March 23rd, 2013 by Dunc · 6 Comments
At a recent appearance at The Orlando Science Center, Ashley Eckstein debuted a new Padme shirt. Like the red Padme Nouveau shirt, one of Her Universe’s first, the new shirt features artwork by Tsuneo Sanda.
Ashley told our pal Nanci today that it will be coming out in May, along with Rogue Squadron dress/tank and the new Clone Wars shirt she was wearing today.
And while we’re on the topic, Orlando Weekly has a video interview with Ashley in which she talks Her Universe, The Clone Wars and more.
Filed: star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: ashley eckstein · clothing · her universe · merchandise · padme amidala
May 13th, 2012 by Dunc · 16 Comments
Filed: expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: leia organa · mara jade · padme amidala
This is not the post I set out to write when I asked the other day which Star Wars ladies should be headlining novels. After all, Nanci already quite eloquently laid out why we need more women in the Expanded Universe. But on Friday, EUC posted a rebuttal to her post, titled Let’s Stop Thinking About Gender and it seems there’s still more work to do on the ground level. I know, I was shocked, too. Though I probably shouldn’t be.
Clearly we’ve forgotten that Star Wars is aimed at boys! And that by asking for something as minor as a female characters whose functions include something other than being Big Bad Lady Cthulu or Confused Teenage Girlfriend makes us the sexist ones! For shame, ladies. For shame. Because we’ve never heard anything like this before.
Filed: expanded universe · opinion
Tagged: diversity · jaina solo · lady business · mara jade · padme amidala
February 13th, 2012 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The blogside. On Livejournal, Chameleon Irony takes a look at what implications the events of Darth Plagueis may have had on Padme throughout the films. (Contains Plagueis spoilers.) Meanwhile, at Rooqoo Depot, Lane considers fandom, Jaina Solo, and ‘strong female characters.’
Fate of the Jedi. The latest mini-excerpt from Apocalypse features Luke and a Sith.
Celebration VI. Two more authors have been confirmed to be attending: James Luceno and Jason Fry. Paul S. Kemp, not so much.
Art. Two more looks at the interior art of The Essential Gude to Warfare: An Imperial refueling and a fantastic Dave Seeley title page spread showing the Battle of Couscant from Revenge of the Sith. It’s better than the actual cover!
Reviews. Over at Big Shiny Robot, James considers Agent of the Empire #3, Crimson Empire III #4 and Knights of the Old Republic: War #2.
Filed: conventions · expanded universe · fandom
Tagged: art · celebration vi · essential guides · excerpts · fate of the jedi · jaina solo · james luceno · jason fry · padme amidala · reviews · the blogside
January 25th, 2012 by Dunc · 6 Comments
Her Universe gave fans a sneak peek at the upcoming ‘Queen’ shirt on Facebook today. Get ready to look for it “really soon.”
Tagged: her universe · merchandise · padme amidala · t-shirts · the phantom menace
October 28th, 2010 by Dunc · 5 Comments
I’ve never been much of a Padme fan. But there’s no denying that she’s an important part of the prequel trilogy, and Anika (aka @magnetgirl) makes some convincing points as to why — including her death — in The Queen’s Sacrifice.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: analysis · padme amidala · prequel trilogy
October 19th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Get out your Hollywood fashion tape, Anakin and Padme fans: ‘Senate Spy’ is now streaming on StarWars.com.
Filed: the clone wars
Tagged: anakin skywalker · padme amidala
October 15th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Filed: the clone wars
Tagged: anakin skywalker · padme amidala · previews · video
November 23rd, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Holiday Special week fallout: Han Solo’s little-known furry roots glommed on by internets, many bad jokes (and debate?!?) ensue.
Better a Wookiee than a Selonian, I guess. (We’ll leave them to Corran.)
Tagged: artoo · fan fiction · han solo · holiday special · lego star wars · lists · padme amidala · simon pegg · wookiees
October 16th, 2008 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Looks like Anakin and Padme fans will be happy with tomorrow’s episode, ‘Destroy Malevolence:’ Catherine Taber, who voices Padme, has a few comments on the character and the secret relationship.
Meanwhile, over at TFN, the ForceCast has a roundtable on the first three episodes.
Filed: star wars on tv · the clone wars
Tagged: anakin skywalker · catherine taber · padme amidala · podcasts