Podcasts in Review

May 21, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Star Wars Celebration: Revenge of the Sith 3D episode is hosted by Jeremiah and Jason as Jason talks about seeing Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in 3D at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. He compares the 3D quality of all three prequel films, summarizes Dennis Muren’s comments on doing the 3D effects for ROTS, and they talk about the screenings in general. Kind of a neat inside look since I haven’t seen any of the films in 3D. Interesting to hear how far ROTS has come with the latest 3D effects.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #20 features special guest Riley Blanton (Star Wars Report) and is hosted by Joe Tavano. The episode starts out with a little coffee discussion before the meander into some Star Wars and then dig into the Vanity Fair The Force Awakens article. At the end, they do a quick review of Age of Ultron and talk about Whedon’s rift with Marvel. It’s a very casual episode and there are some technical difficulties, but you might want to check it out.

Cloud City Casino: Episode 002 features guest Mark Hurliman as they talk about Celebration. Though, to be honest, it’s mostly Mark talking. Michael gives Mark plenty of room to cover his trip to Disneyland and Celebration with the family, sharing the trial and tribulations, as well as the awesome moments. It’s a fun episode with good audio quality and a great guest making it worth checking out. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Our Celebration Anaheim Interview with John Jackson Miller

May 5, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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While at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, we had the chance to interview Star Wars author John Jackson Miller. We talked about not just Star Wars, but also his recent work with Star Trek and his work in his original sci-fi setting Overdraft.


This may be taboo but I’d like to ask you first about your latest novel Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown. What kind of prep work did you have to do for this novel?

Well I certainly needed to be aware of where the characters were relative to the other novels that Pocket Books had out. I also needed to get some sense of the specs of Enterprise relative to Aventine, which is the ship that they’re chasing throughout the book. I also got out my copy of Star Trek Star Charts and got a good idea of where all of the locations were in my story. So basically ever place that they go is some place they could reasonably get to.

Character voices can be hard to capture, but Senator Bretorious really leaps off of the page. How did he come about?

Well I think the notion was that I wanted to show that for a Romulan it was…it’s common for Romulans to have to try to claw over each other to become at the top level of their society. With Bretorious I wanted to show someone who had very limited prospects who had advanced as far as he was going to go and was on the way down. I wanted to show particularly, as the events of the story unfold, what happens when somebody of his limited abilities is put into the position that the opportunities of the book provide him. It’s difficult to get too much into this book without revealing some of the secrets, but certainly pitting Riker against Picard, they’re certain friends, but they’re on opposite sides of the situation. Riker, now being an admiral in the book chronology, provides some interesting story opportunities. Then of course pitting Riker against Bretorious, we got to see their two different personalities clashing there, too. I had a lot of fun with the book and it was very well received. Continue Reading Our Celebration Anaheim Interview with John Jackson Miller…

Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal

May 3, 2015 at 10:00 am | Posted in Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

kanan-vs-vaderThe one hour “Siege of Lothal” episode that was premiered at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and teased in the Star Wars Rebels season two trailer will air June 20 9PM ET/PT on Disney XD with the rest of the season picking up in the Fall.

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Around the Web

April 24, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Edelweiss has some Star Wars books updates…

Blurb for Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (304 pages, September 4, hardcover)

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart?

Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well as hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for all Star Wars fans.

Blurb for Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka (240 pages, September 4, hardcover). Continue Reading Around the Web…

Greg Weisman Sticks with ‘Kanan: The Last Padawan’

April 22, 2015 at 4:21 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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kanan-the-last-padawanAmid all the news from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, one piece that might have slipped by was from the Star Wars Comes Home to Marvel panel. There it was revealed that Greg Weisman will be sticking around for the second arc of Kanan: The Last Padawan. Greg was originally hired to write just the first five issues as it was planned to just be a mini-series. Due to popularity, Marvel quickly decided to make it an ongoing series, and now they’ve brought Greg back to write the second arc. Very cool news and definitely something for fans to looks forward to.

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Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Press Conference

April 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here’s our audio from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 press conference at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

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Star Wars Rebels Season Two Trailer

April 20, 2015 at 10:12 am | Posted in Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

If you haven’t watched it ten times yet, then here’s the Star Wars Rebels Season Two trailer.

