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   30 September 2014
Star Wars Action News Episode 433: Collecting Nirvana in Aberdeen
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 23:31

Join Marjorie and Arnie for the latest edition of Star Wars Action News...

Marjorie and Arnie recap a collecting visit to Seattle, review the new Disney store exclusive figure sets, and discuss all the Star Wars new toys and collectibles in stores! arjorie & Arnie are back from a trip across the American west, and of course they did some Star Wars shopping while there! Visiting with the members of SARLACC in Seattle, they visited several stores--including one of the oddest Star Wars toy shops out there. Watch to see a Star Wars shop unlike any other! Also on this week's show, new toys are showing up in stores! With the impending premiere of Rebels on Disney XD stores are stocking up with tons of new Star Wars merchandise from chairs to Christmas ornaments to even a few new action figures! Listen to find out what's hitting, as well as a brief review of the Toys R Us exclusive Jedi Reveal Rebels figure 3-pack. But the biggest news last week was a new sixth-scale Star Wars figure line from high end Hong Kong company Hot Toys! Through Sideshow Collectibles, the first two figures have gone up for pre-order--Han Solo and Chewbacca. Join Arnie, who has over 50 Hot Toys in his collection, to hear his impressions of these new Star Wars collectibles! With a look at the Disney Store original trilogy figure sets, Halloween themed Star Wars collectibles, a review of the Star Wars Lootcrate and more, it's all in this new Star Wars Action News podcast!

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T-Shirts: Yellow Wars
Reported by Matt on 30 Sep 2014 22:02

You have 23 hours to grab this very yellow tee, in a range of colours and for only $12.00. So slide out of Homers butt-groove on the sofa, pull Mr Plow out of the garage and get to the Kwik-E-Mart to buy this.

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Star Wars Commander Launched For Android, Windows
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 21:39

Happy days, Star Wars Commander finally arrives on Android!

Following its release in late August, Disney’s free-to-play mobile game Star War Commander has jumped up the charts with 5 million downloads on iOS alone. Now, the game is expanding further, launching today for two new platforms: Android and Windows devices.

Star Wars Commander is a combat strategy game in the vein of Clash of Clans. One of the game’s main differentiating factors, however, is that you can choose your side, either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire. On iOS, most people are playing as the Dark Side, except for gamers in North Dakota for some reason.

It's also available for Windows.

Source SWTOR Strategies (via sQren)
RADIO 1138: Episode 16
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 21:24

It's time to join Mark and James for RADIO 1138.

Have your intergalactic passports at the ready, we’re aiming for the stars. Join us as we cross the Whale Pond to Petaluma for the second Annual Rancho Obi-Wan Gala with Steve Sansweet, sail over Greenham Common with pilot Matthew Myatt, talk Darth Vader with Marvel writer Keiron Gillen and review Spark of Rebellion. All in a fit-to-burst episode of RADIO 1138!

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Oscar Isaac Completes His Episode VII Filming
Reported by Justin on 30 Sep 2014 21:00

Jedi News reader Ryan S. sends over this link posted on HitFix that states actor Oscar Isaac's last day of filming for Episode VII took place this past Friday September 26.

Heads up everyone: Oscar Isaac's last day shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII" is this Friday, Sept. 26. The cast has another few weeks of filming, but Isaac is taking a well deserved four day vacation before moving on to his next project, David Simon's HBO mini-series "Show Me A Hero."

This is the second mention of an actor finishing up his scheduled Episode VII shooting, as we learned last week that Anthony Daniels is done as well.

Thanks to Ryan for the heads up.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

Source HitFix
Mike Mayhew Original MARA JADE Watercolor Commission
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 18:17

Check out this Mara Jade commission piece by The Star Wars artist Mike Mayhew, and just imagine how cool a Mayhew painted series featuring Mara would be.

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UPDATED: Russia Comic Con: 2nd - 5th October 2014
Reported by Matt on 30 Sep 2014 17:54

 

This weekend is the FIRST Russian Comic Con. The event is supported by Lucasfilm and the Russian Outpost of the 501st (which currently holds 8 members) have invited members of garrisons from all over Europe, including Denmark and the UK, to attend. Friends of Jedi News Phil and Jo of the UKG who are doing their first troop in Russia.

Good luck to all attending, we hope its a fantastic event and for more info visit http://www.comicconrussia.ru/.

UPDATE: Check out this tweet from Lucasfilms Mary Franklin, who is currently in Russia for http://www.comicconrussia.ru/.

Source Russia Comic Con
Aces in Spades - The Rebel Aces Expansion Pack for X-Wing available now!
Reported by Jonathan on 30 Sep 2014 17:40

Including an alternate paintwork A-Wing and B-Wing, this Rebel Aces pack adds speed and heavy hitting to your fleet.

From the website:

'Of course, the mere fact that Rebel Aces adds so many pilots and upgrades means that it bolsters the game with even more possible combinations of ships and upgrades, and as more of these possible combinations become viable at all levels of the game, your Rebel squadrons become less predictable.

For example, such unique and highly skilled pilots as Keyan Farlander and Jake Farrell are able to make extremely efficient use of many of the game’s existing elite pilot talents and other upgrades. Here, one of the likeliest options is Opportunist. A squadron built around Opportunist can utilize Jake Farrell’s A-wing as a much harder-hitting starfighter and affords Keyan Farlander consistent opportunities to take full advantage of his unique pilot ability.'

It’s time to test the limits of your A-wings and B-wings. It’s time to put them through their paces, to race them across the battlefield, and to blast through screens of Imperial TIEs. The Rebel Aces Expansion Pack is now available at your local retailer!

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Rancho Obi-Wan 2nd Annual Gala Report by Guest Contributor Mark Zachacki
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 17:33

Our very own Marc Zachacki gives his thoughts on the Rancho Obi-Wan 2nd Annual Gala 2014 over at Coffee With Kenobi.

I’m sure you’ve heard Steve Sansweet on many different podcasts talking about his Star Wars collection and promoting Rancho Obi-Wan. I’m also sure you’ve seen pictures of the main room of his Star Wars museum. But let me be the first to tell you, none of that does this place justice! I know every person that visits the Ranch says this, but that’s because it’s the honest truth. Like most Star Wars fans, I have been dreaming of seeing the collection and exploring the museum. Just this past weekend I got the opportunity to visit the Ranch for the second annual gala.

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The Cantina Cast: Uniting A Galaxy
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 17:16

My pal, the crazily talented Becca Benjamin, brings us her latest blog entry over at the marvellous Cantina Cast as she delves into her successful working relationship with friend of the site Steve Anderson.

Since March of 2007 we became somewhat of a team; a collaboration of storytelling. It really is amazing what we conjure up together. Seriously, for the most part, I go into it blindfolded. What I mean is, Steve creates the art and before I can even see it, I have to describe it. Typically using three words or less and on something I haven’t even seen yet. For me, it’s a funtastically overwhelming sensation.

