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Star Wars Insider January 2019

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Titan Publishing Group
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1 min.
welcome...

A long time ago, in a city far, far away from my home town, I took a seat in a packed Manhattan cinema to watch Star Wars: The Phantom Menacefor the first time. How far from home? A couple of thousand miles, give or take. You kids won’t remember, but before digital projection and worldwide simultaneous releases, big movies opened in the U.S. months before they would reach remote corners of the planet like London, England. So, because I couldn’t wait that long for the first new Star Warsmovie in 16 years, in May 1999 I took a flight to New York City to be there on the day of release. Why do I mention this? Because, as you’ll have already noticed, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menacea…

1 min.
meet the contributors...

Michael Kogge @ michaelkogge Michael is the author of the junior novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the Star Wars Rebelschapter book series. 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. Tricia Barr @ fangirlcantina Tricia is the co-author of DK’s Ultimate Star Wars. She also wrote the acclaimed award-winning novel Wynde. Darren Scott @ darren_scott Growing up loving all things science fictional, Darren has forged a career from writing about it wherever and whenever he can. Mark Newbold @ Prefect_timing A writer for U.K. sci-fi magazine StarburstandStar Trekmagazine, journalist Mark is a proud Honorary Friend of the 501st and Rebel Legion. Amy Ratcliffe @ amy_geek Amy is obsessed with Star Wars (especially The Clone Wars) and likes to visit Disney theme parks as often as she…

10 min.
launchpad

Who is The Mandalorian? Details on the new Star Warsstreaming television show revealed Production is underway on the first Star Wars live-action series, and its title alone— The Mandalorian—has fans around the world wondering who this armor-clad lone wolf is. A Lucasfilm press release detailing the premise of the new show revealed only that, “after the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.” Set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, The Mandalorian follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. Our first look at the titular character (right), shows an iconic Mandalorian helmet, and a weapon similar to the one carried by Boba Fett during…

1 min.
coming soon...

BATTLE DROID Due for release globally in Spring 2019, the Star Wars:The Black Series 6-inch Battle Droid Figure was announced at London Comic Con in late October 2018.Alongside new figures of Padmé and General Grievous, the Black Series range will be commemorating 20 years of the prequels during 2019. R2-D2 Star Wars:The Vintage Collection R2-D2 figure was also announced at London Comic Con in October 2018, and is set for a global release in Spring 2019, packaged on the familiar vintage-styled A New Hope cardback.…

1 min.
timeline

1931 Jan 17: The voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones, is born. 1963 Jan 5: Jiang Wen, Baze Malbus in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), is born. 1980 Jan 16: The Muppet Show features guest stars Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew. 1982 Jan 11: Filming begins on Blue Harvest, the codename forStar Wars: Return of the Jedi(1983). 1987 Jan 9: Interactive ride Star Tours opens at Disneyland, California. 1987 Jan 10: The final episode of Ewoks is aired on the ABC network. 1989 Jan 17: Kelly Marie Tran, Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), is born. 1997 Jan 31: The Special Edition of Star Wars: A New Hopeis released in theaters. 2006 Jan 25: Issue #1 of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is published by Dark Horse. 2014 Jan 30: LEGO Star Wars: Microfightersis released on multiple platforms.…

3 min.
book club

Lucas’ Legacy The original trilogy gets a deluxe treatment in The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI 1977-1983 Taschen, the renowned publisher of art, film, and lifestyle books, brings its high-end approach to a galaxy far, far away, with The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI 1977-1983, produced with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm. This weighty volume offers an unprecedented look at the creation of Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983), and features exclusive commentary from the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas. Film historian Paul Duncan, author of Taschen publications The James Bond Archives and The Godfather Family Album, spent months ensconced at the headquarters of Lucasfilm, organizing the script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, movie stills and on-set photography, that help tell…