Earlier this year, Cantina Cast posted a series of essays about Anakin’s arc through the prequel trilogy that are definitely worth reading.
Star Wars.com only had five greatest moments to pick from but I would’ve put his appearance in Robot Chicken in an ambulance chaser “ad” just behind his big entrance at the beginning of the lightsaber fight in TPM.
I haven’t done one in a long time so I guess it’s long overdue. Ask away in the comments and I’ll give you my spit take!
(I’m busy writing stuff for another site as well as content for this site…)
Star Wars #26 will kick off an arc telling a pre-TPM tale starring Yoda.
StarWars.com: I’m guessing it’s pre-Phantom Menace. So is it a young Yoda of 600 years old? [Laughs] How far back are we going?
Jason Aaron: [Laughs] I don’t know if we’ve put a pin in exactly when it takes place. It does take place before Phantom Menace. We do get a brief appearance by Qui-Gon and young Obi-Wan, so that’ll probably help date it.
This sounds really interesting. I can’t wait to read it!
“The Prequels Strike Back” now available on Amazon, VHX, and YouTube.
George Shot First is running a promo where if you purchase the film digitally and submit proof, you’ll get a 15% off discount on your next order!
According to this interesting post on MakingStarWars.net, it’s not who you think it is.
To introduce this idea we are going to focus on a character that appears harmless at first glance but actually holds the power to manipulate not only the people around him but events on a galactic scale. This character is Mas Amedda, Palpatine’s right hand man during the prequel films. When I tell people that he is the second most powerful person in the galaxy I’m met with one of two reactions. Either “Who is Mas Amedda?” or “You’re clearly a crazy person.”
Eleven Thirty Eight.com has an essay I think many of you here will enjoy. The author is a fan who got into Star Wars through the prequels and here he is expressing what the films mean to him:
It was the most transformative cinema experience of my life. I was pulled through the screen and into a galaxy that was bigger and richer and open to more possibilities than I could have imagined. From the renaissance beauty of Naboo to the towers and skyscrapers of Coruscant, it was true cinematic magic.
It also fulfilled my desire to know more. There was the Republic and the Senate that I had heard of, and the Sith – a name I had read but had never seen defined. Most of all, there were the Jedi at the height of their powers. The speed, athleticism and ferocity of the duel between Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul took my breath away, and it still does so today. It fired my imagination, and I spent many hours daydreaming about being a part of that world. The gloomy foreshadowing of Anakin’s eventual fall to the dark side assured me that this was just the beginning of a spectacular journey.
Turner’s TNT and TBS cable networks have just won the t.v. rights to air all of the Star Wars films. In what must’ve been a “fun” negotiating process, Turner snagged the license from Disney and Fox. Variety says the deal runs through at least 2022 and it was worth $250 million, covering a total of 11 films. That includes Eps I-VII, “Rogue One,” VIII and IX, and “Han Solo! The Spinoff.” TFA just started airing on Starz, so you will not see it until 2018. “Rogue One” will not air until 2019.
But you won’t have to wait long for George Lucas’s SW flicks because TNT is going to start airing them in the U.S. next week.
The Wrap very nicely posted the schedule, but I’ll save you the click:
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET/PT) – The Phantom Menace
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) – Attack of the Clones
Thursday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) – Revenge of the Sith
Friday, Sept. 23
8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
Saturday, Sept. 24
10:45 a.m. (ET/PT) – The Phantom Menace
1:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – Attack of the Clones
4:55 p.m. (ET/PT) – Revenge of the Sith
8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) – The Empire Strikes Back
Sunday, Sept. 25
5:15 a.m. The Phantom Menace
8:15 a.m. Attack of the Clones
11:20 a.m. Revenge of the Sith
2:25 p.m. (ET/PT) – Star Wars: A New Hope
5:10 p.m. (ET/PT) – The Empire Strikes Back
8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET/PT) – Return of the Jedi
2 a.m. (ET/PT) – The Phantom Menace