Chosen One Series On Cantina Cast

September 27, 2016

Earlier this year, Cantina Cast posted a series of essays about Anakin’s arc through the prequel trilogy that are definitely worth reading.

The Chosen One: The Boy

The Chosen One: The Padawan

The Chosen One: The Fallen Knight

Fan DIY Stuff

September 25, 2016

ladyjediscientist posted on her Tumblr page a DIY project for a bomber jacket and for bags using patches, pins, keychains, and stuff you can buy on Etsy and Society 6.

A Bunch of Stuff To Read

September 22, 2016

Becca Benjamin at Coffee With Kenobi posted Star Wars: Return of the Prequels:

But getting back to my point, the prequels are returning to Star Wars. For the simple fact that in order for them, the story group, to tell the story, they must start at the beginning. Even if that means taking a step back and going back in time, back to where it all began. In other words, “Everything starts from here” and if you saw the new Japanese poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, those words are captioned directly below Jyn’s image – along with, “Another Star Wars.” Again, just like poetry, the storytelling rhymes.

It talks a great deal about “The Prequels Strike Back” and how the films work with each other.

As for some oldies that I missed, here is The Geek Nerdom’s 8 Prequel Moments That Lucas Planned In 1977 from back in June and from early August, Comic Books Galaxy’s 8 Reasons Why Star Wars Prequels Should Be Given A Chance.  Now, I have to say I disagree with the way the latter frames the OT (i.e. you don’t have to be against one to be for the other) but it is interesting to see the perspective of a younger fan whose Star Wars experience started with the PT and doesn’t see the OT as some mythical thing of perfection.

And last but not least a very thoughtful piece on what it means to be a Star Wars fan:

Obviously, I’m being very general, because hardly every Star Wars-related webpage has content of that nature, but so many do. If this was what you had to do to call yourself a Star Wars fan, then I didn’t want to be one anymore. Why? Because I passionately love the prequel trilogy (Episodes I, II, and III) and consider them to be highly underrated films. I also have no problem at all with the special editions of the originals, although admittedly I don’t have the proper background to take sides on this debate. I have actually never seen the unaltered cuts of the originals (Episodes IV, V, and VI), but I do know the bulk of the changes that have been made in the special editions. From my perspective, these changes have no effect on any of the elements that made Star Wars what it was to begin with, and it seems a little irrational to me that so many fans are complaining that the unaltered cuts are no longer available, because the cuts that are available tell the same story with the same characters.

Darth Maul’s Greatest Moments According To Star Wars.com

September 20, 2016

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.

It’s Time For Another Ask SWPAS!

September 19, 2016

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…)

Marvel’s Upcoming Yoda Arc

September 16, 2016

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” Online Today

September 14, 2016

“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!

Who Is The Second Most Powerful Man In The Empire?

September 14, 2016

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.”

Essay From A PT Generation Fan

September 14, 2016

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.

TNT/TBS Win T.V. Rights To All Star Wars Flicks

September 14, 2016

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