In the latest episode of Star Warsologies we talk about the holograms in Star Wars!

From Leia’s iconic plea to Darth Vader Force-choking someone over Zoom, our guest expert Thomas Conner breaks down what’s a hologram and what we just call holograms. And how Star Wars really changed the game in 1977.

In Star Warsologies, hosts James Floyd and Melissa Miller combine their love of Star Wars with their keen interest in all things academic by asking experts about how their field is represented in a galaxy far, far away. It’s a monthly podcast about science and Star Wars!

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More info about Thomas Conner’s Comic-Con panel here.

Learn more about PROTO Hologram’s cool booths and check out the company’s website.

Here’s an explainer and example of Pepper’s Ghost

Someone made a mashup of the (NSFW) Tupac hologram and Star Wars. And here’s more information about how that was done.

Follow Thomas Conner @thesonginmyhead on Twitter! And check out his website.

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