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Star Wars: The further impact of the force

STAR WARS THE FURTHER IMPACT OF THE FORCE A short time ago in a galaxy not so far away... Since the release of A New Hope in 1977, Star Wars has grown into a household name, capturing the hearts and minds of millions. We're a civilisation obsessed with the Jedi and the Sith... "Do, or do not, there is no try" REAL LIFE STAR WARS EXPERIENCES JEDIISM WANT TO BE A JEDI? NOW YOU CAN... 390,127 people marked Jedi as their religion on the 2001 UK Census. While that number had dropped to ZTH MOST POPULAR RELIGION 176,632 by the release of the 20o11 Census, Jediism is still the seventh most popular religion in the UK. There is an official organisation for all Padawan wannabes - the first International Church of Jediism, who follow the Jedi Code: EMOTION, YET PEACE. There is no Emotion, there is Peace. IGNORANCE, YET KNOWLE DGE. There is no Ignorance, there is Knowledge. PASSION, YET S ERENITY. There is no Passion, there is Serenity. CHAOS, YET HARMONY. There is no Chaos, there is Harmony. DEATH, YET THE FORCE. There is no Death, there is the Force. THE SABER AUTHORITY The Saber Academy in Singapore offers unique lightsaber classes. Learn your seven lightsaber forms with classes that teach: The advanced techniques How martial required to be an expert in single The strikes and lightsaber, double lightsaber and lightsaber staff duels alike. arts help in footwear needed lightsaber battles. to excel in battle. "An elegant weapon for a more civilised age' 77 INFLUENCED TECHNOLOGY QUEST FOR LIGHTSABERS Lightsabers may be fictional weaponry but they've captured the imagination of thousands. In the Star Wars universe, lightsabers work by rendering diatium power through an energy crystal and a focusing chamber. In reality, a 'true' lightsaber is impossible. A focused form of electrically generated plasma requires enormous batteries and there's no way to limit the size of the blade. Light has no mass either, so no saber on saber combat. Despite this, our culture is obsessed with lightsabers. There are lots of replicas available for different budgets... The cheapest options are Hasbro's licenced extendable plastic cylinders. Force FX sabers are the next option. They light up from the bottom and have metal handles for a realistic feel. Ultra sabers are for die-hard fans. They're customisable and made from machined aluminium and high quality components. HOVER TECHNOLOGY The US military could soon have technology that wouldn't be out of place on a scouting mission around the forest moon of Endor. Hoverbikes have been made in prototype form by US firm Survice and include the following features: v They can be used to transport US military troops and supplies over challenging terrain. v They can be operated in both a manned and unmanned capacity. v They offer pedestrian safety thanks to adducted rotors. HOLOGRAMS Watching the Emperor's hologram in the original trilogy filled many with fear. Nowadays, holograms are a very real thing. For instance, a holographic image of rapper 2Pac appeared at Coachella festival in 2012 via a projected image on a screen. However, we're closer to real holograms than ever due to the VoxieBox –a device that creates a 3D image by printing light thousands of times a second using a propriety algorithm. "You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?" OTHER MEDIA While there are many plots to enjoy from the main six Star Wars films (as well as new ones that will develop from The Force Awakens), many are expanded or even covered exclusively through other forms of media. VIDEOGAMES FORMATS: FORMATS: STAR WARS DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox -IIE- Xbox 360 STAR WARS FORCE BATTLEFRONT GLOBAL SALES: GLOBAL SALES: 6.62 million units UNLEASHED 9.94 million units FORMATS: FORMATS: STAR WARS STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTER PC, Xbox GameCube, PS2 KNIGHTS GLOBAL SALES: GLOBAL SALES: OF THE OLD REPUBLIC 2.32 million units 1.35 million units STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT As the latest game to be released, EA projects it will sell 10 million copies. The Beta was very successful. Between October 8th and 13th 2015, more than 9.5 million players joined in the Beta, making it the largest Beta EA has ever ran. LEVEL 1.6 BILLION 6 MILLION MINUTES OF ACTION PLAYERS REACHED LEVEL 5 BOOKS & COMICS The written word has helped to expand the Star Wars universe ten-fold. The Wall Street Journal reports that there has been over 1,000 Star Wars titles released by LucasBooks since 1976, covering everything from adult novels and children's books to comics and guides. Here are a few notable editions: DARK DISCIPLE HEIR TO THE JEDI When It's set: When It's set: Between Attack of the Clones Between A New Hope and and Revenge of the Sith. The Empire Strikes Back. LORD OF THE SITH AFTERMATH When It's set: When It's set: Between Revenge of the Sith Between Return of the Jedi and A New Hope. and The Force Awakens. "These aren't the droids you're looking for" MERCHANDISE Yoda backpacks, there's merchandise aplenty in our culture. Join us as we delve into the most popular Star Wars merchandise. From 2 coffee mugs NEW MERCHANDISE Investment banking company Piper Jaffray believe that sales of Star Wars merchandise in 2015 could see Disney earning $3 BILLION Fuelling the fire for this prediction, a new batch of products from the movie franchise was released on September 4th – a day dubbed Force Friday. ELITE SERIES DIE-CAST FIGURES SPHERO'S BB-8 WIRELESS DROID LEGO MILLENNIUM FALCON MERCHANDISE AT AUCTION It's worth keeping hold of any merchandise you buy. You never know what will end up valuable.... Palitoy Jawa Palitoy Boba Fett figure in original packaging. Boxed Star Wars figure with vinyl cape in original packaging Princess Death Star. Leja doll. £18,000 £10,200 £5,280 £3,600 USE THE SOURCE(S)... of-the-old-republic books-20150326 character-Empire-Strikes-fetches-huge-sum-auction.html manchester-airport leia/?ncid=tcdaily COURTESY OF WwW.HAWKIN.COM @ creative commons

Star Wars: The further impact of the force

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A short time ago in a galaxy not so far away… Since the release of A New Hope in 1977, Star Wars has grown into a household name & captured the hearts and minds of millions, we’re a civilisation o...


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