Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut Part 10

July 31, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars | 3 Comments
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essential-guide-to-warfareJason 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 ten which covers The Rise of the Empire.

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Movie Trailer: Into The Woods

July 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Disney, Fantasy, Movies, trailers | Leave a comment
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Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine.  What else do you need to know?

Via Walt Disney Studios AU

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Interview with Michael A. Stackpole on ‘The Crusader Road’

July 31, 2014 at 6:55 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Interview | Leave a comment
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We caught up with author Michael A. Stackpole to talk about his latest novel Pathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road. Mike talks about how he got the project, working with the characters and mentions what he’s working on next. Plus, if you’re a fan of The Crown Colonies series, Mike has some very good news. Click here to read our interview.

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Podcasts in Review

July 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Disney, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “The Evil Spielberg Pic & The San Diego Comic-Con Preview” episode starts off pretty fast with a lengthy audio clip from one of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers. Everyone is pretty excited for this one. They also cover a picture of Steven Spielberg that made the rounds on Facebook and garnered some ridiculous comments, plus they talk about the stuff that will be happening at SDCC. Yeah, it being post-SDCC now, I hit this one a little late, but it’s still worth a listen. Beyond SDCC, they touch on a new Heroes tv show and Kevin Smith’s reaction to the Episode VII set.

“The New Thor, Captain America & Turtle That Are Also Ninjas” episode covers the usual recent geeky news. This one in particular discusses Marvel’s move to a female Thor in the comics, a new Captain America, who is voicing the Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels, Once Upon a Time and Agent Carter updates, and other headlines. The main part of the show features guest Ryan Hurley for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles discussion. I haven’t been following the movie closely, so it was kind of humorous to hear all the rumors and announcements that have come and out and been contradicted. If you plan on seeing the movie, this is a great episode to get caught up on without having any of the movie spoiled.

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with Jeffrey Brown covers his latest books Goodnight Darth Vader and Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan, as well as his previous Star Wars books and a little on what he’s working on next (Jedi Academy Book 3 and The Force Darth Vader). Jeffrey talks about his creative process, working with the editors on the books, and where he draws his inspiration from. It’s a really good interview and something Jeffrey Brown fans won’t want to miss.

Disney Vault Talk: The Dumbo Episode may start out with listener feedback, but Steve and Teresa cover all the aspects of the movie in the main discussion. They have history, fun facts and lots of commentary on one of Disney’s shortest animated films. Plus there’s also some news on casting for The Jungle Book, and premiere dates for the news seasons of Once Upon A Time, and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. News aside, the main draw here is the Dumbo discussion. This is a movie I haven’t seen since I was a kid, and after hearing their discussion, I’m drawn to wanting to watch the film again, this time with an adult’s perspective. One thing I’m learning from Disney Vault Talk is that old Disney films certainly hit hard with the nostalgia factor. There’s something about wanting to revisit those movies of your childhood.

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Important PSA: Sharknado 2 Tonight!

July 30, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Posted in Movies, Syfy | Leave a comment
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Sharknado 2Always ready to do a public service, Roqoo Depot would like to remind everyone that Sharknado 2 premiers tonight on Syfy at 8 PM Eastern.  And in case you were in a cave somewhere on another planet and missed Sharknado The Original, it will play prior to its eagerly anticipated sequel at 6 PM Eastern.

Correction: that’s 9 Eastern and 8 Central (7 Eastern for original Sharknado).  Sorry, I was looking at my own listing times.  My bad.

You can also join Syfy Blastr’s Aaron Sager on twitter @Blastr, hashtag #Sharknado2 for some live tweeting.

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Movie Trailer: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

July 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Fantasy, Movies, trailers | Leave a comment
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This time they’re going to london, and I’m so seeing this.

Via Fresh Movie Trailers

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Movie Trailer: Interstellar

July 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Trailer | Leave a comment
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interstellar-posterYou can watch the Interstellar trailer here on Paramount’s interactive site.  Be sure to plug  in the code 7201969 to access the trailer.  The trailer is definitely worth the watch, and or those who don’t recognize it, the code is the date of the first moon landing.  Interstellar, directed by Christopher Noland and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Michael Caine, releases on November 7.

Via Coming Soon

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New Release and Review: ‘Rebel Heist 4’

July 30, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has one new Star Wars release today with three different covers bringing an exciting end to the Rebel Heist mini-series. Click here to check out our full review.

Rebel Heist #4 (of 4)

The Rebellion’s plan is coming together. All Luke Skywalker has to do is elude an Imperial spy—and perform some unanticipated rescues! But this farm boy is on the edge of greatness, and he is not about to stop saving the galaxy now!

Writer: Matt Kindt
Penciller: Marco Castiello
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Adam Hughes (normal and sketch cover), Matt Kindt (variant cover)

Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
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Databurst From the 501st

July 30, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 30 through August 5th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 30

  • Central Garrison will be in Davenport, IA for Star Wars Night in the Park at Modern Woodmen Park from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

July 31

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Shawnee, KS for Star Wars Day at Broken Arrow Summer Camp.

August 1

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in in Olathe, KS for the Advance America and InsureOne Blood Drive from 2:00 to 6:00PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charelston, SC for Star Wars Camp II at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry from 10:00 AM to Noon.
  • Central Garrison will be in Faribault, MN for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Rice County Fairgrounds from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and in Sioux Falls, SD for the 1st Star Wars Summer Camp at Washington Pavilion.
  • Garrison Carida will be in State College, PA for Star Wars Night with the State College Spikes from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Medlar Field.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Hunt Valley, MD for Shore Leave 36.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Denver, CO for the Denver County Fair from Noon to 9:00 PM from August 1 through 3rd.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Hunt Valley, MD for Shore Leave 36 at The Hunt Valley Inn from August 1 to 3rd.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Loma Linda, CA for the Ronald McDonald House family dinner.
  • Wisconsin Garrison will be in Madison, WI for the Madison Mallards game from 5:30 to 9:00 PM.

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Warner Bros. Options Dragonriders of Pern

July 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Posted in Fantasy, Movies, Warner Bros | Leave a comment
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dragonridersAccording to Deadline Hollywood, Warner Bros has optioned the Pern book series.  With 22 books, the franchise potential of Dragonriders is enormous, as well as a providing a wealth of movie material.  It will be interesting to see how this progresses.

via io9

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