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   15 September 2014
Fantasy Flight Games: Ruthlessness and Intimidation: The VT-49 Decimator Expansion Pack for X-Wing
Reported by Jonathan on 15 Sep 2014 01:45

It's grim, it's blunt and it's built to crush the enemy. The VT-49 Decimator isn't subtle and it isn't pretty, but in the right hands it can do some serious damage. This fifth-wave vessel for the X-Wing Miniatures Game. With some talented pilots that know how to use this hammer of a starship will make it's presence known - especially as it has a 360 degrees firing arc.

Get it in your fleet and start smashing!

In our past previews of the fifth wave of X-Wing™ starship expansions, we’ve looked more closely at the YT-2400 Freighter Expansion Pack, its starship, its pilots, and its upgrades, which include a pair of upgrades designed by the game’s 2012 and 2013 World Champions.

Today, we turn our attention to the other side of the Galactic Civil War. While the Rebels are busy recruiting new smugglers and outfitting transport ships with turret-mounted Heavy Laser Cannons, the Imperials are quietly and efficiently preparing to launch their imposing VT-49 Decimator into battle.

However, once it arrives to the battlefield, this warship will be anything but quiet! The VT-49 Decimator is the first Imperial vessel to feature a primary weapon that can threaten a full 360-degrees, and it’s designed to crash into battle headlong.

Source Fantasy Flight Games
   14 September 2014
ForceCast #320: Falconspotting
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 22:56

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

I spy with my little eye...something from a galaxy far, far away! This week, we tackle tidbits about Episode VII's ships, cast, locations, and emotional focus. Plus, Eric reports back from the Star Wars Rebels New York City press screening with reflections on the episodes from himself and two friends of the show. It's all here in this episode of The ForceCast!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Fantasy Flight Games: Blast into Action: The YT-2400 Freighter Expansion Pack for X-Wing
Reported by Jonathan on 14 Sep 2014 22:40

Cast you photoreceptors over this beautiful new model for the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games.

The YT-2400 Freighter is a fifth-wave ship of fame, and thanks to Dash Rendar and his exploits it comes with the barrel roll action, making it the first large ship able to perform this action without an upgrade.

Keep your eyes open - this is out soon and promises to be a fast seller.

In the fifth wave of X-Wing™ expansions, the Rebellion gains access to a new large-base starship, the YT-2400. This fast and resilient light freighter comes with thirteen standard weapon emplacement points, making it an extremely customizable vessel, and an attractive option for smugglers, mercenaries, and others looking to fly a heavily armed “transport.”

In our earlier previews of the YT-2400 Freighter Expansion Pack, we’ve looked at two of its upgrades, Stay on Target and Dash Rendar. Designed by the 2013 and 2012 World Champions, respectively, these upgrades grant your starships greater freedom to race across the battlefield and unleash fire upon enemy ships from advantageous positions.

In addition to these upgrades and the Dash Rendar ship card, which also permits novel movement in the Activation phase, the YT-2400 comes with the barrel roll action, making it the first large ship able to perform this action without an upgrade. Accordingly, in today’s preview, as we take a closer look at this versatile and resilient light freighter, we will focus on what its maneuverability may soon add to your games of X-Wing.

Source Fantasy Flight Games
Sideshow Collectibles: Win A Scout Trooper And Speeder Bike
Reported by Matt on 14 Sep 2014 22:30

You'd better get yourselves over to Sideshow Collectibles right now for your chance to win this magnificent Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike, and you only have until this coming Thursday the 18th September to do it.

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Star Wars Rebels:32" Figures Hit UK Stores
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 22:25

Via Jedi News reader Martin Keeler, JAKK's 32" figures have started to arrive on shelves here in the UK.

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Northern Editorial Reviews The Actor and the Camera by Denis Lawson
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 22:17

Check out this review of Denis Lawson, The Actor and The Camera, published by Nick Hern Books and available via their website.

Once I sat down and started reading I became thoroughly engrossed in Lawson’s world. It also dawned on me that the layout and typography of the book is very likely designed in order to appeal to the younger readers… yes, I often forget that I’m an old fogey now. A drama student may well be put off by a book that looks like it is “heavy” to read (and long! After all who has the time these days?)… but the less formal layout here is not in any way threatening. For instance, the “chapters” do not always begin on a new page, the book just runs on through and a new section will start just after where the last one ends. No formality here.

Source Northern Editorial (via Ewan McGregor on twitter)
Star Wars Rebels: “Timeline” TV Spot
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 22:10

In the “Timeline” TV spot for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series, travel through the history of the Star Wars universe – from the emergence of Anakin Skywalker to the rise of Darth Vader to the era of Han, Luke, and Leia. Star Wars Rebels will tell the story of how Kanan, Ezra, Zeb, Hera, Sabine, and Chopper, a ragtag group of heroes, ignited a rebellion against the Empire.

Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is set to premiere Friday, October 3 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT in the US) on Disney Channels around the world, ushering in the highly anticipated series Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD. In the US,Star Wars Rebels episodes will debut Monday nights beginning Monday, October 13 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney XD. Worldwide, the series will air in 33 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households.

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The WolfPack Podcast #:89: Rebels Product Everywhere
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 21:58

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

On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Corey, Logan, and Curto discuss Star Wars Episode VII, Star Wars Rebels, and all the latest products! Plus a chat about when the Rebels Action Figures will be hitting stores. So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for the jump to hyperspace in this brand new episode!

Contact Information: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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Official Site: The Imperial Handbook Brings You Inside The Empire
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 21:48

Check out this article at and add it to our already growing want lists. This Dan Wallace written book looks a bit special and it arrives on 14th October.

The Empire has taken hold of the galaxy. Soon, with the completion of the Death Star, its control will be absolute. In preparation for this Imperial expansion, high-ranking officials from each branch of the Imperial military have set down tactical guidelines and procedures as well as collected mission reports and classified documents for all newly ascending commanders.

In the wake of the Battle of Endor, members of the Rebel Alliance intercepted this top-secret instructional manual and have circulated it among their own commanders, who have added notes and commentary in the margins.

Source Official Site
The Realm Recap: Episode #29 - The Walgreens Stalker
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 21:34

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

This week's episode of The Realm Recap focuses heavily on the Black Series 6" line as the first wave of the new "black and blue" line look has been hitting Walgreens stores hard (except mine of course). We also look at an amazing 6" scale AT-ST work-in-progress that must be seen to be believed. We also discuss the merits of the new Rebels "Mystery" set that was revealed this week and the new products hitting the Disney Store and much more.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr

Source Yakface
Shobrick: Stormtroopers Behind Enemy Lines
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 21:22

Sit down and enjoy yet another clever visit to the microworld of the LEGO Stormtrooper with Shobrick.

After days of recon behind enemy lines on a wild green planet, one of the Empire's finest elite soldiers, a sniper and his spotter, finaly reached their goal : to eliminate a high-ranking rebels' officer. Actually they are currently running for their lives through an endless tropical jungle to the exfiltration site, chased by an army of angry rebels ! I hope you'll enjoy the picture because it was really tricky to put it together. Hard to choose the right frame to upload, because I had quite a lot with different depth of field.

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Official Site: Star Wars Insider 2015 Cover Reveal
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 21:08

Check out the cover to November's Star Wars Insider 2015 Special, which features an article by yours truly looking behind the scenes at the making of A New Hope. is excited to offer your first look at the cover for the Star Wars Insider Special Edition 2015 magazine — featuring a vintage photo taken during the making of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!

Hitting newsstands on November 11, 2014, this issue collects classic Star Wars Insider articles, and includes a new interview with Dee Bradley Baker, the actor who voiced the clone army in Star Wars: The Clone Wars; a talk with the supporting players from A New Hope about their time on the set of the very first Star Wars movie; and an in-depth chat with Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi creature consultant Chris Walas.

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One Man Star Wars Trilogy Photo Op Sunday 28th September
Reported by Mark on 14 Sep 2014 20:44

Our pal Charlie Ross is back in the UK on his latest tour and here's the chance to be a part of that. Read on...

Charlie Ross, who is touring the UK with his One Man Lord of the Rings and One Man Star Wars Trilogy shows this autumn from 26 September until 17 October is inviting Lord of the Rings and Star Wars fans to dress up and join him in costume for a fun news photo call to celebrate the start of the tour! Come to the shows' London venue, Leicester Square Theatre, on Sunday 28 September at 12.45pm for 1.00pm photographs with Charlie. The shoot will finish by 1.30pm at latest. Nearest changing facilities are the public toilets in Leicester Square (or a nearby cafe/pub). Please note travel expenses cannot be covered, however everyone who attends will receive a special promotional code for discounted tickets to see the show on tour

Source One Man Star Wars Trilogy
Are These Photos Of Adam Driver & Gwendoline Christie On Episode VII Greenham Common Set?
Reported by Justin on 14 Sep 2014 20:36

Comic Book Movie alerts us to new Episode VII images that have been uploaded to Rick Lawrence's Facebook page that appear to show Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie on the set at Greenham Common.

Rick Lawrence has shared a ton of Star Wars Episode VII set photos through his Facebook page, and they offer up our first look at the Rebel Alliance and a strange looking vehicle of some sort (which we would guess is for transporting troops). It's hard to tell, but the first two images definitely feature actors who appear to be Adam Driver (Girls) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), and if not, they certainly bear a striking resemblance! Looks like they'll be good guys! More photos can be found by clicking on the link above, but here are a selection of some of the best.

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RUMOR: Daniel Craig To Have Episode VII Role
Reported by Justin on 14 Sep 2014 20:18

An article posted on Metro is reporting that actor Daniel Craig has landed a "mystery role" in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Episode VII.

According to reports, Craig has already filmed his mystery role, which involved him heading to Pinewood Studios in secret for two days last week.

Fans might not even guess which part Craig is playing as his face won’t even be on screen, according to a source.

One insider told The Sun: ‘Daniel is close friends with JJ Abrams. He asked for some sort of secret cameo role – and was happy to have his name left off the posters.

‘Fans will love playing the guessing game trying to work out which covered-up character is Daniel.’

While he did a good job going undercover, Craig was spotted hanging out in the dressing room of Carrie Fisher, a friend of his, who is reprising her role as Princess Leia.

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Loot Crate - Star Wars Items in September Edition plus Competition
Reported by James on 14 Sep 2014 15:08

Our friends at Loot Crate produce a monthly geek and gamer subscription box and Septembers box has a galactic theme and will feature Star Wars items.  You still have 5 days left to subscribe and ensure you get your galactic themed box.  In fact, if you use  the code GALACTIC you'll save yourself 10% too.  Subscribe here.

