Star Wars:Build Your Own Jedi Training Remote. If you want to learn how to be, in Han Solo’s words, “good against remotes,” you might want to check out this new DIY tutorial. Gizmodo points us to a Youtube video where an enterprising fan has built a replica of the training remote that Luke used aboard the Millennium Falcon. While the remote doesn’t swerve around, it does hover in the air thanks to the magic of magnets. Just remember: Going good against remotes is one thing. Going good against the living, well…that’s something else. TheForce.net.
Movies: Weekend box office wrap-up, Megamind holds onto the top spot. This weekend Will Ferrell’s cartoon creation Megamindenjoyed supreme rule over the North American box office for a second consecutive frame as the DreamWorks Animation hit grossed an estimated $30.1M to retain the number one spot. Dropping only 35%, the PG-rated 3D flick held up very well with paying audiences almost matching the 33% sophomore dip witnessed by the company’s 2007 toon Bee Movie from this same weekend. That Jerry Seinfeld pic collected 57% of its $126.6M final in the first ten days. If Megamind follows the same November-December pattern, it should end up with over $150M domestically and certainly a ton more overseas. The blue villain also had a much smaller second weekend drop than Monsters vs. Aliens which fell 45% so the animation studio must be happy with the staying power. Rotten Tomatoes.
Star Trek: Star Trek VII script almost finished. Fans eager for the sequel to Star Trek XI will be pleased to hear that the script should be completed very soon. Star Trek XII, written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. There is no word yet on whether J.J. Abrams will return as director, although Paramount would like him to return. Star Trek XII will release in June of 2012. Trektoday.com.