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These gorgeous pictures of the Millennium Falcon on the Pinewood Studios set for Episode VIII were snapped by Oblivion State. Apparently, the location was discovered by a group of urban explorers who had the good fortune to arrive when no filming was taking place—so they were able to examine the set unfettered.

If you’d like an up close look at the Falcon’s exterior and a glimpse of Ahch-To, check out some very pretty pictures below (I didn’t spot anything spoilery). [click to continue…]

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Cosplayer and all around awesome geek girl Victoria Schmidt aka Scruffy Rebel is at MegaCon this weekend and spotted this utterly adorable R2-Fett. Or is it R2-F2? Fett2-D2? Whatever you call him, he’s cute. See him in action below. [click to continue…]

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Marvel has released a preview of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens comic adaptation, and this 6-issue limited series by writer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) and artist Luke Ross (Hercules) sure is pretty.

The preview gives us a look at a couple pages, the cover by Esad Ribic and different variant covers by Esad Ribic, Joe Quesada, Phil Noto, and John Cassaday. The Quesada variant already has a special place in my heart.

I’m definitely going to put this on my pull list. What about you? Check out more pics after the break…

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Star Wars has inspired all kinds of art in the 39 years since the release of the original movie. But this infographic by graphic artist and illustrator Martin Panchaud may be the most epic art I’ve seen yet.

Panchaud has created a 403-foot scrollable infographic that tells the entire story of the Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Even Mark Hamill was impressed: [click to continue…]

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If you went back in time and asked the six-year-old version of me what the perfect New York apartment would look like, I’d probably describe something akin to this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed “Turtle Lair” in Tribeca, New York. Airbnb is currently offering TMNT fans a chance to stay at this kick-ass pad, and it’s jam-packed with tons of incredible amenities, including a TMNT arcade cabinet and a basketball court! The spot boasts three bedrooms, four bathrooms and even free pizza delivery. Read more after the break…

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In case you didn’t know, the soundtrack for The Force Awakens is finally available on vinyl. Much like the movie itself, the record is both retro and futuristic.

Indeed, this record would look very odd spinning in a wood-paneled room with orange shag carpeting. That’s because Disney emblazoned these vinyl records with 3D holograms of the TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon. The holograms reportedly require the right angle and light to see (a smartphone LED flash is recommended), but when you hit the right combo, they look like they are “leaping off the vinyl” – which may or may not help to justify the $50 price tag.

Learn more in the video below. [click to continue…]

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The second Star Trek Beyond trailer finally got us excited about the film. Now the merchandise is starting to roll out and Funko is leading the charge with their adorable Pop figures. Naturally.

Star Trek Beyond Funko Pops ($9.99)

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Because Catbus is beloved by adults and kids alike, The Ghibli Museum in Tokyo is opening an exhibit called “Ride the Catbus to the Ghibli Woods” that will let adults ride the Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro.

Now I’m crossing my fingers for an overnight stay option because I want to live in the World of Ghibli.

The exhibit will run through May 2017.

(via Kotaku / Image via Ignition)

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Corridor Digital used drones mounted with various cameras to recreate a Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter dogfight that’s fit for the big screen.

Digital effects were used to transpose 3D-printed X-Wing and TIE Fighter cockpits into the production, which shows the craft twisting and turning through a mountainous landscape. Even drone crash footage was used to represent TIE Fighters being shot down.

Grab a barf bag and check out the video below (along with a look behind the scenes). [click to continue…]

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We’re only a few weeks out from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and since Michael Bay doesn’t do things low key, they decided to hold the world premiere at Madison Square Garden.

Not only was the cast on hand, but Vanilla Ice did a live performance of “Go Ninja, Go Ninja Go!” complete with ’90s Turtles dancers. Soak up the nostalgia in the video below. [click to continue…]