The cost (before any discount and including shipping) is $19.37 in the US and $29.95 in the UK; the more months you subscribe the cheaper the subscription gets and each shipment  is guaranteed to have a $40+ value in each box.

We've teamed up with our friends at Loot Crate to giveaway one of Septembers boxes, take the link below to enter or click here to subscribe directly at Loot Crate.

Source Jedi News Competition
RUMORS: More On Episode VII Luke Timeline, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, And John Boyega Filming Video
Reported by Justin on 14 Sep 2014 11:56

The latest round of Episode VII rumors have been posted via our friends at Making Star Wars, so here we go.

First off, sources have told them potential information on the popular "Luke is missing" timeline, some names that have been associated with Daisy Ridley's character, a connection between Adam Driver's Episode VII character and Count Dooku, and a few other topics.

Second, they posted a Tumblr entry that mentions an Episode VII extra that is scheduled to share screen time with Harrison Ford on Monday.

And finally, we have a few more photos taken from the Greenham Common set and a short video of John Boyega in action.

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Toys R Us "Secrets Of Star Wars Rebels" Star Destroyer Video
Reported by Justin on 14 Sep 2014 11:37

The latest entry in the Toys R Us "Secrets of Star Wars Rebels" series of promo videos has been posted on their site. This one places the spotlight on the Empire's deadly Star Destroyer.

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   13 September 2014
RebelForce Radio: September 12, 2014
Reported by Mark on 13 Sep 2014 11:55

Join Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac over at RebelForce Radio.

You’ve seen the incredible aerial photography of the Millennium Falcon set go viral online this week.  Join us on RFR as we catch up with the man who shot the first amazing pix and exposed an active Star Wars Episode VII shooting location in England. In a conversation recorded the day the news broke, pilot/photographer Matthew Myatt gives us his first-hand account of how he discovered the real-life Millennium Falcon, and a few X-Wings too, while on a routine flight. Plus, more Star Wars casting rumors, The N’Sync Star Wars cameo that almost was, Listener Feedback, Qui-Gon’s ghost,  Granny A-Wing, The Billy Dee Quote of the Week and more!

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter  | Facebook

Source RebelForce Radio
   12 September 2014
New Disney Star Wars Theme Park Coming To Paris In 2017
Reported by Justin on 12 Sep 2014 19:56

As posted in an article on Forbes:

Euro Disney, the theme park complex on the outskirts of Paris is planning to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017 by making major investments including the installation of a new attraction themed to the Star Wars movie series.

It would be the first significant expansion of the Star Wars brand at The Walt Disney Company’s European outpost since the American media giant bought its parent company Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012. The plans coincide with the filming of the seventh instalment of the Star Wars series which is currently underway at London’s Pinewood Studios and is due for release next year.

Euro Disney is Europe’s most-visited tourist attraction with its two theme parks attracting 14.9 million visitors last year. Its flagship Disneyland Paris was the first of the two parks to open and features a Star Wars-themed simulator ride called Star Tours which is now more than 20 years old.

“We are looking at updating Star Tours at the moment,” says Björn Heerwagen, show design and production manager for Euro Disney’s design division which is known as Imagineering “We are looking at rehabilitations of the first gate. It’s been there for 20 years. We want to do some special stuff for the 25th anniversary as well.”

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Source Forbes
WWE Wrestler Sheamus Debunks Episode VII Vader Rumor
Reported by Justin on 12 Sep 2014 18:52

Remember that crazy rumor from back in July that had WWE wrestler Sheamus attached to the production of Episode VII, specifically him taking on the iconic role of Darth Vader in the film? Yeah, well you can now officially forget about it.

“That was crazy,” he said. “Basically I went home to Ireland and the crew were filming quite close to me at the time, then all these mad rumours started flying around. I definitely haven’t received a contract, a helmet or a lightsaber yet, but who knows? It might come through the door. I hope it does.”

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Source The National
Hasbro Has Begun Work On Episode VII Product Line
Reported by Justin on 12 Sep 2014 18:02

Our good friends over at Yakface provide us with this eagle-eyed update that should put a big smile on the faces of fans who cannot wait to plunk down their hard earned republic credits on the upcoming Hasbro Episode VII product line.

Looks like product development at Hasbro for Episode VII is in full swing as seen above in this screen shot from the Speeder Bike development video release earlier today. While nothing is spoiled in terms of character name, you can see that is a product labeled “SW E7 secondary hero battler”.

It goes without saying (but I will anyway) that Hasbro has been in “Episode VII mode” for a while now, the purpose of the post is to show the actual, observable “proof” that development has commenced.

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Source Yakface
More On Episode VII Black X-wing Via 'Latino Review'
Reported by Justin on 12 Sep 2014 13:46

Latino Review has posted a few more aerial photos from the Episode VII set at Greenham Common, including a closer view of the black/dark colored X-wing fighter that was reported earlier.

In addition, they also provide some rumored information on who will be flying the various X-wings that we'll be seeing in the film.

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Source Latino Review
New Phineas And Ferb Star Wars Game Titled Agent P: Rebel Spy
Reported by Justin on 12 Sep 2014 13:30

Jedi News reader "kamino_ghost" notifies us of the following via the email copied below. Over to KG...

Hi there. I hope everyone is good today. Just thought I'd send this in as there's no mention of it on your site (I would have sent it in sooner - but I've had Internet issues). Anyway yesterday here in the UK was the Premiere of Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars Special on Disney XD... just in case anyone missed it/or didn't know about it (there have been 3 separate trailers on regular rotation for weeks now on Disney XD) - it is repeated on the following days and times: Friday 12th September at 6.00pm, Saturday 13th September at 9.00am & Sunday 14th September at 6.30pm... Also there is a new trailer running on Disney XD advertising a Phineas and Ferb Star Wars game entitled: Agent P: Rebel Spy...Anyway more Star Wars TV news soon (I'm a bit busy at the moment).

Thanks for the heads up!

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New Episode VII Costumes, Vehicle & Footage From Greenham Common Set
Reported by Justin on 12 Sep 2014 13:14

Source Twitter
Star Wars Episode VII: Rumour Alert: Greg Grunberg in Episode VII?
Reported by Mark on 12 Sep 2014 12:14

Until it's confirmed then it's only a rumour, but Grunberg - a long-time pal of J.J. Abrams - seems confident he has some kind of role in the new film.

Source Twitter
Star Wars: From Concept to Collectible - Hasbro Black Series: Speeder Bike
Reported by Mark on 12 Sep 2014 11:48

How did Hasbro create the Black Series Speeder Bike -- the first Star Wars toy vehicle made in a 6-inch scale – and its accompanying Biker Scout? In the first installment of Star Wars: From Concept to Collectible, the designers behind the fan-favorite Black Series line of action figures discuss making the new collectible set, from early ideas to design to finished product.

Source Star Wars on YouTube
Fantasy Flight Games: Feel the Conflict: Force and Destiny BETA
Reported by Mark on 12 Sep 2014 09:35

It's BETA test time again as the latest Star Wars game from Fantasy Flight Games arrives - Star Wars: Force and Destiny.

Use the Force, but use it wisely.

In the Star Wars®: Force and Destiny™ Roleplaying Game, you become one of the galaxy’s few remaining Force users – one of the few individuals capable of reaching out and touching the power that shares the fate of the galaxy. You will be hunted by the Empire and mistrusted by wary individuals who think of Jedi as the forgotten followers of a hokey religion. You will be forced to draw upon the Force to defend yourself and the lives of innocents. And you will be tempted by the dark side.

Source Fantasy Flight Games
NOMCAST Episode 5
Reported by Mark and Jonathan on 12 Sep 2014 03:52

It's time to join Jonathan, Lisa, Nancy and Mark for Nomcast and as ever be aware of some colourful language.

Dungeons & Dragons, and tabletop roleplaying, Intense fans and fan fiction, The DC movie/television universe and Star Wars Episode VII rumours. Of course, these are things we wanted to talk about, but there's plenty of digression.

Source Nomcast
Join the Alliance
Reported by Mark on 12 Sep 2014 00:16

Check out this series of limited edition exclusive Star Wars art prints for Acme Archives and Dark Ink Art's "Join the Alliance" online art event. These prints are limited and very exclusive and will only be on sale for four more days until 5pm PDT on 15th September.

Joe Corroney's latest print with Brian Miller, CONQUER, is one of the featured prints on sale:


Brian Miller's other new print, CRUSH THE REBELLION, is also available:


The prints are currently available for overseas fan from the Generation Gallery Generation Gallery in the UK right here.

More about the Join the Alliance online art event can be found at Acme's Dark Ink Art site right here.

Source Dark Ink Art
   11 September 2014
Official Site: History of the 501st Legion: In Search of the Stars of Star wars
Reported by MarcZ on 11 Sep 2014 21:41 has posted the latest history of the 501st Legion. If you have not checked out past posts on this topic I strongly suggest that you do. Written by Albin Johnson, the man who founded the 501st and took them from one lone trooper to 20,000+ worldwide!

To understand the history of the 501st Legion, and organized Star Wars costuming as a whole, sometimes we need to skip around the timeline. Starting in 1998 after the first big meeting of stormtroopers at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA, things leaped forward at different speeds on different fronts and in different parts of the globe. A crucial part involved the celebrities of Star Wars themselves: cast and crew from the movies as well as authors and artists who kept Star Wars strong in the years between trilogies. Their participation in fandom would make for a beautiful relationship over the next two decades.

Source Official Site
Mark Ruffalo Wants A Part In Rian Johnson's Episode VIII
Reported by Justin on 11 Sep 2014 21:04

We may still be more than a year away from the theatrical release of Episode VII, but that doesn't mean we can't look ahead to the rest of the Sequel Trilogy.

Actor Mark Ruffalo sure has.

In an email sent to new Star Wars Episode VIII director Rian Johnson, Ruffalo expressed his desire to be included in the film's cast.

“Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.”

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New Star Wars College Apparel Line
Reported by Justin on 11 Sep 2014 20:19

Whether a member of an undefeated empire or part of a rebel alliance, collegiate sports fans know what it means to be part of a legacy. Now college sports fans can celebrate their school pride with the power of the Force sporting a new collection of apparel and accessories featuring iconic designs from the Star Wars saga! Everything you need for an intergalactic sports showdown: T-shirts, caps, throws, outerwear, lunchboxes, coolers, and more featuring each college’s unique graphics and favorite Star Wars characters like Yoda, Darth Vader, stormtroopers, and more. Gear up the friends and family for the next home game or make the jump to lightspeed with your own Star Wars tailgate at a campus not too far, far away…

The new collection of apparel and accessories featuring iconic designs from the Star Wars saga is available for more than 50 schools including marquee universities such as Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The apparel is available now at top retailers such as Kohls and Old Navy, and the entire range will roll out to campus stores nationwide this fall.

