Put your ass in an astromech.
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Projected keyboards may be science fact, but they're a lot more fun when mixed with a bit of science fiction. The R2-D2 laser keyboard combines the two perfectly and just might fill you with enough delusions of grandeur to forget how much you hate keyboards that don't have tactile feedback.Read More
May the Fourth isn't upon us just yet, but you can't fault Rick Mastracchio and the rest of the ISS crew for trying to get their Star Wars Day message out early. After all, they've got lots of important science to do. Luckily, our favorite astromech droid was there to make sure the signal made it to the ground.Read More
With a new Star Wars animated series on the way to Disney XD, we were bound to learn about a few new characters soon. We already know a baddie, the Imperial Inquisitor, now meet a good guy! "The design for Chopper (a.k.a. C1-10P) was inspired by early Ralph McQuarrie concept art for R2-D2, with significance placed on the arms that fold out of Chopper's head," write The Hollywood Reporter. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at his creation and find out if you like the cut of his jib. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Who could say no to a little R2-D2 riding shotgun, extending helpful cables that recharge your devices and emitting the occasional soft "beepboop." I know I couldn't, so it's a good thing I don't own a car. You should not be surprised that this is a ThinkGeek product.Read More
Last week, the first production photo from Star Wars: Episode VII hit the Internet, and we were all pretty excited that R2-D2 was the first thing they revealed. Even better, it turns out that the two guys in the photo with director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy are fan-droid-creators Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples.Read More
J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, just tweeted the first production photo from Star Wars: Episode VII, and it's R2-D2! Have we said how excited we are that Episode VII has Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan? Or because the original Star Wars cast is involved? It's an unhealthy amount of excited.Read More
Raw footage from Return of the Jedi has been found on a laserdisc used to demonstrate Lucasfilm's EditDroid film editing station. It's being uploaded to the Internet for your enjoyment.Read More
Replicas aren't cool. You know what's cool?
A billion replicas. Working replicas. That's why we love this Wall-E robot. It looks spot on, but it's also a functioning robot. It doesn't compress trash, but it does move on its treads. It also plays sounds and music from the film, and even makes us feel feelings just like the real Wall-E.
Remember when Bonnie Burton married R2-D2? That was great. Check out what she has to say about love in the Star Wars universe and hey, she's sporting a HerUniverse.com Valentine's quote tee! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More