Topic: Star Wars
Black Friday 2011 offers huge savings on popular holiday gift items, like televisions, gaming systems, laptops, clothing, and so on. But some retailers are using the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season to offer deals on stuff that's on (practically) no one's gift list. Here are our Top 6 wackiest product deals for Black Friday 2011. Have you got a better one? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook:
11/23/2011 12:33 pm
Apple's announcement Wednesday that founder Steve Jobs had died sparked waves of comment across the Internet, as techies and others chose their own ways to note his achievements or mourn his passing. Some recounted their own interactions with Jobs. Others had simple words of gratitude, adding "sent from my iPhone." On Twitter, many people tagged their posts with "#thankyousteve" or "#iSad." Among a multitude of noteworthy tweets, here are five ...
10/06/2011 04:40 pm
William Shatner made his name as leader of the "Star Trek" television series in the 1960s. The "Star Wars" movie series, begun in the 1970s, does not impress William Shatner.
09/20/2011 05:57 pm
Tatooine is the mythical home of Luke Skywalker. Now, scientists have identified a planet in a binary system 200 light-years away, although the planet is more like Saturn in mass and makeup.
09/15/2011 07:23 pm
New Star Wars: George Lucas has altered the films of the original trilogy again. Many fans pray he doesn't alter them further.
09/01/2011 06:40 pm
The Stephen Colbert ad seems to have several targets, among them Texas Gov. Rick Perry, political ads in general, and voters who are influenced by them. In any event, it's entertaining.
08/11/2011 06:03 pm
Culture Cafe Possible 'Star Wars' spin-off: Boba Fett falls into the Sarlacc pit, but not the bargain-bin
Jeremy Bullock, who played Boba Fett in 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi', muses on the enduring character.
08/04/2011 05:57 pm
Stormtrooper helmet: the original designer of the Stormtrooper helmet has won a lawsuit with George Lucas' company to sell replicas of the iconic helmets in the UK.
07/28/2011 12:54 am
The Star Wars Kinect package includes an Xbox 360 console that looks like R2-D2, and a controller that looks like C-3PO. But is it worth the cost?
07/22/2011 02:30 am
When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:
07/08/2011 03:53 pm