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Like many parents, Carrie Goldman was thrilled to learn that Britain's biggest department store recently reopened its toy department with a fresh look: dolls and trucks side by side.

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Guess who's coming to dinner while dad's deployed? updated: Thu May 17 2012 10:35:00

One day before the unofficial "Star Wars" holiday in May, an R2-D2 replica wheeled through the front door of the Smiley family home in Bangor, Maine, to the delight of the three young "Star Wars" fans in the house.

VIPs dine with kids while dad's deployedupdated: Thu May 17 2012 10:35:00

A military wife and her sons have unique dinner guests over every week to mark the time while their dad is deployed.

Review: The Force proves weak in 'Kinect Star Wars'updated: Fri Apr 20 2012 13:55:00

Whenever anything involves the "Star Wars" franchise, there are certain expectations that need to be met to satisfy die-hard, and even casual, fans. So when a new video game wants to bring "Star Wars" to life like never before, that's setting the bar really high.

Star Wars conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie diesupdated: Sun Mar 04 2012 04:51:00

Ralph McQuarrie, the man credited with bringing director George Lucas' vision for "Star Wars" to the big screen, has died at the age of 82.

'Star Wars' sword master dies at 89updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 09:28:00

Richard Greene reports on the life and times of movie sword master Bob Anderson.

'Star Wars' sword master dead at 89updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 09:28:00

Former Olympic fencer Bob Anderson, the man who wielded Darth Vader's light saber, died Sunday at 89, according to the British Academy of Fencing.

Behind the 'Star Wars: Old Republic' game sagaupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 14:44:00

A long time ago, by technology standards, in this very galaxy, the founders of video game developer BioWare received a phone call.

Autumn means it's time for new titles on DVD and Blu-rayupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 13:22:00

The following is a noncomprehensive, purely subjective list of some of the DVDs and Blu-ray titles* coming out this fall. It doesn't mean that the ones not listed aren't worthy, just that I either didn't know about them, didn't have time to watch them or didn't have room to include them. I'm sure they're good, too. Well, I'm sure someone likes them, anyway. Enjoy!

13 things you didn't know about Carrie Fisherupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 10:58:00

Please don't hurt me, dear Geek Out! readers, but I'm really not not a sci-fi fan convention kind of person.

Oprah gets an Oscar for givingupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 11:43:00

Oprah Winfrey's generosity to the less fortunate will be rewarded when she's handed an Oscar statuette in November.

Movie and comic treasures go for big bucksupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 08:21:00

Like Captain Ahab hunted the great white Moby Dick, Joe Maddalena is hunting ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz." The magical shoes have been missing since 2005 when they were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. There is a $250,000 reward for their return.

Man behind C-3PO reprises role for Star Wars symphonyupdated: Wed May 04 2011 20:38:00

He is the most enduring -- and possibly the most endearing -- figure of all "Star Wars" characters.

'Clone Wars' goes full-on Wookiee tonightupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 14:41:00

There'll be an old familiar face on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" tonight -- at least to anyone born before 1998.

Film downloads, better TVs will not kill movie theaters, execs sayupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 21:15:00

"Movie theaters will never, ever go away," despite improved and cheaper home theater systems and the quicker availability of new film releases on DVD and online, producer George Lucas says.

Star Wars or Star Trek? Questions you just might hear in the interviewupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 21:12:00

As someone who doesn't know a Klingon from a Jedi, I've watched in bewilderment, as friends have debated which franchise is superior: "Star Wars" or "Star Trek."

Tiny Darth Vader wins fansupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 12:01:00

Never underestimate the power of the dark side.

'Mini Darth Vader' talks to CNNupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 12:01:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout spoke to the little star behind the mask in Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad.

People.com: Young Darth Vader from Super Bowl Ad Unmaskedupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 16:49:00

Max Payne has never seen any Star Wars films

Seth Green talks 'Robot Chicken,' Lucas and 'Buffy'updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:05:00

Know who's one degree away from Kevin Bacon? Thanks to the new season of "Robot Chicken," it's Seth Green.

'Robot Chicken' tackles Oompa-Loompasupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:05:00

This exclusive clip from ''Robot Chicken'' takes place in Willy Wonka's dance studio. "Robot Chicken" premieres January 9.

Political Circus: Obama as Luke Skywalker?updated: Tue Jan 04 2011 16:09:00

Politics is serious business, but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

Geeks' most beloved holiday classicsupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 23:00:00

There's Rudolph and Frosty, the Grinch and Charlie... Ralphie, George Bailey, Clark Griswold and Buddy. But do you recall the geekiest holiday specials and movies of all?

Get your geek girl onupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 12:57:00

The story of Katie Goldman is one that young and (ahem) older "girls" all over the country can relate to.

'The Force' is with you, Katieupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 09:28:00

Katie Goldman's universe extends from her home to her first-grade classroom. She is a big sister to Annie Rose and Cleo, a piano player, a Spanish student, a wearer of glasses. She loathes the patch she has to wear for one lazy eye. She loves magic and princesses and "Star Wars," an obsession she picked up from her dad.

Irvin Kershner, filmmaker of 'Empire Strikes Back,' dead at 87updated: Tue Nov 30 2010 09:48:00

Filmmaker Irvin Kershner, who directed the 1980 Star Wars sequel "The Empire Strikes Back," died Saturday in his home in Los Angeles, California, after a three-and-a-half-year battle with lung cancer. He was 87.

'Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures' is more arcade than cantinaupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 09:11:00

"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." -- Obi-Wan Kenobi, "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

People.com: Natalie Portman Generates Oscar Buzz for Racy Roleupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 13:47:00

The Star Wars actress delivers a gritty performance - and a lesbian love scene - in Black Swan

'Star Wars' villains help raise money for Make-A-Wishupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 09:29:00

Sometimes villains can be the good guys. Especially when it comes to helping sick children.

'Star Wars' creator backs away from lightsaber laser lawsuitupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 17:55:00

Apparently, the Force is strong in a Hong Kong-based laser company that had irked the creators of "Star Wars."

'Star Wars' creator says laser too much like lightsaberupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 12:42:00

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to force a laser company to stop making a new, high-powered product he says looks too much like the famous lightsaber from his classic sci-fi series.

Mixing lightsabers with WOWupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 10:33:00

Take a little bit of World of Warcraft, mix with some Cartoon Network and bake it all in the Star Wars mythos and you will get the latest creation in online gaming.

People.com: Harrison Ford's Own Star's War: Agingupdated: Sat May 22 2010 14:28:00

The leading man notes that he's now six years older than Alec Guinness was when they made Star Wars

30 years later, 'Empire' left a lasting markupdated: Fri May 21 2010 10:25:00

Neil Sobleski of Dayton, Ohio had been looking forward to it more than anything else.

'Star Wars' creator launches youth film projectupdated: Thu May 13 2010 05:02:00

Film royalty shook hands with British royalty at the launch of "Films Without Borders" -- a new scheme that aims to use the language of cinema to break down cultural barriers among young people from diverse backgrounds.

George Lucas offers a new hopeupdated: Thu May 13 2010 05:02:00

Hollywood royalty meets British royalty as George Lucas and Prince Edward team up to offer young filmmakers advice.

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