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Star Wars Insider

Star Wars Insider #197

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Titan Publishing Group
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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8 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome...

A long time ago, my school arranged a class trip to see Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Backat a swanky movie theater. Forget museums, zoos, or surveying the insect population of the local park—this was the real deal! The lights dimmed, the opening crawl rolled toward distant stars, and I was on the edge of my seat. Then, calamitously—during the Empire’s assault on Hoth just as the Millennium Falcon’s engines failed to fire up—the screen flared and went blank! The girl sat beside me turned and whispered, “What happened?” Heroically I overcame my irrational fear of talking to an actualgirl and proceeded to explain (having already seen the movie once or possibly several times already) that there was a fault in the Falcon’s engines which meant they couldn’t take off, and…

1 min.
meet the contributors...

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. Melissa T. Miller @melissatruth Scientist and science writer Melissa visits Comic-Con every year to purchase new Star Wars paraphernalia for her pet dog. 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. 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. Bryan Young @swankmotron Bryan is an author, journalist, and filmmaker. The podcast host also writes for several websites, including Star-Wars.com , Syfy, and /Film. Tony A. Rowe @bagelpriest Star Warsfan and LucasArts veteran Tony A. Rowe is now a university professor teaching video game design, production, and its history.…

1 min.
the virtual edge

Following the huge success of ILMxLAB’s award-winning virtual reality experience Vader Immortal, the cutting-edge studio is developing an even more immersive Star Wars experience in collaboration with Oculus Studios, which will give fans the opportunity to explore the planet Batuu in VR, far beyond the borders of Disney Parks’ popular Galaxy’s Edge attractions. Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will be an entirely new and original story set on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost, featuring familiar characters from the galaxy far, far away and encompassing multiple styles of gameplay, with difficulty settings that will accommodate a variety of players. Vicki Dobbs Beck, Executive-in-Charge at ILMxLAB, said that Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, “represents another meaningful step in ILMxLAB’s quest to transition from storytelling to story living, where you’re inside a…

1 min.
taika to take on the galaxy

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that development is underway on a new Star Wars movie for theatrical release, and a fourth live-action television series for Disney+, confirming that some highly respected creatives will be at the helm. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi, who directed the final episode of The Mandalorian’s first season (and played bounty hunter-turned-nurse IG-11 in the series), will team up with Oscar-nominated writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns to co-write the new film, which is yet to be given a title or release date. Wilson-Cairns is best known for co-writing 1917 (2019) with director Sam Mendes. The movie, based on events from World War I, won Outstanding British Film at this year’s BAFTA Awards. Leslye Headland, the Emmy-nominated playwright behind the hit series Russian Doll (2019), will serve as showrunner, writer, and…

1 min.
the watchlist

If you were impressed by the amazing cast, visual effects, and action of The Mandalorian (2019), and want to know more about how the series was made, then the Disney+ companion show Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is for you. The eight-episode series takes fans behind-the-scenes of the live-action Star Wars TV series, featuring roundtable interviews with the cast and crew hosted by showrunner Jon Favreau, and exclusive making-of footage from inside the “The Volume,” the immersive studio space made up of vast LED screens against which much of the series was filmed. If you’re not a Disney+ subscriber, Industrial Light & Magic showcases the technology behind “The Volume” in The Virtual Production of The Mandalorian, Season One, available on the ILMVFX YouTube channel. This 4-minute, 42-second short reveals how many interior and…

1 min.
charles lippincott

That the world was waiting with bated breath for the release of a new movie by little-known director George Lucas in 1977 was in no small part down to the efforts of Charles Lippincott, the marketing wizard charged with making sure Star Wars would find its audience. The genius of Lippincott, who sadly passed away in May of this year, was that he recognized there was a ready-made fanbase just waiting to be swept up by a space fantasy movie with the scope and grandeur of Lucas’ vision. Thus he began his campaign at San Diego Comic-Con in 1976, with a 35mm slide show of stills in lieu of clips from the unfinished movie, the assistance of Marvel Comics’ Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin to help drum up interest, and a…