Padme has a Boy!

June 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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What a year for Natalie Portman.  First she swept the awards with her Oscar winning performance in Black SwanNow the Star Wars star has given birth to a baby boy.  Roqoo Depot congratulates Natalie and fiance Benjamin Millepied.

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3D Phantom Menace a Test

June 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Posted in Movies, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars producer Rick McCallum recently stated in an interview with Czech Position that while plans have been made to produce all six Star Wars movies in 3D, the first one (The Phantom Menace)is somewhat of a test.

“We’re doing 3D versions of all six films, one a year, starting in February of next year. We start with [episode] one and go all the way through six, totally chronological,” he said. But the first one is a somewhat of a test. “One a year, if they work. If they don’t, then there will be just one [episode converted to 3D].”

The remarks about 3D TPM were included at the end of an interview pertaining mostly to the live action TV series to be filmed (at some point) in the Czech Republic.

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“Writing Like It’s 1999″

June 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Former Star Wars author Kristine Kathryn Rusch wrote a very thorough and intelligent article that touched on a lot of things, but most importantly how the publishing industry has changed and how writers no longer have to be at the mercy of large publishing houses. In fact, Kristine actually shows just how easy it is for a writer to be their own publisher. Her ideas don’t just make sense, they actually make the existing publishing system seem prehistoric. The title of her article, “Writing Like It’s 1999” hints that most writers are still doing business like they did over 10 years ago. What they don’t realize is that the world has changed. Writers no longer have to waste their money on publishers. Today writer’s can cut out the middleman and reap the rewards for themselves.

Folks, all of the things you learned about agents, editors, and book publishers used to be true.

Ten years ago, you needed an agent to open the doors for you in traditional publishing.

Ten years ago, your editor—who loved books (and still loves books)—could go to bat for you within the publishing house and actually win the fight, protecting you, her author.

Ten years ago, traditional publishing—while not a friendly industry (I don’t think there are any)—did not screw its artists the way that the music industry and Hollywood did.

Ten years ago.

Not any more. -Kristine Kathryn Rusch, “Writing Like It’s 1999″

I highly recommend reading the article, even if you aren’t a writer and have no aspirations to become one. It’s a very insightful look into the industry and how it’s changing. As a reader, it’s nice to have an idea of what’s going on in the world around us. Plus the article is not a dry, fact ridden piece with boring stats. Kristine includes lots of bits and pieces that keep it entertaining and engaging. Trust me, it’s worth reading. And if you are a professional writer, you might just find some helpful advice that could save your career.

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Black Holes Explained – Video

June 14, 2011 at 11:55 am | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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This weeks Science Tuesday brings us this stunning animation from Space.com that explains how black holes form.  Enjoy the video.

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