Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume One Review

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:

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New ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ Trailer; Television Specials Coming to Disney Channel in October

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.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Empire Magazine Reveals Exclusive Image of Finn and Rose [Possible Spoilers]

The October issue of Empire will feature much Star Wars: The Last Jedi goodness. In the last week, they’ve revealed their holographic covers for subscribers and newsstands, along with an image of Poe Dameron’s upgraded X-wing. Now they’ve released an exclusive image of Finn and Rose on the casino planet of Canto Bight. In this issue, there is also a conversation with Rian Johnson about The Last Jedi. A few highlights will be posted below.

*Possible Spoilers*

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In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rey Will Discover More About Her Family [Possible Spoilers]

There has been a lot of speculation, theorizing, and conjecture about Rey’s family since we first met her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We won’t go into any of that here, as Coffee With Kenobi doesn’t deal in any of those things, but Entertainment Weekly has revealed that the subject of Rey’s parentage will be a factor in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

First we hear from director Rian Johnson…

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How Rose Aids Finn in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ [Possible Spoilers]

At the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finn was not in the best of shape. The attack by Kylo Ren left him wounded in more ways than one, and as revealed by Entertainment Weekly in its ongoing coverage of The Last Jedi, it looks like Finn has had his fill of the Resistance. It falls to new character, Rose, to help him find his place.

From Entertainment Weekly:

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Character Posters Revealed! ***UPDATED***

On the heels of the release of the amazing behind-the-scenes video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, character posters are here! The General — she’ll always be royalty to us! — Finn, and Rey are the first to be revealed. Should more be released, this post will be updated. For now, enjoy!

**UPDATED** to add Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi — New City, Characters, and Images Revealed by Vanity Fair

Yesterday we saw the four new limited-edition Vanity Fair covers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They promised us even more images today and have delivered in a massive way! Not just the new images, though, but new character and city reveals as well.

With the new images released today, all captured by the great Annie Leibovitz, we get a closer look at the characters we already love — Luke, Rey, Leia, Kylo Ren, Poe, Finn, and more — but we also get our first look at new characters such as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, played by Laura Dern, and a shady grifter-type character called “DJ,” played by Benicio Del Toro.

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Star Wars Force Friday Returns This September; New Packaging Revealed

STAR WARS FORCE FRIDAY II COMING SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
GET THE FIRST DETAILS ON THE GLOBAL LAUNCH OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI TOYS, COLLECTIBLES, AND MORE!

Attention, Star Wars fans: It’s time to make some room on your desk, toy shelf, bookshelf, and in your closet.

Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi products. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars. In addition, packaging for the new line, featuring striking images of a lightsaber-wielding Rey, Poe Dameron, and Finn, was also revealed today and can be seen below.

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Melinda’s Brew: Finn – A Stormtrooper With Heart

Melinda's Brew

I am well aware that each of us has our individual list of favorite characters from the Star Wars Galaxy. We might like the same character for the same reasons – or even for vastly different reasons. Some of the reasons might revolve around major themes a character embodies, maybe traits we see in ourselves [or wish we’d see].

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Melinda’s Brew: It’s A Tie!

Melinda's Brew

Poor Obi-Wan. [Come to think of it, that’s not a very good adjective to affix to one of the Greatest Jedi who ever lived.] He gets such a bum rap from certain segments of the “Star Wars” fan base. He lied to Luke. He failed Anakin. How much guff can a Jedi take?

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