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Around the Star Wars Galaxy – 6.19.17

(Semi) Important intercepts from around the Internet — Weekends are busy and can get in the way of our Star Wars geekdom. Enjoy some detritus from the galactic dustbin…

Pablo’s Patter and Steele Saunders Saunters

Perri Nemiroff
Collider’s Perri Nemiroff will soon be profiled by MSW

Besides being a fun spin around the Star Wars universe, from movie news to canon updates, “Kyo” Ken Napzok and his friends on Collider Jedi Council often dive into some specifics. This week those specifics included analyzing tweets from Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo, which often provide insights that fill in the gaps for fans.While discussing

While discussing The Book of Henry, Perri Nemiroff also spoke to Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow about his views on the saga and its canon.

BTW: Don’t miss Steele Saunders interviewing Napzok and his other crew, the ForceCenter crew–Jennifer Landa and Joseph Scrimshaw–on their podcast. Steele also appeared on the ForceCenter podcast earlier this year.

How did Ezra Ignite the Green?

Star Wars Explained is updated (almost) daily...
Star Wars Explained is updated (almost) daily…

Star Wars Explained posted their weekly Q&A. This week included queries included musings about Ezra’s green lightsaber, Leia’s knowledge of Shmi Skywalker, and Inferno Squad and its possible influence on “Operation Cinder.”

Alex also posted an informative video, which also speaks to all the info you probably didn’t garner by not reading the young adult book Rey’s Survival Guide.

MSW profiled Star Wars Explained earlier this year.

Versio Verbalizes…

Janina Gavankar, the voice and visage of Commander Iden Versio in the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, posted a photo from a recording booth, indicating she has started narrating Christie Golden’s Battlefront II: Inferno Squad.

From the Source

Darth Vader #1
Darth Vader #1

From more official sources,’s Dan Zehr takes a spin around the “Comic Book Galaxy,” this time discussing Marvel’s latest releases including Darth Vader #1.

Meanwhile, the Star Wars Show’s Andi Gutierrez sits down for an extended interview with Thrawn author, Timothy Zahn. Also, if you missed Andi’s interview with Janina, check it out. “It’s good TV…” said Gutierrez.

Brick Broadcast

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures returned on Saturday, June 17, with a sneak peek of the first episode of season two, “Trouble on Tibalt.”

Season two officially kicks off on Monday, July 31, (7:00 AM ET/PT) with new episodes continuing through mid-August.

Don’t miss an extended interview with Eugene Byrd, the show’s voice of Zander via the Star Wars YouTube channel.

Boosting the Signal

Finally, last week Jason Ward assigned me an article that ignited my imagination and my twitter feed. Looking for Leia, a crowd-funded project documentary about the girls and women of Star Wars fandom, recently lost a major donor. I spoke to Annalise Ophelian for MSW and then looked to “signal boost” this important cause.

I for one, desperately want to see this film completed (and so should you).

If you have the means to help, please do. They’ve currently raised $19,235 of an all-or-nothing $25,000 goal that comes due on Saturday, June 24, at 2:50 AM.

The above is not intended to be a comprehensive list; just a way to get your fandom kickstarted on dreaded #MustafarMonday. If I’ve missed anything that you think I should point browsers to this week, please hit me up on Twitter @jmbishopjr. You can also shoot me questions to ask Ms. Nemiroff and Garrick “Biggs” Hagon for two upcoming articles. JB


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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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