Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 4 Review

On the run from Ochi’s Droid Assassins, most of the issue is taken up with action as Vader destroys the Droids. Once they are vanquished, he threatens Ochi’s life, forcing the assassin to help him hook up the Wayfinder to the Jedi Interceptor used by Anakin Skywalker to reach Mustafaar in ‘Revenge of the Sith’.Continue reading “Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 4 Review”

Darth Vader: Into The Fire Part 3

Continuing his punishment by Palpatine, Vader encounters The Eye of the Webbish Bog and finds the key to learning The Emperor’s grand plan. Cut off from Ochi, Vader travels through treacherous terrain, guided by a mysterious voice as he battle creatures and visions until he encounters The Eye where he acquires the Wayfinder that KyloContinue reading “Darth Vader: Into The Fire Part 3”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Millennium Falcon (2019 Version)

When it was initially rumoured that we were getting a third Falcon in five years I did wonder if Lego were just putting some placeholder sets out for ‘Triple Force Friday’. That first wave of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ sets were pretty much a bunch of updated/upgraded sets (other than the Pasaana Speeder Chase). WhenContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Millennium Falcon (2019 Version)”

#CollectionCorner – Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Starfighter (2020)

Another year, another X-Wing. It’s the fourth variation of the same ship since the first Force Friday back in 2015, which was the previous incarnation of Poe’s X-Wing (the black and orange one). When this was announced/leaked I was disappointed, the majority of the Winter 2020 Wave felt like a bunch of updates with veryContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Starfighter (2020)”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Sith TIE Fighter

I’m not going to lie, I was really pleased when we found out about the TIE Dagger in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, the design was originally developed for ‘The Force Awakens’ and can be seen in ‘The Art of The Force Awakens’ book in a space battle with the Millennium Falcon and the fact thatContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Sith TIE Fighter”

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”

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 4

And with that, the series rights itself. After last months lacklustre issue, Soule really ties the story together the bring ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren’ to a quick but satisfying conclusion. Ben uses his Mind Invasion technique to stop Ren and the Knights from murdering innocent beings but they do it anyway. Once they reachContinue reading “Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren Issue 4”

#CollectionCorner – Sith Troopers Battle Pack

The Winter 2020 Lego Sets are here and those Amazon Vouchers aren’t going to spend themselves so I went ahead and picked up my first foray into the new Wave of Star Wars Lego. As with all Battle Packs, the box contains two unnumbered bags and the instructions and no stickers. First up, my mainContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Sith Troopers Battle Pack”

#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”

The Rise of Skywalker: The Aftermath

Let’s get this out there first. I LOVED ‘THE RISE OF SKYWALKER’! There, I said it. Now, how many people just closed this post and threw my name into the internet gutter? Quite a few I imagine. But why? Because I declared my enjoyment of a film? Yes. Because my opinion of the film isContinue reading “The Rise of Skywalker: The Aftermath”

‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 2

The run-up to Christmas has arrived and with it the all important Advent Calendar. Once again, my Wife, the Saint, the Expert Gifter, the Gift-Giving Goddess has got me the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar and with it she has, once again, also given all of you dear readers 24 days of Blog Posts. TodayContinue reading “‘Tis The Season To Build Lego 2019 – Day 2”

Spark of Resistance by Justina Ireland (Spoiler Free) Book Review

Well, the ‘Journey to the Rise of Skywalker’ publishing event is, from what I have read so far, pretty darned good. ‘Spark of Resistance’ really helps continue the character arcs for Rey, Rose and Poe that started in ‘Star Wars: Allegiance’ and helps develop them even more and I’m hoping we see these arcs payContinue reading “Spark of Resistance by Justina Ireland (Spoiler Free) Book Review”

Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse Book Review

Well… So that happened. ‘Resistance Reborn’ is Rebecca Roanhorse’s first foray in the Galaxy Far, Far Away and she did a fantastic job, and given this debut to the franchise I think she will be hot on the heels of Claudia Grey and E.K. Johnston vying for the top-spot. ‘Reborn’ is the “adult” novel fromContinue reading “Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse Book Review”

Speculation: Why Didn’t Anakin Appear to Kylo?

It’s a question many a fan has asked since we first found out about Kylo Ren talking to the burnt mask of Vader. Then we find out in ‘The Last Jedi’ that the Force Ghosts, well, Yoda at least (and you could assume Obi-Wan and Anakin) knows about Ben Solo’s turn to the Dark Side.Continue reading “Speculation: Why Didn’t Anakin Appear to Kylo?”

After This, Nothing Will Be The Same.

