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Roddenberry's Star Trek was "above all, a critique of Robert Heinlein"

<i>Star Trek</i> turned 50 in 2016. In its half-century of existence — on TV, on the big screen, and in the worldwide community of its fans — <i>Star Trek</i> has …

Breaking: SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time

It’s also the second time the company has pulled off a landing<p>SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. It's the first time the company has been able to pull off an ocean landing, after four previous attempts ended …

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer

Star Wars Rebels: Dave Filoni on Ahsoka's Fate, Maul's Return and Much More

Rebels' EP on who lived, who died and how an unseen Clone Wars storyline factored in.<p><i>Warning: Full spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 finale</i> …

If You Want to Grow a Young Scientist, Here's a Simple Thing to Try

Young children are always getting into things, and grownups are always trying to stop them. As Neil deGrasse Tyson puts it, <b>“We spend the first year</b> …

Science

Adam Driver Says The Force Awakens Is Better Than The Star Wars Prequels

<i>Star Wars</i> fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief: Adam Driver, the <i>Girls</i> dreamboat who stars as a villain in the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie, says <i>The Force Awakens</i> is better than the prequels. This is what he told a group of soldiers when he and actress Natasha Lyonne put on a show for members of the …

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

Harrison Ford Smuggled Himself Into a Force Awakens Preview Screening

Harrison Ford, cynical scoundrel–cum–reluctant hero both in- and outside of the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, has made yet another charming appearance on his</i> …

Harrison Ford

George Lucas Unveils Plan for Bay Area's Largest Affordable Housing Project

What some believe to be an act of revenge, George Lucas has unveiled plans to build the San Francisco Bay Area's largest affordable housing project …

George Lucas

The Empire Strikes Back is Everything You Love About Star Wars Done In The Best Possible Way

36 ways George Lucas' digital editions made Star Wars worse

Gallery: 36 ways George Lucas' digital editions made Star Wars worse<p>Gallery: 36 ways George Lucas' digital editions made Star Wars worse<p>+ 35<p>+ 34<p>+</i> …

Greenpeace exposes sceptics hired to cast doubt on climate science

Sting operation uncovers two prominent climate sceptics available for hire by the hour to write reports on the benefits of rising CO2 levels and coal<p>An undercover sting by Greenpeace has revealed that two prominent climate sceptics were available for hire by the hour to write reports casting doubt …

Carbon Dioxide

Someone left a bloody pig's head outside a Philadelphia mosque

A pig's head left on the doorstep of a Philadelphia mosque is the latest in a list of growing anti-Muslim incidents and rhetoric around the …

In Wake of San Bernardino, Sheriffs Urge Residents to Carry Guns

Several sheriffs are urging Americans to take the fight against terrorism into their own hands in the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.<p>Sheriffs in New York, Florida and Kentucky are joining a growing chorus asking Americans who are licensed to carry guns to do so. Ulster …

67 Photos From Inside Disney’s Secret Star Wars Press Event

About two weeks ago, we got an email inviting us to an event. All it said: it was about Star Wars, and it would take place in Los Angeles.<p>Where in LA? They’d tell us right before it all went down. What <i>was</i> the actual event? They couldn’t really say, but we’d want to be there. No video allowed for …

This Moment Shows Why J.J. Abrams Is Directing The Force Awakens

Gary Tomkins, the art director for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, has been involved with the galaxy far, far away almost his entire life. In fact, he …

‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and So Does George Lucas

San Francisco’s North Point Theater is packed with people, tension, anticipation. When the familiar strains of John Williams’ <i>Star Wars</i> theme finally …

J.J. Abrams says Adam Driver's 'wonderful ferocity' and yelling made him the perfect 'Star Wars' villain Kylo Ren

This "wonderful ferocity" made him "perfect" for the role, director J.J. Abrams revealed during a Sirius XM Town Hall recording with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle after being asked which actor was more like their character.<p>"Adam Driver, there are times when he's so …

Adam Driver

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

By Hank Stuever<p>, TV critic<p>NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the vineyard. You, him, the house. Luminous beings are we. This was all built in the 1980s with piles of that initial “Star Wars” money, yet the main house was …

Star Wars

George Lucas compares seeing 'The Force Awakens' to attending an 'awkward' wedding

The final version of the movie is done and has already been screened — Steven Spielberg has reportedly seen it a few times— but as of a few weeks ago, one important person still hadn't seen it: "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, according to an interview with the Washington Post.<p>Lucas thought he …

Star Wars

J.J. Abrams completes Star Wars: The Force Awakens, promises less lens flare

During a ‘Celebrity Nerd-Off’ interview with Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival, director J.J. Abrams has revealed that at 2:38 AM on …

'The Force Awakens' Costume Designer on What Turned J.J. Abrams Into an Obsessive Perfectionist

And which of the original three―Han, Luke, and Leia―tried to bribe him for the plot details.<p>It's possible that no single person is going to exert more influence over fashion trends in the coming year than Michael Kaplan, costume designer for the upcoming <i>Star Wars</i> sequel, <i>The Force Awakens</i>. Kaplan, …

Star Wars Fans Threaten Fox News Contributor Over “Space Nerds” Comment

“I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks, and I’m not going to start now.”<p>Just when you thought comic book and video game fans were the most obnoxious, fundamentalist <i>Star Wars</i> kooks are showing their true, terrible colors. Regardless …

Fox News Contributor Responds to Death Threats for Mocking Star Wars Fans: 'I'm Not Apologizing'

Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf is standing up for her right not to be excited about <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, despite the barrage of online …

Revealed: The first word spoken in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

As "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" gets closer to debuting in theaters, expect an onslaught of media interviews and TV specials featuring the cast and crew of the new movie. This means possible spoilers for those of you trying to remain in the dark on every tiny detail of the film.<p>But sometimes even …

Singer Who Destroyed Star Wars Battlefront Disc and Called Game "Piece of Sh*t" Still Hates It

Breaking Benjamin frontman Benjamin Burnley is again talking about how much he hates Star Wars Battlefront. In case you missed it, he recently destroyed a copy of the "piece of sh*t" game after he was asked to talk positively about it on his social media channels. Now, radio station 94.3 WCYY has …

May my face be with you

Jacob Blackstock, chief executive officer and creative director of Bitstrips Inc., is buzzing with excitement over the phone from Scotland, where he's taking a break from an investor's conference. The inventor of the hugely popular app that creates personalized emojis featuring textable cartoon …

John Boyega Says He Still Hasn't Seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens – And the Anticipation Is Killing Him

Fans are counting down the days until <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> hits theaters, and it turns out, one of the stars of the film is playing the …

Ron Howard turned George Lucas down for directing Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

The 21 Best Things Ever Tweeted About “Star Wars"

If you keep tweeting about Jar Jar, George Lucas is going to add him to Episode 7 and that'll BE ON YOU.

Over 60 original 'Star Wars' costumes are on display in NYC — here's what you'll see

Starting November 14, Discovery Time Square is hosting a huge exhibit of 60 costumes from the first six movies showcasing original pieces from Chewbacca's suit to Emperor Palpatine.<p>The exhibit even has a few costumes from the new movie, in theaters December 18.<p>If you can't make it any time soon, …

Costumes