StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: January 18, 2013

StarWars.com Team | January 18, 2013

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week!

WHITE HOUSE RESPONDS TO DEATH STAR PETITION, GALACTIC EMPIRE RESPONDS TO WHITE HOUSE

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Earlier this week, the White House issued its official response to a petition that called for the government to build a Death Star. In “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For,”, Paul Shawcross, chief of the science and space branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget, cites budget constraints and the fact that “the Administration does not support blowing up planets” as reasons that a Death Star will not be built.

In turn, the Galactic Empire issued a statement on the US government’s decision not to proceed with the construction what is commonly known as a “technological terror.” Affirming the Empire’s military superiority, Governor Tarkin claimed, “Such destructive power can only be wielded to protect and defend by so enlightened a leader as Emperor Palpatine.”

CELEBRATION EUROPE NEWS

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Tickets are now on sale for Celebration Europe! Head on over to the official Celebration Europe site to buy your tickets and pre-order special items. Dave Filoni, supervising director of The Clone Wars has been confirmed as the first official guest of the show.

THE CLONE WARS SEASON FIVE, EPISODE 14 PREVIEW

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The wait is over — Darth Maul returns to The Clone Wars! Tune in to Cartoon Network tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Eminence,” and see the next phase in Darth Maul’s plan for revenge against the Jedi. Check out StarWars.com’s preview of “Eminence,” in which Darth Maul and Pre Vizsla discover they share a common enemy…

In case you missed it, be sure to check out last week’s episode of The Clone Wars, “Point of No Return,” streaming for free on StarWars.com, as well the accompanying exclusive featurette, “The Big Bang.”

THE JEDI PATH E-BOOK NOW AVAILABLE

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On January 15, The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force was released as an e-book for the iPad, Nook, Kindle, and other platforms. The e-book is an enhanced edition, with new features and content only possible in the digital format. Check out author Daniel Wallace’s blog post on why he’s excited about this new version, and what you can expect.

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