Podcasts in Review

August 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Bombad Radio: Episode 161 starts off with an unboxing of Dungeons & Dragons Next, flows into a con report of SDCC 2014, then jumps into the main feature: an interview with actor Adam Lazarre-White who voiced Jacob in the Mass Effect series. Adam talks about he got into acting, his early career in soap opera, moving into voice acting, the differences between roles, identifying scenes, being the character, and even basing Jacob on Han Solo. Kind of a neat interview and worth listening to if you’re a Mass Effect fan or interesting in acting and voice acting.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode #22 includes some feedback on the Star Wars Rebels trailer out of SDCC 2014, some comments on the X-wing revealed in the Force for Change video, and the usual “Expresso Shot” from the Bearded Trivia hitting film news including Jurassic World. Consetta Parker stops by to talk about the upcoming Rancho Obi-Wan Gala, and they interview author Ian Doescher. Ian talks about the William Shakespeare Star Wars books, finding the right voices for the characters, and even shares what he’s working on next. Lot of goodness packed into this one episode, so be sure to check it out.

Special Edition: Coffee with Kenobi Discusses SDCC 2014” includes their thoughts on the Star Wars Rebels preview clips and the character of the Inquisitor. Then they with special guest Jeff McGee (Assembly of Geeks) about SDCC and collectibles. Jeff’s always a fun guy to listen to and Star Wars Rebels and SDCC make good discussion topics. Another good one to add to your playlist.

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Podcasts in Review

August 7, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Looking Back on Comic-Con & Looking Forward to the Quest” gives a recap of SDCC from the Wonder Woman reveal to the Flash pilot and everything else. Justin Cavender joins them to talk about being at the con and some of the panels. They also play some clips of interviews with the producers of The Quest, talk about Robert Downey Jr. doing Iron Man 4, Dwayne Johnson possibly being in Shazam, and the J.J. Abrams Force for Change video.

Big Pop Fun: Episode #104 features an excellent interview with legendary stuntman Ted White. Ted has some great stories. He talks about working with John Wayne, what he was like, being Wayne’s stuntman and doing movies like Rio Bravo and Hatari. In fact Ted has some pretty wild stories about Hatari. He also talks about actors Ben Johnson and Jeff Bridges, his work on Fast and the Furious, and training stuntmen. Excellent interview that provides some insight on Hollywood, stuntmen and some legendary actors.

Bombad Radio: Episode 158 features their interview with voice actor Bill Ratner. Let me just say that this one has some good stuff. Bill talks about doing narration, voice over, impressions, there’s lots of joking around and Bill is just a funny guy. He’s also a great storyteller. He talks about his work for the old G.I. Joe cartoon and his newer work like Mass Effect. It’s a very enjoyable episode and the kind of show anyone can listen to and have fun, no matter what your fandom. I recommend checking it out, it’s another one of Bombad Radio’s priceless interviews.

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Around the Web

August 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Del Rey, Interview, Movies, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. A lot of videos and a bit more from SDCC 2014 that’s worth checking out.

Book News

  • Jawa James (Club Jade) interviewed authors Adam Bray (which you can watch here) and John Jackson Miller (which you can watch below) at SDCC 2014.

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Interview with Michael A. Stackpole on ‘The Crusader Road’

July 31, 2014 at 6:55 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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We caught up with author Michael A. Stackpole to talk about his latest novel Pathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road. Mike talks about how he got the project, working with the characters and mentions what he’s working on next. Plus, if you’re a fan of The Crown Colonies series, Mike has some very good news. Click here to read our interview.

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Podcasts in Review

July 31, 2014 at 12:00 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.

Assembly of Geeks: “The Evil Spielberg Pic & The San Diego Comic-Con Preview” episode starts off pretty fast with a lengthy audio clip from one of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers. Everyone is pretty excited for this one. They also cover a picture of Steven Spielberg that made the rounds on Facebook and garnered some ridiculous comments, plus they talk about the stuff that will be happening at SDCC. Yeah, it being post-SDCC now, I hit this one a little late, but it’s still worth a listen. Beyond SDCC, they touch on a new Heroes tv show and Kevin Smith’s reaction to the Episode VII set.

