Star Wars Weekly Buzz! Full SWTOR Trailer, Stormtrooper Battle Ride, First 3 Minutes from ‘Ahsoka’ and More


This week on our Star Wars Weekly Buzz!

Poe Dameron’s Adventure on Jakku; new ‘The Millennium Falcon Ride’ and ‘Stormtrooper Battle Escape’ concept ideas for Star Wars Land at Disney; Ashley Eckstein narrating the Ahsoka audio book; the infamous Pablo Hot Spot and more!



First here’s the full glorious “Betrayed” trailer of STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne:




Just how did Poe Dameron get off Jakku, anyway…?

The Hollywood Reporter has alerted us to a new trailer from LEGO: Star Wars The Force Awakens titled “Poe’s Quest For Survival”.


According to a press release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Poe’s Quest for Survival Level Pack extends the adventure with a previously untold story that can only be played in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens.
The level pack will revolve around Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base after his daring escape from the First Order. While stranded on Jakku, Poe must locate a ship to get off the desert planet in an effort to find his way home. Playable characters and vehicles include: Naka Iit, Ohn Gosv, Poe Dameron (Jakku), Strus Clan Leader, Strus Clan Raider, Strus Clan Speeder (Full-size Vehicle) and Strus Clan Speeder (Microfighter Vehicle).


Check out the trailer below:





Disney’s – Star Wars Land Update

This week, new information on ‘Star Wars Land’ at Disney was found in an insider report over at (via /Film). WDI wants to take on the competition at Universal Studios with the creation of new fantastic rides and exciting fan adventures: Detail on the new ‘The Millennium Falcon Ride’ and ‘Stormtrooper Battle Escape’ concept ideas:


The Millennium Falcon Ride: “code-named Big Bird at WDI, the experience would involve moving between multiple pre-show theaters setting up the plot and what tasks you must complete once you board the Falcon and launch into space. And if you fail at your assigned tasks, a happy ending is not a guarantee.”

The Stormtrooper Battle Escape:” code-named Alcatraz, WDI wants you to rush to your wireless and trackless vehicle and board and then disembark and re-board the vehicles on different levels of the massive ride building several times during the course of a long experience, all while under attack by Stormtroopers.”


Disney Star Wars Land Concept Art 2



Ashley Eckstein is narrating the new Ahsoka audio book, which tells the story of the famous character between The Clone Wars and Rebels. Hear the first three minutes of the book (via PRH Audio):







The Star Wars AFTER Show

This week on The Star Wars After Show (October 6th 2016), presented by Verizon; Andi Gutierrez sits down with Lucasfilm employees and Star Wars Michael Dailey, Ian Bucknole, and Sammy Holland talk about the upcoming Ahsoka novel and why they love the character so much.





‘Rogue One’ director gets going on holiday shopping and looks forward to seeing fan films!




And some more tweets from the cast with their own action figures:





Doc Brown, can I borrow your time machine?





Target continues its Rogue One: A Star Wars Story marketing





An interesting fact about the upcoming Rogue One prequel novel – Catalyst:






The Pablo Hidalgo Spot!

Pablo say’s his Ultimate Visual Guide is done…




On how Anakin became a force ghost:




On lightsaber colors:




On Dooku’s intentions when he told the truth about the Sith Lord to Obi-Wan in AOTC.




Star Wars Related News!


Creator George Lucas donated $1.5 Million to the Norman Rockwell Museum. The donation from good old George will fund digital and multimedia programs, including digital gallery tours and online links to lectures and podcasts.

Bravo Mr.Lucas!




Stay tuned for more next week.



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41 thoughts on “Star Wars Weekly Buzz! Full SWTOR Trailer, Stormtrooper Battle Ride, First 3 Minutes from ‘Ahsoka’ and More

  • October 7, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    pablo won’t say it but the answer to the dooku question is poor writing.

    • October 8, 2016 at 12:21 am


    • October 8, 2016 at 3:11 am

      I thought he was just passing it off as “It’s your preference and this is how George interpreted it”

      Clearly, he doesn’t want to get very involved in that discussion.

      • October 8, 2016 at 3:34 am

        if pablo of all people can’t answer for sure a simple question like what was dooku’s motivation then there likely wasn’t one. this isn’t a surprise as clones was a rush job compared to TPM.

