Qui Gon Returns?

June 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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Variety entertainment news site, based on photos that have surfaced, is speculating that actor Liam Neeson is reprising his role of Ra’s al Ghul in the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.  Purportedly the pictures are of the Lazarus Pit (used by the Ghul).

In addition the role of Josh Pence is believed to be a young Ra’s al Ghul as well as Marion Cotillard’s character being that of Talia al Ghul.

Neeson has reportedly already filmed a scene in London, although Warner Bros. has made no comment about the casting.

Reported by Synlah for Roqoo Depot
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The Clones Wars Season 4 Extended Trailer

June 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Posted in Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars has released an extended trailer for season 4.  Looks like we’re going to Mon Cal this season.  Thanks, TOS, for the preview.

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot

Listen to Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes now

June 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Random House Audio has an excerpt for the first chapter of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes: An Expanded Universe is Born, featuring the voices of actor Marc Thompson, editor Betsy Mitchell, and author Timothy Zahn.

Highlights from the audio excerpt:

  • Timothy Zahn wanted a military villain, but an Admiral seemed too ordinary so he chose a Grand Admiral instead. He first discovered the rank in Orville Prescott’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
  • Just like The Original Trilogy, Zahn wanted to feature a Star Destroyer in his Rebellion-era books’ opening scenes.
  • Grand Admirals were appointed and only answerable to the Emperor.
  • The idea of Darth Vader’s elite troopers, 501st Legion, “played with in other books.” Perhaps a reference to Allegiance or Choices of One?

You can listen to the excerpt here at Random House Audio.

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes will be available as an unabridged audiobook download and traditional compact disc format September 6, 2011. If you can’t wait til then, the above excerpt can be downloaded as well!

Posted by: Dancelittleewok

Star Wars TV show writer revealed!

June 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Posted in Speculation, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment

Den of Geek reports that Doctor Who and Life on Mars writer Matthew Graham is now writing for the Star Wars live action TV show:

A source has revealed to us that British writer, Matthew Graham, is one of the team that Lucas recruited to the project.

We got in touch with Matthew Graham and asked him whether the news was true. All he would say to us was that he had done some work out at LucasFilm during 2008 and 2009 “on something unbelievably cool”, and that his contract “had come to an end”. “I hope one day I’ll be able to talk about it,” he told us.

Read the full article on Den of Geek.  Roqoo Depot has reached out to Lucasfilm Ltd. to officially confirm this story, but received no response at this time.

Posted by: Dancelittleewok

Watch Today’s Lunar Eclipse From Anywhere – Thanks Google

June 15, 2011 at 11:17 am | Posted in Astronomy, Events, Science News | Leave a comment
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Call this a “Science Tuesday Supplemental”. It’s supplemental because it’s Wednesday. After calling the cosmos and being turned down in my request to move today’s lunar eclipse to either a Tuesday or Thursday, as those are the normal days for our real science reports here on Roqoo Depot, I’ve decided that this was too big an event to let slide. Thus, we have our supplemental report.

In order to allow everyone on Earth with an internet connection to view today’s Lunar eclipse, scheduled to begin at 11:20 PDT (2:20 EDT) the good folks at Google will be providing a variety of viewing options for North American astronomy enthusiasts who will sadly miss the event due to daylight.

Your first option would be to watch the live streaming video on the Google Youtube channel which can be accessed by clicking here.

Another method of viewing would by via the Slooh Space Camera app for Android phone users. You can download the app by clicking here.

Last but not least, you can view from your computer desktop by simply downloading and installing Google Earth to your computer. You will find the download page by clicking here.

While watching the livestream on Youtube seems to be the easiest way to watch today’s awesome astronomical attraction, I suggest either the Slooh app or Google Earth for anyone with a real interest in viewing images of our planet and the space around it on a regular basis.

So for you lucky folks around the world who will see the eclipse in real time, live and in person, enjoy the show you lunatics. Those of us here in North America will have to enjoy the show on line.

by Revmacd For Roqoo Depot – All The Latest Star Wars News and real space news too

Reviewed: Dawn of Night

June 15, 2011 at 10:28 am | Posted in Books, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Continuing the Erevis Cale saga written by Paul S. Kemp (author of Deceived and Crosscurrent), I jumped into Dawn of Night. This story delves into dark places with even darker characters. A new villain is revealed with startling power and an intriguing personal philosophy, and readers get to enjoy a healthy dose of characters and action. Click here to read the full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren

Mark Hamill Tweets it Up

June 15, 2011 at 9:57 am | Posted in Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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In case you didn’t know, Mark Hamill joined Twitter recently and in the last couple days he’s been answering a lot of fan questions. If you have a question you’d like to ask him, or if you’d just like to check out his answers, then head on over to his Twitter page and check it out.

Q: Who was the most difficult actor to work with on Star Wars?

Hamill: Yoda-he kept breaking down! Very temperamental!

Posted By: Skuldren

Databurst From the 501st

June 15, 2011 at 7:00 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Latest Databurst From the 501st event news. Be sure to mark your calendars and show your support.

June 15th

June 17th

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, KS for Star Wars Night at KC T-Bones.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in San Diego, CA for the Legoland News Shoot.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cleveland, OH for the Cleveland Clinic visit.
  • Central Garrison will be in St. Louis Park, MN for the Parktacular Parade.
  • Garrison will be in Carida Philadelphia, PA for Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con from June 17-19th.
  • Mexican will be in Garrison México, Distrito Federal for ExpoComic México from June 17-19th.

June 18th

June 19th

  • Canadian Garrison will be in Montreal, Quebec for Toycon Montreal.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Columbus, OH Columbus for Toy Show II.

June 20th

Next databurst…June 22nd.

Posted By: Skuldren

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