“The New Thor, Captain America & Turtle That Are Also Ninjas” episode covers the usual recent geeky news. This one in particular discusses Marvel’s move to a female Thor in the comics, a new Captain America, who is voicing the Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels, Once Upon a Time and Agent Carter updates, and other headlines. The main part of the show features guest Ryan Hurley for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles discussion. I haven’t been following the movie closely, so it was kind of humorous to hear all the rumors and announcements that have come and out and been contradicted. If you plan on seeing the movie, this is a great episode to get caught up on without having any of the movie spoiled.

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with Jeffrey Brown covers his latest books Goodnight Darth Vader and Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan, as well as his previous Star Wars books and a little on what he’s working on next (Jedi Academy Book 3 and The Force Darth Vader). Jeffrey talks about his creative process, working with the editors on the books, and where he draws his inspiration from. It’s a really good interview and something Jeffrey Brown fans won’t want to miss.

Disney Vault Talk: The Dumbo Episode may start out with listener feedback, but Steve and Teresa cover all the aspects of the movie in the main discussion. They have history, fun facts and lots of commentary on one of Disney’s shortest animated films. Plus there’s also some news on casting for The Jungle Book, and premiere dates for the news seasons of Once Upon A Time, and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. News aside, the main draw here is the Dumbo discussion. This is a movie I haven’t seen since I was a kid, and after hearing their discussion, I’m drawn to wanting to watch the film again, this time with an adult’s perspective. One thing I’m learning from Disney Vault Talk is that old Disney films certainly hit hard with the nostalgia factor. There’s something about wanting to revisit those movies of your childhood.

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Around the Web

July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond including Star Wars panels and signings at San Diego Comic Con 2014.

Comic News

  • Bleeding Cool is reporting that Marvel will be doing two Star Wars monthly series and a Prince Leia comic. If this rumor is true, we might get confirmation at the Marvel: Women of Marvel panel which is Sunday 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in Room 5AB.
  • Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko will be doing a new sci-fi series for Image Comics called Invisible Republic. You can check out their interview right here.

Convention & Event News

San Diego Comic Con has arrived and today is Star Wars day. Here’s a list of the Star Wars panels for today. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

July 24, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 83 has some Star Wars news and rumors on Star Wars Episode VII, Phineas & Ferb, and the Lucas museum. The rest of the episode is devoted to troop reports. If you’re wanting to catch up on what the 501st Legion is up to, they’ve got you covered.

Bombad Radio: Episode 157 is a nice movie discussion show that stays spoiler free but interesting. Hosts James and Jeremiah are joined by guests Steve C. (Disney Infinity Cast, The Mousecast) and Adam D. (Drogemeister Blog, Blue Box) as they cover Godzilla, The Amazing Spiderman 2, The LEGO Movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From the best movies they’ve seen this year to the worst, and what they’re looking forward to next, they cover a lot of films.

Coffee with Kenobi: Coffee Chat with Mark Dodson is a good interview, though the audio can be pretty rough. The interview is courtesy of James Howell, unfortunately all of James’ side of the conversation is really crumby sounding, however Mark’s side of the audio is excellent. Mark talks about working as a laborer for Industrial Light & Magic, being fascinated with voice actors as a kid, doing all the voices for the gremlins in the movie Gremlins, and how doing the voice of Salacious Crumb got him that part. He covers how his audition for Ackbar led to Salacious Crumb, being an extra in Howard the Duck, and talks about tips for voice over. If you don’t mind the silent gaps and static riddled questions, Mark’s side of the conversation is well worth listening to.

