Source: BFFC

Jordan Zakarin, Senior Entertainment Editor of Inverse, shared a new spin on Boba Fett's storyline for Return of the Jedi when he interviewed Lucasfilm's first fan relations officer, Craig Miller, this last Monday:

Originally Boba Fett was set up in Empire as a character, and the third movie's plot was going to be more about Boba Fett rescuing Han Solo and all of that, Miller revealed. Boba was gonna be the main villain... That was set up, why he was taking Han Solo away, why there was a thing with him in the Christmas special.

When George decided not to make a third trilogy, he completely jettisoned that story line, which is why in the first ten minutes, Boba Fett gets bumped into and falls into the mouth of a giant monster, Miller added. So he took what was planned for the third trilogy, which was the confrontation between Luke and Darth Vader, and the battle with the Emperor, and that got squished down from three movies to one movie. And that became the plot of Jedi.

See their full article for more context and revelations from their interview.

While Miller worked for Lucasfilm when it was called Black Falcon, Ltd., we can't find any copies of Lucas' written outlines for the original sequel trilogy -- of course well before we got The Force Awakens, which differed from the plan. We do know that Boba Fett wasn't even mentioned in the first typed draft of Revenge of the Jedi (the original title before being re-named) and only showed up later when co-written by Lawrence Kasdan.

Zakarin's article also cites Starlog #31 from February 1980, where Craig also provided some commentary on the record at that time for the science fiction magazine. Check out this early description of Boba Fett and some rumors about him:

Another of the new characters has the evil-smelling name of Boba Fett. They say he'll rival Darth Vader for sheer terrorism. Apparently, he's a remnant of the old Imperial Shocktroopers — who once made the Stormtroopers look like school-crossing guards. Then others say:

No, he was never a Shocktrooper; he has merely adopted their uniform as a symbol of his nefarious purpose.

(You may have actually seen Boba Fett before; he appeared with Darth Vader in the Star Wars Holiday Special on CBS TV last November.)

Boba Fett wears Wookiee scalps on his shoulder! (Or, alternately, dangling from his belt.)

The most interesting speculation about Boba Fett is that he is a bounty hunter who will work for whichever side pays him the most, and he plays both sides when he can get away with it.

Here's a rumor within a rumor: Boba Fett will be played by one actor, and his voice will be overdubbed by another — and even those in the Lucasfilm office do not know who will be dubbing the voice!

Not included in Inverse's article, some other trivia that we can add to this from official sources includes the Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, where it's noted George considered a fight with Boba Fett and Lando:

Originally George Lucas envisioned a fight between Boba Fett and Lando but eventually suggested instead that the power pack on Boba's back should be hit and thrown around, as if he had a balloon on his back that got air out of it. -- Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays (p. 259)

George Lucas has also said on the record that he considered a different ending for Boba Fett climbing out of the Sarlacc. Here's our transcript of his remarks at 33:01 on the Return of the Jedi DVD commentary circa September 2004:

In the case of Boba Fett's death, had I known he was gonna turn into such a popular character, I probably would've made it a little bit more exciting. Boba Fett was just another one of the minions, another one of the bounty hunters and badguys. But, he became such a favorite of everybody's that, for having such a small part, uh he had a very large presence. And now that his history has been told in the first trilogy, y'know, it makes it even more of a misstep that we wouldn't make more out of the event of his defeat, because most people don't believe he died anyway. I'd contemplated putting in that extra shot in where he climbs out of the hole, but y'know I figure that's . . . it doesn't quite fit, in the end.

Source: BFFC

Star Wars Day (May 4) has an unusually high amount of Boba Fett collectible releases this year, even though he's not in any of the recent films. We've put together a to-the-point guide to help you on your quest for any or all five bounties.

Please feel free to bookmark this page as we'll be updating it frequently, especially at 12:01am PST on May 4th with direct links to Disney's mobile and desktop sites (which sadly use differently URLs).

UPDATE: In the first hour of inventory coming online, we've had 1) an item sell out and 2) the website's database/processing functionality crash. Thee you have it, Boba Fett fans.

Elite Series Boba Fett Prototype Armor

While this 6.5 Boba Fett figure was released early in Milan, Italy and then throughout Europe, May 4th is the official store and online release for the U.S. and Canada. At 12:01am Pacific Standard Time, he should be online at DisneyStore.com. In the past, the Fett figures have sold out within 6 hours and never re-stocked, so the same could happen again.

In case you're curious, the barcode number for this figure should be 461010232407. The online number may be 6101047620318.

  • Available online? YES, but may have sold out within the first 6 hours! Mobile site | Desktop site

  • Available in stores? YES!

