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Amazing Sci-Fi Ship Models Made Entirely Out Of Paper

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Do your fingers ever start to go numb just from looking at the amazingly intricate work that some steady-handed artist had the time and dexterity to complete? I had to finish typing that sentence with my nose because these papercraft models are almost too amazing to be real. To kick it off, check out the lunar module from Apollo 13.

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Custom-Built Darth Vader Armor Gives The Dark Side A Splash Of Color

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Darth Vader’s imposing black armor is rightfully iconic, cutting one of the most instantly recognizable silhouettes in pop culture history and just generally looking so badass that you can almost forget Lucas sullying it with Hayden Christensen’s whiny ass. Still, you have to think he’s got more than one outfit. You’ve got to peel that shit off every few weeks just to hose the burned-meat smell out of it and throw in some baby powder. I’m envisioning a walk-in closet on the Death Star filled with identical black get-ups, but surely Vader’s got some other options mixed in there too. Maybe something with a splash of color, like this:

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The Force Awakens And Guardians Of The Galaxy Get An 8-Bit Makeunder

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With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a new era for George Lucas’ beloved galaxy far, far away will begin, one which will define the franchise’s legacy as it extends into the 21st century. And with the Force Awakens trailer having racked up an insane number of viewings, it’s no surprise that fans have been riffing on it pretty much from the instant it went online. We’ve seen the trailer sweded and mashed up and even redone in neon. So why not reimagined in the style of an 8-bit ‘80s video game?

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The First Star Wars Spinoff May Have Landed Its Lead, Get The Details

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orphan blackSometimes it seems like the universe isn’t on our side, and other times it feels like we own it all. This is one of those latter instances, when things seem just a little too perfect. The latest news out of the Star Wars spinoff abyss is that Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, an actress whose name we’ve been praising for ages around here, has landed a lead role. And if we’re lucky, she’ll be playing at LEAST six characters throughout the film, she has the skills.

The rumorish news comes from Total Geeks, whose sources have kept up with them since Maslany’s name was first put into the hat. The Canadian actress was reportedly a frontrunner from the very beginning, due to Disney and Lucasfilm being impressed with her, and their latest report says that she was offered the role and snatched it up.

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Boba Fett Concept Art Traces The Evolution Of A Bounty Hunter

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With the canon stripped down to its bare essentials, the Star Wars universe is about to expand massively under the aegis of Disney, this time with a much more tightly policed continuity. We’ve got Star Wars Rebels, and the new comics and novels, and of course the much-anticipated The Force Awakens due later this year. But next year we’ll get something possibly even more cool — the first standalone Star Wars spinoff film. We still don’t know what the movie will be about, but early rumors suggest Boba Fett may play a major role. So what better time to look back at the origins of one of the Star Wars franchise’s fan-favorite characters?

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Did Disney’s CEO Just Tell Us Who The First Star Wars Spinoff Is About?

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Star WarsHere at Giant Freakin’ Robot, we understand how the rumor mill works, and we have a massive ball of salt grains that we roll out whenever necessary. But we think we have a good idea on who the first Star Wars spinoff is going to be about, at least in a roundabout sense, and this tidbit didn’t come from Random Twitter User @ForzAwakenz or anything like that. It came from Disney CEO Bob Iger, who says Gareth Edwards’ standalone film in the Star Wars franchise will be based on characters from The Force Awakens.

Iger, who has gotten his hands and eyes on a large chunk of The Force Awakens, managed to reveal more about the future of Star Wars at one time than almost everything we’ve learned in the last two years. His relatively in-depth thoughts about The Force Awakens and beyond come from an annual report from Disney, which was shared by Get Your Geek On‘s David Gremillion, who is a Disney stockholder. Give it a read and then we’ll break it down a little further.