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Star Wars TV trailer’s new First Order scene analyzed

Star Wars TV trailer’s new First Order scene analyzed

Earlier today a new view of the ice planet that hosts Star Wars: The Force Awakens' "First Order" crew has arrived in trailer form. The vast majority of this trailer - so short it's still called a "teaser", is filled with images you've seen before. But the most important bit, the first few seconds of the teaser, shows something spectacular. Something so awe-inspiring, you're going to flip. This is the First Order from the other direction. The first image here has been blurred for your protection. If you wish to avoid spoilers, read no further.

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Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review

Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review

Today's LEGO review of Palpatine's Throne Rome, otherwise known as the "Death Star Final Duel", we're going to do something different. Instead of just getting up close and personal with all the little bits, we've gone ahead and captured a number of emotional, colorful recreations of the most epic scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the film from whens this LEGO set and its minifigures originated. Prepare yourself for the most intense and highly dramatic LEGO review we've done so far!

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Sorry McFly, Lexus’ Hoverboard is just a clever ruse

Sorry McFly, Lexus’ Hoverboard is just a clever ruse

The Lexus Hoverboard demo has gone live, with a full 2-minute video of the real-deal innovation playing out in the world's first "hoverpark." This hoverboard requires that the user be hovering above a metal surface, so we can safely assume that every bit of footage you see here was captured above a surface that, at some distance below the surface, is metal enough. Here Lexus demonstrates "the desire to create enjoyment out of motion." We'll take two please in neon pink, thank you.

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Star Wars Battlefront’s “Fighter Squadron” gameplay trailer shows potential

Star Wars Battlefront’s “Fighter Squadron” gameplay trailer shows potential

Today EA Games, DICE, and Frostbite reveal "Fighter Squadron" gameplay for Star Wars Battlefront. In this reveal, you'll see a whole lot of potential. We're obviously not going to be able to judge this game without actually playing it first, but it does seem - from this footage alone - that there might be a chance that this game has a good rebirth session in store for fans of the original Star Wars fighter pilot franchises: X-Wing and TIE Fighter. The pixels look a little better here than they did back in 1997.

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Star Wars secrets: Jar Jar’s Michael Jackson connection

Star Wars secrets: Jar Jar’s Michael Jackson connection

The following is a terrible tale from the Star Wars archives - perhaps a secret that was best left covered up. Ahmed Best, the actor who famously played the character Jar Jar bunks in the Star Wars prequels, had an interview this week in which he revealed the original actor maybe, sorta cast in his role. This story begins at a Michael Jackson concert attended by George Lucas, his two kids, Natalie Portman, and Best. Together they would find out how absolutely insane the Star Wars prequels could have really been.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ tiniest detail revealed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ tiniest detail revealed

The next Star Wars film has had a detail revealed by the strangest source imaginable. Mythbusters' Adam Savage spoke up during SDCC in an interview just published this week by io9, speaking about the show, movies, and specifically a detail about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He let it be known that he's a friend of Phil Tippet, master animator and puppetry legend, and that he was allowed to watch the filming of a sequence Tippet was working on. A sequence with old-school effects and the return of an awesome piece of Star Wars history.

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Back to the Future heads to theaters for 30th anniversary

Back to the Future heads to theaters for 30th anniversary

Just as Star Wars did in 1997 for its 20th, Back to the Future will be re-released for its own 30th anniversary this year. This means that on the 21st of October, 2015, throughout the United States the original Back to the Future will be coming to a theater near you. While it's possible the entire trilogy will be delivered in one big go, we're to understand that each film will be released separately, for separate showings with separate tickets. So get your pocketbooks out.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens SDCC trailer: 15 things you may have missed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens SDCC trailer: 15 things you may have missed

The following is an in-depth analysis of the tiniest of details in the newest Star Wars teaser video. This analysis runs over the odder bits and pieces. It pre-supposes that you've been keeping up just a tiny bit with the news on this film, and assumes you've seen the other teasers - all two of them. Let us know if you find anything other than what we've found here, or if you find something interesting or completely contradictory to what we're presenting. We'd love to chat! This is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens "Making Of" teaser from SDCC 2015.

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JJ Abrams has a cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens already

JJ Abrams has a cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens already

There's a cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens out there, ladies of gentlemen. It exists. Not that we didn't know this would eventually happen, but it's so close, we can taste it. Abrams confirmed that he had a cut - not even necessarily the first cut of the film - for preview. This isn't the sort of cut that just anyone will be able to see - it's an indicator that we're in or near the Post Production stages of the movie.

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Official Ghostbusters all-female cast team photo revealed

Official Ghostbusters all-female cast team photo revealed

If you were waiting for the official deal - fully proton-packed up and everything - this is it. This is the photo that seals the deal. We knew the movie was being made - we've seen the leaked images. Now it's time for the official one. The first in a long line of promotional images, we'd like to think, for the next big Ghostbusters film. This time Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon are taking command, and it's going to be radical.

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Star Wars 9 director rumored coming from Jurassic World

Star Wars 9 director rumored coming from Jurassic World

One "special guest" set to be in attendance tonight at Disney's official Star Wars panel has been tipped: Colin Trevorrow. This is the director of Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed - so calling him a quickly rising star would be a gross understatement. At this point on Twitter, Trevorrow has said absolutely nothing about SDCC - no mention whatsoever - and hasn't said anything about any subject since the 5th of July. While an absence of Tweets isn't a guarantee of anything, the director of one of the biggest pop-culture phenomenons of the year not saying anything about Jurassic World happenings at the biggest comic convention of the year isn't exactly normal. He's probably in San Diego right this minute.

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Cryptic Star Wars message appears over SDCC [UPDATE]

Cryptic Star Wars message appears over SDCC [UPDATE]

This morning fans found a cryptic Star Wars message written in Galactic Basic Standard font Aurebesh at SDCC. Comic-con (SDCC) is known for releasing big news in all sectors, and as it was the very first place where the original "The Star Wars" film was revealed, we wouldn't put it past Lucasfilm and Disney to bring the big guns to the last SDCC before the new trilogy begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As it happens, we've go the translation for this bit of script handy.

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