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Star Wars Insider

Star Wars Insider April 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.

United Kingdom
Titan Publishing Group
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8 Issues

in this issue

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Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. It’s the ‘dark one,’ the pivotal moment in the Skywalker saga, where we finally learned how that sweet kid from The Phantom Menaceflipped to full-throttle Dark Lord. I don’t know what it says about my parenting skills, but the movie is my eldest daughter’s favorite prequel. Actually, she does seem drawn to the ‘dark one’ in every franchise she invests in, so her teenage years look like they’ll be a total blast! As we’ve discovered over the past few issues, though, there’s no such thing as a ‘pivotal moment,’ but rather a series of experiences, of decisions, and of events large and small that shape a character—especially one as conflicted as Anakin Skywalker. This issue we explore the pivotal chapter in the Jedi Knight’s life…

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meet the contributors...

Megan Crouse @ blogfullofwords Megan is a regular contributor to StarWars.com and also writes for sci-fi and movie website Den of GeekandThe Mary Sue. 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. Tricia Barr @ fangirlcantina Tricia is the co-author of DK’s Ultimate Star Wars. She also wrote the acclaimed award-winning novel Wynde. Mark Wright @mwrightwriter Mark co-authored Doctor Who: Who-ologyand has scripted numerous audio dramas starring the irrepresible time-traveller. 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.…

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everyone’s a winner

What do the following Star Wars stories have in common? The true(ish) tale of the time the Millennium Falcon’s holochess pieces went rogue; an alternate scene not from Return of the Jedi (1983), where Luke Skywalker asks his mentor to explain the real reasons why Darth Vader is “more machine than man,” and a collection of Star Wars toys that have a helpful mission (and minds) of their own; Answer: They were all esteemed winners in the inaugural Star Wars Fan Awards. Over the summer of 2018, thousands of impressive fans submitted ambitious short films, pithy 15 second clips, and stunning photography and visual art, vying for their passion projects to be celebrated in an ultimate showdown of fan creativity, as hosted by Lucasfilm and StarWars.com. The results were announced in…

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the winners

Long Video Filmmaker Select & Best Comedy More Machine Than Man, by Mark G. Audience Choice Like My Father Before Me: A Star Wars Story, by Jack C. Best Animation The Kessel Run, by Brian W. Best Choreography & Best Visual Effects Exile: A Star WarsFan Film, by Noel B. Spirit of Fandom & Best Stop Motion Star Wars: The Toys Awaken, by Raymond M. Short Video Filmmaker Select, Best Comedy, & Best Stop Motion Ice Cream to Go, by Jordan & Cody G. Audience Choice Vader Misquoted, by Jared H. Best Animation & Best Choreography Grievous Versus Praetorians, by Brian W. Spirit of Fandom Simple Tricks & Nonsense, by Jason Y. Best Visual Effects A Close Call, by Jared P. Visual Art Best in Show & Best Poster Art A (Tiny) New Hope, by Trevor W. Audience Choice & Best Digital Art Balance, by Madison T. Best Custom Costume Enfys Nest Costume, by Michaela M. Best Custom Diorama Forgotten…

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resistance renewed

The adventures of Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono and his fellow racers on the Colossus are set to continue in a second season of hit Lucasfilm animation series Star Wars Resistance, Disney XD confirmed in early January. With season one seeing the First Order become an increasing threat, and at least one additional major villain from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) putting in an appearance in the second half of the season, it’s certain that things will be hotting up for the Hosnian pilot, played by Christopher Sean. The actor shared his enthusiasm for the announcement via Instagram, saying “So excited to announce we are renewed for season two! This show is only getting better and better. Definitely tune in, everyone!” Sean, appearing at this year’s Star Wars Celebration with co-star Suzie…

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fuel your force

Launched just before the 2018 holidays—and no-doubt with New Year’s resolutions in mind—StarWars.com has begun a new initiative to help fans find their “inner Force,” and encourage them to live a healthy and active lifestyle in 2019 and beyond. Taking inspiration from the characters, stories, and events of a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars Fuel Your Force reaches out to fitness enthusiasts and beginners alike, in an effort to form a community of like-minded individuals looking to bring balance to their physical and mental wellbeing through exercise and a good diet. StarWars.com will be promoting recipes, fun activities, and fitness advice throughout the year at starwars.com/fuel-your-force. And if you need a goal to aim for, why not sign up for runDisney’s Star Wars Rival Run Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort,…