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‘I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2-D2.’ Gordon Tarpley

How long until we can build R2-D2 and C-3PO?

No Star Wars movie would be complete without the Universe's two favourite droids. But now the race is on to turn them into fact.
The real force of Star Wars is to be found in its music, an aural cocktail of orchestral pieces punctuated with lightsabers, hyperspace leaps, and a hint of droid. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – a sound fetishist’s guide to the trailer and beyond

For all the speculative commentary as to what the new Star Wars trailer reveals plot-wise, its true “force” is surely located in the various sounds that infuse this perfectly constructed teaser.
The Guardians of the Galaxy – whose protagonists are a morally-gray motley crew – could be seen as a satire of the classic hero tradition. BagoGames/Flickr

Guardians of the Galaxy and the fall of the classic hero

A beautiful assassin. A superstrong thug. A star-lost child of the ‘80s. A sentient tree. A gun-toting raccoon. Meet the morally gray protagonists of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the film that raked…
Hyper-drives might be the stuff of science fiction, but they could be science fact too. 20th Century Fox

Warp drives and reality: new hope for a Galactic Empire?

Fans of science fiction must be disheartened when introduced to Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Dreams of galactic empires, criss-crossed by roguish princesses and beautiful smugglers, go out…

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