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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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More HD photos of Rey’s Lightsaber (and its true identity)

More HD photos of Rey’s Lightsaber (and its true identity)

Today we present the best look at Rey's Lightsaber we currently have available - up close and personal with a nice set of photos. These images come with a bit of confirmation of information passed down this week by the keeper of the canon for Star Wars: Pablo Hidalgo. Before there's any confusion when the first wave of The Last Jedi toys are released in stores - the name "Rey's Lightsaber" is a simple re-naming of a lightsaber we already know very well.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?

The first major photo shoot for Star Wars The Last Jedi brought with it a question of nature of one alien in particular - this horse-faced fellow you see before you. "Many Bothans died to bring us this information," said Mon Mothma, leader of the Rebellion, in Star Wars Return of The Jedi. Since then it's been a never-ending battle to decide what Bothans - the Bothan Spies, that is - were and how they looked. In the most recent discussion on the matter, it's clear: there is no one, single version of a Bothan, but many.

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Star Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)

Star Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)

The director of The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) apparently asked the director of The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) to change the end of his film. Johnson revealed this information this week alongside tiny details about how involved he was during the creation of the first film. At this point we've got to warn you that you'll want to turn back if you're not all about spoilers - though the spoilers are mainly for The Force Awakens, not so much The Last Jedi. Though if you want to be entirely vegan about the next film, now's the time to click out.

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May the fourth be with you: Digital Star Wars media to celebrate

May the fourth be with you: Digital Star Wars media to celebrate

May the 4th be with you, all you Android and iOS users, it's a day of celebration for the likes of Star Wars fans everywhere. As such, developers of Star Wars apps and games have put their best force forward with a few price-chops. Google's done a decent job of arranging and displaying the lot - right alongside 5 of the 7 movies that are currently out and available for download, plus comics, plus books, plus soundtracks - though the last few aren't on sale, exactly.

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