My Three-Year-Old Just Wrecked Star Wars for Me

My younger son and I have ongoing and endless discussions about Star Wars, the principal folktale in which he finds meaning. When his brother was around the same age, he demanded that I tell him and re-tell him the story of the Three Little Pigs. This one waits for a pause in the dinner conversation every day, then… » 12/09/14 5:42pm 12/09/14 5:42pm

Let's Take A Deep Look At The Droid In The New Star Wars Trailer

Look, there's no point in trying to act all cool: we're all pretty excited about the new Star Wars trailer. Our pals at iO9 did a great scene-by-scene breakdown of it, but I want to focus on just one bit of important hardware seen in the trailer — that fast little droid with the spherical body. » 11/29/14 10:00am 11/29/14 10:00am

15 Scifi Mockumentaries That Will Leave You Questioning Reality

Yes, we're still disappointed that we didn't get a World War Z mockumentary. After all, science fiction and horror lend themselves quite well to the faux-documentary format. So we're kicking back with 15 speculative mockumentaries, from a silly Star Wars lark to an earnest look at Britain on the eve of nuclear war. » 6/30/13 7:00am 6/30/13 7:00am

Behold a 1970s Italian comic depicting an orgy starring C-3PO and R2-D2

Artoo and Threepio were never saddled with smoldering romantic subplots, so it makes sense that they'd schedule their RAM jams off-screen. And indeed, the 1975-1979 Italian adult comic book Cappuccetto Rotto boasted this cover showing the droid duo in the midst of group amore. Lest we not forget, C-3PO is used to this… » 9/10/12 4:25pm 9/10/12 4:25pm

Man builds 19-foot-tall model of Apollo 11 out of 120,000 LEGO bricks

Every now and again the internet has the capacity to blow our dinky craniums to smithereens — this happens to be one of those moments. Some unplaceable Herculean conviction drove LEGO architect Ryan McNaught to build a 5.76-meter-tall recreation of the Saturn V rocket used for Apollo 11 out of 120,000 plastic bricks. » 1/12/12 9:20pm 1/12/12 9:20pm