Boba Fett Tsum Tsum

Two have already been released, but now we're getting a large classic one plus a new Battle Boba Fett look in medium (11) and small (3.5) scale for these popular stuffed plush figures.

Boba Fett Pin

Initially available May 1st in stores, May 4th is your second and last chance to get this one for free. It's being given to the first 50 customers are most Disney Store locations in the U.S. and it's free with purchase (of something else, no matter the cost).

  • Available online? NO!

  • Available in stores? YES -- but get there early!

Limited Edition Boba Fett Figure

One of two Disney Store items with very little information available. We know this premium figure is not part of their Elite Series line. We know it has an illuminated base. We anticipate it will be $150-200 given previous releases of similar figures in this line. UPDATED 5/3 1:50pm: One official flyer lists this at €160, which is approximately $180. UPDATE 5/4 12:23am: It's $150 and 8.5 tall.

  • Available online? Initially yes, but it sold out in less than 30 minutes! Mobile site | Desktop site

  • Available in stores? Two stores (NYC and Chicago) but nowhere else!

Project Legion Series Helmet with Boba Fett Inspired Decoration

The second of two Disney Store items with very little information known. This object was also shown on the flyer. The scale and price are unknown.

UPDATED 5/3 1:50pm: One official flyer lists this at €30, which is approximately $35.

Boba Fett May the 4th T-Shirt for Men and Women

This wasn't advertised in advance but showed up a little after midnight.

TheWorkshop, welcome to the boards! Glad to help you get the word out here with links to your 'shop!

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MandaloreRising wrote:

Did Karen Traviss wrote any other books besides the Republic Commando series on Omega and Delta squads. I need to know what happened to Sev.

She made a statement on KarenTraviss.com about no longer writing Star Wars novels. So it's unlikely there will ever be resolve -- at least with her penning a follow-up.

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(1,198 replies, posted in General)

MandaloreRising, no problem! Made it brighter and bolder. smile

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(1,198 replies, posted in General)

MandaloreRising, once logged in, when you're on any forum (e.g. General at http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/forum/2/general/, Fans at http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/forum/6/fans/, etc.), there's a link that says "Post New Topic."

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Those who add their Facebook or Twitter usernames now have automatic links to those sites respectively around their username/avatar/signature for topic posts. Here are the steps:

1. Go to your profile, which is linked under the text "Profile" in the header.
2. Click "Identity" to start making changes.
3. Scroll down until you see "Facebook," "Twitter," and "Website." Follow the instructions there if you want to take advantage of these optional links.

If you have any feedback on this, please reply below.

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xxBobaxx wrote:

Hallo could someone make this into an avatar for me plz? http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/8320/t/p1abvu21pehjh17ba1u8ggtb1gni3.jpg

All set!

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HilariousFett wrote:

I have a gif but the site says its too big and i dont know how to find a smaller one

Try posting it in a post here, rather than your avatar. I can help get it to work. smile

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(7 replies, posted in Collecting)

ctxboy1981, these sorts of things always start with one or so images. As it gets closer to release, they release more. ;-)

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FettsJetts, very cool! Great intro and avatar. Welcome to the club!

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We have learned that Don Francks, the voice of Boba Fett in the Star Wars Holiday Special, passed away on April 3, 2016. This is our tribute to him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W94PH_tslEs

Here is our tribute to remember his incredible talent, providing the very first voice of the character we all know and love. He also did the voice of Fett in the Droids cartoon in 1985.

Don was born February 28, 1932. He was 84 years old.

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KiwiFett, welcome to BFFC! Great intro and thanks for sharing your video! Nicely done.

Nycho, welcome! Glad to have you here.

Elstrophaun, hello! Thanks for the post!

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brooklynfett0678, welcome to BFFC! Thanks for the post about your collectible. If you have any pictures of your exact item for sale, it couldn't hurt.

We've got a little more info for viewers to check out regarding this item from 2004:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/u … 3-slave-i/

Source: BFFC

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[UPDATE: Boba Fett lost with 38%.]

After recently beating General Grievous and General Hux, Boba Fett faces his toughest challenge yet in the StarWars.com This Is Madness popularity contest. Like usual, it's a winner-take-all match to move to the next round.

Starting Thursday March 31st at 10am PST and lasting only 24 hours, it's time for Boba Fett vs. Kylo Ren.

VOTE NOW FOR BOBA

Stay tuned during the day on March 31st for incremental updates.

