Monday Funny: Godzilla FTW

October 20, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny | Leave a comment
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Movie Review: ‘Fury’

October 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

fury_posterFury is an emotional, gripping experience. This isn’t simply a tank movie, it’s a visceral tale of heroism, brutality and survival. Fury touches on aspects that few war films have been able to achieve. By following the crew of a Sherman tank, viewers are thrown into a very personal story of five soldiers at the end of a long, trying war. Four of those soldiers are hardened veterans. They’ve seen the horrors of the war and have made it past death’s clutches. They know the depths with which people will steep to, what humankind is capable of, and how fickle fate can be with people’s lives. Set in April of 1945, they’re roughly a month away from the war’s end, but as the poster says, “war never ends quietly.” Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Fury’…

Around the Web

October 17, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, 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.

Book News

Comic News

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‘Tarkin’ Excerpt #2

October 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted a new excerpt for James Luceno’s Tarkin.

Tarkin shook his head in aggravation. In part, the deep-space mobile battle station was meant to put an end to harassments of any sort, whether driven by greed, political dissent, or revenge for acts committed during the Clone Wars or since. Once everyone in the galaxy grasped the weapon’s capabilities, once the fear of Imperial reprisal took hold, discontent would cease to be a problem.

But just now—and notwithstanding the covert nature of the Geonosis project—the Imperial Security Bureau and Naval Intelligence were continually trying to quash rumors and prevent information leaks. In the three years Tarkin had been commanding Sentinel and hundreds of nearby supply and sentry outposts, as well as administering a vast slice of the Outer Rim, no group had been successful in penetrating Geonosis space.

The chance that that could change shook him to the core.

Tarkin landing page.

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Podcasts in Review

October 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: September Episode includes the latest troop reports, a short clip with Mary Franklin, discussion of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (mostly anxious anticipation as there isn’t too much news yet), a cool story about one trooper saving a person’s life, and even tips on how to throw a baseball as Darth Vader (or how not to, at least). Fun episode and the only place you’ll find news and coverage of the 501st Legion.

Assembly of Geeks:Reviewing Rebels & Remembering Henson” episode brings about a collection of Muppets topics as they cover their favorite Muppet songs and more. Tricia also talks about the Star Wars Rebels “Spark of Rebellion” screening, her feelings on the characters and the show overall. Good episode and worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 170 features their interview with Sean McKeever. Sean has worked on comics and videogames and is currently one of the writers for Star Wars: The Old Republic. He talks about what work he’s done on the game, how he ended up at Bioware, the differences between writing for comics and videogames, and his thoughts on all the different comic publishers he’s worked for. I hadn’t heard of Sean before but he turned out to be a really interesting guest. I liked his comments on comics and the comparisons to the video game industry, plus getting to hear what his contributions were (and are) for SWTOR.

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New Release and Review: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2′

October 15, 2014 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2 is out today from Dark Horse Comics, and things are getting good. If you haven’t checked this series out yet, now is a pretty good time to take a look. Click here to read our full review.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2

After landing on LV-223, a recovery crew uncovers the fate of the Prometheus’s doomed mission—and a horror unlike anything known to man!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferreyra
Cover Artist: David Palumbo

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

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Comic Review: ‘Earth 2 #26′

October 15, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment

Tom Taylor’s Earth 2 run ends with issue #26. Unfortunately it doesn’t end on a high note. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

October 15, 2014 at 12:01 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 October 15 through 21st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 15

  • Japanese Garrison will be in Tokyo, Japan for the IT Pro Expo 2014 from October 15 to 17th.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Rockhampton for the Light the Night Walk.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at Hawking Charter School for an event.
  • UK Garrison will be in Telford for CineWorld Conference & Awards 2014.

October 16

  • Dutch Garrison will be in Utrecht for Legoworld.

October 17

  • Empire City Garrison will be at the Salisbury Mills Fire Company Haunted Firehouse from October 17 to 18th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Burbank, IL for the Burbank Haunt for Hunger.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for Brick Fest Live at Duke Energy Convention Center from October 17 to 19th, and in Worthington, OH for the Worthington Community Center Outer Space Spooktacular from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the 2014 MS Moonwalk.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Boise, ID for Tree City Comic Con from October 17 to October 18th.

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Happy Birthday, Walter Jon Williams

October 15, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment

walter-jon-williamsToday we wish a happy birthday to author Walter Jon Williams who wrote Destiny’s Way. If you’d like to find out more about him, be sure to check out his official website.

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The Black Series: Prototype Armor Boba Fett

October 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Collecting, Reviews, Star Wars, Toys | Leave a comment

The Black Series Prototype Armor Boba Fett is a Walgreens exclusive. Based on the existing six inch Boba Fett but with white armor, I thought this was a figure I could pass on. However, upon seeing it on the pegs, I couldn’t resist and had to have it. Below you’ll find my review of the figure with lots of pics.

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