CWK Show #93: “We’ve got a title!”, with Lisa Dullard and Zak Kalina (188)

Dan Z is joined by Coffee With Kenobi Media Specialist, Lisa Dullard and the owner of Zeke’s Comics and Games, Zak Kalina. They start the show discussing the official title for the Han Solo film and the first two episodes of Star Wars Rebels Season Four. Jason Brame returns to talk Forces of Destiny and upcoming Star Wars comics, and Tom brings us up to date on the news.  For the Coffee Chat, Dan Z continues the CWK Book Study on Leia: Princess of Alderaan. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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Leia: Princess of Alderaan & Phasma CWK Book Study Reading Schedule

Excited to read the two latest novels in the Star Wars mythology, but trying to figure out how to fit them into your schedule? Join Dan Z at the beginning of each episode of Coffee With Kenobi as he reads Leia: Princess of Alderaan and Phasma over the next two months, and discusses them a few chapters a time. Here’s the reading schedule:

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Poe Dameron #20

This review of Star Wars: Poe Dameron #20 contains minor spoilers.

Forgive Black Squadron its foibles and internal relationships, rocky and romantic.

This is a cohesive unit with its collective eyes on the prize of smiting the First Order and, at the very least, ensuring the survival of what has quickly become a very unstable and uncertain Resistance.

Writer Charles Dameron and artist Angel Unzueta, along with colorist Arif Prianto and letter VC’s Joe Caramagna, propel readers along a new story arc, “Legend Found,” that guides the series closer to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and gives us a look at Lor San Tekka in action.

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‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Volume I’ Now Available Online

In case you were unable to watch volume one of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny when it aired earlier this month on the Disney Channel, you can now see it online — including the wrap-arounds featuring Maz Kanata.

Check it out below:

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Captain Phasma #4

This review of Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Captain Phasma #4 contains minor spoilers.

If ever you wondered if there was any hope of redemption for Captain Phasma, the final installment of her four-issue mini series easily scuttles any such sentiment.

Without giving too much away for those who have yet to conclude writer Kelly Thompson’s excellent story, it’s easy to say that Captain Phasma is quite true to herself, and only herself.

All others? Disposable, extraneous and of no concern to Phasma. This is important, given the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the preview of which featured a furious bout of combat between her and Finn.
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The Rescue Plan from Jabba’s Palace (Part II)

The Rescue Plan from Jabba's Palace (Part II) - Rebels on the Skiff

In last month’s blog, I began my examination of whether Luke, Leia, and friends actually had a plan to rescue Han from Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi or whether they made things up as they went along. That post ended after most of the major players arrived at the palace, Leia unfroze Han, and Leia became Jabba’s prisoner. This blog begins with the arrival of Luke Skywalker. Before continuing the discussion of the plan, let’s first review the events at Jabba’s palace occurring after his arrival.

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Force and Faith: Luke’s Lonely Exile and Hopeful Return

Some very fun and creative parody accounts are on Twitter, spoofing Kylo Ren’s maudlin behavior, or the loneliness that Luke must be feeling.  Whichever comic geniuses were behind them, they had me laughing many times.  (And I make no endorsement of any blue material I may be overlooking).  They took these iconic characters and looked into their psyches for incredible comedic results.  But the online world of Twitter, Facebook and the like can actually lead us to feeling isolated, which is very similar to the loneliness that Luke must have felt on the heights of Ahch-To.  Luke was a man who grew up in a family, surrounded by friends, and joined the vast rebellion with its camaraderie.  In his exile, he must have experienced a profound loneliness that affected him. Read more

Rebels Reactions: “Heroes of Mandalore”

The final season of Star Wars Rebels has started off what will prove to be a ride wild enough to be part of a theme park and host Aaron Harris is back to end the series with you!

That’s right! Rebels Reactions is back with the review of the season premiere, “Heroes of Mandalore”!  Aaron is joined by Comics With Kenobi’s own Matt Moore and Reactions regular David Modders and together they discuss Sabine’s growth, the conflict on Mandalore, and of course Kevin Kiner’s music! Also, Aaron’s back with his traditional Star Trek reference in a Star Wars podcast.

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Some of Luke Skywalker’s Most Memorable Moments in ‘Star Wars’

Throughout the generations, Star Wars has captured the imaginations of fans and creators alike. Forty years have passed, and yet, Star Wars’ themes still ring true today. Hope, family, love, heroism, and redemption are as relatable now as they were in 1977 and one of the many reasons why Star Wars has remained timeless, becoming a cultural phenomenon.

A recurring theme is the Hero’s Journey and Luke Skywalker is one of the most iconic examples of this monomyth. Even if you have never watched a Star Wars film, most likely, you know the name Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker, the farm boy who became a Jedi like his father before him.

So, in honor of the fortieth year of Star Wars and to gear-up for the upcoming film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ I thought it would be fitting to go back and recap some of Luke’s most memorable moments from Star Wars.

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Schedule Change for Star Wars Rebels!

The schedule for the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels has changed. Starting Monday, October 23, new episodes will debut on Disney XD at 9pm ET/PT and will be repeated during the week. On DisneyNOW, the episodes will premiere at 12:01am ET.

Here’s the official announcement:

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