You see, Steve’s talent is so unbelievably superb, I have yet to see anyone who even comes close in comparison to what he creates. That being said, what I add to the mix is very similar to the shiny ribbons that garnish pretty packages or presents we see at birthdays etc. So yes, my words are the glossy embellishments to his masterpiece(s) and I just hope it’s enough.

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Official Site: The Cinema Behind Star Wars: Godzilla
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 17:03

Bryan Young dips his geeky toes into the waters of popular culture as he brings us his latest foray into the cinema behind Star Wars as he looks at the parallels between the GFFA and Godzilla over at StarWars.com.

There’s no denying that the films of Japanese film company Toho have always inspired George Lucas and the world of Star Wars. They produced many of Akira Kurosawa’s best films (Seven Samurai, Hidden Fortress, and many others) but they also produced the Godzilla films. Godzilla was a science-fiction response to the nuclear testing and culture that came to Japan in the years after World War II. Godzilla is a massive, pre-historic monster resurrected by nuclear tests that rises up from the water and levels cities.

The original film from 1954 (released in Japan as Gojira), ushered in a new wave of monster movies, creating a phenomenon out of “Kaiju” and films that featured massive monsters laying waste to everything in their path. And in the wake of that wreckage was a bit of inspiration for every era of Star Wars.

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Boba Fett #1 Exclusive Cover Available At La Mole Comic Con 7th, 8th and 9th November 2014
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 16:50

Now THAT'S a cool cover! Available only at La Mole Comic Con in Mexico City on the weekend of 7th, 8th and 9th November 2014.

Star Wars Boba Fett #1 Exclusive Variant Cover for La Mole. Art Carlos D'Anda. La Mole Comic Con 7, 8 and 9 November at the WTC in Mexico City.

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NEW Star Wars Vans Womens Black & Grey Authentic Trainers
Reported by Matt on 30 Sep 2014 16:42

If you're a fangirl and you love your feet - which I imagine you do - then you need to get these on them right away. Black and grey authentic trainers - Star Wars trainers - via Vans.

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Official Site: Star Wars #1 Variant Cover By Joe Quesada
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 16:35

It's got a top team of team of writer Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin doing the inside and the boss, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada (I remember him back in his Daredevil days, how he's flown) on the outside and it signals a new era in Star wars comics. It's the variant cover to January's Star Wars #1 from Marvel.

Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to officially unveil Marvel CCO Joe Quesada’s jaw-dropping wraparound variant cover to Star Wars #1, debuting in January 2015! The heroes of the Rebel Alliance prepare for battle against Darth Vader and the forces of the Empire — all rendered in Quesada’s signature style.

Source Official Site
Star Wars "Rebel Against Breast Cancer" Pilot Wing Badge Pins
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 16:18

It's always our pleasure and privilege to be able to help raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer any way we can.

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, would you be so kind as to promote these Star Wars related specially commissioned Rebel Wing Badges. 100% of the sales of this auction goes directly to the Susan G. Komen-Global Headquarters? Their mission: To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering others, ensuring quality care for all and investing in science to find the cures

Source Ebay (via Frank Bono)
Details On Star Wars Reads Day III
Reported by Justin on 30 Sep 2014 15:21

Our friends over at Rebels Report provide us with information on the third installment in the popular Star Wars Reads Day event (scheduled for October 11) via an official Disney press release.

Disney Publishing Worldwide has issued the following press release on the third annual Star Wars Reads Day and the inclusion of Star Wars Rebels in the event. Stay tuned for more details on locations and appearances for the event.

Take the source link below for all the details.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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Geek Out Loud: Disney Vault Talk - Make Mine Music
Reported by Teresa on 30 Sep 2014 15:13

After a bit of a hiatus, Steve and Teresa return to talk Make Mine Music. A package movie that features jazz, classical, and other types of music. What did the two think? WHY WOULD YOU KILL THAT WHALE?!?

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Taylor Gray Star Wars Rebels Interview With 'Kidz World'
Reported by Justin on 30 Sep 2014 15:07

Point your browser towards Kidz World for an interview they recently conducted with Taylor Gray, the voice behind our Force-sensitive lead Ezra Bridger in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated TV series.

Barely 21-year-old actor Taylor Gray voices 14-year-old budding rebel Ezra Bridger in the Disney XD series “Star Wars Rebels” which follows the popular “Clone Wars” series. Taylor played Bucket in the Nick series “Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures” and has done TV guest shots as well as appearing in theatrical films. He also co-stars in Walt Before Mickey, a new movie about early Walt Disney in which he plays animator Friz Freleng. “Star Wars Rebels” is Taylor’s first voice actor role and he admits he had a lot to learn.

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A Woman Will Direct A Future Star Wars Movie
Reported by Justin on 30 Sep 2014 13:37

Head on over to Empire Online for a piece written by Helen O'Hara in which she examines the state of Hollywood filmmakers, specifically how it relates to the chances of a female sitting in the director's chair of a future Star Wars film.

There was widespread internet rejoicing when Lucasfilm handed the reins for its Star Wars spin-offs to the likes of Gareth Edwards and Rian Johnson, up-and-coming indie directors with really fascinating projects already behind them. But there were complaints from a few quarters that maybe if the Star Wars team really wanted to signal a brave new dawn, they might widen the net further and look to a few other indie filmmakers. They might, in fact, look to hire a woman.

The problem of female under-representation in Hollywood is a complicated one. There's no question that there are very few films made by women – it's hovered between five and ten per cent of studio releases for years now – but accusations tend to fly when people start to discuss the reasons why. Is sexism the sole cause? Is it simply that fewer women want to direct? And if the latter, is that down to sexism or some inherent quality of womanhood?

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Star Wars Report #146: Pulling the Life-Debt Card
Reported by Mark on 30 Sep 2014 03:19

It's time to join your hosts Riley and Mark over at Star Wars Report.

On this week’s podcast Riley’s introduces the podcast with some listener feedback. Then, It’s our interview with Brandy, the director of the Star Wars Track at Dragon Con!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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   29 September 2014
The Wampa's Lair Episode 102: Boring Conversation Anyway
Reported by Mark on 29 Sep 2014 23:16

It's time to join hosts Karl and Jason for the latest episode of The Wampa's Lair.

In their latest episode, Karl and Jason discuss their favorite dialogue scenes from each of the six Star Wars films. From the deceptive stories of Palpatine to the wise and gentle teachings of Yoda, your hosts hit on many beloved scenes and of course some oddities as well thanks to Jason!

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RUMOR: Episode VII Plot Puts Young Cast In Deep Trouble; A Different Take On "Find Luke"
Reported by Justin on 29 Sep 2014 23:00
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Just because this info was passed along to me exclusively via a source (at least that's what he said in the email, so who knows for certain if this is really true) does not make it more or less plausible to me, nor should it to you.

