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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Mike Quinn Interview – The Man Behind the Beloved Nien Nunb!

Back in January, I got in contact with Jerri Quinn, the manager of Mike Quinn regarding the possibility of interviewing him about his portrayal of one of my favourite Star Wars characters Nien Nunb. Here we are towards the end of March and the possibility of an interview became a reality. This has been an interview I was extremely excited to conduct and I am thrilled with the answers Mike Provided.

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Chris Parsons Interview- 4-LOM

In a recent chat with Chris Parsons, I managed to ask him about his time portraying several characters in the Original Trilogy. Some of the characters Chris has portrayed consist of 4-LOM, K-3PO, E-3PO, R-3PO and even the body double for C-3PO.

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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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Keith De Winter Interview – Goss Toowers.

In a recent interview I conducted, I asked Keith De Winter several questions about his time playing Goss Toowers in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Goss Toowers was a male member of the Shozer species who lived approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. He was part of the Resistance and served on the technical crew that provided mechanical support to the Resistance’s fleet of starfighters. A hard worker, Toowers’ duties also included the monitoring of arriving and departing ships. Toowers was present at the Resistance base located on the planet D’Qar shortly before the Battle of Starkiller Base.

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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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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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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Shaak Ti

“Thank you for believing in me, General.”
“It is not a matter of belief, Fives. It is simply the right thing to do.”
―Fives and Shaak Ti

Shaak Ti was a female Togruta Jedi Master and member of the Jedi Council who served the Jedi Order in the waning years of the Galactic Republic. During the three-year conflict of the Clone Wars, she took the rank of Jedi General and supervised the training of the Republic’s Clone troopers on Kamino. Ti was killed whilst meditating during the attack on the Jedi Temple by Darth Vader.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Ki-Adi-Mundi

He is a political idealist, not a murderer.
―Ki-Adi-Mundi, to Padme Amidala, about Count Dooku

Ki-Adi-Mundi, a Force-sensitive Cerean male, was a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council during the last years of the Galactic Republic. By the time of the Clone Wars, Mundi became a Jedi General of the Grand Army of the Republic. Like his Jedi colleagues, he led the Republic clone troopers against the Separatist Alliance forces in several battles across the galaxy, including the first and second campaign on Geonosis and the Outer Rim Sieges. In 19 BBY, the third and final year of the war, Mundi oversaw the Republic invasion of Mygeeto with the Galactic Marines under his command. During the campaign, Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine instructed the Grand Army soldiers to execute their Jedi leaders in accordance with Order 66, an act which resulted in the death of Mundi along with the majority of the Jedi Order.

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Who’s Who in the Star War Universe – Luminara Unduli

She was a great Jedi Master; brave, compassionate, disciplined.
―Kanan Jarrus

Luminara Unduli was a Mirialan female Jedi Master during the final days of the Jedi Order. She also commanded the 41st Elite Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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How Chancellor Palpatine Used Several Dark Side Force Powers to Kill a Group of Elite Jedi.

A question I hear on a frequent basis when the topic of Star Wars comes into the conversation is how Chancellor Palpatine managed to kill Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar and Kit Fisto so easily and then also managing to match up against Mace Windu. I decided that it was a topic I was also intrigued by, so I decided to do a bit of digging to see what I could find and the results clear up so much.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Saesee Tiin

Wing commanders, form up. We’re going in.
―Saesee Tiin during the Battle of Lola Sayu

Blockade of Naboo & the Separatist Crisis

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A male Iktotchi born on the moon Iktotch, Saesee Tiin was eventually promoted to the rank of Jedi Master and appointed to a seat on the Jedi High Council prior to the blockade of Naboo by the Trade Federation. 

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Agen Kolar

Agen Kolar was a member of the Jedi Order in the Galactic Republic. In addition to being a member of the Order, Kolar was a Zabrak Jedi Master, a notable duelist, and also sat on the Jedi High Council.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Eeth Koth

Hailing from Nar Shaddaa, a crime-infested moon of the Outer Rim Territories, Eeth Koth was discovered to be Force-sensitive and accepted into the Jedi Order at the age of four.

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Koth served as a member of the Jedi High Council around the time of the Battle of Naboo in 32 BBY and the reveal of the new Sith presence of Darth Sidious and his apprentice Darth Maul. The Zabrak Jedi Master was present when a nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker was presented to the council and tested by Mace Windu for his force abilities and midi-chlorian count. Because Koth had started his own training at an unusually late age, he was more receptive than his fellow councillors to Jinn’s appeal to train Skywalker.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Adi Gallia

Adi Gallia was a female Tholothian Jedi Master and a General in the Republic Army during the Clone Wars. She also had a seat on the Jedi High Council.

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During the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan and Anakin tasked Adi with the rescue of Eeth Koth who was held hostage by General Grievous. Adi also assisted Obi-Wan with his investigation of the horned siblings Darth Maul and Savage Opress which led to her demise as the Nightbrother Savage Opress killed her during combat.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Barriss Offee

I’ve learned that ‘trust’ is overrated. The only thing the Jedi Council believes in is violence!
―Barriss Offee, expressing her views

Barriss Offee was a female Mirialan who trained as a Jedi Padawan under Jedi Master Luminara Unduli during the Clone Wars. At some point, she studied lightsaber techniques with Tutso Mara, and the two grew to become close. Barriss wasn’t a typical padawan, she would prefer to study ancient Jedi texts rather than being in the action. Barriss become close friends with Anakin Skywalker’s padawan Ahsoka Tano, and the pair began to share a lot of experience on the battlefield.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Even Piell

Even Piell was a male Lannik Jedi Master who served on the Jedi Council during the Invasion of Naboo and the Clone Wars. Even Piell was born on Lannik prior to the Clone Wars. He was found as a Force-sensitive and was taken to the Jedi temple where he was trained in the ways of the force. He went on to become a Jedi master as well as having a seat on the Jedi Council.

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What Happened to Captain Panaka After Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace?

During the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, we discovered Captain Panaka, the security captain Queen Amidala’s forces. After the events of the film, Panaka was never seen again in the following films which left fans wondering what actually happened to him. Well, I have found the answers.

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