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Star Wars Anti-Cheese edits will change how you see the prequels

Star Wars Anti-Cheese edits will change how you see the prequels

One film editor and Star Wars fan has taken it upon himself to edit all three of the Star Wars prequels to take out the cheese. Jeremy M West's edits change the voices of the aliens in the films, cut out the bits that do the film's plot lines no favors, and generally turn the films, even if you've seen them each several times, into works that are once again watchable. These edits take out what you, a battle-hardened Original Star Wars Trilogy fan, consider the cringe-worthy bits of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Who is Maz Kanata?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Who is Maz Kanata?

Right around 50 minutes into the 2-hour Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, we see a tiny character by the name of Maz Kanata. She's a mostly-CGI character voiced and acted by Lupita Nyong'o, and she's more than a little important to the overarching Anakin saga that flows through the Star Wars film universe. The following is a glimpse at what Maz has been up to for the past several hundred years, what she's done with regard to Han Solo, and what she's got in her secret curio box. Therefore, if you've not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we recommend you proceed with caution!

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Star Trek fan film creators sued by CBS, Paramount for copyright infringement

Star Trek fan film creators sued by CBS, Paramount for copyright infringement

With the news that a new Star Trek movie is on the way next year, longtime fans are excited about a return to their beloved fictional universe. However, CBS and Paramount Pictures, the rights owners for the series, may be looking to stamp out any competition that might draw attention away from the debut of Star Trek: Beyond. The TV and movie studios have filed a copyright lawsuit against the creators of an ambition fan-made movie.

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Dupont’s floating light saber fountain pen might push you to the dark side

Dupont’s floating light saber fountain pen might push you to the dark side

The blockbuster success of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" of course means countless merchandise trying to cash in on the hype. There are authentic products as well as knockoffs. And there are some that will ask for your arm and sometimes even your leg in exchange. Take for example S.T. Dupont's fountain pen painstakingly and accurately designed after Yoda's light saber. Not only is it an extremely limited edition, only 8 of it have been made, it is also an extremely expensive collector's item.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ secret little Ewok

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ secret little Ewok

Today it was hypothesized that Star Wars: The Force Awakens' own Captain Phasma is none other than "Ewoks" character Cindel Towani. A pair of "Ewoks" movies were released in 1984 and 1985, both of which lived (sort of) in the Star Wars universe and mostly in their own, alternate universe. In the movies, a young girl by the name of Cindel (and her family) crash-landed on the forest moon of Endor, only to be saved by the Ewoks that lived there. Decades later, we now believe, she became the leader of the First Order Stormtroopers as Captain Phasma.

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Watch Star Wars Lego sets destroyed at 3,000 fps

Watch Star Wars Lego sets destroyed at 3,000 fps

What do you do when you've got a few Star Wars Lego sets, some explosives and a high-speed camera? Well, I'm sure there are plenty of creative things that you could come up with. But one group had all of these materials and did what we've all wanted to see. They blew up their Lego, and captured it in slow motion.

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Star Wars scene recreated with drones

Star Wars scene recreated with drones

This month four drone racers decided they'd recreate one of their favorite scenes from the Star Wars saga, entirely shot with drones. Here you'll find drone propellers carrying speeder bikes through the giant redwood forests of northern California. That's the same place the actual scenes from Star Wars: Return of The Jedi were filmed. How fancy! This whole thing was filmed and posted to the "YouTube of drone video" - AirVuz.

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Frankie Muniz is selling the original Fast & Furious’ Volkswagen Jetta

Frankie Muniz is selling the original Fast & Furious’ Volkswagen Jetta

Frankie Muniz, the actor you may remember from the once popular sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, has finally decided to part ways with the 1995 Volkswagen Jetta you see pictured here. What's so significant about this 20-year old sedan, other than looking ridiculous by today's standards, you may ask? Well, the car was built for, and played a small part in the original The Fast and The Furious movie from 2001. Turns out Muniz bought the Jetta after the movie's completion, but is now putting it up for auction.

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Samsung 2016 Smart TVs will be friendly with smart appliances

Samsung 2016 Smart TVs will be friendly with smart appliances

Your house may be getting smarter, but it might also have a lot of tiny, sometimes conflicting brains. That is part of the problem of the Internet of Things, with little islands of independent devices that connect to the Internet and your smartphone but not to each other. Next year, however, Samsung has a solution for that, the one appliance that almost every modern home has: a TV. It's 2016 line up of smart TVs will not only be IoT friendly, some can even be IoT hubs themselves.

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