Thursday, October 30, 2014

DARTH DADDY's CUSTOMIZING CORNER: OUT OF COMMISSION TOYS

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OUT OF COMMISSION TOYS aka TTT hasn't been making toys as frequently as he used to, but I just had to show off his custom Star Wars figures around the ghoulish days of Halloween.  His zombie Star Wars offerings are my personal favorites in the Star Wars custom community and I know you'll all enjoy them as much as I do.

TTT's father collected Star Wars figures in the 70's-80's. Him and his brother used to modify their toys as kids, usually with a bench vice for their Hot Wheel cars and a lighter for their model planes/cars.  Back in 2007, a few of his toys fell off a shelf; everything was okay except for a Transformers Alternators Smokescreen figure that was busted in half at its waist. He decided to add battle damage...why not - nothing to lose. He just went at it, melted some bits, dremeled off chunks, had fun and it worked rather well. Then he found he wanted to do another...and another...and...well, the rest is history.

TTT now specializes in pretty much anything, models, figures...cars, statues...clean and shiny to rusty, burned, trashed or zombiefied. Most fans know him for his battle damage and zombie work. 2014 marks 7 years of TTT "torturing your toys".

He's just the perfect customizer for the week of Halloween with his awesome zombie Star Wars creations. Have you ever wondered what the zombie apocalypse would look like in the Star Wars universe. Check out these customs and find out.  His paint work is as fun as it gets!  Now, go get your "Death Trooper" on!




























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New 'Tarkin' Mini Excerpt

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By: Dominic Jones

The official Star Wars Books Facebook page has released a brand new mini excerpt from  the upcoming (canon) novel Star Wars: Tarkin.  The novel is written by James Luceno and covers the entire life of Grand Moff Tarkin.  The novel hits shelves next week on November 4th.

Check out the excerpt below,
“Obliteration.”

“Whatever you deem necessary, my lord. Force is the only real and unanswerable power. Oftentimes, beings who haven’t been duly pun¬ished cannot be reasoned with or edified.”

The Emperor repeated the words to himself, then said, “That has the ring of a parental lesson, Governor Tarkin.”

Tarkin laughed pleasantly. “So it was, my lord—though applied in a more personal manner.”

The Emperor swiveled his chair toward the light, and Tarkin glimpsed his sepulchral visage; the molten skin beneath his eyes, the bulging forehead. After all these years, he was still not accustomed to it.

“When one consorts with vipers, one runs the risk of being struck,” the Emperor had told Tarkin following the attack on him by a quartet of Jedi Masters.

There were many stories about what had occurred that day in the chancellor’s office. The official explanation was that members of the Jedi Order had turned up to arrest Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and a ferocious duel had ensued. The matter of precisely how the Jedi had been killed or the Emperor’s face deformed had never been settled to everyone’s satisfaction, and so Tarkin had his private thoughts about the Emperor, as well. That he and Vader were kindred spirits suggested that both of them might be Sith.

Tarkin often wondered if that wasn’t the actual reason Palpatine had been targeted for arrest or assassination by the Jedi. It wasn’t so much that the Order wished to take charge of the Republic; it was that the Jedi couldn’t abide the idea of a member of the ancient Order they opposed and abhorred emerging as the hero of the Clone Wars and assuming the mantle of Emperor.

 
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SportsNation Star Wars Halloween Special Announced

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By: Dominic Jones

ESPN 2 has announced that on October 30th at 7:30pm there will be a Star Wars themed episode of SportsNation.  The show will feature many Star Wars characters including Han Solo, Boba Fett, Yoda, Darth Vader, R2D2, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and Chopper.  The set of SportsNation is also being transformed to look like the Millennium Falcon.  As if that wasn't enough, the show will also feature an exclusive clip from an upcoming episode of Star Wars Rebels.  And if you're wondering if there will be any actual sports on a sports show, don't worry there will be Star Wars themed highlight packages like "Best Jedi Mind Trick" and "Most Unstoppable Skywalkers."

The Hollywood Reporter also exclusively revealed the opening of the episode featuring SportsNation hosts Michelle Beadle, Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley.  Check it out below,

This is not the first cross over between SportNation and Star Wars.  Max Kellerman did a special interview with Yoda to promote "This Is Madness 2014."  I have to say this was an interesting brand synergy for Disney (who owns both Lucasfilm and ESPN).  But as a fan of both Star Wars and sports, I love the idea of getting a bit of both in one special, even if it's just once a year.


