This week The Star Wars Show gives us updates on Marvel’s Star Wars comics, hot baby names news, and an interview with Lucasfilm Animation’s Carrie Beck. All that and so much more can be found in the video below:
Mark takes the controls this episode as we visit MCM Expo Birmingham and Stoke Con Trent. Mark and James chat with Richard Oldfield, Brian Wheeler and Jim Dowdall while our roving reporter Paul Naylor catches up with Toby Philpott, Brian Wheeler and Hugh Spight. We hear from Dave Filoni and the Rebels Press Conference from Celebration Orlando and funk the Force with Darth Elvis and the Imperials. You can listen to episode 62 on iTunes and email us at email@example.com with your comments, views and opinions to be a part of the show.
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“One fighter with a sharp stick and nothing to lose can win the day!” is an absolute statement from Saw Gerrera passed down to his cadre of followers, including Jyn Erso. In the wake of other releases in recent weeks, the audiobook Rebel Rising by Beth Revis was released this week, somewhat under the radar. To be honest, I did not even know this book was going to be released, but when I discovered it had been published, I went right to reading/listening. One thing is for sure, we know a lot more about the growing up years of Jyn due to the telling of this story.
The audiobook is shorter than your typical run time probably due to the fact that this is meant for a younger audience. The content, however, is far from safe and youthful. This book is pretty dark and covers the time between when Jyn Erso was picked up by Saw Gerrera and the moment she was rescued from the prison by the rebellion. The narrator, Rebecca Soler, was a great choice for this novel because of the fact that she is able to perform a great Jyn style voice. She has also narrated many books in this particular genre.
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Grab your bookmarks, it’s time to Take Cover as we focus on the writings of the Star Wars galaxy. This month Brian, Matt and Mark discuss the latest comics, books and magazine news and Brian catches up with Florian of Jedi Bibliotek. You can listen to episode 17 here on iTunes and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments, views and opinions to be a part of the show.
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Planning a European getaway this summer? If you’re a Star Wars fan (and of course you are!), you just might want to add Disneyland Paris to your travel plans. Why? Because Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain is now open! What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the saga?
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