Star Wars: Thrawn Treason – Book Review

Star Wars: Thrawn – Treason, the third book in this series, is an ideal way to wrap up this current-canon story of Grand Admiral Thrawn. After Thrawn: Alliances connected the prequel and Original trilogies together, Treason delves in to the early days of the Galactic Civil War where the Rebellion is barely present and Orson Krennic’s Death Star project is well underway.

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Star Wars: Thrawn – Book Review.

Timothy Zahn’s newest Star Wars trilogy promises to fill in some of the backstory for the version of Grand Admiral Thrawn seen in the animated series Star Wars Rebels, a character introduced to Star Wars fans by Zahn many years ago.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Mas Amedda

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.

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Who’s Who in the Star Wars Universe? – Cassian Andor

With the Recent announcement of a live-action Rogue One prequel show, and with Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor, here’s everything you need to know about the Rebel Soldier.

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Willie Coppen Interview – Ewok

Ewok’s were a diminutive species of furry bipeds native to the forest moon of Endor. They were most notable for helping the Rebel Alliance defeat the forces of the Galactic Empire at the Battle of Endor, allowing the shield generator there to be destroyed, and in turn, the Death Star II.

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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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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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Star Wars: Cobalt Squadron – Book Review.

Cobalt Squadron is a short YA novel that details a mission undertaken by the Resistance that ends up concurring with the First Order’s attack on the Hosnian System. The squadron end up following Vice Admiral Holdo as she assists the evacuation of D’Qar, the resistance base being destroyed at the start of The Last Jedi.

Although the book is short, readers get a more in depth insight to the relationship between the Tico sisters, Rose and Paige. It covers their backstory and how the ended up joining the resistance as well as how they were separated for the first time ever flying on separate ships during the events of The Last Jedi.

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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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Dave Fennoy Interview – Pong Krell

In a recent conversation with Dave Fennoy, I managed to ask him a few questions about his voice over work, in particular, his role as Jedi Pong Krell in the Clone Wars: Animated  Series.

I will not be undermined by creatures bred in some laboratory!―Pong Krell

Pong Krell, a Force-sensitive Besalisk male, was a Jedi Master during the last years of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, he held the rank of Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic. Although the clone troopers under his command sustained the highest casualty rates, Krell was recognized as a successful general due to his victories on the battlefield. In addition to his reputation as a general, he was also noted for his ferocity in personal combat. The advantage of his four-armed physiology allowed him to use a unique form of Jar’Kai—wielding two double-bladed lightsabers at the same time. However, as the war carried on Krell began to see visions of a new order rising to power in place of both the Republic and the Jedi Order. Driven by self-preservation, he secretly embraced the dark side of the Force and began undermining the Republic military’s war effort in hopes of gaining Count Dooku’s attention, to ultimately become his apprentice preceding the fall of the Republic.

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During the Battle of Umbara, Krell temporarily replaced Anakin Skywalker as the commanding officer of the 501st Legion. When his soldiers discovered their general’s secret allegiance to Dooku, the clones mutinied against Krell’s command and moved to arrest him for treason. Despite killing multiple troopers while attempting to escape, the fallen Jedi was captured and imprisoned by his men. Although his subordinate, Clone Captain CT-7567, decided to execute him, it was ultimately Krell’s strongest supporter, trooper “Dogma,” on questioning Krell as to why he was performing these actions, who stole a blaster from Fives’ holster, and killed him for betraying the Republic.