See how Rogue One leads into A New Hope [spoilers]

First, SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not read any further if you don’t want to know the ending of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Alright, here we go. Rogue One ends just before the opening scene of A New Hope. If you’ve seen A New Hope, you already know the story of Rogue One; it’s pretty much the opening crawl. While I appreciated Rogue One would fit nicely with the rest of the Star Wars canon I hadn’t realised just how much attention to detail had gone into making the two match up.

Rogue One ends (These are those spoilers, remember? One last chance to look away) with the Rebel Fleet taking a pounding from the Imperial Navy. Darth Vader makes a supremely memorable assault on the Tantive IV in an attempt to stop the Rebels escaping with the Death Star plans. We get to look inside the Tantive IV and get a brief on-screen appearance from a CGI Princess Leia.

Vimeo user Barre Fong has spliced the end of Rogue One with the opening of A New Hope, and it’s plain to see there was a great effort to make everything look just as it should. Sure, you can occasionally see the effects in A New Hope are a bit dated (after all, it did come out in 1977) but it still stands up well and you could almost believe it’s a continuation of the same movie.

Take a look at the video below and enjoy just how well Disney and Gareth Edwards made these two great movies join up (and look soon, because I have no idea if or when the video will be pulled off Vimeo).

If you would like to own Rogue One for yourself it will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 10th of April.

Help your children learn to code with Code.org

Computers are everywhere. They make modern televisions, washing machines, and cars work, they control the flow of electricity into your home, they control the sequence of traffic lights on your local roads, and they are used to track and transport the food to your local supermarket.

You get the idea.

Hour of Code - Star WarsI passionately believe that learning to code is a valuable life skill for children to pick up as early as possible, and I was impressed that my children’s school held an Hour of Code event back in December of last year. That’s where I came across Code.org, which has loads of resources for introducing children to coding. I mean, I would have killed to have a Star Wars programming course when I was little… kids today don’t know they’re born!

If you’re looking to get your little ones interested in making technology work for them, you could do a lot worse than checking out Code.org. Who knows, you might even learn something yourself!