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April 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Entertainment, Movies, Regular Feature | 1 Comment

First off, Lionsgate announced they’ve picked a new director, Francis Lawrence.  It’s not a done deal yet because, well, the deal isn’t done.  Lawrence is the director of I am Legend and Constantine.  But that’s not the real news.  Entertainment Weekly has a piece on how Catching Fire could actually be better under Lawrence.  For one; no more shaky cam (it’s about time).

Next up: Syfy Blastr has a couple of articles worth checking out.  Terry Whitlatch Strikes Back.  Hint: Jar Jar.

Also, check out how the Halo movie got killed. 

Sadly, this week we say farewell to three legends: Dick Clark, Levon Helm (The Band, The Last Waltz) and Jonathan Frid (the original Barnabas Collins)

On a lighter note, our favorite tweet of the day from Simon Pegg.  Click the link at your own peril.

For all you spoiler hungry types, here’s an EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES photo from the set of STAR TREK 2!!!! http://twitpic.com/9c0708

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Suvudu Fifty Page Friday: Scourge

April 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Books, News, Reviews | Leave a comment
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With Jeff Grubb’s book debuting next Tuesday, the logical pick for this week’s fifty page Friday is Scourge.  You can read the excerpt here, and you really should give it a try.  I can promise you that Scourge is a blast of a Star Wars book to read.

If you’re still wondering about whether to give Scourge a shot, check out Pete Morrison’s non-spoiler review on LightSaber Rattling.

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Happy Birthday John!!

April 20, 2012 at 8:23 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment

Today happens to be the birthday of one of the most popular writers for the Star Wars Expanded Universe; John Ostrander has turned another year older!  Whether he’s writing Quinlan Vos and Aayla Secura, Cade Skywalker and the crew of the Mynock, Jahan Cross or the newly released Dawn of the Jedi, John has continued to put out captivating stories that help flesh out the details to the Star Wars mythos.

Roqoo Depot would like to wish a very happy birthday to John and we all look forward to whatever else he makes up along the way!!

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Roqoo Depot Reader’s Guide to Scourge

April 20, 2012 at 7:00 am | Posted in Art, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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Star Wars: Scourge will be out next Tuesday, and one thing that surprised me was just how much of the Expanded Universe showed up in the novel. For a first time Star Wars novelist, Jeff Grubb really showed a comfortable ease with using elements of technology, interesting species, and a wide range of Hutt lore. We here at Roqoo Depot thought it would be fun to create a reader’s guide for fans that would help prep them for reading the book. Want to know what the aliens in the book look like? How about the ships and droids? And no Hutt novel would be complete without some Huttese, so why not brush up on the lingo?

If you’re avoiding all spoilers, you’ll want to stop now. However if you don’t mind knowing what ships, species, planets, and technology show up, then follow below for our Reader’s Guide to Scourge. Continue Reading Roqoo Depot Reader’s Guide to Scourge…

4th Annual R2-KT Starfest Make-A-Wish Auction

April 20, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

The 4th Annual R2-KT Starfest Make-A-Wish Auction is taking place in Denver, Colorado this weekend. There will be a silent and a live auction with a bunch of really cool Star Wars items. Items include an autographed copy of Apocalypse by Troy Denning, Ascension by Christie Golden, Gronk by Katie Cook with mini-painting and buttons, Artoo Katee patches, and much more. Proceeds will be going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado. You can check out all the details on their Facebook site.

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