If you want to read on about more potential Episode VII plot rumors, proceed ahead. I have paraphrased the info due to some grammatical errors in the source material in an effort to make things flow a little smoother. Otherwise, turn back now... Disney Stores To Hold Exclusive Star Wars Rebels Event On October 11-12
Reported by Justin on 29 Sep 2014 22:51

While my wife and I were out browsing the Star Wars section at our local Disney Store earlier today, one of the managers came over and handed us the flyer pictured above that previews an exclusive Star Wars Rebels event scheduled to take place October 11 and 12 at all participating Disney Stores.

The photo shows the front and back of the same flyer (click the image for a larger view).

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

Full of Sith Episode LXXXIV: The Star Wars Report
Reported by Mark on 29 Sep 2014 21:08

Join Tha Mike Pilot, Bryan Young and Bobby Roberts for the latest episode of Full of Sith.

Bobby, Bryan, and Mike are joined by most important visitors. Riley and Bethany Blanton from the Star Wars Report podcast join the show for this episode to discuss the newly released story reels for The Clone Wars as well as Star Wars: Rebels: Spark of Rebellion!

Contact Information:Voicemail - 206-426-5592 | Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Get Your Geek On: 24th September 2014
Reported by Mark on 29 Sep 2014 18:55

Get your geek on every Monday night with host David Gremillion, as he interviews guests, takes your calls, and gives his take on the latest Star Wars news. Listen live every Monday at 9pm EST on www.channel1138.com.

A very special guest joins us on this week's "Get Your Geek On!" Scott Loxley of the famed 501st Legion is walking around the entire country of Australia to help raise money for a children's hospital. What's it like? How does he make it? Check out the interview! We also address the latest Clone Wars rumors, the latest Episode VII news, and Anthony Daniels said WHAT about the CGI in the Prequel Trilogy? Join us as we kick Monday's ass, Star Wars style!

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Movie Magic of the Bad Robot Editorial Team Revealed Live on Stage at the IBC Show
Reported by Mark on 29 Sep 2014 18:26

With thanks to James Clarke for pointing us to this article by Wim Van den Broeck, here's a look at a recent Avid conference which featured two key players in the Episode VII story, editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey.

There was a packed audience at the Avid main stage, this second day of IBC 2014 in Amsterdam. Editors Maryann Brandon, ACE and Mary Jo Markey, ACE took a quick break from editing Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios, London. They were joined by their Assistant Editors, Julian Smirke and Matt Evans. Matt Feury from Avid tried hard to get a scoop on the upcoming Star Wars movie.

Maryann pointed out: “the script on Star Wars: Episode VII is constantly changing. But Mary Jo and I try and divide the scenes from the start, so we both do the same amount of dialogue and action scenes. Of course, as the script changes and some scenes get bigger and other ones get deleted, we have to balance the workload again.”

Source Avid Blogs (via James Clarke)
T-Shirts: Two Suns of Fun
Reported by Mark on 29 Sep 2014 17:52

It's available in a selection of colours, ranging from brown, green, red, navy blue, black and dark green and it can be yours for only $12.00 of you order within the next 3 hours!

Source Tee Globe
Actor Charles Ross brings 'Luke Skywalker' and 'The Witch King' to Leicester Square
Reported by Mark on 29 Sep 2014 16:38

Our pal Charlie Ross is in the UK on a whistlestop tour, performing both One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings. Here's the deets.

Canadian actor Charles Ross, 'Luke Skywalker' (Star Wars Trilogy) and 'The Witch King of Angmar' (Lord of the Rings) took a stroll in Leicester Square on Sunday 28 September leading to the crossing of jedi lightsaber and witch king sword. Charles Ross performs One Man Lord of the Rings at Leicester Square Theatre (www.leicestersquaretheatre.com) this Tuesday 30 September and One Man Star Wars Trilogy on Sunday 5 October, as part of the show's UK tour which continues until 17 October.

Source One Man Star Wars Trilogy
Star Wars: Armada: Command your fleet to victory!
Reported by Jonathan on 29 Sep 2014 16:06

Armada is due out in 2015 and it's going to be an an epic two-player miniatures game for large-scale Star Wars fleet battles.

At the height of the Galactic Civil War, as the Imperial Navy’s Star Destroyers dominate the galaxy, the Rebel Alliance readies a fleet of ships on missions to disrupt and destroy the Imperial war machine. Like the X-Wing Miniatures game the battle for the stars has begun - but this time it's going to be huge.

Get on over to FFG for a preview of this great looking game that promises to be a hit!

From the website:

Armada is an epic, two-player miniatures game of large-scale fleet battles set in the Star Wars universe. The time is the height of the Galactic Civil War. As the Imperial Navy’s Star Destroyers move systematically across the galaxy to impose order and crush those who would oppose the evil Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance launches its rag-tag fleet of ships and starfighters on daring raids and surgical strikes. Its aim? Weaken the Empire, blow by blow.

In Armada, you enter this ongoing conflict as a fleet admiral with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. Your ships have come upon the enemy. Conflict is imminent. Thousands of crew race to their battle stations, preparing for massive exchanges of turbolaser fire. Thousands will die, but it is your job to command the fleet to victory. You must overcome your foes. You must achieve your objective. There is no room for failure.

Even though Armada is a game of capital ships and starfighter squadrons – with battles on a scale large enough to alter the fate of the galaxy – their outcomes still hinge upon you and your decisions. If you wish to emerge victorious, the first thing you’ll need to do is learn how your ships function in battle. Capital ships aren’t nimble like starfighters. In fact, the larger and more powerful your ships, the more time they take to respond to your commands. You can’t react instantly to threats as they arise. You have to plan for the future.

Source Fantasy Flight Games
NY Comic Con 2014: Dee Bradley Baker Attending
Reported by Justin on 29 Sep 2014 13:31

We are less than two weeks away from the arrival of NY Comic Con and the Guest List continues to add some amazing names to it, including the man of 1,000 voices and The Clone Wars extraordinaire Dee Bradley Baker!

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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New 30-Second Star Wars Rebels Chopper Promo Video On Disney Website
Reported by Justin on 29 Sep 2014 12:45

A new 30-second Star Wars Rebels promo video focusing on the cantankerous droid of our band of heroes, Chopper, has been uploaded earlier today to the official Disney website.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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Toys R Us "Secrets Of Star Wars Rebels" The Phantom Video
Reported by Justin on 29 Sep 2014 12:29

The latest entry in the Toys R Us "Secrets of Star Wars Rebels" series of promo videos has been posted on their site. This video places the spotlight on the Rebels secret weapon, the Phantom, which as you already know is currently available in LEGO form at your local retail store.

