Star Wars: Squadrons – Through Imperial Eyes – Missions 4 & 5

After spending the first three missions with with Vanguard Squadron, the next two missions introduce us to Titan Squadron. We already know Varko Grey, the Squad Leader, from the short film ‘Hunted’. The other three pilots are just as interesting. Firstly, we have Vonreg, whom I suspect is related to Major Vonreg from ‘Resistance’. SolContinue reading “Star Wars: Squadrons – Through Imperial Eyes – Missions 4 & 5”

The High Republic – Some Thoughts

As fans, when we get new content we inevitably have tonnes of questions on how the new stuff relates to the old stuff and relish the various connections and Easter Eggs, it’s part of the territory. So when we got the ‘High Republic’ announcement and teases, set 200 years before the Skywalker Saga. A periodContinue reading “The High Republic – Some Thoughts”

Me and My Padawan: Galaxy of Adventures

Over the last few weeks I have noticed an increased interest in Star Wars from my 3 year old Daughter, which has been at times, amazing and others almost stress inducing. One of the biggest things she has enjoyed has been the ‘Galaxy of Adventures’ short animations on the ‘Star Wars Kids’ Youtube Channel. AsContinue reading “Me and My Padawan: Galaxy of Adventures”

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Review Series – Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore

In the mid to late nineties I tried to follow the Expanded Universe as much as a kid could, but I had a lot of gaps in the collection, so when I found out about the ‘New Jedi Order’ I ended up starting with the second book in the series (it was the only oneContinue reading “Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Review Series – Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore”

The Rumour Mill

The rumours coming out in the last few weeks have been almost overwhelming. And at this point I’m getting sick of hearing them. Lets go back a few weeks when the news was suddenly dropped that Rosario Dawson was playing Ahsoka in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season Two and the internet exploded, and rightfully so. Dawson hasContinue reading “The Rumour Mill”

Speculation! Star Wars Jedi: Franchise Ideas

Recently, during an earnings call, the head of EA Games announced that last years ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ will be the beginning of a new franchise of games. Whilst this isnt a big surprise, as Respawn had already been open about the fact they were hiring new staff to work on the inevitable sequel,Continue reading “Speculation! Star Wars Jedi: Franchise Ideas”

Doctor Aphra Vol. 2 – Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit Comic Review

Blessed be Doctor Aphra! After my recent foray into the Charles Soule ‘Darth Vader’ series and my growing disappointment in those comics, and the recent release of th new ‘Doctor Aphra’ series I have decided to jump back and dive into the first run of ‘Doctor Aphra.’ Of course, I have already started my readthroughContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Vol. 2 – Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit Comic Review”

Force Collector by Kevin Shinick Book Review

Released as a part of ‘Journey to The Rise of Skywalker’ wave of books and comics, ‘Force Collector’ doesn’t really tie into the latest film at all. I have seen people mention that it would have felt more at home as a part of ‘Journey to The Force Awakens’, given how it follows in theContinue reading “Force Collector by Kevin Shinick Book Review”

Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2 – Legacy’s End

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Either I am suffering from over-hype when it comes to this series or my expectations are too high after hearing all the praise but I am really not enjoying this series at all so far. This volume covers two shorter stories, the first follows Vader tracking Jocasta Nu whoContinue reading “Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2 – Legacy’s End”

My Top Star Wars Moments 5

“You think you can turn him? Pathetic child… I cannot be betrayed… I cannot be beaten. I see his mind… I see his every intent. Yes… I see him turning the lightsaber to strike true! And now… foolish child… he ignites it… and KILLS HIS TRUE ENEMY!” Supreme Leader Snoke – The Last Jedi WhoContinue reading “My Top Star Wars Moments 5”

Doctor Aphra: Issue 1 – Fortune and Fate Part 1 The Rings of Vaace

After a lengthy delay due to the COVID menace, we are finally able to get our (metaphorical) hands on the first issue of the new ‘Doctor Aphra’ series. Like the relaunches of the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Darth Vader’ titles, the new ‘Aphra’ series is set between ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’Continue reading “Doctor Aphra: Issue 1 – Fortune and Fate Part 1 The Rings of Vaace”

#CollectionCorner – My Lego Wish List

Since I returned to the Lego collecting at the end of 2015, there have been a handful of sets that I had wanted to see return, really so that I could get them at a more normal and much less inflated price, because that secondary market is a bit steep sometimes. This post really isContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – My Lego Wish List”

General Hux: Mistreated or Misunderstood?

