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New Star Wars Rebels episode titles, descriptions, and air dates!!

More information concerning the last run of episodes of Star Wars Rebels season 4 has been revealed!!

According to information discovered and reported on by Star Wars Universe and Florian of Jedi-Bibliothek, we now have the air dates, episode titles, and synopses of the first two episode of the second half of the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels.

The first episode is titled “Jedi Night” and will air on February 24th.  The episode description says,
“The Ghost Crew infiltrates the Imperial headquarters on Lothal to save one of their own.” (Source)

The second episode is titled “DUME” and will air on March 3rd. …

The episode description says,

“Reeling from a devastating loss, the Ghost crew rallies together to find a new purpose and resolve.” (Source)

I’m not making any calls yet on exactly what these hints are supposed to mean for our favorite Rebel team, but it’s easy to understand why many fans have already decided that they allude to the final fate of team leader and Jedi Knight, Kanan Jarrus, who many have suspected for a very long time will meet his end at the hands of the Empire before the show is over. I do have to admit to a certain feeling of apprehension for Kanan, as he has become one of my favorite Jedi due to this show, and I have engaged in many conversations (ahem, arguments) with fellow fans taking the side that it is not an absolute necessity for him to die in order to keep the story from conflicting with previously established canon, as many seem to think. But it should be remembered that these episode descriptions are very short and often misleading, and it seems as though taking the story and character in that direction that quickly wouldn’t work out so well. Especially since we can see by these air dates that they seem to be switching back to their original plan of airing one episode every week, as opposed to the convention they followed at the beginning of this season, with two episodes every week.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go set up my iPod’s countdown for time until my favorite show resumes. 😉


What do you think of this news? Are you willing to make any guesses about what the episodes will be about? Let us know in the comments below, we always love chatting with our readers and getting their perspectives!!

New Documentary Series to Focus on Lewis and Tolkien

A new documentary series, focusing on the lives, careers, and war experiences of two men considered to be the fathers of modern fantasy, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, is in the works!

Middle-earth News and the German Tolkien Society have both reported on the announcement of this new series, which is to be titled, A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War. According to Middle-earth News, the documentary will span a set of five 50-minute long episodes.

The project’s official website had this to say about the project:

The documentary film series, “A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War,” explores how the experience of two world wars shaped the lives and literary imagination of two internationally famous authors and friends, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Based on Joseph Loconte’s New York Times bestseller, the film examines how Tolkien’s combat experience during the First World War—at the Battle of the Somme—launched him on his literary quest. The film reveals how the conflict reinforced Lewis’s youthful atheism—he was injured in combat—but also stirred his spiritual longings. The film traces the careers of both men at Oxford University, and their deepening friendship as they discover a mutual love of medieval, romantic literature. Facing the threat of another world war, Tolkien and Lewis reach back into their earlier experience of war as they compose their epic works of fantasy, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.

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The documentary will be produced by Eastgate Creative, and the Executive Producer is Ralph Winter (known for his work as producer on “The X-Men,” “Fantastic Four,” “I Robot,” and “Planet of the Apes”). Jock Petersen and Ralph Linhardt will also direct and produce, and Joseph Loconte will serve as screenwriter and on-camera narrator.

According the the report by the German Tolkien Society, “The documentary series is to be broadcast on November 11, 2018, the 100th year of the ceasefire in 1918.” However, this will largely rely on funding for the project (if you would like to find out more about that, please see this page on the project’s official site).

To find out more about this documentary, or to contact creators or help contribute to the project, please see the project’s official webpage here, where you can watch a promising trailer for the series: HobbitWardrobe.com.

You can also check out the official social media pages for the project:

Twitter.com/HobbitWardrobe

Facebook.com/HobbitWardrobe

Instagram.com/HobbitWardrobe


Shay’s thoughts

I, for one, am very excited to see this new series when it releases, as Tolkien and Lewis are two of my literary heroes, and as an “imagine-er” and hopefully someday-author myself, I love to dig through their works and read about their individual stories. For me, it was Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia that first introduced me to the world of epic fantasy. It also caused me to develop an early love deep literature, filled with rich imagery and metaphors, and causing me to always dig deeper than the surface value of any story. I’m convinced that these lessons I learned from Narnia are the reason why I’m such a huge Star Wars, and really all-around, geek today.

As Narnia was the first stepping-stone into the world of epic fantasy, it led to a stage of interest in ancient mythologies, many of the tales of which I still remember to this day. This, in turn, caused me to take an deep interest in theology and philosophy in more recent times, and has also contributed to my habit of over-thinking pretty much every fantastical world I encounter.

But inevitably, Narnia also led me to Middle-earth, starting with my first viewing of The Lord of the Rings movies a few year ago and continuing with a love of the many deeper aspects of the world, such as the oft-ignored portions on its creation and early years, as explored in The Silmarillion. And as you have hopefully already gathered by just being on this website, it also led to the creation of The Elven Padawan.

Anyway, all that to once again say: I am excited to see this new series on the background of Tolkien and Lewis, and find out even more about their histories, friendship, and the other conditions that led to their amazing stories.


