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Star Wars Insider

Star Wars Insider October 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

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Remember when you didn’t know who or what the phantom menace of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace(1999) was? Previous titles had generally given audiences a hint at what to expect from the next movie – the Empire would strike back, Jedi would return – but the Episode I title was disconcertingly ambiguous, and it got fans talking. Similarly, when the title of Episode VII was first revealed, fans worldwide immediately shared their befuddlement online — The Force would apparently awaken, but what exactly did that mean? Could midi-chlorians fall asleep? Or had Luke been caught napping in his X-wing? The Force, of course, awakened in Rey, but moreso the force of Star Warswas reawakened in the public consciousness. And look where we are now? Huge new Disney theme parks, a live…

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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. 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. Michael Kogge @ michaelkogge Michael is the author of the junior novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and…

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star wars launchpad

Rise and Shine Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Rise of the Resistance dates set While visitors to Walt Disney World, Florida, had to wait a few months longer than their Californian cousins to enjoy the delights of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, they will be the first to experience the all-new Rise of the Resistance ride at the East coast’s version of the immersive attraction, when it debuts at the world famous theme park on December 5, 2019—coinciding with the birthday of Walt Disney himself. Those on the West coast needn’t feel jilted, however, as the attraction opens at Disneyland, Anaheim just over a month later, on January 17, 2020. The trackless simulator promises an attraction “unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Walt Disney World Resort… or anywhere else in the galaxy!” Featuring state-of-the-art animatronic characters,…

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1956 October 21: Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) is born. 1978 October 28: Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) is born. 1979 October 12: Han Solo’s Revenge, by Brian Daley, is published by Del Rey. 1983 October 17: Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) is born. 1986 October 3: Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca) is born. 1986 October 23: Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra) is born. 1996 October 2: X-Wing: The Krytos Trap, by Michael A. Stackpole, is published by Bantam Spectra. 2008 October 3: Star Wars: The Clone Warsdebuts on Cartoon Network with the episodes “Ambush” and “Rising Malevolence.” 2017 October 22: The Star Wars: Forces of Destiny: Volume 1 special is released on Disney’s YouTube channel.…

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book club

The Best Pals in the Galaxy Sequel era fun and games in Jeffrey Brown’s Rey and Pals New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown has been wowing fans with his charming take on the Star Warsgalaxy since 2012’sDarth Vader and Son. Having followed that up with three equally entertaining illustrated sequels and the four-book Jedi Academy series of novels, Brown is back with Rey and Pals. The premise is simple: What if Rey had grown up with a bunch of friends around her, instead of alone on dusty old Jakku with no one to play with? And what if those chums were cute kid versions of her fellow sequel era characters, including Kylo Ren, Finn, Rose Tico, Poe Dameron, and even Amilyn Holdo? (And yes, her hair was evidently purple from an early…

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comics roundup

Into the Heart of Darkness Setting the scene Jedi: Fallen Order in Dark Temple #1 Set during the fading years of the Old Republic, Marvel Comics presents Dark Temple—a five-part prequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, the upcoming action-adventure Star Wars video game from Lucasfilm, Electronic Arts, and Respawn Entertainment. Setting the scene for Jedi: Fallen Order, the series—written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Paolo Villanelli—follows Jedi Master Eno Cordova and his impulsive Padawan Cere Junda on a dangerous mission to an outlying world. The Jedi Council has sent them to the remote planet Ontotho where they are to oversee the peaceful excavation of a mysterious, recently discovered temple. But they will come to learn that what surrounds the temple may be even more dangerous than what lies within. Clandestine local resistance forces…