Take the source link below to check out the complete list of schools that will be participating in this new line of Star Wars apparel. Can't WAIT to see what design(s) the University of Michigan will have!


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Anatomy of a Scene: Dooku Tempts Kenobi
Reported by AdamDB on 11 Sep 2014 20:00
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One of my favorite scenes in the entire Saga actually comes from Attack of the Clones, in a scene labelled on the DVD as “Obi-Wan Captive”, but I always think of as “Dooku Tempts Kenobi.” For a while now, I’ve been meaning to put my (admittedly amateur) analysis skills to the test and really pick apart this sequence.

First, a run-down. The scene begins at just about an hour and a half into the film (1:30:49 on the 2002 DVD), with an establishing shot of a Geonosian structure. We see inside as Count Dooku walks past some Geonosian guards, one of whom barely remembering to maintain decorum as he walks by. He enters a little circular room, in the center of which is a platform with a beam of light emanating from a small generator. Hovering in the center of the light bound in what looks to be something resembling force field tendrils, is Obi-Wan Kenobi, whom in the previous scene we had witnessed get captured and possibly injured through the hologram message sent to Anakin.

The Metro: Millennium Falcon and X-wing spotted in Berkshire – decoding the clues
Reported by Mark on 11 Sep 2014 19:29

As stock light freighters and T-65's arrive in Berkshire I post my latest piece over at The Metro asking where in the Star Wars galaxy these locations could be?

As every Star Wars fan now knows, the Millennium Falcon and 2 X-wing fighters have been spotted at Greenham Common in West Berkshire, which is just a 40 mile drive along the M4 to Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.

With Episode 7 currently back on track and into it’s second chunk of filming at Pinewood the production is approaching the end of it’s primary shooting phase, and with various locations around the UK being used – scenes have been shot at Puzzlewood, Skellig Island and now Berkshire – fans are turning their thoughts to what galactic locations these locations could represent.

Source The Metro
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Road To Celebration Part 2 Begins September 29
Reported by Justin on 11 Sep 2014 18:48

If you have already purchased your ticket(s) to Celebration Anaheim 2015, be sure to keep an eye out for the following email pertaining to the second portion of the Road to Celebration and the awesome Celebration Pin Trading Program (click the image below for a larger view of the email message).

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Will Episode VII Material Appear In Star Wars Rebels?
Reported by Justin on 11 Sep 2014 17:41

Sources have "exclusively" told Entertainment Weekly that elements of Episode VII could be making their first appearance in upcoming episodes of the new Star Wars Rebels animated TV series. I use the term "exclusively" very loosely in this instance as I believe we have already heard about the chances of Episode VII components potentially popping up in Rebels in previous Lucasfilm production crew interviews.

Attention Star Wars fans: Want to see the new ships, locations, characters and weapons that will be in Episode VII? Some of them might make their debut appearance as early as this fall.

The team behind Disney’s other announced Star Wars filmed story, the one that’s being released next month—Star Wars Rebels, which premieres Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD—is creatively in cahoots with the Episode VII team, EW has learned exclusively. Even though Rebels takes place years before the events of the first-released Star Wars film (Episode IV), and is an animated series rather than a feature film, Disney wants to make sure any creative elements introduced in Rebels align with the rest of the Star Wars canon. That way, even with multiple Star Wars projects in various stages of development at the same time, the brand’s world-building will continue in a cohesive and consistent manner.

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Source EW
Teefury Daily Alert: Child Of Mandalore Vs. Three Wook Moon
Reported by Dan on 11 Sep 2014 15:55

It's a Twofury today over at Teefury! Two different Star War-inspired designs are up for grabs today, each featuring a popular character from that galaxy far, far away. Will you pick up "Child of Mandalore" by victorsbeard, or "Three Wook Moon" by sketchboy01? Why not both? :)

Source Teefury
Black X-wing Fighter In Episode VII?
Reported by Justin on 11 Sep 2014 15:02

Making Star Wars has posted another aerial photo from the Greenham Common location that appears to show a black/dark colored X-wing fighter towards the top portion of the image.

Could this be a new X-wing color scheme (or new build design) that we see used in Episode VII?

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Source MSW
T-Shirts: Scoundrel Dogs
Reported by Matt on 11 Sep 2014 14:51

Weekly Shirts are giving you five days and asking for just $12.00 and in return you get this cool tee featuring Mr Green and Mr Bloodstripe having a slight disagreement.

Source Weekly Shirts
Bill McBride & His Amazing Darth Vader Collection
Reported by Justin on 11 Sep 2014 14:25

Impressive...most impressive. Nothing else needs to be said about this story.

Most people will admit they have a dark side, but in the home of Star Wars super-fan Bill McBride, that side of the force is stronger than most.

Sci-fi fan Bill McBride, 42, boasts the world's largest collection of Darth Vader memorabilia and is on a 20-year mission to turn his bedroom into a museum dedicated to the Sith Lord.

Mr McBride, who has spent more than $284,000 on buying Darth Vader merchandise, has spent most of his adult lifeamassing a collection of more than 60,000 items including figurines, artwork and replica lightsabers.

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Source Daily Mail
20" Jakks Pacific Spotted In Bristol
Reported by Matt on 11 Sep 2014 13:36

The new wave of 20" Jakks Pacific Star Wars figures were been spotted by loyal reader blowtorchscortch in Bristols Cribbs Causeway store yesterday afternoon. He sends in these pics showing the figures, which for only £24.00 are a real bargain.

Have you spotted anything new out and about? Take a pic and send us a store report to

SW x SC Josh Borden
Reported by Matt on 11 Sep 2014 12:28

Josh Borden takes the new Santa Cruz Stormtrooper deck for a spin in the stratosphere with a tasty lein air. Checkout the new line of Star Wars X Santa Cruz collectible and shred ready decks/cruzers.

Source YouTube (via RebelForce Radio)
T-Shirts: Rebels of the Galaxy
Reported by Matt on 11 Sep 2014 11:58

Groot and Rocket are inspiring the galaxy of tees with some brilliant Guardians and Star War mash-ups and here's another via Tee Turtle which can be yours for just $12.00.

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Subway Joins Forces With Star Wars Rebels
Reported by Mark on 11 Sep 2014 11:38

Join the rebellion with the kids pak at Subway. Get a 4" sub, a Capri sun fruit crush and BEAR pure fruit yoyos and one of 6 exclusive bags and trading cards will be yours.

For 2 of your 5 a day get down to Subway and grab them before their gone.

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Star Wars Rebels: Chopper and Ezra Earbuds
Reported by Mark on 11 Sep 2014 11:19

How can anyone resist these awesome Star Wars Rebels earbuds via Toys 'R' Us?

$9.99 for Chopper and $19.99 for Ezra, here's the best way yet to listen to those secret Imperial frequencies and start your own spark of rebellion.

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Star Wars Episode VII: Rumour Alert: Is This Daisy Ridley's Costume?
Reported by Mark on 11 Sep 2014 10:31

Could this be Daisy Ridley's costume in the fast approaching Episode VII? Jason Ward at Making Star Wars seems to think so and presents some sketches he's drawn of the images he saw over at the site.

Last night I was able to get a good look at concept art from Star Wars: Episode VII. In particular I was able to look at the concept art for Daisy Ridley’s character. I was with the piece long enough to sketch it out. I had trouble with the loose free-flowing scarf, so I didn’t depict it. She has a ton of detail and gadgets on the costume, so please forgive me for any ambiguities. The pants reminded me of Boba Fett’s pants (they’re not). The knee pads, chest and scarf are a dark blue. The pants are grey. Her arms are a white “bone” looking padding, tied off with brown straps. My sketch looks like she has a hat brim but that is supposed to be a transparent visor. It’s like a solid piece of glass or plastic and you can see her eyes through it. The stances below are nearly identical to the art I was shown.

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Now, This Is Podcasting! Episode 47
Reported by Mark on 11 Sep 2014 10:15

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

Like Han from carbonite, like Darth Maul from the reactor chasm, like Boba Fett from the Sarlacc’s mouth, he has returned! Your host Randy Lo Gudice has returned to "Now, This Is Podcasting!" and he joins Jason Ward, Johnamarie Macias, and Jeremy Conrad to discuss all the latest in Star Wars news. The team have a spoiler free discussion of the first few episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Star Wars: Episode VII resumes filming at Pinewood Studios after breaking to allow Harrison Ford to heal. Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel on Game of Thrones) is cast in Episode VII. We may now know the name of Daisy Ridley’s character. Nathan Hamill and the Lavabear in Skellig Michael. Mizzlewump rumors. Plus more on Star Wars Rebels episode descriptions, a spoiler free discussion of A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller, and Pod People!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Simon Wilkie, The Man Behind The Golden Mask
Reported by Matt on 11 Sep 2014 09:47

We take a look back a few months to an interview conducted by Owen Quinn at The Time Warriors with Threepio costumer and friend of Jedi News, Simon Wilkie.

Do you know what? I love interviewing Star Wars costumers but I’ve never come across C-3P0 before so I was delighted to be introduced to Simon Wilkie. Now Simon is one of the few people in the world to create the Threepio suit and it is simply stunning. This is an amazing story and believe it or not, he only debuted the costume a couple of weeks ago at Star Wars Celebration Europe. What was the reaction to it? Read on and find out and discover what charity Simon does this for and how it has impacted on his life. Let’s just say, you are going to be seeing a lot more of C-3P0 in the coming months.

For the rest of the interview, click here.

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Databurst From the 501st
Reported by Mark on 11 Sep 2014 09:10
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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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When Star Trek Meets Star Wars
Reported by Matt on 11 Sep 2014 09:02

If you're a geek then it doesn't get much better than this. The Maker George Lucas meeting the legendary Leonard Nimoy. Live long, and may the Force be with you!

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   10 September 2014
Disney To Implement Marvel Marketing Strategy With Star Wars
Reported by Justin on 10 Sep 2014 20:09

Disney CFO Jay Rasulo has revealed that the company will be looking to take the same marketing model that has been successfully used with their Marvel properties and apply it to the future of the Star Wars franchise.

Walt Disney, the parent of Lucasfilm, intends on doing for Star Wars what it did for its Marvel superheroes -- including broadening the appeal to female and international audiences and moving lots of toys and other products, CFO Jay Rasulo said Wednesday.

