Star Wars

White House rejects citizen petition to build a Star Wars-style Death Star

A petition to build a Death Star like in Star Wars is rejected.

The Obama administration has officially rejected a citizen petition calling for the building of a Star Wars-style Death Star, citing the enormous cost, its opposition to destroying entire planets and critical design flaws.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 6:08am

A Good Week for … , November 18, 2012

Jiang Zemin

Jiang Zemin

The former president showed his clout in the Communist Party, with as many as six of the seven members of the new Politburo Standing Committee said to be his followers, with only one clearly in the camp of his successor, Hu Jintao. It's not a bad achievement for a man whose health has long been the subject of speculation since his retirement.


18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

New screenwriter for Star Wars sequel

Michael Arndt

Luke Skywalker has a new screenwriter: Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning scribe behind hits such as Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3.

13 Nov 2012 - 3:11am

Talking points

Marilyn Monroe

Korean rocket countdown … again

8 Nov 2012 - 2:08am

A Good Week for … , November 4, 2012

Dr Matthieu Ricard

Dr Matthieu Ricard

4 Nov 2012 - 4:20am

When you wish upon a Death Star

George Lucas with his most infamous creation, Darth Vader, now a Disney character alongside Snow White. Photo: AP

For years, it seemed like another "Star Wars" movie was just a dream, languishing in a galaxy far, far away.

But down on earth, the Walt Disney movie studio had different ideas.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Jedi knights return in 3D

A recent trend involves blockbuster films being revived in 3D for cinematic rerelease. This week witnesses one of the most successful franchises ever follow suit.

Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (2D) was originally released in 1999. It is part one of a six-part saga, yet it was actually movie four in the topsy-turvy franchise, which started in 1976.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

hot picks

Ian Chan, 11, South Island School


Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight. This band shows the world what punk power is made of.


Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith. The young Jedi, Anakin Skywalker, will trade his destiny for love or hatred.


30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Film Focus

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (also known as the late 1970s), George Lucas set in motion what would become the biggest money-spinning movie franchise of all time.

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

May the Force be with you in due course Jean-Michel

The Force definitely wasn't with a course offering a Freudian analysis of Star Wars this month.

'Everything You Wanted To Know About Star Wars But Were Afraid To Ask' had been set for lift-off at HKU Space but failed to attract enough students.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Revenge is good by default

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the best film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. This is not because George Lucas has directed a good movie, but because the other two were simply bad.

Revenge of the Sith focuses on Anakin Skywalker's transformation from a righteous Jedi to the evil Darth Vader - a long-standing mystery in sci-fi cinema.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

May the force be with you

On the way to school the other day I stopped at the 7/Eleven and picked up a packet of M&Ms and a Coke.

When I opened the Coke I saw Darth Vader on the can advertising Star Wars Episode III.

When I ate the sweets I saw Darth Vader again on the packet.

It seems that everywhere I look I see Star Wars Episode III adverts.

19 May 2005 - 12:00am

Sweet sound of Revenge

Finding out how Anakin Skywalker turns into Darth Vader is not the only exciting thing about Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - the soundtrack is thrilling too.

The Star Wars saga has reached cult status and spin-offs like t-shirts, stationery and toys are all collector's items. John Williams' music has been an important part of this success.

15 May 2005 - 12:00am

Hollywood get some revenge on pirates

Good news for those of you who are sick of waiting forever for Hollywood movies to reach our cinemas (by the time they get here, the hype has long been dead and you don't feel like spending that $75 anymore).

11 May 2005 - 12:00am

May the force be with you

The Empire is finally about to rear its ugly head, and we in Hong Kong are lucky enough to get an exclusive look at it.

As Star Wars fans - or those who've simply fallen hopelessly in love with Natalie Portman - are well aware, Episode III of the saga that began back in 1977 will soon hit the big screens.

9 Mar 2005 - 12:00am