Star Wars : Before the Awakening – Book Review

Before the Awakening is one of the many books released in preparation for the release of The Force Awakens back in 2015; It provides a glimpse in to where Rey, Finn and Poe are building up to the events of the film whilst also providing information about the state of the galaxy as a whole.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Finn’s Story – Book Review

Jesse Holland re-tells the narrative of The Force Awakens through Finn’s eyes. The book, surprisingly, opens at the ending of Finn’s story in Before the Awakening rather than starting at the beginning of the film. This was really well done as it adds a bit more depth to certain elements of the story.

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Star Wars: Phasma – Book Review

One of the main criticisms of The Force Awakens when it was released in 2015 was the lack of Captain Phasma, despite being one of the main characters heavily used to market the film. If Delilah S. Dawson’s book Phasma is anything to go off, fans will want to see as much of the character as they possibly can in the foreseeable future. Continue reading “Star Wars: Phasma – Book Review”

Temirlan Blaev Interview – Temiri Blagg

Temiri Blagg, a Force-sensitive male, was a child who lived a forlorn existence working as a stable hand in the Canto Casino during the First Order–Resistance war. He was part of a team of urchins—children abandoned on the planet Cantonica as a result of gambling losses—who oversaw the racing fathiers of Canto Bight under the management of Bargwill Tomder. In 34 ABY, he briefly encountered the Resistance operatives Rose Tico and Finn, who were attempting to evade the officers of the Canto Bight Police Department. Finn and Tico ultimately escaped Canto Bight with the help of Blagg and his fellow urchins, who released the fathiers from the stables, resulting in the animals stampeding through the city and escaping into the desert.

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Mason Ball The Force Awakens Interview – Praster Ommlen.

I managed to get the chance to interview Mason Ball recently. Mason was the man behind Praster Ommlen in The Force Awakens.

The Ottegan male known as Praster Ommlen worked as a gunrunner before putting his life of crime behind him and becoming a devotee of the Sacred Order of Ramulus, an Ithorian sect of worship. Around thirty years after the Battle of Endor, Ommlen spent time in the castle of the pirate Maz Kanata, where he offered spiritual advice to other criminals. While there he connected with the Narquois bandit Pru Sweevant and the Bravaisian gemologists Munduri and Sonsigo.

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Katy Kartwheel Interview – The Circus Performer that Brought HURID-327 to Life.

I recently got the chance to interview actress and circus performer Katy Kartwheel. Katy
worked as a creature and droid performer for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. She also portrayed HURID-327 in The Force Awakens.
HURID-327 was the groundskeeper of Maz Kanata’s castle, which was located on the planet Takodana, and was responsible for carrying her guests’ luggage.
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Scott Richardson Interview – Quiggold

Quiggold was a male Gabdorin pirate and the first mate of Captain Sidon Ithano’s crew in the Outer Rim in the decades after the Galactic Civil War. Assisting Ithano in the hunt for a possible lost shipment of kyber crystals meant for Count Dooku, Quiggold and the rest of the crew ended up finding a clone trooper frozen in stasis named Kix and locations to long-forgotten former Separatist bases.

He would also accompany Captain Ithano on a visit to Maz Kanata’s castle 30 years after the Battle of Endor where a fugitive First Orderdefector named Finn offered to join their crew in exchange for safe passage into the Outer Rim, away from the First Order’s reach.

How does working on Star Wars compare to all your work on other projects?

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Paul Warren Interview – Varmik

Paul Warren is an actor known for playing characters in prosthetic makeup and creature suits in such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, Clash of the Titans and World War Z.

Paul was the man behind Varmik in The Force Awakens as well as a dowager alien during the Canto Bight scenes in the Last Jedi. Varmik was a Hassk thug that was present in Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana thirty years after the Battle of Endor, shortly prior to the castle’s destruction by 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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