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Star Wars Rebels Review - An Inside Man (S03E09)

Posted by Mike_Taber | December 08, 2016 at 07:02 PM ET |

Surprisingly, a return to Lothal reinvigorated a stagnant season of Star Wars Rebels. Click through for the full review.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story "Creature Featurette"

Posted by Mike_Taber | December 06, 2016 at 05:44 PM ET |

Rogue One is almost here! Not that you need another reason to be excited, but check out this behind the scenes look at the creatures of Rogue One. A lot of the new creatures and aliens in this video already feel like they belong in the Star Wars galaxy. That's something I wouldn't say about the majority of the creatures we saw in Maz Kanata's castle. I love the design of these new characters, but I hope we see some more familiar aliens as well. The new Mon Calamari look great and hopefully they aren't the only familiar face we see. Let's have some Rodians and Twi'leks walking around the streets of Jedha too. What do you think? What is your favorite Rogue One design so far? Let us know in the comment section!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Rising Malevolence (S01E02)

Posted by Mike_Taber | December 04, 2016 at 03:53 PM ET |

“Rising Malevolence” is the first episode in the three part Malevolence story arc from season one of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Click through for the full Review!

Star Wars Rebels Review - The Wynkahthu Job (S03E09)

Posted by Mike_Taber | December 02, 2016 at 05:07 PM ET |

Hondo Ohnaka returned to Star Wars Rebels just in time. Yes, this was another filler episode but at least Hondo was there. He was a breath of fresh air after spending an entire episode with the insufferable Iron Squadron. Click through for the full review.

Rogue One Tickets Go On Sale At Midnight EST In The U.S.

Posted by Chuck | November 27, 2016 at 10:51 PM ET |

Tickets officially go on sale in the U.S. starting at 12:01 EST midnight! If you want to see Rogue One on preview night (Thursday) these are likely to go pretty fast. Click here for Fandango's Rogue One page and get your refresh button ready...

Star Wars Rebels Review - Iron Squadron (S03E08)

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 27, 2016 at 06:39 PM ET |

Worst. Episode. Ever. Click through for the full review of Star Wars Rebels: Iron Squadron!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Ambush (S01E01)

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 26, 2016 at 02:20 PM ET |

“Ambush” originally aired as the series premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Click through to see why this Yoda centric story has remained a fan favorite!

Tickets for Rogue One officially go on sale in the U.S. on Monday. Get ready to 'stand in line' for that first showing! Or, you could just use Fandango.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Supply Lines (S03E03)

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 20, 2016 at 12:21 PM ET |

Today’s look back at Star Wars: The Clone Wars is focused on the episode “Supply Lines.” Be warned: This episode heavily features Jar Jar Binks. And a Jedi named Ima-Gun Di. Excited yet? Click through for the full review!

Happy Belated Anniversary To The Star Wars Holiday Special!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2016 at 08:10 PM ET |

Ah! We missed an anniversary in the Star Wars universe. Yesterday was the 38th anniversary of The Star Wars Holiday Special which premiered on November 17, 1978. It was pretty bad, but it was also like a train wreck where you couldn't look away from it. Also, it introduced us all to the coolest bounty hunter of all time: Boba Fett. Thanks to all who were involved in making this pretty stinky cheese! We adore it.

Emilia Clarke Joins Han Solo Standalone Film Cast

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 18, 2016 at 07:18 PM ET |

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. Clarke joins the previously cast Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover. Head over to StarWars.com for the full story and let us know what you think about this addition in our comments section!

Out Today: The Force Awakens (3D Collector's Edition) Blu-ray

Posted by Chuck | November 15, 2016 at 12:34 PM ET |

Today also features the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Blu-ray set. Stop by Amazon to check this set out. We also gave a full review of this set if you have not seen it yet. Find out what's different and if you need this set by checking that out first!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story IMAX Poster Debut

Posted by Andrew | November 14, 2016 at 03:40 PM ET |

The new IMAX poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was just posted. (Click the image for a larger view). Personally, I'm not as impressed with this poster compared to the previous posters. I really liked the radically different tropical look they had with the first full poster.

   

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Clone Cadets (S03E01)

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 12, 2016 at 03:09 PM ET |

Next up on our look back at Star Wars: The Clone Wars is “Clone Cadets.” Despite originally airing as the season three premiere, this is the third episode chronologically (as outlined by starwars.com). Click through to see why “Clone Cadets” is a wonderfully small scale examination of Clone Trooper training and their lives on Kamino.

Star Wars Rebels Review - Imperial Super Commandos (S03E07)

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 11, 2016 at 01:21 PM ET |

The Mandalorians returned on the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels. Click through for the full review!

