C-3PO is fluent in six million languages, but rap is not one of them

I have no idea why this 1986 Star Tours promo video of C-3PO rapping (specifically, rapping terribly) has been coursing through the Interwebs today, but far be it from me to fail to inflict such pain share such a delight with you guys. Although in all fairness to the protocol droid, he's gotten better since then. » 7/01/13 7:40am 7/01/13 7:40am

How Star Wars influenced Peter Jackson's decision to make a 48-FPS …

Peter Jackson has caught a lot of flak for his decision to make The Hobbit's at the high speed of 48 frames per second. And now, he's explaining that his original inspiration came from... Star Wars. Or more specifically, the Star Wars ride. » 12/05/12 12:25pm 12/05/12 12:25pm

Admiral Ackbar makes light of the massacre of Alderaan in Star Tours…

Today Disneyworld unveils the newly revamped Star Tours ride, and we've got a behind the scenes look at the brand new tour which includes over 52 different possible simulations! » 5/20/11 11:30am 5/20/11 11:30am

Top 10 best moments from Star Wars Celebration V

Last weekend, Orlando was filled with wampas, Ewoks, Jedi Knights, droids and Rancors, for the Star Wars Celebration V. Jon Stewart went toe-to-toe with George Lucas on stage, deleted scenes were revealed, and R2D2 got married. Here are the highlights. » 8/16/10 7:00am 8/16/10 7:00am

Disney debuts its Star Tours 2 video of death

Star Wars Celebration V is underway and already news is pouring out. Disney has released the brand new Star Tours video, that wants you to visit the beautiful death-trap Alderaan. Check out what the upgraded Disney ride holds for you. » 8/13/10 10:48am 8/13/10 10:48am

Baby-Faced Negativists Are A Disaster!!!

My apologies if this week is a bit lacking, but that death ray won't build itself. And I'm very happy to see all of you sporting the R.O.A.C.H. Disaster! » 5/10/09 10:00am 5/10/09 10:00am

Disney's Star Tours Gets A Reboot And Fett

The Star Wars Disney ride, which opened way back in 1987, is getting a tune up, including a whole host of new characters. Lucasfilm has been recording new footage for the ride that features, the Star Tours vehicle getting chased down by Boba Fett. C-3PO and R2-D2 will continue to host the ride, and will be joined by… » 5/07/09 9:30am 5/07/09 9:30am

Wall-E Was Inspired By the Sexual Frustrations of Pixar Nerds

Wall-E director Andrew Stanton told us that he didn't think about the robot Johnny 5 from Short Circuit when his team was designing the look and feel of Wall-E, which seems hard to believe. Instead, he says his inspirations came the from Luxo Jr. lamp in the Pixar logo, a pair of binoculars, R2D2, and the wacky little… » 2/27/08 8:40am 2/27/08 8:40am