HoloNet News was an official Star Wars website, which was created in order to build hype for the 2002 theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The site consists of various in-universe news articles detailing galactic events leading up to the beginning of the film.
In addition to coverage of major events with a clear bearing on what occurs in Attack of the Clones, the site includes a number of articles that tie into other elements of the Expanded Universe. Many of the articles also contain numerous in-jokes and other obscure references. In addition to being available as a website on the internet, the contents of the site was was said to have been archived and released as DVD-ROM content on disc one of the 2002 DVD release of Attack of the Clones. No such feature was ever included however.
Layout[edit | edit source]
Twelve issues were published, all of which were part of volume 531. Each issue and article is given an in-universe date based on the dating system used after the Ruusan Reformation.
HoloNetNews.com is divided into seven subsections:
In addition, one section allowed for a five-day Weather Forecast based on a six digit planet code that was entered. The link will produce a random weather page regardless of the digits or even if no numbers are entered. High and low temperatures and weather graphics would display, alongside a written report that would detail problems and warnings such as coronal flaring that could end in mass unicellular extinctions, recommendations of EM shielding, seismic shifting, or frog showers.
Issues[edit | edit source]
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #45 — February 28, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #46 — March 7, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #47 — March 14, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #48 — March 21, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #49 — March 28, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #50 — April 4, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #51 — April 11, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #52 — April 18, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #53 — April 25, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #54 — May 2, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #55 — May 9, 2002
- HoloNet News Vol. 531 #56 — May 16, 2002
Expansions[edit | edit source]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- "Ask the Master"—Star Wars Insider 91
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 92 (Building the Galaxy: No time to rest)
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