Monthly Archives: January 2016


Battlefront: Any Substance to January Updates?

EA has released the list of free downloaded updates to Star Wars: Battlefront, but what does this mean for the game as a whole? For those of you who are unfamiliar with the gaming community, the price:substance ratio has been a bit off lately. You may very well end up buying 5 hours worth of […]

Ewan McGregor’s Subtle role in The Force Awakens

While on an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Ewan McGregor explains how J.J. sampled his and Alec Guinness’s voice into The Force Awakens. This is reminiscent of the trailer for the film when Mark Hamill’s voice was recorded and combined with a previous version of himself. It’s amazing to realize just how many tiny things were […]

Force Awakens Special Effects Showcase

We’ve talked before about how impressive the SFX are in The Force Awakens. Here’s a video from fxguidetv showcasing the digital effects used to bring the movie to life.

Kilo Renn:Undercover Boss

In case you haven’t seen it already, here’s this SNL skit, Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base

Episode 8 Delayed, But Fear Not

As you may have heard, Star Wars Episode 8 will be delayed from May ’17 all the way back to December 15, 2017. Don’t worry though; no prop failures, actors’ deaths or a zombie apocalypse, the pre-production crew is just taking more time to concentrate on making this film the best version of itself possible. […]

Star Wars Arsenal: Prop Guns Examined

by Graeson Seiler

After becoming acquainted with a couple foley artists and prop designers, it’s easy to see how important creativity is when it comes to making believable effects from movies. Whether it’s recording a simplex projector and cathode ray tv to make the iconic lightsaber sound, or reforming an old broken microphone cover into a […]

Much Needed Deleted Scenes

by Graeson Seiler

(Minor Spoilers)

I little while ago we showed a video of J.J. Abrams discussing deleted scenes and the release of the Blu-ray/DVD. It turns out that one of these deleted scenes included Maz Kanata (a new, equally eccentric counterpoint to Yoda) using the force to take out some ill-fated storm troopers.  As stated by […]

Who’s the New Han Solo?

It wasn’t too long ago that Disney started recruiting a couple thousand actors to portray the iconic smuggler: Han Solo.  If recent rumors are to be given any credence, it seems that the herd’s been thinned out with only a handful of actors left. The eight names we’ve heard of so far are […]

Release of The Force Awakens Novel

The new novelization of The Force Awakens has just been released and will be priced around $28 for the Hardcover and $40 for the Audio CD. No news as to when the paperbacks will be released, but the hardcover novel will be 260 pages (an easy read even, for the hesitant). This does not, however, […]

The Force Awakens: Spoiler-Free Review

by Graeson Seiler

A week after the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we over at Rebel Alliance Trading Post finally had the opportunity to see it firsthand. Of course this means a few million of you have probably seen it too, but regardless, here’s a short, spoiler-free review of The Force Awakens […]