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'Star Wars' sound designers reveal the secret sounds used to bring BB-8, porgs to life in ABC News documentary
Wood faxed his resume to a number in Nicasio, California, which a little sleuthing told him was either a dairy farm or -- more likely -- Skywalker Ranch, the mythical filmmaking campus owned by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas. “Somehow, they called me ... read more
The droids of Star Wars might be more realistic than people think
While some droids in Star Wars talk out loud in regular English, most of the robotic characters use nonverbal communications instead. And the chirping and warbling from droids like BB-8 or R2-D2 to indicate feelings or thoughts without spoken words are ... read more
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For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning: –Eufy RoboVac 11c Pet Edition, 1200Pa (Max) High Suction, 3-Point Cleaning System, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Filter for ... read more
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi's 14 deleted scenes tease... wait, MORE casino planet and a new opening?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi may not have been everyone’s cup of blue ... It’s Kind of Weird That You Recorded That No, not Finn trying to make it viral. I’m guessing BB-8 was filming something he shouldn’t have been…. The Caretaker Sizes Up Rey ... read more
Bill Hader has no clue if he's getting residuals for voicing BB-8 in 'The Force Awakens'
Bill Hader helped bring to life the voice of "Star Wars" favorite BB-8. "The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams had Hader speak in a talk box while he used an effects app to come up with the voice BB-8 uses. Hader did not do any BB-8 voice work on "The ... read more
'Star Wars' Doc Goes Behind the Scenes of Skywalker Sound
Star Wars fans' ears are in for a treat ... "The Foley team shows us how they created the distinctive sounds for BB-8 [and] crystal foxes," Sandell says, noting they used real animals for part of their work. "We go to record the Skywalker Ranch chickens ... read more
What Can 'Star Wars' Droids Teach Us About Building Better Robots?
Could the fantastic droids of "Star Wars" ever lead us to build better robots here on Earth? Yes, and maybe in more ways than you think. A new review of our robotics research shows it's already happening. When it comes to communication, R2-D2 and BB-8 don ... read more
Star Wars: The Last Jedi DVD will feature 14 deleted scenes and a feature-length documentary
Prepare for the whoosh of lightsabers because Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting ready to release ... We can also guess that there will be more Porgs, more of evil BB-8, and possibly more romance between Finn and Rose. Basically anything that was hyped ... read more
'The Force of Sound' Doc Trailer About the Sound Design in 'Star Wars'
The film takes viewers inside Skywalker Ranch to learn about how they craft all of the remarkable sounds in the Star Wars movies, from the lightsabers to BB-8 to the animals and creatures and everything else. The documentary is available to stream online ... read more
How Solo's L3-37 Is Different From Other Star Wars Droids
After so much waiting and so much teasing, we finally got our first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story with the first trailer's release ... the droid resembles something that might have come off BB-8, while the chest and shoulders look borrowed from an ... read more