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Star Wars References Spotted In Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D & The Flash

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By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars references; they're everywhere! The Saga has been a pop culture phenomenon since it's inception in 1977, and since then just about every other popular franchise has given the 'Wars a nod. This past Tuesday saw not one, but two different references on two different TV series created by two rival mega Superhero powerhouses. The Flash which airs at 8pm ET on The CW, and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, which airs at 9pm ET on ABC, created by DC and Marvel, respectively, both featured awesome Star Wars references in their latest episodes.

First off, the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. reference appears near the beginning the latest episode titled "A Fractured House". At around 3:50 in the episode, Bobbi Morse, a.k.a Mockingbird(played by Adrianne Palicki), appears wearing a blue Star Wars shirt:



And then we have The Flash, which hosts an even more impressive Star Wars nod. It happens around 21:35 in the episode titled "Going Rogue". In the scene, Barry Allen/The Flash(Grant Gustin) is participating in a trivia contest with Iris West(Candice Patton), Eddie Thawne(Rick Cosnett) and Arrow's Felicity Smoak(Emily Bett Rickards). Eddie gets a question wrong, which prompts this exchange between Barry and Felicity:

Barry: "Maybe they'll get it wrong too."
Felicity: "Oh yeah, I'm sure that the team named "Pride & Padawans" doesn't know the name of Han Solo's ship."

Felicity then motions to a Star Wars costumed group on the other side of the room:



According to our count. this is the first Star Wars reference in the Arrow/Flash TV universe and the second in the Marvel Cinematic universe(the first being Steve Rogers' notebook in Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Let's hope these aren't the last Star Wars nods we see in both universes! If you want to see the scenes in full, you can watch The Flash episode on CWTV.com and the S.H.I.E.L.D. episode is currently available to certain subscribers on ABC.com.

The next best thing to watching Star Wars is seeing it pop up in other awesome things. We love to point out and discuss references to Star Wars in pop culture, so if you know of any, such as the ones above, in movies, TV shows, Video games and more, please drop us a line at swunderworld@gmail.com!

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Clip From Next Star Wars Rebels Episode 'Breaking Ranks' Revealed

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By: Benjamin Hart

Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels is moving fast as we approach the 4th regular episode of the series titled "Breaking Ranks". Yesterday the official Star Wars YouTube channel released a clip from the episode featuring Commandant Aresko addressing a squad of Stormtrooper cadets. At the end of the video it's revealed that one of the helmeted youths is a familiar face. You can check it out below:



An excerpt from the Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide gives us more insight into the context of this clip. Minor SPOILERS are included:

"Ezra sneaks into Lothal's imperial Academy and poses as a cadet in order to steal and Imperial decoder. In the process he learns that the Inquisitor intends to take fellow cadet Jai Kell as his prisoner. Ezra enlists his friend Zare Leonis to help them escape."

You can catch Breaking Ranks on November 3rd at 9pm ET/PT on Disney XD, and it's available now to Disney XD subscribers on Watch Disney XD.

Source: YouTube

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Rumor: New Episode VII Droid Concept Art Description

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By: Dominic Jones

Luke and Anakin had R2-D2, the crew of the Ghost have Chopper, so it just makes sense that the heroine of Star Wars Episode VII will have her own droid.  Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net have posted a new concept art description, this time all about the new droid!  As always, there is the possibility that this may not be true so if you're trying to avoid all details about Episode VII stop reading now, this is your official SPOILER ALERT!  If you want to hear all about it, then scroll down.
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According to Jason Ward over at MSW, here's what the droid will be like:
This droid belongs to the hero of Star Wars: Episode VII that we think might be named “Kira.” The very brief glimpse of the droid seen online recently was incomplete and didn’t really give anyone a feel for the droid, in my opinion. Some of this won’t be new and some it will be, I think. Most of the concept art of “Kira” always features this droid and it appears it is with her for many sequences, if not most of the entire film.
 The droid is barely boot high. The body is probably a little bigger than a basketball. The body is round, of course. The head is probably as big as a cantaloupe. The droid’s body is white and grey. However, the highlight markings are orange. No matter how the design changes, the head features a big black lens for an eye. The head is somewhat similar to a Pit Droid in some concept with Artoo-Detoo markings and features. The head is a dome like that of an Artoo unit in most designs. The neck has a manifold cover that accordions out, but I can’t tell if it can extend its head or not.
I get the impression the droid is not an Astromech like Artoo-Detoo. There is never a socket for this droid to interface with a ship that I have seen so far. Other ship designs appear to have Artoo units in them that match the size of Artoo-Detoo. I could be wrong though. My guess is this droid is a service droid primarily.

