So if you are behind on the show (catch up!), or if you haven’t been around our Facebook and Twitter feeds, you may have missed that our own Dan Z was in Orlando, Florida for the week so what else were we to do….but have a fan meet up!!!!!
And where else could it have been, but Disney!!!!!
So, at 7:30 PM on Black Friday, while most people were recovering from a long day of shopping, Dan, myself and six of our friends braved the Magic Kingdom crowds and all meet up that the Starbucks on Main Street USA.
One year from when we got our first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes the latest in a series of new TV spots, and this time the focus is on Kylo Ren. Some of us (like myself) are avoiding any new footage before the movie is released, so, if you’re doing the same, keep in mind that there could be spoilers! However, if you’re good to go — Enjoy!
*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Blood Sisters”
Continuing the trend from last week’s “Wings of the Master” this week’s episode, “Blood Sisters” focuses on another member of the crew of the Ghost that has not–to this point–received much of the spotlight. In this case, Sabine Wren comes to the forefront in a fun adventure that sheds just a little bit of light on the Mandalorian’s past.
Tasked by Hera with the transportation of an information courier to a Rebel base called Havoc Outpost, Sabine and Ezra have great difficulty locating their contact. And when they finally do discover that it was a (Gonk) droid they were looking for, they also discover that they were not the only ones in search of it. Rather, a female Mandalorian bounty hunter by the name of Ketsu Onyo has also been in pursuit of the droid.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving (in the States at least, Canada’s was last month, to our friends up North). The history of Thanksgiving dates back to the original English settlers to land in Plymouth, Massachusetts merely 30 minutes from where I currently reside. These settlers needed help from the Native Americans to survive the brutal New England winters and repaid their generosity by gathering to show thanks and celebrate friendship with a feast. We Star Wars fans are on the precipice of a brand new journey in a few weeks with The Force Awakens and I think we should celebrate our Thanksgiving dinner first.
Star Wars: Card Trader – Thanksgiving/Black Friday Releases
Topps Star Wars: Card Trader is getting ready for the big Thanksgiving weekend with some excellent new releases! Here’s a brief outline, followed by all the details in the announcement below:
11/26 Thanksgiving: Vintage Thursday 11/27 Black Friday: Film Quote Fridays 11/27 Black Friday: Black Friday Classic Cards featuring the Force Awakens 11/28 Widevision Saturday 11/30 Cyber Monday: Droid Series
Spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Stealth Strike.”
Ezra has volunteered for a mission with Commander Sato, however the Empire looms. Hera sends Kanan and Rex to the rescue — much to Kanan’s chagrin. However, they need to go undercover as stormtroopers, and Rex has the necessary experience. As it happens, Ezra can handle himself — mostly — although Kanan and Rex might disagree.
Here are some fantastic Black Friday-Cyber Monday offers available to you when you subscribe to Star Wars Insider and/or Star Wars Rebels Magazine!
Star Wars Insider: Black Friday Special Offer!
Free Star Wars: Death Star Collectors Tin when you subscribe to Star Wars Insider Magazine. This fantastic gift includes a special Death Star case with two sets of Top Trumps cards featuring all your favorite characters from Episodes I-III and Episodes IV-VI.
As you get ready to commence your holiday shopping, here’s something awesome from Loot Crate to add to your list for that special Star Wars fan in your life. (Or, you could treat yourself!)
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What prompted you to compile this collection of essays?
I’ve been writing essays and articles about science fiction for years, but primarily on the Internet. There’s only so much you can do online in terms of length, tone and style. Plus, I wanted to preserve some of my notions in a book to make a more permanent artifact. Even though some of the essays (like the title essay) are based on things I wrote online, everything is basically completely re-written. Plus, some essays would only work in a book! Books demand more patient readers than online blog posts or essays, so the writing can be more patient, too. For a book, the essays are on the short side, but I think if these were published online in this form, many of them would fall into that “too long, didn’t read” category. In a book, that’s no longer a problem! You can totally read this book! It’s only 200 pages! But 200 pages online? No one would put up with that.