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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

ROGUE ONE: BACK TO YAVIN IV

A Rebel Sentry keeps look out in ROGUE ONE.

The original "hidden fortress" of the growing Rebel Alliance return to our screens, located amidst the jungles and within the long abandoned Massassi temples of the lush fourth moon of Yavin, or shouldn't that be seen for the first time, with the prequel adventure that is ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. The visual continuity between 1977 and 2016 is clearly excellent, though we now have the chance to see the view of the environment and the Alliance forces from the inside out rather than the other way around (as had been witnessed with the original film), and a chance to pay homage to conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie's original 1975 idea of fighters located at the exterior of the base, ready for battle.

Yavin IV art by McQuarrie.
Y-wing fighters readied, in art by McQuarrie.
A special transport lifts off for Scarif in ROGUE ONE.
Rebel soldiers ready as U-wing fighters take off, as seen in the special ROGUE ONE Gillette advert.
U-wing fighters head for Scarif in another great image from the Gillette advert - a nice visual tribute to the original 1977 film.

More on the U-wing fighter: Star Wars: Making the Rogue One U-Wing fighter | EW.com


Don't forget the gorgeous and most detailed celebration yet of Ralph McQuarrie's Classic Trilogy STAR WARS art, out now in a lavish two-book collection from ABRAMS BOOKS: Star Wars Art: Ralph Mcquarrie: Amazon.co.uk: Ralph McQuarrie, Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, David Mandel: 9781419717932: Books

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