Some very fun and creative parody accounts are on Twitter, spoofing Kylo Ren’s maudlin behavior, or the loneliness that Luke must be feeling. Whichever comic geniuses were behind them, they had me laughing many times. (And I make no endorsement of any blue material I may be overlooking). They took these iconic characters and looked into their psyches for incredible comedic results. But the online world of Twitter, Facebook and the like can actually lead us to feeling isolated, which is very similar to the loneliness that Luke must have felt on the heights of Ahch-To. Luke was a man who grew up in a family, surrounded by friends, and joined the vast rebellion with its camaraderie. In his exile, he must have experienced a profound loneliness that affected him. Read more
Throughout the generations, Star Wars has captured the imaginations of fans and creators alike. Forty years have passed, and yet, Star Wars’ themes still ring true today. Hope, family, love, heroism, and redemption are as relatable now as they were in 1977 and one of the many reasons why Star Wars has remained timeless, becoming a cultural phenomenon.
A recurring theme is the Hero’s Journey and Luke Skywalker is one of the most iconic examples of this monomyth. Even if you have never watched a Star Wars film, most likely, you know the name Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker, the farm boy who became a Jedi like his father before him.
So, in honor of the fortieth year of Star Wars and to gear-up for the upcoming film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ I thought it would be fitting to go back and recap some of Luke’s most memorable moments from Star Wars.
These reviews of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will contain spoilers.
The Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume One premiered on the Disney Channel Sunday night, and it showcased a mix of old and new. Some episodes from the first run released during the summer were interspersed with new episodes, along with interludes featuring the delightful Maz Kanata (voiced by Lupita Nyong’o) as our guide through these adventures. (One of the new episodes, “Newest Recruit,” was released early and has been reviewed here.)
Here are my reviews for the latest episodes:
Yesterday we got our first look at the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny television special that makes its debut on Disney Channel in October. Now we’ve got a look at accompanying Adventure Figures revealed at Hasbro’s HASCON FANmily event earlier this month. The new figures feature Kylo Ren and Rey along with A New Hope-era Princess Leia with R2-D2.
Check out the images below:
“STAR WARS FORCES OF DESTINY” TELEVISION SPECIALS DEBUT
OCTOBER 1st AND OCTOBER 29th ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Moments both big and small shape our heroes destinies in two half-hour “Star Wars Forces of Destiny” television specials on Disney Channel in October.
Featuring a total of eight never-before-seen installments, these specials showcase compilations of the popular animated shorts featuring Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and Padmé Amidala, as well as new episodes including Han Solo, Hera Syndulla, Finn, Maz Kanata and many others.
Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs
Welcome back to another edition of Core Worlds Couture! This week, its a two-for-one-deal: a review and a jewelry tutorial!
A few weeks ago, I was searching for some simple porg merch – namely a badge-pin to add to my ever-growing collection – and I ran across a re-tweeted post in Twitter from @My Squadron Goals. So, I clicked on over to the Etsy store (named Squadron Goals) to purchase the pin, and was greeted by an adorable arrangement of Star Wars goodies: enamel pins, phone charms, stickers, and bumper stickers. The shop owner, Courtney Morelock, was kind enough to agree to send me a few phone charms and pins, in addition to the porg badge-style pin I had purchased. As it turns out, Courtney is also one half of “Who Talks First,” a podcast she co-hosts with her friend, Solo.
When IDW Publishing chief creative officer and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall jumped up on the publishing panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando to announce Star Wars Adventures, I was intrigued.
Marvel’s been publishing Star Wars comics since January 2015 and has, largely, done a fine job with adding to the Saga’s canon and giving readers monthly does of stories and adventures.
But Ryall spoke of how Star Wars, as George Lucas has said, was for kids. So it made sense to have a comics series that appealed to them, too, since the Disney acquisition and Dark Horse Comics’ loss of the publishing license.
Having read the first issue of Star Wars Adventures, IDW Publishing and Lucasfilm have taken the mandate to heart, offering up a heady blend of adventure that’s not just accessible to an all-ages audience, but proffers up storytelling and visuals that are bountiful, buoyant and brimming with enthusiasm.
Last week, Empire Magazine showed off its exclusive subscriber cover for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It featured the hand of Rey passing a lightsaber to Luke Skywalker’s robotic hand. To start off this week, Empire is revealing the cover for the newsstand edition of its October issue.
Check it out below:
If you subscribe to Empire magazine, you’re about to get a very cool surprise delivered to your mailbox. The October issue features a holograph-like cover dedicated to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with Rey’s hand passing a lightsaber to Luke’s robotic hand.
Check it out the full image of the exclusive subscriber cover below:
Yahoo Movies has revealed an all-new exclusive image of Rey from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The image is presented as part of their ’50 Movies We’re Excited to See in 2017′ feature. She is shown on Ahch-To, staff in hand and looking intense. No spoilers can be gleaned from the image, so feel free to check it out below: