Star Wars: New character is a stone, that's no joke

Star Wars: New character is a stone, that's no joke

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The Star Wars universe has an enormous variety to offer, as well as diverse and exotic beings. That ranges from the hairy Wookiees to the sly Jawas. But one of the characters who made his debut in the recently published novel Star Wars - The High Republic: Into the Dark is worth a closer look.

It's the Navigator with the nickname "Geode". This is very apt, because at first glance it looks like a cuboid space stone without any immediately recognizable features of a living being. But - as is so often the case in the Star Wars universe - there is of course a little more to it than that. "Geode" is a representative of the Vintians. These actually appear to the casual observer like a stone that is as silent as it is rigid. However, the Vintians are very well able to move around independently and speak a highly complex language that no living being can speak with a "normal" mouth. Incidentally, the idea for this unusual character did not come from the author Claudia Gray, but from her friend Paul. In an interview she explained:

Star Wars: Newly introduced character is a space stone Source: Twitter "I had Leox and he needed a navigator. And I knew that he had to be rather silent, since Leox can handle words very well and speaks very eloquently and sometimes even to himself. (.. :) But at the same time you don't just want to do something like Chewbacca again. So I asked myself 'What can I do? What can I do? '- And Paul then said,' How about if it were a rock? 'Yes! A rock. I mean, it's not a rock. It's a Vintian. But it's very difficult to tell a Vintian from a rock - unless you're a Vintian. Or a rock. "

What do you think of this author's idea? Does such a character provide additional variety in the Star Wars universe or is it a bit too exotic for you?

Source: Forbes and Twitter

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‘Star Wars’: Ewoks TV Movies, Boba Fett ‘Holiday Special’ Debut Finally Coming to Disney Plus

“The Star Wars Holiday Special” is finally coming to Disney Plus … kind of.

In the biggest bulk release of “Star Wars” content since the streamer’s launch, several “Star Wars” TV spinoffs from the 1970s, 1980s and 2000s will debut on Disney Plus on April 2. Among them will be the animated short “The Story of the Faithful Wookiee” — featuring the debut of bounty hunter Boba Fett — that played in the middle of the live-action “Holiday Special” when it first aired on CBS on 1978.

Joining “Faithful Wookiee” will be two TV movies featuring the cuddly Ewoks, 1984’s “Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure” and 1985’s “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor”; the animated “Ewoks” TV series that aired from 1985 to 1986; and the animated “Star Wars: Clone Wars” TV micro-series from Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2003 to 2005.

These spinoffs have lived in the hearts of hardcore “Star Wars” fans largely because many have been difficult to find, no more so than “The Star Wars Holiday Special.” Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, the program, which did not involve creator George Lucas, was immediately panned as a slap-shod cash grab. While the “Holiday Special” has been known to crop up on YouTube every so often, it’s never been officially released in any format.

“The Story of the Faithful Wookiee,” however, has been widely considered to be the best part of the “Holiday Special,” in large part because it marks the debut of Boba Fett, who later appeared in live-action in 1980’s “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Lucasfilm even included “Faithful Wookiee” as an easter egg on the 2011 Blu-ray release of the first six “Star Wars” features. (A live-action TV series about the character, “The Book of Boba Fett,” is due to premiere on Disney Plus at the end of the year.)

After debuting on ABC as “The Ewok Adventure” in 1984, the 90-minute special was released in theaters internationally as “Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure.” Other than Warwick Davis reprising his role as the Ewok Wicket from 1983’s “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” neither “Caravan of Courage” nor its sequel the following year, “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor,” reference “Star Wars” mythology in any substantive way. The animated “Ewoks” TV series took a similar approach.

“Star Wars: Clone Wars,” by contrast, was deeply tied to the prequel trilogy. Set between 2002’s “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” and 2005’s “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” the first two seasons of “Clone Wars” were comprised of three-to-five-minute-long, action-heavy animated shorts, tracking the characters of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Season 3 of the show expanded the storytelling to five, 12-minute long episodes. (In 2008, Lucasfilm revived “The Clone Wars” as a more traditional animated series without Tartakovsky’s involvement; that show ended its run on Disney Plus in May 2020.)

Curiously, rather than make a splashy announcement of the release of all this long-lost “Star Wars” content, Disney quietly included the titles among its list of material coming to Disney Plus in April. A spokesperson for Lucasfilm did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Variety, but io9 is reporting that there aren’t any further plans to release more of the “Holiday Special” beyond the Boba Fett animated short.

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