Big Bird the Narcotics Cop

Just after Luke and Obi-Wan successfully sell Luke’s landspeeder in A New Hope, a large pair of legs shuffle across directly in front of the screen. It’s a cute camera trick, and the owner of the legs isn’t otherwise shown.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Aurebesh Details

Aurebesh has been a staple of onscreen Star Wars storytelling since the prequel trilogy, the first films made after the alphabet was refined by West End Games RPG material. It’s become so ubiquitous that a number of related precursor scripts were created for Rogue One, including Domabesh, Dishabesh, and Protobesh. There are plenty of examples where upon closer inspection, Aurebesh doesn’t actually translate to anything legible, or it translates to some in-joke from the production team, but sometimes the Aurebesh in the background actually includes relevant details or references that flesh out the setting.

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The High Republic: Convergence Continuity Breakdown

  • A decent amount of care is given to explaining the galactic cartography of the Eiram/E’ronoh system and how it relates to the known areas around it, giving explanations for why the war between the two planets would logically disrupt everything around them. The war is specifically called out as affecting the trade routes in the Koradin sector (first mentioned in Galaxy Guide 11, placed in grids I-18 and J-18 by The Essential Atlas) and the Lipsec Run (first mentioned in Lords of the Expanse, shown to end in the Koradin sector by the Atlas). The recent Timelines map did show Eiram to lie on a new downwards branch of the Lipsec in grid I-19.  Continue reading The High Republic: Convergence Continuity Breakdown

The Cantina Alien That Wasn’t

After the initial filming of the iconic Star Wars cantina sequence, makeup artist Rick Baker was brought in to supervise the creation of a new batch of aliens to be used in shooting the second unit of the cantina, adding new depth to what had already been shot. Some masks were created new while others were recycled from previous projects that Baker had worked on. As can be seen in the below image of Baker and his team, this led to the creation of some pretty classic Star Wars creatures that are prominent in the final film. 

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Obi-Wan – A Jedi’s Purpose Continuity Breakdown

  • Though the name was never said in the show, the name Akkani for Obi-Wan’s eopie was developed for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Ben’s journals were a plot point introduced in Jason Aaron’s run on the Star Wars comic, which shows Luke discovering them after A New Hope.

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Thoughts on Tales of the Jedi Continuity

Starting with a detail I appreciated, I was surprised to see the third episode refer to the eventual Separatist capital as Raxus Secundus rather than just Raxus like in all of the previous shows. The relationship between the Raxus seen in the shows and the Raxus Prime junkworld seen in other media like the 2002 The Clone Wars game and The Force Unleashed always seemed to be something retroactively assigned by the books and not something that would ever be acknowledged in the shows, with the Secundus designation having been created well after the fact by Jason Fry. In general, I thought the Dooku episodes slotted themselves into the larger story very well in both details and larger themes.

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Shadow of the Sith Continuity Breakdown

It’s been a few months since the book was released now, but I decided to finally edit my notes on Shadow of the Sith into a post (if there’s enough interest, I can do this for The Princess and the Scoundrel as well). The novel does an impressive job of working with the other works set around the era to help define a time period that hasn’t been very thoroughly explored, as well as also depicting important events and places that have been referenced but never explored first hand until now.

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Andor Continuity Breakdown, Part One

Andor has quickly shown itself to be one of the most ambitious Star Wars shows so far, and while its overall story stands mostly on its own, it also has many small details littered throughout. I thought I would do one post to cover the first four of Andor‘s twelve episode run instead of one unreasonably long post by the end of the season.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Continuity Breakdown

Part I

  • The Inquisitors play a primary role in the series, originally introduced in West End Games material before being modernized in Rebels. On top of the Grand Inquisitor and Fifth Brother being characters from Rebels themselves, the two new Inquisitors (Third and Fourth Sisters) show some nice cross-media synchronicity by being the only two numbers left that hadn’t already been defined by a show, book, comic, or game in the last few years.

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