  • October 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    George has said on multiple occasions that dooku was supposed to be quite a complex character. It’s too bad so much of that didn’t make it into the film. He was supposed to really make us feel the sincere disillusionment with what the Jedi had become, and despite Christopher lee lending quite a bit of gravitas, the part was cut down too much to be anything but a mustache twirling villain who has momentary pangs of sincerity.

    • October 8, 2016 at 12:48 am

      Just more fallout from wasting most of the first two films on shit that didn’t ultimately matter and trying to shoehorn the entirety of Anakin’s fall into a single film. I bet if he had the whole thing to do over again Lucas would make some very different choices there. It’s enough to almost…ALMOST make me want a reboot of the PT story.

      • October 8, 2016 at 3:09 am

        I agree, I wonder if after his experience with the prequels he made. Would George Lucas have made them any different?

        Part of me thinks he does but the George that he likes to show to everyone thinks that he is stubborn beyond belief and wouldn’t trade his prequels for anything else. (Obviously, he doesn’t feel the same way about the original trilogy, which he loves to tamper with).

        • October 8, 2016 at 7:45 am

          More Lucas hate. How original. Well, the man has retired, Disney has given you your OT nostalgia up to your ears with tons more on the way. Some people can’t be satisfied.

          • October 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

            I didn’t say I hate Lucas or that he is a despicable man, where are you getting this Lucas hate assumption from?

            I simply said that I agree with Cranky on whether or not Lucas would have made changes to the prequels to make them flow better if he were to redo them. Mostly to make changes that would have benefited the character’s development/story instead of having films that cram Anakin’s fall almost all into one film. Episode 1 has nothing to do with his fall and is only the very beginning of his rise. Episode 2 has his mother’s death and temptation to the darkside with revenge on the tusken raiders as well as his desire for Padme which marks the first glimpse of his downfall but there’s not much in there that makes him rise to this great jedi level, and by Episode 3 he gets promoted to jedi Master and transforms into Darth Vader following a bunch of death and destruction that basically happened at one instance when Anakin chose to save Palpatine over helping Mace Windu for his power and promise to save Padme from dying. All of that happened in one film, which I believe could have been done better over three films.

            George Lucas is very stubborn, which is true, that’s not hate. He also likes to make changes to the OT, which is true, so I don’t know why you have a problem with my comment.

            And I’ve already expressed my views that some people will never be pleased multiple times. You have had far more instances of expressing negative comments about TFA, and defending the prequels than I have with attacking the prequels and defending TFA so don’t even try to pin this animosity on me.

          • October 8, 2016 at 11:25 am

            Okay, I don’t get who or what you are targeting?

            Ask yourself this… If people truly thought the prequels were as good as the originals then why did Lucasfilm even have to cater to the older fans to make Episode 7 a nostalgia trip like you say?

            I’m not saying I hate the prequels simply that they weren’t as good as the originals, that’s my official stance.
            Episode 7 lies in between the originals and the prequels and that’s my official stance.

            Clearly, they have access to market research and polls that show most Star Wars fans like the Originals more and therefore wanted to attract the largest audience possible by making a film that caters to what the fans want to see the most.

            You are definitely right in that some people will never be happy, because you are one of them. I am satisfied, are you?

          • October 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm

            Dungeons and Dragons was seriously one of my favorites!!! You are so right…. It’s hard to watch now. VERY hard. Even my nostalgia glasses don’t work.

          • October 8, 2016 at 3:04 pm

            Cmon son. He won’t engage you. Just ignore him. When you do, he goes away for a while.

          • October 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

            They catered to the OT fans b/c TFA was a sequel to the OTA…with the same actors and all…it’s not a conspiracy.

          • October 8, 2016 at 11:50 am

            The Force Awakens made over $2Billion at the Box Office (the nostalgia factor can be argued) AND received praise from both critics and the general audience. Surely you cannot expect Disney to please everybody, they know what the MAJORITY of people want and clearly the prequel trilogy left a bad taste in the fans’ mouths so why recreate something that is doomed from the very beginning? Doesn’t make sense.

            I don’t know for sure if you’re insinuating that Episode VIII will be a rehash of ESB and so on with the next final movie in the trilogy. But The Force Awakens was important to Disney for so many reasons other than making big bucks at the Box Office. The Force Awakens needed to reintroduce Star Wars to a new audience as well as bringing back the old fans into the fold so that’s why I believe it was made with all the classic Star Wars nods that have been tested to make money as well as bring in an audience.