Starting on November 7th (yesterday) the great Star Wars deluge begins. With the highly anticipated release of ‘Resistance Reborn’ by Rebecca Roanhorse which is the official lead-in novel to ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ that has already stirred up a lot of interest over the character of Wedge being on the cover in some countries, andContinue reading “After This, Nothing Will Be The Same.”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LXX – Clustetfudge 6: So Much Content, So Little Time

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This weeks is full of bits-and-bobs, including a trip to the Collection Corner, further Benioff & Weiss thoughts, TIE Dagger info, E.A. Earnings calls and a look at new stuff from ‘The Mandalorian’ Don’t forget you can purchaseContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LXX – Clustetfudge 6: So Much Content, So Little Time”

#CollectionCorner – Lego Pasaana Speeder Chase

When it came to the Triple Force Friday Lego sets, I knew the one set that I had to get, and luckily I did (as well as the Resistance A-Wing) and that was the wholly original release, the ‘Pasaana Speeder Chase’ set. “Why was that?” I hear you ask. Well it’s the only one fromContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Lego Pasaana Speeder Chase”

Star Wars: Allegiance Part 4 – A Rising Tide

Writer – Ethan Sacks Artist – Luke Ross Colourist – Lee Loughridge Letterer – VC’s Clayton Cowles The conclusion of this mini-series has our heroes escaping their respective tight spots. After the assassination attempt on Mon Cala, Rey and Rose hunt down the would be killer and capture him, Leia brings him before the KingContinue reading “Star Wars: Allegiance Part 4 – A Rising Tide”

Balancing the Force 5 – The Force Dyad

WARNING! SPOILERS FOR ‘THE RISE OF SKYWALKER’ ARE IN THIS POST! IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN SPOILER FREE THEN “MOVE ALONG, MOVE ALONG.” The concept of Force Dyad will be introduced in “Star Wars: Episode 9.” Palpatine will explain that the Force creates two powerful people in the galaxy, who can become even more powerfulContinue reading “Balancing the Force 5 – The Force Dyad”

Star Wars: Allegiance Part 3 – Dark Side of the Moon Review

Writer – Ethan Sacks Artist – Luke Ross Colourist – Lee Loughridge Letterer – VC’s Clayton Cowles Starting back on Mon Cala, Rey, Rose and Chewie are being held prisoner whilst Leia attempts to plead with the council for their release. The head Quarren (who sold them out to the First Order) invokes and ancientContinue reading “Star Wars: Allegiance Part 3 – Dark Side of the Moon Review”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LXVII – The Rise of Skywalker Trailer and Other Stories

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. I’m back after a bit of an extended break and what better way could I return than with the BRAND NEW TRAILER for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ and some other less fun stuff. Don’t forget you can purchaseContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LXVII – The Rise of Skywalker Trailer and Other Stories”

“I’m too weak!”

Like Alice, I have fallen down the Rabbit Hole. I have been unable to restrain myself. It wasn’t meant to happen this way. I was doing so well. I have now dived into ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ spoilers and I’m obsessed with knowing as much as possible. Before I took my recent time-out, Making StarContinue reading ““I’m too weak!””

Star Wars: Allegiance Part 2 – Troubled Waters Review

Writer – Ethan Sacks Artist – Luke Ross Colourist – Lee Loughridge Letterer – VC’s Clayton Cowles Starting where Issue 1 left off, Leia is being confronted by a gang of Quarren and Mon Cal but the gang is broken up by Aftab, the son of Admiral Ackbar. After paying her respects, Aftab takes theContinue reading “Star Wars: Allegiance Part 2 – Troubled Waters Review”

Triple Force Fail

This years “big” roll out of new Star Wars merchandise hasn’t exactly gone with a bang has it? There are people all over the world (well, all over Facebook and Twitter) that are complaining about the lack of selection wherever they have gone to buy the new toys. I for one have visited the localContinue reading “Triple Force Fail”

Star Wars: Allegiance Part 1 – An Old Hope Review

Writer – Ethan Sacks Artist – Luke Ross Colourist – Lee Loughridge Letterer – VC’s Clayton Cowles ‘Star Wars: Allegiance’ is Marvel’s addition you the ‘Journey to the Rise of Skywalker’ and tells a story that will lead into the event of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. This first issue mainly follows the heroes of theContinue reading “Star Wars: Allegiance Part 1 – An Old Hope Review”

The Rise of Skywalker D23 Footage Analysis

Before we start, let’s take a look at that ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ footage from D23. You can check it out HERE. Ok. Damn that’s some sweet footage. Let’s skip over the first minute or so with the footage from the previous films from the Skywalker Saga and focus on the new stuff. The firstContinue reading “The Rise of Skywalker D23 Footage Analysis”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LXV – The Return.

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. I’m back!!! After a few weeks away I take a look at all of the D23 footage as well as a quick trip to the Collection Corner. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday Special (akaContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LXV – The Return.”

