Star Wars The Clone Wars The Phantom Apprentice Breakdown

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron finds writer in Matthew Robinson
  • Star Wars: The High Republic Wave 2 is here
  • Del Rey adds to Star Wars Legends Essentials Collection
  • Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle haunts Halloween
  • The Clone Wars receives Emmy nominations
  • And more!

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Star Wars Race to Crashpoint Tower Review

This contains minor spoilers.

Playing throughout the events of Cavan Scott’s new novel The Rising Storm, Daniel Jose Older’s Race to Crashpoint Tower (with illustrations by Petur Antonsson) tells the tale of Jedi padawans Ram Jomaram and Lula Talisola. Ram has a cameo in The Rising Storm and Lula Talisola features prominently in Older’s IDW High Republic Adventures comic book series.

These padawans are drawn into a mysterious plot on the planet Valo when they realize the communications are being jammed. Ram realizes the villainous Nihil are coming and jammed communications mean that the attack is imminent. So begins a race to the communications tower on planet Valo in order to clear the jamming. That way, the Jedi and planetary defenders coordinating the defense of the Republic Fair have a shot at communicating and the day can be saved. Unfortunately, everything stands in Ram’s way, from local security and the Nihil to even larger foes.

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Star Wars The Rising Storm Review

This post contains minor spoilers.

Written by Cavan Scott, Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm is the latest major novel in this first wave of stories coming from the High Republic era of Star Wars. Taking place approximately a year after Charles Soule’s Light of the Jedi, the Nihil have been biding their time and laying low as the Republic and the Jedi grow complacent. In order to show off the strength and culture of the Republic to a region of the galaxy that might need other inducements to join the galactic government, Chancellor Soh has organized a Republic Fair on the planet of Valo. This planet will play host to dozens of cultures on islands representing each of them, offering a theme park-like experience for every visitor, getting to have a taste of the most important areas of the Republic.

That all comes crashing down when the Nihil, feeling forced into action, attack the Fair in an attempt to show their dominance by killing the Chancellor and making the entire galaxy feel unsafe.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Ewan McGregor and Pedro Pascal talk Star Wars
  • The Mandalorian Season 3 Production Notes
  • Robert Emms, Duncan Pow, and More Join Star Wars: Andor
  • Michelle Ang Talks Omega in Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Regal Robot’s Holochess Prop Replicas
  • And more!

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Updated Star Wars Canon Timeline 2021

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this Star Wars Day edition, find out everything you’ve missed recently in the Star Wars universe with an updated canon timeline, including all the movies, TV shows, books, comics, and more. Plus, watch Boba Fett’s return in the second season of The Mandalorian recreated in stop-motion animated LEGO form. And finally, a new edition Disney+’s The Deets dives into Star Wars: A New Hope for some fun facts about the franchise starter. Read More »

The High Republic Wave II

Star Wars is eternal, and even when there aren’t new movies or TV shows for fans to obsess over, there are still things like The High Republic, a series of interconnected books that are set 200 years before the events of the Skywalker saga. A whole new wave of High Republic titles have just been announced, including comic books, serialized fiction, young adult novels, and more. There’s something for seemingly everyone here, provided you’re gaga for all-things Star Wars. Check out the Star Wars: The High Republic Wave II titles below.

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Rian Johnson on Writing The Last Jedi

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Boba Fett to Appear in Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters
  • Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy Reportedly Still Happening
  • Gina Carano No Longer Employed By Lucasfilm
  • Star Wars Insider Issue #200
  • More Inferno Squad Adventures?
  • Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up
  • And more!

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This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The High Republic – Into the Dark.

Fan favorite Star Wars author Claudia Gray comes back to Star Wars in the High Republic era with Into the Dark. Like the title implies, it’s a darker look into this spot on the timeline and introduces new elements to The High Republic that may prove much more lethal to the Jedi than just the Nihil, the villains seen in the other books set in this era.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars: The High Republic is Here
  • A New Era of Star Wars Gaming with Lucasfilm Games
  • Rosario Dawson on Bringing Ahsoka Tano to Live-Action
  • Tribute to Jeremy Bulloch, the Original Boba Fett
  • Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up
  • Exclusive Star Wars Collectible Replica Box Sets from Zavvi
  • And more!

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star wars the high republic a test of courage

This review will touch on some plot points that some readers may not want to know in advance. So consider this a minor spoiler warning.

Author Justina Ireland gives us the second installment of The High Republic with the utterly delightful book Star Wars: The High Republic – A Test of Courage

Though it’s aimed at younger readers than the adult-oriented Light of the Jedi, people are going to find this book a lot of fun. It centers around Vernestra Rwoh, a Mirialan Jedi who, at only 16 years old, is one of the youngest Jedi in recent history to take on the trials and become a full-blown Jedi Knight. But she’s still only 16 and she’s doing her best to find her way in the galaxy all by herself. This book opens on one of her first solo missions, where she must supervise a precocious senator’s daughter, the 12-year-old Avon Starros (who seems to be related to Sana Starros from our more familiar timeline).

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