Rogue One International Trailer #2 Released

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 10, 2016 at 05:48 PM ET |

A new international trailer for Rogue One has been released. New footage can be seen throughout the latest trailer, including a brand new shot of Darth Vader. Check out the latest trailer and be sure to share your thoughts in our comments!

The The Force Awakens 3D Collector's Edition Blu-ray comes out next week (November 15th). Not sure what to expect? Should you buy this latest release? We're going to help you make that decistion! Here's our hands-on full review and breakdown of what you can expect from this set. Still want it? Pre-order it right here for an on-time arrival!

How Long Will Star Wars Rebels Run?

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 05, 2016 at 04:12 PM ET |

Season three of Star Wars Rebels is beginning to gain some momentum, but I'm still curious about the show's longevity moving forward. The sleuths over at Wookieepedia have determined that the current season of Star Wars Rebels is in the second year before the Battle of Yavin. That means we only have one more season before Rebels runs into the OT timeline and Rogue One. Personally, I don't think Rebels will continue into the OT timeline and will get a fourth and final season.  The move to have Filoni oversee future animation projects makes me think that they're already prepping the next animated series and are winding down Rebels. What do you think? Will Rebels run into the OT timeline? How many seasons will Rebels have when all is said and done? What is the end game for Star Wars Rebels? Let us know what you think in our comments!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Theatrical Release

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2016 at 12:41 PM ET |

It's hard to believe, but Star Wars: The Clone Wars was released in theaters eight years ago. A lot has changed since then. Since the film's release, we've received six seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and characters like Ahsoka, Rex, and Ventress have become fan favorites. Today we're going to look back on the film that started it all. Click through for the full review!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - The Hidden Enemy (S01E16)

Posted by Mike_Taber | October 29, 2016 at 01:16 PM ET |

Today we’re going to look at “The Hidden Enemy.” Chronologically, it’s the second episode of the series and takes place directly before the 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film. Get ready for clone traitors, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Asajj Ventress flirting, and headless tactical droids after the jump!

Star Wars Rebels Review - The Last Battle (S03E06)

Posted by Mike_Taber | October 28, 2016 at 11:58 AM ET |

The battle droids returned to Star Wars this week and Captain Rex fought the final battle of the Clone Wars. This episode probably put a smile on the face of Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans. Click through for the full review!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Cat and Mouse (S02E16)

Posted by Mike_Taber | October 22, 2016 at 08:05 PM ET |

Today we begin our look back on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. First up is the season two episode "Cat and Mouse", which is the first episode of the series chronologically. Click through for the full review

It's Official: Donald Glover Cast As Young Lando

Posted by Mike_Taber | October 21, 2016 at 10:05 PM ET |

You may have caught this news hours ago on our Facebook page, but we decided to add it to our front page. After months of speculation, Lucasfilm confirmed today that Donald Glover (Atlanta, Community, The Martian) has been cast as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie. If Lando had to be recast, Glover seems like a good choice. Head over to StarWars.com for the full story and let us know what you think in our comments! 

Star Wars Rebels Review - Hera's Heroes (S03E05)

Posted by Mike_Taber | October 20, 2016 at 06:00 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels made a quick rebound after last week’s disappointing entry and turned in the best episode of the season so far. “Hera’s Heroes” was a great spotlight for both Hera and Grand Admiral Thrawn. Click through for the full review!

I find it hard to believe at times, but I've been writing reviews for Jedi Temple Archives since March of 2014. I began by reviewing season six of Star Wars: The Clone Wars when it was released on Netflix. Since then, we've opened up a companion Research Droids Reviews database that has been home to reviews of Star Wars Rebels, The Force Awakens, the new canon novels, and home video releases. This database is expanding yet again. Beginning this weekend, I will be providing weekly reviews of the first five seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. These past episodes will be reviewed in the chronological order outlined by StarWars.com. I hope these reviews will be a fun way for everyone to revisit this great series! Join us and follow along each week to follow the story in chronological order!

Rumored Deleted Scene Confirmed On Upcoming TFA Blu-Ray 3D Release

Posted by Chuck | October 18, 2016 at 05:14 PM ET |

Half a wookiee isn't much. The much anticipated deleted scene from The Force Awakens featuring Chewbacca and Unkar Plutt will be on the upcoming The Foce Awakens 3D blu-ray release. Click below for the full article and to have a look at the first half of this scene. And no, we don't get to see the good part. Here's the full details on the upcoming release, due to arrive November 16th.

New Rogue One Characters Revealed!

Posted by Paul | October 15, 2016 at 10:25 PM ET |

New characters from Rogue One has been revealed courtesy of Topps via Entertainment Weekly. Check out the reveals!