D23 Day 2

We got a poster!!! And all those lucky folks in there got to see the BTS reel that featured some interesting footage that has been discussed online which I won’t talk about just now. Why? Because it’ll be online on Monday. Which is tomorrow. Oh hells yes! Thank you for visiting My Star Wars LifeContinue reading “D23 Day 2”

Speculation: The Future of Evil in the Galaxy

“Sources close to the movie say that Skywalker will at long last bring to a climax the millennia-long conflict between the Jedi Order and its dark shadow, the Sith.” Lev Grossman Vanity Fair Lets just take a moment to take those words in… The climax of the millennia-long conflict between the Jedi and the Sith. The SithContinue reading “Speculation: The Future of Evil in the Galaxy”

#CollectionCorner – Leaked The Rise of Skywalker Mini-Figs

WARNING!!! THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE RISE OF SKYWALKER IN THIS POST! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! Listening to the latest episode of THE BAD MOTIVATORS Podcast, they revealed that a few pictures of Lego mini-figs from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ had leaked online so I did a quick google search and found them,Continue reading “#CollectionCorner – Leaked The Rise of Skywalker Mini-Figs”

Speculation – The Sith Fleet (Part 2)

WARNING!!! THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE RISE OF SKYWALKER IN THIS POST! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! Following on from Tuesday’s post where I talked about the rumour about The Sith Fleet, this post is about my speculation on how the Sith Fleet will play into the film. Rumours have stated that at someContinue reading “Speculation – The Sith Fleet (Part 2)”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LXII – The Mind Melting and Spoilery Thrawn: Treason review.

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week you get to hear my SPOILER FILLED thoughts on Thrawn: Treason after I talk about Kevin Smith’s mind melting set visit for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday SpecialContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LXII – The Mind Melting and Spoilery Thrawn: Treason review.”

Speculation – The Sith Fleet (Part 1)

WARNING!!! THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE RISE OF SKYWALKER IN THIS POST! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! Thanks to Jason Ward over at Making Star Wars some new information has come to light about the Sith Troopers and the Sith Fleet, yes, I said Fleet. According to Jason’s sources, the Sith Troopers are aContinue reading “Speculation – The Sith Fleet (Part 1)”

Speculation: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ MacGuffin

“In fiction, a MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin) is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrativeexplanation. The MacGuffin’s importance to the plot is not the object itself, but rather its effect on the characters and their motivations.” Wikipedia WARNING! POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! As it hasContinue reading “Speculation: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ MacGuffin”

Episode LXI – Clusterfudge 5 – The SDCC Fugde

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I look at the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel and share some Star Wars related thoughts from SDCC. Special thanks to Andy Bailie for the stunning new artwork. Check out Andy’s artwork at his site http://www.thespiregallery.com Don’t forgetContinue reading “Episode LXI – Clusterfudge 5 – The SDCC Fugde”

Balancing the Force 4 -The World Between Words

‘Star Wars: Rebels’ introduced us to some interesting concepts about the Force, but the most intriguing by far was the ‘World Between Worlds’, a mystical plane of existence that could connect Force Users across space and, as we eventually learned, time. Ezra first gains access to this place in the Season One Episode ‘Path ofContinue reading “Balancing the Force 4 -The World Between Words”

Life Debt Episode LX – Breaking News (Five Bloody Minutes Ago)!!!

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I cover all of the ‘Rise of the Resistance’, Sith Trooper and D23 news from last week AND I ponder a ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ theory which Joshua Rowe (Jammed Transmissions Podcast) has created some funContinue reading “Life Debt Episode LX – Breaking News (Five Bloody Minutes Ago)!!!”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LIX – The Patience of Darth Sidious

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I deep-dive a big theory about the role of Darth Sidious in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ and how it could all fit together from Episode 1 to 9. Big thanks to the Tatooine Sons Podcast forContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LIX – The Patience of Darth Sidious”

Life Debt Podcast LVI – Clusterfudge 4: The Rise of Clusterfudge

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This week I talk about the Star Wars Celebration news, my thoughts on the Dark Side, inspired by @Wtforceshow, rumoured ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Lego sets and ‘The Phantom Menace’ novelisation by Terry Brooks as well as aContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast LVI – Clusterfudge 4: The Rise of Clusterfudge”

#Collection Corner – Rumoured TROS Lego Sets

WARNING! POTENTIAL ‘THE RISE OF SKYWALKER’ SPOILERS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! The rumours have begun… with a distinct lack of updates on Star Wars Lego for a while (other than the upcoming game) I’ve been speculating on what we will be getting come October in terms of sets from ‘ The Rise of Skywalker’. Well,Continue reading “#Collection Corner – Rumoured TROS Lego Sets”

