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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup.
- Looking for Star Wars 1313 concept art? Check out Gus Mendonca’s website for some you probably haven’t seen before.
- If you’re in the Chicago area this weekend, be sure to check out Star Wars artist Dave Dorman who will be at two events: Wheaton’s Blick Art Supply on Saturday November 2nd (from 2:00 to 4:00 PM) for a live art demo, and in Westmont for the Maleficium exhibit at J. Anthony Kosar’s studio.
- Ewoks: Shadows of Endor writer and comic artist Zack Giallongo will be at Casablanca Comics in Portland, ME on Saturday November 2nd.
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StarWars.com has a new interview with Dave Filoni talking about Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5.
“George really got on a bend of having an episode about the droids, an episode about the Jedi, an episode about politics. And when I say episode, I mean arc. And he kind of liked to hit those different themes every season. Because of the number of stories we tell — we actually do 26 a season, we write more than we actually air — that’s why some ideas, you don’t see. You didn’t have a very big a clone-centric arc this season, but it’s one of the next storylines that’s up [in our bonus episodes]. We didn’t get really into Mother Talzin or Ventress much this season. The role Ventress played was a very important one in the end, but before, we had had two seasons in a row where we had mega Nightsister action happening. So you know, a lot of those threads in the end come together.” -Dave Filoni
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A Hero By Any Other Name is now available as an eBook on Amazon. This superhero anthology includes stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, Maxwell Alexander Drake, R.T. Kaelin, Maggie Allen and Ron Garner.
Author Michael A. Stackpole posted on Facebook that he’ll be teaching online writing classes for Arizona State next year. Certainly something to keep in mind for those interested in furthering their education.
Martha Wells posted a teaser for her upcoming Raksura novella. For those who haven’t read her Books of the Raksura series yet, there is a discounted compilation available on Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Fans of Martha Wells’ Emilie & the Hollow World can also pre-order the sequel Emilie & the Sky World now on Amazon and B&N. Continue Reading Around the Web…
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Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni is posting more pictures, this time of a TIE fighter pilot.
Hasbro has unveiled what their exclusive will be for Star Wars Celebration Europe II: Boba Fett and Han Solo in carbonite in the 6″ Black series format. Though it’s not exactly an exclusive since it will also be available at San Diego Comic Con 2013.
Also in Star Wars Celebration Europe II news, you can see Ashley Eckstein‘s Her Universe apparell which will be showing up at the convention right here.
For everyone who was unable to attend Phoenix Comicon 2013, you can watch Sam Witwer‘s panel in its entirety right here. Sam talks The Clone Wars, The Force Unleashed, Being Human, Star Wars Rebels and more. You can also check out author Kevin Hearne on the Author Chair Dancing panel.
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It’s official, the new series from Filoni and company is Star Wars Rebels, and production has already begun. A one hour special on the Disney channel will launch Star Wars Rebels in the fall of 2014, followed by the series on Disney XD.
The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen.Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point.
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Where to start, well, Dave Filoni is back at it with the TIE fighters. Some sites think this could be research for a new television series, however we have it on good authority that this is simply the first in a new series of toys from Hasbro. Expect to see Filoni fighters on toy shelves early next year. Continue Reading Around the Web…
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In an exclusive to USA Today, Dave Filoni discusses TCW and the upcoming bonus content, particularly a tease regarding Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas and a Plo Koon arc.
“The Jedi have been fighting a war with an army that was commissioned by one of their own, Jedi Master Syfo-Dias, but who was Syfo-Dias, and what happened to him? The dark lord of the Sith has woven an intricate web to ensnare the Jedi, but it is not full-proof and sometimes a small clue, and a bit of chance, can lead to the unraveling of the best-laid plans.”
Filoni and his team are putting the final touches on the bonus content and he admits that it’s “bittersweet”, but they’re also pretty excited.
”They are easily some of the best things we were able to do, and I think we’re all glad we were able to finish them.”
Dave Filoni also has some advice for director JJ Abrams — be innovative.
“That’s kind of what we have that’s special, because we grew up with it, and if there’s one thing I learned from George it’s that you take that and you channel it forward into new exciting things the audience didn’t know possible, because that’s what Star Wars always did — it always moved forward.”
(via Jedi News)
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Fifteen Minutes of Fiction: They have a new interview up with Steve Sansweet.
ForceCast: Had a special interview episode with The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein. While some of the questions covered familiar ground, others covered new territory. Ashley didn’t give away anything about the lost episodes of season six, but she did touch on her work as Ahsoka and on Her Universe.
Episode 248 is out but I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, however the title intrigues me, “Who Doesn’t Need More Killiks?”.
Full of Sith: Episode XVII featured an interview with guest Amy Ratcliffe. The hosts ask Amy about how she got involved with Star Wars, her favorite moments and the extent of her work. It’s a nice conversation and worth a listen. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…
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With the recent end of season 5 of The Clone Wars and the announcement that there will be no season 6, there has been quite a bit of activity from the cast. In case you might have missed any, here’s a roundup of the various interviews, as well as James Arnold Taylor’s touching address to the fans.
- Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) on Rebel Force Radio (direct download link)
- Cat Taber (Padme Amidala) and Anna Graves (Duchess Satine) on Bombad Radio
- Cat Taber and James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) on Full of Sith
- Stephen Stanton (Tarkin) on theswunderworld
- Ashley Eckstein on Full of Sith
- James Arnold Taylor on Rebel Force Radio (direct download link)
- Ashley Eckstein on IGN (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and her post-finale interview.
- Dave Filoni (Supervising Director) on IGN.
- Dave Filoni on EW.
James Arnold Taylor’s Letter to the Fans (in its entirety)
Last Friday was a red letter date for me as the actor that has had the honor of portraying and bringing voice to one of the most well known characters in not just Star Wars history, but film and televisions as well, Obi-Wan Kenobi, for well over a decade. Red letter in a way that brought both happiness and great sadness. Continue Reading ‘The Clone Wars’ Roundup…
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In movie news this week, the 1988 film Willow was released in blu-ray for the first time. The film stars Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer, was directed by Ron Howard, and based on a story by George Lucas. If you look closely while watching the film, you might also spot Kenny Baker (R2-D2) as a Nelwyn musician.
Kick-Ass 2 has a red band trailer out now courtesy of MTV. The release date is now set for August 16th.
Star Trek fans can check out the second trailer for Star Trek: Into the Darkness. Continue Reading Around the Web…