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WATCH OUT FOR SARLACCS | Carrie Fisher and her stunt double sunbathing on the set of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, via BoingBoing.

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Win Your Very Own Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

To celebrate Star Wars Day, we're giving away the best piece of merchandise to come out of George Lucas' films: the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag! To enter, you just have to show your love and appreciation for all things Tauntaun. More »


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Official Rundown of the 40-plus Hours of Star Wars Blu-ray Extras

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The entire Star Wars saga will be released in blu-ray on September 16th, with hours and hours of extra features, classic documentaries, and even pop culture spoofs packed into the discs. More »


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32 Examples of Awesome Star Wars Graffiti

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When graffiti meets Star Wars, the whole street is turned into a massive showroom of crazy fandom and impressive artistry. In honor of May the Fourth, check out 32 photos of Star Wars graffiti from every corner of the world. More »


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"Life is Hell, Then You Become One With The Force": Darth Vader explains Sartre

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What if Star Wars was really a foreign movie, exploring the depths of the human soul and the meaning of life? A recut version of the film (packed with Jean-Paul Sartre quotes) replays Star Wars as an existential journey. More »


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Why we can't have a full-size AT-AT from Star Wars, or an app that makes your iPhone look like a PADD from Star Trek

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Copyright concerns put a halt to two particularly exciting geeky projects in the past week. Lucasfilm put the kibosh on plans to raise money to build a full-size Star Wars AT-AT walker, and CBS stopped a Star Trek-themed "DiagnosticPADD" app. More »


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How can you tell if your kid is old enough to watch Empire Strikes Back, and other dark classics?

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It's easy to tell if your kid is mature enough to watch a PG-13 movie - it's pretty much right there in the rating. But how do you tell if your kid is ready for the hand-chopping Empire Strikes Back? More »


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A planetary map of the entire Star Wars universe

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Say you're on Mustafar and need to swing by Endor to pick up an illicit shipment of Ewok chitterlings. Where do you go? This map from Star Wars: The Essential Atlas will show the way. More »


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This weekend, make a Chewie sock puppet with The Star Wars Craft Book

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Give in to the power of the crafty side! The winsome Bonnie Burton of StarWars.com has published a terrific, fun crafts book devoted entirely to creating Star Wars plushies, puppets, pillows, decorations, and more. We've got a sneak peek! More »


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What would happen if a Vulcan studied to become a Jedi?

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Would a Vulcan find the idea of the Force too illogical? Would all of those exhortations to "trust your feelings" cause some ruffled feathers? Or would a Vulcan be the Best Jedi Evar? More »


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See Jessica Rabbit dressed up like Slave Leia

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Worlds - and disproportionate body figures - collided today. Check out this mash-up of Jessica Rabbit and Princess Leia. The result: teeny tiny feet, and a waistline that would snap in half if she tried to stand up. But we're not complaining. More »


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Artists redesign Darth Vader with only George Lucas' original script as a guide

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What if you redesigned Darth Vader, but you only had a few sentences of description from the script to go on? Artist Carlos Villagra (and a few others) tried. Here's what they dreamed the Dark Lord could have looked like. More »


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My Year Without Star Wars

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Javier Grillo-Marxuach, creator of The Middleman television series and a former producer on Lost, spent a whole year without Star Wars. Why would he do such a thing? And what did he learn from going cold turkey on Star Wars? More »


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Watch a meticulous fan-assembled documentary of the Star Wars trilogy

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Using snippets of behind-the-scenes footage, interview commentaries, and concept art, videographer Jambe Davdar has assembled an awe-inspiring YouTube play-by-play of the Star Wars trilogy. He previously made two of these patchwork documentaries (Building Empire and Returning of the Jedi) and has just finished the final installment, Star Wars Begins. Watch all three of the documentaries in their entirety. More »


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Star Wars flowchart reveals what job you'd have on the Death Star

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Wonder where your place would be in the Star Wars worlds? Would you be a Jedi or dancing slave girl? Now's your chance to find out with this handy Star Wars job flowchart. More »


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Sneak Peek Inside Darth Vader's Routine "Oil Change"

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You've seen Lord Vader's transformation from charred stump to cyborg in Revenge of the Sith. But what's the day-to-day maintenance for his life support armor like? Darth Vader And The Lost Command takes us inside the Sith Lord's painful upkeep. More »


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I've been saying "May the fourth be with you" all day. It's like being a Jedi with a lisp.