Dave Filoni Talks The Clone Wars Season 6

March 18, 2014 at 10:51 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Dave Filoni talked with IGN about some of the most important issues in Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6. He touched on Order 66, the Yoda arc and even the significance of the banking clans and Palpatine.

Also in this arc, Palpatine gets the banks all underneath him to fund massive operations like building a Death Star, showing Imperialism take over — because ultimately we had discussed where, at the time Palpatine aligns all of these banks underneath him in the Republic with no oversight, that’s basically when the Empire is really formed. Everything after that becomes a matter of just toppling certain dominoes that are in his way, but once he has that kind of power, he’s pretty unstoppable to do what he wants. So it’s actually a really important story arc in the whole scope of Star Wars, and I know a lot of fans want the whole mythic aspect of the dark versus light, and we had sufficient note of that with the whole Yoda arc, so I thought that doing this other arc, which was very important to George, about how these politics that we see in the Prequels, how they all line up in the end, turned out to be a pretty exciting arc. Plus, I got Embo in there. I added a big snow chase just to keep the kids awake if the whole banking thing wasn’t working out for them, because I know it’s a challenge. We try to balance those things these days. But directorially, it was really exciting to tell something that was so different and off the norm for us.

Click here to read the full interview.

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Around the Web

March 14, 2014 at 8:03 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Detours, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Rumor, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Be sure to check out the book and comic news. Random House has revealed two new Star Wars books and a bunch of Star Wars comic trade paperback collections for October.

Book News

  • Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void had it’s UK release yesterday, so Star Wars fans across the pond can dig into Tim Lebbon’s enjoyable launch to the beginning of the timeline. Tim has a list of retailers on his website if you need to check them out.
  • Jeffrey Brown has a new book coming out this week: Kids Are Weird. Similar to Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess, it features full color artwork with one page comic bits. You can check Amazon’s page which has the look inside option to get a better idea.
  • Random House has updated their product page with two new Star Wars books. Unfortunately, there’s not much info on either. Simply called “Untitled Star Wars #1 by Ballantine” and “Untitled Star Wars #2 by Ballantine“, they’re both listed at 256 pages and have ISBN numbers. The #1 has a September 2 release date and #2 has a November 4 release date. This corresponds somewhat with the mysterious Amazon listing Knights Archive spotted last month for a Jedi Academy Trilogy by Ballantine. Could this mean a shift from Del Rey back to Ballantine for the Star Wars adult novel line?
  • Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is doing a new G.I. Joe art book. You can check out the details here along with a link for orders.

Comic News

  • According to Bleeding Cool, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, along with several other reps, visited Lucasfilm last week for some Star Wars discussions. Rumor has it that there will be a “couple monthly series”. Nothing official, but it’s an interesting rumor.
  • Random House has also updated their product page with some new comic trade paperbacks. There’s Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir (October 14), Star Wars: Rebel Heist (October 21), Star Wars Volume 4: A Shattered Hope (October 28), Star Wars Legacy II Volume 4: Empire of One (October 28), and Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Girl (October 14).

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Podcasts in Reviews

March 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. I did some catching up, so there are quite a few this week.

Bombad Radio: Episode 129 has an interview with Star Wars: The Old Republic writer Charles Boyd who talks about what the game designers are working on next giving gamers an idea of what to expect in the way of new content, and what isn’t likely. He also mentions the kind of studies they’ve done to studying player’s behaviors, which was pretty interesting. Very informative episode.

Episode 130 is a Star Wars free-for-all as multiple guests all weigh in on a variety of Star Wars topics. They talk about Mark Hamill and Liam Neeson being in The Clone Wars Season 6, Episode VII news and rumors, and lots more.

Coffee with Kenobi: Rebels Reactions #3 features guest Craig Dickinson as he and the hosts discuss Star Wars Rebels. As can be expected, there’s some insightful commentary on the characters and themes of the show as they cover Kanan, Ezra and Zeb (note this was prior to the reveals of Hera and Sabine). I rather liked the observation regarding the biblical sounding names and it’ll be interesting if the show goes any further into that theme. Nice discussion and worth a listen. Looking forward to hearing them discuss the new female characters as I’m very intrigued by Sabine.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #5 starts out with guest Lisa Granshaw (The Daily Dot) and a Star Wars Rebels discussion which also touches on the controversial male orientation of Disney and Hasbro’s marketing for the show. Afterwards special guest Clare Grant joins them to talk Team Unicorn and lots of other fun Star Wars and geeky topics. Great show, so make sure this one hits your playlist. Continue Reading Podcasts in Reviews…

‘Honor Among Thieves’ Roundup

March 7, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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With the release of Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Corey this week, there’s been a lot of reviews and interviews. Below you’ll find a nice roundup to dive into.

Reviews

scarlet-and-silver-by-joe-corroney-and-brian-millerInterviews

Articles

You can also check out one of the images by Joe Corroney and Brian Miller for the short story “Scarlet and Silver” which features Scarlet Hark. The story appears in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider as well as the Honor Among Thieves novel.

If you haven’t picked up Honor Among Thieves yet, you can find all the retailer links for the hardcover, digital and audiobook version over on Random House’s official product page along with an excerpt of the book.

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Podcasts in Review

March 6, 2014 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.

Assembly of Geeks: “Guardian of the Plastic Galaxy” covers the newly released trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy which, I agree, looks awesome. In this episode they also have a really nice interview with Brian Stillman, the creator of Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys, a documentary covering the old Kenner Star Wars action figures. Other topics in this show stick with the theme of movies like Her, Fantastic Four, and The Lego Movie.

“Animated & Geeky Characters” episode kicks off with a discussion on laser tag before heading into old cartoons, tv shows like Firefly and Big Bang Theory, and recent tv news like a Robin Hood and Flash remake. The show caps off with a RoboCop review. Since I haven’t seen RoboCop yet, I skipped the end of the podcast, but I definitely enjoyed the rest.

Big Pop Fun: Episode 99 is another James Arnold Taylor “Podcaster in Training” episode. This time James talks with Jason Surrell, a Disney imagineer. Jason talks about working for Disney, writing the history of the Haunted Mansion, meeting the Avengers on set, and working with Johnny Depp. It’s a very cool interview and worth checking out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

‘Honor Among Thieves’ Interview with James S.A. Corey

March 4, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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james-sa-coreyTo coincide with the release of Honor Among Thieves, we have an interview with the authors, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (aka James S.A. Corey). We touch on the characters, approaching the project, the dialog and what they have coming out next. Click here to read the full interview.

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Around the Web

February 28, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, 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

Comic News

‘Maul: Lockdown’ Roundup

January 31, 2014 at 7:32 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is a roundup of reviews, interviews and more for Joe Schreiber’s latest Star Wars novel, Maul: Lockdown.

Reviews

Interviews

Around the Web

January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Her Universe, Interview, Movies, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • CNET has a look at the next Star Wars book by Ian Doescher called The Empire Striketh Back.
  • Somewhat random, but Amazon has a listing for a deluxe box set of The Jedi Path and Book of Sith with an October 2014 release.
  • There’s also a listing on edelweiss now for a Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide with a July 21, 2014 release date. It’s a hardback by DK Publishing, 144 pages.

Travel the galaxy far, far away and experience Star Wars Rebels firsthand with the companion to the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Featuring key scenes and iconic moments, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!

Joe Schreiber Talks ‘Maul: Lockdown’

January 28, 2014 at 12:06 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Getting to the heart of the matter, we talked with author Joe Schreiber to get the inside scoop on his latest Star Wars novel, Maul: Lockdown. Click here to read our full interview.

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