We love lightsabers so much we once spent more time than is healthy wandering YouTube in search of fans picking them up and making like Jedi. But there's nothing better than the real thing, and so we can't stop watching this video of every lightsaber "ignition and retraction" from every Star Wars movie—including the original trilogy and the prequels—condensed into 2 1/2 minutes.
If you've been holding your breath for that live-action Star Wars TV show we told you about, it's time you stopped—because the guy who should know better than anyone has said the series he's been working on for at least five years won't be happening any time soon.
All that money we spent on Star Wars action figures? We just learned it's going to a good cause. Because Bill Gates and Warren Buffett—who've got a combined net worth of $90 billion—figured they could change the world by convincing the wealthiest people in the U.S. to donate most of their fortunes to charity. And one of those 38 other billionaires who said "Sign me up!" ... was George Lucas.
Luke Skywalker may have had the Force on his side, but if you ask us, he had no imagination. He only used that lightsaber of his as a ... well ... as a lightsaber. If he'd had a lightsaber pool cue, for example, maybe he'd have been able to settle his differences with Dad over a game of nine-ball rather than lose that right hand of his in a duel.
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When the Death Star's been destroyed and the TIE fighters are in the shop, what does a Dark Lord use for reliable transportation? Turns out—a 1983 Chevy Camaro. And ... well ... it also turns out that it was actually actor David Prowse who used to own it, not Vader. But if you're ready to fork over £650 (which is the starting bid) or more —it and the bragging rights could be yours!
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You probably know Drew Struzan even if you don't know his name, thanks to his awesome Star Wars art. So awesome, in fact, that George Lucas (who should know) has called him "the only collectible artist since World War II." So when we heard that AMC had chosen this sci-fi art god to paint a poster for The Walking Dead, we thought ... strange. At first.
Some guy in a Darth Vader suit (at least we think it was a guy) got very confused this morning. Instead of showing up in San Diego to attend Comic-Con the way all guys in Darth Vader suits were supposed to do this weekend, this Darth Vader decided to rob a bank.
Princess Leia has the most famous hair in sci-fi. (Most famous ... and probably the most-mocked, too. Admit it.) Whether she's sporting the Double Bun, the Bespin Dangly or the Relaxed Endor, Leia always aims to look her princessy best. But are these hairstyles possible to achieve in the real world? That is, without the help of the Force?