Artoo and Threepeio make an appearance in the latest Rebels clip

How did Artoo and Threepio wind up on Lothal? Who knows. I’m just looking forward to Artoo and Chopper sassing each other.

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Disney CFO: Star Wars to follow the Marvel model

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 1.09.21 PMFrom THR, Disney CFO Jay Rasulo says that Star Wars will be looking to Star Wars as it markets itself going forward.

Walt Disney, the parent of Lucasfilm, intends on doing for Star Wars what it did for its Marvel superheroes — including broadening the appeal to female and international audiences and moving lots of toys and other products, said CFO Jay Rasulo on Wednesday.

“We are doing what we do for our Disney franchises … with Star Wars, and it is mirroring Marvel, but we already know the path, so it’s going to go faster, smoother, with the same goals,” Rasulo said.

Emphasis added. It’s certainly nice to see a high level Disney exec at least pay lip service to reaching out to the female demo in its marketing and content creation. However, with the lack of Marvel products geared towards the female audience currently on the shelves (where’s Gamora?), one wonders if anyone told marketing and merchandising that this was the plan.

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Tosche Station Radio #92: Dragon Con ’14 Recap

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Brian and Nanci recap the highlights from Dragon Con on this all-new episode of Tosche Station Radio.

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight what’s New on the Blog. There’s tons of panel audio from Dragon Con (see below). We did a Go/No-Go for A New Dawn, as well as a full review from Bria. Bria also reviewed Legacy #18, the final installment in the series (as well as the Legends universe).

In Fixer’s Flash, Brian finished A New Dawn and Nanci’s nearly finished. Both hosts got roped into the Ice Bucket Challenge. There was also this little thing called Dragon Con. More later.

Deak’s Dirt? Rebels clips. Seriously, that’s it.

In Biggs’ Bull#*$&, the hosts recap the Episode VII panel at Dragon Con. Which consisted mostly of informed speculation.

Camie’s Concerns this week is a recap of the Star Wars happenings at Dragon Con. There’s a lot of panel audio you can listen to, including:

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Tosche Station on Location: A New Hope – Who Was Luke Skywalker?

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The last panel we recorded from Dragon Con was a look at Luke Skywalker. Panelists Paula Rosenberg, Nanci Schwartz, Robin Smith, Bryan Young, Sarah Dempster, and Thomas Harper look at perhaps the most underrated character in the saga: the hero of the Original Trilogy.

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Review: A New Dawn

new dawnIt’s a new day for Star Wars as A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller is released today.  Fans won’t have to wait a month to meet Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla.  But just how good is Miller’s latest foray into the Star Wars universe?  We’re off on an adventure to a remote planet to find out!

Gorse.  Not the best planet in the galaxy to visit but it’s home or at least a place where Kanan Jarrus has a job.  He’s just happy to avoid the Empire’s attention, fly his cargo, and have a couple of drinks at the end of the day.  But there are two newcomers to Gorse will change this: Count Vidian of the Empire and Hera Syndulla, a revolutionary with her own agenda.  Vidian’s plans have the potential to bring more terror and death to the far reaches of the galaxy.  How long can a former Jedi sit back before he must act?

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Go/No-Go: A New Dawn

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Welcome back to Go/No-Go, Tosche Station’s regular feature where we offer our spoiler-free opinion as to whether or not you should spend your hard-earned money on a book, film, or other entertainment. Today on the launch pad: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller. How does the first book of the new overarching canon and the tie-in to the forthcoming Rebels series hold up?  To mission control for the verdict!

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Tosche Station on Location: EU Authors are Legendary

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Authors Mike Stackpole, Dave Wolverton, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Christie Golden, and Timothy Zahn discuss their thoughts on the Expanded Universe moving to Legends status and field questions from the audience about their contributions to the Star Wars universe.

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