Podcasts in Review

May 7, 2015 at 12:06 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.

Coffee With Kenobi: Freddie Prinze Jr. Interview features several podcasts as they interviewed Freddie at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It’s a short interview, but Freddie covered some very intriguing topics from elaborating on Hera and Kanan’s relationship to giving out some details on Kanan and Rex’s relationship. He even gives a surprising yet compelling defense of risque fan art. Definitely worth a listen. The audio starts out a little hard to hear but picks up pretty quickly.

Coffee Chat with Jim Hill and Len Testa is a good one. In this episode Len and Jim dig in deep with some background and history on Disney and their relationship with Star Wars which is an intriguing and entertaining discussion. They talk about the plans Disney has for Star Wars attractions, and even touch on some of the differences between Disneyland and Disney World.

Dead Talks: Episode #37 discusses the episode “Try” with another excellent breakdown of the show and some great character analyzation. While it may be a long wait for next season, there’s plenty of time to go back and catch up on the podcast. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Three Annual #1′

May 6, 2015 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Three wraps up with Annual #1. It fills in a couple lingering plot holes, but it’s nothing earth shattering. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Superior Iron Man #7′

May 6, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Superior Iron Man is not the Tony Stark you see in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the Superior Iron Man #7 keeps evil Tony on the loose as he and Pepper struggle for the fate of Iron Man. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Princess Leia #3′

May 6, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Princess Leia #3 is pretty underwhelming. Not every comic can be a winner, and Princess Leia is ruining Marvel’s winning streak. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

April 30, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 194 includes several guests. The first guest is Star Wars autograph collector Frank D. Rich who talks about collecting autographs and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, giving some tips for first timers and some discussion of pricing. Then they play a clip of a James Arnold Taylor interview from Celebration VI where James talked about faith and Star Wars before seguing to their second guest, Greg, who is behind the Celebration of Worship events. Then they cover some news and jump to their third guest, voice actor Stephen Stanton. They talk about Life Itself, Star Wars Celebration, Starlight Foundation, the 501st Bash, Tarkin, Peter Cushing and Doctor Who. But that’s not all as they have one more guest in this episode, Noah Tarnow, who talks about Big Quiz Thing, what type of questions they’ll be doing at Celebration, and they break into some general fan discussion on Marvel, DC, comics, films and the Star Wars movies. It’s kind of a lengthy discussion, and puts this episode at a few minutes shy of two hours, so be prepared for a long one. Still, they have some good guests and some good discussions.

Episode 196 begins with some TFA trailer discussion then breaks to their interview with voice actor Bob Bergen, most recognizably known for voicing Porky Pig since Mel Blanc’s passing. While Bob is not much of a storyteller, and he doesn’t share his voices, he does give out a lot of advice and insight for voice actors looking to break into the business. He also shares how he got the role of Porky Pig, how he Mel Blanc as a kid, and some of the other work he’s done.

Episode 197 has an interview with Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray who talks about the project, working with canon and legends, how much of Star Wars Rebels he knew about when working on the book, and his contributions. Then they interview the voice actors for the Star Wars audiobooks: January Lavoy, Marc Thompson and Jonathan Davies. They talk about working on Star Wars books, the challenges of doing audiobooks, as well as the perks. With four interviewees in this episode, it’s jam packed with Star Wars goodness and all of the interviews are top notch. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release and Review: ‘Lords of the Sith’ by Paul S. Kemp

April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Click here to read our full review.

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

“It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.”

Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor’s chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters—and the truest measure of Vader’s allegiance has yet to be taken. Until now.

On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic known as “spice,” an aggressive resistance movement has arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine means to control the embattled world and its precious resources—by political power or firepower—and he will be neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission to ensure his will is done.

For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army of resistance fighters await them, they will find their relationship tested as never before. With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries.

Click here to check out Random House’s official product page which includes excerpts and retailer links.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release and Review: ‘Ultimate Star Wars’

April 28, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, DK, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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dk-ultimate-star-warsUltimate Star Wars is out today from DK Books and is authored by Ryder Windham, Daniel Wallace, Adam Bray and Tricia Barr. Click here to read our full review.

Ultimate Star Wars is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.

You can head on over to the official product page at DK Books for excerpts and retailer links.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #4′

April 24, 2015 at 8:13 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Jabba the Hutt is one of my favorite characters, so when a comic writer can have the big Hutt stand toe-to-toe with Darth Vader in a credible fashion, I’m all in. Star Wars #4 delivers some great character storytelling as it sets everyone up for a clash on Tatooine. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

April 23, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review including my reviews of the live podcast panels I was able to attend at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Coffee With Kenobi: Celebration live panel was a lot of fun and a great way to start the day. Everyone was high off the new trailer for The Force Awakens, and Coffee With Kenobi was able to keep the fun going. They had John ‘Dak’ Morton on as a guest to talk Star Wars. He compare the film to some of Coppola’s greatest movies, The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, and talked about how Star Wars stood out from films like that because of how it inspires people. They discussed fears and overcoming them, and how those themes tie into Star Wars. John also talked about visiting the people who waiting in line overnight, his thoughts on Star Wars Rebels and Ezra’s character, and the panel he’s doing at Celebration that focuses on military personnel and Star Wars. As always, John is a great guest and they touched on some good topics. Afterwards Dan and Cory covered The Force Awakens panel that kicked off the day, touching on Kathleen Kennedy, BB-8, Rey as a scavenger, the trailer, the impact of Han and Chewie, Mark Hamill’s narration, the passing of the sword and even the cinematography. Their second guest was Jeff McGee from Assembly of Geeks and Marvin Dog Media. Jeff chatted with them about the collectibles at Celebration like the Bossk hoodie and Funko Fett. And wrapping things up was Kevin Liell from Norse Legion and a giveaway of some of their cool Star Wars jewelry. I have to admit, I was very impressed with the panel. They pulled off a live show like pro’s with great guests, great discussion and lots of fun. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Norse Legion Ring Review

April 21, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Collecting, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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norse-legion-logoThere was a lot of stuff to check out at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and just as many goodies for sale. Yet in recent weeks Norse Legion has caught my eye with their line of Star Wars jewelry, so I knew that was one booth I was going to stop by. As luck would have it, I left Celebration not with one ring, but two.

First up, the “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Spinner ring. Continue Reading Norse Legion Ring Review…

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