Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut Part 5

February 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Jason Fry and Paul Urquhart are continuing their twelve part series on the cut material from Star Wars: The Essential Guide to WarfareClick here to check it out part five which covers The Zenith of the Republic.

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Six Inch Competition: MAFEX

February 13, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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At Wonder Festival 2014 in Tokyo, one little item of great interest to Star Wars fans was revealed: a MAFEX Star Wars line. An image taken by TOMOPOP shows a placard for Medicom’s MAFEX 6-inch figure line promoting new releases for The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Star Wars. The MAFEX line is a relatively new one, with just two figures out so far (Spiderman and Batman). All of the figures in the line are 6-inch scale a feature high articulation with a decent amount of accessories and swappable hands. However, the figures also come in at a higher price point, around $40. Whether this line can give Hasbro a run for it’s money is yet to be seen as no actual Star Wars figures were shown off at Wonder Festival. Still, competition could help push Hasbro to put out some better Black Series figures. As a collector of ThreeA figures, $40 is pretty cheap for a highly articulated and detailed figure. If the MAFEX line can blow the Black Series out of the water, then I’m game.

Here’s some images of the Spiderman and Batman figures in the MAFEX line to give you an idea of what we might expect from a Star Wars figure. For more pictures, be sure to check out Toyark. Continue Reading Six Inch Competition: MAFEX…

Cover Reveal: ‘Absent Enemies’

February 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Posted in Books, eBooks, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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John Jackson Miller’s upcoming Star Trek novella Absent Enemies now has a cover. The eBook hits outlets on February 24th and at just $1.99. Retailer links can be found on Simon & Schuster’s official product page.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 coming to Netflix

February 13, 2014 at 11:34 am | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

StarWars.com has finally announced the details on how fans can catch Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6, and the answer is Netflix.

Exclusive Licensing Agreement with The Disney/ABC Television Group Brings Star Wars Content to Netflix Streaming Members for the First Time

The Galactic Republic, Disney/ABC Television Group, Lucasfilm, and Netflix Inc. today announced the highly anticipated debut of the sixth and final season of the Emmy(r) Award-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars exclusively to Netflix members in the US and Canada on Friday, March 7. Accompanying the 13-episode new season dubbed “The Lost Missions” will be the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars saga, which includes several director’s cut episodes never seen on TV as well as the feature film. This multi-year agreement also makes Netflix the exclusive subscription service for the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.

In these eagerly anticipated episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force are revealed. An intrepid clone trooper discovers a shocking secret, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits, and what Master Yoda discovers while investigating the disappearance of a Jedi could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy. Fans will not only be able to watch the thrilling finale, they’ll be able to see more of Star Wars: The Clone Wars than ever before as Netflix will also stream the director’s cut of seasons one to five.

Stars Wars is one of the most iconic franchises of all time and this series joins a long line of Disney content that Netflix members are and will continue to enjoy for years to come,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. “The Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.”

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first time any Star Wars content has been available for Netflix streaming members. The deal follows a recent announcement from Netflix and The Walt Disney Company to bring multiple original series based on Marvel characters to the service in 2015. Netflix will be the exclusive US subscription television service for first-run, live-action, and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature, and Lucasfilm beginning in 2016. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC Entertainment Group and Disney Channel films and TV shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

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Podcasts in Review

February 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 124 features an interview with author Richard Lee Byers covering his latest book, The Reaver, which is part of the Forgotten Realms The Sundering series. As with most of Bombad Radio’s interviews, this one is really good. While spoiler free, they still dive into the nature and subject matter of the book, touch on Richard’s career experience in psychology (and how that has helped or not helped his career), and take a look behind the scenes at the creation of The Sundering series.

Episode 122 features an interview with Benton Jew, one of the storyboard artists for The Phantom Menace, and a longtime ILM employee. Benton talks about storyboarding, working with George Lucas and how he differs from other directors, designing Edgar for Men In Black, and creating Jedi Master Oppo Rancis.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode #12 has a special interview with James Arnold Taylor. While James has been making the rounds on various podcasts, Cory and Dan manage to cover some new topics and angles as they get James to talk about how the events in the The Clone Wars changed Anakin and Obi-Wan’s relationship in the overall story. Fans of Obi-Wan will not want to miss this episode. They also get around to James’ new book, JAT 365 and how that idea came about, before looping back into Star Wars and some intriguing discussion on familiar religious elements and motifs in the films. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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