Analysis of the Vote

Here's a tally of how the vote is going:

  • 4/1 9:59am PST: Boba Fett still has 38%

  • 3/31 11:09pm PST: Boba Fett still has 38%

  • 3/31 8:45pm PST: Boba Fett still has 38%

  • 3/31 4:12pm PST: Boba Fett still has 38% -- despite substantial efforts between Fett-friendly clubs and sites across social media, and no clear counter effort from Kylo-friendly groups

  • 3/31 1:53pm PST: Boba Fett still has 38%

  • 3/31 12:40pm PST: Boba Fett has 38%

  • 3/31 12:09pm PST: Boba Fett still has 39%

  • 3/31 11:24am PST: Boba Fett has 39% -- first increase all day

  • 3/31 11:07am PST: Boba Fett has 38%

  • 3/31 10:29am PST: Boba Fett still has 39%

  • 3/31 10:15am PST: Boba Fett has 39% -- that's a huge change in just 9 minutes

  • 3/31 10:13am PST: Boba Fett has 42%

  • 3/31 10:11am PST: Boba Fett has 44%

  • 3/31 10:06am PST: Boba Fett has 57%

  • 3/31 10:03am PST: Boba Fett has 58%

See our first post on this year's Fett match-up for our two cents on the technology used for the poll.

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One fan on Twitter asked BFFC about the trading card from 1980 that says Boba Fett is 43. Here is that card:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/bounty/p … ps-esb-11/

Since "Attack of the Clones," we have a different age breakdown for Boba Fett:
* Born - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (32 or 31.5 BBY)
* 10 Years Old - Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 BBY)
* 13 Years Old - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 BBY)
* 32 Years Old - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (0 BY)
* 35 Years Old - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 ABY)
* 36 Years Old - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (4 ABY)
* 66 Years Old (approx.) - Star Wars Episode VII (approx. 34 ABY)

Anyone know of some official material that prints this out? Would love to do a side-by-side of the old card with one of these newer ages -- just for fun.

Source: BFFC

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[UPDATE: Boba Fett won with 69% of the vote.]

After beating General Hux in the last vote, Boba Fett moved up a bracket in the StarWars.com This Is Madness popularity contest.

Starting Tuesday March 29th at 10am PST and lasting just 24 hours, it's now time for Boba Fett vs. General Grievous.

VOTE NOW FOR BOBA

Stay tuned during the day on March 29th for incremental updates.

Analysis of the Vote

Here's a tally of how the vote is going:

  • 3/30 9:59am PST: Boba Fett still has 69%

  • 3/29 10:58pm PST: Boba Fett still has 69%

  • 3/29 6:12pm PST: Boba Fett has 69%

  • 3/29 2:09pm PST: Boba Fett still has 68%

  • 3/29 1:00pm PST: Boba Fett has 68%

  • 3/29 11:29am PST: Boba Fett has 67%

  • 3/29 10:04am PST: Boba Fett has 74%

See our first post on this year's Fett match-up for our two cents on the technology used for the poll.

Ways You Can Still Help

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[UPDATE: Boba Fett won with 70% of the vote.]

After Jango Fett failed to move on (in what looks an awful lot like voter fraud, by the way), it's now time for Boba Fett to have a shot in StarWars.com's This Is Madness popularity contest.

Starting Tuesday March 22nd at 10am PST * and lasting just 24 hours, it's Boba Fett vs. General Hux.

VOTE NOW FOR BOBA

Stay tuned during the day on March 22nd for incremental updates.

Analysis of the Vote

Here's a tally of how the vote is going:

  • 3/23 9:59am: Boba Fett won with 70% of the vote

  • 3/22 11:09pm: Boba Fett still has 69%

  • 3/22 9:08pm: Boba Fett has 69%

  • 3/22 6:31pm: Boba Fett still has 68%

  • 3/22 4:16pm: Boba Fett still has 68%

  • 3/22 12:26pm: Boba Fett has 68%

  • 3/22 12:07pm: Boba Fett has 69%

  • 3/22 11:09am: Boba Fett has 68%

  • 3/22 10:59am: Boba Fett has 69%

  • 3/22 10:25am: Boba Fett has 79%

  • 3/22 10:20am: Boba Fett has 83%

  • 3/22 10:09am *: the site appears to still show the previous match, even though matches are supposed to switch at 10am PST Monday - Friday

See our first post on this year's Fett match-up for our two cents on the technology used for the poll.

Ways You Can Still Help

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briandteel, thanks for the updates! How soon until you start on the Boba Fett-inspired paint job?

Source: BFFC

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[UPDATE: Jango Fett lost, getting only 28% of the vote.]

It's that time of the year again. StarWars.com hosts a This Is Madness popularity contest in the March Madness bracket format. Jango Fett and Boba Fett are both on the roster.

