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LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles Delivers A Funny New Clip

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We’ve been talking about LEGO Star Wars quite a bit over the last week or so. Not only is there a new episode of Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles, “Escape From the Jedi Temple”—the first of four fresh chapters—set to premiere tomorrow, but during the airing Disney XD will unveil a new trailer for upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels. Yesterday we saw a clip from the episode, and for those of you who just can’t wait until tomorrow to see more, you’re in luck, because we have another new selected piece of the show.

USA Today debuted this longish clip that, in traditional LEGO Star Wars style, takes a humorous approach to the material, while still maintaining the larger integrity of the universe. After all, everything new is now official canon as far as Lucasfilm and Disney are concerned. You’ll be hard pressed not to laugh your ass off as Obi-Wan Kenobi runs from a posse of easily-startled sand people, screaming, “They’re back, and in greater numbers,” or when the clip takes a moment to mock Yoda’s convoluted speech patterns and the miscommunications it can lead to.

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LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles Debuts A New Clip

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Star Wars is prone to long names, but I’m sure we can all admit that LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles “Escape From the Jedi Temple” is a touch absurd. Still, we love everything Force related, silly name or no. The latest episode airs this Sunday, May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, and Lucasfilm and Disney has released a new clip in an attempt to pique your interest. Sunday’s episode is also notable because during the airing on Disney XD, they will unveil a new trailer for the upcoming animated adventure Star Wars Rebels.

This clip follows the short TV spot for “Escape From the Jedi Temple” that debuted earlier this week, and it takes one piece from that video and gives you a longer look at that particular moment. In this instance, it involves LEGO Emperor Palpatine playing his new theme song—“The Imperial March”—for a group of his underlings. The result isn’t quite as enthusiastic as he would like, though the sycophantic ass kissers in his entourage make a big show of telling him how great a song it is.

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Star Wars Rebels Footage Teases The Upcoming Trailer

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This week Star Wars news has understandably revolved around the casting announcement for J.J. Abrams Episode VII. That’s a big deal that has been a long time coming, but even in the midst of all this hoopla, Lucasfilm and Disney don’t want you to forget about the first new venture we’ll have into that far, far away galaxy, the animated Star Wars Rebels. This Sunday, May 4th, is Star Wars Day, and it’s already been announced that we’ll see a new Rebels trailer, among other things. But this weekend is so far away, we have this new teaser for the upcoming look.

True to my old, curmudgeonly Star Wars fan roots, I’ve been skeptical of Rebels. The rational part of me knows that Lucas always had an eye on a younger audience for his space opera, and while that’s fine, I’ve always kind of avoided things like The Clone Wars and LEGO Star Wars that were obviously kid centric. And while Rebels is obviously intended for kids, this footage actually looks pretty damn cool, and it has a definite Star Wars feel to it, which is the most important thing, even if I’m not a fan of the animation style.

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Star Wars Casting Has Always Been News, Check Out The Original Announcements

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Star WarsOver the last 18 plus months casting for J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII has been big news. Every wisp of a rumor about someone who might have hung out with someone who may possibly have met the director on the street and even thought of Star Wars made headlines. Of course, that all exploded earlier this week when they finally, after nearly endless speculation, announced the bulk of the cast. While the Internet has changed the speed and scale, this isn’t the first time that Star Wars has caused such a hullabaloo. This trend goes all the way back to George Lucas’ 1977 A New Hope, if you don’t believe us, check out the original casting announcements for yourself. Just a heads up, some of these scans are rather old and blurry, and may give you a headache, but you get the general idea.

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LEGO Star Wars Returns With Goofed Up Trailer For New Yoda Special

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I made a bet with myself to see how many Star Wars stories we could get on GFR in the days between the epic casting announcement and May 4, also known as Star Wars Day. Thankfully, I haven’t yet had to resort to becoming romantically involved with a woman who ends up being my sister in order to get put on the local news so that I could then write about it. It’s everywhere. And Disney’s latest reveal for fans is the new trailer for Disney XD’s LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles: Escape from the Jedi Temple, which should seriously be a nomenclature felony.

Since everything works better in trilogies, this fourth Yoda Chronicles episode is in tune with the timeline for George Lucas’ original trilogy, whereas the first three specials followed the course of Episode I-III. This of course means no more Anakin, and much more Darth Vader, plus Han and Luke and all the original gang. Times are good.

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Darth Vader Dances To MC Hammer, Plus Other Star Wars Character Danceoffs

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There’s no denying the power of Star Wars to completely take over newsfeeds around the world, with the announcement of the majority of casting for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s impossible to turn away from it, no matter where you go on the Internet. And while some have turned sour and embraced the Snark Side, we’re still celebrating over here at GFR. And there are few better ways to exude happiness and excitement than by watching Darth Vader dance to MC Hammer’s “You Can’t Touch This” and the Backstreet Boys. Few million ways, I mean. There are a few million ways to give off good vibes, but this will do for now.