And since I’ve seen the premiere for season two, I can tell you that a good amount of the awesome stuff in the trailer will be kicking off the new season. It’s spectacular. Really looking forward to how far they go with the Emperor. As is, Sam Witwer’s voice work is pure perfection. He sounds just like Ian.

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Around the Web

April 10, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond with plenty of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim coverage.

Book News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is next week and book lovers will definitely want to catch up with their favorite authors. Here is a list of their convention schedules.

  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • Drew Karpyshyn
  • John Jackson Miller
  • James Luceno
    Thursday (5:00-6:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
    Friday (4:00-5:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
    Saturday (11:00 AM-12:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
    Saturday (2:30-3:30 PM) Panel: Star Wars at Del Rey, Behind-The-Scenes Stage
    Saturday (6:30-7:30 PM) Writing Workshop, Star Wars University (Room 206AB)
    Sunday (1:00-2:00 PM) Signing at Mysterious Galaxy
  • Alan Dean Foster
    Friday (6:00-7:00 PM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
    Saturday (10:00-11:00 AM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
    Sunday (10:00-11:00 AM) Signing at Del Rey Booth
    Sunday (11:30 AM-12:30 PM) Panel: Novelizing of Star Wars, Behind-The-Scenes Stage

And you can find the full, updated list of all author and book events here. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

April 9, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Celebration, Interview, Podcasts, 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.

Assembly of Geeks:Movies The Ruin Childhoods” kicks off with Amy’s report from Paleyfest including stuff on Outlander, Flash, Arrow and Tron. As an aside, I’m kinda surprised by how apathetic they were toward Tron: Legacy. Scott hasn’t seen it, Jeff didn’t like it, and Amy is the only one who did enjoy it. I, on the other hand, really enjoyed the new Tron. Beyond that, they also talk about Guardians of the Galaxy and Groot’s aversion to dancing in front of Drax, Agent Carter comments about the future, J.J. Abrams’ comments, the 20 new books for Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Aftermath, and the female Ghostbuster movie. Their main discussion is on whether movies can ruin your childhood and the use of phrase as of late, which is an interesting topic. They also touch on whether or not we’re heading for a superhero burnout.

Our Very Own Marvel Civil War” starts off with a discussion of Pixels and the recently released trailer before heading into a March Madness tournament discussion for Marvel characters. They start out with a bunch of character, have them face off against each other, then each hosts/guest says which one should win. Whoever gets the most votes proceeds to the next round until there’s an ultimate victor. I have to be honest, it runs a bit long. At first it was neat, but as it dragged on, the discussion struggled to keep my interest. I think it might have worked better as a smaller segment spread out over several episodes rather than doing it all at once.

Fish’s End, Leia’s Story & Supergirl’s Costume” begins with some discussion on the new Avengers trailer, the Groot comic, and thoughts on Gotham and Toy Story 4. Then they have guest Jenna Busch on to talk about Princess Leia #1, and guests Andy Behbakht (The Flash Podcast) and Rebecca Johnson (Supergirl Radio) to talk and speculate about The Flash television show and the upcoming Supergirl show. I didn’t enjoy this episode as much. For starters, Princess Leia #1 was one of the worst Star Wars comics I’ve read in a while so there was a disconnect there. That in turn wasn’t helped too much by their next guests as I haven’t watched The Flash. Wasn’t a whole lot for me to connect with on this episode. However, if you enjoyed Princess Leia #1 and are a fan of The Flash, you’ll probably enjoy it. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

March 26, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Celebration, Interview, Movies, Podcasts, 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.

Bombad Radio: Episode 190 features an interview with writer and editor Stuart Moore who talks about E.G.O.S., Zodiac and Marvel’s Civil War. I really liked the comments he had about Zodiac and what it was like working with Stan Lee on that project. Very cool interview.

Episode 191 kicks off with some Star Wars news, then heads into their Star Wars Rebels discussion as they talk about the their initial thoughts heading into the show, their thoughts on season one, and how it compares to The Clone Wars. They do delve into spoilers, but I think most fans at this point have already watched all of season one, so enjoy.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #17 starts with a Star Wars Rebels season finale discussion, dives into some listener feedback, features a quick Oscar discussion, and some more fashion tips from Amy Ratcliffe on customizing accessories. They also have an interview with Jennifer Landa about her Star Wars wedding, and this episode’s character discussion focuses on Leia. Great episode as always, with a really nice balance of topics in this one. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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