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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: August 2, 2013

StarWars.com Team | August 2, 2013

Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week! (Spoiler warning: There’s LOTS from Star Wars Celebration Europe.)

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The Cinema Behind Star Wars: The Godfather

Bryan Young | August 2, 2013

The Godfather had a profound influence on the landscape of American cinema after its release in 1972, and the Star Wars universe was no exception.

The Godfather is a masterful exploration of the human side of the mafia and the toll it takes on ones soul and family and was directed by Lucas’s longtime friend and mentor Francis Ford Coppola.

The underworld is a prominent feature of the Star Wars universe, from bounty hunters and mercenaries to the bumbling criminal bureaucrats of the Trade Federation and the criminal largesse of the Hutts.
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SWCE 2013: Photo Gallery

StarWars.com Team | August 2, 2013

Star Wars Celebration Europe featured an amazing collection of fan-made props, sneak peeks at upcoming product (including prototypes from Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Black Series), and attendees from all over the globe. It even had stuffed baby Ewoks in baskets. Check out some sights from one of the biggest Celebrations ever after the jump!

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Trivia Challenge with TeeKay-421

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The TeeKay-421 Quizmeeting is an annual event, feared by all contestants. We thought Star Wars Celebration Europe would be an excellent opportunity to offer fans around the world a taste of what our trivia contests are made of.

After our idea was approved by Mary Franklin, our core team created a series of questions. Before we decided to go with the final selection of questions, we had several debates about which should be included and which shouldn’t. Since every member of the core team had his preferences, we found a great balance between movies, television, source, Expanded Universe, merchandising and behind the scenes. Some of our most difficult questions were abandoned, because we feared nobody would know the answer (the name of the last Snivvian dictator was among the deleted questions). We also immediately decided that the challenge should not be an easy one. There’s just no fun in answering easy questions, is there?

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Becoming Boba: Coming to Terms with an Alter Ego

John "Dak" Morton | August 1, 2013

John Horton as Boba Fett

At Dak’s first Star Wars convention appearance back in 1997, a young fan, maybe 11, comes to his table and asks him to sign his Boba Fett photo. You know the one. Boba’s with Vader, Lando and Lobot in the passageway outside the carbon freezing chamber. Unsure of the protocol, Dak doesn’t know how to respond to this request. Several tables to his right at an angle facing him, Jeremy Bulloch is signing. Dak tells this young fellow to go ask permission from Jeremy. “He is Boba Fett. If he says it’s okay, then I’m good to sign your photo.” Several minutes later the lad makes it to the front of Jeremy’s line; they have a brief exchange; Jeremy looks Dak’s way and gives him the thumbs-up.

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Troopers and Rebels: Behind the Magic at SDCC 2013

Lawrence Green | July 31, 2013

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For members of the 501st and Rebel Legions, virtually every week means another opportunity somewhere in the world to put on our outfits, giving back to our local communities and helping raise donations for worthwhile causes. But it also means having FUN bringing Star Wars to life for fellow fans (and really, for ourselves, too), watching fans getting excited about interacting with their favorite Star Wars characters, and seeing the big smiles that come over everyone’s faces.

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SWCE 2013: Closing Ceremonies – Liveblog

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2013

The grand finale of Star Wars Celebration Europe! Follow along with our liveblog!

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SWCE 2013: “Mark Hamill: The Jedi Returns” Panel – Liveblog

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2013

The galaxy’s new hope — and Star Wars icon — Mark Hamill sits with Warwick Davis for a special chat at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Follow along with our liveblog!

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SWCE 2013: “Jabba’s Palace Reunion” Panel – Highlights

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2013


The puppeteers and actors behind the strange creatures (as well as Jabba’s tail) of Jabba’s Palace appeared together on Celebration Stage with Warwick Davis. Here are some highlights from their Jabba-jibber-jabber.

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SWCE 2013: “The Fett-Tastic Four” Panel – Highlights

StarWars.com Team | July 28, 2013

All four actors who portrayed iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett — Jeremy Bulloch (The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, appearing in full costume), Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, and the voice of the animated Boba in the three-part Season Two finale and in Season Four of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series), Dickey Beer (stunt performer in Return of the Jedi), and John Morton (in a scene Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back) — came together for the first time in a special panel with Warwick Davis at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Here are some highlights and Fett facts!

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