Announcing the Newest Winner of the Coffee With Kenobi Patreon Coffee Chat!

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One of the many rewards that contributors to the Coffee With Kenobi Patreon page can achieve is the Coffee Chat prize package. This reward means that you are able to have a Coffee Chat of your very own with co-hosts Dan Z & Cory Clubb; you pick the topic, we record and release the conversation, and you answer our five questions at the end of the show. It’s a show all about you and your Star Wars fandom, and it’s a lot of fun! We have just selected the latest Coffee With Kenobi Coffee Chat winner, and the winner is …

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Comics With Kenobi Issue # 14 (163)

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It’s been awhile, but not as long as the wait for Episode VIII is going to be.

Still, it was worth it, given co-hosts Matt Moore and Jeff McGee dive into the comics released since our last issue back in January. (Has it really been almost a month?) and also examine the final sales estimates for comics in 2015, as compiled by John Jackson Miller at his Comichron website.

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A Quart of Oil with Joe2-D2: Why are Star Wars and Star Trek So Popular After So Many Years?

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Important dates referenced in blog entry

• Star Trek the original TV series debuted 1966
• Star Wars debuted 1977, The Empire Strikes Back debuted 1980, Return of the Jedi debuted 1983
• Battlestar Galactica debuted 1978
• Buck Rogers debuted 1979
• Star Trek: The Motion Picture release date 12-7-79, 13 years after the original series came out
• The Phantom Menace released 1999, 16 years after what we thought would be the last Star Wars movie we would ever see.
• Disney purchases Lucasfilm 2012.
• Star Wars release calendar (http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/star-wars/241723/full-star-wars-movie-release-calendar)
• The Force Awakens released 2015, 10 years after last Star Wars movie and three years after Disney purchased Star Wars.

This month’s blog entry topic is something that’s been floating around in my noggin for quite some time and something that I’ve wondered about for a long time — Why have the Star Wars (SW) and Star Trek (ST) franchises both survived after periods of long hiatus, without the advent of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, while other movie franchises like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Matrix trilogies, and Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies have dwindled in popularity when they were taking over movie houses in the early 2000s?

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Considering Canon – The Emperor/Vader Conversation

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#starwarscanon: Considering Canon – The Emperor/Vader Conversation in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Please note, this article contains spoilers for Marvel Comics Darth Vader 001-012.

While the current canon content for Star Wars is in its infant stages, various eras have already begun filling in with stories.  Most notably, the time span between Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, has been a playground for various authors.  Looking at Marvel’s Darth Vader series, we will show how a particular scene can be understood differently within the context of canon stories.

Oftentimes when discussing Star Wars, we try to uncover the motivation and thought process behind dialogue and actions.  Let us consider this particular scene from the DVD release of Empire, when the Emperor makes contact with Darth Vader during the Asteroid Field chase.  Underneath, I have written one interpretation of the motivation behind each line considering only the content of the films.

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Star Wars Rebels: New Video and Images Available for “The Call”

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New Video and Images Available for “The Call” –
the next episode of Star Wars Rebels on February 10 at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD!

While on a mission to obtain fuel for the rebel fleet, the crew works to protect space creatures called Purrgills from the mining operation that threatens the creatures’ lives.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Recon for “Legends of the Lasat”

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*SPOILERS* for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Legends of the Lasat.”

On a tip from a returning Hondo Ohnaka, Ezra takes the lead on a mission to rescue refugees from the Empire. Turns out, the refugees are Zeb’s own people and they are in search of a new home, one that has been prophesied…. a prophesy Zeb is reluctant to believe.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Wins Four VES Awards!

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Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Leads Feature Film Wins with 4 Awards; “The Good Dinosaur” is Top Animated Film Winner; “Games of Thrones” and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins

Los Angeles – Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 14th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 23 awards categories. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the big winner of the evening garnering four awards, with The Revenant close behind with three wins. The teams from The Good Dinosaur (animated feature), Games of Thrones (photoreal episode) and SSE (commercial) led the wins in their respective categories, taking home three awards each.

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Planet Zak’s Star Wars Collection Makes a Bold Style Statement

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Planet Zak’s Star Wars™ Collection Makes a Bold Style Statement

Spokane, WA (February 3, 2016) – There are some things that never go out of style. There are others that become even more fashionable as time goes on. Star Wars falls firmly in the latter category. The iconic characters and symbols of the Star Wars Saga have become fashion statements that help define a sense of style for both new and old generations alike. And to give those generations a new way to express that sense of style, Zak Designs is expanding its Planet Zak collection of on-the-go drinkware to include a new collection that features the classic Star Wars characters no one can get enough of.

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Check Out RADIO 1138 Episode 37

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Welcome to RADIO 1138, brought to you by the Jedi News Network. This episode we strike out for the Illenium system and bring you more exciting The Force Awakens and Star Wars Rebels season two interviews. We wax wookiee with Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo in his first ever podcast interview, discuss the arrival of a young Princess Leia to season 2 of Rebels with Julie Dolan in the first Star Wars interview she ever did and talk Tuanul village with Jakku villager ‘girl with the rifle’ Gloria Garcia. All this, The Force Awakens screening at Pinewood Studios, Darth Elvis, Brian Cameron talking with Steve Owens of the Glasgow Science Centre, Mark on the BBC and more on episode 37 of RADIO 1138.

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‘Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know’ Nominated for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award

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Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (by authors Adam Bray, Michael Kogge, Cole Horton, and Kerrie Dougherty) has been nominated in the category of Favorite Book of 2016 for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards!

Nickelodeon released the nominations for its annual Kids’ Choice Awards and Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated several categories, including Favorite Movie, Favorite Actress and Favorite Video Game. DK is pleased to share in this excitement with its Favorite Book of 2016 nomination for Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

A USA Today, Indiebound, and Publishers Weekly bestseller, Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is crammed with weird Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating “Did you know?” Q&As. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars, what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims, and more in this ultimate fan guide that The Washington Post calls, “captivating enough that it could be projected by R2-D2.”

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