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The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

Disney has won ownership of just about every possible Star Wars UK domain name in a decision by the registry operator Nominet. Handing in a final judgment [PDF] this week, independent panelist Steve Ormand decided that the domains starwars.co.uk, star-wars.co.uk, star-wars.uk, star-warsco.co.uk, star-warsco.uk, starwars.uk, …
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Lawrence 'Empire Strikes Back' Kasdan to pen future Star Wars script

Disney's plans to dramatically expand the Star Wars franchise may concern stringent Jedi enthusiasts, but the fact that it has now signed up Lawrence Kasdan - co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, not to mention Raiders of the Lost Ark - to script one of its forthcoming films, will surely be music to fans …
Caleb Cox, 22 Nov 2012
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Disney plans three Lucasfilm flicks EVERY YEAR

Disney plans to recoup the $4 billion it recently spent on the Lucasfilm acquisition by producing two or three films each year. While another outing for the increasingly geriatric Indiana Jones is on the way, it's very likely Star Wars Episode VII and the two films already said to follow will merely be the first of an …
Caleb Cox, 15 Nov 2012
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Pixar names HQ after Steve Jobs

Pixar, the computer animation company founded by George Lucas and sold to Steve Jobs - who later sold his company to Disney, as George has just done with his - has renamed its main office block after its rescuer. To be fair to Pixar, it’s an appropriate tribute. Jobs’ money kept the company in business, allowing it to continue …
Tony Smith, 7 Nov 2012
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Disney buys Lucasfilm, new Star Wars trilogy planned

Disney has bought out Lucasfilm in a $4.05bn deal and announced a new trilogy of Star Wars films under the leadership of the entertainment behemoth. "For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas, CEO of Lucasfilm in a canned statement …
Iain Thomson, 31 Oct 2012
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Indiana Jones flicks out on Blu-ray this Fall

With Star Wars' Blu-ray and 3D conversions out of the way, Lucasfilm has turned to George's other creation: the Indiana Jones movies. All four will be coming to Blu-ray in the Autumn, distributor Paramount has said - a first for the first three films in the quartet and, some might say, the only ones worth watching. We …
Tony Smith, 1 Mar 2012
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Adobe, Apple, Google hit by wage-fixing case

Six of Silicon Valley's largest companies have been named in a class action suit seeking compensation for anti-competitive employment practices to which the companies have already admitted. Late last year the Department of Justice reached a settlement with Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar to stop them continuing …
John Oates, 5 May 2011
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Star Wars: From dream sci-fi bride to perfect Blu-ray wife

Here's a pun-splattered heads-up to all you Star Wars fans out there. In about two hours' time news will reach us from a secret server located on the distant planet Bespin that Maythe4thbewithyou will prove a good day for the Lucasian franchise. There's a countdown and everything! The gimmicky website created in honour of the …
Kelly Fiveash, 4 May 2011
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Phantom Menace to be released in 3D next Feb

Reviled Star Wars prequel Episode I: The Phantom Menace, reproduced in 3D for some reason, now has an official release date. Lucasfilm says that the flick - loathed for its introduction of flobber-gobbed artistic atrocity Jar Jar Binks and many other crimes against the treasured memories of the 1970s and 80s - will be out in …
Team Register, 4 Mar 2011
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George Lucas rattles lightsabre at Jedi laser firm

Lucasfilm has issued a cease-and-desist against Wicked Lasers - the manufacturer of the Spyder III Pro Arctic which has created quite a stir among wannabe Jedi worldwide. The Star Wars firm is less than impressed with the "most dangerous laser ever created", and late last month informed Hong Kong-based Wicked Lasers: "It is …
Lester Haines, 8 Jul 2010

Blu-ray 0, SDHC card 1, THX Chief Scientist predicts

Blu-ray Disc will never win mass appeal - we'll all be buying out HD movies on Flash cards instead. That, at least, is the verdict of THX Chief Scientist Laurie Fincham. Fincham's comments come by way of UK magazine Home Cinema Choice, relayed by website DVD Town. Says Fincham: "I think it's too late for Blu-ray. I think …
Tony Smith, 28 Mar 2008

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