Starting Friday March 18th at 10am PST, and lasting through the weekend until Monday March 20th at 10am PST, it's Jango Fett vs. Kylo Ren. You know what to do, Fett fans:

VOTE NOW FOR JANGO

Stay tuned during the day on March 18th for incremental updates.

Analysis of the Vote

Here's a tally of how the vote is going:

  • 3/21 9:28am PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 11:19pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 10:33pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 6:23pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 4:34pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 1:07pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/20 2:57am PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/19 10:18pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/19 6:01pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/19 1:48pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/19 11:46am PST: Jango Fett has 28%

  • 3/18 9:51pm PST: Jango Fett still has 27%

  • 3/18 6:20pm PST: Jango Fett has 27%

  • 3/18 6:08pm PST: Jango Fett has 26%

  • 3/18 4:37pm PST: Jango Fett has 27%

  • 3/18 1:25pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/18 12:36pm PST: Jango Fett still has 28%

  • 3/18 12:12pm PST: Jango Fett has 28%

  • 3/18 11:37am PST: Jango Fett still has 27%

  • 3/18 11:08am PST: Jango Fett still has 27%

  • 3/18 10:35am PST: Jango Fett has 27%

  • 3/18 10:08am PST: Jango Fett has 21%

Previous years relied on browser cookies, which could be deleted to vote again. This year, it's fancy and we can't quite figure out how they're doing it. There's some AJAX. There's Disney's API server. While deleting cookies can make you think you're voting again, there's a JavaScript warning that notes a 409 conflict if voting twice. We're impressed.

However, this year the vote tally is visible before voting. (It was always showing after submitting one vote, even on repeat visits to the site.) This gives casual fans a way to see who's more popular already, rather than a standard blind vote. Maybe it's affecting the totals, maybe it isn't, but it's different this year and we're not fans of it.

Furthermore, as of 4pm on March 18th, we've seen some social media posts that the poll is hackable, seeming to accept more than one vote from the same person/computer without any errors. This suggests the poll is, like in years past, not an accurate popularity contest.

Ways You Can Still Help

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RayRay30, welcome to BFFC. Thanks for posting about your collectibles. Please use just one topic, rather than creating multiples, especially with just one liners. If you're looking for a buyer, try posting a photo and more about it, just like what collectors do on eBay. You may get a message through the site from a fan interested in knowing more, but you might not.

nueces, welcome to BFFC! Thanks for telling us about your roller derby team!

Could you post some examples of designs and/or Mandalorian visuals that you like? With any of the designers who visit the boards here, that could be helpful for coming up with something pro-bono more quickly.

Source: BFFC

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This March 15th, you'll be able to find individual Disney Infinity 3.0 Boba Fett figures in stores in North America like GameStop and EB Games. Both game stores had this information publicly available for over a month, so today's late announcement is no surprise.

Previously, the Boba Fett figure was a timed Sony exclusive in 2015 and, while slated for release in January 2016, they pushed it back, leaving fans in the United States stuck with either international imports (as global retailers got Boba Fett first) and collectible scalpers (where they're all marked up eBay).

The official confirmation comes via Disney's official Twitch account, specifically at 12 minutes into the broadcast.

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The 13.5" talking Boba Fett sure is cool:

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/2/t/p1acil3nth1uoo1dnv4i272b1qd83.jpg http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/boards/img/m/2/t/p1acil43771alf1om219vh13fg1n7e5.jpg

By re-paint, so not his "Return of the Jedi" colors, but the pre-production colors:
http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/manual/costume/colors/

This one is still widely produced. It's still at the Disney Store online:
http://www.disneystore.com/boba-fett-ta … 6/1000255/

smile

Read the full article: BFFC

This fan spotlight is part of a series focusing on cosplayers who exemplify qualities in creativity, community-building, and craftsmanship.1. What is your name and who are you cosplaying as?

My name is Emma, but I go by RoboEmma on the greater internet! I’m costuming as Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels, and my custom Mandalorian character, Ivven Oyre.

2. What groups/clubs/sites are you a member? What is your handle for those sites?

I am a member of the Mandalorian Mercs; I go by Vhe Oyre on those forums. I’ve haunted that place for a good 6-7 years now, and served on the Application Team for a while! It’s been a very rewarding experience to watch the club grow. I was also just recently approved as an X-Wing Pilot in the Rebel Legion, so that’s very new to me!3. Why this character and costume? What's the story?

