Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills – Book Review

Set on Jedha, a world full of myth and legend, two friends Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe, former Guardians of the Whills and protectors of the Kyber Temple find themselves at odds when the Empire arrive and place the planet under Imperial rule.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Beezer Fortuna

Beezer Fortuna was a male Twi’lek who lived during the Age of the Empire. A cousin of Bib Fortuna, Fortuna was a member of the Partisans led by Saw Gerrera, and was on Jedha at the time of the Destruction of Jedha City.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars universe? – Moroff

Moroff was a male Gigoran mercenary who was active during the Age of the Empire. During that time, Moroff sought out combat zones to sell his brawn and firepower to anyone who required it.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Weeteef Cyubee

Weeteef Cyu-Bee was a male Talpini who served as one of the most destructive members of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans on Jedha. The diminutive Talpini could hide easily among the taller beings that congregated in the Holy city. A sniper, Cyu-Bee specialized in explosives, and built the sticky bombs used against the Imperial patrols of AT-ST walkers and TX-225 assault tanks.

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Jake Lunt Davies Interview – Concept Artist

How did you get involved with Star Wars and concept art?

I had worked with Neal Scanlan on various projects on and off between 1999 and maybe 2005. After that our careers diverged – Neal was doing more SMUFX and prosthetics jobs and I was focusing more on storyboarding and directing in commercials. I don’t think I’d actually spoken to Neal for about five years when he called me out of the blue in early June 2013 telling me he’d got Star Wars and was looking to put together a concept design team. Would I be interested? Uh…yes, I think I would. I had to do a trial week putting some ideas together for a brief on a character that would eventually become Maz to get the job and started properly on the film mid-June.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Cassian Andor

With the Recent announcement of a live-action Rogue One prequel show, and with Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor, here’s everything you need to know about the Rebel Soldier.

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Angus Wright Interview – Kado Oquoné

Kado Oquoné was a human male who served as a captain in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. During the Battle of Scarif, Oquoné was in command of the Sphyrna-class corvette Lightmaker.

After his ship was damaged he took it away from the line of fire to guard the line of retreat. Late in the battle, Admiral Raddus ordered Oquoné to ram his corvette into the side of a disabled Star Destroyer, causing it to crash into the second Star Destroyer and then into the Shield Gate protecting Scarif. This disabled the Gate and allowed the Rebels on Scarif to transmit the Death Star plans to Raddus. The Lightmaker, along with its skeleton crew was destroyed in the crash. Oquoné’s actions resulted in the capture of the Death Star plans by the Rebels, which were later used to exploit a weakness in the battle station and destroy it during the Battle of Yavin.

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Matthew Dale Rogue One Interview – Jedha Priest.

In a recent interview, I spoke to Matthew Dale about his time in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first film outside of the Skywalker saga.

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The Brotherhood of the Beatific Countenance was a Force-based Lorrdian religious group that was active during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Most members of the Brotherhood were clad in heavy vermilionrobes and cowls to represent a physical vow of silence, a counter to their natural physical expressiveness. Some followers carried staff-mounted censers filled with burningQatameric incensethat permeated through their heavy fabrics and masked their natural scent. In-keeping with the faith’s concealment of individuality, some members went so far as to strip themselves of their own names, such as the High Priest, who was referred to by his followers only by a keening wail of a specific pitch. Some members, such as leaders of a congregation, wore Blue Gowns of the Sullen Moon and Lorrdian Cowls of Quiescence.

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Victor Botha Interview -Death Trooper

I recently got the chance to interview Victor Botha, formerly in the British army, but now a Death Trooper in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Death troopers were an elite variant of the Galactic Empire’s stormtroopers who were part of Imperial Intelligence. They served as protective details and bodyguards for important Imperial officers and members of the Tarkin Initiative, as well as being used as special-mission experts. They wore black suits of armour and specialized helmets that scrambled verbal communications. Death troopers were trained in unarmed combat, heavy weapons, and sniping. Specializing in commando missions, the troopers were experts at covering their tracks, leaving little to no evidence of their missions.

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Richard Glover Interview – The Actor Behind X-Wing Pilot Red 12 in Rogue One.

Red and Gold Squadrons, attack formation. Defend the fleet.―Admrial Raddus giving Red and Gold Squadrons their orders
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I was recently lucky enough to interview actor Richard Glover about his time in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Red Squadron pilot Red 12. Red Squadron, also referred to as Red Group, was a starfighter squadron of X-wing starfighters that served as part of the Rebel Alliance’s starfighter corps during the Galactic Civil War. The squadron participated in campaigns such as the Battle of Scarif, the Battle of Yavin and the Battle of Endor. Following the victory of the rebellion and the reformation of the Republic, Red Squadron was assimilated into the New Republic Defense Fleet.
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Alistair Petrie Interview – General Davits Draven

There will be no extraction. You find him? You kill him…those are your orders.―Draven to Cassian Andor
 
I recently managed to catch up with Alistair Petrie and ask him some questions about his time working on Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story. Alistair played Davits Draven, a human male who served as a general in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. He was stationed at the Great Temple on the moon Yavin 4 when Jyn Ersowas given the task of stealing the Death Star plans by Mon Mothma, a leader of the Rebel Alliance. Extraction Team Bravo, the team responsible for Jyn’s break out of a labor camp on the planet Wobani, was under Draven’s command. (Source – Wookiepedia)

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Nick Kellington Interview – Bistan

I was recently fortunate enough to be able to interview the one and only Nick Kellington.  Nick is an actor who has worked on several big name productions such as Teletubbies, In The Night Garden, The Muppets and has now entered into the world of Star Wars. Over the last two years, he has played Bistan in Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story and also Snook Uccorfay in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and I wanted to ask him about his experiences in both.

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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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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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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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Meet Star Wars: Rogue One’s new cast.

With Star Wars: Rogue One edging closer to its official release, it’s time to get to grips with the new cast and their roles in the film.

The main character in Rogue One is Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones). Jyn Erso has been alone from the age of 15, and during her time, has established necessary fighting skills as well as gaining a bold understanding of the galactic underworld, that could prove to be very handy for the Rebel Alliance if she complies. Producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had this to say regarding the character: “She has been detained [by the Rebellion] and is being given an opportunity to be useful. And by being useful, it may commute her sentence… She’s a real survivor. She becomes a kind of Joan of Arc in the story.”

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Star Wars: Rogue One casts 3 new characters!

With Star Wars Celebration 2016 over and San Diego Comic Con currently taking place, there hasn’t been a shortage of news regarding Star Wars: Rogue One.  One of the main reveals is the addition of 3 new interesting characters, characters who could prove to be very important in the near future.

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