Milford Hutsell

Milford Hutsell

ÒMickeyÕs Mix MagicÓ lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with ÒDJÓ Mickey spinning the new celebration song, ÒItÕs a Good TimeÓ along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, ÒMickeyÕs Mix MagicÓ is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort) ÒMickeyÕs Mix MagicÓ lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with ÒDJÓ Mickey spinning the new celebration song, ÒItÕs a Good TimeÓ along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, ÒMickeyÕs Mix MagicÓ is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort) “Mickey’s Mix Magic” lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with “DJ” Mickey spinning the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time” along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort) “Mickey’s Mix Magic” lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with “DJ” Mickey spinning the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time” along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort) ÒMickeyÕs Mix MagicÓ lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with ÒDJÓ Mickey spinning the new celebration song, ÒItÕs a Good TimeÓ along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, ÒMickeyÕs Mix MagicÓ is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort) “Mickey’s Mix Magic” lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with “DJ” Mickey spinning the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time” along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort) ÒMickeyÕs Mix MagicÓ lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with ÒDJÓ Mickey spinning the new celebration song, ÒItÕs a Good TimeÓ along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, ÒMickeyÕs Mix MagicÓ is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort) “Mickey’s Mix Magic” lights up the night at Disneyland Park with a new high-energy projection show celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. The nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park with “DJ” Mickey spinning the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time” along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

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The biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history, Get Your Ears On Ð A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, features new entertainment experiences, plus limited-time merchandise and tasty eats, like the Cheddar Sausage Link with Mac and Cheese available at Award Wieners at Disney California Adventure Park. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Disneyland Resort) The biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history, Get Your Ears On Ð A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, features new entertainment experiences, plus limited-time merchandise and tasty eats, like the “Share Your Ears” Cheeseburger from Smoke Jumpers Grill at Disney California Adventure Park. 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The biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history, Get Your Ears On Ð A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, features new entertainment experiences, plus limited-time tasty eats and merchandise, like this 18″ Celebrate Mickey Plush. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Disneyland Resort) The biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history, Get Your Ears On Ð A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, features new entertainment experiences, plus limited-time tasty eats and merchandise, like this Celebrate Mickey Mug. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Disneyland Resort) The biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history, Get Your Ears On Ð A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, features new entertainment experiences, plus limited-time tasty eats and merchandise, like this Celebrate Mickey Adult Baseball Cap. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Disneyland Resort) The biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history, Get Your Ears On Ð A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, features new entertainment experiences, plus limited-time tasty eats and merchandise, like this Celebrate Mickey Cinch Bag. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Disneyland Resort) The biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history, Get Your Ears On Ð A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, features new entertainment experiences, plus limited-time tasty eats and merchandise, like this Celebrate Mickey Youth Baseball Cap. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Disneyland Resort) The biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history, Get Your Ears On Ð A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, features new entertainment experiences, plus limited-time tasty eats and merchandise, like this Celebrate Mickey Tumbler. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, Calif. (Disneyland Resort)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2019) – The fan favorite “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” returns to Disneyland Park on Jan. 25, 2019, as part of Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, the biggest party for the legendary duo in Disneyland history. This popular daytime parade puts music in motion with Disney characters, performers and two new parade floats with eye-catching visuals and whimsical elements.

Mickey starts the party in a new larger-than-life opening, inspired by the classic and nostalgic Mickey pull toys. Next, Chip ‘n’ Dale arrive with a giant celebration cake, as Mickey and his drum corps kick off a lively, musical procession with Disney characters. In this beloved parade, a bevy of favorite Disney characters stomp and strut down Main Street, U.S.A., including Aladdin, Ariel, Cinderella and Peter Pan following “the leader of the club” Mickey Mouse.

