The Death Star Attack Briefing Room

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Recently, I was home from work without anything planned. I decided to watch Return of the Jedi because it had been a while since I just sat down and watched it. One of the thing that always impressed me about Star Wars films was how much detail and story inhabits each scene. One example of this is the briefing room scene for the attack on the second Death Star. This well-designed scene includes character development, exposition, world building, and consequences in three carefully crafted minutes of the film. Read more

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CWK Show #73: “That’s a whole different ballgame”, with Swara Salih & Tom Gross (169)

Dan Z is joined by Beltway Banthas co-host, Swara Salih & CWK newsman, Tom Gross. They begin the show with the news of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leaving the untitled Han Solo film. Jason Brame and the hosts discuss categorizing ancillary characters in Star Wars, and Tom gives the news. For the Coffee Chat, they play a few rounds of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit. They close out the show with your tweets. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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Melinda’s Brew: The Force Springs Forth

Melinda's Brew

Can you feel it? There’s an energy pulsing through the air. It’s palpable. It’s electrifying. It’s so strong I can feel it coursing through every pore of my being.

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The Road to Celebration, with Three Weeks to Go (251)

The Road to Celebration returns as Coffee With Kenobi‘s Dan Z & Cory Clubb discuss the latest Star Wars Celebration hype, news on the upcoming Han Solo film, and break down key moments from Star Wars Rebels penultimate episode in Season Three, “Twin Suns”. With three weeks to go, Dan and Cory discuss:

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Limited Time Pre-order — ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Han Solo Replica Costume Jacket

Become the galaxy’s most beloved scoundrel with the Han Solo replica costume jacket from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! It’s the latest pre-order available now from ANOVOS:

Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, was one of the great leaders of the Rebel Alliance. ANOVOS is proud to offer the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo Jacket made in genuine leather with magnetic closures and a fully lined satin interior. This replica costume jacket is only available to pre-order for a limited time so act now to secure yours!

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Force and Faith: Abundant Life Blooming in the Desert

The Star Wars community tends to boil things down to a lowest common denominator.  While we all have Wookieepedia bookmarked and a vast knowledge TIE fighter models, we find the conversations being whittled down to likes or dislikes, goods or bads.  We polarize our conversations instead of finding deeper levels of understanding through true understanding, dialog and compassion.  If you think I’m nuts, have you ever persuaded someone with your theory about who Snoke is?  When talking to someone with an opinion on midichlorians, have you changed your mind?  There is a call to something greater, though.

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Star Wars Valentine’s Day Quotes

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching I wanted to provide some useful Star Wars quotes that can be used on that special day of love. These lines are helpful in a variety of situations, including when you are given the wrong gift, give the wrong gift, need to redeem yourself after giving the wrong gift, forget a gift altogether, or just want to express that you know your significant other loves you. Good luck. You’re gonna need it.

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The Star Wars Show | Why Are There No Handrails in Star Wars? How Rogue One Recreated Classic Sets

This week on The Star Wars Show: News of the Han Solo standalone movie, exclusive character posters for Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Empire’s End, Pablo Hidalgo visits the set of Rogue One, and co-host Andi Gutierrez sits down with Rogue One co-producer John Swartz. Why are there no handrails in Star Wars? Find out below:

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Coffee With Kenobi Show #63: Rogue One’s Impact on the Mythology of Star Wars, featuring tha Mike Pilot (244)

 

In today’s show, Tha Mike Pilot returns to discuss our topic for Show # 63, Rogue One’s impact on the mythology of Star Wars. We also look at the announcement of the new title for Episode VIII, Han Solo casting announcements, Celebration news, including Star Wars Galactic Nights, Nick DiCo discusses Star Wars video games, and Jason Brame updates us on the Star Wars canon. 

In Collector News, we look at the Galen Erso action figure announcement and discuss Star Wars Bluetooth speakers and the Geek Fuel subscription box. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Chewbacca and the Life Debt

Chewbacca and the Life Debt

The untimely passing of Carrie Fisher causes contemplation of many things Star Wars. Recently, I was taken back by General Organa’s first scene in The Force Awakens. After her arrival on Takodana after the battle between the First Order and the Resistance, Chewbacca interrupts her reunion with Han Solo for a hug. The affectionate smirk on Leia’s face when the “walking carpet” embraces her is quite touching. This got me to thinking about Chewbacca. For decades now, Star Wars fans have known that Chewbacca has a life debt to Han Solo. To my knowledge, the story of the life debt originally comes from Legends material. The “life debt” was a Wookiee custom of pledging service typically in response to rescuing that Wookiee or saving its life. Over the past couple of years, new material established the life debt in the current canon. However, the exact nature of Chewbacca’s life debt to Han Solo is vague. For many reasons, I find this more satisfying.

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