Coffee With Kenobi Show #56: Paradoxes in the Star Wars Universe, featuring Riley Blanton (200)

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In today’s show, Riley Blanton makes his Coffee With Kenobi debut  as we discuss our topic for Show # 56, paradoxes in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Celebration London just ended, and with all of the incredible announcements, we have a lot of exciting Star Wars things to talk about! Nick DiCo is back to share his thoughts on Star Wars video games as well.

In Collector News, we look at Jyn Erso’s Rogue One Action figure, and reveal a brand new way to experience Coffee With Kenobi at home with your favorite beverage. So, pull up a chair, grab your favorite Star Wars mug and let’s have some Coffee With Kenobi!  

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Win A Coffee Chat with the Coffee With Kenobi Patreon Page!

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Want to be a guest on our show, help us interview one of our guests, or interview us on a special podcast of your very own? Interested in Coffee With Kenobi swag, including a tee shirt or coffee mug, featuring our award winning logo? The Coffee With Kenobi Patreon page is for you!

Through Patreon, listeners get the chance to help support Coffee With Kenobi, and to have even more opportunities to be a part of the show. Each donation is an entry to win your very own Coffee Chat, as well as even more amazing experiences.

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My Ambivalence to Thrawn in Rebels

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Some of the biggest news coming out of Celebration Europe concerned Rebels. Dave Filoni, Tiya Sicar, and Sam Witwer took the stage at Celebration to discuss many of the developments for the upcoming season of the Disney XD show. Sabine, Tiya Sicar’s character, is armed with many new gadgets. Chief among them is a jetpack. Darth Maul, voiced by Sam Witwer, continues to pursue Ezra Bridger as he searches for direction in the galaxy. Many other developments were revealed, but perhaps the biggest announcement was saved for the season three trailer. Grand Admiral Thrawn is coming to Rebels. Everyone is excited. Well, almost everyone. I’m ambivalent. Let me explain why.

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Check Out Ashley Eckstein’s Star Wars LEGO Gown from the Her Universe Fashion Show

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10,000 LEGO® Blocks Create
First-Ever Geek Couture Gown
for Host Ashley Eckstein at The
Her Universe Fashion Show
at San Diego Comic-Con!

The third annual HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW took place Thursday, July 21 at San Diego Comic-Con. Host and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein wore an original “little block dress” made of LEGO®; and designed by 2014 Audience Award winner Andrew MacLaine and brick artist Nathan Sawaya.

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Hasbro SDCC Star Wars Panel | Fan Figure Vote Winner and NEW Reveals

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Did you cast your ballot in Hasbro’s Fan Figure Vote? The winner was announced today during Hasbro’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con and the next Star Wars fan favorite to get the 6″ Black Series treatment is Jaina Solo! She beat out Starkiller, Captain Rex, Mara Jade, Dengar, and Darth Talon. Talk about tough competition!

Also revealed during the panel were six fully articulated 6″ Black Series figures, 3 3/4″ scale figures, Luke Skywalker’s Return of the Jedi lightsaber, and die-cast helmets.

Check out the images below:

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Celebration Europe | Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Panel [Full Video]

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: (L-R) Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Wen Jiang, Donnie Yen, Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Gwendoline Christie take a selfie on stage during the Rogue One Panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2016 at ExCel on July 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: (L-R) Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Wen Jiang, Donnie Yen, Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Gwendoline Christie take a selfie on stage during the Rogue One Panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2016 at ExCel on July 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)

It has been one week, but the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel is now available to watch online (minus a certain spoiler). Gwendoline Christie handled her hosting duties with charm and humor, and the cast of Rogue One seemed to enjoy their first big moment in the spotlight — especially Ben Mendelsohn! If you haven’t seen the panel yet, you’re in for a treat. Enjoy!

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Celebration Europe: Carrie Fisher — The Princess Diaries [Full Video]

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Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, held court at Celebration Europe this past weekend, accompanied by her faithful and ever-present companion, Gary. Hosted by Warwick Davis, this is one panel I missed on the live stream (overslept!), so I’m really looking forward to watching it now. Also included is an interview with The Star Wars Show. Find both videos below:

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Check Out the Award-Winning Star Wars Fan Film ‘Emergence’

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Once again, the creativity of Star Wars fans comes front and center. The Star Wars-inspired fan film, Emergence, recently won Best Picture Under $5000 at the Underfunded Film Festival and FilmQuest Film Festival, and it is now available to watch online.

View some original artwork, behind-the-scenes images, and the film itself below:

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All-New SDCC Fashions Available Now at Her Universe

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Can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con? Not a problem. Her Universe has all their latest SDCC fashions available to order now on their website! Star Wars, Marvel, Star Trek — whatever your fandom, Her Universe has you covered!

Start shopping right here: HerUniverse.com

Thank you to Her Universe.

Core Worlds Couture: DIY Upscaled T-shirt Tank Tutorial

Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs

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In this special edition of Core Worlds Couture, you’ll be learning how to upscale those old t-shirts of yours into awesome tank tops! The best thing about it? You’ll feel like you went shopping and got new clothes…for FREE!!!

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Celebration Europe: Anthony Daniels and EA Star Wars Panels [Two Full Videos]

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Two more panels from celebration Europe have been released online. First, “Anthony Daniels: Without Protocol” was a hoot and, if you missed it, don’t pass it up this time around. Second is the EA Star Wars Panel, for all the gamers out there. You can watch both panels in their entirety below:

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