            Moreover, Episode VIII is being directed by Rian Johnson and you don’t bring in a guy like him to direct a rehash. This movie is taking things to the next level and it will dive deeper into these characters that were rather nicely set up in The Force Awakens.

          • October 8, 2016 at 3:04 pm

            More inflammatory posts you will never respond to in discussion. You’re my favorite broken record on the forums.

      • October 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm

        disagree. the prequels are everything he wanted star wars to be, his magnum opus if you will. thats why he took his ball and went home after we started critiquing them.

  • October 7, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    So glad Ashley Eckstein is doing the voice over for the Ahsoka audio book!

    And Alan Tudyk’s tweet about his action figure was the best. LOL!

  • October 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Can’t wait for the Ahsoka novel, I’ve been looking forward to it since it’s announcement straight after the season 2 finale of Rebels. I don’t often buy
    audio books, but after the first reading of it, I might come back just to hear Eckstein’s reading 🙂

  • October 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Wow, that TOR trailer was awesome. The animators at Bioware really worth their money…

    • October 8, 2016 at 3:07 am

      It’s Blur studios which EA/Bioware contracts out to do their cinematics, but yeah they are always very good quality. I’ve always liked them too. 🙂

      Now to just get a canon KOTOR inspired game made. Probably won’t happen for years though.

      • October 8, 2016 at 6:28 am

        EA will make it and charge $70 + a season pass.

        • October 8, 2016 at 7:11 am

          $110 for a basic FPS with a starwars skin is bargain i tell you!(sarcasm)

      • October 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm

        Hopefully never. I find KoToR, being 4000 years in the past and looking the same as the present to be totally uninteresting

        • October 12, 2016 at 12:11 am

          Well that’s something that Pablo said their concept artists would change. I always thought the same thing and it’s even worse with TOR.

          He said he liked the story and the games and everything but the style wasn’t how he thought the Old Republic would look like. So, to me that means that if EA wanted Bioware or somebody to do another KOTOR inspired game. They would be required to follow and listen to the Lucasfilm story group as a part of their licensing deal, and since we know that people involved like Pablo are aware of those issues that gives me hope.

          I am a big fan of KOTOR so, I wouldn’t mind seeing an updated version of it that fits within canon that makes more sense aesthetically.

          You’re right though, 4000 years ago and our technology hasn’t changed one bit, and in some cases has gotten worse lol

          The only way that would make sense is if the galaxy had a post-apocalyptic scenario where everything kind of got reset.

          • October 12, 2016 at 1:23 am

            Yeah, an actual reboot would be fine, but there is no real need to go back that far right now. Plenty of story in the present time.

  • October 8, 2016 at 12:31 am

    The sound quality of the Ahsoka reading is garbage. You can hear the background noise of whatever city it is they recorded the reading in.

    • October 8, 2016 at 1:20 am

      Funny man.

      • October 8, 2016 at 3:18 am

        please elaborate

        • October 8, 2016 at 6:41 am

          I’m sure background sounds are there on purpose.

          • October 8, 2016 at 2:43 pm

            DOH! You’re right! Beeping car horns, people yelling, and other rando noises are just what I needed to immerse me in a galaxy far far away! How f*&%$#g stupid of me!

          • October 8, 2016 at 5:10 pm

            That’s why i read em.

      • October 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm

        Sure, I get that. But these are not SW sound effects. They are the sounds of a city. Listen to it again, with headphones if needed. Those are not Star Wars sounds.

        • October 8, 2016 at 2:58 pm

          Those are ambient sounds. Ahsoka is in the city, the scene probably leads to the scene on the street. She is called to the parade. Those are city street sounds, people passing, traffic, voices, etc. It’s quite normal for SW book.

  • October 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Damn it. Whittaker is right. His action figure does look dope.

  • October 8, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Don’t know if it’s of any significance but I note that the Pop Vinyl for the Shoretrooper figure actually is named ‘Scarif Stormtrooper’ and not ‘Shoretrooper’.

  • October 8, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I am not on Twitter….could someone please ask Pablo if Dooku was sincere or not, lie or no lie, why didn’t Obi-Wan tell the Master Jedi what he had been told in AOTC. I have always been a fan of the prequels, but that part always bothered me.

  • October 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Weird there are no outlets actually SELLING the Ahsoka audiobook……..

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