Watch a Sith Lord crack bad jokes

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"I didn't know there was this much green in the whole galaxy"

Anyone familiar with Star Wars or even the modern art of movie-making will know what's coming as soon as Rey says it, but it's a brilliantly effective joke. Read the rest

How Darth Vader's amazing final scene in Rogue One happened

Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards tells the fascinating backstory behind Darth Vader's brutal stroll down the hallway in Rogue One. (Wired)

And if you missed it yesterday, check out the Star Wars: Rogue One ending flow into A New Hope beginning.

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Watch Star Wars: Rogue One ending flow into A New Hope beginning

The perfect plot flow fires me up even as Uncanny Valley Leia brings a tear to my eye. (Barre Fong)

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Do the Star Wars sway to this 1977 country song, "May the Force Be With You Always"

Tom T. Hall's "May the Force Be With You" always was the first single from his November 1977 album New Train Same Rider. The song hit number 13 on Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" chart and went to number 5 in Canada. Sing along with me now, sweetheart:

There is a force that moves our lives from place to place There is a force exchanging smiles from face to face If we must go and we must go then we will be apart May the force be with you always sweetheart.

There is a force that moves the wind and changes tides Not that we would but if we should we couldn't hide The force is all and we as one are but a tiny part May the force be with you always sweetheart.

The force is bigger than the little plans we made The force picks winners in the little games we play If we are part of something bigger we can face the dark May the force be with you always sweetheart

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Star Wars Rebels: Thrawn turns badass

It appears Grand Admiral Thrawn is done hanging back, collecting data and has begun hatching his plan to end the rebellion.

We've all been waiting for the softspoken military genius to start kicking some butt. Read the rest

Watch Adam Savage build Chewbacca's bandolier

MythBusters' Adam Savage whipped up a perfect replica of Chewbacca's bandolier and satchel.

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How an old camera flash became the first Star Wars lightsaber

The legendary lightsaber that Obi Wan passed on to Luke in Star Wars: A New Hope was actually a modified battery tube from a 1940s Graflex camera flash. Once that was known, prop recreators drove up the price of the flashes, frustrating vintage camera geeks who appreciate the elegant gear for a more civilized age.

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"Objects in mirror are on the dark side" Star Wars sideview stickers

My Lyft driver had these on his Toyota Camry today. I laughed.

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Researchers discover hundreds of thousands of unsuspected, Star Wars-themed twitterbots hiding in plain sight

Twitter is a great place for bots. Botherders like Shardcore produce amazing, politics, artistic bots that mine Twitter, inject useful information into Twitter, or just frolic on Twitter, making it a better place. Twitterbots produce entries in imaginary grimoires, conduct sociological research, produce virtual model railroads, alert the public when governments try to make bad news disappear, and much, much more. Read the rest

If Rogue One: A Star Wars Story were an 8-bit video game

Directed by Norwood Cheek with animation by Dilara Mundy.

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Cute drawings celebrate Star Wars’ droid sidekicks

In this adorable three-part series, artist Pepegle celebrates the best robot sidekicks in the galaxy. It turns out these are the droids we were looking for.

You can see more of Pepegle's art on Tumblr. And here's a bonus droid-centric comic:

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Watch the climax of Star Wars alongside an audience from 1977

Boing Boing previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche, who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he was a kid in order to capture the audience’s reaction to the original Star Wars. Well, YouTuber user Homer Thompson took that raw audio and put it alongside the visuals from the Star Wars climax, which provides a much better sense of what the audience is responding to. Han’s appearance gets the most applause, although the audience is pretty jazzed about the Death Star’s destruction too. The whole thing is a reminder of just how mindblowing the original Star Wars was when it first came out. Read the rest

Inside this Star Wars blanket's box, a card informing you that you've just waived your right to sue

When you open the box for a Storm Trooper snuggie blanket, you'll discover a card telling you that by buying the blanket, you've waived your right to sue the manufacturer and will subject yourself to binding arbitration if your blanket gives you cancer or burns you to death or any of the other bad things textiles can do. Read the rest

That's no moon...

NASA claims this image taken by the Cassini probe depicts Saturn's moon Mimas with the distinctive Herschel Crater, but we know better. From NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute:

Named after the icy moon's discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 miles (139 kilometers) wide -- almost one-third of the diameter of Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers) itself...

This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas. North on Mimas is up and rotated 21 degrees to the left. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 22, 2016 using a combination of spectral filters which preferentially admits wavelengths of ultraviolet light centered at 338 nanometers.

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Laser-cut, wall-mounted Millennium Falcon clock

The $38 Millennium Falcon wall clock is handmade to order from plywood, birch and MDF by Hamstercheeks in Nottingham, UK, who uses a laser-cutter to turn orders around in 2-5 business days (the clock itself is an AA-powered quartz sweep movement). (via Geekymerch) Read the rest

One little problem with the Star Wars timeline

Rogue One fills in the gaps between the end of Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge Of The Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope, and while for the most part that allows for some fun fan service (so that’s why the Death Star has such a design flaw), it also raises some questions too. And this hilarious Tumblr post points out one of the biggest ones: http://androidsghost.tumblr.com/post/155141712333/im-just-saying Read the rest

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