Speculation: The Roadmap of The Rise of Skywalker

WARNING! POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD! I’ve been thinking a lot about the rumoured ‘Flash Fights’ that Jason Ward reported on at MAKING STAR WARS that has Rey and Kylo duelling after the TIE Fighter flip from the teaser trailer and the locations changing around them, which I also wonder that is being teased in the recentContinue reading “Speculation: The Roadmap of The Rise of Skywalker”

Balancing The Force 3: The Prophecy Conundrum

WARNING! MASTER AND APPRENTICE AND RUMOURED EPISODE IX SPOILERS AHEAD! Thank you Claudia Grey! The inclusion of so many Jedi Prophecies in ‘Master and Apprentice’ has given us all a lot to think about, and with that thinking I’ve decided to try to decipher them here. We learn in the novel that Count Dooku hasContinue reading “Balancing The Force 3: The Prophecy Conundrum”

Will We Have a Skywalker at the End of Episode IX?

“Episode IX will be the end of the Skywalker Saga.” We have been hearing those words for a while now haven’t we? How Episode IX was going to not only conclude the Sequel Trilogy, but the whole nine-film saga that started in 1977. But what does it mean? The end of the Skywalker Saga? Well,Continue reading “Will We Have a Skywalker at the End of Episode IX?”

Speculation: The Return of *********

WARNING!!! POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.   “No one is ever really gone.” Luke – The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Well. Well, well, well. The return of Sheev in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ threw a curveball in the fandom and there is speculation everywhere and the fan theories are building… and do here are a few ofContinue reading “Speculation: The Return of *********”

Life Debt Podcast Episode LI – A Master, An Apprentice and Some Spooky Toys

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this week’s episode I theorise on Lucasfilm’s testing of ideas in the books, comics and cartoons and give my non-spoiler thoughts on ‘Master and Apprentice’ by Claudia Grey. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt HolidayContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode LI – A Master, An Apprentice and Some Spooky Toys”

Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 13

A massive thanks to Lakota Schultz from the Star Wars Book Nerds Facebook Group for bringing this to my attention. Oh someone’s done a boo-boo. The Australian ‘Penguin Random House’ website has put up some information, seemingly about the upcoming novel ‘Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire’ by Delilah S. Dawson, with the cover as we knowContinue reading “Life Debt Tidbits – Issue 13”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XLIX – I will finish what I started.

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. In this week’s episode I have a look at some of the unused ideas and concepts from ‘The Force Awakens’ that seem to be showing up in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. Don’t forget you can purchase The LifeContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XLIX – I will finish what I started.”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XLVIII – Bendemption?

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This episode is all about the possible redemption of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo, including some fantastic contributions from Twitter and the Jammed Transmissions crew in Life Debt Banter. Don’t forget you can purchase The Life Debt Holiday Special (akaContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XLVIII – Bendemption?”

The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Breakdown and Musings

Did you know that we got a teaser trailer and a title for the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’? Well it came as a bit of a shock to me when they snuck that out at some little fan expo called ‘Star Wars: Celebration’. Ok, I can’t keep that up. But let’s take a lookContinue reading “The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Breakdown and Musings”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XLVII – Celebration Wraps Up and TROS Trailer is Discussed

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. This Episode I finally wrap up my Celebration coverage of the main panel and Patreon Becky helps fill the show with an e-mail about the trailer for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ in Life Debt Banter and we takeContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XLVII – Celebration Wraps Up and TROS Trailer is Discussed”

Star Wars Celebration – Monday, 20 Years of TPM, Resistance Season 2 and the Closing Ceremony

And so the end has come and it’s bittersweet. Even though I have been watching from the comfort of my front room, and mostly at ridiculous times in the early mornings I have loved every single tired moment of this weekend. Today kicked off with the 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace, and my personalContinue reading “Star Wars Celebration – Monday, 20 Years of TPM, Resistance Season 2 and the Closing Ceremony”

Star Wars Celebration – Friday, the Underwhelming Publishing Panel

One of my favourite panels at the recent Celebration’s has been the Lucasfilm Publishing Panel, where, in years gone by we have been given announcements for the upcoming novels for the rest of the year and this has usually included the upcoming tie-in books to the new films. This year however didn’t bring us anyContinue reading “Star Wars Celebration – Friday, the Underwhelming Publishing Panel”

Life Debt Podcast Episode XLIV – The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Reaction

The latest episode of the Life Debt Podcast is now live. You can listen to it HERE. It’s finally here! The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has arrived and this is my reaction to it, and some friends of the show give their opinions as well in Life Debt Banter (thanksContinue reading “Life Debt Podcast Episode XLIV – The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Reaction”