It's shaping up to be a giant blockbuster.
You don't have to be a fan to be interested in some of the science behind the making of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" or the science presented in the film.
It's a galaxy far, far away. But exactly how far is it?
Carl Franzen of Popular Science, which featured a popular new character from the movie on the cover, explained how actual props and robots, combined with computer technology, were used to create the effects.
And then there's a little-known secret about the "voice" of BB-8. It was created using two familiar comedians, Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz.
Will we see hyperdrive anytime soon?