Take the link below for the 30-second video which features an awesome clip of the Phantom being deployed from the rear of the Ghost!

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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David Fincher Talked To Kathleen Kennedy About Directing Episode VII
Reported by Justin on 29 Sep 2014 12:06

We get word via an article posted on Comic Book Movie that director David Fincher had conversations with Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy about taking the lead on the 7th episode in the Star Wars saga before J.J. Abrams was ultimately selected for the job.

Rumors about Fincher's name possibly being attached to Episode VII were first heard nearly two years ago.

"I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like." He added, "It's tricky. My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!' "I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man... I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi."

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Marvels Coming Attractions - SNL 40th
Reported by Mark on 29 Sep 2014 00:08


'Nuff said...

Source Daily Motion
   28 September 2014
Oscar Isaac Wishes George Lucas Had Left Original'Star Wars Alone
Reported by Mark on 28 Sep 2014 23:59

Oscar Isaac has been chatting with the Huffington Post and for some reason gave his thoughts on George Lucas' decision to make changes to the original trilogy decades after their original releases.

"To go back and kind of tweak it with new stuff, it doesn’t make it more interesting for me as a watcher (it's) less interesting."

(I)'d "much rather go back and watch the old thing, because it’s a product of the time. What made that movie so amazing" is the fact that Lucas made it with the technology of that era.

"As an artist, like, he made the shit, so why can’t he do whatever the heck he wants with it."

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Sarlacc Pit #77: A New Hope Commentary
Reported by Mark on 28 Sep 2014 23:55

It's time to join hosts Matt "The Krankster" Krienke and Chris "HothIceplanet" Smith for the latest episode of The Sarlacc Pit.

Join Matt and Chris as we are back for a special episode. We welcome back for his second appearance on the show Alex Rybak from Yodasnews.com. On this special episode we sit down and do commentary while watching Star Wars: A New Hope. So grab your remote control and join in on the fun episode

Contact Information: Sarlacc Pit | Twitter | Facebook

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Titan X-wing Spotted in Toys 'R' Us UK For Only £29.99
Reported by Matt on 28 Sep 2014 23:53

It's finally here in the country and hitting shelves across the land, the large X-wing from Hasbro, yours for just £29.99.

Source Toys 'R' Us
Boba Fett Killed WHO in Star Wars? This Explains Everything!
Reported by Mark on 28 Sep 2014 23:49

Now this is either an exercise in over-thinking things OR it's a brilliant piece of deduction (even though Fett didn't exist when Lucas wrote the original movie). Read the piece and have a think.

Which suggests a bounty hunter could well be the culprit. Now, if that's the case - and assuming Obi Wan is on the right track with his whole (slightly tenuous) "only Imperial Stormtroopers are so precise" theory - then there's only one bounty hunter who could realistically be responsible.

The distinctly Stormtrooper DNA-filled Boba Fett.

It's a stretch, but it kind of makes sense.

Source Movie Pilot
WolfPack Roundtable: Star Wars Rebels S1E1: Spark Of Rebellion Part 1 and 2 Review
Reported by Dan on 28 Sep 2014 00:07

It's time to join the gang over at the Wolfpack podcast for the latest episode.

On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast Roundtables, we review Star Wars Rebels S1E1: Spark Of Rebellion. We talk about our favorite parts of the episode, and our speculation of whats to come!

Contact Information: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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   27 September 2014
Full of Sith Episode LXXXIII: Gary Kurtz and Chris Taylor
Reported by Mark on 27 Sep 2014 23:05

Join Tha Mike Pilot, Bryan Young and Bobby Roberts for the latest episode of Full of Sith.

Mike, Bobby, and Bryan are joined by Mashable’s Chris Taylor. Chris interviewed Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz about many of the myths about the making of Star Wars and the four of them listen in and dissect what the man who brought us Star Wars had to say. Afterward, they discuss the latest rumors and rumblings, including Rian Johnson’s comments about Yoda in Episode VIII.

Contact Information:Voicemail - 206-426-5592 | Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Jedi News Comic Review: Classic Star Wars The Early Adventures #6
Reported by ZakPT on 27 Sep 2014 22:40
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Renn Volz and his daughter Mira Volz have finally invented the Ion Ring ship. It possesses the power to change the climate of entire planets. Whether the world is too hot and needs cooling or vice-versa, this ships the key. However like most positive things there is a dark side to this ship. If used by the wrong hands it has the capabilities to turn planets into uninhabitable wastelands, much like those of Tatooine or Hoth.

The pair of inventors test it out over the world of Zerm, a constant place of storms and strange weather. But not anymore, as the experiment worked turning a living hell into a warm beautiful tropical paradise. However the celebrations don’t last long as the evil galactic Empire turns up and boards the ship, taking control.

Mira gets taken hostage by the Imperials. The sadistic Imperial officer in command, Captain Bzorn, tells Renn that unless he starts using the Ion Ring ship to destroy secret Rebel bases he will kill Mira. Fearing for his daughter’s life, Renn agrees to the Imperial terms and sets course for the first target, Rion, a tropical paradise. However unbeknownst to her father and Captain Bzorn, Mira has slipped from the grip of the Empire and seeks cover in a near spaceship. This very spaceship belongs to the one and only Han Solo, who discovers her alongside Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2. She explains her situation to the group and after hearing the potential threat, decides to help. But how will they manage to make contact with her father before he destroys their home world Kessel?... .

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Official Site: Turning Star Wars Toys Into Wearables
Reported by Mark on 27 Sep 2014 21:56

Like the Corusca jewel she is, Amy Ratcliffe brings us some clever jewellry ideas over at StarWars.com.

I have a hard time saying no to small Star Wars toys. It’s true that I can’t resist cute designs, but that’s not the only reason I have Micro Machines and LEGO minifigs crowding my shelves and covering surfaces throughout my house. Tiny toys take up less room so I can display more of them at once, and they’re also useful for crafting. Miniature figures and vehicles are ideal for projects like terrariums, small scale dioramas, and jewelry.

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Plastic Galaxy Screening 4th October at the Mockingbird Theatre in Birmingham, UK
Reported by Mark on 27 Sep 2014 20:47

I'll be attending the showing next Saturday in Brum, starting at 4pm at the Mockingbird Theatre, which for those who don't know sits within the legendary Custard Factory in Digbeth, home of the worlds greatest bus station.

All for the generous sum of £3.00 with proceeds going to Help Harry Help Others.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic: There is no death, there is the Force..
Reported by Mark on 27 Sep 2014 20:27

Proof via Star Wars The Old Republic that the Star Wars community is capable of some very thoughtful and respectful acts.

For some who never considered playing games like The Old Republic, the act of gaming is considered a wasteful task. On the other hand, some others might engage in gaming just to seek out a few hours of enjoyment. In many cases however, playing games like SWToR is all about the community around the game and the connection between people who share a common passion about Star Wars and, in extension, SWToR. When a member or a group within this community experiences hardship then (in many cases) the community steps up and offers assistance or sympathy.

