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Beautiful Photo of New Moon Evokes 'Star Wars' Cloud City
New Moon Over Clouds
July 29th, 2015
Photographers in La Palma, Spain, captured this sliver of moon over a cloud landscape that evokes Cloud City on the planet Bespin, a floating metropolis from "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back."
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The Space Age Invades Marvel's Cinematic Universe
Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
July 21st, 2015
Marvel's newest movie may have only an ant-size relation to space, but overall, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's space-based plot points are quickly going galactic.n.
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What Pluto Can Teach Scientists About 'Star Wars' Planet Tatooine
Double Sunset on 'Tatooine' Alien World
July 10th, 2015
In recent years, planetary scientists have begun to suggest that Pluto and its moons might serve as an analogue to planets orbiting double star systems — like the fictional planet Tatooine, home of Luke Skywalker.
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'Star Trek: Axanar' Fan Film Wants to Recruit George Takei
'Star Trek: Axanar' Fan Film
July 27th, 2015
Like Scotty pulling a bit of extra power out of the Enterprise, the "Star Trek: Axanar" fan film easily warped past its initial $250,000 goal this weekend. Now, its creators plan to ask an old "Star Trek" ally for help.
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See USS Enterprise Morph from Sailing Ship to Starship (Video)
Original Starship Enterprise Model at Air and Space Museum
June 25th, 2015
A new video infographic shows off some of the vessels that have borne the name "Enterprise" over the years, from an 18th-century sailing ship to multiple iterations of the famous spacecraft in the fictional "Star Trek" universe.
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'Star Trek: Axanar' Fan Film Kicks Fundraising into Warp Drive
'Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar'
July 10th, 2015
A crew of "Star Trek" fans is taking the series where it's never been before: For a fraction of the cost of a Hollywood film, they plan to create a feature-length production funded by crowdsourcing.
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Famed Composer James Horner Killed in Plane Crash
Scene from 'Avatar'
June 23rd, 2015
Composer James Horner, who wrote the scores for "Aliens," "Apollo 13," "Avatar," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and many other high-profile films, died Monday (June 22) in a plane crash, according to media reports.
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