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Star Wars Insider July 2019

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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
8 Issues

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I had a friend at school who was convinced that the sequel to Star Wars: A New Hope(1977) would feature a pit within which numerous princesses—just like Leia—were being held prisoner by the Empire. In a big net. At the time, having just read Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (and in constant competition with my Star Warsnemesis), I argued that Alan Dean Foster’s tie-in novel was definitely the story for the next film. Neither of us, not for one second, imagined we would see our rebel heroes on the run, a tiny green space frog training Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo falling in love. Least of all did we consider the possibility that Darth Vader, evil Dark Lord of the Sith, the most hated bad guy ever, would turn out…

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meet the contributors...

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. 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 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. 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. Kristin Baver @KristinBaver Kristin was a card-carrying Star Warsfan before she had reason to own…

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star wars insider launchpad

Peter Mayhew 1944 –2019 Words: Christopher Cooper All of us here at Star Wars Insider were saddened to hear the news that one of our heroes, Peter Mayhew, passed away on April 30th, 2019. As Chewbacca in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) and in four further instalments of the saga, the actor delivered a performance of great humor and humanity as the mighty Wookiee, imbuing the “walking carpet” with true heart and soul. In the process, he not only created a movie icon, but won the love of countless millions of people all over the world. It’s worth remembering that the Chewbacca costume was, by modern film-making standards, a simple affair—a full-body woolen suit with reams of yak hair stitched into it and a hefty mask that all but engulfed the actor.…

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1938 June 18: Michael Sheard, Admiral Ozzel in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back(1980), is born. 1966 June 27: Director, writer and producer of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker(2019), J.J. Abrams is born. 1982 June 29: Matthew Mercer, who voiced Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Battlefront II, is born. 1997 June 26: Shooting begins for the first prequel, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace(1999). 2003 June 30: Shooting begins on Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2005). 2003 June 26: MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided is released on PC. 2003 June 30: Shooting begins on Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith(2005). 2006 June 27: Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Droids, by Dan Wallace and illustrated by Ian Fullwood, is published by Del Rey. 2014 June 19: Star WarsScene Maker app is released on iOS.…

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celebration swag

Star Wars Celebration Chicago is now but a sweet memory, and for those lucky enough to attend there were many chances to take a special memento home, with an array of convention exclusives on offer. For those of you who couldn’t be there, or if you weren’t able get your hands on everything available while you were there, here’s Insider’s pick of our favorite Celebration goodies from Chicago 2019: • Runway Rebels Her Universe, who specialize in clothing based on some of the best sci-fi characters and superheroes in the galaxy, launched their new capsule collection, Sisters of the Force, at Celebration 2019. The range, celebrating the women of Star Wars, features designs both inspired by characters and, in some cases, based on actual costume designs. Here at Insider we were particularly…