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Star Wars Insider Star Wars Insider #196

Celebrating the greatest space adventure saga of all time, Star Wars Insider really gets the reader inside the worlds of Star Wars through interviews, behind-the-scenes exclusives and unrivalled access to the Lucasfilm archives. Each issue offers star interviews, ‘making of’ features and merchandise coverage, plus the unique ‘Blaster!’ section covering up-coming books, comics, action figures and other collectibles.

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United Kingdom
Titan Publishing Group
€ 5,35(Incl. btw)
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like my father before me

Patrick Concepción’s love for Star Wars goes back as far as he can remember. “My earliest childhood memory is of my father buying our first VHS player,” he recalls. “The first movie he popped in was Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). I fell in love with the film the instant Darth Vader emerged from the smoke on the Tantive IV. My imagination completely captured.” His bedroom quickly became a Star Wars museum, filled with all the artifacts he could collect, and the saga continues to permeate Patrick’s life as an adult, where the original trilogy’s aesthetic influences his work as an art director and graphic designer. However, the franchise ultimately assumed an even more important meaning. “Fatherhood gave me another chance to relive Star Wars through my children’s eyes,” says Patrick.…

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we are what they grow beyond

Stuart Freeborn already had decades of filmmaking experience when he began work on Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). He shared that knowledge with those who came to work in his department, motivating the crew to push themselves and strive for perfection. Nick Maley, a member of the special-effects makeup crew for A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, remembers Freeborn as being, “Like a headmaster. He kept you on your toes at all times. But I learned from him to look for lateral solutions to problems, to constantly strive to produce something new as well as a lot of techniques specific to the jobs we were doing.” John Coppinger, the main sculptor on Jabba the Hutt who also worked on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, said of Freeborn, “I understood…

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star wars launchpad

Thanks A Billion Audiences Flock to See the Skywalker Saga Finale With advance online ticket sales replacing queues around the block, perhaps we should be calling Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker a “server-buster” rather than a blockbuster, but bust blocks the movie has, breaking the billion-dollar box office barrier in its first month of release. The adventure began on December 16, 2020, at the World Premiere in Los Angeles and continued a day later at the European premiere of the movie in London, England, where members of the cast joined eager audiences who were among the first to experience the finale of the Skywalker saga. “We could not be more excited,” said Kathleen Kennedy prior to the screening at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater. “This is the first audience. No one has seen it, we’ve…

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meet the contributors...

Jay Stobie @CaptStobie Starship fanatic and blogger Jay writes articles for StarWars.com and is searching for a way to reside full time in the Star Warsgalaxy. Tara Bennett @ TaraDBennett Tara is a New York Timesbestselling author, journalist, and editor, and has written numerous companion books for hit movie and television series. Kristin Baver @KristinBaver Kristin was a card-carrying Star Warsfan before she had reason to own a wallet. Now she’s an associate editor at StarWars.com. Amy Ratcliffe @amy_geek Author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, Amy is obsessed with the saga and loves to visit Disney theme parks as often as she can. Tricia Barr @ fangirlcantina Tricia is the co-author of DK’s Ultimate Star Wars. She also wrote the acclaimed award-winning novel Wynde. Tony A. Rowe @bagelpriest Star Warsfan and LucasArts veteran Tony A. Rowe is now a university professor teaching video game design,…

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1937 April 6: Billy Dee Williams, who plays Lando Calrissian, is born. 1975 April 2: Pedro Pascal, who plays the eponymous hero inThe Mandalorian(2019), is born. 1980 April 8: Katee Sackhoff, who voiced Bo-Katan in Star Wars: The Clone WarsandStarWars: Rebels, is born. 1980 April 12: The novelization of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back(1980), by Donald F. Glut, is published by Ballantine Books. 1982 April 16: Gina Carano, Cara Dune in The Mandalorian(2019), is born. 1992 April 10: Daisy Ridley (Rey) is born. 1997 April 2: The trade paperback editionof Shadows of the Empire, by John Wagner, is released by Dark Horse Comics. 1999 April 21: The novelization of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999), by Terry Brooks, is published by Del Rey. 2005 April 21: Star WarsCelebration III opens in Indianapolis, Indiana.…

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book club

The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The visual voyage of discovery behind the movie, revealed! Completing an epic publishing saga of its own, this latest addition to the popular and long-running line of Art of Star Wars books (the first of which, covering Star Wars: A New Hope, was first published back in 1979) takes an intriguing look at the artistic journey undertaken for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), which started long before the cast and crew even set up shop at Pinewood Studio in the U.K., and generated thousands of ideas. This 256-page hardcover from Abrams Books features numerous illustrations that provide readers with a fascinating insight into the creative process that goes into visualizing the epic worlds, creatures, characters, costumes, weapons, and vehicles of a galaxy…