Frank Henson Interview – Scout Trooper

Scout troopers, also known as biker scouts and Imperial sharpshooters, were specially trained stormtroopers of the Imperial Army’s Stormtrooper Corps. They were used by the Galactic Empire on a range of missions, which mostly involved reconnaissance. They had lighter armour than standard stormtroopers, much like their urban counterparts, patrol stormtroopers.

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28 things you may have missed in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Since the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in May, there has been an abundance of easter eggs and connections discovered; here are 28 of these connections and what they mean for the wider universe.

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Leia: Princess of Alderaan – Book Review

Leia Organa is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars franchise, if not films entirely. As a leader of the Rebel Alliance and now the Resistance, Leia has been fighting for freedom all her life.

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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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Harley Durst SOLO: A Star Wars Story Interview – Moloch.

Moloch was present in the White Worm’s den when Han Solo was brought to Lady Proxima after his failed mission. Lady Proxima was angered by Han’s failure and ordered Rebolt to hit Han with a staff. Han got angered by this, grabbed the staff from Rebolt, and said that he will hit back. Moloch then pulled out a blaster and pointed it at Han. Frightened for Han, Qi’ra ran in front of Moloch and pleaded with him to not shoot Han. Han then grabbed a rock and broke a window with it, exploiting the Grindalid weakness of sunlight. This caused Proxima to burn it up and retreat into the water. Han then took Qi’ra, pushed through the scumrats, and ran outside the den. Moloch quickly covered his face with armor so he wouldn’t burn, and started to pursue Han and Qi’ra. As Han and Qi’ra were escaping in a land speeder, Moloch opened fire on them, but was not able to hit them or the speeder.

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Moloch then took Rebolt, Syke, and a pack of Corellian hounds with him in his A-A4B landspeeder to pursue the White Worm deserters with. Moloch quickly caught up to Qi’ra and Han in his speeder, and started to knock their speeder with his much more sizable speeder. Moloch proceeded to chase the deserters through the streets of Coronet City. Han eventually took the chase into an industrial manufacturing plant. Han then slanted his speeder to try and fit through a small crevice so Moloch would not catch him. At the end of the crevice Han’s speeder became wedged in the crevice, so him and Qi’ra were forced to continue running on foot. Moloch’s speeder was way to big to go after them, so like Han and Qi’ra, him and his pary were forced to chase the deserters on foot.

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Comic Book Insights: 0-0-0 (AKA Triple-Zero)

 “I’m 0-0-0 or Triple-Zero if you prefer. I’m a protocol droid, specialized in etiquette, customs, translation and torture, ma’am.―0-0-0 introduces himself to Doctor Aphra.

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Doctor Aphra’s dynamic droid is one of the meanest and most terrifying characters in Star Wars. Triple-Zero was first introduced to us through the Darth Vader Marvel comic series. Triple-Zero accompanied his companion BT-1 (Bee Tee) and Doctor Aphra on her journey with the Sith Lord. Kieron Gillen (Triple-Zero’s creator) described the droid as “a ticking-time-bomb” for Doctor Aphra.

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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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