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Thomas Bacon

About Thomas Bacon

Tom Bacon is Head of Screen Rant's Star Wars coverage. Although he's now dedicated to Star Wars content, he's a lifelong fan of several other major franchises including Doctor Who and Marvel. You can find him on Twitter @TomABacon. A graduate of Edge Hill University, Tom remains strongly connected with his alma mater as a volunteer chaplain. He's heavily involved with his local church, and anyone who checks him out on Twitter will swiftly learn he's into British politics too.

Author Details

Tom Bacon is Head of Screen Rant's Star Wars coverage. Hailing from the UK, he's heavily involved with his local church and serves as a volunteer chaplain at Edge Hill University. Anyone who checks him out on Twitter will swiftly learn he's into British politics too.

Industry Focus

Tom is a lifelong fan of franchises including Doctor Who and Marvel, but Star Wars has become his area of specialism. He's always shown a deep interest in shared universes and transmedia projects, following Star Wars since the publication of the Thrawn trilogy in the early '90s.

Favorite Media

Tom is engaged with pretty much every medium going: movies, TV shows, audiobooks, novels, comics, and even games. This makes him a good fit for Star Wars, one of the oldest transmedia franchises around, and he's absolutely loving Lucasfilm's High Republic initiative.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka Concept Art Gives Stunning Shows The Mortis Gods, Star Wars' Space Whales, & More

Beautiful Ahsoka concept art shows the space whales known as purrgil, the statues of the Mortis gods, and many other stunning Star Wars designs.

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Why Captain Marvel & Supergirl Have The Same Last Name

Supergirl is Kara Danvers, Captain Marvel is Carol Danvers; are all the similarities between the two just one big coincidence?

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Star Wars' Limited Edition "Excalibur" Crossguard Lightsaber Is Better Than Anything Kylo Ren Ever Made

Star Wars collectors can finally own Stellan Gios' stunning "Excalibur" lightsaber, the crossguard lightsaber Kylo Ren could only dream of!

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Everything Star Wars Has Revealed About The Galaxy's Ancient History

After Ahsoka's shocking revelations, here's everything Star Wars has revealed about the galaxy's ancient history, and the origins of the Jedi!

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Star Wars Has Finally Fixed a Huge Return of the Jedi Plot Hole

Leia's memories of her mother are one of the biggest plot holes in Star Wars - but the manga Leia, Princess of Alderaan may explain it.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Everybody Missed The First Time Sabine REALLY Used The Force In Ahsoka

Sabine's first Force feat seems to be pretty impressive - but in reality, she was using the Force already in a subtle way in Ahsoka's finale.

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Doctor Who (1963)
How The Hell Is The BBC Releasing This Giant Doctor Who Treasure Trove?

For the first time in 60 years, it will now be possible to watch every available Doctor Who episode in one place. How did the BBC pull this off?

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Star Wars
Star Wars Set Up The Nightsisters' Secret Origin 12 Years Ago - Theory Explained

The Ahsoka Disney+ TV show has finally revealed the secret origins of the Nightsisters, but one subtle detail seems to have been revealed 12 years ago

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Star Wars Finally Explains The Force Awakens' Biggest Unanswered Question About Rey

One subtle twist in Asoka has finally explained Star Wars: The Force Awakens' greatest unanswered question about Rey - and set up the future too!

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka Theory Fully Explains The Star Wars Galaxy's Forgotten History & Baylan's Mission

Ahsoka has rewritten the history of the Star Wars galaxy, and one theory draws all the threads together perfectly - also revealing Baylan's mission!

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Ahsoka (2023)
How Old Is Huyang In Star Wars & How Many Jedi He Trained?

Ahsoka introduced Huyang, a knowledgeable lightsaber droid who's served the Jedi Order for a long time - but how old is Huyang really..?

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Ahsoka (2023)
40 Unanswered Questions After The Ahsoka Finale

Ahsoka was Star Wars' boldest TV show to date, but the finale left a surprising number of mysteries and unanswered questions - and some are massive!

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Ahsoka (2023)
Will Baylan Skoll Be Recast In Ahsoka Season 2?

The tragic passing of Ray Stevenson means Lucasfilm is faced with an impossible choice; what do they do with Baylan Skoll after Ahsoka?

Ahsoka The Mandalorian and Andor 1
Star Wars
Every Star Wars TV Show Ranked From Worst To Best

The first Star Wars TV show released back in the 1980s - so how do they all compare, from live-action to animation, from Clone Wars to Ahsoka?

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka Ending Explained In Full

The Ahsoka finale brings the story to a triumphant close, with subtle reveals that promise great things for Anakin Skywalker's Padawan and Thrawn.

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No, Star Wars Hasn't Just Retconned Return Of The Jedi's Jizz Music

The Star Wars fandom is dividing again, this time over what seems to be a Disney retcon of Return of the Jedi - but all is not as it seems.

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Ahsoka (2023)
All 6 Ways Ahsoka Has Rewritten Star Wars History

Ahsoka has transported viewers to distant Peridea, and in doing so this Disney+ TV show has completely rewritten the history of the Star Wars galaxy.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka Theory Reveals Baylan's True Agenda (& Why He Really Hates Anakin Skywalker)

Baylan Skoll remains one of the greatest mysteries in Ahsoka, but a new Star Wars theory reveals his true motives - and explains why he hates Anakin.

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka Episode 7 Shows Why Thrawn Is The Greatest Star Wars Villain Since Palpatine

Ahsoka episode 7 showed exactly what Grand Admiral Thrawn is capable of - and it confirmed he's the greatest Star Wars villain since Palpatine!

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Ahsoka (2023)
Ahsoka Episode 7 Secretly Revealed The Sith's True Origin - And Confirmed All Baylan's Suspicions

A subtle detail in Ahsoka episode 7 hints at the true origins of the Sith, and seems to confirm Baylan's suspicions are actually right.

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