Podcasts in Review

August 27, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 23 has an interview with Star Wars author Tom Angleberger who wrote some of the Star Wars origami books. He talks about where his ideas come from, how Darth Paper came about, defending the Ewoks, writing Return of the Jedi with a different spin, a victorian flare, and what the other authors are up to. It’s a neat interview and worth checking out as it sheds light on books that don’t get the most attention on major Star Wars outlets.

Bombad Radio: Episode 204 kicks off with a little news, then they head into their interview with voice actors Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie. They talk about their early work, getting into the business, working on games like Portal, Fear, Team Fortress, and even writing a novel. It’s a fun interview and worth checking out.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #42 features a lot of interviews. First up is Jim Hill who they talk to about Star Wars Land at Disney World and Disneyland, from what’s known to what’s rumored. It’s an insightful conversation covering what will happen and the challenges involved. After an update from the Bearded Trio, they talk with Star Wars fan Torpedo Ted who was at D23 and shares the experience. Then they talk with Mark Van Ohlen about Star Wars Topps cards. While I don’t collect cards, I really like what they’re doing with those dark side cards with the skewed histories on the back. Those sound really neat. Lastly, they talk with Cole Horton who covers Star Wars and history. Lot of good guests packed into this one, though four back-to-back interviews was maybe a bit much. Felt like a long episode, and now looking back at it, it clocked in at 2 hours 41 minutes, so yeah, that’s a long one. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

August 20, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 41 has some discussion of the Topps Star Wars Trading Card game and news. The Bearded Trio segment has some audio of Michael J. Fox from a Back to the Future panel, as well as some audio on a sequel to Gremlins. Then Bryan, Bobby and Mike from Full of Sith drop by with Cory and Dan to talk Star Wars, Legends, canon, tv and films as it all relates to storytelling past and present. This leads to some intriguing and entertaining discussion of books and comics and what stories they’d like to see as well as what they don’t want to see. Everything wraps up with listener feedback. Good episode.

Disney Vault Talk: Jungle Book episode starts with listener feedback. For the main discussion, they have guest Jimmy Mac join them as they dive into Disney’s The Jungle Book complete with fun facts, favorite memories and even some singing. It’s a lot of fun and well worth checking out.

Fly Casual: Episode 51 is a reviews and rumors episode. They cover Star Wars #7 and Kanan – The Last Padawan #4. There’s another “Tarkin Bite of the Week”, then Star Wars Episode VIII rumors, The Force Awakens rumors, Netflix rumors and more. No Corey in this episode, but it’s still pretty good.

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Podcasts in Review

August 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Disney, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Comic Book Noob: The Atom covers the super hero’s Golden Age and Silver Age origins, the ties to the The Flash and Arrow tv shows, how he’s powered by white dwarf matter, the female version–Atomica–who I’ve read but didn’t realize it in Forever Evil, plus they give their suggestions on where to start in comics. Once again another good episode that’s both informative and entertaining. I highly recommend checking these out if you have an interest in comics and superheroes.

Comics With Kenobi: Issue #4 has a review of Star Wars #7, the Obi-Wan standalone issue, Kanan – The Last Padawan #4, and their top five favorite Star Wars: Tales stories from Dark Horse Comics. Lots of great discussion with a deep and heartfelt appreciation for the comics medium. Now, as for my favorite Star Wars: Tales stories, the first to come to mind are “Fett Club”, which is absolutely hilarious, and “Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc” with it’s gorgeous artwork by Kellie Strom. Oddly enough, I’m not a big fan of “Into the Great Unknown”.

Fly Casual: Episode 50 opens with a Disney chat. Mike talks about riding Star Tours during his recent trip to Disney World, they cover the news with Bob Iger being very happy with the cut of the film he’s seen so far, Simon Pegg talking Star Wars, Carrie Fisher writing another book, Gary Whitta talking Star Wars, new casting for Rogue One, and Senator Jebel. Changing gears, they talk about coming around to the new Star Wars books and comics, their picks for worst Star Wars books ever, and they do a Tarkin bite of the week since Cory isn’t in this episode (and the Tarkin bit was pretty good). Rounding out the episode, they do their toy coverage with the SDCC First Order trooper selling out in five minutes online and they’re experiences trying to buy it, the boost in Slave Leia sales since the controversy, the 18 foot Falcon, stores clearing out of Star Wars figures in preparation for Force Friday and new product and where to get good deals. While there was no Cory in this episode, it was still as funny as ever. It actually turned out really good with lots of laughs, on topic discussion and plenty of useful Star Wars info.

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Around the Web

July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Star Wars artist Randy Martinez posted a nice still shot of his Kylo Ren painting from SDCC.

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  • As well as a nice Leia commission.

