IGN: The Empire’s May the 4th Response

April 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Posted in Star Wars | Leave a comment
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(via IGN)

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Abrams on Star Trek/Star Wars Composers

April 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Posted in JJ Abrams, Movies, Star Trek, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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At a Berlin press conference for the Star Trek Into Darkness release, JJ Abrams was faced with the inevitable Star Wars questions.  He gave a nugget of news about the Star Wars composer, but I have to give him credit for adroitly turning the focus back to the Star Trek film.

The entire conference is worth the watch, but if you just can’t wait, the Star Wars stuff starts at about 7:00 in.

(via Jedi News)

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From Dark Horse and Bioware: Turian Cruiser

April 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Posted in Dark Horse | Leave a comment
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Turian-Crusier-04-032613 copyDARK HORSE AND BIOWARE UNVEILTHE LATEST IN THE LINE OF MASS EFFECT COLLECTIBLES!

All-new 6” Turian Cruiser ship to hit shelves in November! MILWAUKIE, OR, APRIL 30–One of the cornerstones of both Dark Horse’s publishing and product line in recent years, has been the massive video game franchise, Mass Effect.

 To date, Dark Horse Deluxe has released four different ships, as well as limited edition variant, and high end editions. Up next is the Turian cruiser, which bears some slight resemblance to the Normandy, due to the cooperative effort between the Turians and the human race in the Alliance ship’s construction. This race in Mass Effect, are members of the Citadel Council, well known for their military role, and their contribution of starships to the Citadel Fleet.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support gamers have given our Mass Effect ship replica series,” Dark Horse’s David Scroggy remarked, ” and look forward to continuing the line with this latest release. We have been working directly with the Mass Effect game design team, interfacing with them to obtain the exact 3D design specs that ensure accuracy of detail.”

Each Turian Cruiser Replica package will contain an insert card, with a unique code, that will enhance the Mass Effect game experience for individual consumers.For an additional sneak peak, check out the exclusive on KotakuLook for this exciting new release in Diamond’s Previews catalog shortly, with a release date set for November 6, with a retail price tag of $34.99!

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New Excerpt for ‘Into the Void’

April 30, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Art, Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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dawn-of-the-jedi-into-the-void-by-torstein-nordstand-early-coverHollywood.com has an excerpt of chapter three from Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void that you can check out here. They also have an image gallery for the making of the cover, which is pretty cool. Into the Void will be out in hardcover and digital formats on May 7th.

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Willie Nelson Auditions for Gandalf. Probably NSFW

April 30, 2013 at 11:03 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTE5RYTT3Zo

(via Team Coco)

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Filoni: Abrams,Ahsoka and the Bonus Content

April 30, 2013 at 10:00 am | Posted in JJ Abrams, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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tcw-plo-koon-clip (1)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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New Release: ‘Overdraft: The Orion Offensive – Episode 3′

April 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, eBooks, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Episode 3 (of 8) of John Jackson Miller’s Overdraft: The Orion Offensive comes out today. Episode 2 left off with a rampaging group of bizarre aliens stampeding the surge team in a desperate bid for more delectable teddy bears. Yes, you read that right. Can Jamie save the team and calm the tentacled, stomach creatures down? Find out in Episode 3.

Remember that the price on Amazon includes all eight digital episodes of the story which will be released every two weeks. You can check out John Jackson Miller’s site farawaypress.com for all the details, including a handy glossary and timeline. You can check out our reviews here: Episode 1, Episode 2.

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New Release: ‘Hair Raising’ by Kevin J. Anderson

April 30, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | 1 Comment
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Hair Raising by Kevin J. Anderson hits stores today. This is the third book in the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series. It’s a fun series and definitely worth checking out.

The fur really flies when a serial scalper stalks the supernatural citizens of the Unnatural Quarter, targeting werewolves—and what’s sadder than a chrome-domed lycanthrope? Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble is on the case, trying to stop an all-out gang war between full-time and full-moon werewolves. As he combs through the tangled clues to hunt down the bald facts, things get hairy fast.

Shamble lurches through a loony landscape of voodoo tattoo artists, illicit cockatrice fights, body builders assembling make-your-own-human kits, and perhaps scariest of all, crazed fans in town for the Worldwide Horror Convention. Yet the reign of hair-raising terror grows longer. If Shamble can’t snip this off at the roots, the whole world could end up howling mad.

Kensington Publishing has links of all the places you can find Hair Raising, which is available in both trade paperback and digital formats.

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