Help this guy find his stolen Darth Vader wood burning stove

DJDarren says: "A Darth Vader wood burner I made got stolen yesterday. If you live in Somerset in the UK and you see one, it's probably mine." Read the rest

See 46 shots that were cut from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Vashi Nedomansky cut together 46 shots that were seen in the various trailers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but didn't make the final film.

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Is that a real Wookie photobombing this group photo?

At r/mildlyinteresting, people are suggesting that's either Chewbacca in the background of this photo posted by Redactor lolarsystem, or the back of a hirsute woman's head. Both are incorrect. It's quite clearly a Bigfoot. Read the rest

Bake: Nutella-filled Boba Fett pie pops

Nerdy piesmith Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin celebrates Xmas in style with these Nutella-filled Boba Fett pie-pops, and explains how to make your own. Read the rest

Kumail Nanjiani tweets about Rogue One and the importance of representation

In this spoiler-free Twitter thread, comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani explains why Rogue One's diverse cast—and especially fellow Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed—meant so much to him:

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Man plays "Imperial March" from Star Wars on a coffee stick

I don't know what to say other than here's a man playing "Imperial March" (Darth Vader's Theme) from Star Wars with a coffee-stirring stick.

UPDATE: Now I know what to say: it looks like this video is fake. I think that makes it more awesome. Read the rest

Rogue One: an "engineering ethics" case-study disguised as a Star Wars movie [SPOILERS]

In a society buffeted by technological change, the discipline of "engineering ethics" raises some of our most significant and difficult-to-answer questions: from last year's Moral Character of Cryptographic Work to the Neveragain.tech pledge not to enable trumpism's ethnic cleansing mission (a pledge in the tradition of the 1943 firebombing of the Amsterdam Municipal Register to keep it out of Nazi hands) to the war on general purpose computing, with its many tendrils, from 3D printed guns to creation of legal weapons at standards bodies -- and because science fiction reflects present-day social questions, we've now got a Star Wars movie that's all about "engineering ethics" (spoilers after the jump). Read the rest

Millennium Falcon multitool

The $30, 4" x 3" die-cast zinc alloy tool includes four hexkeys, two screwdrivers and an adjustable wrench, with tool storage inside a magnetically sealed compartment. Read the rest

'Star Wars Rebels' Ghost may be in 'Rogue One'

Fans looking for tie-ins between the various Star Wars properties spotted a ship that looks an awful lot like the Lothal rebels "Ghost" at :07. Read the rest

Making of the creatures in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Enjoy this "creature featurette" with director Gareth Edwards and Creature Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan introducing us to the strange characters in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Not My Emperor

Legendary Phoenix getting in on the timely political commentary. Darth Sidious hasn't been seen in public since the election. Coincidence? Read the rest

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the final pre-release trailer

Co-starring the digital resurrection of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin?

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MECO's disco Star Wars

In my head the lyrics are as sung by Bill Murray. Read the rest

Beyond Bad Lip Reading: the Auralnauts' astounding Star Wars remixes

The Auralnauts' wildly successful Star Wars remixes have gone from strength to strength, combining bad lip reading, South Park-ish raunchy humor, and massive dance-parties accompanied by some seriously rockin' tunes. Read the rest

Bad Lip Reading Empire Strikes Back: the funky seagull mix

Yoda's never been so funky as he is in this amazing 4-minute music video for "SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)," a masterpiece from the Bad Lip Reading project, whose virtuosity is so great that "lip reading" a puppet doesn't even seem like a cheat. (via Waxy) Read the rest

Han Solo and Princess Leia had an affair, for real

In Carrie Fisher's new memoir The Princess Diarist, she writes that she had an affair with Harrison Ford while they were filming Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977). From CNN:

"It was so intense," Fisher told People magazine. "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend..."

Fisher was 19 when she landed the breakthrough role of Princess Leia for the 1976 filming. Ford, then 33, was married to Mary Marquardt, with whom he had two children.

Fisher writes that she and Ford spent their first night together after a birthday party for director George Lucas.

"I looked over at Harrison. A hero's face -- a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow," she wrote. "How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?"

"I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him," she added. "He was kind."

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Betrayal and intrigue build a Death Star in "Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel"

Catalyst, a new Star Wars novel by James Luceno, is a must read before you see Rogue One.

Catalyst is the story of how the Death Star gets built, and feeds directly into the movie. You'll meet the two men most responsible for development of the Empire's super weapon, one cunning and conniving while the other is an altruistic scientist. Their friendship makes this super weapon possible.

Regardless the depth of your Star Wars knowledge, this book goes into detail everyone will appreciate. Key characters for the new film are introduced, and their stories are told incredibly well. Orson Krennic, a key political architect of the Death Star, realizes his friend, pacifist Dr. Galen Erso holds the key to really being able to destroy things. This story of politics, manipulation and betrayal shed a lot of light on the days between Revenge of the Sith, and A New Hope.

Read this before seeing the movie!

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