Inside ‘Star Wars Insider 146’

December 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Star Wars, Star Wars Insider, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Insider 146 is out for subscribers and will be hitting newsstands on December 10th.

  • Star Wars Rebels update from Athena Portillo, the line producer on the show. She mentioned that Rebels is still in the early stages of production for season one, but they’ve begun animating their first script.
  • Star Wars author Jason Fry has article on the appeal of Boba Fett covering his first appearances to the development of his backstory in the Expanded Universe.
  • Star Wars author Aaron Allston pops in for some quick questions.
  • There’s part 2 of the conversation between George Lucas, Alan Dean Foster and Charles Lippincott in their preparatory discussion for Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. They talk about spirit monsters, killing Vader, and using Han in the second sequel novel.
  • Rogues Gallery covers the who’s who of the pilots in the Hoth Rebel Base.
  • There’s an interview with Star Wars Rebels executive producer Greg Weisman who talks about his preparation and inspiration for the show, and the importance of strong female characters. He notes that there will be two female leads in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Star Wars artist Paul Bateman unveils his interpretation of Ralph McQuarrie’s samurai snowtroopers and their armored land cruiser.
  • There’s an interview with Marvel Star Wars comic writer Chris Claremont covering his career and even touching on how John Carter became a part of Star Wars.
  • Star Wars author Joe Schreiber’s short story tie-in to Maul: Lockdown appears in this issue. Entitled “The Syrox Redemption”, it gives readers a glimpse at one of the monsters that appears in the novel, as well as some of the inmates. Zero, a Twi’lek known for being able to get whatever an inmate might want, for a price, features prominent in the story. The nature of the tale, however, is a bit gross as it involves an incubating worm inside one unfortunate prisoner. John Van Fleet provides three new pieces of artwork to accompany the story.
  • There’s an interview from 1985 with former ILM manager Thomas G. Smith, part of which was published in Industrial Light & Magic, The Art of Special Effects. This is the first time the entire interview has been published. It’s kind of funny seeing the comments on what computers were capable of back then.
  • In the books section, Joe Schreiber spills some of the details for Maul: Lockdown including key characters and special cameos from the likes of Jabba the Hutt and Komari Vosa!
  • In comics, Jan Duursema and John Ostrander talk about Dawn of the Jedi: Force War, Tim Siedell talks about Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows.

Pretty good issue overall and worth checking out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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