I found some old Star Wars: Episode I toy ads on one of my old tapes, so I uploaded them all to YouTube. If you, too, want a blast from the past-
A new trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi! It didn’t awake in me the same sort of delight I got from hearing Duel of the Fates in the first trailer, and there is no Beru who is the person I most wanted to see, but it’s all worth it to see that expression on Obi-Wan’s face at the end. You’ll know it when you see it.
What does Qui-Gon have to say in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi? And a charity stream for mental health awareness! — Making Star Wars
Very recently, I met with some crew members of Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian 3 and the upcoming Ahsoka series. We got to talking about RPGs and a charity event I will be helping out with. There is a subtext to Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi that really ties into ideas of hope during our darkest times […]What does Qui-Gon have to say in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi? And a charity stream for mental health awareness! — Making Star Wars
So, I’m really trying not to get my hopes up too high for a Qui-Gon appearance in the Obi-Wan show, not least because Liam Neeson has said he isn’t in it. (He could be lying Andrew Garfield-style, I suppose.) But if this actually happens –
In Chapter Six, after all is said and done, the blue ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn does manifest for Kenobi. As Qui-Gon appears in front of Kenobi, Obi-Wan looks on in amazement, hardly able to believe his own eyes. Qui-Gon Jinn smiles at Kenobi and asks him what took him so long? Qui-Gon then says he’s been there with him the entire time.
-my Phantom Menace/Jedi Apprentice loving self will be SO BEYOND crying tears of joy. I will be sobbing for days.
Star Wars is a series that helps to inspire hope among fans. Whether it is through Leia’s determination to lead or Padmé’s willingness to do what she thinks is right, the women of the Skywalker family have inspired children for decades, and we’re just talking about the Skywalkers! That’s not even getting into the rest…‘Star Wars’ Fans Raise Money for Transgender Youth in Honor of Padmé’s Influence — The Mary Sue
In a week of horrible news, this is a really nice story.
Oh wow. I got chills when Duel of the Fates kicked in, it’s still one of the most stunning pieces of music I’ve heard anywhere, not just in Star Wars.
WHAT a day it’s been for prequel fans! I always wondered if it would come. It seemed terribly unlikely in the days where people preferred actors, directors, and teenage fans to kill themselves but it’s nice to know there were always some people out there who wanted to build. My fourteen-year-old self who posted endless fanfiction on theforce.net message boards is SCREAMING right now. (Her username on there was female_obi_wan.)
Man, it’s hard to keep up with new TV shows once you’re an adult, even if they’re set within a world you already love. I admit that A LOT OF TIMES during this show I had to stop and go, “Wait, had they already met?” or “Do we know that guy already?” I’m a bad Star Wars fan, I know. But I did like this show! In fact, I think I liked it more than most people did? Yeah it had some silly parts but it’s Star Wars, the silliness has been built-in since the beginning. And I really liked getting to see some characters, locations and events I assumed would never show up in live-action again!
But yes, like everyone else I was also confused when the show suddenly turned into The Mandalorian season three. I really wish they hadn’t done that, both for the sake of Boba and his supporting cast and for the Mandalorian’s cast, for a start there are plenty of scenes in this show where we absolutely should have seen Din’s face and we couldn’t because Pedro Pascal was off filming other things. A very odd choice that, and one I suspect motivated mostly by Disney’s desire to shift Grogu toys, posters and stickers until no surface in the world is un-Grogu’d.
…is also my probably most unpopular Star Wars opinion.
It isssss: Revenge of the Sith-era Hayden Christensen would have made an absolutely amazing Enjolras.
“Enjolras was a charming young man, who was capable of being terrible. He was angelically handsome. He was a savage Antinous. One would have said, to see the pensive thoughtfulness of his glance, that he had already, in some previous state of existence, traversed the revolutionary apocalypse. He possessed the tradition of it as though he had been a witness. He was acquainted with all the minute details of the great affair. A pontifical and warlike nature, a singular thing in a youth. He was an officiating priest and a man of war; from the immediate point of view, a soldier of the democracy; above the contemporary movement, the priest of the ideal. His eyes were deep, his lids a little red, his lower lip was thick and easily became disdainful, his brow was lofty. A great deal of brow in a face is like a great deal of horizon in a view. Like certain young men at the beginning of this century and the end of the last, who became illustrious at an early age, he was endowed with excessive youth, and was as rosy as a young girl, although subject to hours of pallor. Already a man, he still seemed a child. His two and twenty years appeared to be but seventeen; he was serious, it did not seem as though he were aware there was on earth a thing called woman. He had but one passion—the right; but one thought—to overthrow the obstacle.”
He’s probably too old now though. :(
On the Comlink is a feature in which StarWars.com writers hop on a call (virtual or old fashioned) and discuss a specific Star Wars topic. In this installment to celebrate Star Wars Day, Dan Brooks, Kristin Baver, Katie Barnes, Dustin Diehl, and Bria LaVorgna discuss how they first became Star Wars fans and what has kept them…On the Comlink: What Does Star Wars Mean to You? — StarWars.com
A really nice article for today from the official Star Wars site!
I, also, come to Star Wars for the politics.
Happy May 4th everyone!
Here’s some throwback photos to when I went to Disneyland Paris for honeymoon, hung around all the Star Wars stuff (this was before Galaxy’s Edge was a thing, not that Paris would’ve gotten one anyway) and generally had a lovely if extremely rainy time.
(seriously it rained a lot)
The above dropped today and I am THRILLED! I’m also really happy Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are coming back as Owen and Beru and holy shit I googled Bonnie Piesse right now and she was in NXIVM but escaped and denounced it? Bloody hell now I really want to know that story.
Anyway, ur, I absolutely cannot wait for this.