Star Wars Insider: Sneak Preview Art

June 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars Insider, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Kindred Spirits is an original short prequel story to the novel Dark Disciple featuring Asajj Ventress and Lassa Rhayme, and written by author Christie Golden.  Insider issue #159 will be on sale July 21st.

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Podcasts in Review

June 25, 2015 at 12:01 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. It’s a shorter one as I’m catching up from my vacation last week, but we’ll be back in the swing of things next week.

80’s Reboot Overdrive Podcast: James Kahn Interview is a good one to listen to. James has been making the rounds lately with podcast interviews, and this one, while covering some familiar ground, also breaks into some new territory. It’s a good interview with good hosts, excellent sound quality and a lot of Goonies focus.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 20 includes news highlights, Star Wars Weekends coverage with audio clips and interviews with Steve Blum and Daniel Logan, a special discussion on their ten favorite Star Wars musical moments, and a character discussion on Barriss Offee. Great episode.

Full of Sith: Episode CXIX is hosted by Mike and Bryan with special guest Holly Frey as they talk about legendary actor Christopher Lee who recently passed away. They cover a little bit of everything, from his role in Star Wars, to Lord of the Rings and his Hammer Films work. Entertaining as always, this is a good one to check out.

RebelForce Radio: Episode 6.19.2015 has Star Wars Weekends coverage with Jimmy Mac and Steve Glosson as they talk with James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, Taylor Gray and Ray Park, do the RebelForce Radio listener meetup, recount their Star Tours and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular experiences and more. Definitely a fun episode to listen to.

Episode 6.12.2015 they cover some Star Wars book release dates, Jimmy discusses why he stopped reading Heir to the Jedi, they play Steve Glosson’s great Star Wars parody song of Nickleback’s “Rockstar”, they cover the upcoming mobile game Star Wars Uprising, the Han Solo bombshell from Marvel, and movie rumors. Lots of stuff packed into this one.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 82 features guest Kevin Reitzel for Star Wars Weekends #3 coverage then shifts to Christopher Lee highlights, history and audio clips. As a big fan of Christopher Lee, I really enjoyed this episode. From his early career to his upcoming, unreleased work, they cover it all. Highly recommend it, and it goes great with the Full of Sith Christopher Lee episode, so be sure to double up.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Back to the Future: Are We There Yet?

June 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous, News | Leave a comment
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According to Lexus, we are.

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Morgan Stanley: Not Bullish Enough on The Force Awakens?

June 24, 2015 at 10:38 am | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, News | Leave a comment
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The Force AwakensAccording to a report on Business Insider this morning, the investment firm Morgan Stanley is aware that their projected $1.95 Billion profit for The Force Awakens may not be bullish enough.

In a note to clients on Wednesday titled “Are We Bullish Enough on Star Wars?” Morgan Stanley’s Benjamin Swinburne raises the firm’s outlook for what the seventh “Star Wars” installment will bring in at the box office.

Morgan Stanley’s “base case” breakdown assumes $650 million at the US box office and $1.3 billion internationally.

In 2014, Business Insider reported on the most fan-anticipated films of 2015, and the new Star Wars movie topped the list at number 1, with Jurassic World coming in at number 5.  With Jurassic World’s powerhouse box office, I’d say all bets are off when it comes to top box office projections.

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New Star Wars Comic Releases

June 24, 2015 at 5:17 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Out today from Marvel is some cover variants for the fourth printing of Darth Vader #2, the third printing of Darth Vader #3, the third printing of Darth Vader #4, and the fifth printing of Star Wars #2.

 

 

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

June 24, 2015 at 4:56 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 June 24 to June 30th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

June 25

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Cameron, MO for the Summer Reading Program Heroes event at Cameron Public Library from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in New Caney, TX for Tullis Library Comic Con.

June 26

  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Indianapolis, IN for Indy Pop Con from June 26 to 28th.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Cheyenne, WY for the Relay for Life at South High School from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Loughborough for the Holywell Primary Summer Fair from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and in Leicester for the Natwest T20 Blast at the Leicestershire County Cricket Club from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Comic Review: ‘Kanan – The Last Padawan #3′

June 24, 2015 at 4:51 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Catching up on comic reviews, Kanan – The Last Padawan #3 steps things up with great artwork and storytelling. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Real Life Parenting Tips Courtesy of Star Wars

June 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm | Posted in Humor, Movies | 1 Comment
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Vader fatherhoodOver on HuffPost Jay Sokol has a tongue-in-cheek but nonetheless true list of parent lessons he’s learned from Star Wars.  As Jay says, you can learn from even the worst deadbeat dad ever.  For example:

Had Vader been a stronger communicator with better grasp of his emotions, he might have been able to convince his son to join him in the family business. Does it matter that said business was less than legit? Not really, after all, family is family.

Click on the link to read all five of the tips Jay’s learned from a galaxy far far away.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for September 2015

June 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for September 2015. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

 

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire #1 (of 4)

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Marco Checchetto
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Movie photo variant cover, Marco Checchetto variant cover, hyperspace variant cover, blank variant cover

For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star into the chaos of a Shattered Empire.

Release Date: September 2, 2015
Details: 32 pages, Rated T+, $3.99 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for September 2015…

Book Review: ‘Stories of the Raksura: Volume II’ by Martha Wells

June 23, 2015 at 5:19 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Martha Wells does it again with Stories of the Raksura: Volume II. It’s more fun, adventure and imaginative fantasy set in the Three Worlds setting. For fans of the series, you won’t want to miss this one. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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