The Stuff of Heroes: Mathan Gu-Hit, part 2

Across the fields of Cordova, the morning sun filled the land with its golden light. Above, the empty sky was painted brilliantly with streaks of orange, yellow, and red. The silence of the night was soon broken as the songbirds awoke and [...]

The Stuff of Heroes: Chalon Ko

Far in the untamed regions of Wild Space, a small shuttle flies through space towards a bright blue planet. Within it, a Jedi Knight and her padawan sit in awkward silence. [...]

Top Five Clone Wars Season One Battles

Find out our top five battles from the first season of The Clone Wars. See if you agree! [...]

Boba Fett Appearance Confirmed

Posted by: Gabriel Santos

As revealed in USA Today, Boba Fett, Star Wars' most bad ass bounty hunter, is set to make an appearance next month on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His appearance is to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

From USA Today,

The upcoming 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back is turning into a fete for Fett.

Boba Fett, the galaxy's most fearsome bounty hunter, was just a supporting character in the original Star Wars sequel, but his cult-favorite status has placed the masked mercenary at center stage in plans to commemorate the movie, which opened May 21, 1980.

There will be new toys, a convention and special screenings hosted around the world. But the biggest development: A teenage version of Fett will appear next month in the popular Cartoon Network show The Clone Wars, bridging the generational gap between fans of the original trilogy and kids reared largely on the prequels.


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This may come with come with some controversy, as Boba Fett is one of the most sacred of characters in the entire Star Wars fandom. Hopefully, the production crew of The Clone Wars has handled his appearance with respect for the fans who grew up idolizing Boba Fett, as well adding a fresh spin on the this teenage version. Guess we'll all find out next month when the episode premieres on Cartoon Network. I know I'm excited!

America to Meet the Eleventh Doctor

Posted by: Gabriel Santos


All the lucky guests at WonderCon in San Francisco will be given a special viewing of the first episode of Series 5 of Doctor Who!! The episode entitled, The Eleventh Hour, will be the first time that America will be able to meet the latest regeneration of the Doctor as portrayed by Matt Smith.

From Doctor Who Newspage:

BBC America Presents the U.S. Premiere Screening of the new Doctor Who only at WonderCon!

On April 17 a new era of the BAFTA-winning series, Doctor Who, premieres on BBC AMERICA. From new lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, the series follows the adventures of The Doctor, the mysterious traveler who, with his human companions, journeys throughout all of time and space, facing a variety of foes and righting wrongs. This latest series sees Matt Smith's debut as the new, Eleventh incarnation of the famous Time Lord alongside a new travelling companion, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan).

Doctor Who is television's longest running science fiction series. Here's your chance to see the very first episode weeks before it premieres! Doctor Who premieres Saturday, April 17, 9:00 PM ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.

So for all you lucky Who fans up there in San Francisco, enjoy!

WonderCon Official Site

The Death Star Made Real

Posted by: Gabriel Santos


In the latest episode the Science Channel's Sci Fi Science, Dr. Michio Kaku reveals his plans on how to build a real, working planet destroying laser. In nerd speak, a Death Star.

Summary from Science Channel episode guide:

The crosshairs are lined up, a death ray is fired and a planet is vaporized. Sci fi fantasy? Not according to Dr Michio Kaku, who draws up blueprints to show how a real death star might work. The technology could be here sooner than you think!

First lightsabers and now a real working Death Star? Dr. Michio Kaku sure seems to be on a roll when it comes to making stuff from Star Wars more fact that science fiction. If he has his way, soon the Earth may become our own version of Coruscant!

SciFi Science Website



The Stuff of Heroes: Chalon Ko

Posted by: Gabriel Santos

Far in the untamed regions of Wild Space, a small shuttle flies through space towards a bright blue planet. Within it, a Jedi Knight and her padawan sit in awkward silence. The Jedi is a young, beautiful woman dressed in a dark blue robe with snow-white skin that contrasts beautifully against her sparkling eyes and jet-black hair. She looks over towards her young padawan and sighs. She is annoyed by the seriousness of the youngling and tries to blow hair away from her face to try and get his attention. The young padawan, who was dressed in a red long sleeved shirt and black pants, paid no attention. He instead turned his face towards the black cockpit window and stared at his reflection. It was that of a young boy with no smile. He could see his wavy black hair covering the top part of his eyes and thought only that he could use a hat of some kind.

