Here’s Another New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Short! {Video}

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Today sees the dawn of another new Star Wars Rebels short. The fourth in a series counting down to the premiere of Rebels in October, this short features Ezra – the youngest member of the Ghost crew. Check it out below!

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Check Out Dan Z’s Latest Entry on the Official Stars Wars Blog!

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Our very own Coffee With Kenobi co-host, Dan Z, has a new blog posted over on the Official Site. The latest installment of Dan’s Studying Skywalkers series examines the shared motifs found in the works of William Shakespeare and the Star Wars Saga.

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Melinda’s Brew : Unlearn What You Have Learned

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Luke is muddy, sweaty — obviously looking like he has been putting his body through vigorous exercise. Currently, he is upside down, balancing on his hands. Yoda is perched atop one of Luke’s booted feet. The Jedi Master is directing Luke to move a nearby stone — all in an effort to teach the Jedi-In-Training that which he must learn if he is to become a Jedi. The lesson takes all of Luke’s concentration — which soon is broken by R2D2′s frantic beeps and squeals. Luke’s X-wing has just slipped beneath the surface of Dagobah’s murky lake.

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Why Star Wars?

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Everyday at work my team and I play some very engaging and sometimes physical games of ping-pong. I’m sure you are thinking how physical can table tennis really be, but trust me, it’s a miracle no one has broken a bone they way we, well at least the way I fly around the room. Its nothing for me to knock someone over going to return a ball, which is why I have earned the nickname “The A-Train”. What does this have to do with Star Wars you ask, I’ll tell you.

My co-worker Chad figured out if he gets me engaged in conversation during the game I’m completely distracted and my game goes right down the toilet. Knowing this, the other day he started off with a simple statement as he served me the ball: “Back To The Future is a far better movie series than the Star Wars saga.” Needless to say, i was caught off guard and it showed. My jaw clinched as he began just pouring the gas on the fire he just started with small statements like “Marty McFly was better than Luke Skywalker” and “Biff was a better villain than Vader.” I was about to have a stroke but it did get me thinking, why Star Wars? Why has it had the long-lasting effect and life than other feature film series, i.e. Back To The Future, The Matrix, Lord Of The Rings? What has allowed Star Wars to stand the test of time and remain popular after all these years?

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Production on ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Resumes After a Brief Hiatus

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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that production on Star Wars Episode VII has resumed. The filming schedule had to be reshuffled, and the cast and crew took two weeks off while aspects of the production were reorganized. This brief hiatus was a result of the injury Harrison Ford sustained on set back in June. Now that he has fully recovered, things are being kicked back into gear and the cast and crew have returned to Pinewood Studios in London.

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Faith and the Force: A Guest Blog from Fr. James Worthington

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Welcome to all who are running into my writing for the first time.  We are always told to find something we love and then find someone to let you do it.  Well, so far in my life that has worked out, and I am very grateful to our galactic baristas.  I am a priest of the Orthodox Church, and nothing can make me happier.  When I was ordained to the priesthood, I brought with me a beautiful young family and lots of other interests and hobbies.  Among these interests was a love for the Star Wars universe.  Well, it’s really only a galaxy.  I have a clear memory of my aunt taking me to see Return of the Jedi in Yeadon, PA – I was only 5 when it came out, and in my mind’s eye I can still remember the Star Destroyer entering from the top of the screen and the rumble in that theater.  My aunt likes to remind me and how I wouldn’t stop talking about the movie when it was all over. 

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More ‘Secrets of Star Wars Rebels’ from Toys “R” Us Canada {Video}

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Toys “R” Us Canada has a new installment of their ‘Secrets of Star Wars Rebels‘ series posted. This one is all about the All Terrain – Armored Transport — better known as the AT-AT. Check it out below:

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George Lucas to be Honored by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

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The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will bestow an Honorary Membership to George Lucas in recognition of his use of new technologies for the purpose of “motion picture production and exhibition.”  It is the highest honor awarded by the Society.

Here is a statement from the SMPTE regarding the significant contributions George Lucas has made to the industry:

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