8-bit Star Wars death scenes take the sting out of Episode VIII delay

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Watch every Star Wars death scene in 8-bit action.
Watch every Star Wars death scene in 8-bit action.
Photo: pipocaVFX

Disney revealed today that Star Wars Episode VIII will be delayed until December 15th, 2017.

It’s only an extra seven months, but it means fans will have to wait two years to find out what happens next to the characters of the highest grossing movie of all time.

If you’re looking for some Star Wars awesomeness in the meantime, the folks at pipocaVFX created an incredible 8-bit video of all the death scenes in Star Wars. You can watch your favorite character die in cutesy 8-bit format below, but bewarned, it includes spoilers from The Force Awakens.

Apple’s 2015, exciting future tech, and our Force Awakens deep dive, on The CultCast

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Welcome... to the future!
Welcome... to the future!
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This week on The CultCast: Why 2015 was one of Apple’s best (and worst!) years ever; what Apple needs to improve in 2016; and future tech that could change the world. Plus, stick around for our deep dive into The Force Awakens, our in-depth review of the magic, delight and heartbreak of J.J. Abrams’ new Star Wars universe.

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Catch spoiler-free Star Wars reviews and this week’s best Apple stories on The CultCast

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Who're you callin'
Who're you callin' "scruffy-lookin'?"
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This week: the force is looking very strong with the new Star Wars movie; live football may be coming to the Apple TV; the tvOS app store hits a major milestone; why you shouldn’t expect 3D touch in the next iPad Air; and with 2016 on the horizon, we’ll review our favorite games, gadgets, and books of 2015. Hit play, you must!

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Force Awakens cast gives us all a nerdgasm with a cappella version of Star Wars

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The Force is strong with this one.
The Force is strong with this one.
Photo: Jimmy Fallon

There are two things in the universe that give us incomparable joy: Apple devices and Star Wars nerdery.

The latter is strong with the video below, where Jimmy Fallon, his house band The Roots, and the major cast members from The Force Awakens sing a medley of Star Wars music in a giant Brady Bunch-style colored grid.

If your lightsaber doesn’t explode with joy when you watch, there’s obviously something wrong with you.

Check it out below.

Star Trek: Beyond gets fast and furious in first trailer

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Kirk is back.
Kirk is back.
Photo: Paramount Pictures

Star Wars week is finally here, and what better way to celebrate The Force Awakens than with our first look at the next movie in the Star Trek series?

Paramount Pictures debuted the first trailer for Star Trek: Beyond, directed by Justin Lin of Fast & Furious fame. Kirk and the gang are back in action, and it looks like they’ve got a host of new aliens to contend with, including Idris Elba who’s dressed up as some lizard-like alien bad guy.

Check it out: