100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Dan Casey
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9781633199835
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Performing Arts

As a Star Wars fan, you've seen the movies, from A New Hope to The Last Jedi, and beyond. And of course you've probably had a faux lightsaber battle or two, pretending to be Luke Skywalker, Rey, or maybe Kylo Ren. But can you name the seven actors who have portrayed Darth Vader? Do you know how Ralph McQuarrie helped shape the world of Star Wars? Are you familiar with Deak Starkiller, Darth Plagueis, or Drew Struzan? Have you seen the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special? 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the galaxy far, far away. In this revised and updated edition, Dan Casey has collected every essential piece of Star Wars knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activites, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for viewers old and new to progress on their way to fan superstardom.

Star Wars Vol 11

Author: Kieron Gillen
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 9781302514730
Release Date: 2019-08-21
Genre:

Collects Star Wars (2015) #62-67. Kieron Gillen's run reaches its cataclysmic end! With her planet under threat, a brave royal battles to save it! No, not Princess Leia - this time it's Queen Trios of Shu-Torun, ally to Darth Vader and the Empire! And Leia is the one on the attack, with an all-star team and a plan her enemy won't see coming! But some members of Leia's squad have schemes of their own. Meanwhile, Kanchar returns with his amazing cybernetic arm. And Luke Skywalker must hold out against the overwhelming force of...his own allies?! Plus: Just when you think things couldn't get worse for the rebels, they must find a way to survive an orbital bombardment! Will anyone escape Shu-Torun alive?

Star Wars FAQ

Author: Mark Clark
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495046087
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(FAQ). From the books and movies that inspired George Lucas to imagine the Star Wars universe, to early screenplay drafts that were never filmed, to short biographies of many people who made key contributions to the movies' success, Star Wars FAQ explores every aspect of the original Star Wars trilogy ( Star Wars , The Empire Strikes Back , and Return of the Jedi ). Along the way, it unearths underreported stories and illuminating minutiae often skimmed over or completely ignored in other histories of the legendary film series. Highlights include details about the Star Wars Holiday Special debacle, the Ewok TV movies, the rise of Star Wars fiction and its importance in the revival of the franchise, and the wave of Star Wars imitators and parodies that flooded theaters and TV screens in the late 1970s and early 1980s along with dozens of rare publicity stills and photographs of vintage memorabilia. Offering an original analysis of the series' enduring appeal and cultural impact, Star Wars FAQ tells a story as thrilling and action-packed as the movies themselves, with bold characters facing apparently insurmountable odds, full of frantic chases, narrow escapes, daring victories, and tragic setbacks, culminating in an unlikely triumph that changed the course of the galaxy or at least of Hollywood.

The Kelvin Timeline of Star Trek

Author: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476636238
Release Date: 2019-02-28
Genre: Performing Arts

In an era of reboots, restarts and retreads, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek trilogy—featuring new, prequel adventures of Kirk, Spock and the rest of the original series characters, aboard the USS Enterprise—has brought the franchise to a new generation and perfected a process that is increasingly central to entertainment media: reinvigorating the beloved classic. This collection of new essays offers the first in-depth analysis of the new trilogy and the vision of the next generation of Star Trek film-makers. Issues of gender, race, politics, economics, technology and morality—always key themes of the franchise—are explored in the 21st century context of “The Kelvin Timeline.”

Star Wars

Author: Marjorie Liu
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 9781302510466
Release Date: 2019-03-14
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Everyone’s favorite scoundrel goes Solo! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion: rescuing a group of informants and spies! His cover for the assignment? The Dragon Void, biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! A tournament he has dreamt of winning his entire life. With a chance for glory square in his sights, can Han keep his mind on the mission? Or is failing Leia worse than losing his chance? Place your bets for the ultimate space race! Our money’s on Han and the Millennium Falcon — after all, it’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs! Plus: A face from Han’s past returns — right when he and Leia least expect it! Who is Sana, and what’s her relationship to Mr. Solo? Collecting HAN SOLO #1-5 and STAR WARS (2015) #8-12.

Chase s Calendar of Events 2015

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071835459
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Genre: Education

12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2015 brings you: Major sporting events such as the FIFA Women's World Cup (June 6), the Pan American Games (July 10) and the 48th Transpacific Yacht Race (July 13). Milestones such as the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, 200th anniversary of Waterloo, 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, 75th anniversary of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, 150th birth anniversary of poet W.B. Yeats and much more. New birthday entries for newsmakers like the new king of Spain, Felipe VI of Bourbon and Greece (Jan 30), or political activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Nov 7); sports stars such as Meryl Davis (Jan 1) and Johnny Manziel (Dec 6); and entertainers Lupita Nyong'o (Mar 1), Chiwetel Ejiofor (July 10), Jamie Dornan (May 1), Dakota Johnson (Oct 4), Lorde (Nov 7) and Macklemore (June 19). New special days such as Take Your Poet to Work Day (July 15), National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day (Mar 1), National Biscotti Day (Sept 29), Runner's Selfie Day (June 23), No Selfies Day (Mar 16) and many more. New! Get exclusive access to the Chase's Calendar of Events companion website with: What's on Today? All the holidays, events, anniversaries, celebrity birthdays, and so on for the current day Advanced Search: customize your search--date ranges, location, key word, category, attendance--however you want! Unique Festivals of the World: a new, interactive map of the world--click on a country and discover its major festivals Tabbed pages for Major Awards, About the Holidays, Spotlight for 2015, Glossary of Calendar Terms and Special Months For information on the url and password of the companion website, please see details inside the book.

