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Star Wars Insider

Star Wars Insider Aug/Sep 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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I remember the empty feeling inside as the credits rolled and I stumbled sadly out of the movie theater. The Jedi had returned, the Empire was defeated, but Star Wars was over. It wasn’t of course, but we didn’t know it back then, save for a cryptic comment George Lucas made in the closing moments of the 1983 behind-the-scenes documentary, From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. “There’s always going to be a desire on my part to go home again,” he admitted. We could but hope he’d book that flight soon. For one young fan who had already lived the dream by playing Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983 was just the beginning. In fact, Warwick Davis has now played so many…

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meet the contributors

Tricia Barr @ fangirlcantina Tricia is the co-author of DK’s Ultimate Star Wars. She also wrote the acclaimed award-winning novel Wynde. 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. Dan Wallace @ danwall88 Dan has written many Star Wars books, including several in the Essential Guide series, and he was a co-author of Ultimate Star Wars. 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. 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. Mark Wright @mwrightwriter Mark co-authored Doctor Who: Who-ologyand has scripted numerous audio dramas starring the irrepresible time-traveller.…

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star wars insider launchpad

An Experience with Added Edge Star Warsveterans gather at Galaxy’s Edge opening ceremony May 4th is a date long remembered by Star Wars fans, but May 31 marked the start of a significant new era with the grand opening of the first Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, California. In a glittering opening ceremony on May 29, Disney CEO Bob Iger was joined on stage in the shadow of the Millennium Falcon by George Lucas, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford, to launch the immersive new land in a blaze of pyrotechnics. Lucas described Galaxy’s Edge as “Star Tours on steroids, at a level you can’t possibly believe,” and paid tribute to the work of Disney’s Imagineers in creating the attraction, adding “This thing is amazing.” Mark Hamill also recalled the opening…

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time line

1934 Aug 24: R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker is born in Birmingham, England. 1961 Jul 23: Woody Harrelson – Tobias Beckett in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – is born. 1974 Aug 23: Martial arts expert Ray Park (Darth Maul) is born. 1979 Jul 24: Rose Byrne – Dormé in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) – is born. 1980 Aug 12: Brian Daley’s novel Han Solo and the Lost Legacyis published by Del Rey. 2001 Aug 7: Galactic Phrase Book & Travel Guide, written by Ben Burtt and illustrated by Sergio Aragonés, is published by Del Rey. 2004 Aug 1: Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy by James Luceno, with illustrations by Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore, is published by Del Rey. 2008 Aug 15: Star Wars: The Clone Warsis released in cinemas. Aug 18: The…

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harness the power of handbags

Buckle up, baby. Harveys has transformed seat belt material into an array of animal-friendly purses, which now features a line of Star Wars designs. The assortment of bags come in various sizes, depicting classic character motifs that include C-3PO’s wiry waistline, R2-D2’s dome, a furry Chewbacca pattern with bandolier, and Darth Vader’s helmet. The Harveys tote bag is adorned with panels from Marvel Comics’ Star Wars artwork. Each handbag is paired with a charm that incorporates the character it showcases, such as C-3PO’s circular chest design, Leia’s holographic plea to Obi-Wan Kenobi, a friendly porg, and Darth Vader’s chest plate. Even the zippers on the bags reflect the clash between good and evil—one side of the zipper is blue to represent Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, while the other is red, just like…

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putting your best foot force

Take a hike through Endor’s forests or march through the Death Star in style with Athletic Propulsion Labs’ new line of TechLoom Bliss footwear. With APL providing fashionable options for rebel sympathizers and Imperial loyalists alike, deciding which faction to side with has never been more difficult. The Rebellion edition’s lighter tones incorporate the Alliance starbird and can help any freedom fighter blend in to desert environments such as Tatooine or Jakku. Equipped with an Imperial logo, The Empire variant’s black color scheme would feel right at home in a TIE fighter cockpit or a Star Destroyer corridor. Available now in both men’s and women’s sizes, you can pick up a pair in stores for $350.00.…