Inquisition: The Counter-Reformation of the Sith, Part II

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Be aware: This article is a continuation of Part I, which can be found here

Note: The final paragraph contains some speculation and possible spoilers for season two of Star Wars Rebels.

The inflammatory reputation often associated with the inquisition largely stems from its Spanish iteration, beginning November 1, 1478, under the authority of Pope Sixtus IV, at the behest of Columbus-era’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Having been previously dominated by North African Muslims, at a time in which 200,000 Jews also inhabited the country, the Spanish crown believed their rule, and the unity of their country, required all to be baptized in the name of the Church. There were to be no pretenders nor agnostics, and certainly practitioners of either Judaism or Islam within the purview of the Spanish monarchy. The Pope, Ferdinand, and Isabella agreed that the inquisition could be a valuable tool to uncover those who proclaimed their loyalty to the Church in public, but continued to believe in their hearts, reinforced by observance in secret, Gods and traditions antithetical to Jesus, the Pope, and the divine right of the throne of Spain (Inquisition, 2014).

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Coffee With Kenobi Show # 39: The Music of Star Wars , featuring Steve Torok (115)

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In today’s show, Steve Torok joins us as we discuss our topic for Show # 39, Star Wars music. Steve’s wonderful music has been a fixture here at Coffee With Kenobi, and we look forward to having a cup of coffee with him as we discuss the inspiration behind his music, the power of John Williams, and much more. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss.

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Star Wars Celebration VII Anaheim Experience – Epiblog 3 – “The Return of the Line”

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In Epiblog 3 of my ongoing Star Wars Celebration VII Anaheim experience, we come to…well, more lines. Last month I wrote about the line experience just for day one. This month’s blog will cover the next two days of the convention. It was all about the autographs! This was the first time in all my con years that I pre-purchased autographs. Little did I know just how much time it would take to accomplish. Little did I also know how great it is to meet the stars that are a big part of the movies you love.
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Star Wars No. 7 Brings An New Tale of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine

Star_Wars_7_Bianchi_VariantLong have Star Wars fans wondered what adventures and challenges Obi-Wan Kenobi endured while keeping silent sentinel over Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.

Now, with issue 7 of Marvel Entertainment’s Star Wars, out July 29, they’ll see at least one of those adventures and, hopefully, it won’t be the last.

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Enter the Star Wars Rebels Season Two Art Contest!

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Are you a real-life Sabine Wren? It’s time to set your creative side free with the Star Wars Rebels Season Two Art Contest!

Here’s the official announcement from StarWars.com:

SEASON TWO FAN ART CONTEST
The Ghost crew. Ahsoka Tano. Darth Vader. Star Wars Rebels has changed a galaxy far, far away forever, and StarWars.com is celebrating the upcoming second season of the hit animated series with a new contest: We want you to channel your inner Sabine and create the best Star Wars Rebels art you can!

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Introducing our Patreon Page

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Coffee With Kenobi is excited to announce our Patreon page! 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.

The Coffee Chat prize package features your chance to be on the show, and to have a Coffee Chat with us. 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 going to be a lot of fun!

For those of you feeling particularly generous, you may get the chance to pick a show topic and co-host it with us, or even select the guest and be on the entire show (pending guest approval)! A pledge of $35 also gets you your own #CWK coffee mug as well.

Unlike a Kickstarter campaign, Patreon is a reoccurring monthly donation that helps support our show. A pledge to Coffee With Kenobi goes towards the expense of creating, producing, and recording our podcast, which currently has over 100 shows in two years! Our podcast will always be free to our wonderful listeners; this is just a way to give back to the show.

Monthly fees incurred producing the show (podcast RSS feed; webpage and web-hosting; Skype telephone number for exclusive interviews), keeping our equipment updated (microphones, mixer, etc.), and the travel (gas, lodging, transportation, food) to cover Star Wars conventions, such as Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars Weekends, and Comic-Cons.

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‘Star Wars Droid Tales’ Comes to Disney XD July 6th

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As reported back in February, the Star Wars saga is going to be retold in the form of a new animated LEGO series. Star Wars Droid Tales premieres Monday, July 6th. You can read the synopsis and watch the trailer for the first episode, “Exit from Endor,” below:

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Rebels Reactions: “The Siege of Lothal” (114)

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Welcome to Rebels Reactions, where Coffee With Kenobi examines Star Wars: Rebels through a critical lens. On today’s show, Dan Z, Cory Clubb, & Jeff McGee discuss the Season Two premiere, “The Siege of Lothal”.

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Droids: A Man’s Best Friend

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One thing that Star Wars does exceedingly well is it is able to pull aspects of everyday life into the galaxy far, far away and make them fit right at home. One of the most well-known is the idea and feeling of friendship and camaraderie. Whether it is between human to droid, human to human, human to alien, or even droid to droid, Star Wars is able to foster friendships that make us feel like we are in the characters’ shoes.

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Rebels Reconnaissance: “Siege of Lothal” Review

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*Spoiler warning: This review contains spoilers for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Siege of Lothal.”

“The fear. The anger. The hate.”

With the Inquisitor gone, the thing that the Pau’an feared more than death has arrived on Lothal and our rebels have become part of a larger, much more dangerous world. In true Star Wars fashion, “Siege of Lothal” drops us directly into the middle of the action as the Ghost plays a vital part in a coordinated attack on the Imperials in order to acquire some much-needed fuel. The premiere episode of the second season of Star Wars Rebels (which actually doesn’t officially start until this coming fall) opens on a familiar tableau of starships locked in combat, but everything is much bigger, much more vibrant.

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