Star Wars

Author: Kevin Rubio
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 9781302467470
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Collects Tag & Bink Are Dead #1-2, The Return of Tag & Bink: Special Edition & Tag & Bink: Revenge of Clone Menace. The infamous exploits of this hapless Rebel pair are now collected in one single, attractive, and highly portable volume! Officers Tag Greenly and Bink Otauna were minding their own business aboard a familiar, princess-harboring freighter when they suddenly found themselves under siege. Now under attack by the Empire, they will choose life over a noble death and “borrow” the armor off a pair of deceased stormtroopers. Their new disguises might get them off the freighter alive, but they’ll also lead Tag and Bink on an adventure neither could have predicted! Chock-full of appearances by everyone’s favorite Star Wars characters, Tag & Bink cleverly weaves the pair’s misadventures into the movies themselves. No setting is safe as they traverse the galaxy from the Death Star to the Sarlacc pit to Cloud City to Endor!

A History and Critical Analysis of Blake s 7 the 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure

Author: John Kenneth Muir
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476604930
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Performing Arts

Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.

So You Want to Be a Dancer

Author: Laurel van der Linde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442499294
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Love dance? Go pro and make movement a way of life with this comprehensive guide that can help you land your dream job in the world of dance. From front-and-center careers like professional dancer and choreographer to the lesser-known professions of technical director and costume designer, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? reveals a vast expanse of dance-related job possibilities that are as exciting as they are rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different dance industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? includes inspiring stories from young people who are in the industry right now, as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in dance.

An Analytical Guide to Television s Battlestar Galactica

Author: John Kenneth Muir
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476606569
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Performing Arts

When the space drama Battlestar Galactica debuted on ABC in 1978, it was expected to be the most popular new program of the year. Instead, it was attacked as a Star Wars rip-off and canceled after a mere 17 stories. The author acknowledges the show was full of dramatic clichés and scientific inaccuracies, but despite these shortcomings, Battlestar Galactica was a dramatically resonant series full of unique and individual characters, such as Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) and ace warrior Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch). The author contends that Battlestar Galactica was a memorable attempt to make science fiction accessible to mainstream television audiences. The brilliant work of artist John Dykstra brought a new world of special effects to network television. Battlestar Galactica also skillfully exploited legends and names from both the Bible and ancient mythology, which added a layer of depth and maturity to the weekly drama.

Getting an Information Security Job For Dummies

Author: Peter H. Gregory
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119002628
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Genre: Computers

Get prepared for your Information Security job search! Do you want to equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to succeed in the Information Security job market? If so, you've come to the right place. Packed with the latest and most effective strategies for landing a lucrative job in this popular and quickly-growing field, Getting an Information Security Job For Dummies provides no-nonsense guidance on everything you need to get ahead of the competition and launch yourself into your dream job as an Information Security (IS) guru. Inside, you'll discover the fascinating history, projected future, and current applications/issues in the IS field. Next, you'll get up to speed on the general educational concepts you'll be exposed to while earning your analyst certification and the technical requirements for obtaining an IS position. Finally, learn how to set yourself up for job hunting success with trusted and supportive guidance on creating a winning resume, gaining attention with your cover letter, following up after an initial interview, and much more. Covers the certifications needed for various jobs in the Information Security field Offers guidance on writing an attention-getting resume Provides access to helpful videos, along with other online bonus materials Offers advice on branding yourself and securing your future in Information Security If you're a student, recent graduate, or professional looking to break into the field of Information Security, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.

Classic Star Wars Vol 2

Author: Archie Goodwin
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 9781302444686
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Collects Classic Star Wars (1992) #8-14. There was no peace for the crew members of the Millennium Falcon between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back! Follow their adventures as they plunge head-first into an underwater hunt that leads to a demonsquid, a treasonous and plotting Kraaken, a ferocious night beast, lost power gems, stranded Calamarians, and giant sea worms! Will the depths of the oceans spell defeat for the Rebels, or will they emerge victorious?

Heir to the Jedi Star Wars

Author: Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345544872
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Fiction

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view. Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause. A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire. Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive. Praise for Heir to the Jedi “Utterly compelling . . . [The novel] plants readers in Luke Skywalker’s boots in the early days of his heroism, during the weeks after he blew up the Death Star.”—New York Daily News “An excellent book with rich characters, bubbling humor and poignant emotion.”—Roqoo Depot “Entertaining . . . action-packed . . . suspenseful.”—New York Journal of Books “Great . . . [an] entertaining introduction into understanding Luke’s character . . . There are moments in The Empire Strikes Back that I now point to and say, ‘I understand how he got there,’ and it’s because of this novel.”—The Wookiee Gunner “Pure Star Wars . . . From shoot-outs to narrow escapes, I could practically hear John Williams’s score playing in my head—a credit to Kevin Hearne, to be sure.”—Coffee with Kenobi “A must-read for fans . . . I left with a much closer understanding of who Luke Skywalker is, and an even deeper admiration for the character. All things are connected in the Force, and I feel more connected to Luke after reading Heir to the Jedi.”—Comicbook.com