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10 Things You Didn't Know About Plo Koon
One of the most visually striking members of the Jedi Council, Master Plo Koon was a powerful Jedi, strong in the Force and extremely intelligent. While his orange, alien visage and protective mask and goggles make him an intimidating sight, Plo Koon was known for his compassion and caring. Master Plo had close friendships with many notable Jedi, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, and Mace Windu. While Plo Koon appears in all three prequel films and The Clone Wars TV show, there is still much to learn about this Kel Dor Jedi.
Dathomir: Shrouded in Darkness
Deep in the Outer Rim Territories lies a strange, shadowy, and inhospitable world that is shrouded in the dark side of the Force. This remote and scarcely populated planet is home to several bizarre groups of beings, the likes of which are found in few other places in the galaxy. With no spaceports, advanced industry, or access to trade routes, the native population is forced to survive without the aid of the rest of the galaxy. The hardy residents include warriors and witches who are uniquely suited to this dark world, nicknamed "the Rancor planet."
We Might Have A New Force Dyad Coming From 'Star Wars: The High Republic'
With The High Republic story initiative moving into its second month, there’s been a lot of new Star Wars canon content to soak in regards to its narrative world, with releases in the first phase, The Light of The Jedi, continuing to fill in some of the larger gaps of what the galaxy was like over 200 years prior to the Skywalker saga. In a new comic series, Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, published by IDW and written by Daniel José Older with art provided by Harvey Tolibao, we follow Yoda and some Padawans as they travel system to system, helping to aid numerous planets in the wake of the Great Disaster. Within the pages of the first issue, one of the key plot points references at length in the final film of the sequel trilogy might in fact be getting explored further: Force dyads.
Corellia: From Shipyards To Slums
Corellia: home of fast ships and daring pilots, the capital of the Corellian Sector. It is the birthplace of many starships in the galaxy. It is also where smugglers and scoundrels take their first steps into the lucrative underworld. Notable Corellians (other than our illustrious Han Solo) include Senator Garm Bel Iblis, General Crix Madine, Captain Wedge Antilles, the bounty hunter Dengar, and of course Han’s old paramore Qi’ra. The Corellians are known for their wanderlust. They are daring people who are not afraid to leave their homes to explore the unknown. You can usually find them congregating together in foreign spaceports. For this reason, there is usually a Corellian cantina at major spaceports. While humans make up more than half the native population of Corellia, other species that inhabit the planet include Drawlls and Selonians.
How The Umbara Arc Of 'The Clone Wars' Could Have Been Better
The hit animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars was full of a lot of arcs and characters that resonated with the fans very well. Viewers were particularly fond of episodes that depicted the brotherly relationships between the clone troopers, who were mostly blank slates in the films. Perhaps one of the most shocking twists in any of these clone trooper arcs was season 4's Umbara arc consisting of "Darkness on Umbara," "The General," "Plan of Dissent," and "Carnage of Krell." Particularly, what breaks the arc for me is when it is revealed that Jedi Master Pong Krell has, unbeknownst to the troopers, turned the clones against each other, brother against brother. The Umbara arc has been hailed by some as one of the best arc of the show. However, after the aforementioned revelation, the story kind of falls apart for me.
After 'The Rise Of Skywalker,' Daisy Ridley Wasn't Sure What To Do With Herself
When Disney announced that they were making an Episode VII for Star Wars, fans from all walks of life began asking, what will the future of Star Wars will look like? When the official trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens dropped, fans got their first look at our new heroes. One in particular gained the love from everyone instantly. That, of course, was Rey, portrayed by actress Daisy Ridley.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Darth Bane
"Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it. The Rule of Two." - Darth Bane, Star Wars: Darth Bane: Rule of Two
10 Things You Don't Know About Han Solo
“I'm captain of the Millennium Falcon.” Han Solo: thief, gambler, scoundrel. He was a street rat on Corellia, an Imperial recruit, and a mud trooper. A smuggler for Jabba the Hutt. He followed a farmboy and an old fossil into the Death Star. Later, he became a general and a hero of the Rebel Alliance. He was a husband and a father and died on Starkiller Base, murdered by his own son.
The Tragic Hidden Story Of Yoda And Dooku's Relationship
One of the main themes that has been a part of the Star Wars universe since the beginning has been redemption. One of the major Star Wars plot points are the journeys of the characters toward or from the dark side. From Darth Vader’s redemption arc from the dark side to the light side in the original Star Wars, to Kylo Ren’s redemption arc from the dark side to the light side in the sequel trilogy, and even in The Clone Wars animated series Asajj Ventress changed from the dark side to the light side before the end.
Darth Vader And Obi-Wan Could Face Off Again In Kenobi Series, Possibly Breaking 'Star Wars' Record, Report Says
Arguably, the most iconic moment in the original Star Wars film was the duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader. It was the first time that we got to actually see a lightsaber in action beyond a brief flash in the Mos Eisely cantina. The dialogue between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan was dripping with an untold history between the two, and Obi-Wan's ultimate sacrifice came as a huge shock for viewers. Decades later, Revenge of the Sith would come out, showing a fast-paced duel between the same two characters, with Obi-Wan having no choice but to leave Anakin, now Darth Vader, burning to death on a molten slope in the volcanic planet Mustafar. The Revenge of the Sith fight is definitely flashier, and the fight from A New Hope had more depth to it. They remain the best fights in the series. But now it appears that we're getting a part three to their duels, or a part two, rather, from a certain point of view.
How The Death Star Wiped Out The Ewoks After All
The Ewoks played a huge part in the defeat of the Empire during the Battle of Endor. Thanks to Wicket the Ewok, the Rebellion joined forces with the Ewok tribe and defeated the Imperial forces on Endor while trying to disable the second Death Star’s shield generator. After the destruction of the second Death Star, Luke, Leia, Chewie, Han, and the rest of the Rebels celebrated their victory with the Ewoks.
Star Wars Trading Post In Downtown Disney Opening February 19th
A brand-new store, the Star Wars Trading Post, is currently making its way through hyperspace, and is set to arrive on February 19 at Downtown Disney, just outside the Disneyland parks in Anaheim, California. Taking over the space originally occupied by Rainforest Café, the store is set to be a one-stop-shop for all of your Star Wars-related needs, including all sorts of collectibles, knick-knacks, apparel, lightsabers, droids, and creatures, as well as various items from the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction inside the park. The store itself is made out to appear similar to the Resistance’s jungle base in The Rise of Skywalker, with Rey’s Speeder hanging just outside the entrance for good measure.