"We are doing what we do for our Disney franchises ... with Star Wars, and it is mirroring Marvel, but we already know the path, so it's going to go faster, smoother, with the same goals," Rasulo said.

Take the source link below for the full article.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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RADIO 1138: Episode 15
Reported by Mark on 10 Sep 2014 20:00

It's time to join Mark Newbold and James Burns for the latest episode of RADIO 1138.

Why are we feeling good? Because it's A NEW DAWN, it's a new day! Join us as we chat new beginnings with A New Dawn author John Jackson Miller, talk UKG news with Gary Hailes, complete our retro chat with the great Irvin Kershner and explore the arrival of Rebels into the Star Wars Fact File with Iain Lowson right here, right now on RADIO 1138!

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | RFR Landing Page | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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Photo Of Two Episode VII X-wing Fighters At Greenham Common
Reported by Justin on 10 Sep 2014 17:26

After the initial story post of the Millennium Falcon being constructed and what appears to be a wrapped X-wing at Greenham Common, we now get the tweet below that shows not one but two X-wing fighters at the ready for Episode VII production.

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Star Wars Rebels Peel & Stick Wall Graphic And Decals
Reported by Justin on 10 Sep 2014 13:21

Head on over to Amazon's website to check out a cool product listing for a Star Wars Rebels wall graphic design that you simply peel and stick to a smooth surface to instantly decorate any room in your house. They also have a listing for an assortment of 17 different Rebels character wall decals as well.

So if you're looking for an eye-opening way to proudly display your love for this exciting new chapter in the Star Wars universe, click each link and order your decals today.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James on 10 Sep 2014 08:55
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Read on for the latest update from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store featuring lots of new pre-orders, arrivals and a sale which features lots of reduced items and great figures from Transfomers, Marvel, DC, video games, and much more!

Star Wars Episode VII: Rumour Alert: Falcon and X-wing Spotted At Greenham Common
Reported by Mark on 10 Sep 2014 08:50

It's more than a rumour - there's definitely half a Millennium Falcon and something in the shape of an X-Wing parked outside Greenham Common in West Berkshire, which is just a 40 mile drive along the M4 to Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.

Whether this is for Episode VII or something else, it's hard to tell at this juncture, but either way imagine spotting this from the air as you fly over what was once RAF and USAF bases as well as home to the Greenham Common Peace Camps.

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   09 September 2014
Britain’s Favourite Brands Revealed In Licensing Study
Reported by Matt on 09 Sep 2014 21:24

Toyworld Mag take a look at the UK's most popular toys, and a familiar space fantasy is flying high again.

A global awareness study from LIMA has highlighted the favourite toy brands amongst Britain’s young consumers.

The study showed that global brands Lego and Barbie dominate both in the UK and abroad, as the brands celebrate their 65th and 55th birthdays respectively, demonstrating the longevity of the brands.

  • Lego
  • Cars The Movie
  • Thomas & Friends
  • Toy Story
  • Hot Wheels
  • NERF
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Wars
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Playmobil

While Star Wars doesn't feature in the girls top ten - yet - it's worth noting that LEGO and Hot Wheels also carry the Star Wars brand, so the GFFA is as strong as ever.

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Star Wars Rebels Lands At UK Disney Stores 27th September
Reported by Mark on 09 Sep 2014 19:30

Starting Saturday 27th September Disney stores here in the UK will be releasing 4 cards per Saturday over the following 3 weeks, bringing together their latest series of collectible cards.

Check Disney Store for more details, and be sure to visit as a password is needed every week to get the cards.

And there's plenty of new product landing in the stores, so get that date in your diary and pay Mickey a visit.

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C-3PO at Nor Con 2014
Reported by Mark on 09 Sep 2014 18:45

He's a great pal of the site and Team Jedi News and we've got all the time in the world for anything that Simon Wilkie is involved in, so check out Simon...err, I mean Threepio as he narrowly dodges those pesky Jawa's.

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Star Wars Rebels: Subway UK Promo Starts Tomorrow
Reported by Matt on 09 Sep 2014 18:20

The Star Wars Rebels promotion starts tomorrow at Subway here in the UK, so get your kids down for a sub and start your Rebels collection.

Adam Driver: Episode VII Is About Character And Story
Reported by Justin on 09 Sep 2014 18:09

In an interview posted on The Wall Street Journal that was conducted by Speakeasy during the Toronto Film Festival, new Episode VII cast member Adam Driver offered up the folllowing comments on the overall feel director J.J. Abrams and crew have planned for the next installment in the Star Wars saga.

You’re filming “Star Wars” now. Is it a real departure for you?

Yeah, I’ve never done anything on this scale before. It’s a very exciting project to be involved with. I love it. When I first met J.J. [Abrams, director], it was all about character and story. That was the first thing out of his mouth, so that’s what we’ve been working on. So, even though it is a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it’s still very human. It’s not taking a back seat to effects or the spectacle of it.

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NY Comic Con 2014: One Month To Go
Reported by Justin on 09 Sep 2014 13:35

Just a quick reminder for all of our Jedi News readers that NY Comic Con will be arriving at the Javits Center in NY city one month from today. Scheduled for October 9-12, NYCC continues to get bigger and better with each passing year, and this year will be no exception with properties like Star Wars Rebels and more on the horizon.

See you all next month!

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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Official Site: Dragon Con Parade 2014: Star Wars Represents!
Reported by Mark on 09 Sep 2014 12:00

Holly Frey takes a look at last weeks events at Dragon Con, focusing on the Dragon Con parade over at

This year’s Dragon Con, held last week in Atlanta, Georgia, was chock-full of Star Wars excitement. Plenty of costumes roamed the multiple hotels of the convention, and Saturday morning’s parade was loaded with fans who set their alarm clocks early and made their way to the staging area when many of Dragon Con’s revelers were just falling into a deep sleep.

I staked out my spot bright and early this year so I wouldn’t miss a thing, and I am so glad I did, even if my eyes were so puffy from lack of sleep that people probably thought I was cosplaying as E.T. I got to be right up close to all the action and saw some truly awesome costumes on display, as well as a whole lot of Star Wars love.

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Coffee with Kenobi: A Quart of Oil with Joe2-D2: Alas, No More Fanfare (Probably)
Reported by Mark on 09 Sep 2014 05:04

Over at Coffee With Kenobi writer Joe Taylor takes a look at the music of the films.

Contrary to what the title says, this blog is not going to be about the potential lack of the 20th Century Fox Fanfare that opened every Star Wars movie from the original in 1977 to the Clone Wars Movie in 2008. Nor will this be a discourse on my views of the Disney acquisition. Instead, this is going to be a discussion of some of the music from the movies. I’ll discuss some of the popular ones, and some of my favorites. And to remind everyone what the songs sound like, I’m going to include some videos. So pull up a chair, turn on your speakers, and prepare for some musical enjoyment!

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Star Wars Report #143: Dragon Con 2014: Rebels, Episode VII, Oh My!
Reported by Mark on 09 Sep 2014 03:28

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

On this week’s podcast, Riley, Bethany, and Mark begin their podcast coverage of Dragon Con 2014!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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   08 September 2014
Star Wars Episode VII: Rumour Alert: Qui-Gon From Episode VII?
Reported by Mark on 08 Sep 2014 23:54

No great shock but it appears that Liam Neeson's Qui-Gon Jinn won't be making an appearance in Episode VII.

With numerous - and totally unsubstantiated - rumours abound that the film will feature Force ghosts, a possible Qui-Gon appearance by a clearly ready and willing superstar like Neeson was a logical leap to make, as was a reunion with his The Phantom Menace co-star Ewan McGreggor.

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Official Site: Happy 80th Birthday Kenny Baker!
Reported by Mark on 08 Sep 2014 23:40

James brings his latest entry to as he looks back to 2009 and an interview he conducted with Kenny Baker, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

What was it like working with the other members of the cast?

Well there were four of us who were really close. Jeremy [Bulloch], Peter Mayhew, Dave Prowse, and myself. I went out with Alec Guinness and his wife a few times; she was a great artist and would spend a lot of the time drawing landscapes of the surrounding areas in Tunisia where we were filming.

During Episode I, Liam and I got drunk on a bottle of red wine one night during filming. There was a wrap party in the desert, it was a very good night, and then the stars were out and Liam and I just sat there, drinking.

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Tosche Station Radio #92: Dragon Con ’14 Recap
Reported by Mark on 08 Sep 2014 23:24

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

Brian and Nanci recap the highlights from Dragon Con on this all-new episode of Tosche Station Radio.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of 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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Star Trek: 48 Years Old Today
Reported by Mark on 08 Sep 2014 23:11

Almost 50 years ago the second Star Trek pilot - Where No Man Has Gone Before - aired on NBC, starting a series of voyages that continue to today.

Hats off to the grand old man of sci-fi, and here's to another 48 years and more.

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New Hasbro Star Wars Rebels 3-Pack
Reported by Dan on 08 Sep 2014 20:59

Here's a sneak peek at an upcoming Hasbro 3-pack, coming exclusively to Toys "R" Us stores this fall. Based on characters appearing in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels, this set includes Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and a "secret exclusive" figure of Obi-Wan Kenobi as a hologram.
4K Blu-ray Expected At End Of 2015
Reported by Justin on 08 Sep 2014 15:49

We get word via an article posted last Friday on that 4K Blu-ray players and associated discs are scheduled to arrive for home theater consumption sometime at the end of next year.

4K Blu-ray is officially on the way. According to Victor Matsuda, Chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association Global Promotions Committee, the BDA expects the specs for 4K Blu-ray to be finalized in the first half of 2015, paving the way for commercial availability by the end of the year. This means we can expect to see actual 4K Blu-ray movies and players available in stores by Christmas next year.

Apart from the jump to 4K resolution (3840 × 2160p) we can also expect 4K Blu-ray to support higher frame rates (up to 60fps), an expanded color gamut along with high dynamic range (HDR), as well as HEVC/H.265 encoding to compress 4K movies more efficiently and allow for higher bit rates. The group is currently exploring the possibility of increasing the disc capacity to 66GB or 100GB.

The news was confirmed by representatives on the show floor at IFA 2014 in Berlin, which opened its doors to visitors today.

Does this exciting announcement open up the possibility of Episode VII (and the entire Star Wars saga for that matter) being released in this new 4K format? We've already been informed of the Original Trilogy undergoing the 4K treatment, so you can bet more is on the way!

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

John Boyega Teases New Episode VII Planet Via Instagram
Reported by Team Jedi News on 08 Sep 2014 13:17

Our collective interest has been extremely piqued here at Jedi News after laying eyes on this latest Instagram pic and accompanying caption from Episode VII actor John Boyega. What new planet could Boyega be referring to here? Let the speculation begin!