Over the last couple of weeks I have rewatched the entire Star Wars Saga, and as I made my way from ‘The Force Awakens’ and into ‘The Last Jedi’ seeing the treatment of General Hux, something many fans have had an issue with. When we first met Hux in TFA, he was a snivelling weaselContinue reading “General Hux: Mistreated or Misunderstood?”

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi Book Review

Written by Kevin Hearne, ‘Heir to the Jedi’ follows Luke Skywalker as he goes on a pair of missions for the Rebellion, firstly to Rodia where he is meant to set up a contact with some arms dealers, the second to rescue a Slicer who is working (under duress) for the Empire and reunite herContinue reading “Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi Book Review”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Duel on Mustafar

There is something about these ‘Duel on…’ sets that I just love. The ‘Starkiller Base’ one was so well done that as soon as I heard about one based on the Anakin/Obi-Wan duel I knew it was a sure-thing for the collection. Luckily, in this early part of the year I generally don’t have toContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Duel on Mustafar”

What Differences Should We Expect Between the High Republic Jedi and the Jedi of the Prequel Era?

Something I have been contemplating for a while, which I started thinking about more after we got the descriptions of the main ‘High Republic’ characters is what will the state of the Jedi Order be in comparison to the Order during the Prequel Era? We can already see the differences in the visual style ofContinue reading “What Differences Should We Expect Between the High Republic Jedi and the Jedi of the Prequel Era?”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 9

Here we go, the penultimate entry into the the Death Star build. I imagine this was how Krennic felt close to the events of ‘Rogue One’. This section is essentially the floor of the top section with a few added bits here and there. The first part is the floor that covers the Super WeaponContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 9”

My Pre-Prequels Head Canon

Watching the Original Trilogy in the early 90’s, there was very little information on what happened before. All we really knew was what Obi-Wan told Luke. The Jedi Knights were guardians of peace and justice. When Obi-Wan met Anakin he was already a great pilot, was strong in the Force and they were best friends.Continue reading “My Pre-Prequels Head Canon”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 8

Well, the Death Star weapon is now fully operational. If the construction of the super weapon went as easily as this then the Empire would have done more damage much quicker. The first part of the section is the base of the weapon, the middle is full of gears and rods. One side has aContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 8”

“The Jedi Knights of the Round Table”

If you weren’t intrigued by ‘Project Luminous’ before, hearing the concept of ‘the Jedi Knights of the Round Table’ certainly should have piqued your interest. For the record, I was intrigued by the whole ‘Project Luminous’ idea. All of those great authors coming together for this grand project, then the rumours of ‘The High Republic’Continue reading ““The Jedi Knights of the Round Table””

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Novelisation by Rae Carson (Spoiler Free) Review

Let me get this off my chest. We don’t deserve this book. After all the vitriol that has spread through the fandom since ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, we are now getting spoiled by getting this fantastic novelisation. Now, as the title of this post states, this is a Spoiler Free review. By that I meanContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Novelisation by Rae Carson (Spoiler Free) Review”

#CollectionCorner – Mandalorian Battle Pack (2020)

When this set was first announced late last year, I, and possibly many others thought this set would have something to do with ‘The Mandalorian’ series. But when the images were first released and I found out my hopes were not quite on the ball, I was not disappointed. Why? Because these mini-figs look amazing.Continue reading “#CollectionCorner – Mandalorian Battle Pack (2020)”

Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1 – Imperial Machine

I can’t believe that I’m about to say this. I found this book to be disappointing. I think, because I had heard so many great things about Charles Soule’s Vader series that I went in with very high expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it starts out amazingly in the first issue which is essentially VaderContinue reading “Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1 – Imperial Machine”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Sections 5 and 6

Section 5 Halfway there!!! The fifth section is THE MIDDLE. The whole of the middle floor is built in this section and it’s done in four quarters. The different sections are (anti-clockwise from top left) The Emperor’s Throne Room, Docking Bay, Superlaser Control and finally the Detention Block. The Docking Bay has a hole inContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Sections 5 and 6”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 4

