Author Archives: Riley Blanton

The Death of the Prequel Era – SWR #119

On this week’s podcast, Mark and I talk about the death of the Prequel Era and much more!

Including:

  • Living in today’s era of Star Wars
  • Philosophy behind film releases
  • So how many SW books does Mark actually own

  • Easter eggs in the upcoming films

And more!

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Rebels & the Death of Major Characters – SWR #118

On this week’s podcast, Mark and I talk about major character deaths, Star Wars Rebels news, and more!

Including:

  • Star Wars Rebels News & Rumors: Meet Zeb and Ezra Bridger and The Phantom http://bit.ly/1cXe8wG
  • Will there be Imperial cadets?
  • Death of Chewbacca and major character deaths in general

And more!

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-Riley

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So, What is the Lucasfilm Story Group? – SWR #117

On this week’s podcast, Mark, Teresa, Aaron and I touch on the future of the franchise!

Including:

  • Hoth-like weather
  • Tantivee IV?
  • The Lucasfilm Story Group
  • Comics move to Marvel
  • Future of SW book publishing
  • What is the word on the novel ‘sword of the jedi’?
  • Will the Spin-Off release dates will be affected by Episode 7′s release date?
  • Has @TheRileyGuy seen all the Indiana Jones films yet?
  • And much more!

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-Riley

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Welcome Back! – SWR #116

On this week’s podcast, Mark, Teresa, Aaron and I talk about some of our favorite SW moments of 2013.

Plus:

  • Announcements
  • Starting Star Wars Bookworms
  • Luke Skywalker breaks the 4th wall
  • Darth Maul’s finale in Comics?
  • Your feedback and more!

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-Riley

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Christmas in the Stars – Ghosts of Christmas Past?

The “Christmas in the Stars.” collaboration comes to a close. (sad face) It was so awesome to work with so many good friends from around the Star Wars fan-site community. We finish with “Ghosts of Christmas Past?” a story from our very own Aaron Goins.

Enjoy!

-Riley Blanton – Founder, Executive Editor - starwarsreport.com

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I remember it like it was yesterday. It was Christmas Day. I can still feel the energy. All the kids had received amazing Star Wars gifts and I was no exception. I had gotten a Luke with lightsaber, the new bad guy, and even a Millennium Falcon!

My family had made it kind of a tradition to go see a movie the afternoon after opening our gifts. This year we decided to go see the new Star Wars movie. Of course we did. It had been years since the original Star Wars had come out and this new one was all anyone was talking about.

I had already seen the movie a few times because it had been out for a little while by Christmas, but this day was the perfect day to see it again. My family didn’t mind taking me again because they knew how big of a fan I was. Also I think they really wanted to go because the movie was that fantastic.

I remember sitting in the theater next to my dad with butterflies in my stomach like I was seeing it for the first time. When the opening crawl came up… was that a tear in my eye? No… it was just a movie.

But this was Star Wars! Star Wars was back!

It had everything I loved about the original and more. Some old characters I loved and new characters I was going to love. Even R2-D2 was back! Space battles, aliens, mysterious bad guys, and oh my goodness that final lightsaber battle. And the cliffhanger! I can’t believe they just left us hanging like that!

I walked out of that theater already planning on seeing the movie again and wondering what the next one was going to be like. This was the best Christmas ever and it was a great time to be a Star Wars fan! Star Wars Episode VIII couldn’t come fast enough.

Wait… am I remembering this correctly? Oh… this is the future…

Aaron Goins