In a recent interview , I caught up with Rony Bridges, a British actor who portrayed the First Order Admiral in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.Continue reading “Rony Bridges Interview – The Actor Behind the First Order Admiral.”
In a recent interview, I managed to catch up with Tim Lebbon, the author behind Dawn of the Jedi: Enter the Void.
Primarily a Horror and Dark Fantasy author, in 2013 Tim was brought in to write a novel for the biggest franchise in the world and I was lucky enough to ask him a few questions about his time writing the book.Continue reading “Tim Lebbon Interview- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Into the Void.”
- “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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Shaak Ti”
- “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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Ki-Adi-Mundi”
- “Sergeant, why are you so certain no one is coming?“
“We’re just clones, sir. We’re meant to be expendable.“
“Not to me.“
- ―Plo Koon to Sergeant Sinker
Plo Koon was a Kel Dor Jedi Master serving as a member of the Jedi High Council during the last years of the Galactic Republic. He frequently undertook dangerous missions and was also responsible for the discovery of Ahsoka Tano. Plo Koon participated in the Battle of Geonosis as well as becoming a General throughout the Clone Wars. Throughout the Clone Wars, the Jedi Master was involved with the Battles of Abregado and Felucia.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Plo Koon”
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.Continue reading “How Chancellor Palpatine Used Several Dark Side Force Powers to Kill a Group of Elite Jedi.”
- “Wing commanders, form up. We’re going in.“
- ―Saesee Tiin during the Battle of Lola Sayu
Blockade of Naboo & the Separatist Crisis
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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Saesee Tiin”
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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Agen Kolar”
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.
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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Eeth Koth”
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.
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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe – Adi Gallia”
- “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.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Barriss Offee”
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.
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.Continue reading “What Happened to Captain Panaka After Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace?”
Aayla Secura is a Twi’Lek Jedi master most commonly known for serving as a general in the infamous Clone Wars.
Aayla Secura was trained as a Jedi Guardian which entailed her having to focus more on her combat skills and becoming an impressively skilled fighter. Secura’s lightsaber skills allowed her to survive the battle of Geonosis, hold her own against General Grievous, as well as overpowering the skilled bounty hunter Aurra Sing in a duel. She had also grown adept at unarmed fighting, especially while sparring with Commander Bly and she also survived an encounter with Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Aayla Secura”
A red astromech droid, R5-D4 who was nearly sold to Owen Lars by the Jawa’s, alongside protocol droid C-3PO. R5’s motivator blew as he rolled away from the Sandcrawler, forcing the Jawas to take him back in exchange for R2-D2.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – R5-D4”
Lobot appeared in Episode V: The Emporer Strikes Back as Lando Calrissian’s executive assistant in Cloud City (Bespin). Since his arrival on screen, fans have always been intrigued by the character and he has even been described as Lando’s own Chewbacca.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Lobot”
2-1B was a 2-1B surgical droid that was a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Along with FX-7, 2-1B was stationed at Echo Base on Hoth. The droid treated Luke Skywalker with bacta after he had been attacked by a Wampa during ‘Empire Strikes Back’. 2-1B also treated Skywalker after his hand was amputated in a duel with Darth Vader on Bespin.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – 2-1B”
Max Rebo was a male Ortolan from Orto and a popular musician who led the Max Rebo Band. He mainly played the red ball jett organ, which he played with his feet; he and his band often performed for criminals and otherwise sleazy clientele.Continue reading “Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – The Max Rebo Band”
I recently spoke to author Kevin J. Anderson about some of his work with regards to Star Wars. Kevin’s catalogue of Star Wars books is huge and contains some of my all-time favourite stories, so I decided to ask him a few questions about them.Continue reading “Kevin J. Anderson Interview: Author of Over 20 Star Wars books.”