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

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