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Fan pulls a gun, is jailed over Star Wars spoilers

Fan pulls a gun, is jailed over Star Wars spoilers

Star Wars fans have waited for more than 30 years to see what happened to their favorite characters on the big screen. So naturally, we've all gone through great lengths to ensure that we don't have any of the big plot points spoiled for us. But what do you do when someone decides to spoil the movie for you, anyway? Well, today we've got a lesson on what not to do.

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Star Wars super fan sits through 46-hour marathon

Star Wars super fan sits through 46-hour marathon

A couple of weeks ago I sat through five of the original six Star Wars movies, and considered that a pretty good accomplishment for a day. I actually wrote about my experience with the Machete Order here. However, 11 hours of Star Wars is nothing compared to what one super fan did.

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Fallout 4 gets lightsabers with this new mod

Fallout 4 gets lightsabers with this new mod

Can't get enough Star Wars or Fallout this holiday season? Oh good, I'm not the only one. Well, one modder has decided that the only way they can fulfill their desire for both things was to add a little bit of Star Wars magic to the Commonwealth.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens still breaking records, $300M in 5 days

Star Wars: The Force Awakens still breaking records, $300M in 5 days

It seems that the Star Wars franchise has finally gotten its epic comeback. At least if box office numbers are going to be the indicator. After earning the record for the biggest haul over a December weekend, The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in a trilogy of trilogies, is now reporting $300 million. That's in just five days and in North America alone, leaving hope for 10 digit numbers by the end of its run.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Lor San Tekka?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Lor San Tekka?

Just a few minutes into the the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actor Max von Sydow's character appears - it's no secret, and no spoiler. His name is Lor San Tekka, and he's a real mystery for one-time viewers of the movie. What we're about to do is discuss what we know about him. We're using information we've attained via Lucasfilm and Disney-approved sources - StarWars.com and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary" so we're working with the real-deal data: canon, that is to say.

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Emo Kylo Ren is the Star Wars Twitter account that you need to follow

Emo Kylo Ren is the Star Wars Twitter account that you need to follow

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a big Twitter user. In fact, I can't recall the last time I logged into my personal account. However, sometimes I come across an account that is just too funny to pass up. I've come across one such account today, and felt the need to share it with everyone. I give you Emo Kylo Ren.

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40 more Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpapers for your smartphone

40 more Star Wars: The Force Awakens wallpapers for your smartphone

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has pummeled all previous records for most-sold tickets in basically every category, it's time to extend your fandom well beyond the theater. That's never been a problem for most Star Wars fans - some have been collecting Star Wars action figures since 1977 (and have never stopped!) Today we're dropping another collection of wallpapers for your smartphone - the piece of equipment you use most - all from The Force Awakens, just for those of you that cannot possibly get enough.

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Dear Neil deGrasse Tyson: this is why Han Solo says “Parsecs”

Dear Neil deGrasse Tyson: this is why Han Solo says “Parsecs”

This morning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to speak about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He took time to pay extra attention to Han Solo's claim of "making the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs." Han Solo makes this claim all the way back in Star Wars: A New Hope, then repeats his claim in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Rey suggests that he's heard the ship has made this run in 14 parsecs. There's a problem with that, suggests Tyson. We disagree.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This morning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shared his observations of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "With only mild spoiler alerts," he said. As such, we're rating this article "Mostly Spoiler Safe" - but have applied the "SPOILER ALERT" sticker anyway. All that said, you might begin to rage almost immediately when you hear that on Twitter, NDT has demoted R2-D2 to "Dwarf Cute" status, the same way he famously demoted Pluto to "Dwarf Planet." The good news is that it's for a good reason - BB-8 is clearly cuter, and he's made it public that that's his opinion, too.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks records over the weekend

Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks records over the weekend

By now it shouldn't probably come as a surprise. Stars Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh chapter, formally episode, of one of history's greatest sagas, has broken box office records over the weekend since it premiered. And it wasn't just in the US alone. The film raked in hundreds millions of dollars across the globe, save in some countries where the film was met with strong local competition or was completely delayed to January. The figures mean a great deal not just to fans but to the prospect of Disney spinning out even more content and products in the years to come.

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Last-minute Gift Guide for the everyday Star Wars fan

Last-minute Gift Guide for the everyday Star Wars fan

Today we've got a tree-full of Star Wars gift ideas for the absolute last minute - that's right now - before the end of the holiday season. This guide doubles as a "everything you missed" guide for the Star Wars fan. Oddities and stuff you never knew you needed. Electronics, Star Wars takes on essentials, and a selfie stick. And action figures. Don't you EVER forget action figures when it comes to Star Wars merchandise.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (spoiler free)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (spoiler free)

I've never been shy about calling myself a Star Wars nerd. As a kid, I would watch the original trilogy over and over again, and attempt to use the force to call objects to me. When I was a teen, I got to experience my first ever Star Wars movie in a theater. But last night, I feel like I truly got to experience Star Wars in a theater for the very first time. I'm going to share my spoiler-free review of that experience with you, below.

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