Whether it's an incredibly powerful bomb or a gigantic super-laser, nothing adds spice to a science-fiction story like the ultimate of ultimate threats: the planet killer. What else would we expect from our favorite heroes other than saving the entire world? Cliché or not, we all have our favorites, and here's our top twelve world-destroying devices along with some science behind the fiction.
Jar Jar Binks is a convenient target for what went wrong with the Star Wars prequel trilogy. But what if Jar Jar was more than a target ... what if he was the prime mover?
Image of the Day: The problems with a George Lucas Halloween costume
In what political rally do attendees hold signs like, "Save the Clock Tower?" The Rally to Restore Sanity, sponsored by Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, of course.
This series of illustrations combines the shiny sci-fi of George Lucas' saga with the vintage class of 1940s travel ads. They almost make us want to go to Dagobah. Almost.
Image of the Day: Boba Fett's bill for capturing Han Solo
Do you have trouble gaining respect at work? Do you just not have the intimidation factor necessary to have people do what you say? Well, here's a possible solution: an original Darth Vader costume used in The Empire Strikes Back. Yeah, that'll get their attention.
You've seen them all over the internet, tagged at the end of emails, tucked away on bulletin-board signatures, passed around like, er, things you pass around. We've collected a dozen of the funniest geek-centric gifs we could find.
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With all the epic stuff and high adventure in Star Wars: A New Hope, it's hard to imagine the movie can be boiled down to a few dozen choice lines of text. Well, after seeing this I'm a believer, and the results are hilarious.