Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Lobot

Lobot appeared in Episode V: The Emporer Strikes Back as Lando Calrissian’s executive assistant in Cloud City (Bespin). Since his arrival on screen, fans have always been intrigued by the character and he has even been described as Lando’s own Chewbacca.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – 2-1B

2-1B was a 2-1B surgical droid that was a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Along with FX-7, 2-1B was stationed at Echo Base on Hoth. The droid treated Luke Skywalker with bacta after he had been attacked by a Wampa during ‘Empire Strikes Back’. 2-1B also treated Skywalker after his hand was amputated in a duel with Darth Vader on Bespin.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – The Max Rebo Band

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Max Rebo was a male Ortolan from Orto and a popular musician who led the Max Rebo Band. He mainly played the red ball jett organ, which he played with his feet; he and his band often performed for criminals and otherwise sleazy clientele.

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Joe Schreiber Interview: Author of Star Wars: Maul Lockdown and Death Troopers.

Horror in Star Wars is very minimal, but Joe Schreiber is a name that will always be known for connecting the two. His two books, ‘Maul: Lockdown’ & ‘Death Troopers’ certainly bring horror tails to the Star Wars franchise and I think it’s something that we should be seeing more of in the Star Wars novelisations. I was lucky enough to ask Joe a few questions with regards to the book and here’s what he had to say.
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Kevin J. Anderson Interview: Author of Over 20 Star Wars books.

I recently spoke to author Kevin J. Anderson about some of his work with regards to Star Wars. Kevin’s catalogue of Star Wars books is huge and contains some of my all-time favourite stories, so I decided to ask him a few questions about them.

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John Jackson Miller Interview – The Author Behind ‘Kenobi’ ‘Knight Errant’ & ‘A New Dawn’.

I recently caught up with John Jackson Miller to talk about one of my favourite books from the Star Wars franchise, ‘Kenobi’ as well as the differences between writing for prose novels in comparison to comics. Here’s what he had to say.
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Jeremy Bulloch Interview – Boba Fett Speaks on his Star Wars Journey.

One of the most popular Star Wars characters in the franchise is bounty hunter Boba Fett. He has one of the best costumes, he’s an unaltered clone and he captured the notorious Han Solo. In addition to this, although we see him fall towards what looked like his doom with regards to the Sarlacc, he lived to tell the tale.

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Steven Barnes Interview: Author of Star Wars- The Cestus Deception.

Recently I was very fortunate enough to interview science fiction author Steven Barnes. Steven has been writing for over 30 years and during that time he has written two Star Wars novels, ‘The Cestus Deception’ and ‘The Hive’. I wanted to ask him a few questions about ‘The Cestus Deception’ and here’s what I got.

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Dave Fennoy Interview – Pong Krell

In a recent conversation with Dave Fennoy, I managed to ask him a few questions about his voice over work, in particular, his role as Jedi Pong Krell in the Clone Wars: Animated  Series.

I will not be undermined by creatures bred in some laboratory!―Pong Krell

Pong Krell, a Force-sensitive Besalisk male, was a Jedi Master during the last years of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, he held the rank of Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic. Although the clone troopers under his command sustained the highest casualty rates, Krell was recognized as a successful general due to his victories on the battlefield. In addition to his reputation as a general, he was also noted for his ferocity in personal combat. The advantage of his four-armed physiology allowed him to use a unique form of Jar’Kai—wielding two double-bladed lightsabers at the same time. However, as the war carried on Krell began to see visions of a new order rising to power in place of both the Republic and the Jedi Order. Driven by self-preservation, he secretly embraced the dark side of the Force and began undermining the Republic military’s war effort in hopes of gaining Count Dooku’s attention, to ultimately become his apprentice preceding the fall of the Republic.

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During the Battle of Umbara, Krell temporarily replaced Anakin Skywalker as the commanding officer of the 501st Legion. When his soldiers discovered their general’s secret allegiance to Dooku, the clones mutinied against Krell’s command and moved to arrest him for treason. Despite killing multiple troopers while attempting to escape, the fallen Jedi was captured and imprisoned by his men. Although his subordinate, Clone Captain CT-7567, decided to execute him, it was ultimately Krell’s strongest supporter, trooper “Dogma,” on questioning Krell as to why he was performing these actions, who stole a blaster from Fives’ holster, and killed him for betraying the Republic.

Tim Rose Interview: Admiral Ackbar, Salacious Crumb & Sy Snootles.

Tim Rose was introduced to the Star Wars universe during Return of the Jedi, where he played the Character Admiral Ackbar who he also played in the Force Awakens and will also be featured in the Last Jedi this December. Rose has also puppeteered the characters of Salacious Crumb and Sy Snootles in Episode VI. Tim has been involved with other Lucasfilm productions during his time as a puppeteer and actor in movies such as the Dark Crystal and Howard the Duck.

I was extremely lucky to catch Tim between shooting different projects and got to ask him a few things about his time in Star Wars.

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Richard Cunningham Interview: General Ramda

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is by far one of my favourite films of all time, and being the Star Wars fanatic that I am, I was extremely excited about interviewing General Ramda himself, Richard Cunningham.

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Exploring the Life of Maz Kanata and Her Growing Importance to the Resistance.

When the Force Awakens was released in 2015, the world was introduced to Maz Kanata, a force-sensitive female known as the “Pirate Queen”. Throughout the film, there wasn’t any signs to suggest how Maz got to where she is now, and also, how she ended up with Luke Skywalkers lightsaber. As the Last Jedi is drawing closer, I decided to do some digging to find out as much as I can about Maz and here is what was uncovered.

Maz (Played by Lupita Nyong’o) is a humanoid with force capabilities who was born over a millennium before the war between the Resistance and the First Order.

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Meet the Habitants of Ahch-To.

As the Force Awakens drew to a close, Rey, Chewbacca and R2-D2 travelled towards the island of Ahch-To. The final moments of the film see Rey and Luke coming face to face as Rey offers forward Luke’s lightsaber, and although the island seems very deserted, Luke isn’t the only occupant on the island.

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Meet Rose, the Newest Addition to the Resistance.

With Star Wars Episode VIII, The Last Jedi fastly approaching, it’s time to introduce the world to new members of the Star Wars family.  First of all we have Rose, the Resistance mechanic.

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Is Mace Windu, Supreme Leader Snoke?

With the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in 2015, and the introduction of new characters such as Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke amongst several others, there has been a lot of speculation as to what the backstories of these characters are. 

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New Rogue One Character Inspired By Political Icon!

Star Wars: Rogue One will feature all new aliens, but there are some familiar species making an appearance as well, most notably the Mon Calamari who we all remember due to Admiral Ackbar.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Ree Yees

Ree-Yees was a male Gran criminal from Kinyen who suffered from a recessive genetic mutation, uncommon among Gran, which caused his hands to be deformed.

Ree-Yees enjoyed visiting other planets via Star Tours and often brought his custom three-eyed cameras to take pictures, despite flash photography not being allowed.

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Bail Organa Set To Cameo In Rogue One!

The character of Bail Organa, as played by Jimmy Smits, recently confirmed that the character will be making a cameo in Rogue One.

Bail Organa first appeared in the Star Wars prequel trilogy during Episode II: Attack of the Clones, as well as making an appearance in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

The character has a significant role in the prequels as the senator for Alderaan, as well as being a friend to the Jedi Council, and also being one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance. At the end of Episode III. He also has close ties to Padme and Leia as he adopted Leia when Padme dies during childbirth.

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