Tricia Talks Idiot’s Array on Star Wars Rebels Declassified

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Tricia joins Jason, Jimmy Mac, and artist Randy Martinez for RebelForce Radio’s Star Wars Rebels Declassified to discuss the episode “Idiot’s Array.” . . . → Read More: Tricia Talks Idiot’s Array on Star Wars Rebels Declassified

Bryan Young Raids Hyperspace Theories Episode Five to Talk Lawrence Kasdan

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The fifth episode of Hyperspace Theories discusses the filmography of The Force Awakens co-screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, joined by special guest Bryan Young. . . . → Read More: Bryan Young Raids Hyperspace Theories Episode Five to Talk Lawrence Kasdan

Critiquing Our Favorite Franchise Effectively

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Be a Force for change: managing the moments when a beloved franchise inspires a Vaderific rage-fueled “Noooooooo!!!” . . . → Read More: Critiquing Our Favorite Franchise Effectively

Is There A Star Wars Gene?

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Mary considers whether or not we’re born with a Star Wars gene? . . . → Read More: Is There A Star Wars Gene?

Star Wars Then and Now

A look back at the world in 1977 and what we have to look forward to in 2015. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Then and Now

Daisy Ridley Roundup: January 2015

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Daisy Ridley Roundup for January 2015. . . . → Read More: Daisy Ridley Roundup: January 2015

Who is Fulcrum? Speculating on Star Wars Rebels

On Hyperspace Theories part of what we do is take information we’ve gathered about Star Wars and explore the possibilities of what it could mean and where it might take the story. This form of speculation can be a lot of fun and apparently addicting, because while we’ve mainly been talking about The Force Awakens on the podcast, I’ve found myself doing the same thing for the TV show, Star Wars Rebels.

This led me to coming up with a theory for the Kyber crystals targeted by the rebels in “Breaking Ranks,” which was later confirmed by Pablo Hidalgo and crew in an episode of Rebels Recon. If you’re interested in hearing more about that theory, check out the episode of Disney Vault Talk’s Rebel Yell where I discuss it. Since that mystery is settled enough, at least in my mind, I’ve moved on to a bigger one: Who is Fulcrum?

In the fifth episode of the first season of Star Wars Rebels, we are introduced to a character called Fulcrum by way of a voice who has information for our heroes. “Out of Darkness” implies only Hera Syndulla might know Fulcrum’s true identity. Fulcrum gives Hera background on Imperial targets but also leaves supplies for the rebels at drop points. In “Gathering Forces” we learn Fulcrum is traveling, at least at the moment, in a CR90 corvette with a blue stripe when they come to pick up Tseebo, the Rodian with a head full of Imperial secrets.

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Linda on Waiting For Star Wars

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Linda’s thoughts about what Star Wars needs to hear from its female fans. . . . → Read More: Linda on Waiting For Star Wars

J.J. Abrams Beyond the Mystery Box on Hyperspace Theories Episode Four

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The fourth episode of Hyperspace Theories is available now. Topics include J.J. Abrams career, the newly revealed The Force Awakens character names and how the protagonist journey might differ from past Star Wars storytelling. . . . → Read More: J.J. Abrams Beyond the Mystery Box on Hyperspace Theories Episode Four

Star Wars Rebels: A Review of Stocking Stuff Story Books

If you’re looking for some last-minute Star Wars gifts for your younglings, consider these young-reader books tied to Star Wars Rebels:

Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Rebels, Michael Kogge

This is a nice introduction to the Rebels series. It is a chapter book, rated for grades 3-7, but the older end of the range may be bored. Characters are introduced in little vignettes. At first I was unimpressed that was nothing new told in the stories. However, I read this a few times – before I saw Rebels and then afterwards – and it grew on me. That’s always an advantage when choosing a book for little ones. It’s a cute book to introduce the series to younger kids. My favorite character in this book ended up being Chopper.

Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head, Pablo Hidalgo

This book is designed for grades 3-7 and was really fun. It gives insights into each character with D&D style stats on characteristics like strength, intelligence etc. Interesting to note that only the Sith Inquisitor was rated more intelligent than Sabine and Hera. Of all the books I have reviewed for Rebels so far, I found this the most unique and interesting. Good for older kids in the grade 3-7 range and kids who enjoy D&D style games.

Star Wars Rebels: Chopper Saves the Day, Lucasfilm Press

This is mostly a picture book for younger readers. It’s a retelling of the same story as Rise of . . . → Read More: Star Wars Rebels: A Review of Stocking Stuff Story Books