Archive for 2012



Chronicling The Clone Wars  #4

Leland Chee | October 26, 2012

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The Nute Gunray saga continues! Plus, the introduction of Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka.

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“Cloak of Darkness” (S109)

Ahsoka and Jedi Master Luminara escort captured viceroy Nute Gunray to trial, unaware that Count Dooku has dispatched his deadly apprentice assassin Asajj Ventress to free the prisoner and eliminate the Jedi.

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Of Boba Brains and Bantha Blood: Halloween in the Star Wars  Universe

Joe Schreiber | October 26, 2012

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Life is short and eternity is forever, and it’s impossible to gauge the consequences of anything that we undertake — but I can honestly say that way back in 2007, when my agent first approached me about writing a Star Wars zombie novel (as we were referring to it way back then), I had no idea of the far-reaching implications of such an enterprise.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut : Many Different Dagobahs

Casey Pugh | October 26, 2012

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I grew up on Dagobah. Or, the next best thing: Florida. Our Jedi training was slightly different (we paddled boats instead of lifting X-wings) and we had no Yodas to guide us (manatees aren’t good instructors), but we did have an awesome swamp for a backyard.

Which is why it’s so awesome to see fans remake the classic Dagobah scenes. Users are hard at work on The Empire Strikes Back Uncut right now (psst, there’s still time to sign up and claim a scene).

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Interview: Dawn-Lyen Gardner — Steela Gerrera on The Clone Wars

Dan Brooks | October 25, 2012

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As the story of the Onderon rebellion in The Clone Wars reaches its conclusion this weekend, the character of Steela Gerrera has emerged as a breakout star. Evolving from green rebel-in-training to full-fledged, inspiring leader, Steela has earned a place in the pantheon of classic Star Wars heroines. (Don’t be surprised to find a Steela or two ringing your doorbell this Halloween.)

A lot of the credit for the believability of the character’s rise — and her overall likeability — goes to Dawn-Lyen Gardner, the voice of Steela. StarWars.com recently caught up with Gardner over e-mail to chat about taking on such a big role, what it means to play a Star Wars heroine, and why being identified with Steela Gerrera for life isn’t a bad thing.

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F.A.C.T.S.: Belgium’s “Comic-Con”

Tim Veekhoven | October 25, 2012

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Until the 13th century, Ghent was the second largest city in Europe and it was even bigger than London. Silent (but popular) witnesses of Ghent’s glorious past are medieval buildings like Gravensteen Castle, built in 1180. But during rare occasions you can still find noble knights and evil warlocks lingering around in Ghent, only now they are better known as Jedi Knights and Sith Lords. The 20th and 21st of October was not a weekend easy to forget for Belgian Star Wars fans. It was the weekend of F.A.C.T.S. (Fantasy, Animation, Comics, Toys and Space), the largest convention in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxemburg) and one of the largest conventions in Europe.

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Armoring Up for Halloween

Albin Johnson | October 25, 2012
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Cartoon by Bobby Henley, 501st member Star Garrison

Nothing makes Star Wars fans happier than a chance to suit up and show off their costumes. Whether it’s Stormtrooper armor or Jedi robes or even a big box decorated like a Gonk droid, Star Wars costumes have always been popular. Fans my age will remember a day long ago when the only real option at Halloween was building Vader armor out of cardboard. Or wearing the sad little Saran Wrap gowns that said “Star Wars” on it when what you wanted was a faithful recreation of C-3P0’s torso.

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How to Make a Great Pit of Carkoon Bundt Cake

Jennifer Landa | October 24, 2012

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Brain cupcakes. Chocolate eyeballs. Worms in dirt. These are the types of desserts I look forward to eating every Halloween. For this year’s festivities, I wanted to create a treat that puts a Star Wars twist on those traditional spooky desserts. In my opinion, nothing says scary like The Great Pit of Carkoon and the deadly Sarlacc that inhabits it. Being digested over the course of a thousand years is what nightmares are made of!

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What’s Inside Star Wars Insider #137

| October 24, 2012

It’s that time again – the latest issue of Star Wars Insider, the official Star Wars magazine, is making its way to subscribers and newsstands. Here’s a look at some of the top content inside this issue, as well as an important correction that fans of The Clone Wars won’t want to miss.

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5 Scary Star Wars  Scenes

StarWars.com Team | October 23, 2012

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While we all love Star Wars for its positive message, swashbuckling thrills, and seemingly endless amount of Cool Stuff (lightsabers, Jedi, X-wings, blasters, the list goes on…), it’s easy to forget that an essential part of the Star Wars mix is fear. It’s one of the tenets of the dark side, and as such, it plays a big role in the films. And while Star Wars obviously isn’t gore-filled, there are spooky moments, jump-out-of-your-seat moments, and emotionally scary moments. Here’s a rundown of some the scariest scenes and moments from the Star Wars films.

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Halloween on a Budget (Part 2)

Katie Cook | October 23, 2012

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