“We are so delighted that ‘Mickey’s Soundsational Parade’ is making a triumphant return to Disneyland Park,” said Steven Davison, executive creative director of parades & spectaculars for Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “We can’t wait for guests to see how we’re going to rock the opening of this parade! These colorful new floats kick off the parade with a really invigorating new energy. And this crowd-pleasing processional is filled with tons of excitement, including many of your favorite Disney characters, high-spirited performers, live musicians and so much more.”

“Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” Fun Facts:

  • As the rockin’ new opening to the parade, the Mickey pull toy float stands 19 feet tall, more than 10 feet wide and runs nearly 25 feet long from the back of the float to the front of the string being pulled by Goofy.
  • Joining the procession are mischievous chipmunks Chip n’ Dale. The two rascals have been entrusted with pushing a celebration cake for Mickey Mouse, which is 12 feet tall, and more than 9 feet in diameter.
  • Nine themed floats carry the characters down Main Street, U.S.A.
  • 92 performers – with more than two dozen Disney Characters – bring the parade to life.
  • Mickey Mouse lends his musical “expertise,” performing live on an oversized real acoustic drum set — a first in Disneyland parade history.
  • The cymbal dancers in the Aladdin sequence create rhythm using hand cymbals.
  • The Three Caballeros sequence features Piñata dancers in folkloric-style costumes, and flower dancers costumed to look like traditional Mexican paper flowers.
  • Rapunzel’s tower is the tallest element in the parade. At 34 feet, it is precisely the same height as the Main Street, U.S.A. Emporium.
  • The Jungle Book unit features King Louie (The Jungle Book) and Terk (Tarzan) dancing with four monkey companions.
  • “The Princess and the Frog” unit includes New Orleans-inspired jazz, and Tiana’s riverboat is made of musical instruments including a clarinet smokestack and tambourine paddle wheel.
  • Tinker Bell plays the mushrooms of Pixie Hollow, part of the Never Land unit, using her wand as a drumstick.
  • The grand finale Mary Poppins drum unit is pulled, in part, by a giant huntsman (from the movie’s Jolly Holiday sequence) pedaling a large bicycle.
  • The Mary Poppins drum unit also features a moving carousel complete with kites flying overhead, penguins riding carousel horses, and piano keys that appear to “play.”
  • Eleven Mary Poppins chimney sweeps perform a dance to the song “Step In Time” using their brooms as percussive.
  • The float designs were inspired by different styles of music, from marching bands, to Latin rhythms, to old-fashioned music machines…and more.
  • The parade’s soundtrack brings 30 Disney tunes to life with percussive rhythms.
  • “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” first premiered at Disneyland park on May 27, 2011.

 

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About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2019) – “Mickey’s Mix Magic,” a new, high-energy projection show, will light up the night at Disneyland Park as a celebration of the one and only Mickey Mouse. Beginning Jan. 18, 2019, this nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park, with “DJ” Mickey spinning the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time” along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs.

“Mickey’s Mix Magic” debuts at the Disneyland Resort as part of Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, the biggest party for the legendary duo in Disneyland history. Guests dance and sing along as state-of-the-art projections, lighting and lasers transform Main Street, U.S.A., the façade of “it’s a small world” and the water screens of the Rivers of America into a colorful, dazzling display of sights and sounds to celebrate the Mouse who rocks our world. And on select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” goes sky high when the show is enhanced with the addition of fireworks. (Viewing at Rivers of America will be available when “Fantasmic!” returns in March.)

“I think ‘Mickey’s Mix Magic’ is really going to surprise our guests,” said Steven Davison, executive creative director of parades & spectaculars for Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “It’s unlike anything we’ve done with a projection show before, both visually with bright kaleidoscope colors and musically with the fun, electro-swing tunes that ‘DJ’ Mickey spins. It’s such a good time, and I can’t wait to see kids of all ages enjoying this massive dance party throughout Disneyland Park!”

