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Lucasfilm ditches paper holiday cards for animated 'Star Wars' droids

For the first time in decades, Lucasfilm sends an animated holiday greeting rather than a collectible print card. The stars: crafty "Star Wars" droids R2-D2 and C1-10P Chopper.

By December 20, 2014

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Lucasfilm and Lucas to release 'Strange Magic' animated musical

"Strange Magic" -- a new animated film from Lucasfilm and George Lucas will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23.

By November 11, 2014

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Add Star Wars emojis to your text messages

The official Star Wars app now features over 50 adorable characters, ships and more. Animated GIFs, too! Here's how to text them.

By August 10, 2015

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Force is strong today: Disneyland to get huge 'Star Wars' expansion, details of films emerge

The Disney fan expo D23 yields big news for the Jedi-addicted: Disneyland and Disney World are both getting 14-acre "lands" based on the "Star Wars" film franchise. Also: Details of upcoming flicks are revealed.

By August 15, 2015

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Why prequels always suck (and the golden rule to make sure they don't)

Commentary: From "Star Wars" to "The Hobbit", CNET pop culture addict Richard Trenholm investigates whether prequels are just fundamentally rubbish.

By August 7, 2015

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Small surgical bot's bendable claw aims to assist in delicate procedures (Tomorrow Daily 215)

Vanderbilt University researchers spent six years working on a "bendable needle" concept for surgical procedures. After starting off as a rigid prototype, the device finally has a kind of "wrist" researchers hope may someday decrease healing time for patients.

By July 27, 2015

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Science meets sci-fi in new ILM retrospective

"Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill narrates a new special -- "Raiders, Raptors and Rebels: Behind the Magic of ILM" -- with interviews of George Lucas, Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr. and more. It airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT today on the Science Channel.

By July 19, 2015

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Reasons to get excited for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

If you missed the star-studded panel for "The Force Awakens" at Comic-Con 2015, "Star Wars" expert Bonnie Burton is your guide to why we should all be freaking out like happy Jawas about the upcoming movie. Utinni!

By July 15, 2015

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Director J.J. Abrams weighs in on diversity in the Star Wars universe

At Comic-Con 2015, the director of the hotly anticipated "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" calls ethnic and gender diversity in film roles "a big consideration."

By July 11, 2015

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It's easy to add lightsaber and Kylo Ren emoji to 'Star Wars' tweets

You no longer need a high Midi-chlorian count to wield a lightsaber! Just include the hashtags #lightsaber, #StarWars and #TheForceAwakens to use the Force online. Don't forget to tweet characters #KyloRen and #Phasma emojis too.

By July 10, 2015