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Around the Web

July 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Author Kevin Hearne posted some updates. He’s currently working on a fantasy novel called A Plague of Giants. He also revealed the title for the next Iron Druid Chronicles book, Staked. IDC fans can also look forward to a new short story he has written called “A Prelude to War” which is set after the events of Shattered.
  • Star Wars fans interested in checking out some non-Star Wars books by Star Wars authors might be interested in the Humble Sci-Fi Bundle which includes eBooks by Timothy Zahn, Barbara Hambly, William C. Dietz, Alan Dean Foster, Greg Bear and others.

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Podcasts in Review

July 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Avoid Transformers & 250 Great Geek Moments” begins with a very odd discussion of the latest Transformer’s movie given that none of the hosts have seen it yet. Regardless, they discuss the reactions of critics and fans and lament the daunting runtime of the movie (a whopping 2 hours and 45 minutes). Afterwards they rundown the latest geek news including the appearance of the pilot episode of The Flash online, Pacific Rim 2, the Phineas & Ferb Star Wars episode trailer, and then dive into SFX magazine’s 250 greatest moments in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Sadly a lot of the top ten is dominated by very recent films which seems like a poor way to form the list, but the hosts chime in with their picks and it makes for a good discussion.

Bombad Radio: Episode 155 has a bit of an intro with Jeremiah and Nick before going into an interview with actor Doug Jones. The Doug Jones interview is really good. He talks about working with Guillermo Del Toro, his roles in Hellboy, Hellboy II, Mimic, Pan’s Labyrinth, Falling Skies, Batman Returns, and Warriors of Virtue. As primarily a suit actor, he talks about how his background as a mime and listing himself as a contortionist has helped him get roles. However, the best parts are probably his impressions of Del Toro. It’s a very fun interview. Capping off the show is some more commentary from Jeremiah and Nick. Worth noting, the intro and extro audio quality isn’t the best but the interview portion is good, so you might want to skip ahead when listening. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

June 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Disney, Interview, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Coffee with Kenobi: Rebels Reactions with Vanessa Marshall is a great interview diving deep into the character of Hera Syndulla (without any spoilers of course). Vanessa talks about Star Wars Rebels, the films and fandom.

Full of Sith: Episode LXVII features hosts Mike, Bryan and special host Amy Ratcliffe who fills in for Bobby this week. They talk about the Force for Change contest and video and some Episode VII rumors. Later in the show, Craig Dickinson joins them for more Star Wars in the classroom as his students finish up The Phantom Menace, knock out Attack of the Clones and move into Revenge of the Sith. What questions did the kids ask? What elements surprised them? Tune in to find out. It’s actually a pretty fun feature of the recent shows.

Geek Out Loud: Episode 89 is co-hosted by Teresa Delgado and features a great conversation with her and Steve recapping Star Wars Weekends and the RebelForce meetup. Afterwards they cover listener questions regarding Padme losing the will to live, why Return of the Jedi is the best film, and off the wall topics like Steve Glosson bobble head merchandise. They talk Disney, they talk movies, even Teresa’s husband Greg shows up. All in all, it’s a great show full of fun Star Wars conversation with two excellent Star Wars fans. Steve and Teresa are a winning combination as podcast hosts. Even though they had some technical difficulties in this show, I’d still mark them as the pick of the week in regards to Star Wars podcasts.

Jedi Journals: June 2014 Episode is definitely worth checking out. As usual, they cover book and comic news, recent releases, and upcoming releases. They also have special guests Erich and Joe from Star Wars Books on for just about the whole show. They do a reading from The Empire Striketh Back, talk about upcoming con events, and reveal some awesome news. At San Diego Comic Con the Del Rey booth will be giving away a special advance copy of John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn with a variant Doug Wheatley cover and snippets from the other upcoming adult Star Wars novels in the back. If you’re heading to SDCC, this is a chance to get a full copy of A New Dawn months in advance of everyone else for free. Hearing Joe’s voice, I also finally make the connection to who Johnny Star Wars is. Plus I learned that OfficialPix has limited signed hardcover copies of Warwick Davis’ autobiography Size Matters Not. Pretty good deal for a signed hardcover. Overall, great episode to check out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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