The Personal Impact of Doctor Aphra

I’ve been a Star Wars fan since before I can even remember, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I truly felt seen by the galaxy that I loved so much. And that was due in great part to Doctor Aphra.

Everyone comes to Star Wars through different avenues and everyone stays for different reasons. Usually, those reasons involve finding characters and storylines that we connect with. For me, my love of Star Wars began with the original trilogy. I used to run around my yard pretending to be Princess Leia and turning empty wrapping paper tubes into lightsabers with the copious use of markers. As the years passed, that love only deepened as I discovered the Legends books and the prequel trilogy was released, and I found

From the Pages of Star Wars Insider: Creature Effects Wizard Neal Scanlan Talks the Galaxy Far, Far Away – Exclusive Excerpt

Creature and special makeup effects supervisor Neal Scanlan headed up the creature shop for all five Star Wars movies released since 2015. In this exclusive excerpt from his interview with Mark Newbold in Star Wars Insider #203, available this week, Scanlan reveals how his Star Wars saga began.

Star Wars Insider: You’d all but retired from filmmaking when Lucasfilm knocked on your door.

Neal Scanlan: J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy had decided to shoot Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) in the U.K., so it was a case of me being in the right place at the right time. Tommy Harper, who had worked with J.J. on Star Trek (2009), called me to ask if I’d be interested in meeting in London to discuss a project. He wouldn’t tell me

Bad Batch Declassified: 5 Highlights from “Reunion”

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is here, chronicling the adventures of the elite squad Clone Force 99 following the end of the Clone War. In Bad Batch Declassified, we’ll explore our favorite moments from each episode of the series, available only on Disney+. Armor up and join us for the ride.

Spoiler warning: This article discusses details and plot points from the Star Wars: The Bad Batch episode, “Reunion.”

The Bad Batch have escaped such a fate, but last week they had to face a former brother whose actions were being driven by an inhibitor chip implanted in his brain. Crosshair returned, with reinforcements for days, to hunt down Clone Force 99 on Bracca. And just when it seemed the Batch might still make their escape unscathed, a familiar figure arrived to ruin

Bad Batch First Look: “Reunion”

Following the Bad Batch’s mission with Captain Rex, the team looks to pay off their debt to Cid. But the Empire is never far behind… Check out preview images of the latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, “Reunion,” now streaming on Disney+!

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In Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy, Go Inside the Crucible of War

Centuries of peace and prosperity were shattered with the droid invasion of Naboo. The Trade Federation’s blockade of the single planet touched off events that would go on to spark the Clone Wars and the eventual fall of the Republic. But the conflict on Naboo was only the beginning of the skirmishes that would crisscross the galaxy for decades to come.

The new book, Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxyexpands upon these momentous clashes and galaxy-altering events as they unfolded beginning 13 years before the formation of the Galactic Empire. Beyond the Battles of the Republic, subsequent sections chronicle the spark of rebellion on the muddy surface of Mimban to the raid of a rain-soaked Imperial outpost on Eadu, the all-out Galactic Civil War that started on Scarif and ended

Quiz: Which Star Wars Dad Are You?

Father figures run the gamut in the galaxy far, far away, from smugglers who (sort of) settle down to have a family to warriors and soldiers who take charge of the kids in their care. From the politician-turned-political activist Bail Organa, who famously adopted one of Padmé Amidala’s infant twins and raised her to become the powerhouse Leia Organa, to Anakin Skywalker himself, who changed the fate of the galaxy to save his son, Luke, these fathers have made a profound impact. This Father’s Day, we want to know: Which Star Wars dad are you?

Take the latest quiz to find out!

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Ancient Jedi Ruins Uncovered in IDW’s Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #2 – Exclusive Preview

Though he is strong with the Force, Luke Skywalker’s Jedi journey is just beginning.

Following the destruction of the Death Star, Luke is a hero of the Rebellion. His ultimate dream of becoming a Jedi like his father, however, will not be an easy one to achieve. In’s exclusive preview of IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #2, Luke finally reaches the mysterious place he saw in his visions. But will it provide the answers he seeks, or more questions…?

Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #2, written by Alec Worley and illustrated by Ruairí Coleman (and based on the novel by Jason Fry), arrives June 23 and is available for pre-order now on Comixology and at your local comic shop.

Explore Star Wars: Visions at Anime Expo Lite

Today, Anime Expo announced that Lucasfilm will bring a galaxy far, far away to Anime Expo Lite this July with the panel Star Wars: Visions – Sneak Preview.

Join host Chastity Vicencio and Lucasfilm executive producers Jacqui Lopez, James Waugh, and Josh Rimes, Qubic Pictures’ and co-executive producer Justin Leach, and producer Kanako Shirasaki for an inside look at Star Wars: Visions before the series debuts on Disney+ later this year.

Check out the full details below.

Star Wars: Visions – Sneak Preview
July 3, 2021 / 3 p.m. PST
Duration: 30 minutes

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Visions is an upcoming anthology of animated shorts celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators and storytellers. Tune in for a sneak peek that will leave you excited

Darth Vader Takes on IG-88 in Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader #13 – Exclusive Preview

Darth Vader endured the trial. He struck down his former master Obi-Wan Kenobi. He confronted his son with the truth of his identity. Now he’ll fight the bounty hunter droid IG-88 to gain valuable intel.

Marvel’s Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters crossover continues in Star Wars: Darth Vader #13, with the Sith Lord among the galaxy’s most powerful figures looking to claim Han Solo. In’s exclusive preview of the issue, we find Vader back in action against the phlutdroid.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #13, from writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco, arrives June 23 and is available for pre-order now on Comixology and at your local comic shop.

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