Podcasts in Review

October 18, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Fly Casual: Episode 200
  2. The Soundtrack Show Ghostbusters: the Music (Part I)
  3. The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 348
  4. Beltway Banthas Episode 61
  5. Talking Bay 94 Episode 21

Honorable Mentions

  • Colonial Movers Episode 1 for anyone who is a classic Battlestar Galactic fan or who is interested in the show.
  • Full of Sith Episode CCLXXXVII features Vanessa Marshall.
  • Wookiee Radio Episode 86 I was one of the guests for this episode, so shameless plug.

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Reviews: ‘Solo #1’, ‘Star Wars #55’, ‘Vader’s Castle #1’ & ‘#2’

October 17, 2018 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Catching up on reviews…

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New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #22’, ‘The New Republic Vol 4’ & ‘Vader’s Castle #3’

October 17, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today and IDW has one.

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle #3 (of 5)

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Derek Charm, and Corin Howell
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla

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Databurst From the 501st

October 17, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from October 17 to 23rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 17

  • Florida Garrison will be in Saint Petersburg, FL for Star Wars Read Day at St. Pete Library from 8:47 to 11:47 PM.
  • New England Garrison will be in Salem, MA for Wicked Wednesday Children’s Cosplay Parade at Reilly Plaza from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

October 18

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Olathe, KS for Star Wars Reads at Olathe Public Library from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Dutch Garrison will be in Utrecht for LEGO World at Jaarbeurs from October 18 to 20th.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations January 2019

October 16, 2018 at 2:24 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | 1 Comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for January 2019. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars: Age of Republic Special #1

Writers: Ethan Sacks, Jody Houser, Marc Guggenheim, and Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Carlos Gomez, Paolo Villanelli, and Caspar Wijngaard
Cover Artists: Rod Reis, Khoi Pham (variant cover), Mike Deodato (greatest hits variant), Mike McKone (puzzle piece variant)

THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS – AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN! Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters! The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle — MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE’S Ethan Sacks! You can run, but can you hide from the twin lightsabers of Sith assassin ASAJJ VENTRESS? Feel her fury in a tale expertly woven by veteran STAR WARS comic scribe Jody Houser (THRAWN, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS). And is JAR JAR BINKS’ role in the Star Wars story over? NOT BY A LONG SHOT! Because Chip Zdarsky (PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE) has a rancor bone to pick with the galaxy’s most notorious Gungan. You can take the clone out of the war but you can never take the war out of the clone — CAPTAIN REX dusts off his blaster and enters the fray in a story by X-MEN: GOLD author Marc Guggenheim.

Details: 40 Pages, One Shot, Rated T, $4.99
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Around the Web

October 12, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Can-con is October 12 to 14 in Ottawa, Canada at the Sheraton. Star Wars guests include Kevin Hearne.
  • Dallas Fan Days is October 19 to 21st. Star Wars guests include Dave Dorman.
  • Hal-Con is October 26 to 28 in Halifax, NS, Canada. Star Wars guests include Delilah S. Dawson, and Chuck Wendig.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL.
  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.

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Podcasts in Review

October 11, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. The Soundtrack Show Halloween – the Music
  2. Star Wars Resistance Flyby The Recruit
  3. Happy Beeps Episode 15
  4. Rebel Force Radio Episode 10.5.2018
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 226

Honorable Mentions

  • Full of Sith Special Release: Star Wars Resistance rough audio but it is the complete audio for the Star Wars Resistance press event.
  • Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 65 features the second half of their Star Wars cannon novel bracket.

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New Releases: ‘Solo #1’ and ‘Tales From Vader’s Castle #2’

October 10, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW each have one new Star Wars release today.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation #1 (of 5)

Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Will Sliney
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Leonard Kirk, and Luke Ross

FEATURING BACKSTORY AND SCENES NOT SEEN IN THEATERS! After leaving the IMPERIAL NAVY, a young HAN SOLO seeks adventure by joining a gang of galactic mercenaries — including a 196-year-old Wookiee named CHEWBACCA and a notorious gambler named LANDO CALRISSIAN. But there’s more to the story of the galaxy’s most beloved scoundrel than what you saw in theaters. Why does BECKETT trust him? And what is the connection between the woman who stole Han’s heart and one of Han’s closest friends?

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Databurst From the 501st

October 10, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from October 10 to 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 10

  • Central Garrison will be in Burlington, IA for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party 2018 at First Christian Church.

October 11

  • Central Garrison will be in St. Paul, MN for Social Science: Sci Fi Con at the Minnesota Science Museum.

October 12

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Collinsville, IL for Archon 42  at the Gateway Center from October 12 to 14th, and in Wichita, KS for the Jack O Lantern Spectacular at Botanica from 5:30 to 9:30 PM.
  • Alpine Garrison will be at the Hawthorn Academy Fun Run from 8:00 to 10:00 AM, and at the Springville Library for Star Wars Reads Day from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Kingsport, VA for Conapalooza from October 12 to 14th.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Kalamazoo, MI for KSO Empire Strikes Back.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Glenelg, MD for the High School Homecoming from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in San Angelo, TX for San Angelo Comic Con 2018 from October 12 to 14th.
  • UK Garrison will be in Glasgow for Science Lates 2018 at the Glasgow Science Centre from 6:00 to 10:30 PM.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Directors and First Image

October 5, 2018 at 5:45 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment
StarWars.com has details on The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau’s upcoming live action Star Wars TV show.

THE MANDALORIAN FIRST IMAGE, DIRECTORS REVEALED

DETAILS EMERGE FOR LUCASFILM’S LIVE-ACTION SERIES HELMED BY JON FAVREAU.

Production on the first Star Wars live-action streaming series has begun! After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Warsuniverse. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. The series will be written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau, as previously announced, with Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels) directing the first episode. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). It will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for updates.

There’s already rumors that actor Pedro Pascal may be in the lead role for the show. Based on that first image reveal, it definitely doesn’t look like Sabine or Bo-Katan. It’s also not someone wearing Boba Fett’s armor. But is it really a Mandalorian, or just another person wearing Mandalorian armor? Lots of questions still, but at least now we have something to feed the hype.

Perhaps the biggest news is the picture or the title, but the reveal that Dave Filoni is beginning the transition from animation to live action. The road toward Filoni directing a Star Wars film is certainly beginning.

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