“What are you looking at, Chalon?” asked the Jedi in a her soft voice. The padawan did not reply and looked down at the controls.

“Okay,” she said to herself. “It looks like we should be arriving soon to the planet. How about we call in for clearance?”

The Jedi stared at her padawan for any response. She grew excited as she saw his hand begin to move, but was disappointed as she realized he only was going to scratch his nose. She lowered her head and pushed the button herself.

“Control, this is Jedi Knight, Zilan Fa, requesting landing clearance, over,” she released the button and waited for a response.

“Roger, Zilan Fa. This is temple control, you are cleared for landing,” said a static voice over the intercom. Zilan Fa smiled and commenced landing procedures for the ship. She looked over to her padawan. He stared back at her with a bored look upon his face that made Zilan Fa sigh deeply into the air.

As she shook her head, she controlled their ship into the atmosphere of the planet below them. Within minutes, the planet’s surface came into full view. It was beautiful sight behold, with gigantic mountains covered in a deep green layer of grass and many trees with pink leaves scattered throughout the landscape. Cutting through the mountains were wide rivers filled with water that seemed to sparkle like sapphires in the sun’s light.

Zilan Fa glanced over towards Chalon Ko and could see that his eyes had brightened up from the view. She could not help but smile. Soon, a light mist filled the air around them and the sound of many waterfalls filled the air.

“We’re almost there,” said the Jedi softly. Chalon Ko looked to his master with a puzzled look. All he could see through the cockpit was a deep canyon filled with a heavy mist and waterfalls emptying into it from all sides.

After pressing a few buttons, the ship began to descend into the mist below. The once blue sky was now gray as the light filtered through the heavy mist. As Chalon Ko looked out further, he could now see many small lights appearing through the clouds and growing larger as they neared whatever it was they landing on. Before he know it, the ship rocked as it hit the ground with a loud thud. His master got up with surprising speed and ran to the exit of the ship.

“Padawan, come on! Let’s go!” she said as she waved for him to follow. The padawan quickly got up from his seat and dashed to catch up to his master.

Upon exiting the ship, Chalon Ko noticed the haze was still to thick to see anything clearly, but beyond it, he could make the shape of what seemed to be some kind of large building. He looked to his master and could see her smiling the biggest smile he has ever seen on her. She moved closer to him and put her hand on his shoulder. Zilan Fa leaned in closer to her padawan and spoke softly to him.

“Watch this,” she said as she waved her hand through the air. As if obeying her command, the mist parted and revealed a magnificent stone temple rising into the sky before them. It had many towers with pointed roofs that sloped downward and out. The main building was large and had a single square doorway leading into it. Looking down, Chalon Ko noticed that the whole building was suspended over a huge lake with many gigantic black chains connected to the sides of the surrounding mountains. The only way onto the floating platform was a series of red bridges that spanned across the lake.

Chalon Ko was in awe at the building before him and had on his face was appeared to be the beginnings of a smile. Zilan Fa seemed proud of herself and pointed up towards the highest tower of the temple.

“Chalon Ko, welcome to the Tailen Temple.”



The Stuff of Heroes: Mathan Gu-Hit, part 2

Posted by: Gabriel Santos




Across the fields of Cordova, the morning sun filled the land with its golden light. Above, the empty sky was painted brilliantly with streaks of orange, yellow, and red. The silence of the night was soon broken as the songbirds awoke and filled the air with their morning songs. Far off from the city, amongst the high cliffs that looked down upon the fields, a young man sits alone gazing upon the beauty of the dawn. He breathes the brisk night air in and looks up towards the sky. The young man smiles as he begins to dream of the worlds beyond his own.

