All New Star Wars Day at Sea Experiences Revealed

From Disney Parks Blog:

Brand new experiences featuring the Dark Side, the Resistance, the droids and more are coming to the Disney Fantasy when Star Wars Day at Sea returns on 15 special sailings this January through April. Check out some of the new out-of-this-galaxy experiences that are setting sail:

The Dark Side

  • To kick off Star Wars Day at Sea celebrations, in a one-time experience the night before the event, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers will march into the ship’s atrium for an Imperial takeover.
  • Kylo Ren will appear in “Jedi Training Academy,” where young Jedi-in-training summon their courage and the Force to face off against Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.

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Take 25% Off Your Order at Po-Zu in Honor of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

The world is celebrating the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week, and Po-Zu Footwear is no exception. Now through Sunday, December 17 (midnight UK time), take 25% off your order using discount code TLJ25! 

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(Pre-orders excluded from this offer.)

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The Physics of Star Wars — An Elegant Weapon for a More Civilised Age?

An elegant weapon for a more civilised age?

Or so says Obi-Wan as Luke opens a lightsaber for the first time and wields it with somewhat haphazard skill. You know the scene. You’re kind of relieved that Luke’s holding the sabre the right way up as he schvrmmmmmms the blade through the darkness of Obi Wan’s hut on Tattoine. You imagine yourself holding the sabre, feeling its weight in your hand, lunging forward with grace, poise and that sound. Not as clumsy or as random as a blaster, Obi Wan observes, and that’s the beautiful thing.

Disappointingly, however, the laws of physics mean you can’t actually use light this way – light simply travels on until it hits an object, so a controlled blade of this kind can’t exist unless you could confine plasma as a hot gas by means of a complicated magnetic field. Even if you could, says Professor Carsten Welsch, Head of Physics at the University of Liverpool and Head of Communication for the Cockcroft Institute, you also wouldn’t be able to see the blade of the sabre unless you looked directly into it -– ‘in which case it would probably be the last thing you’ll ever see.’

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Check Out the Star Wars Collection from Angel Jackets

Sure, it’s getting cool outside. Winter is almost here! If you’d like something to help keep you warm, but would also like to show off your fandom, be sure to check out the Star Wars collection available now at Angel Jackets. The entire jacket collection is also perfect for cosplay! Dress like your favorite heroes — Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Finn, Poe Dameron, Jyn Erso, or Cassian Andor! Special deals are also available in the lead-up to Christmas, so if you need that one perfect gift, you’re in luck!

Here’s a selection of the jackets below:

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‘Jedi Mania’ Hits the UK  ahead of the launch off ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

A DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE!

 ‘Jedi Mania’ Hits the UK  ahead of the launch off Star Wars: The Last Jedi

• Lightsaber duels staged in London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham
• Londoners delighted by Jedi duel in London skate park and on the South Bank
• Instagram sensation Matt Scutt teams creates stunning lightsaber photography series
• Lightsaber combat is a growing, fun sport for children and adults

Two martial arts experts surprised and delighted Londoners with a spectacular lightsaber duel as ‘Jedi fever’ hit the UK ahead of the highly anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Thursday.

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Star Wars Book Review: ‘Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor’ by Ryder Windham and Adam Bray

Official Synopsis:

Features a Foreword by John Boyega

Just in time for the next blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this unique and beautifully designed compendium with removable features traces one of the franchise’s most iconic characters—the stormtrooper—from initial development through all nine Star Wars movies to their many iterations in TV, comics, video games, novels, and pop-culture.

Star Wars: A New Hope, the very first installment in the beloved science-fiction series, introduced the Imperial stormtroopers—the army of the fearsome and tyrannical Galactic Empire. Charged with establishing Imperial authority and suppressing resistance, these terrifying, faceless, well-disciplined soldiers in white have become a universal symbol of oppression.

Star Wars Stormtroopers explores these striking warriors and their evolution in-depth for the first time. Ryder Windham and Adam Bray trace the roots of their creation and design, and explore how these elite troops from a galaxy far, far away have been depicted in movies, cartoons, comics, novels, and merchandising.

Filled with photographs, illustrations, story boards, and other artwork, this lavish officially licensed book comes complete with removable features, including posters, stickers, replica memorabilia and more, making it an essential keepsake for every Star Wars fan, as well as military, design, and film aficionados.

Review:

Honestly, I was never one to give too much thought to stormtroopers. Which is one reason why I wanted to read Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor by Ryder Windham and Adam Bray. As a Star Wars fan of a certain age (ahem), I try to explore all aspects of the saga when chance arises, especially ones I never really looked into before. Much to my pleasure, Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor examines every iteration of the iconic trooper, from Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept up to the present day, in an engaging and informative manner.

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Star Wars Flash Sale — Save $100.00 OFF the Special Forces TIE Pilot Helmet from Anovos! Today Only!

Here’s another special deal from Anovos!

TODAY ONLY! Save $100.00 USD off the IN STOCK AND SHIPPINGStar Wars: The Force Awakens Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot Wearable Helmet using discount code* SFTIE100— shop now!

* Discount code for new orders exclusively. Does not apply to Payment Plan orders. Limited stock and limited time offer only. Ends 11:59 PM PT on 12/10/17.

 

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Star Wars Flash Sale — Save $100.00 OFF the Shoretrooper Helmet from Anovos! TODAY ONLY!

Here’s a special deal available today only from Anovos:

TODAY ONLY! Save $100.00 USD off the IN STOCK AND SHIPPING Star Wars Shoretrooper Wearable Helmet using discount code* SHORE100 — shop now!

* Discount code for new orders exclusively. Does not apply to Payment Plan orders. Limited stock and limited time offer only. Ends 11:59 PM PT on 12/09/17. 

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Funko Star Wars Update: Mystery Mini Keychains, Vice Admiral Holdo, and More

Funko has a few Star Wars related updates as we speed toward the opening of The Last Jedi — New Mystery Mini Keychains, an Admiral Holdo Pop!, plus additional items currently available at Funko.

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Reminder: Coffee With Kenobi’s Policy Regarding ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Spoilers

It’s that time of year — Star Wars spoilers are hitting the internet, and the minefield will only get more tricky to navigate as we get closer to the premiere of The Last Jedi. As you all know by now (or will soon enough if you’re new around these parts!), Coffee With Kenobi is a spoiler-free zone. The podcast, website, and our social media accounts — we want them to be safe for everyone, especially those looking to avoid spoilers or speculation. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL! DO NOT post spoilers on our website or social media outlets. If you do, you will be banned. No questions, no debate, no negotiations, no appeals. We take this stance very seriously, and we hope you do as well. The CWK team will also be scaling back our social media presence a bit as we await TLJ. We’re almost there! Enjoy the movie, and may the Force be with you!

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