Jan 13, 2013 — The White House rejects a petition asking the United States to build a Star Wars inspired Death Star by 2016. Among the reasons cited: government policy "does not support blowing up planets."
Jul 25, 2012 — Contributor Adam Frank has an op-ed in The New York Times that argues we're not going to be traveling the cosmos any time soon, if ever.
Nov 12, 2010 — If you were a Stormtrooper and you owned a DeLorean, which direction would you travel in time?
Oct 18, 2010 — All Tech Considered takes an in-depth look at what goes into carving the most seasonal of geek crafts, an R2-D2 jack-o'-lantern, with pumpkin sculptor Noel Dickover.
Jul 30, 2010 — Using the WikiLeaks story as inspiration, 'Star Wars' fans have been using Twitter to imagine what secrets might be leaked from the rebel forces and the Empire.
Apr 27, 2009 — I loved Dorothy, but others around the interwebs have found some more obscure video with which to remember the fabulous Bea Arthur.
May 16, 2013 — There were some tense moments when Doctor Who fans showed up at a Star Wars convention. There was no battle between the two alien nations. But what would happen if the Doctor met Darth Vader?
May 4, 2013 — Today is May 4, unofficially known as Star Wars Day — seemingly for the lone reason that it presents an opportunity for people to tell one another, "May the Fourth be with you." Fans of the George Lucas films are breaking out costumes and photos, and generally letting their Jedi flag fly.
Mar 1, 2013 — He can't do a "Jedi mind meld" with Republicans, Obama said. To which fans of Star Trek and Star Wars immediately said he was mixing metaphors.