Secrets of the Kyber Crystals – SWR #274

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This episode we discover details about Jedha’s Kyber Crystals, new Han Solo, and The Last Jedi details emerge, plus we take a stroll down memory lane, and so more! All on this week’s episode of the STAR WARS REPORT! 
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Topics:

  • T-shirt/Celebration details
  • Mark’s throw back Podcasting story
  • Jedha’s Kyber crystals came from space?!
    • “There’s some stuff we did in there that are visual clues to ideas that maybe no one would ever know. I’ll tell you one thing, and this is my last interview to do with Star Wars so this is a scoop (laughs), but it’s probably not as interesting as some of the other things we talked about. If you look at the establishing shot of Jedha from above, the layout of it is this giant, circular rock formation around where Jedha is—the idea was that there was a meteor impact that hit Jedha and it came at such a force that it was what created the Kyber Crystals at the center of that crater of impact. So Jedha is like this very unique place in the galaxy in that it’s got a very high density of Kyber Crystals, which is what the Jedi need for lightsabers. So it became this holy city as a result of that meteor impact. But that must’ve happened maybe millions of years ago. We tried to tell that story in the establishing shot, you see the circular formation and at the heart of it is Jedha city.”
  • Bob Iger talks The Last Jedi and Han Solo movie (ew.com)
    • Leia appears throughout TLJ…will deal with Fisher’s sad reality in Ep IX
    • Gary Barlow has a role in TLJ
    • Han Solo movie (May 25, 2018) takes him through being 18 to 24 years old and…
      • How he got the Falcon
      • How he met Chewie
      • How he got his name
    • Iger: “We have a creative team thinking about what could be another decade and a half on Star Wars stories.”
  • ‘Sing Street’ star Ian Kenny joins Han Solo movie (variety.com)
  • Lego Freemaker Adventures won not one, but FOUR EMMIES! — Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition,  Outstanding Casting For An Animated Series Or Special and Outstanding Sound Editing Animation.
  • Listener Emails
  • And more!

CELEBRATION STATION: Your Guide to that Yearly Star Wars Pilgrimage

OUR TIPS!  (That is if we have any!)

Boba’s Bounty:

  • Mark: Found a Death Star Popcorn bucket at the theater! / Chee tweeting me knowing about my early worries.
  • Riley:  Meeting Chee at SWCL / RO watching party

SPOILER/Rumor Section:

  • None this week!

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