“Mickey’s Mix Magic” Fun Facts:

  • The new celebration song “It’s a Good Time” was written and produced specifically for the “World’s Biggest Mouse Party” that is underway at Disney Parks around the world, celebrating 90 years of magic with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • Guests will also dance and sing along to these tunes during “Mickey’s Mix Magic”: “I Wanna Be Like You” (The Jungle Book), “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat” (The Aristocats), “Friend Like Me” (Aladdin), “Grim Grinning Ghosts” (theme song from The Haunted Mansion attraction), “Un Poco Loco” (Coco) and “Let It Go” (Frozen).
  • The musical score of “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is inspired by the irresistible beat of “house music,” bringing energy and fun that appeals to the whole family.
  • The multi-speaker audio design in “Mickey’s Mix Magic” supports the “dance party” feel of the show throughout the park, immersing guests in surround sound.
  • Each viewing area in the park – Main Street, U.S.A., the façade of “it’s a small world” and the water screens of the Rivers of America (when “Fantasmic!” returns in March)– has a custom projection design, which makes for a unique show experience wherever guests are.
  • More than two dozen video projectors bring “Mickey’s Mix Magic” to life throughout the park, and 14 of those are on Main Street, U.S.A., alone.
  • Nearly 100 special lighting fixtures are utilized throughout the show, and they sit atop 10 different rooftops throughout the park.
  • Disney Parks Live Entertainment collaborated with the team behind the latest Mickey animated shorts to bring the youthful, playful and mischievous personality of Mickey Mouse to the show. Minnie Mouse is also featured, showing off some of her dance moves from the pair’s popular international cartoon adventures.
  • Much of the mapped video projection of “Mickey’s Mix Magic” is original content. Instead of cinematic scenes, favorite Disney characters are creatively showcased amidst kaleidoscopic patterns that move with the music beat.

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About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

Media Contact:

Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
www.disneylandnews.com
www.disneyparksblog.com
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BREAD PUDDING

1 (1 pound) loaf day-old Italian bread

5 large eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 cups half and half

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

24 chocolate sandwich cookies, quartered

 

 

TOPPING

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

12 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed

FOR BREAD PUDDING:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Cut bread into one-inch cubes and place in large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine eggs, sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until fluffy. Pour over cubed bread, stirring gently to mix. Set aside for 15 minutes and allow egg mixture to soak into bread.
  4. Gently stir in chocolate sandwich cookies.
  5. Pour bread pudding mixture into prepared baking pan and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until top has set and a thermometer placed in the center reads 165°F.
  7. Cool for 15 minutes.

TO SERVE:

  1. Whip heavy whipping cream in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment until medium peaks form.
  2. Cut bread pudding using Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie cutter and place on a plate. Drizzle with 1-2 teaspoons of sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and 1 tablespoon of crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.

Serves 6

 

12 slices pancetta

12 slices sourdough bread

6 tablespoons butter, softened

6 slices Swiss cheese

6 slices aged cheddar cheese

6 slices Monterey jack cheese

1 (12 ounce) jar blackberry preserves

 

  1. Heat large skillet over medium-low heat for 5 minutes until hot. Add pancetta, working in batches if necessary, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  2. Heat sauté pan on medium heat for 3 minutes until warm. Lightly butter one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Place one slice of bread in pan, buttered side down. Top with 1 slice of Swiss cheese, 1 slice of aged cheddar cheese, 2 slices of reserved pancetta, and 1 slice of Monterey jack cheese. Add remaining slices of bread, buttered side up.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook sandwich for two minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Turn sandwich and cook for 1-2 more minutes until desired texture and color.
  5. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  6. Serve each sandwich with 2-ounces of blackberry preserves.

 

If you’re a Galaxy of Heroes player, you might be the next owner of an iconic hunk of junk.

The classic version of the Millennium Falcon has finally arrived in the popular mobile game, unlockable thanks to a new Legendary event called Flight of the Falcon. Just call upon your Bounty Hunter faction (and a little help from the Empire), defeat the Falcon in battle, and it’s yours. (Sorry, Han.) StarWars.com caught up with several of the talents behind Galaxy of Heroes and discovered five things you should know, including why it took so long for the Falcon to get here, insights into bringing the bucket of bolts into the game, and some tips on winning the event.

