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Entries in death star (6)

Wednesday
Jul032013

Homemade Star Wars trench run sequence

Chris Hardwick and Jonah Ray from Nerdist have remade the trench run sequence from Star Wars with surprising fidelity to the timing and soundtrack. The visuals are a little less perfect, but all the more fun for that.

Thanks for the tip, @brainwipe!

Monday
Mar252013

Amazing glow-in-the-dark "Ceci n'est pas une lune" T-shirt

This may be the most clever Star Wars T-shirt out there. And it glows in the dark. Follow the link to see what it looks like in the dark. 

Woot: That's No Moon

Sunday
Mar172013

Was the destruction of the Death Star an inside job?

You decide, says Star Wars truther Graham Putnam. Watch his documentary now before millions of others do. Thanks to @mspratt for the tip. For more about the video, and the 911 documentary it satirizes, check out io9's piece here.

Monday
Sep242012

The Death Star may not be operational but it is three-dimensional

Grand Moff Arjun, aka Arjun Singh (@thearjunsingh) of the Public Access Show, brings us this catchy, odd, 3D music video. It's a mystifying combination of lame and awesome. I think I like it. I can't get it out of my head. It certainly deserves more than its current 43 views on YouTube. 

If you don't have 3D glasses you can turn off the 3D effects in the settings. But it's trippier with 3D on--with or without glasses.

You can also download the song for free at SoundCloud.com.

YouTube: Grand Moff Arjun: Not Operational 3D

Wednesday
Mar282012

Dog Star

That thing's operational.

Hobo Hiatus blog post 19 March 2012

Wednesday
Feb082012

Boing Boing to world: the Death Star could indeed destroy a planet

Boing Boing reports that boffins from the University of Leicester have agreed with previous research that yes, the Death Star could indeed destroy a planet:

Back in 2008, I posted that astrophysicist and mathematician Jeanne Cavelos, author of The Science of Star Wars, speculated that indeed, the Death Star could be that deadly. Last year, another group of scientists published a paper addressing the same question. And these researchers from the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy came to the same conclusion. According to the paper abstract, "A simplified planet is used giving an energy required to destroy as 2 x 1027 J. Since the Death Star's power source has a much greater energy output it is feasible to destroy a planet with such a space station."

Well I'm glad that's sorted out.

Boing Boing: Could the Death Star destroy a planet?