Learn, you must: When looking to broaden to broaden their horizons, some take up painting, others taking dancing classes - and others take up waving around a big glowing sword.
The class is the brainchild of Alain Bloch, a 32-year-old software engineer with a lifelong love of George Lucas’ epic space opera.
Roughly 25 people meet every Sunday in San Francisco for Bloch’s lightsaber classes, which cost $10 per lesson, and don’t require a trip to Dagobah.
Photos: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press
A Jedi craves not spin-offs: The latest tidbit to gain steam in the post-George Lucas rumor mill? The possibility of a Yoda-focused film kicking off the first of many promised Disney-produced Star Wars movies.
Photo: Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times
A tiny South Pacific island will accept Star Wars coins as real money, Shan Li reports.
Each coin will be minted with a fully colored image of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO or other famous face from the Star Wars universe on one side, with a mug of Queen Elizabeth on the other, according to the New Zealand Mint.
Photo: A set of four Star Wars coins in a Darth Vader case. Credit: New Zealand Mint