As the young man is lost in fantasy, he does not notice the sound of footsteps made by a young girl approaching from behind. She sneaks up close behind the young man and stops. A large smile appears on her face as she jumps forwards to surprise the young man.

“Mathan! Wake up!” she screams. The sound of her voice shocks the young Mathan and nearly causes him to slip off the cliff. He turns quickly to find young girl smiling and waving at him.

“Jolee! What was that for? I almost fell of the edge,” asks Mathan.

“You were day dreaming again, Baba,” laughs Jolee as she sits down next to Mathan on the cliff’s edge. She begins to look out onto the glowing fields below and then sighs. “I can sure see why, though. Everything is just so beautiful from up here.”

Mathan looks back at Jolee and smiles. He looks at her and sees that her skin and hair seem to be glowing as the sunlight and wind catch her face.

“It sure is,” he says softly. Jolee turns back to Mathan and their eyes meet. The sight of her brown eyes in the glow of the sun makes the young boy blush and he quickly turns away back towards the horizon. Jolee notices his embarrassment and laughs quietly.

“How come you are always up here?” she asks.

“How come?” repeats Mathan. He thinks about the question for second and then lays down on the ground to see the sky above him. “I come here because it’s the closet place to the sky.”

Jolee lies down beside Mathan and looks up at the sky as well. “You’re really serious about going off-world some day aren’t you?”

“Yeah, I really am,” he answers, “Ever since we were kids, I’ve always had this dream of flying out into the stars to see everything this galaxy has. There are so many worlds out there, worlds we can’t even imagine.”

Jolee turns her to Mathan, “Well, what’s wrong with this one?”

“Nothing,” he says as he turns to her, “Its just . . .”

“Just what?”

“Just . . . nothing.” He smiles at Jolee and gets up quickly off the ground. “It’s just a boy’s dream and besides, who’s going to give me a ship.” Mathan turns and extends his hand out to Jolee. She grabs it and is pulled up from the ground. She sees the smile on his face and decides to smile back.

“Okay, lets get back into town then,” says Jolee as she starts to walk down the path off the cliffs. Still holding her hand, Mathan gets pulled along with her as they travel back into their small town.

As they continue past the cliffs into the fields, a feeling like a small shock suddenly hits Mathan. He stops and lets go of Jolee’s hand. Mathan quickly turns around and from out of nowhere a large bang rumbles through the fields. The rumbling is then followed by a huge gust of wind that blows past the two. Surprised by the sudden events, Jolee looks back at Mathan and is shocked by what she sees. Far off into the horizon, a column of black smoke rises into the air from a fire burning through a patch of grass. In its center is a small black ship that only moments ago plummeted into the ground.

Mathan stands frozen with his eyes wide and locked onto the burning craft. He knew he had sensed the crash coming and turned in time to see the entire landing. Fearing him hurt, Jolee runs up behind him to check if he’s okay.

“Did you see that? I think a space craft just crashed,” she yells with shock in her voice. “Mathan, I think we should go get help.” Jolee looks up to find that the sight before them is entrancing her friend. She pulls at his arm to get his attention, but to no avail. She tries to call him name again, but is suddenly interrupted by Mathan.

“Did you hear that?” he asks, “I can hear someone calling for help?”

“Help? Mathan that things is like a mile away, there’s no we could be hearing anything! Now come on!” she again tries to pull Mathan with her, but again he wouldn’t budge. He instead begins to walk forward and starts pulling Jolee with him.

“No, Jolee. I can hear him. There’s someone there and he’s calling for help!” With a great burst of speed, Mathan breaks free of Jolee’s grasps and blasts forward towards the burning wreck. His speed is so quick that Jolee has no time to react and is left standing in the field.

“Mathan, where are you going? Mathan!” she screams with all her might. Panicking, she decides there is nothing left to do, but to run for help. She stops for a second to look for Mathan and sees him still running towards the ship. Tears begin to roll down her face as she races back for help.

