Surprise, Surprise! Neil deGrasse Tyson Prefers Star Trek to Star Wars

Favorite
- -

"Star Trek at least has some premise that they're obeying actual laws of physics; Star Wars is just fantasy land!"

You're not wrong about the lack of science, but so what if it's a fantasy land? That doesn't mean it isn't awesome! Now that we know how Neil feels, what about you?

This Homemade BB-8 Is Almost as Cute as The Original

Favorite
- -

It hasn't been long since the folks making Star Wars: The Force Awakens showed all that new droid BB-8, is an actual practical puppet. And yet designer, Christian Poulsen has already made his very own replica for only $150. With just a Sphero Bluetooth RC Ball and some magnets, he madethe droid we're all looking for.





Potato Quality But Worth It: Teaser for Star Wars: Rogue One Has Leaked

Favorite
- -

Over the weekend, fans at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim got to see a one minute teaser for Star Wars: Rogue One, and one brave smuggler has brought it forth for the rest of us. It may have been filmed on a potato, but it's enough to get us through to the official release of the teaser.


Here's what we know about Star Wars: Rogue One so far:

The film takes place between episodes III and IV, and will "revolve around a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy." It stars Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Theory of Everything), and, according to rumor, Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (though the voice in this trailer sounds an awful lot like Alec Guinness). Rogue One is to be the first in a series of Star Wars spin-off films, which will be known collectively as the Star Wars Anthology Series.

It may be too soon to say for sure, but this movie looks like it's gonna be awesome!



Rumor Has It: Gwendoline Christie is a Chrome Trooper in Star Wars VII

Favorite
geek memes news star wars brienne role
- -

We've known for a while that Brienne of Tarth actress Gwendoline Christie would be in Star Wars VII, but Vulture is reporting her role is that of the Chrome Trooper.  Not much is known about this character, but if it is Gwendoline under there, here's hoping we get to see her without the chrome dome too.

Game of Thrones has already got the hand ampuation thing down; maybe Jaime can join Brienne for an epic saber fight?



Hey, a fan can dream, right?

Ready Your Heart for Warm Feels: This Little Boy Couldn't be More Excited to be a Married Jedi

Favorite
- -

Seven year old Padawan Colin Gilpatrick wrote a letter to George Lucas after discovering that Jedi could not get married:



Lucasfilm responded with a grab bag of goodies and an a-okay for Colin to wed.  



It's too cute, I can't handle it!




Colin's got a few good years to train in the force before setttling down, but it's nice to know he's got the official Lucasfilm blessing when the time comes.  



In other Star Wars news that'll make you feel alive inside, watch R2D2 really make this little boy's day: