The force is not strong enough for the Charity Commission.
Jediism is not a religion? Tell that to its worshippers.
It’s all happening.
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The latest Star Wars films stirs up topical themes of resistance, empowerment and activism in the face of large-scale injustices.
That’s no moon.
Scientific breakthroughs in graphene production and nuclear fusion may help us build the super space stations of the future.
The droid K-2SO from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Rebel fighters in the latest Star Wars movie are helped by a droid that was captured from the enemy and reprogrammed. Could that happen in real life with today's autonomous weapons?
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Star Wars offshoot Rogue One was originally intended to be darker – but it looks like it might be rather vanilla.
Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, set for release on December 15.
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The next Star Wars film, which opens on December 15, will be a prequel to the first one, made in 1977. Just how much Star Wars can the world stomach? And is looking backwards to move forwards such a good idea?
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Films set in the ancient world can no longer adequately live up to the demands of the 'epic'. Instead, we should look to films set in space.
How long will it be before we can open doors and send emails with just our minds?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been praised for avoiding computer generated effects, but why does CGI deserve such a bad name?
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A growing vocal minority blame poor computer generated images for 'ruining' the movies. But digital effects can co-exist with real sets and stunts - and films have always been fake.
You may want to be careful with that, Darth!
Warning: you'll never watch a lightsaber duel in the same way again after you read this ...
The only way to fly the friendly skies – or dark voids of space.
We're on the cusp of being able to consistently launch and land rockets, greatly reducing the cost of space travel. But how long before there's a Millennium Falcon in every garage?
The cast of the film ‘Spotlight’ reacts after they won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards.
From Chris Rock's opening monologue to red carpet hits (and misses), our experts analyze key moments from this year's Academy Awards.
A windswept rock at what was the edge of the Medieval world is a fitting place for a Jedi hermit.
Despite barriers to entry and a delayed opening, Star Wars could yet prove a success in China.
The bad guys in Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be able to destroy multiple planets at once with their Starkiller Base but it's far from efficient warfare.
If only Desmond Tutu were here…
Return of the Jedi saw Emperor Palpatine's regime brought crashing down – but the hard peace-building work to save the galaxy from a relapse was clearly never done.
Daisy Ridley plays the character Rey.
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The manic light-and-sound show is more tribute than groundbreaking film.
‘A long time ago …’
It was by no means a sure thing that Star Wars' innovative beginning endured until the modern day. Here's the story of its various scrapes with the wrecking ball.
BB-8 (left) is a new droid addition to the Star Wars universe.
The droids in the Star Wars universe often play a key role in the movies. But how close are they to some of the real robots in our own universe?
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
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Film sagas like Star Wars transcend the screen, connecting viewers to their pasts, to one another and to the hero within.