When I fished out all of the bags for Section 4 I had a mild panic. There were only three bags as opposed to the usual (so far) four. Once I opened them all up and sorted the pieces into a somewhat ordered set of piles I realised why, this Section isn’t a huge constructionContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 4”

Star Wars: Issue 3 – The Destiny Path Part 3

Like TV Shows, sometimes you get an issue of a comics series that essentially acts as a way of setting something up, and this issue of Soule’s ‘Star Wars’ is just that. Luke, Leia and Lando head to Cloud City, each with their own agenda. Luke is searching for his lightsaber, Leia is investigating theContinue reading “Star Wars: Issue 3 – The Destiny Path Part 3”

Project Luminous aka Star Wars: The High Republic

After almost a year of speculation, we finally know the truth. ‘Project Luminous’ has been revealed to be a publishing campaign, officially titled ‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ and will focus on the Jedi Order 200 years prior to the events of ‘The Phantom Menace’. The first wave of stories is set to start hittingContinue reading “Project Luminous aka Star Wars: The High Republic”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 3

“What a wonderful smell you’ve discovered!” The third section has been completed and we get the main part of one of the most iconic scenes from ‘A New Hope’, that’s right, the Trash Compactor. The first part of theirs section gives us part of the back wall of the Compactor with an open door andContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 3”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Star Wars Summer 2020 Rumours

Everyone! Good news! We’re getting some decent sounding Lego sets in the summer!!! Everyone! Bad news! According to rumours there’s nothing from ‘The Mandalorian’, but that’s ok… for now. BRICKFANATICS has put out a rumoured list of upcoming sets that will be released during the Summer, with the main focus being on ‘The Clone Wars’Continue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Star Wars Summer 2020 Rumours”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars Season 6 Part 3

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews.For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had been doingContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews – The Clone Wars Season 6 Part 3”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 6 Part 2

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 6 Part 2”

Star Wars Vol. 8 – Mutiny at Mon Cala

In an attempt to build a fleet for the Rebel Alliance, Leia attempts to recruit the Mon Cala to their cause. The Regent of the planet doesn’t accept her invitation and the Rebels try to find a way to change his mind. Leia comes up with a plan that involves Queen Trios from Shu-Toren. TheyContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 8 – Mutiny at Mon Cala”

The Romance of Star Wars

“I love you.” “I know.” Princess Leia & Han Solo The Empire Strikes Back Romance has always been there in Star Wars. Be it in Luke’s (misguided) crush on Leia in An New Hope’ or the fateful love story of Anakin and Padmé, or the doomed, over before it started relationship between Rey and BenContinue reading “The Romance of Star Wars”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 6 Part 1

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 6 Part 1”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 2

Unlike Moff Jerjerrod, I don’t feel like I am behind schedule… Section 2 builds the second level of the Death Star, which includes three new rooms and a large space which will become clearer later on. I build this section in two Building Sessions, both of around an hour each (roughly) The first building sessionContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 2”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 5 Part 4

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 5 Part 4”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 5 Part 3

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 5 Part 3”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 5 Part 2

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars Season 5 Part 2”

Jedi: Fallen Order – Some Thoughts

‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ is a masterclass in what a single-player ‘Star Wars’ game should be. The story is well written and fits perfectly into existing canon and even expands on some of the established content we have had. Given the time the story is set, the obvious choice for a Dark Side villain would beContinue reading “Jedi: Fallen Order – Some Thoughts”

Star Wars Vol. 6 – Out Among The Stars

Jason Aaron finishes his run on Star Wars with a whisper, rather than a bang in this collection of one-shots following the main characters doing different things and essentially tying up one loose thread, and it was rather disappointing. The first part has Luke and Leia stranded on a planet until an Imperial entanglement givesContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 6 – Out Among The Stars”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 5 Part 1

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 5 Part 1”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 1

For years I had been after this set. No word of a lie, when it was released it went straight to the top of my wish list. And every time it dropped in price or went into a sale it was always a really inconvenient time so I basically became resigned to missing out onContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Death Star: Section 1”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 5

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 5”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 4

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 4”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 3

