12 Mar 2015

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The Empire Strikes Back Secret Cinema: Star Wars Edition

Last summer we saw an installment of Back to the Future, this year’s theme had been announced as The Empire Strikes Back! Perfect timing as we build up to the release of The Force Awakens later this year.

08 Aug 2011

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Sushi chef creates Star Wars sculptures out of food

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One of Japan's top sushi chefs has been delighting his customers with Star Wars sculptures made out of food.

Okitsugu Kado, who works at Minayoshi, originally trained as an ice sculptor and is also a member of the Japanese fan group Jedi Order.

So, he decided to combine his two passions and create likenesses of Star Wars characters including Yoda and Han Solo out of everything from sweet potato to pumpkin.

The finished creations often take more than ten hours and

02 Aug 2011

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Harrison Ford fights with Chewbacca

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Harrison Ford may come across as gruff and awkward in interviews, but he has shown he has a great sense of humour by taking part in a sketch for a US TV show.

A scene opened for the Jimmy Kimmel Live programme that showed the 69-year-old actor apparently getting his makeup done while talking on his mobile about a possible movie called Air Force One Two.

However, his face turns stony as a familiar face appears in the doorway – his old Star Wars pal Chewbacca.

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28 Jul 2011

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Star Wars prop designer wins legal battle with George Lucas’ empire

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One of the prop designers for the first Star Wars movie in 1977 has won an epic David and Goliath battle against LucasFilm after taking his case to the Supreme Court.

Briton Andrew Ainsworth made the white Stormtrooper helmets seen in the original movies from 2D drawings and sold two of them at auction in 2004. However, problems arose when he began making replicas himself and selling them on the internet.

Although he insisted he had the copyright for the design because he

05 May 2011

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Star Wars Day trends on Twitter and crashes official website

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Fans of Star Wars took to social networking sites in their thousands yesterday to celebrate what is increasingly being referred to as Star Wars Day (if you're not sure why, it's twisting May the Force Be With You to May the 4th Be With You).

Messages based on the sci-fi saga trended on Twitter and the official website was crashed as droves of people checked it for an exciting new announcement.

A clock had been counting down and promising something fresh would be

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