An example that caught the attention of SWToRStrategies.com and the community over at the Jung Ma server was the passing of a very prominent member of the Coordinating Confusion – Chaos Reigns guild. His name was Avendie (on the Republic side) or Asb’el (on the Imperial side) and the news of his passing rippled across the community. His guild mates organized a very nice in-game memorial that brought together members from all guilds across Jung Ma.

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Star Wars: Imperial Handbook Exclusive Image
Reported by James on 27 Sep 2014 20:00
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October 14th sees the release of Star Wars: Imperial Handbook, the latest artefact to come from 'inside' the Star Wars universe.  From the book producers who unearthed The Jedi Path and Book of Sith comes the newest book from a galaxy, far, far away... a guide for Commanders of the Imperial Military (should keep the 501st happy).

The Star Wars: Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition produced by becker&mayer! Books in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., New York Times bestselling author, and good friend to Jedi News, Daniel Wallace, along with many rated Star Wars illustrators, takes fans inside the world of the Imperial military.

"Imperial Handbook continues the legacy of Star Wars books originating within the universe. This closely guarded handbook bears witness to the core philosophies and flawed practices for the Imperial military. With handwritten annotations from Rebel Alliance leaders, such as Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Wedge Antilles, and a one-of-a-kind Imperial Order of Glory medal, Imperial Handbook delivers a galaxy far, far away straight into your hands," says J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at Lucasfilm.

To celebrate this release our friends at becker&mayer! Books and Wunderkind PR have given us this exclusive image of the Incinerator Stormtrooper...

Read on for more information...

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HoloNet News Special Report: Community Leaders Discuss Capital City Improvements
Reported by Mark on 27 Sep 2014 19:31

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Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 47: Welcome Back Oswald (The Lucky Rabbit)
Reported by Mark on 27 Sep 2014 19:13

It's time to join your hosts over at Skywalking Through Neverland.

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has arrived! Walt Disney’s first character is now at Disney California Adventure. Don’t know who Oswald is or want to learn more? Tracey and Scott from the Disney, Indiana Podcast go into the fascinating history in our Disney Classic Short Report. What do you say to a Disney character and where is the best place to meet them? Kenny The Pirate from the comprehensive character meet-n-greet website, kennythepirate.com, gives us a LOT of helpful info. Adam and Bobbie Jo Medina, winners of the overnight stay at the Haunted Mansion, are back to tell us all about their obsession with rare Disney characters. Who knew Donald Duck is so hard to find!?.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Official Site: Mandalorian Mysteries: Factions of Mandalore
Reported by Mark on 27 Sep 2014 18:42

There's no doubt they are one of the saga's most popular groups, and Tom Hutchens over at StarWars.com takes a closer look at the Mandalorians.

Mandalorians are more than just a rag-tag group of warriors and mercenaries, and The Clone Wars series opened the door to an even deeper history of this complex society. Let’s take a look at the Mandalorian factions that have been presented in both Legends and canon stories.

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Star Wars Fan Club Welcome Pack Lot (1978)
Reported by Mark on 27 Sep 2014 18:18

Check out lot 5434, an original 1978 Star Wars Fan Club Kit, a must-have for anyone interested in the opening era of Star Wars

Star Wars Fan Club Welcome Pack Lot (1978). Original first issue welcome pack to include: 1 x Embroidered Jacket Patch, 1 x Charter Member Membership Card, 1 x Wallet Size Photo, 1 x Heat Transfer for T-Shirt with instructions sheet, 1 x Self Stick Color Decal (incredible find on its own, with the only other authentic example we have seen having recently been put up for sale for over £800.00!), 1 x Color Photo (8" x 10"), two further Fan Club application forms as detailed in welcome letter which is also included. Only missing 20" x 28" poster and book cover, otherwise this is complete; Fan Club letter, dated 17th January 1978 detailing the Star Wars Fan Club is in operation, with two application forms and original envelope; Fan Club letter, dated 20th March 1978 replying to vendor's request for badges and patches, with original envelope; the requested extra badge and embroidered "Star Wars" patch in sealed packaging; Plus another 8 application forms. An amazing, unique find in unused condition. We doubt you will ever come across another one like this in your lifetime. Excellent to Near Mint.

Estimate: £200 - £400

The auction takes place on Monday 29th September 2014 10:30am at Vectis Auctions, Fleck Way, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees, TS17 9JZ.

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Anthony Daniels Finishes His Episode VII Filming
Reported by Justin on 27 Sep 2014 12:10

From the look of his tweet embedded below that he sent out yesterday, it appears that Anthony Daniels has completed his filming duties on Episode VII.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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   26 September 2014
RebelForce Radio: September 26, 2014
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 22:37

Join Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac over at RebelForce Radio.

Star Wars director of the future Rian Johnson speaks! We review audio of a candid conversation between the Episode VIII director and Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam. Also this week, Roger Moore visits Pinewood, a close up look at the Millennium Falcon, and we ask the question: Why didn’t Qui Gon Jinn return as a Force Spirit in Revenge of the Sith? Filmmaker F.J. Desanto joins us to decipher the evidence. Plus, Star Wars meets Sharknado, Star Wars radio Easter eggs, and more from the Greenham Common shooting location in England.

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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Jedi News Exclusive: Slave Leia Gave The Kiss Of Life To Jabba's Gamorrean Guard!
Reported by John 'Dak' Morton on 26 Sep 2014 22:22
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Dickey Beer, one of the world’s most in-demand stunt performers and coordinators, revealed last weekend that he owes his very life to Princess Leia. Dickey made this astounding reveal at the September 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo during a “Star Wars Boba Fett Reunion” panel discussion with fellow Fetts Daniel Logan and yours truly.

The revelation came when panel moderator, Andrew Setters, a Cincinnati TV reporter for the NBC affiliate WLWT, asked each of us panelists to share our memorable moments from our time shooting Star Wars. After a few seconds of serious thought, Dickey retrieved a remarkable memory from 1982 during location work on Return of the Jedi’s Battle over the Great Pit of Carkoon, otherwise known as the Sarlacc Pit. But it was not while doing the stunts for Boba Fett, as he is best known among fans. No, Dickey played several others during the famous sequences. In addition to stunt-doubling for Boba Fett on both Jabba the Hutt’s Sail Barge and his Desert Skiff and performing Boba’s fall into the Sarlacc Pit, Dickey was stunt double for Luke Skywalker in the big fight scene on the barge and skiff and played Barada (Jabba’s Klatoonian guard on the skiff in all scenes) and Hutt’s porcine humanoid, Gamorrean Guard on the barge during the climactic fight scene.