All the while Mathan sprints forward at full speed. His heart begins to race as he nears the source of the smoke. Without realizing, his speed increasing dramatically and within seconds he reaches the crash site. He stops before the flames and begins to scan the area. He can see all around many small fires blazing through the golden grasses. Within the middle of blaze, is a small, black triangular shaped ship sitting on its side. Mathan tries to see past the smoke into the cockpit, but the black cloud is too thick. He attempts to move closer, but the heat holds him back. Suddenly, he hears what sounds to be a loud roar come from within the cockpit.

“Guess I have no choice then,” he says to himself as he looks around for any people that might be nearby. After seeing that there is no one else, Mathan closes his eyes and begins to concentrate on a power that hides within him. A power that he’s had for as long as he can remember. A power called the Force.

As he tries to focus on the energy around him, he brings his hands up to his chest and inhales deeply. Mathan can begin to feel the strain on his body as he focuses almost everything he has into his hands. Just as it starts to become too much, he opens his eyes and releases the Force energy in all directions. The power of the blast sends shockwaves through the air and is great enough that all the nearby fires are extinguished. Mathan falls to one knee and gasps for air. He has never before tried to do anything like what he had just done and the effort left him feeling drained. Remembering the cry for help, he forces his body up and makes his way to the now exposed cockpit. Inside, he can see a form start to move. Raising his hand, Mathan uses the Force and pries the cockpit open. He excitedly runs up to it and is overpowered by what he finds. Sitting unconscious within the cockpit was a large furry alien. Mathan knew immediately what it was and could not believe his eyes. There before him was a Wookiee and not just any Wookiee, for Mathan could see the insignia branded on his belt. He knew he had just saved the life of a Jedi Knight.

The Clone Wars Episode 15: Senate Murders Preview

Posted by: Gabriel Santos

Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this Friday @ 9:00 with an all new episode full of murder and mystery.


Taken from StarWars.com Season Two Episode Guide:

Synopsis: When Senator Onaconda Farr dies under suspicious circumstances, Padmé sets out to find the person responsible for the death of her favorite "uncle."


Director: Brian Kalin O'Connell

Writer: Drew Z. Greenberg

Key Characters:Senator Padmé Amidala, Senator Bail Organa, Senator Onaconda Farr, Senator Halle Burtoni, Lieutenant Tan Divo, Senator Mon Mothma, Senator Lolo Purs, Senator Mee Deechi


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Return of the Concert

Posted by: Gabriel Santos


After completing a successful run through Europe, Star Wars: in Concert returns from across the pond to the good ol' U.S. of A. The concert will begin its east to west tour starting on May 13, 2010 in Estero, Florida and will run in various cities throughout the U.S., ending on June 17, 2010 in Reno Nevada.

The concert is a must for any Star Wars fan. Once you enter, your greeted with a wondrous display of original props and memorabilia from all six of the films. From there, the true experience begins when a beautiful production, that combines a live orchestra and footage from the films, bring the music to life. Included on this tour are the original musical notes signed by the great John Williams himself.

If you missed it the first time, this is your chance!!

Visit the website for more information on tour dates and tickets.
Star Wars: in Concert Website

Scientologists Steal From 'Star Wars'

Posted by: Matthew



Scientologists just love copyright laws, because they allow them to demand that YouTube take down their extremely embarrassing internal videos. But when it comes to stealing other people's copyrighted material to make their own motivational cult films—that's different.

This terrifying Scientology motivational video, apparently designed to fire up Las Vegas Celebrity Center staffers to become an "ideal org," encourages members to "play for blood" and wage total war with spears and lasers against psychiatrists and then blast off into space to rid the galaxy of entheta, or something like that. It does so by way of clips from Star Wars, Braveheart, assorted Tom Cruise films, and Independence Day.

-By Sergio Hernandez, Gawker

Full post here.

New Expansion to 'Star Wars' Galaxies™ Trading Card Game: 'Threat of the Conqueror'

Posted by: Matthew


(Image via Sony)


Sony Entertainment has just announced the expansion of Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game: Threat of the Conqueror.

