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The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


Silk Road is 'Napster all over again,' says 'Deep Web' filmmaker

The director of a new film about Silk Road says he found striking parallels between the issues surrounding the online drug bazaar and Napster, the original music-sharing service.

By March 16, 2015


Pocket Filmmaker: Instagram filmmaking

Our resident pocket filmmaker, Jason van Genderen, focuses in on Instagram and how to make a good 15 second video.

By February 2, 2014


'Steve Jobs', Star Wars and the technology-obsessed films of the London Film Festival 2015

From documentaries to horror movies, LFF 2015 features a number of films exploring changing technology. Here's all the films you need to know about.

By September 28, 2015


Don't get your hopes up for a virtual-reality Star Wars movie

Lucasfilm, the Disney division behind the popular sci-fi movie franchise, is working with VR technology but sees limitations. For now.

By September 23, 2015


This company hand-cuts custom vinyl records that won't break the bank (Tomorrow Daily 231)

Netherlands-based Vinylify has been in business for a while now, but just took their operation international. If you've ever wanted to create a personalized vinyl record without spending an arm and a leg, you're in the right place.

By August 25, 2015


Christopher Guest's 'Mascots' set to cheer on Netflix in 2016

Mockumentary king Christopher Guest takes his talents to Netflix with an original movie about the cutthroat world of costumed mascots.

By August 11, 2015


'Thunderbirds' are go via new Kickstarter campaign

The family of "Thunderbirds" creator Gerry Anderson has given the OK for new episodes of the popular puppet-driven TV show from the '60s, based on an original album and radio recordings to be made.

By August 5, 2015


Oh, look! A drone that fires a gun

Technically Incorrect: YouTube has been adorned with a slightly scary video of a drone that has a mounted handgun. Surely this isn't legal, even if it's real.

By July 17, 2015