Teaching with Star Wars: Rey and Accepting Change in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Looking for an activity that’s fun, engaging, and educational? Each week, Teaching with Star Wars will offer unique lessons for you and your younglings that promise to foster opportunities for discovery and learning, all through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. And it sounds like the bell just rang, so let’s head to the classroom now. Punch it, Chewie!

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey, a Jakku scavenger strong with the Force, hears an ominous sound from the basement of Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana. She finds a box, and inside, a lightsaber. Upon touching it, she has a vision of many startling images that bombard her with sites and sounds of destruction and chaos. What do these visions mean, and why are they being shown to her? Rey has

SWTOR Update 6.1.2 Patch Notes

SWTOR Game Update 6.1.2 launches on June 24 following a traditional server maintenance with a duration of three hours. Below are the official patch notes that BioWare shared a day before the patch went live! Highlights Nature of Progress: Master Mode Difficulty – Master Mode difficulty has been added to the Nature of Progress Operation on […]

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In Shadow Fall, the Dark Secrets of Alphabet Squadron Revealed

In Shadow Fall, the second book in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy, author Alexander Freed continues the story of Alphabet Squadron’s pursuit of the elite Imperial TIE fighter squadron, Shadow Wing. It’s a chaotic time for both Rebels and Imperials trying to find their place in the galaxy after the fall of the Empire and there’s a lot to learn about characters from both sides, especially those who are holding onto secrets from their past. To celebrate the release of the latest novel in the series, StarWars.com spoke with Freed about his experience writing his first canon Star Wars sequel and taking a closer look at the pilots of Alphabet Squadron.

Spoiler warning: Light spoilers ahead!

StarWars.com: How much time has gone by between the end of Alphabet Squadron and the beginning

Empire at 40 | The New Vehicles of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its theatrical debut. To celebrate the classic film’s landmark 40th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Empire at 40,” a special series of interviews, editorial features, and listicles.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back gave us a slew of iconic new vehicles, from the mechanical stomping AT-AT to the elegantly gliding cloud car. Let’s take a look at these new additions to the galactic fleet.

Executor Star Dreadnought

Coming in at 19 kilometers long with 5,000 turbolasers, an ion cannon and a class 1 hyperdrive, this terrifying floating city dwarfed the imposing Imperial Star Destroyer (ISD) II (which also debuted in Empire), essentially relegating them to escort vessels as it jumped into rebellious systems across the galaxy. Serving as the command ship of Darth Vader

Hasbro Announces New Star Wars Toys for Fan First Monday

The selection of toys celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back this year has been impressive. Most impressive. But there’s even more to come.

During a special livestream fan event earlier today, Hasbro gave us our first look at some new action figures and toys coming from the Black Series, The Vintage Collection, and more. And although these won’t be available until later this year, feast your eyes on the first photos and details on how to pre-order the full collection!

Star Wars: The Black Series

The immaculately detailed six-inch action figure line will continue to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with additions including Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, an Imperial Snowtrooper on Hoth, and Luke Skywalker in Dagobah fatigues. Action

Darren Hayes on the Hero’s Journey, Star-Wars-Inspired Stage Outfits, and What He’s Been Doing on Ahch-To

You may know Darren Hayes from his work as a member of chart-topping duo Savage Garden. You may know him from his solo career. But however you know him, you probably know Darren is a huge Star Wars fan. His Twitter is full of Star Wars talk. He once auditioned for a role in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. And he’s even taken inspiration from Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine in equal measure for stage costumes and sets. And as a huge fan of the sequel trilogy — and with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker recently hitting Disney+, Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray — we thought it was time for a chat.

StarWars.com: How did your Star Wars fandom start?

Darren Hayes: I’m an original trilogy kid.

Pilots Wanted: How Lucasfilm and Motive Studios Hatched Star Wars: Squadrons – Exclusive

One never knows when inspiration will strike. For EA’s Motive Studios, the concept for the recently-revealed space combat game Star Wars: Squadrons came at a rather surprising time: while working on another Star Wars game.

“There are a ton of Star Wars fans at Motive, myself included, with a lot of desire to create our own adventures in this universe. This project is one example where that desire resulted in something new springing to life,” Ian Frazier, creative director at Motive, tells StarWars.com. “Back when the team was working on the single-player campaign for Star Wars Battlefront II, they were having a great time with the space missions in particular, and it sparked an idea. Three of the devs — James Clement, Pat Lalonde, and Steve Masters — waxed nostalgic about