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And the Winners Are…..SWNN Giveaway: Two Star Wars Sphero BB-8 Droids from Wellbots!

This week we have an awesome giveaway for our readers. Thanks to our friends at Wellbots, we have – not one – but two Sphero BB-8s anxiously awaiting for their new owner. The contest is really simple and without any country restrictions. Read on for the full details… Val Trichkov (Viral Hide)Founder of SWNN, MNN […]

New Force for Change Video with Oscar Isaac and BB-8

Lucasfilm released new video promoting the Force for Change charity campaign, this time with actor Oscar Isaac and BB-8 straight from the Episode VIII set. Read on for this week’s details on the campaign…   Val Trichkov (Viral Hide)Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums. Born on April 24, 1980. https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/

BB-8 Visits NASA! Plus, Building BB-8 Clip.

The breakout star of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is going places – specifically, to NASA HQ to communicate with a droid from this galaxy. This article (based on an official press release from Disney) contains new footage of the droid in action, along with details on what it took to come up with […]

BB-8’s on a Plane: ANA’s Star Wars-Themed Jet Takes Flight.

  While we won’t be flying around in Millennium Falcon hovercars anytime soon, we can always go for the next best thing – cruising around in a Star Wars-themed jetliner, courtesy of All Nippon Airways (ANA). Grant Davis (Pomojema)Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big […]

Kylo Ren, BB-8, and more with The Sound Designers of The Force Awakens

Nerdist’s Amy Ratcliffe has a great interview up with the sound designers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this week. David Acord and Matthew Wood go in depth on the approach and specifics of many of the unique and now iconic sounds from the film. Tim Levers (Rebo)

60 Minutes Overtime Reveals Opening Music to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

As an accompaniment to the 60 Minutes feature on The Force Awakens that aired tonight, CBS also released some additional interviews with those responsible for the story on their website through the online feature 60 Minutes Overtime.  There is a good amount of additional info and insight in the piece, but chief among them is […]

UPDATE! New French BTS Video Shows Daisy Ridley and John Boyega Training for their Roles in The Force Awakens!

The video shows John Boyega training with his lightsaber for the scene with the Stormtrooper who carries the electro tonfa thing. Also the video focuses on Rey doing some close hand to hand combat, and BB-8. Val Trichkov (Viral Hide)Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums. Born on April 24, 1980. https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – New TV Spot, New Character Poster, & 6 New Images.

Another day, another new TV spot featuring more dogfighting and lightsaber-dueling. In addition to that, there are also six new images from the set from a German website and a brand new poster featuring BB-8 (shown above). Grant Davis (Pomojema)Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie […]

New Secrets Revealed About BB-8 By Entertainment Weekly

A new video by Entertainment Weekly reveals new information about our new favorite droid, BB-8. Learn how it got its name, where the design came from and more. Justin Skeen (Darth Lexor Kai)

New O2 Commercial Featuring C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8

After the fantastic Verizon commercial, featuring Chewbacca and BB-8, now it’s time for O2. Another great footage not from the movie but definitely worth your time… Val Trichkov (Viral Hide)Founder of SWNN, MNN and The Cantina forums. Born on April 24, 1980. https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/

The Technology Behind The Force Awakens – BB-8.

Popular Science Magazine recently had the opportunity to talk with Matt Denton (electronics design and development supervisor) and Josh Lee (animatronic designer) about working with BB-8 on set. In the article they talk about where the design came from, and how it works. Justin Skeen (Darth Lexor Kai)

Action Movie FX: Star Wars Announcement Trailer.

This Autumn, a Star Wars-themed variant of the popular Action Movie FX app will be released for smartphones. The app will feature content from The Force Awakens, and has several special effects designed by the makers at Lucasfilm themselves. Grant Davis (Pomojema)Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every […]

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