Are you interested to watch this new documentary of the lives of Tolkien and Lewis? Do you have a favorite book or story from any of their works? I’d love to hear about it!! Let me know below in the comments; I always love to chat with you guy!

TEP’s “The Last Jedi” episode: We Need Your Help!!

We are getting so close to Star Wars: The Last Jedi right now, and I am so excited!! Sadly, I won’t be getting to see this newest installment until after Christmas, but that won’t stop me from ramping up the excitement for the film with The Elven Padawan! Since you probably won’t be hearing a whole lot concerning The Last Jedi from me after the release, I’d like to try something new and fun before it, and I need all your help!

Some of you may have already seen this on my Twitter feed, but for those of you who haven’t, I still want your help. I’m trying to put together a “community input” episode for The Last Jedi. You know how many news channels often go out on the streets and ask random people they see questions concerning different things, then clip all these bits together into one presentation? I’ve always loved to watch those, so I’ve decided to try it out with The Elven Padawan podcast!

Here’s how it all works, as I posted about it on Twitter:

Does all that make sense? In short, I’m trying to collect as many people’s input on these questions as possible, then edit them all together and release the podcast in time for the premier of The Last Jedi.

Like I said in the tweets, you don’t have to do anything fancy. Just let me know if you’re interested (you can email me at: shay@elvenpadawan.com), and I’ll send you the all the info, including the questions and instructions for how to get them back to me, and you can be part! And like I said, all you have to have is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with an audio recorder (which almost all devices have reloaded onto them when purchased), and some excitement for The Last Jedi.

As of right now I have a few people interested, but I’d like to get this out as much as possible and get as many people as I can involved. It’s a fun project that I’m really excited to see turn out, and I think it might help gather some more attention for The Elven Padawan. So if you have friends or family members who might be interested as well, pass this on to them, or get together in a group and record all your answers at once!

I know this is a bit of a short notice, as The Last Jedi releases at midnight Friday morning for most people, and many are getting in to see it even earlier than that on Thursday, and I’m hoping to get it out Thursday night at the latest. But I still think we can do this and make it awesome with your help. 🙂

So who’s up for it?? Cummon, Star Wars fans, let’s do this thing!! 😀

Thrawn: Alliances: cover revealed!!

Just revealed on The Star Wars Show: The final cover for Thrawn: Alliances!!

 

Here’s another look at that cover, featuring two of the biggest fan-favorite and most-feared villains in all of Star Wars history:

ThrawnAlliancesfinalcover.jpg

We also have a brief idea of what the subject matter of this book will be, based on a tweet from the official Star Wars books account:

What do you think of this new Thrawn-centric book? Are you planning to give it a read? How do you think he and Vader will work together? Let me know in the comments below!

“Tempt”: New TLJ spot seems to be changing things up!

A new TV spot from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi features previously unseen footage and lines from Rey and Luke!!

It seems that many of us may have been totally wrong in our predictions for where Rey, Luke, and all our other heroes are headed, as well as where the Force itself is pointing them!!

In this brand-new TV spot, we hear Rey repeat a line we all probably have permanently imprinted on our brains by now, as Luke asks her, “What do you see?” But this time, we hear a slightly different answer from the hopeful young student of the Force…

“Light… Darkness…. and…. something Else….” she breathes.

This seems to give a very different implication than what many fans predicted, that Rey would discover and gain the ability to channel the energy of the Force in a way many fans seem to theorize is only possible through the ultimate balance of both Light and Darkness. To be honest, I’ve always had problems with this theory myself, primarily because of what it does to the overall philosophy of the Jedi, as well as other conflicts to the way in which we’ve always understood the Force to work in canon.

But now, it seems something slightly different is at play…. and the most concerning part of it all is another new line from this spot…

“It’s calling me!” Rey says in an almost pleading tone, and her voice betrays that something is happening deep within her being, something that seems to be tearing her apart. This is all immediately followed by Luke’s commands to “Resist it!”, and finally him screaming her name at her, seemingly in desperation, trying to break her free from the hold of whatever is trying to suck her irretrievably into its grasp.

What could it all mean??! I know I’m intrigued, and simply can not wait for this movie to come and our answers with it!

What do you all think of this new spot and what its implications could mean for Rey, Luke, and the future of the Jedi Order? Let me know in the comments below, I always love discussing these things with you!!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters December 15, 2017.

The Last Jedi: “Heroes” | Rating of TLJ

Another TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is up on the Star Wars official YouTube page!!

And it finally gives us some Finn!!!

YAY we finally get some stuff from our favorite top-First-Order-stormtrooper-turned-Resistance-fighter!!!

My favorite part?

Poe: “Finn! You must have a thousand questions!”

Finn: “Where’s Rey?”

Also, The Last Jedi has finally received its rating:

Apparently it’s been given a PG-13 for “Sequences of Sci-Fi Action and Violence”. Which is honestly not all that surprising, given the bits we know of the film so far, as well as the current position of most typical sci-fi/fantasy/action adventure films.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters on December 15, 2017.