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 3”

Doctor Aphra Vol. 1 – Aphra

Writer – Kieron Gillen Penciller – Kev Walker Inkers – Kev Walker & Marc Deering Colour Artist – Antonio Fabela Kieron Gillen ended his run on ‘Darth Vader’ with Aphra escaping death in an escape pod. Then, Gillen took his new and original character and brought us a great new series. The first arc letsContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Vol. 1 – Aphra”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 2

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 2”

Jedi: Fallen Order Mission 11 – Nur/Fortress Inquisitorius

Using Merrin’s Nightsister Magic, The Mantis passes through the Imperial Blockade surrounding Nur. Cere and Cal use the Escape Pods to make their way to the planet by landing in the ocean surrounding the Fortress Inquisitorius. UInderwater, Cal and B-D 1 find a way into the building and take out the Imperials when you enter.Continue reading “Jedi: Fallen Order Mission 11 – Nur/Fortress Inquisitorius”

Jedi: Fallen Order Mission 9 & 10 – Dathomir and Bogano

After constructing your new lightsaber, you return to Dathomir. Once you make it to the Tomb you once again have a vision of your former master, Jaro Tapal and you manage to co where your guilt, causing the vision to fade. Once the vision goes you are able to enter the Tomb. Inside the TombContinue reading “Jedi: Fallen Order Mission 9 & 10 – Dathomir and Bogano”

My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 1

In the run up to the new season of Clone Wars, I am going to finally finish my rewatch of the series, of course finish my reviews. For the rest of the available episodes I am changing the format slightly, I will now focus on arcs as a whole rather than what I had beenContinue reading “My Star Wars (Life) Reviews: The Clone Wars – Season 4 Part 1”

Star Wars Vol. 5 – Yoda’s Secret War

Writer – Jason Aaron Art – Salvador Larroca Colourist – Edgar Delgado Well, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to revisiting this story arc. It was the last one I read before life got in the way of the comic collecting and I put it on hold and I really wasn’t all that fussed about quittingContinue reading “Star Wars Vol. 5 – Yoda’s Secret War”

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2

Writer – Charles Soule Artist – Will Sliney Colourist- Guru-Fx Starting right where we left off in last issue, Snoke and Ben discuss the Knights of Ren which leads to Snoke telling Ben he needs to adopt a new name for himself, a true name. One comes to mind that Ben called himself as aContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 2”

Jedi: Fallen Order Mission 8 – Illum

Feeling defeated, Cal goes on a mission to locate a new Kyber Crystal on Illum. As he’s about to leave The Mantis, Cere speaks to you, telling you that you will constantly be tested and tempted to go to the Dark Side. Cal asks if she still feels that temptation and she gives him herContinue reading “Jedi: Fallen Order Mission 8 – Illum”

Jedi: Fallen Order Mission 7 – Dathomir

Oh boy this level was a nightmare! First off, you land on Dathomir and speak to Cere, things are tense but not as tense as before so Greez will be happy. You make your way into an abandoned settlement and you get to know some of the local wildlife, a big ape like think thatContinue reading “Jedi: Fallen Order Mission 7 – Dathomir”

Rumour Mill: Project Luminous and the 2022 Film

Jason Ward of Making Star Wars has put out an article about rumours he has heard from his sources about the direction of the upcoming Publishing Event ‘Project Luminous’ as well as the next film. You can read the full article HERE. According to the article, the next film will be set 400 before TheContinue reading “Rumour Mill: Project Luminous and the 2022 Film”

Star Wars: Issue 1 – The Destiny Path (Part 1 l) Review

Well, Charles Soule is at it again folks and this time he’s shepherding us into a new era for the Star Wars comics, the time between ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’. The story starts almost straight after the Millennium Falcon escapes ‘The Executor’. Luke is reliving the moments after Vader cutContinue reading “Star Wars: Issue 1 – The Destiny Path (Part 1 l) Review”

#CollectionCorner – Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter Lego

One of my favourite Star Wars Lego sets in my collection is the Y-Wing from the second ‘Rogue One’ wave. The details are phenomenal and the screen accuracy is out of this world, so when they announced that we were getting a Sequel Era version I was excited and to have it as part ofContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter Lego”