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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


Rare, personal 'Star Wars' gems from Carrie Fisher up for auction

Princess Leia offers behind-the-scenes "Star Wars" photos, signed art, and more. Historic movie cameras used to film "Star Wars" are also up for grabs.

By April 29, 2014


Farmer in US Midwest unearths ancient woolly mammoth

A farmer digging in a Michigan soy field makes a startling discovery -- giant bones from the Pleistocene era.

By October 5, 2015


Princess Leia's skimpy gold bikini sells for $96,000

Immortalized in countless cosplay tributes, an original version of Princess Leia's "slave" bikini outfit sells at auction for a high price.

By October 5, 2015


Main Star Wars movies to focus on Skywalker family

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reveals that the main Star Wars Saga movies will center around the Skywalker family, as opposed to the spinoffs that will be about new characters.

By October 2, 2015


Princess Leia's slave costume could fetch $120,000 at auction

You might have to bid against Jabba the Hutt for the right to own a set-used Princess Leia costume from "Return of the Jedi."

By September 17, 2015


All the movies you can watch online for free

"District 9," "Jerry Maguire" and "Shaun of the Dead" are just some of the titles you can watch in August for absolutely free -- and it's legal!

By August 13, 2015


Mirror's Edge: Catalyst demo shows off amazing parkour gameplay

At EA's 2015 Gamescom press conference we got an in-depth look at the next chapter in Mirror's Edge.

By August 4, 2015


Princess Leia 'Star Wars' collectible doesn't need rescuing

Move over, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker: with two types of blasters, this super-realistic Princess Leia figure from Hot Toys can take care of itself.

By July 23, 2015


Transcending Moore's Law

Technology's advances can sometimes leave us breathless. Get used to it. We're always going to feel that way.

By July 17, 2015