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Star Wars Insider #203

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

in this issue

1 min
dantooine to d’qar

The Rebellion against the Empire was sparked not only by concerned senators, but by citizens reacting against Imperial subjugation. These insurgents often hid in backrooms or basements where they could congregate, resupply, and share information. Only after Mon Mothma broadcast a unifying speech above Dantooine did the need for a central headquarters arise. In comparison, when the First Order emerged, few in the New Republic saw it as a threat, compelling General Leia Organa to recruit members to her Resistance. She brought them to D’Qar where they trained like the Alliance of old and prepared for war against the First Order.…

1 min
the death star

Los Angeles That’s no moon, it’s an old television station! While the saga’s most notable connections to the Greater Los Angeles area are linked to movie studios and the special effects business, there are a couple of real-world locations in the Southland from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) that might surprise you. Scattergood Generating Station, El Segundo A New Hope: Death Star control room Remember the brief shot in A New Hope featuring some helmeted Death Star operators at a console bristling with knobs, switches, and meters? That wasn’t a set at Elstree Studios in the U.K. but a genuine control room at the Scattergood Generating Station, a natural gas-powered steam plant in El Segundo. As you might expect from a working power plant—and an Imperial battle station—it’s not open to the public. Former…

1 min
the starwars dotcolumn

Fascinating features and articles from the digital vaults of StarWars.com Add StarWars.com/Insider to your browser bookmarks to enjoy Insider’s pick of the best of the official Star Warswebsite. The Legacy of Lucasfilm Animation With The Bad Batch(2021) now streaming on Disney+, four StarWars.com writers talk about the animated series and shorts that came before it. Making Mando Macarons Learn how to bake Grogu’s favorite class-time treats, with a full recipe and instructions! Dennis Muren on Return of the Jedi (1983) StarWars.com’s 2013 interview with the visual effects legend, on the innovation involved in bringing the original trilogy to a close.…

1 min
a replica to rule mandalore

The second season of The Mandalorian (2019-present) culminated in an epic struggle for the Darksaber, the symbolic weapon wielded by the true leader of Mandalore. Bo-Katan Kryze sought the prized possession, but Mando successfully earned ownership by defeating Moff Gideon. With Hasbro’s The Black Series Force FX Elite Darksaber, Mando fans can take posession of the fabled blade themselves, with screen-accurate sounds, a rechargeable battery, and a display stand to help boost your claim to Mandalore’s throne. Priced at $249.99, the Darksaber is scheduled to ship in August 2021.…

3 min
comics roundup

Bounty Hunt or Battlefield? Boba Fett faces a horde of challengers in an epic new five-part Marvel miniseries! War of the Bounty Hunters is the biggest Star Wars comics event of 2021, weaving an intense tale of blasters and betrayal through the ongoing comics series Bounty Hunters, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, and Star Wars. But the centerpiece of the saga is the five-issue, limited series Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters, which kicked off a fresh round of mayhem when issue #1 hit comic-store shelves on June 2. Writer Charles Soule and artist Luke Ross are on board for this chronicle of Boba Fett’s white-knuckled quest to deliver Han Solo’s carbonite slab to Jabba the Hutt’s palace on Tatooine. As seen in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Fett wasn’t the only bounty…

13 min
starlight hidden danger part one

Previously: Memories of Starlight Beacon’s recent Drengir incursion weigh heavily on the minds of its crew, as the space station prepares to host the annual conference of the Galactic Agriculture Alliance.... Velko Jahen and Ghal Tarpfen raced through the hallway outside Starlight Beacon’s security hub to the nearest elevator, Ghal punching the button that would take them to the main concourse with a brutality that belied her inner distress. “Do you think we’ll make it in time to keep them from hurting each other?” Velko wondered aloud. “DO YOU THINK WE’LL MAKE IT IN TIME TO STOP THEM HURTING EACH OTHER?” VELKO WONDERED ALOUD. “WE CAN ONLY HOPE,” GHAL SAID. “We can only hope,” Ghal said. As soon as the doors slid open, they charged out of the car and into a crush of bodies.…