Anakin & Padmé Comic Coming From IDW

April 18, 2018

IDW’s Star Wars Adventures series (aimed at younger readers) #12 (July) will focus on Anakin and Padmé.  Gee, that cover sorta seems inspired by something I saw in some other movie recently:

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Old Concepts For Battlefront IV

April 14, 2018

Dork Side of the Force posted some concept art from a decade-old alternate reality in the making for the Battlefront series of games.  These include a Darth Vader who had turned back to the light and got a new life support suit, a light side Darth Maul and dark side versions of your other favorite characters.

The game was in development until Free Radical lost the license in 2008.  This artwork was unveiled by a YouTuber.

AOTC Star Words #29

April 13, 2018

We’re getting near the end of the film.  In secret, two Sith discuss their plans:

Just one scene, and everything that seemed so clear becomes muddy. Dooku, leader of the Separatists, is flying to the very capital of the Republic. He calls Sidious “master” and Sidious calls him by his Sith name, Tyrannus. Wait, wasn’t that the name of the man who recruited Jango Fett for cloning? How could Dooku be connected to both the source of the Republic’s new army and the the droid armies of the Separatists?

After making every sign of being shocked and affronted during the escalating battle on Geonosis, Dooku says now that the start of the war is “good news.” And Sidious replies with a phrase that will be chillingly familiar to anyone who recalls the Emperor’s words in Episode VI.

 

AOTC Star Words Part 28

April 9, 2018

I guess you can say this theme comes up again and again throughout the series:

Indeed. We’ve seen highly skilled Jedi performing extraordinary feats, but till now we could only guess what the great Yoda is capable of. Now, at last, he fights. And it’s exhilarating. His smaller size is irrelevant. He’s everywhere at once, virtually weightless, a little green blur.

And yet, still. “Wars not make one great.” The duel does not end on a jubilant, triumphant note. Dooku flees by playing dirty, forcing Yoda to choose between capturing him and protecting Anakin and Obi-Wan. It makes you wonder if he is thinking of this very conundrum when Luke is torn between finishing his training and rescuing his friends, asking if he must “sacrifice Han and Leia.” And Yoda firmly replies, “If you honor what they fight for, yes!”

Fan Site’s Love Letter To TPM

April 4, 2018

The fan blog Raising A Rebel posted “A Love Letter To The Phantom Menace.”  The author saw the film when he was seven.  Now an adult and a dad, he relates why he still loves the film almost 20 years later:

This was my first time seeing Star Wars up on the big screen and it was as much a transcendental experience for me in 1999 as it was for kids back in ‘77. I’d sustained myself with the original trilogy for years, and I can’t recall a time not being infatuated with the franchise. Despite needing a pee break during the Gungans’ battle with the droid army, I was utterly transfixed.

Star Wars finally felt like it belonged to me and not the preserve of my parents or the previous generation. It was fresh, exciting and mine.

As a bonus, guess who he named his daughter after.

Fantastic Analysis of The Force Theme & The PT

March 24, 2018

The woman who wrote this long Tumblr piece is a professional film composer, so she knows exactly what she’s talking about.  It’s never not interesting to break down John Williams’s work in any of the films.  Check it out!

 

Remastered Eps. I-VI Soundtracks Coming May 4

March 22, 2018

From Star Wars.com:

Disney Music Group announced today that May 4, a.k.a. Star Wars Day, will see the rerelease of John Williams’ original six Star Wars soundtracks on CD — all remastered, complete with new artwork and a collectible mini-poster. This includes A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005), which feature some of the Williams’ most memorable compositions, including the Star Wars main theme, “Imperial March,” and “Duel of the Fates.”

There are links at the end of the article to pre-order ’em.

Clone Wars Forces Of Destiny Episode

March 19, 2018

They’re all entertaining but this one has so many feels:

AOTC Star Words 25: Love Pledge

March 17, 2018

Ah, a favorite scene of many an Anidala fan:

That’s a rather peculiar way to confess your love. No wonder Anakin responds in confusion. She clarifies with a simple, “I love you.” But there is still inherent tragedy to every word she speaks, continuing with “It looks like our lives are about to be destroyed anyway. I truly, deeply love you….and before we die I want you to know.”

From Padmé’s perspective, we can assume she’s referring to the agonizing struggle she has been enduring ever since Anakin reappeared — the conflict between duty and personal happiness, between logic and passion, a life of service and a life lived for herself. Every day that she denies her own feelings, she dies a little more. And on the verge of actual death, she comes to the decision that the price of her self-denial has been too high to bear any longer.

 

New CW Stuff From Forces Of Destiny

March 17, 2018

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Ahsoka crashes a mission Anakin was slyly trying to turn into alone time with Padmé in a brand new Forces of Destiny adventure! New episodes start appearing (probably on YouTube) March 19!