Archive for March, 2017

Essay On Qui-Gon

March 26, 2017

This was posted on Future of the Force on St. Paddy’s Day but I didn’t see it until now:

Qui-Gon Jinn. The wisest of Jedi, and an advocate of the living Force. A critical voice to the Republic’s Jedi Council. A voice in the wilderness, in a period increasingly dominated by bureaucracy, rules and regulation. Qui-Gon was convinced that Anakin was the Chosen One, the one who would bring balance back to the Force.

Star Words Part II

March 24, 2017

Matril has posted the second part of her “Star Words” series:

He is a dutiful, deferent Padawan to Qui-Gon, clearly respectful of his master’s teachings but not opposed to raising questions now and then. We see this in their opening scene, as they discuss Obi-Wan’s elusive “bad feeling” (and I love all the “I have a bad feeling” lines, but since they’re not unique to the prequels, there’s no need to discuss them here) and explore how to follow Yoda’s advice about being mindful of the future, without neglecting the living Force.

Read the rest here!

Prequel Goodies You Can Buy Now Or Soon

March 21, 2017

ROTS Tsum-Tsums from Disney are scheduled to drop April 4.  There are only four in this set instead of the usual seven:  Vaderkin, Grievous, an AOTC era clone trooper (?!), and Obi-Wan.  No word yet on whether there will be t-shirts.  Check out a photo of the set here.

LadyJediScientist found a bunch more independently-produced prequel items:

House Organa necklace

Padmé eyeshadow set

Lip gloss

Funko announced its first wave of SWCO Pop exclusives.  There is one prequel Pop and that is a hologram Qui-Gon:

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Han Solo not included. Apparently more exclusives will be announced. Funko says some will be “shared exclusives,” meaning you will be able to buy them elsewhere but they’re not saying yet which ones. If you’re going to SWCO, you must enter a lottery to get a crack at buying any of the exclusives.

Update: Funko will also be producing a 442nd Clone Trooper for SWCO. If you’re not going to the con, the clone trooper will also be available from FYE and Holographic Qui-Gon will be available at Target.

Rebels, Canon, & Confusion

March 20, 2017

If you haven’t seen last Saturday’s “Rebels,” this contains spoilers:

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Finish The Quote Quiz On Star Wars.com

March 18, 2017

How well do you know the dialogue from AOTC?  Chances are if you’re reading this site regularly, you’ll do pretty well in this star wars.com quiz.  (And if your memory fails you, there’s always Google, heh heh).

Essay Defends Mace Windu

March 18, 2017

Everyone’s favorite bad mo-fo Jedi Master gets some love from this Crossing Sabers essay:

We would expect the Jedi to commune with the Force in order to divine what purpose or action they should apply the clone army to, but instead we see them rush into battle and try to squelch the fledgling Separatist movement with sheer force. When you combine this with Mace’s acknowledgment that their ability to use the Force has diminished, we get our next key: Mace is trying the best he can even though he can see the foundations of the Jedi starting to crumble.

New Qui-Gon Figure Coming From SH Figurarts

March 16, 2017

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SH Figuarts announced it is putting out a Qui-Gon 6″ figure in August. Look for pre-orders soon!

New Series On Prequels Dialogue

March 16, 2017

Matril has a new series on her favorite lines from the prequels and why.  The first part is from early on in TPM and it’s not a super obvious choice.  Go check it out.

 

SWCO Art For Prequel Fans

March 15, 2017

Art show exclusives for SWCO were revealed today (the artists themselves were announced in January) and it looks like just about everything is TFA, Rogue One, or a tribute to Carrie Fisher.  But if you’re going to the con or a really nice friend of yours is picking up a piece for you, here are the PT-related pieces that might interest you:

“Watchful Guardian” by Chris Dee:

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Jason Palmer:

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Jeff Carlisle:

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“Jango’s Finest” by Joe Hogan:

 

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Matt Busch:

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Randy Martinez:

 

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Ahsoka fans should check out art from Lin Zy Busch and Danny Haas (Rebels era).  There’s one all Rebels piece from Alex Buechel.  Acme/Dark Ink will likely have pre-orders soon; the piece has to be picked up at the con.

 

Rebels Trailer With Obi-Wan/Maul Rematch

March 10, 2017

Airing on March 18!

In related news, Clone Wars is staying on Netflix.