*Boba Fett as a Girl
*The Creation of That Super Bowl Ad With the Imperial March Sung by Dogs
The star of L.A.-based artist Lekit's Opheleia looks like she's had a brutal day. Her cheeks are sunken, her eyes dazed. Her dress falls off her shoulders, revealing an impressive tattoo collect ... More >>
"Wait, isn't a parsec a unit of distance and not time?" you ask.
"Who gives a shit?" we say -- because it's all for charity. And also a reference to a fictional universe.
But try telling that to all of the nerds, nerdists and nerdettes who showed up this week for the Course of the Force. Chris Ha ... More >>
Sacha Baron Cohen is The DictatorWe know -- you're excited about The Dark Knight Rises. And The Avengers. And Hunger Games. So are we. We're also excited about a lot of other movies whose marketing campaigns have not inundated us with white noise (yet). Allow us to suggest a few more films to ... More >>
Rob Zombie's a freaky guy. Darth Vader's a frightening one. David Lynch is just plain strange. As diverse as these three figures are, they have one venture in common: They have each lent their name to a brand of coffee. Having recently discovered these celebrity roasts, we wondered: How special ar ... More >>
A long time ago, in a manger far far away...people were revising their Christian iconography to fit a Lucasfilm agenda. Check out these Star Wars themed nativity sets. Sacrilegious, but crafty.
1. What Rebel Child Is This?
Are these Stormtroopers Mary and Joseph? Or are they inspecting the newborn ... More >>
All photos courtesy of icruiseThe 35 year-old Central Illinois man known as "icruise" has a thing for Jabba the Hutt. By day he is a Japanese-language translator. By night icruise collects anything and everything Jabba, Jabba, Jabba.
Why do you like Jabba so much?
That's kind of a difficult ... More >>
Voltaire is a Renaissance man for the convention circuit. An animator, comic book creator and toy designer, he has a lot of reasons to hit up events like San Diego Comic-Con. But Voltaire's best known occupation, the one that brought the Con crowd out of the Gaslamp Quarter and into North Park venue ... More >>
One of the first things L.A. Weekly spotted at San Diego Comic-Con last summer was a tiny, limited edition MIMOBOT flash drive that looked like Darth Vader, but revealed itself to be Luke Skywalker. Like most MIMOBOT flash drives, it was cute, reminiscent of chibi anime characters. I almost had a ge ... More >>
Shannon CottrellTwilight protestors in line for Comic-Con's MasqueradeSaturday night, photographer Shannon Cottrell and I walked up and down the line to get inside Comic-Con's Masquerade, noticing a curious wave of screams. We wondered what was happening, followed the sound, and caught a youn ... More >>
While prowling the Lucasfilm section of the Comic-Con exhibit hall on preview night, reporter Liz Ohanesian came across this limited edition, Comic-Con Star Wars exclusive: the Darth Luke flash drive. Only 500 Darth Luke flash drives were made, only 125 will be sold each day at the con, and there's ... More >>
Remember that Tauntaun sleeping bag that was supposedly for sale on Think Geek but wasn't, because it was April Fools and they were only kidding? So many people wanted it and got angry that it wasn't available. The company has now decided to try to bring it to life for real--if the suits at Lucasfil ... More >>