Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire 1: Edge of the Galaxy and The Rebellion Begins

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Thanks to the good folks at Jedi Bibliothek here's a summary of Jason Fry's first Star Wars Rebels book, Servants of the Empire 1: Edge of the Galaxy.

Zare Leonis seems destined to become the flagship hero of the Empire. His sister Dhara has been included in the estimated Imperial Academy at Lothal and Zare is sure that he will follow her within a year there. But a year can bring a lot of unwelcome changes. He not only begins to uncover the destructive plans of the Empire for Lothal and the livelihood of its inhabitants, but his discomfort manifests itself also in his private life, as Dhara mysteriously disappears. Zare is forced to question everything, and again think about what it means to be a good servant of the Empire.

The first book in an original series, the readers insight into another part of the world of Star Wars Rebels will be.

And also a summary of The Rebellion Begins by Michael Kogge:

Ezra Bridger comes alone just fine. Ezra grew up in the shadow of the Galactic Empire and has always stolen, what he could to survive - and to the empire a wipe. But as one of Ezra's raids goes horribly wrong, he finds himself in the company of a team of rebels again. The rebels, who are led by swashbuckling loner Kanan Jarrus and fearless pilots Hera Syndulla, are on a mission to liberate enslaved Wookiees from an Imperial prison. Now Ezra must decide whether he will return to his simple life at Lothal, or wish to join the rebels in their fight for freedom.

Both books arrive 21st October 2014.

ForceCast #318: Reactor Shaft Mysteries


This week's show focuses on a recent report that a famous face will be back to menace the galaxy in Episode VII. Eric debuts a brand-new mini-series with a friend of the show to break down that report and its implications. Eric, Erik, and Justin also discuss Dave Filoni's comments about Star Wars Rebels, whether stormtroopers are elite professionals or comically inept blaster fodder, Marvel's Star Wars reprints, and more.

WATCH Disney XD Sneak Peek At <i>Star Wars Rebels</i>

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The special sneak peek at Star Wars Rebels, which was made available earlier this week to current subscribers via the WATCH Disney XD app and website, is now available for your viewing pleasure right here courtesy of my good friend Johnamarie Macias.

Big thanks to Johnamarie for sharing this awesome video.

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The WolfPack Podcast #86: Nothing New Yet

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It's time to join the gang over at the Wolfpack podcast for the latest episode.

On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Corey, Marco, Nabil, Logan, and Curto talk about the latest Star Wars News! Including, Rebels Dates, episode titles, products, and more! We also disuses the The Clone Wars Season 6 On Blu Ray, and a new reveal from Logan's Custom Cardback Facebook page! So strap in, drink your blue milk, and get ready for the jump to hyperspace in this brand new episode!

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Jedi News Review: The Official Star Wars Fact File Issue 25

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We leap the spacelanes once again as Official Star Wars Fact File takes a look at the fall of the Jedi, enemy droids, a passive Jedi, a pacifist leader, a legendary Imperial, a split world, the keepers of all knowledge and a versatile transport. Grab your things, we're leaving right away...

Battles and Events opens with a look at the ultimate victory in the two decade long reign of the sith as the cunning of Darth Sidious comes to fruition and Order 66 is executed. Droids and Machines looks at the fearsome Techno Union Octuptarra droids, first seen on Christophsis at the start of the Clone Wars. Humans and Aliens focuses on the gifted Jedi Adi Gallia and her reluctance to fight, preferring intelligence gathering and politics, preferences which did not help her in her final fight against Savage Oppress. We also look at another pacifist, Tee Watt Kaa, who fought for the freedom of his people against the oppression of the Separatists. Admiral Motti is next, looking at his beginnings as the son of a wealthy and influential family right through his career and to his death in the destruction of the first Death Star.

Planets and Locations looks at the world of Devaron, home to an unusual species with great sexual differences. The level-headed females who ran the world and the flighty, adventure seeking males who often left it. Weapons and Technology looks at the Holocrons of both the Jedi and the Sith, noting their exterior uniqueness and the invaluable information they held. Finally Starships and Vehicles looks at one of the workhorses of the Republic, the LAAT/I Republic Gunship which saw extensive use throughout the Clone Wars.

If you wish to check out our reviews of past and future issues click here.

Major Spoilers Question Of the Day: The Starship Boobyprize Edition

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Every good Captain needs a good ship.  Mal had Serenity, Han the Millenium Falcon, Willy the Wonkatania.  All the really good spacefaring adventurers get a spiffy ship with a cool name, and the mooks get the “Twin-Pod Cloud Car.”  If you’re gonna save the galaxy from the evil Prime Minister Zurg, you gotta travel in […]