Science Of Star Wars

How The Fastest Ships In The Universe Stack Up

While Elon Musk works on getting us to condos on Mars with SpaceX or, at the very least, trying to close the temporal gap of coastal...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 2:33PM

How ‘Hollywood Weapons’ Green Beret Host Terry Schappert Would Train The Rebel Alliance in ‘Star Wars'

During a conversation with retired Green Beret Master Sergeant Terry Schappert, you could find yourself talking about anything. He is...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 02 October 2017 - 3:55PM

New 'Science and Star Wars' Episode Shows How Close We Are to Having Real-Life Droids

The droids of Star Wars may not seem like the most spectacular element of the franchise's mythos, but they're actually...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 11:36AM

Maker Faire: Fan Filmmakers Explain How to Make Props Cheaply

Until the day comes when we can make real speeder bikes from Return of the Jedi, or a Rick and Morty portal gun, we'll have to...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 2:41PM

Official 'Science and Star Wars' Web Show Launches on Facebook

It's pretty clear that Lucasfilm is well aware of the importance of good online content.It wasn't unwarranted for The Star Wars Show...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 6:46PM

Infographic: The Top 10 Most Powerful Energy Sources in Sci-Fi

The folks over at SaveOnEnergy have put together an infographic comparing the power of different sci-fi power sources, from the Death...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 3:54PM

The Real Life Equivalents of Famous Sci-Fi Weapons

Ever wondered what goes into creating a crazy science fiction weapon like a phaser or a lightsaber? Being fictional, they all had to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 6:20PM

UK Special Forces Test Out a Bullet-Proof 'Boba Fett' Helmet

From the Space Corps to laser weaponry, life is beginning to feel a little bit more like Star Wars than the 21st century. So it's...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - 12:55PM

Upcoming 'Star Wars' VR Experience at Disney Parks Will (Apparently) Explore Darth Vader's Castle

For those of us who had life-affirming experiences playing Star Wars video games (Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight, Shadows...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 10:16AM

Fake Scholarly Article on Midi-Chlorians Tricks Professional Scientific Journals

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?If so, you might have been reading the International Journal of Molecular...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 10:17AM

PatchBOTS Creator Shows You How to Create a Working BB-8 Droid

Last month, we featured a working BB-8 droid created by PatchBOTS, a new YouTube channel focused on creating movie-accurate props and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 - 4:30PM

Top Questions From Our "Science of Star Wars" Panel at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

When you wade into the Star Wars fandom and ask the hard-hitting questions (Why does C-3PO have a red arm in TFA? What's Palpatine's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 3:30PM

Outer Places Is Coming to You Live From Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2017!

When Jon Kesh (our night editor, pictured left) and I (right) arrived in sunny San Jose for Silicon Valley Comic-Con, we had two goals...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 6:58PM

Star Wars Fan Creates His Own Working, Full-Size BB-8 Droid

After Kenny Baker's legendary performance as R2-D2, we were really hoping BB-8 would have a person rolling around in it....

Super User
Friday, 07 April 2017 - 1:57PM

How "Rogue One" Made Gritty, Old Technology Cool

With all the recent technology-heavy sci-fi movies like Passengers, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Arrival, Rogue One stands...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 05 January 2017 - 4:40PM

Is the Death Star Big Enough to Create Its Own Gravity?

If you didn't make it to Outer Places' panel on the science of Star Wars this year at Comic-Con, here's the next best thing: a video...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 November 2016 - 2:15PM

Someone Calculated How Much it Would Cost to Make a Fully-Functioning Darth Vader Suit

It was one of the most feared weapons in the Empire's armory, causing devastation and destruction just about everywhere it went. No,...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 29 July 2016 - 3:28PM

Watch: Disney Tests Interactive Droids for Their Star Wars Land Attraction

We all know Disney's Star Wars Land attractions are going to have a real wow factor, the House of Mouse doesn't do things by halves,...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 8:30AM

NASA Picks the Best Real-Life Analogs to Star Wars Planets

NASA gives their picks for the celestial objects that are closest to Star Wars worlds.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 - 2:07PM