Melinda’s Brew: I Give You The One & Only, The Enchanting BB-8

Melinda's Brew

What is white and orange with a touch of silver and black, rather roly-poly, and resembles a figure 8? [Like you need me to answer that question for you. ūüėČ ] That just happens to be the character who stole the show when The Force Awakens hit movie screens a couple of years ago ‚Äď BB-8, who happens to be my favorite character from the new trilogy of Star Wars films. Off and on over the past year and a half, I‚Äôve been naming my favorite characters from TFA and explaining why they have struck a chord with me, and now that the next installment is set to hit theaters in a mere two weeks [can you feel the electric excitement coursing through the air? I can!], it is only fitting that I reveal who caught my eye and touched my heart most of all.

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Empire Reveals Exclusive ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Covers

Empire has revealed their January 2018 issue will be a celebration of 40 years of Star Wars, and will feature three exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi covers. Kylo Ren and Rey will each get the spotlight on their own covers, while a subscriber cover will be dedicated to the adorable avian creatures native to Ahch-To, the Porgs.

Check out the covers below:

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Entertainment Weekly Reveals New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Covers, Exclusive Photos [Possible Spoilers]

Entertainment Weekly has revealed four exclusive covers for their December 1 issue dedicated to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, along with a gallery of still images seen before in previous trailers and teasers. The first three covers feature Kylo Ren and Rey, Finn and Rose, and Poe Dameron with Admiral Holdo. The fourth cover, featuring Luke Skywalker and General Leia Organa, is exclusive to Barnes & Noble. While there are no explicit spoilers in the images themselves, there are hints of what’s to come in the text. If you have been avoiding all new TLJ related images and content, feel free to look away.¬†

If not, you can see all the images below:

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Rogue One vs. The Force Awakens – Point/Counterpoint

In which two fans — or possibly two sides of my own brain — debate which of the new crop of movies is better:¬†Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or¬†Star Wars:¬†Episode VII¬†The Force Awakens

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Po-Zu Announces Pre-Orders for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rey Hi Black Boot

Heroine Daisy Ridley’s boot in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie gets a new colourway in the Star Wars | Po-Zu footwear collaboration

Po-Zu has announced the latest addition to its co-branded Star Wars l Po-Zu footwear collaboration: The REY Hi Black Boot.

This announcement follows the launch of the REY Hi Brown variation in August 2017 which was authentically designed and crafted to closely resemble what Daisy Ridley wears as the lead character Rey in the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume Two Review

These reviews of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will contain spoilers. Reviews for Volume One can be found here.

At long last! The latest batch of Star Wars Forces of Destiny shorts are here. As with the previous collection, this collection of shorts features a mix of old and new. Four of the shorts aired over the summer: “The Imposter Inside,” “Beasts of Echo Base,” “BB-8 Bandits,” and “The Padawan Path.” They are joined by four new shorts, with wrap-arounds by our storyteller, Maz Kanata — this time cooking up some delicious stew to go with her tea. And it looks like she’s made a new friend, too!

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Star Wars Comes to Disney Emoji Blitz!

Do you play Disney Emoji Blitz? If not, you’ll probably want to check it out. For the first time ever, an exciting¬†Star Wars event is coming to the popular mobile game! Find out more below:

For the first time in Disney Emoji Blitz, players will be able visit a galaxy far, far away during a limited-time Star Wars Villain event from Nov. 2 through Nov. 12.

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Force and Faith: Luke’s Lonely Exile and Hopeful Return

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

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Some of Luke Skywalker’s Most Memorable Moments in ‘Star Wars’

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.

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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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