Karl and Jason break down Act I of Attack of the Clones from the opening crawl to the departure from Coruscant. Then stick around for their announcement about a new segment coming to the show called “Tales of the Lairians”!
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Mitchell Stein- With The Force Awakens released in theaters nationwide earlier this year, Star Wars has been going through a generational resurrection, and the beloved franchise is back and better than ever, with great films, television content and even a major presence at the Disney theme parks. But beyond just the annual spectacular films coming within the next five years (continuing with Rogue One this December), the Star Wars universe lives beyond the screen into theme park attractions and even a brand new slew of books. Within the next few months, Star Wars fans will be treated to dozens of brand new fantastic books, and today we’ll be taking a look at the biggest and most noteworthy Star Wars books hitting the market and where you can check them out.
This episode we unfortunately have to discuss the sad news that is the cancellation of Disney Infinity. Don’t worry though there is plenty other good news to bring you as well as some uplifting speculation that We have about the future of Interactive Star Wars gaming.
Over 2 years ago on April 25, 2014, Lucasfilm announced its controversial decision to officially rebrand the Expanded Universe (or EU) collection under the new label of Star Wars Legends, emphasizing that all previous Star Wars stories before this date (with the exception of Episodes I through VI and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated film and TV series) were not part of the official canonized Star Wars universe. In short, Lucasfilm created a blank slate upon which the Star Wars universe could continue to unfold in preparation for the highly anticipated new trilogy of films.
It’s no surprise that this decision affected the varying level of Star Wars fans differently. The casual fan—the one who had only seen the movies once or twice—was generally unaffected by the news except for a slight confusion about what the European Union (EU) had to do with Star Wars. The die-hard fans were split into two factions, what I like to call the “purists” and the “unconditional” fans. The purists were already on edge, fearing that the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney and the subsequent “commercialization” of the franchise would lead to its ultimate demise. These fans became even further disillusioned at what they viewed as the “demotion” of the Expanded Universe to Legends. They weren’t happy campers. The unconditional fans, however, had matured to a point in their fanship where their love and devotion to the saga and their trust for its handlers would remain true no matter what. These fans accepted the decision with open minds and hopeful hearts.
As an unconditional fan, feasting on the new Star Wars Canon for the past 2 years has been incredibly rewarding for me. Here are 8 reasons why Lucasfilm made the right decision on that fateful day.Continue reading →