Set several years before The Phantom Menace, taking place on the planet Pijal, Master & Apprentice sees Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan travel to Pijal to oversee the coronation of princess Fanry. The pair must navigate a complicated struggle between ancient monarchies, the slave-owning Czerka Corporation, all while dealing with personal conflict.Continue reading “Star Wars: Master & Apprentice – Book Review”
Beru Whitesun Lars was a human female from Tatooine. She was married to Owen Lars and raised Luke Skywalker after the fall of the Galactic Republic.Continue reading “Bonnie Piesse Interview – Beru Whitesun”
Mas Amedda was a Chagrian male politician who served in high-ranking government roles during the twilight years of the Galactic Republic and helped establish and administrate its successor state, the Galactic Empire. A native of Champala, Amedda was a talented political actor who filled the role of Vice Chair of the Galactic Senate of the Republic under two Supreme Chancellors on the capital world of Coruscant.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Mas Amedda”
Gamorreans were a sentient species of green-skinned porcine humanoids that hailed from the Outer Rim planet of Gamorr. They grouped themselves in clans, each of which was led by a warlord and a Clan Matron. A number of Gamorrean guards were employed by the crime lord Jabba the Hutt throughout his career.Continue reading “Stephen Costantino Interview – Gamorrean Guard”
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.Continue reading “Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills – Book Review”
A male Talz from Orto Plutonia, Muftak was abandoned in Mos Eisley, a spaceport located on the planet Tatooine, as a newborn. He grew up knowing he was different from other species, but had no knowledge of the Talz or his homeworld. Muftak became a pickpocket and took up residence in abandoned tunnels beneath Docking Bay 83. To avoid overheating, he frequented Chalmun’s Cantina, where he could also pick a pocket or two. He was friends with various other regulars, and, when not drinking, he planned robberies with a Chadra-Fan named Kabe.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Muftak”
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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Beezer Fortuna”
Logray was a male Ewok from the forest moon of Endor who served as the chief shaman of Bright Tree tribe during the Galactic Civil War. At one point during the war, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca and C-3PO were brought to the tribe. Logray, believing Threepio a god ordered Skywalker, Solo, and Chewbacca to be cooked as a sacrifice to their “god”. The three were freed after Skywalker used the Force to trick the Ewoks into believing that Threepio was using his “magic” in a display of powerful anger.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Logray”
Saelt-Marae was a Yarkora who worked for Jabba Desilijic Tiure, a powerful Hutt crime lord. Posing as a humble merchant, the Yarkora mingled with the various denizens of Jabba’s fortress on Tatooine, learning of the intrigues developing behind the Hutt’s back and revealing those to his employer. Shortly before the Battle of Endor, Saelt-Marae traveled on board Jabba’s sail barge Khetanna to the Great Pit of Carkoon to witness the execution of two of the Hutt’s prisoners, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. The prisoners were to be fed to the Sarlacc which resided in the pit, but managed to escape and kill Jabba before destroying the sail barge.Continue reading “Sean Crawford Interview – Saelt Marae (Yak Face)”
Pote Snitkin was a Skrilling arms dealer who worked for the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure.
At some point, Pote Snitkin became an arms dealer and later obtained a work as pilot for one of the mutliple skiffes of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure. During the Galactic Civil War, Pote Snitkin piloted a skiff full of Jabba’s guards through the dunes of the planet Tatooine to the Great Pit of Carkoon, where the Hutt planned on feeding the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and the smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca to a sarlacc in retaliation of the death of his pet rancor Pateesa.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Pote Snitkin”
Jawas were a sentient species of meter-tall humanoids native to the Outer Rim desert world of Tatooine.
What Jawas hid underneath their heavy robes was subject to much speculation from the colonists who settled on Tatooine, with rumors claiming they were giant rodents or devolved humans. Although Jawas were typically small, measuring only one meter, some of them were significantly taller than that. One of those abnormally gangly Jawas was almost as tall as a 3PO unit, a model of protocol droid measuring 1.71 meters.Continue reading “Tim Donaldson Interview – Jawa”
The Klatooinian Barada was enslaved to the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure four years after the Battle of Yavin. He worked as a mechanic in Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, and was responsible for the gangster’s pool of repulsorlift vehicles, which included his sail barge Khetanna, in addition to serve as muscle. Despite his enforced servitude, Barada remained relatively content with his lot in the palace.Continue reading “Dickey Beer Interview – Barada”
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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars universe? – Moroff”
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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Weeteef Cyubee”
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.Continue reading “Jake Lunt Davies Interview – Concept Artist”
Klaatu was a male Kadas’sa’Nikto gambler who worked for Jabba the Hutt. He often repaired the crime lord’s skiffs. Klaatu also took enjoyment in Jabba’s executions by Rancor in Jabba’s Palace. He was killed aboard Jabba’s sail barge on Tatooine during the failed execution of Luke Skywalker and his companions.Continue reading “John Simpkin Interview – Klaatu”
How did you get involved with the Star Wars franchise?
The first time I worked on a Star Wars film was in 2001, I was living and working in Sydney at the time and was asked if I would like to join the costume props department on Ep II , Attack of the Clones, I worked on Zam Wesell’s outfit, Jango Fett’s armour, and various jewellery and head dresses for Amidala .Then, a couple of years later I was hired again to work on Ep III, Revenge of the Sith, as a part of the team who recreated Darth Vader’s outfit , and I sculpted Mon Mothma’s head dress and other items of jewellery amongst other things. In 2013, after having moved to the UK in 2005, I received a call from Neal Scanlan asking me if I would like to join his team on The Force Awakens, I had previously worked for Neal Scanlan on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, It didn’t take me long to give him a positive answer…Continue reading “Martin Rezard Interview – Sculptor & Concept Artist.”
Marvel’s Lando Series is set prior to the events of Empire Strikes Back, and sees Lando seducing an Imperial Governor into giving him an item that he uses to pay off some debts he owes to Papa Toren. Upon arrival to pay off his debt with Toren, only a small fraction of the debt is honoured, leaving Lando in a predicament.Continue reading “Star Wars: Lando – Comic Book Review”
John Jackson Miller has provided the first official book from the new canon material. A New Dawn gives Star Wars fans an insight into the Life of Kanan Jarrus after the events of Order 66, highlighting how he began fighting the Empire, his love for women and how he met a very special woman who would have a huge impact on his life moving forward; that of course being Hera Syndulla.Continue reading “Star Wars: A New Dawn – Book Review”
As the Imperial crew of the Strikeforce investigate an uncharted planet, they are attacked, and a lone Chiss warrior infiltrates the ship before being captured. The Warrior is Mitth ‘Raw’ Nuruodo, or as he prefers to be called, Thrawn; he is brought before the Emperor where Thrawn asks for a position in the Imperial Navy in exchange for his knowledge of the unknown regions of the galaxy.Continue reading “Star Wars: Thrawn – Comic Book Review”