Here’s the interesting thing. The droid is a gyroscope. There are groves or tracks along the body. So while the body roles on the ground, the head is always level. My guess is this droid will be CGI or CGI and a mixture of puppetry. If this droid works in a practical sense, I will be blown away by that fact.

One concept shows the head of the droid. It has four orange pizza shaped covers all pointing towards the center of the dome, sort of like Artoo. Each slice of the pie allows the “Quarter sections to lift. Lightsabre ejects up to allow hand to grip and extract.” Another one shows Artoo-Detoo and reads “Small panel retracts and slides similar to R2D2 in ROTJ. Lightsabre ejects up to allow hand to grip and extract.” Another shows a circle in the body itself that spins and reveals a compartment where the Lightsaber is stored. It basically spins revealing a cavity in the body to place the hidden weapon.

The body itself has circular compartments all around it actually. For instance a “Pop-out tool-kit” shoots out like a computer’s disc drive. Inside it are small screwdrivers and hydrospanner-like tools. Another circle is broken into quads. One quad has a “Data Port Interface” that comes out like Artoo-Detoo’s arm. My personal favorite is the “Fold out Tools Laser Cutter.” A tiny little hand about the size of a pen extends with a little laser on the tip. There is also a feature to give Chopper a run for his money! A “Fold Out Hand/Claw” that has fingertips and could type on computer if needed to.

The big feature comes via a Stormtrooper. The Stormtrooper picks up the little droid up. Presumably its laser cutter, hand claw, and tools won’t help it. So it has a puffer fish like defense mechanism. That’s right, mechanical quills come out of the body and fend off attackers or would be kidnapping Stormtroopers.

In the concept art we’ve seen of the little droid, the adventurers are going into catacombs and the little droid leads the way. It appears to be curious and adventurous. When the little droid is not leading the way, it is standing ground beside the heroes ready for a fight. My guess is this droid is Artoo-Detoo’s daughter.

The droid sounds cool and like a logical continuation of the astromech technology.  It makes sense to me that they would get smaller (look at how computers and cell phones have changed over the past 20 years).  I also appreciate the fact that, like what was done on Rebels with Chopper, they're not just giving as carbon copy of R2 but rather something that is both different and evokes a similar style and spirit to R2.

Source: MakingStarWars.net
 
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rumor: Another Episode VII Concept Art Description

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By: Dominic Jones

Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net are back with another one of their famous concept art descriptions.  This new one is of what sounds like a potentially very dark scene in the film.  As always, there is the possibility that this may not be true so if you're trying to avoid all details about Episode VII stop reading now, this is your official SPOILER ALERT!  If you want to hear all about it, then scroll down.
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This scene features a cyborg character, who may or not be the villain, and Daisy Ridley's character (Kira).  According to Jason Ward over at MSW,

This scene takes place in a castle. I have very little doubt this is the same planet where the Skellig Michael  shoot took place for Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley. It’s a green mountainous area with lots of water surrounding it. The black castle has several different designs which we will talk about in the future. What is notable is the architecture. The six Gothic cathedral windows to the left of the frame light the room and give us a clear hint this is the castle from several different pieces of art. Another notable thing is that the castle designs seem to be based on a McQuarrie piece. However, they moved very far and away from McQuarrie’s depictions as the design process went on.

There are arches and columns in the background that show us we’re near the windows but this room is a lot bigger than we we’re seeing here. This place is clearly a domain of evil.

A young woman, twenty years old perhaps is embraced by a monster. He is grabbing her from behind. His creepy right arm is clutching her left shoulder. Her face in this depiction is totally blank. She’s colder and more calculated here than in an earlier depiction. Her dirty blond hair is tousled, disheveled and unkempt. Her blue scarf is around her neck and we can only see some of her brown clothing because the figure behind her is enveloping her.