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Podcasts in Review

July 30, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Card Trader Illuminerdi: While there’s a handful of Star Wars podcasts I listen to on a regular basis, I try to branch out and listen to new ones every now and then. And yes, I do follow through on suggested ones (so feel free to hit me up with your suggestions). I got a poke on Facebook suggesting I listen to Card Trader Illuminerdy, so I did. First off, these guys live up to their name. They go in deep on the Star Wars Topps Trading App covering new cards, upcoming releases, and even the odds on different cards. Unfortunately if you’re unfamiliar to the trading app (like me) the discussion quickly gets overwhelming. I couldn’t really follow along with a lot of the stuff they were talking about. But, if you’re a big fan of the app, this may be the podcast you’re looking for. It’s certainly the only podcast I’ve heard of focusing on the game, they’ve got a good mix of hosts, good audio quality, and there’s some nice additions of humor and information. In particular, I checked out the July.17.2015 Episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Coffee Chat with Pablo Hidalgo features a conversation with Pablo covering storytelling, Star Wars, and insight on the story group. I especially enjoyed hearing his comments on how they’re handling Vader as a character. The only downside to the episode is that Pablo’s audio is a little crummy, everyone else is fine. Still worth a listen.

Comic Book Noob: Ant-Man episode is a nice little episode that provides some background on the main characters in the Ant-Man comics, their many iterations, and how it ties into the film. It doesn’t spoil anything and for anyone unfamiliar with Ant-Man (like me) it gives some much needed insight on the character and the series without diving too deep into the subject matter and getting bogged down. It stays light, informational, entertaining, and gives just the right about of info for fans new to the character. I have to say the Comic Book Noob episodes are a great thing to check out. I’m really enjoying them so far.

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Around the Web

July 17, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Kevin J. Anderson and Timothy Zahn will be part of a six author team writing tie-in novellas for Heroes Reborn. The first novella will be out in September.
  • Jedi News provided an update on Roger Christian’s upcoming book Cinema Alchemist. There is currently a crowdfunding project to raise money for a feature film version of his short film Black Angel. Part of the crowdfunding is signed copies of his book. Interesting to see they’re trying to get Rutger Hauer in the film.
  • Edelweiss has some new info on an upcoming Jason Fry The Force Awakens‘ novel.

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Podcasts in Review

July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 18 features an interview with author Christie Golden as they discuss her novel Star Wars: Dark Disciple, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the prequels. This being my first time listening to this podcast, I was impressed with the sound quality and the hosts had some good questions which makes it worth checking out. I might be listening to some more episodes of this podcasts, especially if I can find some more Star Wars interviews.

Coffee With Kenobi: Rebels Reactions: The Siege of Lothal features Cory, Dan and Jeff as they discuss the episode with a nice, thorough breakdown. There’s a lot of thematic coverage that dives deep into the underlying story and the connective tissue of the premiere. With Cory, Dan and Jeff directing the discussion, it’s a dynamic trio.

Book Chat with Christie Golden has a nice, spoiler light discussion with the author of Dark Disciple. Dan and Cory do a great job as interviewers digging into some good subjects. Definitely a good one to check out.

Episode 39 begins with a donation thing they’re doing. The Bearded Trio provides an update on Jurassic World and the box office records it’s broke along with other Spielberg news. They talk about Star Wars SDCC exclusives before diving into their main topic: the music of Star Wars. For this segment they bring on guest Steve Torok whose music they use for the podcast. Ending things off is some listener feedback. Another great episode for Star Wars fans. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

‘Dark Disciple’ Roundup

July 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars | 4 Comments
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Here is a roundup of reviews, interviews and more for Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple.

Reviews

Interviews

Misc.

If you have a review or interview you’d like to share, just leave a link in the comments and we’ll add it to the roundup.

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‘Dark Disciple’ Interview with Christie Golden

July 6, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we were able to interview Star Wars: Dark Disciple author Christie Golden. Below you’ll find our transcript of the interview which covers her familiarity with The Clone Wars, how much of the scripts were utilized, and working with the story group with the new canon.


You’re next book is Dark Disciple, which will be out in July and will be starring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos. Up until this point, you’ve written all post-Return of the Jedi books, and this one will be during The Clone Wars. Did you have to do a lot of research in catching up with The Clone Wars episodes and the comics?

Christie Golden: Yes, I wasn’t familiar with them at all, and I had heard really good things about them, but it just hadn’t been something I’d invested the time in watching at that point. The nice thing about it is that it’s all really self-contained. There’s a finite number of episodes. I started watching it and I absolutely fell in love with it. What a great show. I’ve seen every episode and some of them more than once. Continue Reading ‘Dark Disciple’ Interview with Christie Golden…

Podcasts in Review

July 2, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: The Matrix Ruins, Batman Returns & Dinosaur Rages episode touches on Star Wars collectibles, Agent Carter shirts, the Heroes comic, Independence Day 2, Christopher Lee, Jurassic World, Batman Returns, and The Matrix. Quite the variety of topics.

Taking Over E3 and Preparing for Disneyworld episode features guest Genese Davis who talks about going to E3. They talk about Han having a wife in the Marvel comics, Disney being in negotiations with Ewan McGregor for Star Wars movies, Transformers SDCC exclusives, and some Disney World tips.

Collectors Cast: Episode 9 features a whole lot of Steve Sansweet as he joins James to pretty much co-host much of the show. Steve talks about Rancho Obi-Wan, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, recent events, and there’s an audio segment from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim where Steve gives an audio tour of the Rancho Obi-Wan experience. After about an hour, Mark comes on and shares an discussion he had with Anton Torres from Fantasy Flight Games. Then Mark and James talk about UK Toy Fair and Nuremberg Toy Fair. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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