As for Sabine Wren, the choice to make her costume seemed obvious: I’d been obsessed with Mandalorians and I’ve costuming as a custom one for years, so when Dave Filoni started giving us these awesome canon Mandalorian women like Bo-Katan and Sabine, I eventually couldn’t resist; it had been so long since I’d made a Mando. Sabine spoke to me almost immediately: I’ve always been partial to good guys (Go Rebels!), she wore pink, like my custom Mando, and she was a sassy artist-type and I’m an illustrator, too. I related to her instantly, even though her character design took a bit to grow on me. Now I love it, especially the checkerboard shoulder ala Biggs Darklighter. Once I saw her operating on Star Wars Rebels, I had to have her. In terms of my custom Mando, I love the creativity that comes with making original characters. I’ve always had a million OCs wandering around my head, and I’ll always be drawn to my own, personally-created characters. I picture Ivven as a grumpy, cold-hearted type who travels around the galaxy with her KOTOR-style crew as a high-risk smuggler of sorts.

4. What has been one of your most memorable experience as this character?

Sabine was a new experience for me. As someone who usually costumes as unrecognizable custom characters, wearing a timely, relevant, and popular new character was a trip. It was amazing wearing her at Celebration Anaheim; the reactions were so positive, and I was blown away by all the little girls who were so excited to get their pictures taken with me. That, and I got to hang out in the AMAZING Mos Eisley cantina set at Celebration with a Hera costumer for like two hours. I never wanted to leave. It was so immersive. As for Ivven, I’ve worn her for so many years at this point, that the memories are starting to blend together. Honestly, I think the moment when I first saw a picture of myself in the costume after just finishing it, and thinking, “…Wow. I look so… cool!” after worrying myself to death over whether it turned out or not, was one of the more memorable moments. Travelling in groups of
custom Mandos is pretty great, too, every time it happens; I love hanging out with other Mercs.

5. What were some of your challenges to get your costume just right?

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I went into building my custom Mando with very little costume experience, and that was a lot of hand-skills to learn. It took a while to simply understand quality, in order to judge whether things were up to par. I literally learned to metalwork to make Ivven, because I knew from the start that I
wanted to make her out of 18 gauge aluminum. It took a good year or two and a failed Mandalorian costume in order to be good enough at metalworking to finally make a quality kit that all came together. That, and the chest plates, and getting them to fit my figure the way I wanted. That took a while to get right, understandably. As for Sabine, the challenges of translating a cartoon rendering to a real-life equivalent was rather trying; cartoons rarely give you seams or realistic models. Sabine was the first time I had to learn sintra or real leatherworking, so that was also a learning curve; I’m getting better at picking things up the longer I costume, though, so that wasn’t too bad. I made absolutely everything on her costume from scratch, including the patterns for the cloth parts. The biggest challenge with Sabine came down to time: I was on a super tight budget, and was literally still painting her 15 minutes before driving to the airport for her first convention appearance. Somehow, I pulled it off! Sabine’s paint scheme is super detailed and particular; painting was definitely the biggest challenge, in the end, and getting all the lines clean, while also factoring in time for it all to dry.

 

6. What advice do you have for other cosplayers?

Advice? Everyone sucks when they start. My first costume (another Mando) was a big hot mess. Don’t ever be afraid to scrap every single piece and start from scratch. Persistence and a stubbornness against giving up will get you places. If you don’t have talent, you can learn talent. After about 6 years of costuming, I am at the point where I know I can do anything if I am willing to work until it’s right. I can learn any skill I don’t have, and so can you. Be a perfectionist, but wear an imperfect costume. It’s about fun. Never let something like that keep you from wearing your costume. Only make the characters you love. You don’t need a ton of money or a ton of support to make great costumes. You’re never done upgrading. Join a costume club; the opportunities and communities they open to you will blow your mind. I think that’s all I’ve got!

7. What is your favorite Star Wars moment from the films, books, comics, games, etc.?

Oh gosh. Don’t make me choose. If we’re talking the films, the moment where Han swoops in and clears the way for Luke to blow up the Death Star, and Luke’s reaction to scoring the hit; that build-up of the music right before it blows. Episode IV is my favorite, just for that scene. I to this day can’t watch that moment without getting breathless. As for everything else, I started with the EU and moved to the movies, so it’s hard for me to narrow that category. The Revan reveal sticks with me pretty hard. Right now, though, I still haven’t picked myself off the floor after hearing Rex’s voice in the big Rebels Season Two trailer. So yeah: that moment at Celebration Anaheim where they premiered the trailer and revealed Rex was back, and I nearly busted my knee plates and rangefinder when I slid out of my chair. That’s my current favorite Star Wars moment. The clones mean so much to me.