Star Wars Week: Welcome to the Dark Side of technology

With millions waiting eagerly for the launch of the seventh Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers, news and rumors

We’ll be seeing exactly what it would take to build a Death Star, asking the specialists just how they would undertake such a project, whilst muttering “that’s no moon…”

We’ll also be trying to recreate a key moment in the Star Wars films with current technology, looking how far a real life C-3PO may be, and chatting to some of the biggest film buffs on the planet.

Star Wars “week” (It’s actually a fortnight but we’re going to keep saying it until you’re convinced that these are not the droids you are looking for) starts right here – so come with us into an occasionally dystopian galaxy far, far away.

And whatever you do – don’t turn to the light side

Star Wars week content

Best Star Wars T-shirts The 20 best Star Wars T-Shirts in the Galaxy

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Roger Christian on Star Wars' lightsabersNew lightsabers ‘pretty cool’ says the man who built the first one

Death StarYes, we can build a Death Star – and here’s how

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Star Wars Facts 14 Star Wars tech Facts you should almost certainly know

Star Wars character revealedNew Star Wars clip finally shows Lupita Nyong’o’s character

Star Wars remotes arrive for SkySky’s Star Wars remotes are just awesome

From Hoth to Bespin: the planets of Star Wars are more real than you thinkFrom Hoth to Bespin – the Star Wars planets are more real than you think

The strange tale of Black Angel, Star Wars and lightsabersThe strange tale of Black Angel, Star Wars and lightsabers

Build the ultimate gaming PC for Star Wars BattlefrontHow to build the ultimate gaming PC for Star Wars: Battlefront

Why we love Star WarsWhy we love Star Wars

Skywalker SoundBehind the magic: an inside look at Skywalker Sound

How to create your own Star Wars effects How to create your own Star Wars effects for free

Star Wars: BattlefrontStar Wars Battlefront review

Digital filmWhy has Star Wars turned its back on digital film?


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