1. The game designers have wanted the Falcon in Galaxy of Heroes just as badly as the fans have wanted to fly the fastest ship in the galaxy in-game. “This has been one of the most requested ships from our community since launch but we wanted to make sure we did her justice,” says Chris Stott, senior community manager. “The most legendary ship in the Star Wars universe deserves something special, so we took our time exploring what parts of the Falcon‘s history really resonated with us and then, how those moments could translate into our game. It needed to not only feel great to play but also sound and look just right. We hope you’ll find that the wait was worth it!”

Millennium Falcon and a list of attributes for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

2. The ship that Rey once referred to as “garbage” is anything but in Galaxy of HeroesThe Falcon has several attributes and abilities that will take your fleet to the next level. “True to form, the Falcon boosts Rebel allies and brings the faction to center stage,” says Corey Willis, associate game designer. “It cuts through the toughest defenses and creates openings with its basic attack, pulverizes the Empire with a devastating special attack, and evasively outmaneuvers the enemy team.”

3. In developing the Falcon, the Galaxy of Heroes team went back to the original source for inspiration. “We knew from the start that we absolutely had to fulfill the fantasy of the original Millennium Falcon to the best of our ability,” says Chris Mandell, game designer. “So we started out re-watching all the movies and gathering every bit of information about it to make sure everything was spot on. You’ll notice that every ability takes inspiration directly from the films. I also spent some time talking to everyone in the studio about what they remembered most about the Falcon and tried to incorporate the most memorable moments. Aside from thematics, we also knew that while playing with it, it really needed to really feel like it was an essential part of a Rebel fleet. This was the most fun we’ve had making a Ship to date! We really feel like we captured the essence of the Falcon and we’re excited and hopeful that our players will feel the same.”

Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

4. You’ll need to do some recon to be successful in Flight of the FalconIn talking with StarWars.com, the creators of Galaxy of Heroes stress that research and planning is integral. “In addition to the Devastator, you’ll notice that the event features some (hopefully) familiar ships to provide Han’s Millennium Falcon with some backup,” says Mike Profeta, game designer. “The Falcon will almost always have the Outmaneuver buff, which means it has increased Evasion and can’t be targeted if it has allies present, so you can pretty much count on not being able to defeat it right away. It’s going to be extremely beneficial to learn what each of the Falcon’s new allies can do and which ones to prioritize defeating first in order to gain the upper hand.” And like the Tarkins and Ackbars of the galaxy, you’ll want to strategize which craft to send into battle and when.

“You’ll need to pick your front line ships carefully and maximize the potential of their abilities,” adds Willis. “For example, bringing IG-2000 in at the start to utilize its Stun can allow you to lock down the enemy’s most deadly Attackers, allowing you to focus on eliminating them first.”

5. If you’ve never played Galaxy of Heroes before but want to jump in, this is a good time to fire up your mobile device and shout “Punch it!” But before you can capture the Falcon, you’ll need to beef up your squad. “If you are gunning for Han’s Millennium Falcon as soon as possible, then I’d recommend focusing on Bounty Hunters and their ships, with an emphasis on the specific characters needed for the Flight of the Falcon event,” Stott says. “Bounty Hunters are a great place to start if you are new to Galaxy of Heroes as they can be used in a variety of events and are just plain cool.”

Even if you obtain the Falcon, however, you should heed Han’s words: But who’s gonna fly it, kid?

“The Bounty Hunter ships unlock Han’s Millennium Falcon but you’ll also need characters, like Boba Fett and Bossk, to unlock one of the pilots, Chewbacca,” adds Stott. “Level up those scoundrels and keep your eye out for the Legendary “One Famous Wookiee” event. The other pilot of this iconic ship is, of course, Han Solo. You’ll need to join a Guild to start earning shards of Han Solo from the Guild Raid, The Pit. It can be quite a journey to unlocking Han’s Millennium Falcon, but one well worth the effort!”