Star Wars Rebels Review - The Antilles Extraction (S03E04)

Posted by Mike_Taber | October 15, 2016 at 03:03 PM ET |

Sabine took center stage while Wedge and Hobbie stopped by on this week’s episode of Star Wars Rebels. Click through for the full review!

The New Rogue One Trailer Is Now Online!

Posted by Chuck | October 13, 2016 at 06:51 AM ET |

The new Rogue One trailer is now online! Click through to watch and discuss!

The new theatrical poster for Rogue One was revealed today on The Star Wars Show, and it's beautiful... too bad we won't be able to buy it anywhere! Click below to have a full look at the latest poster release. We also get a new trailer tomorrow morning, so stay tuned! Get the full story on StarWars.com.

Star Wars Rebels Review: The Holocron of Fate (S03E03)

Posted by Mike_Taber | October 06, 2016 at 02:47 PM ET |

Darth Maul returned to Star Wars Rebels in the latest episode, “The Holocrons of Fate.” Click through for the full review!

Star Wars Rebels Review: Steps Into Shadow (S03E01-E02)

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 26, 2016 at 02:19 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels is back! Rebels returned with an uneven episode and introduced a new villain in Grand Admiral Thrawn. Click through for the full review!

Dave Filoni No Longer The Supervising Director For Rebels

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 25, 2016 at 04:50 PM ET |

On Friday Big Shiny Robot reported that Clone Wars veteran Justin Ridge will replace Filoni as the supervising director on Star Wars Rebels. Don't panic though, Filoni isn't going anywhere. Click through for the full scoop

Star Wars Rebels Returns Tomorrow

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 23, 2016 at 03:05 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels season three kicks off tomorrow at 8:30pm ET/PT on Disney XD. The hourlong premiere entitled "Steps in Shadow" will feature the highly anticipated introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Click through for a sneak peak in preparation for the big premiere! 

Rogue One Gets A New Composer

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 16, 2016 at 08:53 AM ET |

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Giacchino (Lost, Up, Star Trek) has replaced Alexander Desplat as the composer for Rogue One.  The reason for Desplat's departure? That would be those inescapable reshoots. The extensive reshoots Rogue One went through created a scheduling conflict for Desplat and he was forced to drop out. Enter Michael Giacchino. Giacchino has frequently worked for Disney in the past scoring five Pixar movies, Zootopia, and the upcoming Doctor Strange movie among others. It's still strange and nerve-racking to think that someone besides John Williams will be scoring a Star Wars movie, but Giacchino seems like a natural fit.

TBS/TNT Secure Exclusive TV Rights To Star Wars Films

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 14, 2016 at 08:18 PM ET |

Turner has struck a massive deal with Disney for the basic cable rights to 10 Star Wars films. The deal includes four unreleased Star Wars films (most likely Rogue One, Episodes 8 and 9, and the Han Solo movie). They have also reached a separate agreement with 20th Century Fox for the original Star Wars. The Star Wars films have been out of circulation on basic cable since a licensing agreement with Spike TV expired in 2014.  The original and prequel trilogies will begin airing on TNT as early as September 20th. Head over to Variety for the full story! 

Home Video Review: Star Wars Rebels Season Two Blu-Ray

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 31, 2016 at 08:18 PM ET |

Missing Star Wars Rebels? Then we have the perfect review for you. Today we'll be looking at the Star Wars Rebels season two Blu-ray. Click through for our full review! The season two Blu-ray is now available so head over to Amazon and order your copy now. 

Disney Licensees LOVE Jyn Erso!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 07:58 AM ET |

As expected, EW.com titles an article "First Look" with regards to Jyn Erso focused toys coming this Fall in support of Rogue One. Yeah, we've seen most of these already.... right here at JTA! (There are some new toys shown however.)

Michael Leader, the man who played the Stormtrooper that famously hit his head on the blast shield doorway has died. Metro.co.uk has the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader Marc G. for the alert!

UPDATE 1: It looks like Metro.co.uk has an inaccurate story. Although Michael Leader did pass away, apparently he was not responsible for this famous Star Wars blooper. Wookieepedia goes on to explain that the actor who hit his head was actually Laurie Goode (who is alive and well).

UPDATE 2: This story may be accurate. Wookieepedia documents that BOTH Michael Leader and Laurie Goode recall bumping their heads as stormtroopers. We'll let you decide.

The Clone Wars Film Hits Eight Years Old

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2016 at 07:48 AM ET |

Speaking of The Clone Wars, we neglected to say Happy Anniversary to The Clone Wars film yesterday. It turned eight (8) years old August 15th. Reminisce with us about it in our comments!


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