Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Bounty of Trouble”

***This is a review of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode “Bounty of Trouble.” There are spoilers!***

This episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny takes us back to the era of Star Wars Rebels as Princess Leia and Sabine Wren join forces against the bounty hunter, IG-88. (Click here to watch this episode now on Disney’s YouTube channel.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “The Stranger”

***This is a review of Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode ” The Stranger.” There are spoilers.***

This episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “The Stranger,” features one of the newest members of the Star Wars galaxy — Rogue One‘s Jyn Erso. Jyn comes to the aid of young girl being harassed by stormtroopers. (Click here to watch this episode now on Disney’s YouTube channel.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “The Imposter Inside”

***This is a review for the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode, “The Imposter Inside.” There will be spoilers.***

We’re cruising right along with Star Wars Forces of Destiny, and in this episode we finally get to see Padme Amidala! Padme teams up with Ahsoka Tano as they face off against a bounty hunter. (Click here to watch this episode now on Disney’s YouTube channel.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Beasts of Echo Base”

***This is a review of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode, “Beasts of Echo Base.” There will be spoilers.***

The latest episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “Beasts of Echo Base,” shifts focus back to Princess Leia during the time the Rebellion spent on the ice planet of Hoth during the events of The Empire Strikes Back. (Click here to watch this episode on Disney’s YouTube channel now.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “The Padawan Path”

***This is a review of Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode four, “The Padawan Path.” There are spoilers! ***

The fourth episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “The Padawan Path,” features Ahsoka Tano, voiced by the delightful Ashley Eckstein, back in her Jedi training days when she was still Padawan to Anakin Skywalker — voiced by none other than Matt Lanter. (Click here to watch this episode now.)

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Ewok Escape”

***This is a review of Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode three, “Ewok Escape.” It contains spoilers.***

The third episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “Ewok Escape,” shifts focus from Rey over to our beloved Princess Leia during the time of Return of the Jedi on the forest moon of Endor. (Click here to watch this episode.) The action picks up not long after Leia first encounters the Ewok known as Wicket.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “BB-8 Bandits”

***This is a review of episode two of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “BB-8 Bandits.” It contains spoilers.***

In the second episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “BB-8 Bandits,” we return to Jakku and continue our journey with Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) and BB-8. (Click here to watch this episode.) The episode picks up the morning after Rey meets BB-8, decides to take him in for the night, and rescues him from the Nightwatcher Worm — as seen in the first episode, “Sands of Jakku.”

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Sands of Jakku”

***This is a review of “Sands of Jakku,” the first episode in the Star Wars Forces of Destiny animated micro-series. There will be spoilers.***

They’re finally here! After being announced first at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this past spring, Star Wars Forces of Destiny has arrived with its first episode, “Sands of Jakku,” featuring an adventure with Rey and BB-8. If you have not seen the episode yet, you can see it now on Disney’s YouTube Channel.

These new animated shorts are very much in the tradition of the Star Wars: Clone Wars micro-series that ran for three seasons on the Cartoon Network, from 2003-2005. Clone Wars and Forces of Destiny are stories told in bite-sized chunks that  run between two-three minutes. You wouldn’t think much territory would be covered in such a brief time. However, if you watched Clone Wars, you know that’s a misleading assumption. This first episode of Forces of Destiny is filled to the brim with Star Wars goodness.

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Book Review: Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Dossier

If you’re anything like me, the first thing you want to do after you’ve seen an amazing movie is immerse yourself in that world. Watch everything, read everything, devour everything. I go through that cycle with each new Star Wars film, and with Rogue One it’s no different. I love the movie, so I want to soak in all there is to know. The best way to do that is to read! Fortunately, there’s no shortage of Star Wars related books.

One of the tie-ins to Rogue One is Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Dossier by Jason Fry. While intended for a younger audience (ages 9-12), Rebel Dossier can be appreciated by any Star Wars fan of any age. It’s a fast read, but it’s also a resource you can revisit time and again. I plan on seeing Rogue One again (naturally), and I always find reference materials like this only enrich my subsequent viewings.

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Book Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

For many Star Wars fans, Carrie Fisher has been a fixture for 40 years. Princess Leia made her an icon (or was it the other way around?). However, way back in 1976 London, Carrie Fisher was a young woman nearing the end of her teen years, trying to find her way as an adult, and in the process of creating what would go on to become a worldwide phenomenon.

In her new book, The Princess Diarist, Fisher seeks to shed light upon her experiences on the set of Star Wars and off. Turns out, much of her time off set involved her older co-star, Harrison Ford. It’s a topic she has hinted at and danced around previously, but is now confirmed. For the three months they were filming Star Wars in London, Fisher had a secret affair with Ford, who was married with two young children at the time.

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