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How The Star Wars Logo Got Confused With Nazi Typography

The history of the Star Wars logo has long been controversial for its purported connection to fascist or even Nazi typography. After all, the Star Wars saga is an apparent analogy for World War II, where the Empire is the Third Reich and Darth Vader represents Adolf Hitler.


Are Any Of These Fictional Space Habitats Actually Possible?

Humanity’s future in space is one of endless theories, plans, and concepts. Will we float among the stars in crazy spaceships? Will we set up small camps that sprawl into townships that grow into cities, or is an orbital mothership more human friendly?


Five Minutes Of Star Wars: Battlefront Gameplay Footage Made Me Squeal

Star Wars: Battlefront looked promising right from the start, but this multiplayer gameplay footage has left me a squealing mess.


Lucasfilm Is Making Amazing Star Wars And Jurassic Park VR Experiences

Now that the Oculus Rift has made virtual reality not suck, countless companies are lining up to produce ground-breaking interactive content. But the most exciting could come from Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects company behind Star Wars, Jurassic World, and countless other blockbusters.


The Ultimate Guide To Analogue Control Panels In Sci-Fi Movies

Production design is one of the most underrated aspects of filmmaking and fictional consoles and interfaces can have an actual impact on those we’re sitting in front of in the real world.


An Exhaustive Guide To Building Your Own Rolling Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Robot and prop-builder extraordinaire James Burton from XRobots.co.uk has just posted the final episode of an exhaustive four-part tutorial series detailing how he designed and built his own remote control self-balancing replica of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8 droid.


10 Of The Coolest Laser Gun Battles In Movie History

What’s the coolest thing about any sci-fi action movie? Lasers. There is nothing like a good pew pew that makes movie watchers feel like they’re watching a future war battle. Watch Mojo lists 10 of the most awesomest laser gun battles in movies below. Movies that everyone holds dear to their heart like Star Wars and Terminator 2 obviously make the cut.


The Original Art Behind Some Of The Craziest Star Wars Posters

Thanks to Budapest Poster Gallery I had the opportunity to take a very close look at the original oil paintings for the world famous Hungarian Star Wars movie posters. The three original artworks are going to be auctioned off today and now you too can examine them closer than ever.



How ILM Made You Believe This Painting Was A Real Hangar In Star Wars

When I saw Return of the Jedi in the movie theatre back in 1983 I and everyone else thought this matte painting of a Rebel hangar was a real thing — that, somehow, they managed to build a full size set with giant models. It was all a magic trick that used distraction to fool your brain. This BBC documentary explains how.