Get a first look at Darth Vader in the new extended version of Star Wars Rebels’ premiere movie, "Spark of Rebellion," airing Sunday, October 26 (7:00 p.m. ET/PT), on ABC!
Fan Films //
A sequel to the Emmy Award winning, Star Wars Uncut, The Empire Strikes Back garnered over 1,500 responses from fans sending short 15-second segments using their own actors, props, animation, artwork, or action figures to tell the story of The Empire Strikes Back.
Spotlight of the Week //
Mas Amedda was the Vice Chair of the Galactic Senate during Chancellor Valorum's term, a position he continued to hold as Chancellor Palpatine transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire. Amedda's booming voice often called for order when the partisan nature of the Republic's government degenerated into pointless bickering. In an alien gesture of authority, he would often punctuate such calls with a flicker of his long, forked tongue.
At the height of its rule, the Galactic Republic was governed by a body of Senators representing the many worlds of the galaxy. Within the cavernous Senate rotunda, hundreds of politicians would fill the viewing platforms that lined the curved walls. When a Senator wished to speak, the platform would detach and float to the center of the auditorium for all to see.
The Star Wars movies were about many things — good versus evil, The Hero’s Journey, tolerance versus oppression, and so on — but one of the most fundamental tensions in all six films concerned the relationship between the state and its people. In the Prequel Trilogy, this emphasis on politics was more pronounced: some of the most important developments in the first three films took place in the Republic Senate, as Palpatine twisted that august body to suit his needs. When Ben Kenobi told Luke that “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and […]
Star Wars Celebration is coming April 16-19, 2015, to the Anaheim Convention Center. Lucasfilm's official fan festival, Star Wars Celebration includes appearances from the saga's actors and creators, in-depth panels, exclusive merchandise, and lots more. We would be honored if you would join us.