CWK Show #68: “Way Back in the Day”

Dan Z is joined by YouTube and Star Wars superstar Chris Pirillo and Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Co-host (and CWK blogger), Dennis Keithly. The hosts open the show with a number of topics, including talk on the Star Wars 40th anniversary action figures. Jason Brame stops by with a canon update, and Dan Z. gives the news, During the Coffee Chat, the hosts discuss George Lucas turning 73, and they close out the show with email. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Growing Up With Star Wars: After 40 Years, the Journey Continues

The day is almost here and honestly, it’s hard to believe that Star Wars (A New Hope) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. What’s even harder to fathom, is the realization that I’ve grown up right alongside it―we’ve gotten old!

It was the first film that I’m aware of that played in the theater for a full year, giving it the title “blockbuster.” Strangely enough, I still remember going to the theater to see it for the first time. My brother was just super excited, and I was experiencing the movie theater for the very first time. Yes, Star Wars was my first film experience―and it’s left its mark on me. Read more

VIDEO: See Who Won Three Epic Star Wars Experiences from Omaze and Force for Change

The winner of the latest Star Wars: Force for Change/Omaze initiative has been revealed! See the winner’s reaction in the video below:

Jeremy got the surprise of a lifetime: He won the three most epic Star Wars experiences ever! He’ll go to Skywalker Ranch, join the cast at the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and visit the set of the upcoming Han Solo movie.

Jeremy won this once-in-a-lifetime experience by supporting two incredible causes, Starlight Children’s Foundation and UNICEF, on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change.

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Marvel Comics Announces Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO Special #1

This Is The Droid You’re Looking For: Announcing STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1!
Duane Swierczynski and Fernando Blanco bring you the epic adventures of Cassian Andor and K-2SO

New York, NY—May 19, 2017—Cassian Andor and his reprogrammed Imperial security droid K-2SO have a partnership that rivals the closeness of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. But like all great stories, that wasn’t always the case. So how did the great partnership of human and droid come to be? This August, find out the real history between the two characters when Marvel releases STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K-2SO SPECIAL #1, written by acclaimed author Duane Swierczynski (Cable, Punisher: Frank Castle) with art by Fernando Blanco (Marvel Zombies, Thunderbolts).

Despite fighting to protect the galaxy, Cassian Andor and K-2SO haven’t always been on the same side of the Galactic Civil War – and readers will find out why in this new story, which includes the two characters meeting each other for the very first time!

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Mace Windu is Getting His Own Marvel Comics Mini-Series — UPDATED

The Jedi’s Greatest Warrior Charges Into Battle – Marvel Comics Announces STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC – MACE WINDU #1!
Matt Owens and Denys Cowan bring you an all-new tale about Mace Windu

New York, NY—May 18, 2017—The Jedi have always been the galaxy’s peacekeepers…but with the Clone Wars on the horizon, all that is about to change. This August, writer Matt Owens (Elektra) will team with artist Denys Cowan (Nighthawk, Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers) to unveil the exciting story of one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors in STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC – MACE WINDU #1!

One of the most accomplished and storied members of the Jedi High Council, his wisdom and combat prowess are legendary. Now, in this new story, readers will get to see Mace Windu lead his Jedi into battle…and face the ultimate test of leadership!

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Episode 62 of Radio 1138 from Jedi News Network is Now Available

Mark takes the controls this episode as we visit MCM Expo Birmingham and Stoke Con Trent. Mark and James chat with Richard Oldfield, Brian Wheeler and Jim Dowdall while our roving reporter Paul Naylor catches up with Toby Philpott, Brian Wheeler and Hugh Spight. We hear from Dave Filoni and the Rebels Press Conference from Celebration Orlando and funk the Force with Darth Elvis and the Imperials. You can listen to episode 62 on iTunes and email us at with your comments, views and opinions to be a part of the show.

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Audiobook Review: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis, Narrated by Rebecca Soler

“One fighter with a sharp stick and nothing to lose can win the day!” is an absolute statement from Saw Gerrera passed down to his cadre of followers, including Jyn Erso. In the wake of other releases in recent weeks, the audiobook Rebel Rising  by Beth Revis was released this week, somewhat under the radar. To be honest, I did not even know this book was going to be released, but when I discovered it had been published, I went right to reading/listening. One thing is for sure, we know a lot more about the growing up years of Jyn due to the telling of this story.

The audiobook is shorter than your typical run time probably due to the fact that this is meant for a younger audience. The content, however, is far from safe and youthful. This book is pretty dark and covers the time between when Jyn Erso was picked up by Saw Gerrera and the moment she was rescued from the prison by the rebellion. The narrator, Rebecca Soler, was a great choice for this novel because of the fact that she is able to perform a great Jyn style voice. She has also narrated many books in this particular genre.

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