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Thought Bombs with Bright Tree

Leia Hugs Kylo, Overrated Jedi, and Who Cares About the OT? Pretty sure the Ewoks won’t survive the Thought Bomb… I recently listened to one of my favorite Star Wars podcasts, straight out of the Sanctuary Moon, Bright Tree Radio with Phil and Soph. This particular episode was part of their Thought Bombs series and originally […]

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Ewoks & Opees & Hutts, Oh My!

A look at the Star Wars collectibles I found at Soda City Comic Con Today I took my kids to the third annual Soda City Comic Con in Columbia, SC. The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center was the perfect locale for the occasion. The floor room was full of vendors selling art, jewelry, games, comic books, […]

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Without the Fans There Can Be No Balance

Hyperspace Podblast Discusses the Impact of Fandom on the SWU I recently listened to one of my favorite Star Wars podcasts Hyperspace Podblast hosted by Shelby and Bryan. This particular episode was entitled “Should Fandom Influence Star Wars Content?” (It’s episode 23 when you go looking for it after reading this article.) Before I get […]

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Draven’s Raging Marauders!

Chapter 1: Mildly Aggressive Negotiations In the three weeks since the destruction of both Alderaan and the Empire’s planet killing Death Star, the Rebel Alliance has been fleeing to all corners of the known galaxy, desperately attempting to evade the crushing grip of Imperial forces. Where Grand Moff Tarkin believed in rule by fear, now […]

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Meditations on the Living Force

Keeping Our Focus Here and Now Where It Belongs I am no Jedi, but I know the Force. In my article, “Your Thoughts Betray You,” I discuss the importance of keeping “your focus here and now, where it belongs.” By doing so you are able to get in touch with the Living Force. But what is […]

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Your Thoughts Betray You

How Star Wars Proves Your Focus Determines Your Reality If you are like me, you probably long believed that the most universal truths Star Wars had to offer came in Empire Strikes Back when Luke started his mentorship under Jedi Master Yoda. My favorite line from Episode V has always been, “Do, or do not. There […]

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Why We Need Forces of Destiny (with audio)

The development of female role models in the Star Wars universe https://bit.ly/2wEsQhD Violence erupts in the Holy City of Jedha. Stormtroopers representing the Imperial War Machine have been ambushed by rebel forces in a coordinated attack masterminded by the extremist Saw Gerrera. Explosions rock the city streets, but the debris, shrapnel and laser fire caused by […]

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Tips and Tricks for Writing Sci-Fi Military Scenes

All images are subject to copyright and can be removed upon request. Author’s Note: If you are looking for writing tips from a professional writer — STOP! You have come to the wrong place. Alexander Freed, author of Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company has an informative and immensely helpful website if you’d like tips from a true professional. […]

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Supreme Leader Snoke: Skywalker Patriarch?

Unravelling the mystery of Snoke’s identity within the new Star Wars canon Palpatine teaches Anakin about Darth Plagueis the Wise. “The dark side of the Force is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.” Chancellor Palpatine: Revenge of the Sith *The Future of the Force team enjoy fan theories on the saga, particularly discussions […]

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The politics of a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

How Star Wars can help people understand today’s turbulent world of politics All Images are subject to copyright and can be removed upon request A guest article for futureoftheforce.com — the site is committed to considering article submissions from a range of perspectives. Star Wars is wildly entertaining with its iconic characters, beautiful landscapes, and epic space battles. The […]

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A Hero’s Journey

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell When he first began writing the Star Wars saga in the early 1970s, George Lucas already had a tremendous vision for the movies he wanted to create. Influenced strongly by serials like Flash Gordon, Lucas knew he […]

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Listening to Star Wars: Part III

The original radio drama gets us to Alderaan C-3PO on the mic — all images are subject to copyright and can be removed upon request Following chapter one, episode one, the next part opens the same way as the first with the main theme and those very famous words. Come on, say them with me now: After listening to […]

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Listening to Star Wars: Part II

Luke is torn between family and adventure in the original radio drama All images are subject to copyright and can be removed upon request Hello everyone and welcome back. I hope you’re doing okay. If not, hopefully this will cheer you up. In this next section of the radio drama the excitement really begins. I’d tell you […]

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Listening to Star Wars: Part I

The original radio drama adds character to A New Hope All images may be subject to copyright and can be removed upon request Hi everyone, please let me welcome you to part one of my look at a beautiful little Star Wars gem I found on Amazon recently. Let me briefly set the scene for you before […]

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Star Wars Rebels Warhead

Zeb, Chopper and Ap-5 Investigating Hey everyone! Welcome back. Let’s jump right on into the newest episode of Star Wars Rebels Warhead. Actually, before I do, I would like to give a big thank you shoutout to Phil Roberts for recomending my last two posts about Star Wars Rebels Ghosts of Geonosis Parts 1 and […]

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Star Wars Rebels Ghosts of Geonosis Part 2

Asking Questions Welcome back everyone! Let’s get started with part two shall we? It obviously picks up where part one dropped off. More spoilers ahead. You have been warned. Saw has just released the Geonosian after aggressively questioning it. Shortly after, the newly named Klick-Klak draws what we know to be the infamous Death Star […]

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Star Wars Rebels Ghosts of Geonosis Part 1

Show opens as per usual, only this time with Bail Before I get started reviewing this episode, please just let me take the time to say how extremely sorry I am for not updating this sooner. Due to a personal reason that some of you may have read about on my Twitter, this sadly had to […]

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Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 3 Premiere

Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 3 Premiere Ezra finally in a Spacesuit Hey guys. I’m back. Well we are little more 24 hours away from the mid-season 3 premiere of Star Wars Rebels. Although for some lucky people reading this, it’s even sooner. So, who’s excited? (Waits for a show of hands) Oh wait, I can’t […]

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Star Wars Rebels Mid-Season 3 Trailer

Spoilers for the mid season 3 trailer. If you have yet to watch it, please click the video on the left. You have been warned. Ok wow. Ever since watching this earlier today, I cannot stop thinking about how good it was. From the music to James Arnold Taylor’s Kenobi continually saying “warning” through out […]

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The Wynkahthu Job: Star Wars Rebels 3.9 Review

You can’t keep a good Hondo down… Beware spoilers! Spoilers?! Oh, that’s a classic! “The Wynkahthu Job” was written by Gary Whitta, who provided the first draft for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Before it aired fans were wondering what that name could mean. Actually, it’s very simple, Wynkahthu is the name of the planet […]

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The Last Battle: Star Wars Rebels 3.6 Review

The Clone Wars return with a vengeance in Star Wars Rebels Beware of spoilers! Roger roger! “The Last Battle” was a trip to the past that hit us right in the feels. It was a tribute to the Emmy-award winning series Star Wars The Clone Wars. As a fan of The Clone Wars, I’m still not […]

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Rogue One: Final Trailer Analysis

What lies beneath the incredible images from a Galaxy Far, Far Away… The final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released last Thursday. The teaser and first trailer were already amazing but this trailer is even better! It gave us a bigger look at this movie, revealing a lot more things so there’s […]

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