Archive for July, 2012



Course of the Force: Star Wars in a Nutshell

Alison Haislip | July 7, 2012

Alison Haislip

Alison Haislip here, from such delightfully entertaining programming like G4’s Attack of the Show, NBC’s The Voice, and HULU’s original series Battleground. I’ll be co-hosting COURSE OF THE FORCE. Why? Well… because Chris Hardwick asked me to. BUT ALSO, because I watched all 3 original films, in their entirety, every day, for two weeks, ON VHS, while I had the chicken pox in 2nd grade. And while I may have one or two bad scars from that classic childhood disease, I have so many good scars from watching my favorite sci-fi epic over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over…

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Weekly Roundup: July 6, 2012

StarWars.com Team | July 6, 2012

Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed last week, including the fourth season of The Clone Wars on Blu-ray and DVD, the start of Course of the Force, updates on Celebration VI and more!

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Introducing… Ashley Eckstein

Ashley Eckstein | July 6, 2012

Editor’s Note: For fans of The Clone Wars, and a huge number of Star Wars fangirls, our newest contributor needs no introduction. But for the rest of you, we’re pleased to introduce Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano and the entrepreneur behind Her Universe, a company specializing in awesome sci-fi apparel and accessories designed just for women. Ashley has appeared in this blog in the past, but starting today, she’ll be joining us as a regular blogger!

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Course of the Force: The Fan is Strong with Me

Alex Albrecht | July 6, 2012

Alex Albrecht

My name is Alex Albrecht and I’m a Star Wars nerd. I say this with pride. As a child of the ‘80s I, like most of us, fell in and out of love with many different nerdy things over the years. My love affairs included trysts with the likes of Inhumanoids, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Visionaries as well as many others. What did they all have in common? I stopped being enamored with them all. All except one, Star Wars.

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Course of the Force: Star Wars Changed My Life

Chris Hardwick | July 5, 2012

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I was born in the 70s. I don’t remember much of it, other than seeing Steve Martin live in Vegas with my parents, “Bewitched”, and a vague notion of un-ironic green shag carpet. My greatest memory from the otherwise greasy time period was undoubtedly seeing Star Wars in the theater on opening weekend. My dad and I had dropped my mom off at the airport back in the days when you could smoke on planes and walk people to their gate. We left the terminal and went straight to a movie theater to see what this space movie business was all about.

One hundred and twenty-five minutes later (no, I’m not counting the previews for whatever disco-themed movies probably ran) my brain was altered. A New Hope had grabbed my tiny imagination by the scruff and shook it for all it was worth. I saw the movie again. And again. And again.

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Star Wars Insider at Celebration VI

StarWars.com Team | July 5, 2012

Limited Edition Anniversary Issue with 3D Comic Strip!

Be the first to get your hands on this special limited edition of Star Wars Insider #136, featuring an ultra-rare Star Wars 3D comic strip — unseen in North America. This exclusive 3D strip prequel to Episode I: The Phantom Menace features Anakin Skywalker, showing off his Podracing skills on Tatooine, while Darth Maul destroys battle droids while being trained up by evil Darth Sidious. The spectacular action on Tatooine and Coruscant comes to life with awesome 3D glasses, free with every copy of the magazine.

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Course of the Force: A Lightsaber’s Journey to Comic-Con

StarWars.com Team | July 5, 2012

The Force is strong with Chris Hardwick.

Check out his epic journey from Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic all the way to the Santa Monica Pier to deliver the Course of the Force lightsaber, encountering the likes of R2-D2, Boba Fett, and The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman along the way.

Happy 4th Of July!

Katie Cook | July 4, 2012

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Who knew Wookiees and Tusken Raiders had so much in common? Happy Fourth of July from all of us at StarWars.com!

Katie Cook is a cartoonist and writer. She is kind of a big deal… to her cat. You can find her art and comics at katiecandraw.com, gronkcomic.com and find her mumbling like a raving lunatic at on Twitter @katiecandraw.

Introducing… Katie Cook

Katie Cook | July 3, 2012

Editor’s Note: Star Wars fans, and visitors to StarWars.com, are bound to recognize Katie Cook’s work, as well as her… unique… sense of humor. We’ve written about her a few times before, and are huge fans of her comics — some of which you can share as Star Wars eCards. And now we’re pleased to have her with us as a regular contributor. She’ll take it from here.

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Course of the Force: Will You Be My C3PO?

Katie Linendoll | July 3, 2012

Hi hi! Katie Linendoll here from Spike TV’s “All Access Weekly.”  I am super pumped to be running in Course of the Force!  As many of you know Course of the Force is an Olympic-style lightsaber torch run from Santa Monica to San Diego in preparation for Comic-Con.  Naturally, I asked my mom to design a one-of-a-kind light-up R2 costume for me. Why?  Because I’m obsessed with R2!! From R2 ice cube trays, an R2 robot that patrols my home and my R2 Xbox, he is the one and only man for me. Anyhow, mom delivered a custom R2 costume with an English twist (including fascinator) -formally dubbing it “R2-D2 Across the Pond” – nerd amazingness!!  She also hand-painted R2 shoes!  What do you think??

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