New week! New planet!

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IndyCast Episode 194
Reported by Justin on 08 Sep 2014 13:09

Join Ed Dolista and his crew for the latest adventure-filled episode of The IndyCast - your go-to source for Indiana Jones news from all four corners of the globe!

This week Official IndyCast correspondent Mitch Hallock checks out Harrison’s latest film, some new Indy merchandise and has an idea for Indy 5, we have some info about up and coming Indy screenings, some podcast milestones and as usual, we have more of your great emails!

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Toys R Us "Secrets Of Star Wars Rebels" TIE Fighter Video
Reported by Justin on 08 Sep 2014 12:54

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New Star Wars Rebels Team Promo Video
Reported by Justin on 08 Sep 2014 12:49

A new 30-second Star Wars Rebels promo video entitled "Team" has been added to the official Disney website asking fans to become part of the action and help spark the rebellion! Sign me up for that!

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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WHM Summer Rerun - Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
Reported by Matt on 08 Sep 2014 09:44

Join the team over at We Hate Movies.

On the final WHM Summer Rerun of 2014, the guys look back at one of the all-time fan favorite episodes on Ewoks: The Battle for Endor! This show marks the first appearance of Wilford Brimley on WHM and is the second of three times the guys have ventured into the Star Wars universe. Brimley hates that rabbit. The rabbit hates Brimley. The guys don't entirely hate the movie. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor stars Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips, Carel Struycken and Paul Gleason; directed by Jim & Ken Wheat.

Be mindful, there is a LOT of swearing in here.

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Jedi News Competition: Win Copies of A New Dawn Audio Book
Reported by Team Jedi News on 08 Sep 2014 00:00

It's time for our latest competition here on Jedi News and this time we're giving away copies of the A New Dawn audio book, released by Random House Audio.

To win you need to answer this question:

What's the name of Hera's starship?

  • 1: GHOST?
  • 2: TOAST?
  • 3: ROAST?

Get entering and good luck!

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   07 September 2014
Sarlacc Pit 76: Vintage Memories
Reported by Mark on 07 Sep 2014 23:12

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 for another exciting episode of the Sarlacc Pit. This episode we have a first time guest Alex Rybak from Together we talk Star Wars news like Star Wars Rebels first look vids, Disney Park expansion and Robin Williams. Our main topic this show is Vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures from 1978-85.

Contact Information: Sarlacc Pit | Twitter | Facebook

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Treat Inside Star Wars Rebels Head To Head
Reported by Mark on 07 Sep 2014 22:40

With thanks to Jedi News reader M Melia, here's a cool nugget inside the freshly released Star Wars Rebels Head To Head.

Just received the STAR WARS REBELS "HEAD TO HEAD" book and thought you might like to know that on page 52/53 the head to head is between R2-D2 and the RK series pilot droid from Star Tours. It also says in the Showdown at the top of page 53 "R2-D2 is under orders to deliver Imperial data intercepted on Lothan to the Alderaanian embassy on Adarlon. The fastest way there is to take a commuter shuttle, but the stubborn RX droid has a programming glitch that is keeping the ship grounded."

Can't wait to see the shuttle! Cheers, MIK.

A Fan Collects Dave Dorman’s Star Wars Art Into One Place On The Web
Reported by Matt on 07 Sep 2014 21:18

Our pals at Roqoo Depot present this magnificent gallery of the one and only Dave Dorman's memorable Star Wars artwork.

His covers have graced Star Wars comics since Dark Horse’s Dark Empire series back in 1991. He’s also done covers and interior illustrations for Star Wars books like Young Jedi Nights and Dark Forces: Jedi Knight as well as magazines like Star Wars Insider and even Topps trading cards. But most impressive of all is that George Lucas has over 70 of Dave Dorman’s original paintings in his personal collection.

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Official Site: A New Dawn For Star Wars Storytelling
Reported by Mark on 07 Sep 2014 20:47

Jennifer Heddle gives us an insight into this weeks hottest book release, A New Dawn .

Working on a Star Wars book is always an exciting experience, a new opportunity to tell a great story set in my favorite fictional galaxy. But the process behind Star Wars: A New Dawn, by John Jackson Miller — available now from booksellers everywhere — was truly something different. The author, the Del Rey editors, and I were able to work on this with the Lucasfilm Story Group and the executive producers of Star Wars Rebels. It was a great collaborative enterprise that I know is only the beginning of a slew of awesome reading experiences we’re going to be able to bring your way.

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Full of Sith Episode LXXXI: Live from Salt Lake Comic Con
Reported by Mark on 07 Sep 2014 20:24

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

Bryan, Mike, Bobby, and special guest Elias Pate answer questions from a live audience from the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con. They talk about everything from the Uncut Releases to the best lines in the saga and everything in between.

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

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HoloNet News Special Report: Thunderous Applause
Reported by Mark on 07 Sep 2014 20:03

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   06 September 2014
LEGO® Club Show: Quick Brick News! LEGOLAND LEGO Star Wars™ Days
Reported by Mark on 06 Sep 2014 20:22

An all-new Quick Brick News comin’ at you, Club Members! We’re bringing you footage from the awesome Star WarsTM Weekend at LEGOLAND California!

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UPDATED: Star Wars Report: Dragon Con 2014 Coverage
Reported by Teresa on 06 Sep 2014 17:31

The team of reporters and podcasters from the Star Wars Report descended on Dragon con August 29th to September 1st 2014. They had the chance to speak on panels, attend panels and even moderate a couple of panels. We will keep posting updates as they release their coverage. Follow the links below for panel recaps and podcast episodes that are out so far.

Panel Recaps:

Dragon Con Adventure Summaries:

Podcast Episodes:

This episode covers Teresa and Aaron’s abbreviated Dragon Con recap as well as the audio from the Tropes in Star Wars panel they moderated.

Be on the lookout for more podcast coverage episodes as well as more written coverage over the weekend and next week. We will update you as it is posted.

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T-Shirts: Despicable Twins
Reported by Matt on 06 Sep 2014 16:12

You'd better get in quick before these minions disappear. Available via Shirt Punch for just $9.99, and make sure you remember which minion is which.

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The WolfPack Podcast Special Episode: Tom Kane Interview
Reported by Mark on 06 Sep 2014 15:26

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

On this very Special Episode of The WolfPack Podcast, we interview Tom Kane, voice of Yoda, The Narrator, and Admiral Yularen on Star Wars The Clone Wars. We talk about Star Wars The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Ultron, and much more! So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for another episode of The WolfPack Podcast!

Contact Information: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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9 most influential women in Hollywood: Kathleen Kennedy to Angelina Jolie
Reported by Mark on 06 Sep 2014 14:13

Us enlightened folks here in Star Wars land know she's the best thing to happen to the galaxy since the big bang, and Digital Spy focus on that in this article, looking at Kathleen and the 9 most influential women in Hollywood.

When George Lucas handed over the keys to his Lucasfilm kingdom he turned to Kathleen Kennedy, who began her Hollywood career as Steven Spielberg's secretary and swiftly rose through the ranks to produce hits such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and The Sixth Sense.

Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm signaled an aggressive intent to relaunch Star Wars for a new generation – following on from Episode VII, we'll get to see big-screen sequels and spinoffs, an animated TV show, fresh Star Wars comics, novels and video games in a huge cross-media tapestry weaving together George Lucas's universe.

The pop cultural landscape over the next decade could get totally reshaped by Star Wars (and let's not forget Lucasfilm could also revive Indiana Jones), and Kennedy is the one entrusted with steering the ship.

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LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles "Raid On Coruscant" TV Spot
Reported by Mark on 06 Sep 2014 13:00

Get a first look at LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles episode "Raid On Coruscant" in this new TV spot. Featuring classic LEGO humor and characters from the entire Star Wars saga, "Raid On Coruscant" is filled with the Force and brick-tastic fun.

LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles - "Raid On Coruscant" airs Sunday, September 7th on Disney XD at 12pm PT.

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LEGO® Star Wars™ - Tactical Core "Tatooine"
Reported by Matt on 06 Sep 2014 12:31

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The Metro: Star Wars Rebels: How the new show could change the face of Star Wars
Reported by Mark on 06 Sep 2014 12:16

My next article lands over at The Metro as I take a look at the effect next months Star Wars Rebels could have on the wider Star Wars galaxy.

We’re under a month away from the launch of the new Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels. Kids are counting down the days before their new heroes and villains – Steve Blum as Zeb Orrelios, Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger, Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan Jarrus, Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren and Jason Isaacs as The Inquisitor – hit the screens. But almost 40 years after the first film A New Hope hit the silver screen Star Wars isn’t exclusively for kids anymore, and hasn’t been for years.

So how will Rebels strike the balance between exciting kids and satisfying long-time fans?

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DroidVengers... Assemble!
Reported by Mark on 06 Sep 2014 11:38

Check out the latest patch coming from our way via R2-KT's manservant, AL.

I gave artist Darrin Brege the challenge: Could he mash up the Avengers and our favorite droids from Star Wars? Could he make R2-KT a superhero??? Holy smokes, he did it!

Introducing the droids from the Lars homestead like you've never seen them... DroidVengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!

Prints are now available here.

And patches benefiting the Force for Change campaign (UNICEF) can be ordered from R2-KT herself: just $7 apiece free shipping, paypal to - ships in 2 weeks

Many thanks to Darrin for hearing out my crazy concept idea... masterfully executed, good sir!

AL (R2-KT's man-servant)

p.s. R2-KT Subscribers, just tell us how many of these you'd like against your 10-patch subscription. And if you haven't done it yet, become a KT Subscriber and save some money and get in on the exclusive KT offers. PM me for more info.

p.p.s. Lots of other KT patches still in stock, check for info

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T-Shirts: Stars
Reported by Matt on 06 Sep 2014 11:29

Keep your eye on this one, it'll go fast. $10.00 plus P&P via RIPT, but blink and you'll miss it.

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   05 September 2014
RebelForce Radio: September 05, 2014
Reported by Mark on 05 Sep 2014 23:42

Join Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac over at RebelForce Radio.

Satisfy your fandom with RebelForce Radio. This week: Star Wars Episode VII updates including casting, rumors and spoilers! Cool tidbits about the upcoming Disney XD show Star Wars Rebels! Plus, Dave Filoni & Simon Kinberg at SDCC; Jaime King visits Conan, and Star Wars celebs take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Plus, hilarious travel stories as Jason attempts to board an airplane with a giant cardboard Death Star filled with action figures. Kick off your weekend, Star Wars-style, with RFR!