ForceCast #322: For The Clone Wars, A Legacy Revealed
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 21:53

t's time to join your hosts Eric, Erik and Justin for the ForceCast.

Lucasfilm shares unfinished material from three story arcs of The Clone Wars, new Episode VII set photos emerge, and there's a new Star Wars video game in town. Plus, we present a fan report from the 2014 Rancho Obi-Wan Annual Gala, complete with greetings from the man himself, Steve Sansweet. It's all here on The ForceCast!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Star Wars Music by John Williams 1980 BBC Documentary
Reported by PaulB on 26 Sep 2014 21:49

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I Was Filoni's Double
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 21:32

A message arrived via our pal Andrew 'Fearney' Fearnside regarding a photo in todays newspaper edition of The Metro.

I don't know if you have seen the piece in the Metro about Rebels but I spotted something that didn't look quite right. There is a picture of Joel Aron next to Dave Filoni. I might be wrong but that doesn't look like Dave Filoni to me! I knew he would look different without his infamous Cowboy hat but I've never seen him with glasses. You guys have met him so..... is it him???

I have met him and no, that's not Dave Filoni! And it's not Ben from California either.

Source The Metro (via Andrew 'Fearney' Fearnside)
Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat: How Star Wars Conquered The Universe by Chris Taylor
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 21:25

It's time to join your hosts Dan and Cory over at Coffee With Kenobi.

We are happy to welcome Chris Taylor of Mashable .com to join us for a Book Chat at Coffee With Kenobi. Chris’ new book “How Star Wars Conquered the Universe” is coming out September 30th, and examines Star Wars’ impact on Culture, not just Popular Culture, but Culture in general. This is the Podcast you're Looking for!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Star Wars Rebels Is Coming!
Reported by Aaron on 26 Sep 2014 21:11
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Star Wars Rebels is getting ready to air on the Watch Disney XD App and online on Friday September 26th, so we felt it appropriate to let you loyal Jedi News fans know that we will be reviewing the episodes of Rebels for the site. Who are we? Well we are the dynamic duo of Aaron Goins and Teresa Delgado. You may know us from the podcast Star Wars Bookworms and now we are joining our writing forces to bring you recaps of the brand new CGI Star Wars Rebels animated series.

We are planning on reviewing these episodes in broken down format. So to introduce you to what you can expect we will break down our excitement for you.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 11
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 20:53

Join Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr over at Fangirls Going Rogue.

On this month’s Fangirls Going Rogue, Teresa and Tricia put on their running sneakers and caught up to Mary Franklin to talk about Star Wars Celebration. It’s a Star Wars Rebels-filled episode with Erich Schoeneweiss (Del Rey, Star Wars Books) and Johnamarie Macias (The Wookiee Gunner) sharing memories from San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon Con, the Star Wars Rebels screening in New York City, and looking forward to New York Comic Con. Teresa’s Star Wars Bookworms Goodreads discussion forum sparks the character discussion: Is R2-D2 sentient?

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles Season 2 Episode 3 In UK
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 20:46

Great news comes via our pal Kamino Ghost regarding the second season of Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles.

Hi there, Just thought I'd let you know that the Premiere of Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles Season 2 Episode 3: Raid On Coruscant airs Saturday 27th September at 6.00am (Disney Channel), 9.00am and 20.15pm (Disney Channel) and Friday 3rd October at 16.00pm.

All showing on Disney XD except where noted. On a side note there is a New Hasbro Star Wars advert now broadcasting in regular rotation on Disney XD for: Star Wars Command - Very Cool promo!!... May the Force be with You...

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Star Wars Insider 154 Cover Via Previews
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 20:38

It's arriving in stores and on doormats 9th December and here's a look - via Matt Booker and Previews - of the cover. It features the follow on article to an article I contributed to back in issue 147, looking at the 50 Best Things About The Prequels. This time we ask the same question, but focus on the original trilogy.

If you've not subscribed yet, do it NOW and grab a copy!

Source Previews (via Matt Booker)
Check It Out - Total Geeks!
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 20:28

My good buddy Ryan Leston has launched his very own sci-fi website - Total Geeks late last week and already it's gathering all the right kind of attention.

I'm very much looking forward to contributing to the site in the future and reading it on a daily basis, as should you all, and to show the quality of what's in store for readers here's Ryan's piece about when Star Wars visited Wales recently.

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New phone and tablet cases in B&M Bargains UK
Reported by Matt on 26 Sep 2014 20:23

Spotted on discount in last years packaging but I'd never seen them ever in any UK stores at full price. Nabbed a Boba Fett cover for my collection though. Only £4.99, very cool.

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The Realm Recap: Episode #30 - Bounty Hunted - Be Well!
Reported by Mark on 26 Sep 2014 20:20

It's time to join Jason and the Yakface crew for the latest Realm Recap.

This week’s episode is loaded once again with the latest Hasbro news involving the 6” line but that’s not all as new Star Wars Rebels product has hit stores as well! Plus, we discuss the reveal of some old Clone Wars and Original Trilogy vehicle Value Packs shipping back to stores. LEGO, Sideshow and Gentle Giant make a return this week with new products, preorders and more. Spoilery Episode VII spy images hit the web this week - is black the new black? All this and more in Episode 30 of The Realm Recap!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr

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Dave Filoni Receives Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper Helmet From 501st Legion
Reported by Justin on 26 Sep 2014 18:45

Not quite sure what else needs to be said based on what we've already got going on in the tweet from Dave Filoni below. Awesome? OK, how about...awesome? No, no, no, I got it...AWESOME.

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Star Wars Rebels WATCH Disney XD Sweepstakes Contest For Verizon FiOS Customers
Reported by Justin on 26 Sep 2014 17:37

Our good friends over at Yakface have posted some exciting details on a special Star Wars Rebels WATCH Disney XD sweepstakes contest being offered to Verizon FiOS customers that includes a grand prize of a trip for 4 to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California next year!

Click the image above or the source link below for more information and how you can enter for a chance to win this amazing experience!

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David Oyelowo Mentions Classic Star Wars Characters Will Appear In Star Wars Rebels
Reported by Justin on 26 Sep 2014 15:48

In an interview with UK Yahoo, actor David Oyelowo, who will be providing the voice of Agent Kallus in the new Star Wars Rebels animated TV series, offered up the following comments on the possibility of established iconic Star Wars characters making an appearance in the series.

Actor David Oyelowo has revealed that some of the saga’s best-loved characters will show up in the new animated show, ‘Star Wars Rebels’.

Talking to Yahoo, the British star says, “There are very exciting characters that emerge in this, that audiences know and love and they make very surprising appearances within the show itself. There’s a definite wow factor.”

We already know Billy Dee Williams will be returning as Lando sometime in the series (and of course 3PO and R2). Do Oyelowo's recent comments open the door for other characters such as Han, Luke, and Leia to appear in some capacity as well?

As always, time tells all!