Here's a snippet of the press release:

The Threat of the Conqueror adds more than 200 new playable cards and more than 30 new loot cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, bringing the total number of cards in the game to more than 1,800. The new playable cards will feature unique keyword abilities that:
  • Grant “Intel” labeled units additional bonus powers when they come into play, allowing for more tactical options within a round
  • Enable stacking “Reinforcement” bonuses which add the ability to play additional reinforcement units the longer the game progresses

In addition, this expansion introduces new cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, including:
  • User-Created Art Cards – The Star Wars Galaxies Galactic Civil War Photo Contest winners are unveiled. One Rebel-themed winner, one Imperial-themed winner and one neutral-themed winner will have their created art appear as cards in Threat of the Conqueror.
  • New Loot Cards – More than 30 new special-forces themed loot cards will be available, including the Neutral Infiltrator Armor, AT-PT Walker Vehicle and the imposing Republic Gunship Vehicle.

The Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game marks the first-ever Star Wars® trading card game offered exclusively online. Available to both current and former Star Wars Galaxies subscribers*, the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game provides players with an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of a massively multiplayer online game. Players can build their own virtual decks to fight in story mode, and participate in epic one-on-one matches, cooperative heroic encounters and official tournaments.

Watch the trailer here:



More information can be found at http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/.

Top Five Clone Wars Season One Battles

Posted by: Gabriel Santos

This is SW WildSpace's Top Five Battles from Season one of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

1. General Grievous vs Kit Fisto
From Episode 10, Lair of General Grievous

The reason this battle is number one is pretty self-explanatory. Its got General Grievous in a lightsaber duel against Jedi Master Kit Fisto, who was arguably one of the coolest Jedi to have ever existed. Its just something about the way he smiles. The way the two warriors exchange blows is very reminiscent of the old Samurai film duels, where the combatants are locked in a struggle of life or death. This episode has an epicness that is just beyond description.


2. Ahsoka Tano and Luminara Unduli vs Asajj Ventress
From Episode 9, Cloak of Darkness

This epic fight features Sith Acolyte Asajj Ventress against Ashoka Tano and Jedi Master Luminara Unduli. Its one of the first times, on screen, we actually see some strong female warriors in some real action, which I feel is very important for the young female audience of the Clone Wars. The episode also does a great job at exhibiting the different styles of Jedi. Here we see Master Luminara, who is a very technical and by-the-book Jedi fighting against Ventress, who wields great power, but has very little control. As Luminara says, she is "unrefined, amateurish." Hopefully, we will be able to see more fights like these in upcoming episodes. Imagine a Shaak Ti and Ashoka versus Aurra Sing episode!


3. The Battle of Ryloth, Seige of Lessu
From Episodes 21, Liberty on Ryloth

There is just one character that makes this battle so high on our scale of epicness. Mace Windu. After not seeing a lot of action from the Jedi Master in the movies, this battle more than makes up for it, especially the assault on the bridge of the capital city, Lessu. That particular scene has to be one of the most memorable of season one. The way that the sound of the scene was muffled to give the viewer a sense of how the Jedi master's mind is so calm and focused even in the heat of battle was masterfully executed. By episodes end, I was simply left wanting more. That is the mark of a good episode.


4. Anakin, Ahsoka, and Aayla Secura vs Lok Durd
From Episode 14, Defenders of Peace

As an episode directed by Steward Lee, a self-proclaimed Hong Kong action film fan, Defenders of Peace climaxes in an epic battle filled with incredible action sequences. Clone Wars executive producer, Dave Filoni, said in a behind-the-scenes featurette that anything directed by Lee would feature the characters in dramatic poses and that "every character would do at least one cool move." The battle sequences with all the Jedi are some of the most intense and coolest looking lightsaber scenes seen all season. One of the other pluses to this episode is that this is the first time we actually see Aayla Secura in action and she kicks droid butt.


