By Charlie Ridgely - December 6, 2019 10:10 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 This week has been a big one for Disney and Star Wars, as one of the most anticipated attractions in Disney Parks history opened in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on Thursday. The new ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is a unique and immersive experience that puts guests right into the middle of the fight with the First Order. By forgoing the classic track system and involving a unique story that ties into the films, Rise of the Resistance proves to be vastly different than any other ride at the park. While that is certainly a large part of its appeal, it also means that there will likely be a learning curve when it comes to the actual operation and maintenance of the ride. Unfortunately, some guests got a lesson on those issues on the very first day. It only took a couple of hours for Rise of the Resistance to suffer its first major shut down due to technical difficulties. The ride … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Ride Breaks Down on First Day at Disney World
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By Patrick Cavanaugh - December 6, 2019 02:33 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 Since the debut of the Star Wars franchise back in 1977, the series has been known for pushing the bounds of what can be accomplished with special effects, though a new report claims that the effects of the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker create such an overwhelming impact on viewers that those who are sensitive to strobe effects will receive warnings at theaters ahead of screenings. The Hollywood Reporter notes that not only is Disney reaching out to theaters about such effects, but that they have reached out to the Epilepsy Foundation to help get the word out about the visuals. "Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you provide at your venue box office and online, and at other appropriate places where your customers will see it, a notice containing the following information: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker contains several sequences with imagery and sustained … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Disney Warns Theaters About Possible Seizure Concerns
By Patrick Cavanaugh - December 6, 2019 05:44 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 Star Wars: The Mandalorian marks the first live-action series in the galaxy far, far away, leaving audiences to wonder how it could connect to other corners of the franchise. Set after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the series is in a unique position to reference elements from not only the original trilogy, but also the prequel and sequel trilogies, helping unite the entire live-action universe in exciting ways. As a new episode has officially premiered on Disney+, along with it brings a number of exciting Easter eggs and cameos caught by devout Star Wars fans. The latest episode, "The Gunslinger," is described, "The Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head." While this chapter might enlist a new bounty hunter, the pair encounters a number of familiar faces and places. Scroll down to see the Easter eggs and … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Mandalorian Episode 5 “The Gunslinger” Is Packed With Easter Eggs
By JK Schmidt - December 6, 2019 07:00 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 If you're a fan of the Star Wars franchise, especially of the original trilogy, then there's a great chance that this week's episode of the new Disney+ series will be your favorite installment yet. Written and directed by the animation guru Dave Filoni, Star Wars: The Mandalorian delves deep into the franchise and revisits one of the most iconic planets and locations in the entire saga, taking it back to where it all began. And while there are a lot of callbacks to the original trilogy and the prequels, this episode does a lot to push the narrative forward. Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Mandalorian episode 5 "The Gunslinger" below. The episode picks up with our first space battle in the series with the Mandalorian's ship being damaged by the blasters of a rival bounty hunter, hoping to collect on the score of the Child affectionately referred by fans as Baby Yoda. But Mando, being Mando, … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Mandalorian Features Return to Iconic Location
By Charlie Ridgely - December 6, 2019 04:57 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 The newest episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian was released on Disney+ early Friday morning, giving fans a brand new half-hour of blasters, Beskar steel armor, Pedro Pascal's voice, and of course, Baby Yoda. Episode 5, titled "The Gunslinger," also took viewers back to one of the more iconic locations in all of Star Wars lore and delivered the series' biggest cliffhanger since Baby Yoda first appeared at the conclusion of the series premiere. There is a brand new mystery set to unfold on The Mandalorian, and it could lead back to a popular character from the past. WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for the latest episode of The Mandalorian! Continue reading at your own risk... The majority of this episode takes place on Tatooine, the former home of both Luke and Anakin Skywalker, where the Mandalorian lands to get his ship repaired. In order to pay the mechanic, he agrees to … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Who Is the Mystery Mandalorian Character From Episode 5’s Ending?