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

Source UK Yahoo
Indiana Jones Concept Art Of Irina Spalko's Face Attacked By Ants
Reported by Justin on 26 Sep 2014 13:47

While the focus of the fan community has been placed squarely on news surrounding content being added to the ever-growing Star Wars saga (and rightfully so of course), let's switch gears for a few minutes and direct our attention towards Lucasfilm's other hugely successful franchise, Indiana Jones.

Check out the following update via Comic Book Movie:

In 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the two-time Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") played scientist and military officer, Colonel Doctor Irina Spalko. She was killed at the end of the movie when she demanded the inter-dimensional aliens to give her all of their knowledge. The power is too much for her mere mortal form and she disintegrates. Neat. But, it would've looked a bit different with her face partially chewed off. Yup, the original plan was to have a portion of her face consumed by the vicious ants seen earlier in the film. [Above] is concept art illustrator Miles Teves designed for the unused sequence.

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Introducing... Star Wars: The Clone Wars Legacy
Reported by James on 26 Sep 2014 09:32

Following on from our visit to LDAC last Friday, Mark and I were allowed to tease something very special coming exclusively to StarWars.com for fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and here it is... called Star Wars: The Clone Wars Legacy it features new concept art and stories directly from The Clone Wars.

First up is a new 4 part story arc entitled Crystal Crisis on Utapau.  The audio is complete but the animation remains unfinished (as a story reel) but regardless you'll get to hear possibly the best vocal performances from Matt Lanter and James Arnold Taylor as Anakin and Obi-Wan respectively, as Obi-Wan supports Anakin following the departure of Ahsoka from the Jedi Order.  The four new episodes should be watched in the following order A Death on Utapau, In Search of the Crystal, Crystal Crisis and The Big Bang.  The new arc is introduced in this special video by Dave Filoni.

As if this wasn't enough we also get new concept art from the
Son of Dathomir, Crystal Crisis on Utapau, and art for a new novel coming in the summer of 2015 called Dark Disciple (written by Christie Golden) featuring Ventress and Vos.

Take the link above to hear all about Star Wars: The Clone Wars Legacy and visit the official website now to watch all this new content!

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Reminder: LEGO Star Wars Introduces 'Oscar-Style' Awards Just for Fans!
Reported by James on 26 Sep 2014 08:51
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You have until midnight tonight (UK Time) to get your entries in for The 'Golden Brickies' Awards and I look forward to judging your entries with Warwick Davis, Eloise Kurtis and Milun Simpson.

The ‘Golden Brickies’ Awards on the LEGO Facebook page celebrates the best fan created content for all the creative Jedi builders, budding photographers and film makers out there.

In homage to the legendary movie franchise and upcoming Episode VII, LEGO® is inviting families across the UK to take part in this epic event which will culminate in an exclusive red carpet celebration event at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Hotel with other amazing prizes up for grabs.

Whether you choose the dark or light side, humour is at the very heart of LEGO® Star Wars™, so this is your chance to show us your best photo and filming skills with your vehicles and minifigures. We want to see what you can do!

Once in a lifetime prizes are up for grabs which include: -

  • An invitation to the prestigious red carpet LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort awards ceremony on Saturday 11th October 2014
  • A chance to meet Return of the Jedi actor, Warwick Davis, as well as the bods behind the LEGO® Star Wars™ universe
  • A year’s supply of LEGO® Star Wars™ goodies
  • A LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Annual Pass for a family of four
  • Entry into LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort afterwards to enjoy the Resort’s 55 rides, shows and attractions. PLUS entrance to the LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland, which re-creates the most iconic scenes from the legendary movies and the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ in over 1.5 million LEGO bricks.
  • Your very own bespoke LEGO® C-3PO award

The #GoldenBrickies award categories are: -

  • Best picture - create a LEGO® Star Wars™ inspired photograph using your collection
  • Best mini movie – either create a LEGO® Star Wars™ movie blooper or your own alternative movie ending
  • Best set build - LEGO® Star Wars™ inspired build
  • Overall LEGO® Star Wars™ Golden Brickies winner for best content creation

Entries will be judged by the Golden Brickies expert panel including: -

  • Star Wars™ actor – Warwick Davis
  • Star Wars™ collector fanatic and writer – Jedi James Burns
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ Brand Manager – Eloise Kurtis
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ biggest fan – Milun Simpson, age 5

Read on for all the information on how to enter the 'Golden Brickies'...

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   25 September 2014
Now, This Is Podcasting! Episode 49
Reported by Mark on 25 Sep 2014 22:16

It's time to join your hosts Jason, Randy, Johnamarie and Jeremy over at Now, This Is Podcasting!

Randy and Jason fly (Han) solo as Johna and Jeremy are out ill with the Blue Shadow Virus! Both talk about whether Scott Derrickson is directing a Star Wars spin-off, Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Blu-ray Rumor, Roger Moore on the Snow Planet, the Millennium Falcon video (with no drones), the Stars visiting the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, more Greenham Common set information, the rumors surrounding Driver and Christie, EW's interview with Anthony Daniels, Star Wars Rebels' new episode descriptions, a tease of what’s to come from "Now, This is Podcasting!" and its Star Wars Rebels coverage and interviews, and Pod People.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Stephen Stanton Tweets
Reported by Matt on 25 Sep 2014 21:58

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Pick The Light Side Or Dark Side In Upcoming Tower Defense Game Star Wars: Galactic Defence
Reported by Mark on 25 Sep 2014 21:27

Of all the most inconvenient first world problems it's got to be Star Wars apps filling up your phone. Well, make some space because here comes another one - Star Wars: Galactic Defense

This all-new tower defense game blends iconic characters, adrenaline-fueled battles, and strategic gameplay in an ever-evolving mobile experience. Players choose their side – light or dark – as they explore and battle across iconic Star Wars locations, gain powerful abilities to change the tide of battle, and connect online with their friends in real-time.

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RUMOR: Episode VII Concept Art Of Lightsaber Battle In Front Of Millennium Falcon
Reported by Justin on 25 Sep 2014 21:05

The folks over at Indie Revolver provide us with yet another piece of Episode VII rumor material - this time centering on a concept art image showcasing a battle taking place in front of the Millennium Falcon between two lightsaber-wielding characters and a third character in the foreground.

One of the characters is wielding a green lightsaber (Luke?) and the other has a red lightsaber. The third character appears to be holding a blaster pistol at the ready.

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Official Site: Studying Skywalkers: The Hero's Journey In The Middle School Classroom
Reported by MarcZ on 25 Sep 2014 20:55

Our good friend Dan Zehir, from Coffee with Kenobi, has posted a new article on StarWars.com . As a teacher himself, Dan interviews Craig of Star Wars in the Classroom about using Star Wars to help teach his students.