The figure holding the woman is wearing a brown robe not unlike that of Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is very much a classic Jedi robe. He’s a white male. His hand holding the woman in place is white but the flesh has started to wear off, revealing his cybernetic hand. Imagine if Luke Skywalker, after getting his robotic hand in The Empire Strikes Back took sand paper to the flesh on his robotic hand rubbing it off in places. It’s very Terminator 2. You can see flesh and metallic silver bits coming through the flesh revealing his artificial appendage. The figure’s face is the same. The flesh from his face has been burned or scratched way in the same fashion. This figure could have a beard if need be but only his very human lips are  visible in the natural light, full of shadows. His nose is metallic, his right eye also has metal on the outside and some of his forehead has the fake skin,worn off in many places. His skin has deteriorated showing us some of his face has been repaired and reconstructed in the past and some of it is still very human. You cannot see his eyes. There are no red lights for eyes, just two black dark voids.

This cyborg is whispering something into the woman’s ear and she’s coldly taking in his words.
To the right of the frame there is a mirror. A tall mirror. It reflects the cyborg holding the woman in it. But only their dark shadowy images can be scene. The mirror is golden and ornate, very Victorian era. Behind the mirror is some kind of glass structure, like a golden glass room with a chair inside it. Might this cyborg figure sit in there to breath properly or for rejuvenation? It has pipes going into it to funnel air or something unknown. This glass chamber is ornate but it emanates a faint red light. The woman’s shoulder obscure much of it. Either way, it is a glass room with a fancy chair inside, for one person only.

Behind the woman and the cyborg, on the left of the frame, stand three figures.  Closest to the window is a male, black, with a blue lightsaber ignited, ready for combat. A small bipedal alien stands next to him holding a satchel. The alien is just a little taller than waist high on an average male. The last figure is the little droid with a basket ball sized spherical body. The three figures are clearly there to kick some ass and take names. They seem ready to get their friend back and do whatever it takes to make sure that happens.

Is “Kira” being seduced by evil in this painting? Is she hearing him out hoping her friends will kill him before he notices they have arrived to save her? She’s so cool in the painting, I’m not sure she actually needs saving.

It is my personal belief if the phantom cyborg figure is someone we know from the past, his face could be reconstructed as he does not appear to have any structural damage. Maybe this figure appears evil and actually isn’t? Maybe he’s whispering “I’ve been injured and I mean you no harm.” Until I see what follows, I find this very open to interpretation.

Jason also says the painting reminds him of a scene from the Phantom of the Opera.  This sounds very interesting.   I could definitely see this as one of the more intense/dark scenes from the film.  perhaps it's the first meeting between Kira and the villain, with John Boyega's character on hand to witness their exchange.  I guess we'll find out on December 18, 2015.


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EA Confirms 2015 Release For Battlefront III

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By: Lillian Skye

Electronic Arts confirmed a 2015 winter release for Star Wars: Battlefront III via their official Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon:
Since Disney shut down LucasArts in 2013, EA games has taken over and will be developing and publishing future Star Wars video games. Fans had a mixed reaction to EA's Batrlefront III news:

Keep checking The Star Wars Underworld for more updates on Star Wars Battlefront III!

Sources: @EA on Twitter

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Episode VII Villain Art Leak Confirmed By Multiple Sources, Possibly Driver

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By Chris Seekell

Last night one of our readers sent us a photo that he claimed was leaked concept art of the villain from Episode VII, which you can view here. Initially this was fairly met with a lot of skepticism, but over the past day, several different independent sources have come out and confirmed that this art is indeed legit.

The first source we stumbled across actually predates this photo being leaked. A member on the Jedi Council Forums named jimjamjim, claiming to have seen a scene from the film, gave a description of a character played by Adam Driver that fits the leaked art.

Driver dressed in all black, sith costume... Light saber was a standard one but with a cross light like on the handle for Drivers

Interestingly, the member went on to also claim that the characters played by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega would face off against Driver's Sith character in a wintry forest with snow falling.

The next source to confirm the legitimacy of the concept art was our friend Jason Ward from Making Star Wars.

Well, the person in the armor is “the” cyborg and that is his armor for battle. In other words, this is the mask the phantom wears to cover his mangled face. His final design is closer to the crusader knight design but with some small variations.

