Happy Birthday, James Arnold Taylor

July 22, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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james-arnold-taylor-tcwToday we wish a very happy birthday to voice actor James Arnold Taylor. Be sure to wish James a happy birthday on Facebook and Twitter.

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Monday Funny: Motti, Vader and What We Didn’t See

July 21, 2014 at 10:04 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Nerdist takes a stab at the feud between Motti and Vader.

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‘Star Trek: The Next Generation – Takedown’ by John Jackson Miller

July 21, 2014 at 6:55 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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john-jackson-millerJohn Jackson Miller’s upcoming Star Trek novel now has a title and is up for pre-orders. Star Trek: The Next Generation – Takedown is slated for a January 27, 2015 release in paperback. You can put your pre-orders in here on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and check out the blurb below.

An all-new novel of Star Trek: The Next Generation—one of the most popular Star Trek series of all-time, featuring the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise!

When renegade starships wreak destruction across the quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are shocked to discover the mastermind behind this sudden threat: none other than Picard’s protégé and friend, Admiral William T. Riker. The newly minted admiral is on special assignment aboard the U.S.S. Aventine, helmed by Captain Ezri Dax—someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations. Her starship is by far the faster vessel…and Riker cannot yield, even to his former mentor. It’s a battle of tactical geniuses and a race against time as Picard struggles to find answers before the quadrant’s great powers violently plunge into total war…

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Happy Birthday, Kathy Tyers

July 21, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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kathy-tyers-star-warsToday we wish a happy birthday to author Kathy Tyers. Be sure to wish her a happy birthday on Facebook and check out her official site, KathyTyers.com.

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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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Happy Birthday, Joe Corroney

July 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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joe-corroneyToday we wish a very happy birthday to Star Wars artist Joe Corroney. Be sure to wish Joe a happy birthday on Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to stop by his website.

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Marvel vs Dark Horse: Omnibuses

July 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, Opinion, Star Wars | 1 Comment

a-long-time-ago-volume-1As a fan of the Dark Horse Comics omnibuses, I was a little surprised to see the price point on the newly announced Marvel Star Wars omnibus. A $125 is a big chunk of change when compared to the $25 price tags on Dark Horse’s omnibuses. Checking around on Amazon, it seems this is a normal MSRP for Marvel’s omnibus collections, though they typically get a discount that puts them at $85 to $90. That’s still pretty high in comparison to Dark Horse. So where does the extra cost come in?

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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…

New Release and Review: ‘Son of Dathomir #3′

July 16, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #3 is out today from Dark Horse Comics. Click here to check out our full review.

Darth Maul has captured Darth Sidious’s new apprentice! Mother Talzin and Maul attempt to sway Count Dooku to their cause, revealing surprising facts about Maul’s past. But an attack by an elite Jedi strike force throws everyone’s plans into chaos!

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Juan Frigeri
Inker: Mauro Vargas
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf

Format: FC, 40 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

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Databurst From the 501st

July 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 16 through 22nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 16

  • Garrison Titan will be in Stanwood, WA for the Shakespeare’s Star Wars author book signing from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

July 17

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Tonganoxie, KS for the Summer Reading Program at Tonganoxie Public Library from 11:00 AM to Noon.
  • Czech Garrison will be in Pardubice for GameCon from July 17 to 20th.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Jacksonville, FL for Ancient City Con from July 18 to 20th.
  • New England Garrison will be in Scarborough, ME for the Galaxy Event at Camp Ketcha.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Brick, NJ for Star Wars Camp at the Brick Library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Grove City, OH for the Star Wars Celebration at Grove City Library from 1:30 to 3:00 PM, and in Metamora, OH for the Star Wars Summer Reading Challenge Party at Evergreen Community Library from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for BFI Sci-Fi Days of Fear and Wonder press launch.

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