Who Trained Luke Skywalker?

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We all know Luke Skywalker was trained by Ben Kenobi and Yoda (that’s one hell of a pairing) but at the end of ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Luke was a very struggling Jedi still in training despite training under Yoda- yet at the start of ‘Return of the Jedi’ we see a full Jedi trained Luke. So what happened? Well here are some thoughts based on the ever growing current continuity. Continue reading

Top Star Wars Characters

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Happy Star Wars day everyone! And to celebrate May the 4th- I’m looking at my top 5 favourite Star Wars characters and sharing them with you all, and boy did this take some pondering and editing; as it appears this list could have easily gone about 10 characters longer. However lets get this going Continue reading

Weekly Recommendation: Star Wars- Shattered Empire: Journey to the Force Awakens

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Star Wars has taken over this week, with the reveal of the new trailer and the Pre-booking for Episode VII smashing not only box office records but also websites- so it seems only fitting the end to ‘Shattered Empire’ hits shelves this week also and gave us some nice glimpses at what may be to come in the future of the Star Wars movie universe. That’s why it’s this weeks Recommendation. Continue reading

Weekly Recommendation: Star Wars Clone Wars Trade paperbacks

This may seem like an odd recommendation given the length of time these have been out and that some of the stories have been done in the ‘Clone Wars’ animated series, however I still feel that the original trade paperbacks based between Episode II  and Episode III contain some great stories and some great character work in a brilliant world. Continue reading

Pixar does Star Wars?

20140123-101830.jpgWhen Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars many felt it was only a matter of time before Pixar managed to to get their infamous hands on the beloved franchise, and it appears that that time may be arriving sooner than anyone thought. Could you imagine a Pixar imagined Chewbacca or  Han Solo, i personally feel it would be amazing, so lets look at what we know Continue reading

Star Wars Rebels first footage

Concept art from R.McQuarrie

Concept art from R.McQuarrie

The new animated series from Lucasfilm, is set between Episode III and Episode IV and takes place during a time where the empire is beginning to cement its power across the universe and the rebellion is beginning to form. The first trailer for this has arrived, and its clear from the outset that the influence of original star wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie’s work has been as big an influence as we heard it would be.

The series is set to début on Disney XD in 2014- and will hopefully be as entertaining as the Clone Wars series has been. No information is available yet to the characters that will appear in rebels- but im hoping for a few small references to some of the characters that appear in the later movies, Han Solo anyone?!

This isn’t the only Star Wars television news recently– but it is the only concrete news and the only teaser we’ve seen so far. And the teaser does promise us the rise of the the Jedi- so if that doesn’t sound exciting I don’t know what does.