One of the best things about educating students is that “light bulb moment”; it’s the moment when a student makes the connection that the instructor is trying to present to his or her class. Now, imagine extrapolating that critical learning moment through an exploration of the Star Wars saga. One of my fellow Rogues from Star Wars in the Classroom does just that through his fascinating Star Wars unit.

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Fanfilm Director Hopes New Project Will Become Pilot For Online Disney Series
Reported by Mark on 25 Sep 2014 20:28

Over to the Brutal One, Lord Bruticus (aka Joe Mignano) for some very interesting fan film news.

This could be the live action series we've been looking for! I recently sat down with Lou Klein (director of Contract of Evil) about the Exar Kun fanfilm he is working on, and during the interview, he let slip that he hopes his project will be "picked up by Disney" as a pilot for an online webseries. Knowing the quality that was put into Contract of Evil, and the photos of props in the slideshow accompanying the interview in episode 13 of Dark Empire Radio (www.darkempireradio.com), it's a safe bet that STAR WARS: The Fallen, Lou's upcoming fanfilm about Exar Kun, will be a sight to behold, at the very least.

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Tosche Station Radio #93: Good Guy Kanan
Reported by Mark on 25 Sep 2014 20:12

It's time to join the moisture farmers down at Tosche Station for the latest episode, brought to you by Majestic Giraffe Productions.

The hosts and Bria review A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller in this all new Tosche Station Radio

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

Contact Information: iTunes | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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WRECKING MAUL - A Star Wars Wrecking Ball Parody
Reported by Matt on 25 Sep 2014 20:06

He might be half the man he once used to be, but Darth Maul still has his fingers on the pulse of popular music.

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Databurst From the 501st
Reported by Mark on 25 Sep 2014 19:48
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Jedi News is working with Roqoo Depot and the 501st Legion to bring you the very latest activity from garrisons across the planet. Here's this weeks events:

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UPDATED: RUMOR: Image Of Episode VII Chrome Stormtrooper Helmet & Armor
Reported by Justin on 25 Sep 2014 17:46

UPDATE: Sources have provided Indie Revolver with a second image of the Chrome Stormtrooper. Scroll down to the bottom of their story for the new pic.

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Indie Revolver has posted a story that reportedly contains our first look at the Episode VII Chrome Stormtrooper helmet and armor (the upperbody portion of it) that have been rumored earlier in previous stories.

Take the source link below for their supplied image.

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Star Wars Rebels Featured In 'SciFiNow' Issue 98
Reported by Justin on 25 Sep 2014 17:13

The Inquisitor brandishing his double-bladed lightsaber and a few Stormtroopers take center stage on the cover of the latest issue of SciFiNow magazine (issue 98). Click the image above or the source link below to place your order today.

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Two New Aerial Photos From Episode VII Greenham Common Set
Reported by Team Jedi News on 25 Sep 2014 15:16

We have a few new aerial photos of the Episode VII set at Greenham Common to share with our readers that were sent to us by Gavin Stoddart. The images were taken yesterday and appear to show only one X-wing fighter left on set, and the Millennium Falcon is no longer there.

Click each image for a larger view.

Simon Kinberg Talks Star Wars Rebels Influence On Sequel Trilogy, The Inquisitor, And Tone
Reported by Justin on 25 Sep 2014 13:37

In the latest issue of Empire Magazine (which happens to go on sale today), Star Wars Rebels executive producer Simon Kinberg chats about the upcoming animated series and how it could tie into events that we see later on in Episode VII and possibly the rest of the Sequel Trilogy. Below are a few excerpts from the issue posted on Empire's website.

The show is set half a decade before A New Hope, meaning Kinberg "always felt it would lead into IV and potentially set up characters you might not meet until V, or VI, or even VII, but the notion was that this would stand alone from Episode VII. That doesn't mean that we can't introduce Easter eggs that will pay off in VII, VIII, IX."

Kinberg also goes on to say the following about the new lead villain introduced in the series, the Inquisitor.

What we do know is that The Inquisitor is "less of a believer in the Empire and the cause of the Empire than perhaps Darth Vader, and more of a hunting dog." So not a Sith, per se? "I don't know how much I'm allowed to say about that, but no, per se."

And what about the overall tone of Rebels?

Although the animated series is primarily targeted at a younger audience, Kinberg also insists it won't be all sweetness and sunshine: "We are not afraid to take those characters to some dark places. In the first season, there are some backstories that get revealed for main characters that are a lot darker and more dramatic than anything I've ever seen in animated TV, and which have the same depth and childhood trauma that the characters in the movies had."

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Dubstep Producer Flux Pavilion To Remix Star Wars Rebels Theme
Reported by Justin on 25 Sep 2014 13:24

Check out the following exciting Star Wars Rebels update provided by our friends over at Rebels Report:

Dubstep artist Flux Pavilion has been commissioned by Disney and Lucasfilm to remix the Star Wars Rebels Theme.

Joshua Kierkegaard G. Steele, better known by his stage name Flux Pavilion, is an English dubstep producer and DJ who has been performing since 2008.

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Source Rebels Report
   24 September 2014
Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion Moved Up To September 26 On WATCH Disney XD
Reported by Justin on 24 Sep 2014 14:32

As the force grows stronger and Star Wars fans become more eager for the debut of the animated television movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, Disney XD has moved up the debut by three days, to Friday, September 26 for verified users of WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.

The new date will give verified WATCH Disney XD viewers a seven-day exclusive window to watch Star Wars Rebels before the global television debut Friday, October 3 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT in the U.S.) on Disney Channels around the world, ushering in the series beginning Monday, October 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

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New Rectangular Dish For Episode VII Millennium Falcon
Reported by Justin on 24 Sep 2014 13:23

Jedi News reader Gary from Galactic Voyage sends us the following email update pertaining to a new modification you may have missed from earlier photos that appears to have been made to the Millennium Falcon in advance of it's return to the big screen in Episode VII. Over to Gary...

Just a quick note to let you know I discovered something and I wanted to share it with you and your viewers. It seems the Millennium Falcon has recieved a replacement dish since Return of the Jedi, but it isn't the round one we all have come to expect. It is rectangular!

Click the image above for a closer look and thanks to Gary for the heads up.

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Marvel To Expand Star Wars Comics Outside Of Original Trilogy Timeline
Reported by Justin on 24 Sep 2014 12:54

Our good friends from the awesome Coffee With Kenobi podcast have posted an article in which Marvel Comics Editor Jordan White offers a glimpse into the future plans of Marvel and where they are looking to take the Star Wars comic line to develop new stories.

“With these first series, we wanted to stick all in the same era in order to create the sort of inter-connected universe feel we get between Marvel books,” he said. “But I am certain we’re going to be turning to those other eras in future series. “Heck — I know for a fact we’re working on at least one of those … but we’re not ready to announce it just yet.”

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Source Coffee With Kenobi
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