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

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Official Site: Critical Opinion: The Phantom Menace Original Reviews
Reported by Mark on 05 Sep 2014 23:30

My latest article lands over at as I look at the critical opinion to 1999's The Phantom Menace.

As we stand on the cusp of Star Wars Rebels, the sequel trilogy, and the stand-alone movies, it’s sometimes easy for forget the anticipation and expectation that surrounded the release of The Phantom Menace in 1999. Announced in Variety in ’93, with George Lucas beginning work on the screenplay based on notes from the ’70s in November 1994 and filming commencing on June 26, 1997, the anticipation for its arrival couldn’t have been higher. With the release of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition adding new visual effects and cut scenes and that first Internet melting trailer hitting 56k dial-ups everywhere in November 1998, followed by a second trailer in March 1999, Star Wars fans were primed for the second coming of Star Wars — a path that had started at the end of the Dark Times and built and built and built towards May 25, 1999.

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Official Site: Acme Archives Launches "Join The Alliance" Digital Artists Alliance
Reported by Mark on 05 Sep 2014 21:45

Head on over to for news of a new digital artists alliance.

Does waiting for Star Wars Celebration 2015's Artist Alley make you feel like you’re imprisoned in a Death Star detention cell? Well, ACME Archives is here to rescue to you.

The purveyors of fine Star Wars art have announced “Join the Alliance”: a digital Artist Alley at featuring a wide range of prints celebrating a galaxy far, far away. To mark the kickoff of the collection, which will be available from September 5 – 15, caught up with ACME creative director Blake Jones, curator of the online event.

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Cantina Cast Episode 63: Star Wars "A New Dawn" ( John Jackson Miller interview )
Reported by Mark on 05 Sep 2014 19:57

It's time to join Mike and Joao for The Cantina Cast.

Join Mike and Joao as they welcome their very special guest and New York TimesBest-Selling authorJohn Jackson Miller to the Cantina! This is an episode you don’t want to miss. Listen in as they discuss the first adventure of a new chapter to the Star Wars universe: A New Dawn. You will be swept away and consumed by the galaxy far, far away as you are introduced to Kanan and Hera for the first time. *Please be advised that there will be some minor spoilers in this show, predominantly surrounding the leading characters.

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New Star Wars Rebels Chopper Ornament At Toys R Us
Reported by Justin on 05 Sep 2014 19:03

I've said it before and will continue to always say it: It's never too early to start shopping for holiday decorations no matter what time of year the calendar says. So check out this new Star Wars Rebels Chopper ornament that I picked up at one of my local Toys R Us stores earlier today (click the image for a larger view).

The price of the ornament was $7.99.

And as a quick reminder, don't forget about the round Hallmark Rebels ornament that is currently available on the TRU website (I have yet to see this ornament in stores).

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

Official Site: Monsters of The Clone Wars: A Season Two Bestiary
Reported by Mark on 05 Sep 2014 18:20

Follow author Adam Bray as he takes us through Star Wars: The Clone Wars season two bestiary, including such wonders as the brain worms, reeks and jungle rancors.

In Season Two of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, creatures range in stature from squirming creepy-crawlies to behemoths the size of starships. We are re-introduced to new variations on old foes and surprised with helpful beasts that are truly bizarre. The monsters that follow add to our collection of Season One specimens; coming to us in all sizes, shapes and eating habits.

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Star Wars Kidscast Episode 11: Small Screen Themes
Reported by Mark on 05 Sep 2014 17:52

It's time to join your host Chris for the Star Wars Kidscast.

Star Wars Kidscast is back with a fun, new episode. With the recent release of the the theme music to the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series we thought it would be interesting to look back and listen to EVERY intro to every Star Wars TV show (so far). Which show had two different theme songs? Which show didn’t have a theme song at all? Find out here! Also, we look at new releases on the bookshelf including Star Wars Workbooks, Star Wars Rebels tie-ins and Tom Angleberger’s latest (and final) Origami Yoda book: Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus. All that and more on this episode of the Star Wars Kidscast!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter

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Chris Hardwick Loves To Dress As Princess Leia
Reported by Mark on 05 Sep 2014 17:11

So Chris Hardwick loves to dress up as Princess Leia? Hey, each to their own I say...

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ForceCast #319: Pompous Pilot
Reported by Mark on 05 Sep 2014 16:58

It's time to join your hosts Eric and Erik for the ForceCast.

With Erik out for the week, Eric and Justin discuss the new Star Wars Rebels short, the release of Star Wars: A New Dawn, and an Episode VII casting rumor. Plus, Eric and Christian sit down for brunch and a discussion of flashbacks in the second installment of A Plate of Star Wars. TGITF: Thank Goodness It's The ForceCast!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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LEGO® Star Wars™ The New Yoda Chronicles
Reported by Matt on 05 Sep 2014 16:46

An all new Lego Yoda chronicles has hit the iTunes Store today and it's totally 100% free and you can battle AT-ATs on Hoth in your snowspeeder

Also features a trailer vid at the start of the game that has new footage from the upcoming new episodes of the Yoda chronicles cartoon series featuring classic and modern trilogy characters and the further adventures of JEK-14.

I've played a good chunk of the game today and it's great fun for all ages. Hopefully an update will correct some minor control response issues and there's more levels to be unlocked in a update too.

What more do you need to know??? Free and battle of Hoth. Go download it now

Choose your side and join the battle in LEGO® Star Wars™ The New Yoda Chronicles!

Collect the Holocrons to defeat your enemy and take control of the galaxy in a series of fast-paced, action packed mini games. Is your destiny to dominate the Galaxy with Darth Vader™ or become a Jedi alongside Grand Master Yoda?

  • Quest with Yoda™ or Darth Vader™ to discover your destiny
  • Collect the Holocrons to save the day or crush the rebellion once and for all
  • Run, shoot, jump and fly through the LEGO® Star Wars™ universe in style
  • Battle with lightsabers in Kashyyyk and base jump the pits of Utapau
  • Take down Star Destroyers, defeat the AT-AT Walkers and dogfight in space
  • Includes 8 action packed MiniFigure levels and 4 epic Space Battles all in one
  • Featuring 24 iconic LEGO® Star Wars™ MiniFigures and over 12 awesome Vehicles
  • Sign in with LEGO ID to make your victories count on LEGO.COM/StarWars
  • Come back soon for 4 NEW MiniFigure levels and 2 NEW Starship Battles

May the Force be with you!

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Jedi News Events Review: Dragon Con 2014
Reported by Team Jedi News on 05 Sep 2014 01:00
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Greetings Jedi News readers, Riley Blanton of Star Wars Report here! This past weekend I had the privilege of attending Dragon Con. This was my 4th year here and the kind folks at Jedi News are having me share my experience with you.

The following is a veritable ton of selfies I took while in Hotlanta Georgia! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to check out a special video I put together for Jedi News readers.

If you’re interested in all of the Star Wars Report’s coverage of Dragon Con, check out our dedicated (and up to date) coverage page here.

   04 September 2014
Assembly of Geeks: Star Wars Rebels and Rumors
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 23:17

It's time to join Scott, Tricia and Jeff over at Assembly of Geeks.

The Geek Assembly is back - bigger & better than ever. Three weeks ago, Merchman, Admiral Eighties, Fangirl and GANNIN went on a mission to bring more voices and more geeks to the Fantastic Fortress. Mission Accomplished! The Mighty Movie Master, Bobby Blakey is there to greet the geeks as they return and that leads to a discussion about the best & worst geek movies of the summer. We have three very special Star Wars guests: Mark Newbold of Jedi News UK is here to share his thoughts on the latest round of Episode VII rumors. Pete Morrison of Rebels Report joins the assembly to discuss what we can all expect from the Star Wars Rebels TV series. Plus, John Jackson Miller previews his new book Star Wars: A New Dawn, which features Hera and Kanan of Star Wars Rebels. We also try to figure out who the heck Scoot McNairy is going to play in Batman vs. Superman and we discuss Marvel's post Age of Ultron plans. All of this plus, geek assembly members share their opinions on geeky summer movies, Star Wars Rebels, rumors and the new season of Doctor Who.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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“A New Dawn” Audio Trailer by Vanessa Marshall & Jimmy Mac
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 22:47

Check out this amazing audio trailer for the latest Star Wars novel A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller. Voiced by Star Wars Rebels actress Vanessa Marshall and produced for Random House and Entertainment Weekly by RFR’s Jimmy Mac, this excerpt from the book features an unfortunate encounter between Hera and a Stormtrooper. Be sure to read Star Wars: A New Dawn on sale now!

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Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James on 04 Sep 2014 20:09
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Read on for the latest update from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store featuring lots of new pre-orders, arrivals and a sale which features lots of reduced items and great figures from Transfomers, Marvel, DC, video games, and much more!

Full of Sith Episode LXXX: John Jackson Miller
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 18:14

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

This week Bryan sits down with friend and author John Jackson Miller to discuss his new book A New Dawn. Enjoy this look into the new book and many other things Star Wars.

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

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Barely Lethal: Click. Clique. Bang.
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 17:37

Barely Lethal arrives next year starring Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Jaime King and Samuel L Jackson.

And it's directed by a man who dresses up for Halloween as Leatherface and tells people he's Gooner Hansen. Yes, it's Kyle Newman.

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Brand New Celebrity Squares With Warwick Davis
Reported by Matt on 04 Sep 2014 16:26

Join the busiest man in showbiz as Warwick Davis' is the new host of Celebrity Squares returning to TV after many years on Wednesday 10th September at 8pm on ITV.

A brand new series, Celebrity Squares is coming to ITV. Join Warwick Davis and a whole host of famous faces as a simple game of noughts and crosses becomes the funniest game show on television.

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Rancho Obi-Wan 2nd Annual Gala: Auction Preview
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 15:31

If you are attending the Rancho Obi-Wan 2nd Annual Gala 2014 event on Saturday 20th September, then you need to see these right away and make your choices. If you're not yet decided about attending then you need to view these magnificent auction opportunities and then buy a ticket here, and if you cannot attend but would like to bid then check them out right away because there are things here that will literally make you gasp in awe.

Click here to see some true treasures of the galaxy...

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Official Site: Paper Magazine Features Rodarte Star Wars Collection At Skywalker Ranch
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 15:00

It's time to join Amy Ratcliffe over at for her latest fashionably forcetastic blog piece.

Rodarte’s fall 2014 line turned Star Wars’ fans heads when it premiered at New York Fashion week earlier this year. Twitter exploded with photos of models wearing haute couture dresses featuring the binary suns of Tatooine, the Death Star, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and other imagery from the saga. Founders of Rodarte, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, explained they mined nostalgic feelings and their “fascination with storytelling and cinema” to design the chic Star Wars gowns with film stills printed onto silk textiles.

