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The Millennium Falcon was hidden badly : Here’s more Star Wars on Google Maps

The Millennium Falcon was hidden badly : Here’s more Star Wars on Google Maps

Users of Google Maps and lovers of space-spotting Star Wars set pieces will enjoy the appearance of the Millennium Falcon this week in Surrey. The first of two images of the same Star Wars spaceship can be found simply by searching for Longcross Studios Surrey on Google Earth and scrolling to the right. The second Falcon isn't quite so easy to spot.

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Amazon’s tipped original sci-fi shows include Ringworld and Snow Crash

Amazon’s tipped original sci-fi shows include Ringworld and Snow Crash

Amazon has some big plans for original content, and sources say it includes three big science fiction series: Ringworld, Snow Crash, and Lazarus. These are all based on the novels/comic book by the same name, and in one case will include co-production with MGM. Though Amazon still hasn't reached Netflix's level of original production, it now has dozens of original shows in various states of production.

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Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

When I reviewed BB-8 by Sphero, I didn't expect the company would go back and create an R2-D2, too. They built their name on the original remotely controlled sphere - Sphero - and they'd not yet expanded to the world of Cars and Spider-Men. Since then they've become a much more diversified group of smart-device creators, and it's become time to roll out with the most beloved Star Wars robot in the history of the world: R2-D2 (also now by Sphero).

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This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

The best Star Wars toy was just revealed to the world in the form of a secret event inside an event at Target. This event was Force Friday, and the event within was a sort of mini-raffle. Those in attendance were given the treat of a lifetime - a view of the biggest Star Wars plush toy in the history of the world - Porg style.

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Toshiba’s Star Wars TV is… interesting

Toshiba’s Star Wars TV is… interesting

Toshiba made a Star Wars television that's 24-inches diagonally and designed with a Star Wars pattern. They've gone above-and-beyond when it comes to hyping this less-than-fantastic design, suggesting that "this model draws viewers into the space odyssey action, submerging them into an X-wing mission every time their eyes meet the TV." Toshiba would certainly have been better served in making the exterior aesthetic of this television set more subtle, focusing instead on the other tiny details that aren't quite so eye-searing.

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Official Star Wars Apple events just revealed

Official Star Wars Apple events just revealed

In celebration of Force Friday 2, Apple will be bringing a variety of Star Wars-themed VFX presentations to Apple Stores. Also on the docket are sessions like a Kids Hour tied to the BB-8 by Sphero, and a session called How To: Build your own Star Wars trailer. Industrial Light and Magic will also be doing presentations at San Francisco Apple Stores.

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Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Before we go any further, Star Wars fans, I recommend you turn back - this is the sort of leaked set of images that change the movie. This is an image - and a set of images - that make the way you see the film different, especially if you'd planned on going to the theater this December with a completely blank slate idea of what Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be like.

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This is Donald Glover as Lando (and Chewie’s wife?!)

This is Donald Glover as Lando (and Chewie’s wife?!)

Today we've gotten a couple looks at what Donald Glover is going to look like in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars film. While it should be relatively obvious that his appearance won't change drastically - Lando's just a man, after all - we do get to see some sweet costume images. Very, very small images that I feel border on cruelty - thanks Ron Howard! Now, to start making that super-duper-early cosplay jacket in yellow...

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Doctor Who’s female Doctor isn’t its first regeneration controversy

Doctor Who’s female Doctor isn’t its first regeneration controversy

Doctor Who's decision to make the 13th Doctor regenerate into a female body prompted the predictable degree of controversy, but it's not the first time the BBC series has come under fire. The news over the weekend that Peter Capaldi would bow out after the upcoming Christmas 2017 special, and be replaced by Jodie Whittaker, left many sci-fi fans gleeful at the new representation after decades of male Doctors. However, not everybody felt the same way.

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Blade Runner 2049 Trailer 2 is a gorgeous, ominous must-see

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer 2 is a gorgeous, ominous must-see

Skepticism was high when it was announced that Blade Runner 2049 would be a sequel to the Ridley Scott classic. Now, having seen the second of Warner Bros. Pictures' trailers for the upcoming science-fiction movie, we're not so sure it's all bad news. The newest preview gives a little more insight into the world set thirty years after the original, as well as reigniting a whole bunch of lingering questions.

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Meet Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor (and yes, finally, it’s a woman)

Meet Doctor Who’s 13th Doctor (and yes, finally, it’s a woman)

Iconic science fiction series Doctor Who has named its latest star character, and as has long been rumored there's now a female Time Lord at the helm of the TARDIS. The BBC has confirmed that actor Jodie Whittaker will be the thirteenth Doctor, replacing Peter Capaldi, who will leave the show after the Christmas special. It's the first time in the character's many regenerations that a female actress has taken the role.

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Fully immersive “Star Wars” hotel coming to Disney World

Fully immersive “Star Wars” hotel coming to Disney World

As part of the Star Wars announcements at this year's D23 expo, Disney revealed that it has plans to open a resort hotel that will completely immerse guests in the world of Star Wars. An exact opening date wasn't revealed, but the hotel will be a part of the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge land being created at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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