Is the saber the final version? I’ve heard of different variations to it. One version of the new laser sword is like He-Man’s sword. The guard has two lasers that shoot into the main laser blade. I’ve heard of the hilt in the same style as above made of crystal and bone. The takeaway? His lightsaber will be different but probably have a cross guard at the top of the hilt as pictured above.

Now, the masks I have seen are a little different. The one I have seen is on the same background as the Chrome Stormtrooper Indie Revolver released:


I am fairly certain the design I have seen and the Chrome Trooper above are part of the same group of evil dudes.

The mask on what I have seen differs from the Star Wars Underworld mask. The mark is more like a crusader night. Just a shiny red metallic mask with a single visor straight across the front. Basically the red mask is like a helmet with a faceplate and visor that is a thin black line. His lightsaber is red, not orange like some depictions we have seen of bad guys in the past. He looks like Darth Revan mixed with the Emperor’s Royal Guards from the previous six Star Wars films.

The evolution of the character’s art also suggests he is a cyborg. Most of the concepts show a lot of mechanical bits and pieces around the character’s body.

In some pieces around this design, the character has a purple lightsaber. Sometimes two sabers. In one he even appears to have the black lightsaber that Pre Vizsla had in The Clone Wars and eventually became Maul’s weapon of choice.

One of the cooler designs for the helmet had a face plate with a cut out for the mouth like Doctor Doom and just two round holes for the eyes. It was simple and creepy.

So yeah, the concept is real.

Another regular source for Episode VII rumors, Jay Carlson of Indie Revolver, added his two cents to the photo.

I respect their hesitation to claim any authenticity related to the image – it’s nice to see some restraint with Star Wars news on the internet. However, I can confirm that not only is this legitimate production art but that this particular concept made its way through pre-production and into the film. This character and his lightbroadsword have filmed scenes in England.

Finally our friends at Star Wars Episode 7 News chimed in that the image had been confirmed by one of their sources as well.

Actually when I saw this my first thoughts were it’s fake. But later after further examination and the words from one of our sources, I’m not so convinced.

So in conclusion it looks fairly certain that the leaked concept art is definitely authentic.

Sources: Jedi Council Forums, Indie Revolver, Making Star Wars, Star Wars Episode 7 News

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'Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion' iTunes Version Updated With Vader Scene

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By: Benjamin Hart

This past Sunday ABC re-aired the Star Wars Rebels TV movie premiere "Spark Of Rebellion" with an added scene featuring Darth Vader. Those who bought the movie on various formats after it's initial premiere were left wondering if they were going to miss out on the new scene. We now have a solution for their predicament thanks to our good friend Kenny Kraly in Club SWU who let us know that the iTunes version of Spark Of Rebellion has been updated with the new scene. Anyone that buys it now or in the future we'll get the "special edition" of the movie, as some jokingly call it, and those who already own it can simply re-download it. I was able to achieve this by deleting the current version from my device and downloading it again from the Cloud.

If you've noticed any alternative ways to accomplish this, or anything of this sort in other formats, such as Amazon and Google play, please let us know so we can get the word out!

Source: iTunes

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Rumor: Star Wars Episode VII Villain Concept Art Leaked

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By: Dominic Jones

Prepare to have your minds blown.  SWU reader Erik pointed us in the direction of the ImageShack account Darth Simi (UPDATE: The account has since been deleted but we saved the picture, so if you want to see it just scroll down), where allegedly a picture of the villain for Star Wars Episode VII was posted.  If you don't want to know anything about Star Wars Episode VII, then stop reading now.  This is your official SPOILER ALERT!  If you want to see this beauty now, then keep reading.
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Here is the picture:

Wow!  This guy looks great!  I love the way his saber looks almost like a sword.  I can definitely see the two mini sabers being used to stab someone at close range (kind of like a shank).  His mask looks like a combination of Vader and Revan, and you could definitely see the guy underneath the mask being some kind of Sith historian.  While this doesn't completely line up with prior villain concept art, you could see how this is a creative evolution from that.  Plus we know that not all concept art makes it into the final film.

We look forward to seeing this guy in action on December 18th, 2015!

UPDATE: Jay Carlson from Indie Revolver has confirmed via his sources that this picture is legitimate and that the character pictured filmed scenes in London! 