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Descriptions Of First Two Star Wars Rebels Weekly Episodes
Reported by Justin on 04 Sep 2014 14:43
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Christoph Wolf from notifies us of the following episode descriptions for the first two weekly Star Wars Rebels episodes (after the Spark of Rebellion one-hour movie debut on the Disney Channel) set to arrive on Disney XD.

Read on by clicking the "Show Full Story" link at the top if you don't mind spoilers... Groupon: Live Online Interview with David Prowse - Darth Vader
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 14:30

Thanks to Kev Stocker for the heads up - although I'm amazed I missed it, given that my wife is addicted to Groupon - but check out this chance to speak with the dark lord of the sith himself, Dave Prowse via Groupon.

Webcasting site Ginicam presents a chance to take part in an interview with David Prowse this September. Known as the man behind Darth Vader's mask, Prowse also made appearances as the Green Cross Code man and in various roles on a string of British TV shows. Fans will be able to catch the interview, scheduled to last around half an hour, via a live stream of a webcam feed, with Premium Plus ticket holders able to text in their questions free of charge. Those with VIP tickets will be able to speak live with the actor and former body builder during the session.

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Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost Pack
Reported by Justin on 04 Sep 2014 13:45

Our friends over at Yodasnews provide us with a few high resolution images of the new Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost Pack that will be an exclusive to Toys R Us. Three action figures are included in the set: Kanan, Ezra, and a holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi (awesome).

Click the image above or the source link below to check it out.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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Mint in Box: New Collectible Patch
Reported by James on 04 Sep 2014 10:38

Over to our good friend Paul at to tell us about their new collectible patch...

"A little bit more than a year ago, we introduced to you our new Darth Vader Case logo, released and sold as a patch.
Everyone would remember that in 1983, after the nice Darth Vader Case, came another box to put our figures: the C-3PO Case!
It is with honour that we introduce to you our second patch in the shape and colours of the C-3PO Case. Hopefully that will remind happy memories to some of our readers.
The new "MintInBox C-3PO Case" patch is sold for 3,50€ each (Europe) or for 4,50€ each (rest of the world). The shipping fees are included for both."

To order the patch take the link below and ensure you've paid by October 15th 2014 (shipping will start at the end of October).

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Official Site: Meet The Creatures Of Dagobah
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 06:01

Tim Veekhoven takes us for a boggy tour of Dagobah in his latest blog over at

Luke Skywalker calls Dagobah something out of a dream and a slimy mudhole. Even in his playful trickster persona, Yoda objects to Luke’s statement because this slimy mudhole has been his home for more than 20 years (which took roughly only 2.5 percent of Yoda’s entire life). During a story conference for The Empire Strikes Back in December 1977, the possibility of a swampy, eerie and misty bog planet is mentioned as the place where Luke learns about the Force. In a mythological point of view Dagobah functions as a sacred grove. Ralph McQuarrie designed a lot of creatures for Dagobah, but none of them would actually make it into the final movie. Earthly animals were eventually used to populate Yoda’s home, such as American king snakes, a water monitor, lizards, and toads.

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Cancer Gets Lost Auction
Reported by Mark on 04 Sep 2014 03:37

Check out this amazing charity fundraiser, running through util the 27th September and check out the chances to bid for some amazing items.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 1, the Cancer Gets LOST (CGL) memorabilia auction goes live to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Hosted by Blacksparrow Auctions and open to fans and collectors around the globe, this official event will run through Sept. 27 and feature a digital catalog of several hundred items (original props, costumes, DVDs, autographs and other memorabilia) from an array of fan favorites.

And just look what's on offer from the GFFA:

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New Star Wars Bath and Shower Gels Spotted In Poundland
Reported by Matt on 04 Sep 2014 01:13

Spotted in Poundland for just £1.00, so no surprises there. What will you use to wash your darkside?

Star Wars Bookworms Book Club To Be Joined By John Jackson Miller
Reported by Teresa on 04 Sep 2014 00:25

Star Wars Bookworms, my podcast with co-host Aaron Goins, has a book club on Goodreads and Del Rey is supporting the club especially this month since we chose A New Dawn as our book.

John Jackson Miller has joined the book club and will be participating in discussions as well as posting topics to discuss. We also hope to be getting discussion questions from Del Rey too. Join our Goodreads page to follow these discussions!

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   03 September 2014
Jedi News Comic Review: Star Wars #20
Reported by BrianC on 03 Sep 2014 23:59
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A message is received from Princess Leia’s childhood friend Seren Song—a Rebel agent who went undercover in the very earliest days of the Rebellion. Seren has been out of contact for so long that there is no way to know if she can still be trusted, but Leia is willing to give her friend a chance.

But while en route to Seren’s location, the Millennium Falcon, carrying the Princess, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca, is attacked by the infamous droid bounty hunter IG-88.

While the crew has been forced to flee, searching for a safe place to effect repairs on the Falcon, the doubts about Seren and the strain of the mission are taking their toll...

Writer Brian Wood, artist Carlos D'Anda, colourist Gabe Eltaeb and cover artist Hugh Fleming bring us the twentieth and final issue of Star Wars.

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Databurst From the 501st
Reported by Mark on 03 Sep 2014 23:47
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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: Tosche Station Radio: Dragon Con Coverage
Reported by Mark on 03 Sep 2014 23:38

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

The gang are at DragonCon 2014 and here's a list of their numerous podcasts from the con:

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of 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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SDCC 2015: Attendee Preregistration Update
Reported by Justin on 03 Sep 2014 13:01

Please see the following SDCC 2015 registration update posted on the Toucan blog:

Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration will launch sometime in November 2014. Eligible attendees will be notified via email with preregistration instructions and information at least 48 hours prior to the sale. To check if you are eligible for Comic-Con 2015 Attendee Preregistration, please log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account and select the “Registration Info” tab.

Additionally, you must validate your Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID to be eligible to participate in Attendee Preregistration. To validate your badge ID, retrieve your physical Comic-Con 2014 attendee badge and sign in to your Member ID account. Select the “Registration Info” tab and follow the instructions to complete the validation process. For additional details on how to validate your Comic-Con 2014 Badge ID, visit

Badge ID validation will close promptly at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (PT) on October 15, 2014. Be sure to validate your badge ID prior to this date or you will not be eligible to participate in preregistration, even if you attended Comic-Con 2014 as a paying attendee.

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Star Wars Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition From Becker & Mayer Pre-Order
Reported by Justin on 03 Sep 2014 12:44

Point your browser towards Becker & Mayer's website for your opportunity to pre-order their new Star Wars Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition for $99.99. The book is scheduled to begin shipping on October 14. 

The Empire has taken hold of the galaxy. Soon, with the completion of the Death Star, its control will be absolute. To prepare for the influx of military personnel required to complete this phase of the Emperor’s plan, elite Imperial officers have outlined the processes, protocols, and hierarchy each newly-promoted Imperial Commander must carry out to fulfill the Emperor’s vision.

Star Wars®: Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide is written by top Imperial officers from the Imperial Army, Navy, and Stormtrooper Corps. It provides a comprehensive overview of the Imperial war machine—from coordination between the various military branches to Imperial battle tactics, mission reports, and equipment supply chains—and its role within the Emperor’s long-term plan for galactic domination.

Following the Battle of Endor, this copy of Imperial Handbook fell into the hands of the Rebel Alliance. Through handwritten notes left in margins, leaders for the Rebel Alliance, such as Princess Leia, General Madine, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker provide a running counter-commentary to the official Imperial propaganda.

Housed in a protective case that opens with lights and sounds, this never-before-seen Imperial Handbook is perfect for Star Wars® fans—no matter which side of the rebellion they’re on.

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George Lucas To Speak At Chicago Ideas Week On October 17
Reported by Justin on 03 Sep 2014 12:32

As posted on the Chicago Tribune:

Star Wars creator George Lucas has booked his first semi-public appearance in Chicago since announcing his plans to build an art museum on the lakefront next to Soldier Field.

Lucas will speak as part of Chicago Ideas Week's Edison Talks on Friday, Oct. 17 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, according to Ideas Week executive director Jessica Malkin.The day's worth of talks are invitation-only, but Malkin said the public can apply to attend online. If an application is accepted, tickets will cost $99. Malkin said Lucas will speak for about 30 to 45 minutes around midday.

Thanks to @SWAUTOGRAPH on Twitter for the heads up.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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First Look At Blue Sky Star Wars Range For The UK
Reported by Matt on 03 Sep 2014 12:02

Check out this image showing the range of Star Wars stationary coming to the UK via Blue Sky Designs. According to the Blue Sky Designs website these are going to be gracing shelves nationwide very soon.

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Official Site: The Journey To Star Wars A New Dawn
Reported by Mark on 03 Sep 2014 04:09

John Jackson Miller takes us on a fascinating trip down memory lane on a journey to the release of Star Wars A New Dawn over at

I bought my first computer after Return of the Jedi came out and started publishing my own fanzines in high school, but the well of Star Wars stories to write about was already running dry. With the novels petering out after the Lando Calrissian adventures and the comics license ending, it felt like the phenomenon was over. Forget the fall of the Republic: those were the true dark times. For several years, there was only the West End Games role-playing game carrying the torch. It did so admirably, but there was no substitute for having new stories coming out.

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   02 September 2014
Coffee With Kenobi Show # 24: Darth Maul
Reported by Mark on 02 Sep 2014 23:55

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

In today’s show, Jordan Maison of Cinelinx joins us to talk about our topic for Show # 24, Darth Maul. We also discuss the Rebels release date and clips, “Your Espresso Shot with The Bearded Trio” featuring Rob Wainfur, and much more. This is the Podcast you’re looking for!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Preston Comic Con: 25th October 2014
Reported by Matt on 02 Sep 2014 23:15

Check out the Star Wars celebrities on show for this event in Preston, UK on 25th October which brings the Wars and plenty more great sci-fi to Preston.

  • Tim Rose
  • Brian Muir
  • Michael Henbury
  • Shane Rimmer
  • John Wagner
  • Carlos Esquerra

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Stars At Your Service
Reported by BrianC on 02 Sep 2014 23:00

You need to get right over here to Stars At Your Service and check out how to participate in a great fun event that's raising money for Stand Up To Cancer.

