Classic Trilogy Perspective, Part 3: Return of the Jedi – Beware the Power of the Dark Side

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Classic Trilogy Perspective, Part 3:
Return of the Jedi – Beware the Power of the Dark Side

Beware the Power of the Dark Side

Continuing our look at this unique trilogy of retellings of the classic trilogy, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi — Beware the Power of the Dark Side by Tom Angleberger, is perhaps one of the more interesting takes of the three. As in Part 1 and Part 2, I will be asking the following questions:

(1) What scenes or elements have been added to the narrative we know from the film?
(2) What knowledge from other canon narratives are part of this tale?
(3) How has this book influenced or altered our understanding of the film?

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Coffee With Kenobi Show #58: The Star Wars Theme Park Experience at Disneyland & Walt Disney World, featuring WDW Today (212)

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In today’s show, Logan Sekulow and Will Haynes of WDW Today join us as we discuss our topic for show #58, The Star Wars Disney Theme Park Experience at Disneyland & Walt Disney World. We also talk about the new Yoda comic book, a new composer for Rogue One, and Special Correspondent Ryder Waldron gives us a look at this year’s Salt Lake Comic Con.

Nick DiCo returns to look at what’s going on in the world of Star Wars video games, we talk the new 1:1 scale R2-D2 from Sideshow, and reveal an exciting new opportunity for our Patreon contributors. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Princess Leia, an R2-D2 Adventure, But No Replacement for Darth Vader When November’s Marvel Star Wars Comics Are Released

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Plenty of Princess Leia, more adventures with Poe Dameron, SCAR Troopers vs. the Rebel Alliance and Rey faces down Kylo Ren as November’s Star Wars comics feature a bounty of new tales and continuing adventures, along with a brand new R2-D2 tale by Chris Eliopoulos.

The only thing missing? No replacement, yet, for the about to conclude Star Wars: Darth Vader as fans await — with eagerness and a hint of impatience — word on a third ongoing monthly series, not to mention a mini-series to replace the adaptation of The Force Awakens.

We know something’s coming down the space lanes, thanks to Marvel assistant editor Heather Antos, who tweeted Aug. 18 that she was “Starting a pretty awesome new Star Wars project tomorrow. I’m really excited for this one!”

So, too, are comics fans. Until then, there’s plenty of Star Wars tales to be told and read.
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Book Review — IncrediBuilds: Star Wars: R2-D2 Deluxe Book and Model Set

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This is a review of IncrediBuilds: Star Wars: R2-D2 Deluxe Book and Model Set, written by Michael Kogge

IncrediBuilds: Star Wars: R2-D2 Deluxe Book and Model Set is unlike anything I’ve reviewed for Coffee With Kenobi before, and I’m pleased it came my way. As the title suggests, this is a book and model set perfect for Star Wars fans, and in particular fans of R2-D2 — arguably the real hero of the entire saga.

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A Quart of Oil With Joe2-D2: My Thoughts on The Force Awakens

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I’ve seen Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens about one dozen times in the theater, and a couple more times at home. As I’ve viewed the film, there have been little things that stood out to me.

Spoilers ahead!

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Chopper, BB-8, and MORE! These ARE the Droids You’re Looking For!

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Robotics have enthralled the human psyche since the ancient Egyptians developed a steam-operated animatronic statue (1), so it’s really no wonder that the Star Wars saga has always been at the forefront of delighting our hearts and souls with its wide array of droids. From our first introduction to the comical and endearing duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO in 1977, to the absolutely loveable BB-8 in the 2015 release of The Force Awakens, we have undeniably been smitten by these amazing gizmos.

Why are we so enchanted by droids? What is it about them that draws our hearts and souls into their animatronic grasps? Obviously, there are also scary robots and destructive robots, but this piece will focus solely on the positive attachments we feel.

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Review of ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ DVD

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This is a spoiler-free review of LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales.

LEGO and Star Wars go together like ice-cold milk and gooey chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven — which goes a long way to explain the broad appeal of the various LEGO Star Wars animated series we’ve been graced with over the last few years. Such is the case with the new collection LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales, out now on DVD.

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LEGO STAR WARS: Droid Tales Coming to DVD March 1st!

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Your Favorite Star Wars Heroes are Back with Five Complete Episodes that Unleash the Lighter Side of the Force in LEGO® STAR WARS: Droid Tales!

Coming to DVD on March 1, 2016

Exclusive trading card set packed inside each DVD!

Synopsis: The fun begins following the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, at the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. R2-D2 and C-3PO have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing, and suddenly you’re taken on a new journey that leads to the retelling of the entire Star Wars saga, as told by R2-D2 and C-3PO! It’s hilarious and playful, packed with all your favorite interlocking characters. LEGO® STAR WARS™: DROID TALES is intergalactic thrills for the whole family!

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Did C-3PO’s Memory Really Need to Be Erased?

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A long time ago, when I was a small child in a small town, my father took me to see Star Wars shortly after it had opened in theaters across the country. As my father likes to tell it, I feel asleep about half way through. So, I don’t remember a lot about that showing or much about any of the showings I went to as a kid. One thing I do remember being captivated by was the droids. To this day, I’m not sure why that was. As a three and four-year-old in the late 1970s, I’m not sure I had any idea what a droid was supposed to be, but still, something about them captured my imagination. In fact, this was so much so that I remember when I had the opportunity to finally select my first two action figures, I picked out C-3PO and R2-D2. The action figures are long gone, but a soft spot for old Golden Rod was born way back then.

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