UPDATE #2:  Jason Ward from MakingStarWars.net has also corroborated the story that this is real.


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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Clone Wars Strikes Back | Episode 21

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On this episode Dominic and Ciaran are joined by Chris from the Star Wars Underworld to talk about the Mortis Trilogy.  They delve into some of the biggest questions around the Star Wars universe as a whole.  What is Balance of the Force?  Is Anakin the chosen one?  Plus they delve into what this arc means for Ahsoka and how it could have influenced her decision to leave the Jedi Order.  Also, what is Mortis, can someone be brought back to life, and is does Mortis affect the rest of the galaxy or does Mortis affect the rest of the galaxy (or a bit of both)?  All this and much more!

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Dave Filoni Talks 'Rise of the Old Masters' With IGN, Drops Hints About Ahsoka

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By: Dominic Jones

Star Wars Rebels Supervising Director and Executive producer chatted with Eric Goldman from IGN about tonight's episode of Rebels, "Rise of the Old Masters."  This is should go without saying, but if you haven't seen the episode yet, this is your official SPOILER ALERT!  He discusses using the Force to sense someones presence.  He also drops a very tantalizing hint about our favorite padawan from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano!  Filoni told IGN,

"Literally, what you see in that hologram, is her sitting, waiting to be executed. It’s a recording of that event. So when they walk in and see her, they’re actually standing where the Inquisitor was standing [when it was recorded]. And so when she walks up and looks at them kind of distantly and not very friendly, she’s looking at the Inquisitor and that’s what the recording is of. Then she steps over into that chamber and obviously she gets killed there. It’s really wicked when you think about it. The material of her body is the essence that Kanan is somehow sensing through the Force. But he knows there’s something off about it. But since he didn’t really know Luminara, he doesn’t really know. That’s one of the interesting things about death and then the dark side and all these different ways you can use the Force. The sensing of people is one of the biggest dilemmas, I think, in all of Star Wars, because people want to use it like a metal detector. I am very, very certain that it really just relates to how much you know somebody and intention of threat. You take those two things and combine them. So of course when Obi-Wan arrives in the Death Star, Anakin knows about it. Obi-Wan’s intentions are fairly clear, what he wants to do. He even, I think to some degree, knows he’s going to face Vader. And they knew each other so well, they were so close. It’s like a battering ram.

I had a really interesting conversation once with George [Lucas] about sensing the Force. It was in regards to… Well, it would have been in regards to Ahsoka. It was an old talk he and I had at one point about Ahsoka and Darth Vader and what she would think of that whole situation… but we’ll have to leave that for another time."

Filoni went on to describe what he just said about Ahsoka as a "good little tease."  Of course, we all hope to see Ahsoka on Rebels and going back to The Clone Wars days we had speculated about that very scenario of Ahsoka meeting Vader.  That would be really cool to see, though I'd settle for just a cameo from Ahsoka.  Hopefully we'll get to see that sooner rather than later.



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Report: 'X-Wing' and 'Tie Fighter' to be Re-Released as Downloads

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By: Dominic Jones

LucasArts may no longer exist as a game studio, but some their greatest hits are getting a re-release as digital downloads.  Kotaku is reporting that the special editions (slightly higher resolutions) of the space combat games X-Wing and Tie Fighter are being re-released on Good Old Games for $10 each.  Kotaku is speculating they could be available as soon as tomorrow!  

It's great to see the LucasArts legacy being kept alive through re-releases of their best stuff.


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Rumor: More Info About Ridley & Boyega's Episode VII Roles

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By Chris Seekell

Tonight Get Your Geek On host David Gremillion revealed on his show that a source had told him some information about Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's roles in Star Wars Episode VII.

Gremillion stated that the source confirmed to him that Ridley's character name is Kira, which fits with rumors we have heard before. The source also added that at some point Kira will take to space in the film flying a starfighter. The source cited seeing footage of Daisy Ridley in a cockpit making maneuvers in space.

Concerning John Boyega's character, the source confirmed to Gremillion that Boyega is indeed playing a Force-user, most likely a Jedi, and wields a lightsaber. This also fits with many rumors we have heard concerning Boyega's role.

It sounds more and more like Ridley and Boyega will be the pillars of the new generation of Star Wars characters.

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