Book Review: ‘Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy’

December 9, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Movies, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

There are a lot of Star Wars books out there. Some delve into fictional stories, others tell the real life stories of what happened to make the films. Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy tells the stories of some of the most recognizable imagery in the world. From Darth Vader to Ewoks, this book shows what was put together to make those famous costumes, who designed them and challenges involved. It’s a wealth of stories and wonderful photographs showing readers a look at Star Wars we might not have ever noticed before. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Interview: Kathy Tyers Talks ‘Balance Point’, ‘The Truce At Bakura’, & ‘Star Wars Legends’

December 8, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, eBooks, George Lucas, Interview, Lucasfilm, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Today we have a very special interview conducted by Doug McCausland. A couple weeks ago Doug did an outstanding interview with author Kevin J. Anderson covering the 20th anniversary of the Jedi Academy Trilogy. This week Doug continues his series of Star Wars author interviews with Kathy Tyers.

In the early to mid 90’s, Kathy Tyers was one of the most prominent authors of the Bantam-era Star Wars Expanded Universe alongside Timothy Zahn & Kevin J. Anderson. Her first contribution to Star Wars lore was 1994’s The Truce at Bakura, taking place immediately after the events of Return of the Jedi. She would later go on to contribute several short stories to Kevin J. Anderson’s Tales From The… series, including “Prize Pelt: The Tale of Bossk” and “We Don’t Do Weddings: The Band’s Tale”, as well as the New Jedi Order installment Balance Point. Continue Reading Interview: Kathy Tyers Talks ‘Balance Point’, ‘The Truce At Bakura’, & ‘Star Wars Legends’…

Monday Funny: ‘The Force Awakens’ Parodies

December 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Episode VII, Humor, Monday Funny, Movies, Star Wars, Trailer | Leave a comment

With the release of The Force Awakens teaser trailer, the internet has been flooded with parody trailers. Some of my favorites have been The George Lucas Special Edition Trailer.

The Disney Trailer.

And the Spaceballs trailer.

What are your favorites?

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

December 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Toys, Trailer | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The Six by Six kickstarter features six authors with six stories each including author Martha Wells.
  • Tim Lebbon and Kevin J. Anderson are being featured in an upcoming X-Files anthology.
  • Kevin J. Anderson teased Five by Five 3: Target Zone, this time around featuring authors Sarah A. Hoyt, Doug Dandridge, Michael A. Stackpole, Dani Kollin, and Eytan Kollin. Kevin also posted an excerpt as well.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

December 4, 2014 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.

Full of Sith: Episode XCII is another cross-over style episode, this time featuring the hosts of the ForceCast, Eric, Erik and Justin. They talk about their introductions to Star Wars, how they got started on the ForceCast, and some discussion on the trailer and the Mace Windu rumors.

Episode XCIII kicks off with a full on discussion of the newly released trailer for The Force Awakens. Mike, Bryan, Bobby and Amy share their favorite moments from the trailer without taking up an hour of time. Instead, the rest of the show focuses on Star Wars Tours. They talk about the old version of the ride, the new incarnation, what the ride is like, and they even get into a Disneyland discussion about Disney jail and Tom Sawyer island. Really fun episode and definitely worth a slot on your playlist.

Now Playing Podcast: to broaden my horizons a bit (and mostly because I enjoyed Star Wars Action News’ cross-over cast for Plastic Galaxy), I decided to try out a few episodes of Now Playing Podcast. Fair warning, if you see a short show, it’s because it’s a teaser for one of their fundraising episodes. Sometimes they’ll do exclusive shows only available to those who donate and they’ll release a short teaser of the full show for everyone to check out. I’d recommend skipping those as it’ll just aggravate you that you can’t listen to the full show. Picking some movies I like at random, I tried their Halloween, Predator, The Lost Boys and Terminator shows. Each is a full discussion with a three host format breaking down the main scenes of the movie, providing a little bit of film trivia, and sharing their thoughts on the film, the actors, the director and the music. I don’t mind, but for those that do, they do use profanity. Overall, it’s kind of entertaining, but I’m not sure if I’ll check out more or not.

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Ultimate Star Wars and a New Star Wars Author

December 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Books, DK, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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I noticed this entry last week on edelweiss however I didn’t know all the details until I listened to Rebels Declassified – Empire Day which features guests Adam Bray and Tricia Barr. There Adam and Tricia revealed that they both worked on an upcoming DK book called Ultimate Star Wars: The Definitive Guide to the Star Wars Universe. While this is the third Star Wars book for Adam Bray, this will be Tricia Barr’s first Star Wars book, and here at Roqoo Depot, we wish Tricia a congratulations! She’s now part of canon.

As the above image shows, Ultimate Star Wars will be out in April 2015. While it only shows the author as Ryder Windham, the book also includes the before mentioned Adam Bray and Tricia Barr, along with longtime Star Wars author Dan Wallace.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

December 3, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from December 3 through 9th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

December 4

  • Central Garrison will be in St. Paul, MN for the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society’s Annual Fundraiser from Noon to 8:30 PM at Summit Brewery, and in Fargo, MN for a Star Wars Holiday Special viewing.
  • Spanish Garrison will be in Madrid, Spain for the Philharmonia Orchestra concert at the Auditorio Nacional.

December 5

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Raleigh, NC for the GF*W Space-Theme Concert Appearance at Southland Ballroom.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Monroeville, PA for Steel City Con from December 5 to 7th, and in West Chester, PA for the Olde Fashioned Christmas Parade from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Colorado Springs, CO for the Toys for Tots drive at Walgreens from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Baltimore, MD for Toys for Tots at Harley Davidson of Baltimore from 7:00 to 7:30 AM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Ontario, CA for Stuff A Bus at Mathis Brothers from 4:30 AM to 6:30 PM, and in Riverside, CA for the CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Towcester for the Pattishall School Christmas Fundraiser.

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Monday Funny: Wilson Comes to Star Wars

December 1, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

In an unexpected move, J.J. Abrams has turned The Force Awakens into a Cast Away cross-over.


via Star Wars Memes

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Here It Is: The Official Episode VII Trailer

November 28, 2014 at 9:43 am | Posted in Abrams, Angry Robot, Disney, Episode VII, Movies, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Did you find yourself grinning like a fool while your heart rate went up a notch, when the Millenium Falcon appeared and music kicked in?

via Joe Corroney Facebook

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Star Wars Black Friday

November 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Collecting, Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

No Around the Web post this week with the holidays and all, but it is Black Friday so how about some sites with Star Wars discounts?

  • is running a Black Friday sale today with some pretty good discounts on Star Wars comics. Get the Dark Horse issues before they disappear entirely into the second hand market!
  • If you’re looking for t-shirts, is doing a 30% off everything sale, including their Star Wars shirts.
  • is offering megabundles for digital comics. Star Wars fans can pick up the Star Wars Megabundle and the Star Wars Omnibus Megabundle. Between the two, you’ve got a near complete digital collection (on Cyber Monday, Dark Horse is offering 50% everything in their digital store).
  • Sideshow Collectibles has a Black Friday sale for select items including a few Star Wars pieces.
  • Gentle Giant is running a 30% off sale for select items.
  • Big Bad Toy Store is running a Black Friday sale on hundreds of items including Star Wars.
  • Dork Side Toys is running a Black Friday sale which includes some steep discounts on select Star Wars figures.

And for more ideas, you can listen in to Star Wars Action News Black Friday episode which includes a full shopping guide for all your Star Wars collecting.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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