead end a place worth visiting.
In the 2001 census, almost 400,000 people in England and Wales (along with over 150,000 other members across the British Commonwealth) listed their religion as "Jedi." Now one group is fighting back against this reporting—and it's not conversative Christians. It's atheists.
Marcia Lucas was by her husband's side from his days as a fledgling USC filmmaker through the completion of Return of the Jedi. She, not George, is the only Lucas to win an Oscar for 1977's Star Wars. And thanks to a painful divorce, she's all but absent from the history books. But her impact on Star Wars can still be felt.
Ever since Lucille Ball took pause during her show to ramble about toothpaste, product promotions often have had little to do with the show or movie on which they are featured. Here are 16 examples of sci-fi promotional food items that leave us utterly baffled as to what the marketing departments were thinking.
When we heard that the 3-D version of Star Wars was set for February 10, 2012, we squealed the squeal of fannish glee. See the Millennium Falcon jump to lightspeed in three whole dimensions? We're so there.
We've don't just pause movies for bathroom breaks. Many of us pause our DVDs and Blu-Rays to get a more careful look at a particular shot. And 15% of the time, that shot involves a stormtrooper bashing his head.
There are charities for every political, religious, medical and social cause. Feel like saving the ocean? Give to Greenpeace. Want to help science fiction writers? Give to the SFWA emergency medical fund. Want to save Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru's home from the ravages of the Jundland Wastes? Read on.
How easy is it to get one over on a couple of stormtroopers? If you're the always shrewd Princess Leia, and the stormtroopers in question are a couple of dolts, pretty easy. And pretty funny, too.
Taking inspiration from the classic art-deco posters that used to advertise things like the Grand Prix in Monaco, one artist has created a host of images for a series of Star Wars trading cards that evoke a bygone era.
Regardless of what you thought about the winners, the losers or the relative quality of the show itself, the 2011 Oscars did, in fact, happen. While this year's big sci-fi hope, Inception, didn't do as well as we'd have liked, there were still things to please—or infuriate—sci-fi fans.