5. R2-D2 vs R3-S6
From Episode 7, Duel of the Droids


R2-D2 was designed as an Astromech Droid to repair spacecraft and act as a navigator. This episode shows that the most famous droid in history is so much more than a repair man and truly deserving of such a title. From that moment "Goldie" first attacks R2, we can see the fire ignite in the little droids eyes. He has a mission to destroy the traitor that almost killed his friends and more than succeeds. Its also quite cool to be able to see all the little components that are hidden with R2 in action, especially the buzzsaw. Even without a face, Goldie's expression once R2 cut the line that was keeping him from falling was priceless. More of a novelty fight than an actual battle, we all know who wins this one before it ends, but it's always entertaining to see R2 utilizing his resourcefulness and "combat" capabilities against a foe his own size.

'Star Wars' Will Be at MegaCon 2010

Posted by: Matthew

Can't wait for the San Diego Comic-Con International? Then come and get your sci-fi fix at MegaCon 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida.

Here's more info from the Star Wars official site:

There will be an official Star Wars presence for the first time this year at MegaCon the popular Orlando, Florida fan event that attracts top comic and pop-culture guests, lots of exhibitors, and more than 30,000 attendees over three days. The show takes place March 12th to 14th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando -- not coincidentally the location of Star Wars Celebration V this coming August 12th to 15th.


Lucasfilm's head of fan relations, Steve Sansweet will be available along with a representative of Reed Expo, Lucasfilm's partner in Star Wars Celebration V, at the 501st Legion's booth, #1130, during the course of the show. Feel free to tell us what you would like to see at Celebration V! Advance discount tickets for Celebration V will be available for sale at the booth.

In addition, Steve will be involved in three Star Wars panels:

Celebrating Star Wars: Join Steve Sansweet as he explores the past -- the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back -- the present -- the exciting weekly animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- and the not too distant future -- including Star Wars Celebration V. Saturday, Room 222 A, 11:50 am - 12:40 pm

Everything Star Wars: Join Ray Park, Jeremy Bulloch, Maria de Aragon, Dave Barclay, and Peter Mayhew for a Q & A. Moderated by Steve Sansweet. Saturday, Room 222 A&B, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Wacky World of Star Wars Collecting: The author of 13 Star Wars books, Steve Sansweet has collected some amazing memorabilia over the years -- and some truly bizarre items. Join him as he explores a little of both. Sunday, Room 222A, 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Downtown Disney Discoveries

Posted by: Gabriel Santos

After going to Disneyland to simply ride Space Mountain, my passholder cousins and I decided to explore all the wonderful shops located in Downtown Disney. Whilst wandering, I came upon these magnificent Star Wars Collectibles that, as hardcore fan, were incredibly difficult to resist buying.

Location: The Lego Store
Item: Collectible Lego Death Star
Price: $399.99




Item: Lego Millennium Falcon
Price: $499.9



Location: D Street
Items: Christian Waggoner Original Star Wars Paintings
Price: $450.00 - $499.99




Lightsaber Tattoo

Posted by: Matthew

If you are ready to let your fingers do the talking, then this meticulously placed Star Wars lightsaber tattoo is positioned on the inside of someone’s pointer finger.

People have long used tattoos as a means to express their passions and beliefs, but this design takes the idea to a new, galactic level. Unfortunately, Jedi mind tricks and a higher Midi-chlorian count not included.

-By Jenna Williams, Walyou

Read the full post at http://www.walyou.com/.

Admiral Ackbar New University of Mississippi Rebels Mascot

Posted by: Matthew

Will a "Star Wars" character be the new Ole Miss mascot?

Starwars.com Admiral Ackbar commanded the Rebel Alliance Fleet in "Return of the Jedi."

The campaign for Admiral Ackbar is gaining Internet, if not intergalactic, steam.

Tuesday, Ole Miss students voted to find a new mascot to replace the abandoned Colonel Reb. A student committee to develop and propose a new mascot will be formed soon.

-By Larry Hartstein, ajc.com

Full story at http://www.ajc.com/.

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'The Last Airbender'

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