It’ll be a while until Star Wars Episode VII hits theaters, so in the meantime Star Wars fans can watch a half-hour movie created by… a college football player. Called Retribution, the film was written and directed by Georgia University student Chris Conley, who started work on the short video last November. More →
There are times when you don’t know whether to applaud someone’s talent or tell them to get a life. One such instance comes to us via The Escapist and it involves a man from Poland who has built an amazing replica of an Imperial Star Destroyer out of more than 40,000 individual LEGO bricks. The person in question, a Flickr user by the name of Jerac, says that the Destroyer model contains “about 50 kilos (110 pounds) of pure bricks without any steel internal support” and “holds itself together and is straight.” The model itself is remarkably detailed and it contains just about every single nook and cranny that you see in the Star Wars movies. We’ve included one picture of the model below but you really ought to check out Jerac’s full gallery to get a sense of how incredible this really is. More →
We learned about the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII in late April and now we’re getting our first look right from the set. TMZ has obtained some leaked pictures that give us a closeup look at the set of the new film, including pictures of both a Tatooine marketplace and a gigantic hippopotamus-like creature that TMZ says takes five different men to operate. The new Star Wars movie is now being filmed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, so it’s not surprising that the pictures shown on TMZ’s page all show a desert landscape. More →
Great news Star Wars fans: All your old favorites will be appearing in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The new Star Wars film officially announced its cast today and it will include past heroes Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo). Other stars of the new movie will include John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Other returning stars for the film include Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, who respectively did the voices and/or wore the costumes of C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca. Although the Star Wars movie franchise fell on hard times after the Jar-Jar Binks-tainted Episodes I through III, Disney is hoping that passing the torch from creator George Lucas over to J.J. Abrams will revive the most popular sci-fi series of all-time.
Today, Verizon Wireless made the release date for the Motorola DROID R2-D2, Star Wars Special Edition handset public. The device will be available beginning on September 30th online and in select stores for $249 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. The special-edition smartphone will come preloaded with notification sounds, ringtones, wallpapers, widgets, and music from the Star Wars movies. The full press release is after the break. More →
Star Wars fan? Android fan? Verizon Wireless customer? September 29th at midnight should go down in history for you then. Not only is that when Motorola’s DROID R2D2 limited edition device goes on sale at select Verizon Wireless stores across the country, but it’s also looking to be quite an event. We have been just sent a couple images from one of the participating stores, a store called Vista Ridge in Lewisville, Texas, and we also have some info on what is exactly is happening for the launch — it’s pretty crazy. Apparently, the participating stores will be giving away 5 Motorola R2D2 units, there will be actual “Stormtroopers” at the store (employees dressed up as Stormtroopers), video gaming, a live DJ and more. Stores are getting approximately 200 units and stock will not be replenished. Last bit of info… our tipster said that Motorola reps have indicated the Star Wars edition device is actually running a 1.2GHz CPU, not a 1GHz. Pretty interesting, huh? Our only wish? That the keyboard on the handset was white.
Let’s hear it — anyone gearing up to get one of these things on Tuesday evening?
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It looks like those images that surfaced of the Verizon Wireless DROID 2 R2-D2 Special Edition are the real deal. Android Central was sent an image of a Verizon R2-D2 promo poster — located at a Star Wars convention — that pictures the same exact device that was showcased yesterday, and the device is listed as “coming to your galaxy” on September 30th. So there you have it. Thoughts? Any takers? More →
By the beard of Chewbacca, we hope this isn’t an actual image of the Motorola DROID R2-D2 special edition! The erroneous image above surfaced on Twitter and its publisher is claiming it is none other than the Motorola DROID 2 R2-D2 special edition due out from Verizon Wireless in September. While the camera, dual-LED flash, and micro-USB port all seem to match the location of the actual D2, we’re hoping someone with too much time on their hands got a hold of some spray paint and blue stickers. Do you think George Lucas would license out the R2-D2 name and allow it to be bastardized like this? We sure hope not.
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Fresh out of the rumor oven, still warm. Engadget is reporting that the Motorola DROID 2 could launch on Verizon Wireless as soon as August 12th. The tech site quotes a “trusted source” who also detailed that the 12th could be some sort of “soft launch” — as a full DROID creepy commercial media blitz is not set to kick off until the 26th. There was also mention of a Star Wars special edition DROID 2 with a picture of R2-D2 on the back of the phone. If the report is accurate, August 12th is just 23 days away… who’s excited? More →
The folks developing the Android SDK enjoy a good laugh as much as they enjoy coding. Two amusing Easter Eggs have been found in the latest version of the Android SDK. Intermixed in with the usual constants for the accelerometer are the following two values:
- float GRAVITY_DEATH_STAR_I 3.5303614E-7
- float GRAVITY_THE_ISLAND 4.815162
Looks like Star Wars and Lost are two of their fave entertainment choices. Hidden within the camera application is another Easter Egg. Just snap a picture and you will be rewarded with a handsome (?) picture of Bill Lumbergh from “Office Space”. LOL.