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FIAT 500e Stormtrooper Concept looms over LA Auto Show

FIAT 500e Stormtrooper Concept looms over LA Auto Show

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just a month away from release, and FIAT is not about to let you forget it. They've brought their very own custom-designed First Order Stormtrooper 2015 FIAT 500e to the LA Auto Show to guard the corner of the convention center. This black and white one-off was created by Garage Italia Customs, and will be appearing at the LA Auto Show through the end of the week. And no, you cannot buy it - unless you want to buy the standard edition and customize it yourself.

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Star Wars Blu-ray Steelbook set Review: back to beautiful basics

Star Wars Blu-ray Steelbook set Review: back to beautiful basics

Six Star Wars films have been re-released in Blu-ray form in two editions, one of which is the Steelbook set we're reviewing today. These movies are available individually, each in their own heavy-duty metal and plastic container, each with a single Blu-ray inside. There's also a "Complete Saga" Blu-ray set that includes a whopping 9-disc collection, full of extra features and commentary tracks. You COULD also purchase the Blu-ray disks in two 3-disc sets, one original trilogy, one prequel trilogy.

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Captain Phasma speaks: audio of Star Wars’ most mysterious character

Captain Phasma speaks: audio of Star Wars’ most mysterious character

A couple of bits of audio from Star Wars: The Force Awaken's most chrome-ified character Captain Phasma have been released. Straight through the greatest Star Wars toy ever made, BB-8 by Sphero, we're able to hear Gwendoline Christie's stormtrooper elite voice at last. According to an interview with Christie herself in recent weeks, Phasma will be a character as mysterious as Boba Fett was in the original film trilogy. Despite that - we'd still like to hear what she sounds like as soon as possible.

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Star Wars Action Movie FX app reveals BB-8’s weapons and agility

Star Wars Action Movie FX app reveals BB-8’s weapons and agility

The new hero droid of Star Wars is beginning to really, truly take shape with video footage from a variety of odd sources. What you're about to see is how well our hero, the soccer-ball droid BB-8, is able to get around. You'll also see a few accessories this little monster is carrying inside his spherical body. He's got more than a few tricks up his sleeve, to be sure.

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The Force Awakens Japanese Star Wars trailer reveals new details

The Force Awakens Japanese Star Wars trailer reveals new details

This week the second full Star Wars trailer was revealed - in Japan. It would appear that either Japan is simply getting their trailers first (very possible) or JJ Abrams is messing with the lot of us. Either way, here's what you're about to see: more lines from the film, more scenes that you've never seen before, and a really chilling revelation. Like a rudimentary, sparking, red, and evil lightsaber to the neck of your best buddy, heatedly, terrifyingly.

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Post drops exclusive Star Wars The Force Awakens droid pics in tiny toys

Post drops exclusive Star Wars The Force Awakens droid pics in tiny toys

Starting in the month of November, Post Cereals will be running with a new Star Wars campaign to promote the new film The Force Awakens. Inside cereal boxes you'll find a number of "exclusive Droid Viewers". That's a real-deal toy in the box, just like the good ol' days. Each of these Droid Viewers includes an image from Star Wars The Force Awakens that'd not been shared by Lucasfilm or Disney previously - but we've got the lot! Go no further if you're not a fan of cereal box spoilers!

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Star Wars The Force Awakens posters: we made the rest

Star Wars The Force Awakens posters: we made the rest

This morning Lucasfilm released a set of five posters depicting some of the main characters of the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This film will be released in December - not too long from now - and quite a bit of the plot and the details therein remain a secret. As such, we're not entirely surprised there's no Luke Skywalker poster. But we wanted one anyway, so we made one. We made a poster for Chewbacca as well, at Peter Mayhew's request.

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Star Wars character posters revealed: Finn, Rey, Kylo, Solo, Leia

Star Wars character posters revealed: Finn, Rey, Kylo, Solo, Leia

Star Wars The Force Awakens actors have begun releasing posters of their characters this morning, starting with the stormtrooper FINN. This character is wearing the Stormtrooper underclothing he has on at the beginning of the film and is wielding a lightsaber made by you-know-who. This character's poster was shared by the actor who plays the roll, John Boyega. We'll be expecting a whole collection of posters before the day is through.

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New Star Trek TV show launching on CBS and All Access

New Star Trek TV show launching on CBS and All Access

This morning CBS announced that an all-new (not reruns) Star Trek TV series will be launching in January of 2017. That's a long ways off. But it will have Alex Kurtzman, Co-Writer and Producer of the Blockbuster Films "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" as Executive Producer, so that'll be neat. This TV show is thus far just called "Star Trek", but may have a different name by the time it launches. We're crossing our fingers for a whole new era with callbacks - rather than the oddity that was Enterprise.

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Duracell’s Star Wars commercial is better than the prequels

Duracell’s Star Wars commercial is better than the prequels

The video spot you're about to see takes on Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Christmas morning. Therein you'll find the fight for the Republic, as executed by a couple of youngling Jedi wielding some fabulous battery-laden lightsabers. They're using Duracell batteries, of course, as the video was made for Duracell batteries with licensing from Lucasfilm. This story is just one minute long, but it'll thrill, it'll chill, and it'll make you understand the true nature of The Force. With batteries.

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Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie delayed for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2

Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie delayed for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2

Earlier this year, fans of the Alien movie series were excited to learn that District 9-director Neill Blomkamp was confirmed to be working on a new entry, setting the stage for a film that could make up for the widely panned Prometheus. Unfortunately, as is known to happen in the world of Hollywood, the unnamed project has been put on hold. It was Blomkamp himself that shared the news on Twitter, adding that the reason is because director Ridley Scott is moving ahead on production of the Prometheus sequel, also known as Alien: Paradise Lost.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 casting calls for beautiful women and odd men

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 casting calls for beautiful women and odd men

A bit of outrage has been prematurely sparked this week as the first casting call for extras on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is sent out. While this first casting release calls for "beautiful/model aliens - MEN and WOMEN" and "Character Aliens - MEN (only)", it also calls for "BALD WOMEN" separately - and is, of course, only the first of MANY such casting calls that'll be revealed over the next few weeks and months. Director James Gunn took to Twitter to stem the influx of negative outcry over the situation this morning.

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