Dan Brooks is Lucasfilm’s senior content strategist of online, the editor of StarWars.com, and a writer. He loves Star Wars, ELO, and the New York Rangers, Jets, and Yankees. Follow him on Twitter @dan_brooks where he rants about all these things.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the all-new episodes coming thanks to #CloneWarsSaved, we’re undertaking a full chronological rewatch of the five original seasons, The Lost Missions, and the theatrical release. We’d be honored if you would join us and share your thoughts on the award-winning series.

30: “The Zillo Beast Strikes Back” (Season Two, Episode 19)

“The most dangerous beast is the beast within.”

Synopsis:

The Zillo Beast arrives on Coruscant and Chancellor Palpatine orders Dr. Sionver Boll to study and then kill the creature. Instead, the Zillo Beast escapes from the lab with devastating consequences for the city and its inhabitants.

Analysis:

In the shadow of the rampaging Zillo Beast, Chancellor Palpatine looks genuinely frightened, scrutinized by the glowing green glare of the animal he ordered sacrificed for his own gain.

A scene from

Every time I watch this episode, I feel worse and worse for the poor creature. Its quiet existence below ground disturbed by war, chained up and taken from its home planet against its will for cruel scientific testing, and ultimately killed in the defense of the millions of residents of Coruscant as it waged a terrified rampage against the one man who sought to harness its powers for himself.

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Padmé, true to form, sees the humanitarian plight in the midst of the chaos, showing a deeply empathetic view of the poor creature and offering to help stand up for the Zillo, which has no voice and has had no choice in the matter.

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But Palpatine thinks of the Zillo as “just an animal,” a scornful comment suggesting that this mammoth, invulnerable beast is somehow lesser than he. By performing experiments on the creature, Palpatine hopes for knowledge to lead him one step closer to the thing he craves most in life — unlimited power.

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Animals are intuitive, and from the start the Zillo Beast has a clear dislike for the chancellor. Perhaps the beast sees through Palpatine’s facade, divining his cruel intentions and evil machinations long before even the Jedi can suspect his double life as a Sith Lord. Sadly, in trying to escape, the Republic is forced to act on Palpatine’s wishes to exterminate the last of its kind in defense of the millions of innocent lives caught in its (unintentionally) destructive path.

A scene from

Technology cannot contain it, but poison can annihilate it. Still, the ever-calculating Palpatine has plans to bring the suddenly extinct species back to life through cloning experimentation.

Intel:

  • A billboard of Palpatine is repeating the same holographic address broadcast in another episode – “Lightsaber Lost.”

What did you think of the episode? Tell us in the comments below and share on social with #CloneWarsRewatch!

Next up: Come back next Thursday when Padmé takes the lead on a mission to investigate her former flame Senator Rush Clovis in “Senate Spy.”

Associate Editor Kristin Baver is a writer and all-around sci-fi nerd who always has just one more question in an inexhaustible list of curiosities. Sometimes she blurts out “It’s a trap!” even when it’s not. Want to talk more about The Clone Wars? Hop on Twitter and tell @KristinBaver what you thought about today’s episode.

The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys were selected to lead the 2019 Pro Bowl teams in Orlando, Florida, the NFL announced today.

The 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will be played on Sunday, January 27, at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Tickets to the game, which kicks off at 3:00 PM ET and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and Disney XD and simulcast on ABC, are on sale now at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale.

Anthony Lynn and the coaches from the Los Angeles Chargers and Jason Garrett and the coaches from the Dallas Cowboys will lead the AFC and NFC teams, respectively.

Each conference will also be led by two Legends Captains – one offensive and one defensive. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly (offense) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (defense) will lead the AFC, while Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith (offense) and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher (defense) will lead the NFC.​

For additional information on the game and week-of festivities, fans are encouraged to visit ProBowl.com.

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