Did you know that not only does the finale of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have cameos of ships from animated series Rebels, Resistance, Clone Wars, and the theme park ride Star Tours, but 55 newly designed ships? That’s one of several brand new revelations in the above clip, which io9 is excited to exclusively debut from the home release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, out on Blu-ray March 31 and digital March 17.

The clip is from “A Final Alliance,” a piece of bonus content exclusive to the Target edition of The Rise of Skywalker. The Target edition also comes with a limited edition filmmaker gallery book, Wal-mart has limited edition packaging, and Best Buy has not only a limited edition steelbook, but the 9-Movie Skywalker Saga Collector’s Edition. All editions will feature the highly anticipated feature-length documentary, The Skywalker Legacy, as well as five other documentary featurettes.

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We love this clip though. Especially the fact that it confirms that the Disney ride, Star Tours, whose recent update took place in this scene, is in fact in the movie as well.

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Find out more when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes to digital on March 17 and Blu-ray March 31.


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mike-mckinnon
Chairman Kaga

The effect is impressive.

However... Lando went to round these guys up and travel in the time it took the resistance fleet to go to Exogol, fight for a bit, and get beat pretty badly. Also the path through the barrier seemed to be a singular one, and narrow at that. It was a bottleneck. Yet 10,000 ships, many capital cruisers, all arrived at the same instant.

Look, I get Star Wars isn’t 2001 or The Expanse. We fans wouldn’t want it to be. But we do ask for some semblance of story logic so that my 6-year old isn’t confused about how something happened the way it did (let her tell you her opinions on how Finn saw Starkiller destroy the new republic from across the galaxy, based on her 1st grade knowledge of interstellar distances, and you’d realize she has more imagination than the movie’s writers).

This is just another one of those things where Abrams could have written two lines of dialogue to explain it but chose not to, because as always with this guy, pace is more important than story. It’s frustrating because it causes the movies to lose integrity over time. Instead of discovering nuance, you’re discovering holes.

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