My Three-Year-Old Just Wrecked Star Wars for Me

My younger son and I have ongoing and endless discussions about Star Wars, the principal folktale in which he finds meaning. When his brother was around the same age, he demanded that I tell him and re-tell him the story of the Three Little Pigs. This one waits for a pause in the dinner conversation every day, then… » 12/09/14 5:33pm 12/09/14 5:33pm

​13 More Of The Most Pointless Action Figures Ever Made

Do action figures have existential crises? Do they wonder about the point of their existence? Probably not; they're inanimate objects. This is for the best, given that many action figures have no reason to exist whatsoever. We've shown you 10 already; here are 13 more toys that never needed to be made. » 8/18/14 3:17pm 8/18/14 3:17pm

Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Last Starfighter

For a whole generation of video-game-playing kids, The Last Starfighter represents a special kind of wish-fulfillment: a down-on-his-luck kid becomes a video-game champ, only to find himself recruited to fight in an interplanetary war. How did something so perfect get made? Here's the whole, fascinating story. » 7/10/14 4:38pm 7/10/14 4:38pm

Looper's Rian Johnson Is The Director Of Star Wars: Episode VIII

He will also reportedly be the scriptwriter of Episode IX, but not the director. Man, not only is Disney is getting their Star Wars biz together quickly, they're hiring some real scifi talent with Johnson, Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank. It's getting immensely difficult not be excited about the future of Star Wars. » 6/20/14 3:28pm 6/20/14 3:28pm

Buffalo Banthas and Oakland Vaders: Helmets of a Star Wars Super Bowl

If the Super Bowl was kicking off on the Death Star and not in New York, it'd be the Tauntauns versus the Wattos today. That's according to this set of helmets reimagining the NFL inside the Star Wars canon. Every choice is outstanding (St. Louis Twi'leks, for sure) but the most apt has to be the Washington Gungans. » 2/02/14 3:23pm 2/02/14 3:23pm

Red Sox Broadcasters Don Orsillo And Jerry Remy Cannot Figure Out How A…

NESN's Red Sox broadcast team of Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy show up often in these parts, usually due to their inability to hold themselves together due to some wacky fans in the stands. Today's meltdown was self-imposed, as a toy lightsaber that found its way to the broadcast booth (owing to yet another of those… » 8/08/12 3:02pm 8/08/12 3:02pm

Here's Fox Sports Detroit's Insightful Sideline Interview With…

It's Star Wars night at the Palace, which means yet another night for nerds to strap on their Stormtrooper masks and pretend to have a social life at a sports venue. Fox Sports Detroit sideline reporter Shannon Hogan decided to play along and interview Chewbacca, who the Pistons broadcast named "Wookiee Of The Year."… » 2/10/12 9:41pm 2/10/12 9:41pm