2021 starts with a BANG with the Star Wars Insider 2021 Souvenir Edition on sale now!
From movies and television shows to books, comics, collectibles and more, the Star Wars saga has stood the test of time for more than 40 years, enticing fans to continually return to the galaxy far, far away.
This specially curated souvenir edition is designed to show off some of the very best of these projects. So, find an optimal reading spot and prepare to go behind the scenes to meet the talented people responsible for such endeavors as Forces of Destiny, the Marvel Comics Star Wars line, and the movies at the core of the franchise.
STAR WARS INSIDER 2021 SOUVENIR EDITION HIGHLIGHTS
Luke Skywalker: Hero of a Saga
The defining, cinematic moments spotlighting what made this Jedi a true hero.
Michael Kogge looks at the 10 moment that made the original new hope a true hero.
In Conversation with Mark Hamill, 1978.
A vintage interview with the man who portrayed Luke Skywalker.
This interview goes all the way back to April 1978 when the Official Star Wars Fan Club newsletter met up with actor Mark Hamill, then 26, to discuss his casting as Luke and his friendships with the rest of the cast.
He’s Worth a Lot to Me: Jeremy Bulloch, Inside Boba Fett.
The actor discusses playing the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter.
Boba Fett only racked up around six minutes of screen time in his first two cinematic Star Wars outings, but the character remains a fan favorite to this day. For Jeremy Bulloch, the first actor to play the bounty hunter on the big screen, those few minutes – or “five lines and a scream” – changed his life forever.
Long Live Leia.
Ten memorable moments from the life and times of Princess Leia.
Insider looks back on the character Carrie Fisher made her own, and picks 10 immortal Leia moments that will live forever in the hearts of fans.
From Scarif to Yavin: The Psychology of War
How the events seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had an impact on the combatants of the Battle of Yavin.
There is an old saying that winning a battle does not mean you have won the war. Star Wars Insider explores how the engagements seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story impacted upon both sides in the climactic Battle of Yavin.
Unique and unusual collectibles from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
In celebration of the movie that launched the prequel trilogy, Insider picks out some of the more unusual and unique collectibles created around the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999. Forget about ace action figures and awesome toy replicas, this list is all about the weird and the wonderful.
Forces of Destiny
Actors Shelby Young, Catherine Taber and Vanessa Marshall, discuss their roles in the animated series.
After two hit runs on YouTube and the Disney Channel, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny joins stablemates Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels in the annals of animated history. Insider reflects on the success of the micro - series, and speaks to three of its stars: Shelby Young, Catherine Taber, and Vanessa Marshall.
Keiron Gillen: Holding Vader’s Leash
The popular author on writing Marvel’s Darth Vader series that began in 2015.
Insider meets Star Wars writer Kieron Gillen, who has documented Darth Vader’s fall and rise for Marvel Comics, introduced new fan favorite Doctor Aphra, and continues to steer the Rebellion from one devastating Imperial Encounter to the next.
May the Furs Be with You
Exploring the significance of the fierce warriors of Endor: the mighty Ewoks!
What were the Ewoks actually good for? Were they really only created in order to sell soft toys? Crank up the Yub Nub song as Insider shakes a spear at the diminutive critters’ critics.
Doug Chiang: Inventing Worlds
Creating characters and world for The Phantom Menace and beyond.
Insider speaks to renowned concept artist, production designer, and Lucasfilm vice president Doug Chiang about his early career and landing a dream job at Industrial Light & Magic.
Animating the Admiral
Creating Admiral Thrawn for Star Wars Rebels.
Keith Kellogg, animation supervisor for Star Wars Rebels, talks about transforming Legends icon Grand Admiral Thrawn from prose protagonist to 3D threat!
A behind-the-scenes look at the in-universe graphics used in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Long before the Special Editions, A New Hope and Return of the Jedi boasted cutting-edge computer graphics to show the 3D plans of the Death Star and other key schematics. These were augmented through the original trilogy by more traditional animations that blended seamlessly with the high-tech setting as on-screen displays and readouts. Insider salutes the artists responsible.
The films that inspired Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Writer, director, and cinephile Rian Johnson imbued his entry into Star Wars with themes and imagery influenced by the films he loves. So how do they help us understand The Last Jedi?
A real-world look at the environments of Star Wars.
Insider salutes some of the less celebrated but no less heroic characters from the saga.
It takes a galaxy of heroes to make a saga like Star Wars, but not all of them achieve the legendary status of the Skywalkers. Insider salutes some of the less celebrated but no less heroic stars in that firmament.
Under the Hood
A service history of the Millennium Falcon.
Insider traces the origins of a movie design classic.
Yoda: A Luminous Being is He
The Jedi Master: from concept to collectible.
One crowd-pleasing highlight of The Last Jedi was Yoda’s surprise appearance on Ahch-To. Insider traces the off-screen life of the Jedi Master, from concept to screen to collectible.
Master and Commander
An interview with Matt Owens, writer of Marvel Comic’s Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu.
Marvel’s comic book miniseries, Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu, sheds new light on the fan-favorite Jedi Master and clone army general. Insider spoke to writer Matt Owens to find out more.
Morits: Planet of the Force
A look at the mysterious netherworld of Mortis.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ three-episode trip to Mortis forms a key part of the show’s third season, first broadcast in January 2011. Over the course of “Overlords,” “Alter of Mortis,” and “Ghosts of Mortis,” viewers have the satisfaction of seeing familiar Star Wars themes played out in microcosm, while also gaining new perspective on the meaning of those themes. More recently, a tantalizing glimpse of the arc’s enigmatic trio of Force-wielders can be seen in the Star Wars Rebels Season Four trailer. So who are they, and what is their story?
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