There’s probably a good reason—involving lawsuits and lawyers—why toymakers don’t include working superlasers on their Death Star playsets. But since Patrick Priebe doesn’t plan on selling his Death Star replica to the public, he had no qualms about including a terrifying 84-watt laser.
It’s common knowledge that Death Stars are wildly expensive weapons of mass destruction. What we didn’t know—until now—is that destroying two of them would bankrupt the Galactic Empire. Apparently Luke and his small band of Rebels didn’t crunch the numbers, either.
For all the supporters of the Empire, enjoy a beach vacation with an inflatable death star. Be wary, though, one tiny pin in the shape of an X-Wing can destroy the whole thing.
"Space Station Earth" is a digital map that turns our entire planet into a cold and otherworldly spaceship. Our terrestrial home transforms into George Lucas' scourge of the Galaxy—the dreaded Death Star.
Say what you want about villains, they have spectacular architecture. But they're also a nightmare to create — which is why we don't have more undersea bases or faces carved into mountains in real life. Here are the weirdest design specs of some of the most famous villain lairs.
Star Wars has had such a profound impact on pop culture that it's no surprise that it has inspired architecture too. These Death Star style buildings are testimony to how much the world loves the Empire — or maybe just how iconic the spherical, shiny structure really is.
Today, we scanned the skies for Earth 2, learned about a DIY science kit for cockroach mind control (or cybugs, as commenter Anarwen cleverly dubbed them), and uncovered the mysteries of the Death Star by looking exactly where you'd expect them to be: in the owner's manual.
No Bothans had to die, in order for you to get your hands on the plans to the Death Star from Star Wars. Instead, you can just buy the Imperial Death Star: Owner's Workshop Manual — published by Haynes, the same folks who did the Millennium Falcon owner's manual. We've got an exclusive sneak peek of this masterpiece.
Science fiction is full of doomsday weapons. WMDs that can wipe out planets, or erase whole star systems from the map. They serve as a metaphor for science gone wrong, the abuse of power, or just an awesome giant planet-crushing laser. What's your favorite massive super-weapon from science fiction?
Parodying 9/11 truther series Loose Change, Graham Putnam creates a compelling argument that the destruction of the first Death Star was an inside job—orchestrated by none other than Darth Vader himself.
Watch a spin team at its best. The Death Star PR group attacks the Alderaan explosions with the twisty tricks that only the Empire could employ. This new webseries by Robbie Boland is actually quite brilliant. We can't wait to see how they tackle the next PR disaster for the Empire.
To the disappointment of thousands who signed the petition, the Obama administration recently informed us that it has, and will have, no plans to build a Star-Wars-style death star. Now, there may indeed be good reasons to forgo this addition to the nation's defense, but the first one listed — that it would cost 850…
Four days ago, President Obama shot down the dreams of the American people and told them in no uncertain terms that he would not be building a Death Star, despite the online petition with a whole 25,000 signatures politely requesting him to do so. Now, the Galactic Empire has given their response to the White House's…
Astronomers now know that the Saturnian system has not one, but two "Pac-Man" moons — and there could be many, many more.
There's something inherently sad about those post-surgery Elizabethan collars (or as the dogs from Up call them, "The Cone of Shame"). One dog owner discovered there's one way to make even the Cone of Shame something to be proud of: put a Death Star on it. Now his pup Musha is ready to rule the Galaxy.
As iconic as the spherical death-bringer is, the inner tinkerings of the Death Star still remain a great mystery. For example, if the Death Star suddenly materialized in the Solar System, how much energy would the vessel require to pulverize the Earth into bloody gravel?
Serving the Galactic Empire comes with some murky moral questions: Is the Rebel Alliance really a terrorist organization? Is political stability worth the destruction of an entire planet? Should I serve in a military that doesn't even teach me how to shoot properly? As the short film "Love Wars" reveals, those…
Is that a bearded, lightsaber-wielding Han Solo?! You bet your ass it is. This t-shirt features early concept art drawn up by none other than legendary concept designer Ralph McQuarrie — the man behind much of the look and feel of the original Star Wars trilogy. This is just one of over 20 new Star Wars tees being…