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Star Wars Action News Episode 432: A New Dawn for Star Wars Fiction
Reported by Mark on 02 Sep 2014 22:33

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

Brock reviews the new Star Wars novel A New Dawn, Marjorie and Arnie review Black Series Wave 4, plus reports from Wizard World Chicago and Gen Con! Last Spring it was announced that the Star Wars canon was taking a new direction. To pave way for the upcoming Episode VII as well as the Rebels TV series the previous Star Wars "Expanded Universe" was reclassified as Star Wars Legends, wiping the slate clean for a new era of Star Wars stories. That begins today with the release of A New Dawn, the Star Wars Rebels tie-in novel by John Jackson Miller. In this episode of Star Wars Action News Brock joins us with a review of this first novel in a new age of Star Wars fiction. ?Also on this week's show, Marjorie and Arnie review Hasbro's 4th wave of Black Series 3.75-inch figures. From Dagobah Luke to Yoda to Toryn Farr, watch the video to see hands-on reviews of these collector-oriented figures! With reports from Wizard World Chicago and GenCon, eating fresh with Rebels, and much more, it's all in this episode of Star Wars Action News!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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RUMOR: Episode VII Filming NOT Returning To Skellig Michael Island In November
Reported by Justin on 02 Sep 2014 21:49

According to an article posted on The Movie Bit, additional filming for Episode VII will not be returning to Skellig Michael island in November, as was rumored earlier in a story from Latino Review last week.

Contrary to the rumours that we wrote at about yesterday, Star Wars Episode VII will NOT return to Skellig Michael, off the Kerry coast, in November. The Irish Film Board have confirmed that there is no filming scheduled for Skellig Michael in the coming months.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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NY Comic Con 2014: William Shatner Attending
Reported by Justin on 02 Sep 2014 19:21

Appearing: Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Location: NYCC Autographing Area, NYCC Photo Op Area

William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist.

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LEGO Star Wars Slave I (#75060) Images Revealed
Reported by James on 02 Sep 2014 18:54
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At last, images of the eagerly anticipated Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) LEGO Star Wars Slave I have been revealed on YouTube by just2good.

The images show the 1,996 piece Slave I in all it's glory along with the four or five included minifigures, depending if you count the Carbonite block or not.  The minifigures included are a new Boba Fett (with arm print), Han Solo, a new Bespin Guard, Stormtrooper and the aforementioned Han Solo in Carbonite.

We don't know when this will be available yet or price but we expect some clarification very soon.

Read on for more images...

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Star Wars Rebels Resistance Kit On Disney XD Website
Reported by Justin on 02 Sep 2014 14:08

The official Disney XD Star Wars Rebels website has been recently updated to include a new section called Rebel Resistance Kit which has an assortment of items for fans to print out & utilize/collect such as bookmarks, character "Wanted" posters, and more.

Check it out for yourself right here!

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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All 3 LEGO Star Wars Rebels Video Ads
Reported by Justin on 02 Sep 2014 13:37

Big thanks to my friend Johnamarie Macias for sending over the link to this awesome video.

Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinL81

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The Metro: Star Wars Episode 7: What role could Miltos Yerolemou play?
Reported by Mark on 02 Sep 2014 13:35

My latest article drops over at The Metro as I look at the possible roles Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou could play in Episode VII.

In the same manner that Andy Serkis is bringing his Imaginarium Studios team to the production to motion capture characters, perhaps he is providing motion capture material; for sword fights? Who knows, he might be the virtual stunt double for Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, who rumours claim starts the film as a captured Jedi who barely anyone has seen for almost 30 years.

At this stage of the production it’s likely that his role will be relatively minor, but taking into account his handiness with a sword it’s not beyond the bounds of reason that his involvement could extend beyond the end of principal photography and into the post production stage.

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Jedi News Review: The Official Star Wars Fact File Issue 26
Reported by Mark on 02 Sep 2014 12:25
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This issue the Official Star Wars Fact File looks at a daring rescue, a tank droid, a CIS general, a green dancer, a padawan turned bounty hunter, the home of the nightsisters, binoculars and STAPS. Hold onto your Ronto's, we're riding to Anchorhead for supplies...

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Skywalking Through Neverland 45: Michael Kogge - Rise Of The Rebels
Reported by Mark on 02 Sep 2014 11:38

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

Let’s get into some STAR WARS REBELS book discussion as we interview friend of the show and author, MICHAEL KOGGE. He wrote Star Wars Rebels: Rise Of The Rebels and is currently writing several more books related to the new Disney XD TV series.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Welcome to the family!

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Rusty Goffe In Doctor Who This Saturday
Reported by Matt on 02 Sep 2014 11:31

Yet another Star Wars alum joins Doctor Who as Rusty Goffe, who played a jawa and Kabe in A New Hope and an oompaloompa in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, joins the show for this Saturdays Robin Hood episode on BBC 1.

Jedi News Book Review: A New Dawn
Reported by Mark on 02 Sep 2014 04:00
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For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire.

Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives.

But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off...

You couldn't pick a more apt title for the launch of this new and exciting era in Star Wars literature, or a more welcome author than John Jackson Miller. After the crowd- pleasing Legends entry that was Kenobi back in August of 2013 he returns to the galaxy far, far away with a first entry in not only the era of the story group (which will fold in books, comics, televison, movies and video games) but a time period that's been largely left alone, the fallow period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

Beware, mild spoilers ahead.

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John Jackson Miller: A New Dawn Interview
Reported by BrianC on 02 Sep 2014 02:00
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We've spoken to our latest guest on three previous occasions, back in 2006 and 2012 and now he's back once again with the first novel in the new 'canon' era, A New Dawn. Please welcome back to Jedi News John Jackson Miller.

JN: Dark Horse Comics has arguably changed the landscape of licensed comics by delivering sustained duration, quality and diversity - something the industry had began to struggle with in licensed properties. Many say that they have redefined and reshaped that part of the comic world. As a comic historian through your site, how do you think Dark Horse Comics tenure as Star Wars licensee will be defined and remembered?

JJM: It's up there with some of the really important long-duration licensed comics relationships in history, for sure. It's as long as Marvel's relationship with the Conan properties from the 1970s to the 1990s — yet I'm pretty sure the output in terms of number of pages produced for Star Wars was greater. For duration and number of releases, you might have to go back to Western Publishing and its Disney and Warner Brothers comics, which published under Dell and Gold Key from the 1930s to the 1980s to find something longer-running.

And yet what Dark Horse was able to do was a difference of more than scale. By working closely with Lucasfilm and its other licensees, it was able to participate in some unprecedented projects, like Shadows of the Empire, really adding to our notion of what comics inspired by a film series could do. So I think, yeah, it will be remembered as very important for a long time. They certainly helped me.

Jedi News Book Review: A New Dawn
Reported by MarcZ on 02 Sep 2014 00:00
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For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire.

Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives.

But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off...

Author John Jackson Miller, who is coming off his award winning novel Kenobi, which is about one of the most beloved Star Wars characters, was assigned the task of A New Dawn. This story is set about eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, and six years before the new animated show Star Wars Rebels. Besides some short videos released, this is the first true introduction to Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla. While taking place in a time period that we have little to no information about, Miller does a great job of giving us a view of life in the galaxy without Jedi. With ties to events from the prequels and being able to bring in classic images like TIE fighters and stormtroopers, this is a great bridge between the two trilogies.

Beware, mild spoilers ahead.

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   01 September 2014
The Metro: Star Wars Rebels: Why the characters are about to become household names
Reported by Mark on 01 Sep 2014 18:34

My first article of the month arrives over at The Metro as I take a look at the recent Star Wars Rebels 3 minute episodes and discuss just why these characters will be household names in a very short window of time.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Episode 7 is the only thing happening in the Star Wars galaxy right now.

On the contrary, while J.J. Abrams, the cast and crew, Lucasfilm and Disney focus their efforts on the next cinematic installment, a whole new chapter of the Star Wars story is about to explode onto small screens across the planet – Star Wars Rebels.

Over the past few months, fans have been steadily drip-fed information about the show, feeding the inevitable hunger that fans have for the stories of the Star Wars galaxy and building anticipation ahead of its launch in the States on October 3 on the Disney Channel with the regular series starting October 13 on Disney XD.

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REPORT: Miltos Yerolemou To Join Episode VII Cast
Reported by Justin on 01 Sep 2014 17:13

According to an article posted on the BBC, actor and Game of Thrones swordsman Miltos Yerolemou has joined the cast of Episode VII.

Actor Miltos Yerolemou, best known for his role in the first series of fantasy drama Game of Thrones, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

He played expert and athletic swordsman Syrio Forel in Thrones and has taken on several other parts which involve sword fighting during his career.

His extensive experience will inevitably lead to speculation that he may use a lightsabre in the film.

However, his character in Star Wars is not thought to be a major one.

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LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar 75056 On Toys R Us Website
Reported by Justin on 01 Sep 2014 13:12

The LEGO Star Wars 2014 Advent Calendar 75056 is now available to order from the Toys R Us website. Priced at $39.99, only the "Ship-To-Home" option is currently selectable as of the time of this post.

And if I'm not mistaken, weren't the previous LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendars priced at $49.99 when they debuted?

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UPDATED: Is This The Inquisitor's Castle/Fortress In Star Wars Rebels?
Reported by Justin on 01 Sep 2014 12:34

The image above was taken from the new Disney Empire promo video that was posted a few minutes ago. In the background you can clearly see what appears to be some sort of elaborate castle or lair.

Could this be our first look at the Inquisitor's fortress? Click the image for a larger view and I cannot WAIT to find out more about this structure.

UPDATE: Or maybe not.

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New Star Wars Rebels Clips Featuring Hera, Sabine, And The Empire
Reported by Justin on 01 Sep 2014 12:22

In addition to the fourth Star Wars Rebels short posted right beneath this story, we get two new promo vidoes courtesy of the Disney website.

Check out this minute-long video that puts the spotlight on Hera and Sabine, and then point your browser here for a 30-second clip featuring the Empire.

Is it October yet?

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Full 3-Minute Star Wars Rebels Short "Not What You Think" Featuring Ezra
Reported by Justin on 01 Sep 2014 11:56

The fourth and final Star Wars Rebels short, set to air on Disney XD later tonight, is now available for your viewing pleasure via the official Star Wars YouTube Channel. Initially thought to be titled "Property of Ezra Bridger", the correct title of this short featuring Ezra is "Not What You Think".


In “Not What You Think,” a special Star Wars Rebels short, Ezra finds a downed TIE fighter on the plains of Lothal. The young rebel opens the ship’s hatch -- pretending to help the ungrateful Imperial pilot -- and leaves with a few souvenirs.

In you happened to miss any of the previous three Rebels shorts, be sure to check them out at the respective links below.

"The Machine in the Ghost"

"Art Attack"


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