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Star Wars 7: Force for Change gives peek at on-set bits

Star Wars 7: Force for Change gives peek at on-set bits

Though the main message from Lucasfilm today is that you’ll be given the opportunity to get on-set and to be in Star Wars 7, a few more tiny bits and pieces have appeared in a presentation video from director J.J. Abrams. In the presentation video you’ll see below, you’ll be given a miniature glimpse of what’s to come from Tatooine - or something very, very similar to it - from the set in Abu Dhabi.

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Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga on YouTube

Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga on YouTube

While we’re waiting for Star Wars 7 to arrive, the folks behind Star Wars - at Lucasfilm - are releasing a number of long-form clips from their archives. One released in segments will be the classic documentary From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. This documentary has never officially been available to the public before, and is fully narrated by none other than Mark Hamill.

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Godzilla Review (2014)

Godzilla Review (2014)

There is a moment, in Gareth Edwards' moody, expansive Godzilla movie, when monsters rage amid the crumbling San Francisco skyline while its residents flee for cover underground. Our glimpse of titan beasts fighting tooth and claw is the rapidly narrowing gap between the closing doors, before we're shut in the darkness with the frightened, ineffectual masses. As bystanders we can only cower and wait, an afterthought like the human players in this year's blockbuster.

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Star Wars 7 set photos mark filming day 1

Star Wars 7 set photos mark filming day 1

It’s time at last to begin filming Star Wars Episode VII. The first photos from the set of the film has been shared by the official Star Wars Twitter, showing signs that this film has lifted off officially. First you'll see the outside of one filming studio, then a slate snapped right at the start of filming!

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HR Giger dead at 74: A legacy of Aliens and bizarre Batmobiles

HR Giger dead at 74: A legacy of Aliens and bizarre Batmobiles

Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74, best known for having designed the iconic Xenomorph star of the Alien movies, for which he won an Oscar. Giger's style, a blending of biological parts with mechanical elements, was dubbed "biomechanical", and became a recurring and challenging theme throughout his life. However, while he may be most memorable for designing the creature that terrorized Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley, Giger's CV has many unusual twists to it.

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This is how Gravity’s stunning Space Station reentry was made

This is how Gravity’s stunning Space Station reentry was made

The visual effects design team behind one of the most memorable scenes in Gravity have shared the story behind the computer-generated sequence, creating a virtual space station to plunge into the Earth's atmosphere. Most of the Sandra Bullock and George Clooney blockbuster involved CGI, but Rising Sun Pictures was forced to mix science and speculation to get the scene where the Chinese space station is knocked out of its orbit.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets second season with Agent Carter spinoff

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets second season with Agent Carter spinoff

Joss Whedon's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for a second season, patchy ratings aside, with ABC opting to not only bring the Marvel universe characters back, but to make a spin-off too, Marvel's Agent Carter. The news - as well as giving Whedon fans still sore over Firefly some evidence that the screenwriter and producer can, in fact, get a second season out of a TV network - will see Captain America's Hayley Atwell star in a series of her own, set in 1946.

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Star Wars STREET by 50 on-ear headphones Review

Star Wars STREET by 50 on-ear headphones Review

What better way to ring in "May the 4th be with you" - unofficial "Star Wars Day," that is - than with a pair of Stormtrooper headphones? We’ve got one of the first pairs of Star Wars Stormtrooper STREET by 50 On-Ear headphones out in the wild this weekend and we’re having a listen while we sport the most obviously Star Wars-inspired of the collection.

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