Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away


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Rediscover All the Reasons Why You Love Star Wars

“With his deep well of knowledge and heartfelt respect for the fandom, I can think of no one more qualified than Ken Napzok to connect readers to the love of Star Wars.” ―Jennifer Muro, Television writer, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

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Explore the Greatest Moments of a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Celebrate the greatest saga ever told. All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments. Each time the screen goes black and you see those words―“A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away”―the music starts you and you’re a kid again. Ken Napzok, expert appreciator of Star Wars, counts down each one of those special moments that makes this series not just the best movies of all time, but the Greatest Saga Ever Told.

Become a scholar of Star Wars. What began as one movie about good people, evil oppressors, and the Jedis that stood between them has exploded into a franchise. Revisit the moments we met Princess Leia, Luke, and learn the truth about Darth Vader.

The perfect Star Wars dad gift. Spread the love to old and new fans. Countless numbers of us have been inspired by these epic tales, and we all have a favorite moment that hooked us. Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away is a shared story of fandom. Classic moments include:

  • The first shots of the ragtag Rebels running from the monstrous Galactic Empire
  • Young Anakin winning the podrace
  • And the first time we saw the crackle of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber

May the Force be With You

Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away is the best gift for the film buff who has binged all 1001 Movies to See Before You Die, and the superfans who like Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia and Star Wars: Complete Locations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642500004
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 05/15/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 624,550
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ken Napzok started his entertainment career as a disc jockey in Pismo Beach before heading to Los Angeles and the worlds of screenwriting, sketch and stand-up comedy, music blogging, and professional wrestling. He rekindled his passion for broadcasting as the producer/ newsman of the Schmoes Know Movie Show, co-host of the Jedi Alliance vodcast, and his podcast The Napzok Files.

In 2015, he co-created the Star Wars podcast feed ForceCenter with Joseph Scrimshaw and Jennifer Landa. With four new Star War podcasts every week, ForceCenter enjoyed over one million downloads last year. Ken also became a producer/ host for ScreenJunkies and was the popular brand’s go-to expert on Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

In 2016 Ken moved to Collider Video as a producer, writer and host. He became a regular pundit on the number one Star Wars YouTube show Collider Jedi Council. In April 2017, he became the Movie Trivia Schmoedown’s first ever Star Wars trivia champion by defeating actor Sam Witwer, the voice of Darth Maul himself, and three others in front of a wild, live audience at Star Wars Celebration. He has developed a reputation as a humorous, celebratory, expert appreciator of Star Wars.

Table of Contents

Foreword: An Old Hope 14

Prologue 17

A Final Note… 23

100 The Blockade Runner Blaster Fight 26

99 C-3PO Returns! 29

98 "Punch It, Chewie!" 32

97 "Lock S-Foils into Attack Positions" 35

96 "Chewie, We're Home" 38

95 Ewok Hunt 41

94 Vader's Castle 45

93 A Scoundrel's Shrug 48

92 The Roar of the Porg 51

91 Sabine and the Darksaber 54

90 Cassian Andor: Separatist Blood 58

89 Grimace in Peace 61

88 Doing Talking 64

87 Leia Gets Her Dress 67

86 Jar Jar the Clown 70

85 Aphra Arrives 73

84 Bodhi Rook Makes It Right 76

83 "Apology Accepted, Captain Needa" 79

82 Goodbye, Mister Bones 83

81 The Last Smirk of Tallie Lintra 87

Interlude #1 91

80 Finn and Poe Escape 94

79 Han Shoots Beckett…First! 97

78 Vader's Ghosts 101

77 "It's Beautiful" 105

76 The Good Smuggler 109

75 Leia and Panaka 113

74 Ackbar's Sigh 117

73 The Myth of Luke Skywalker 121

72 Nightsister 124

71 Thumbs Up! 127

70 Y-Wings to the Rescue 130

69 "Seismic Charges!" 133

68 Star-Crossed Love 136

67 War Heroes 140

66 Order 66 144

65 From Ewok to Marauder 149

64 Cad Bane Arrives 152

63 War! 155

62 Capes! 158

61 Iden Versio: The Collapse of the Family Business 161

Interlude #2 166

60 "Begun, These Clone Wars Have…" 168

59 Kylo Unchained 171

58 Vader Recalls Ahsoka 174

57 Paige Tico 178

56 The Duchess and the Padawan 182

55 Racing through Endor 186

54 The Death of K-2SO 190

53 We Are All Luminous 193

52 Enfys Nest 197

51 Lightsabers 201

50 Rae Sloane 205

49 A Choice 208

48 Yoda Faces Dooku 211

47 "I'm Lando Calrissian" 214

46 How to Teach a Jedi 217

45 Pals 223

44 'And Get to Your Transports" 226

43 R2-D2 Knows It All 229

42 Dooku Recruits Obi-Wan 232

41 The Ballad of Luke Lars 235

Interlude #3 239

40 Queen Amidala Returns Home 241

39 The Horror of Vader 245

38 A Hero's Resolve and a Villain's Fear 249

37 "Are You with Me?" 252

36 "Free Us or Die" 255

35 She Lives 258

34 "Finally" 262

33 Yoda's Theme 265

32 "His Name Is Skywalker" 269

31 Obi-Wan and Anakin Fight 273

30 The Chosen One 276

29 The Battle of Hoth 280

28 Ahsoka the Fugitive 283

27 Padmé's Ruminations 286

26 Jyn Erso Gets the Message 290

25 Godspeed, Holdo 293

24 Kenobi Versus Maul 297

23 This Is Admiral Raddus 301

22 "We'll Handle This" 304

21 Run, Luke, Run 307

Interlude #4 311

20 The Imperial March 314

19 The Death of Kanan Jarrus 317

18 "Into the Garbage Chute, Flyboy" 320

17 "Not from a Jedi" 325

16 A New Hero 329

15 "What Does Your Heart Tell You?" 332

14 Ahsoka Faces Vader 335

13 The Jedi Steps 338

12 The Millennium Falcon 341

11 "I Know" 344

10 Peace and Purpose 348

9 The Mask of Vader 353

8 Han Solo Returns 357

7 The Eyes of Leia 360

6 No, I Am Your Father 364

5 Palpatine 368

4 Twin Suns 372

3 The Big Three 375

2 "I Am a Jedi" 378

1 A Long Time Age, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away 382

Epilogue 384

Acknowledgments 386

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