Around the Web

March 30, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Quirk Books is putting out another Star Wars Shakespeare book, this time for The Last Jedi. Once again being written by Ian Doescher, this one will be titled Jedi the Last and will be out on July 10th. StarWars.com has a look at the cover and an interview with the cover artist, Nicolas Delort.
  • StarWars.com has an excerpt from Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden came out in paperback this week for those who didn’t pick up the hardcover.
  • Star Wars: Alien Archive has a cover now.

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Podcasts in Review

March 29, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Wee bit of toy focus in this one as I did some catching up.

Beltway Banthas: Interview: Jon Lovett of Pod Save America kicks off with Jon as they talk with him about Star Wars, Rogue One, politics, and The Last Jedi. He shares his thoughts on the movies, and they talk with him a bit on real world politics, as well as Star Wars politics. Fair warning if you listen with your kids, there was an F-bomb or two.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 40 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, Swara, Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 161 kicks off with snow, wine, steak tips, manicotti, and black light posters. When you go off on Star Wars black light posters, you know you’re in for a fun ride. They go over The Last Jedi Blu-ray a little, then Chris presents his sales pitch for the HasLab sail barge. If you haven’t backed it yet, Chris may very well sway you. They also talk about Toys R Us and toy stores, they touch on Forces of Destiny, the Jon Favreau news, speculation on next animated series, and George Lucas breaking ground for his museum. Great episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 9 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Great

 

Children of the Force: Reaction Corps – Forces of Destiny S2 and Rebels Season Finale covers both shows. They kick off with Forces of Destiny as they go through each of the new episodes for season two, then 30 minutes in they switch up and talk Star Wars Rebels.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’

March 28, 2018 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Pacific Rim: Uprising is not better than it’s predecessor, but if you’re looking for a popcorn flick with giant robots and monsters fighting, then you might want to consider this one. It’s not great, but it’s kind of enjoyable.

John Boyega plays the lead in this movie, with Cailee Spaeny making a strong play for second place. Unfortunately they are the only two interesting characters in the movie, and that’s mostly because none of the other characters are really explored or developed. At least Boyega and Spaeny do good jobs at playing their characters. Boyega plays Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba’s character in the first movie) and spends the movie trying to find his place. He was kicked out of the Jaeger program and has spent his years since then as a thief living on the streets and abandoned mansions. It’s there that he runs into Spaeny’s character, Amara Namani, who has built her own Jaeger, which is also highly illegal. The two of them form a bond that sticks through the rest of the movie as they both wind up in the Jaeger program, and eventually fight other giant robots and alien monsters. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’…

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra #18’, ‘Star Wars Adventures #8’ & ‘Forces of Destiny TPB’

March 28, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Three new Star Wars comic releases today from Marvel and IDW.

Star Wars Adventures #8

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist/Cover Artist: Sean Galloway
Variant Covers: Jon Sommariva (Cover B), Sean Galloway (Cover A), and Otis Frampton (seen above)

The crew of The Ghost are trapped on an Imperial ship with no way out! The space pirate Hondo may be their only chance of escape… but can they trust him not to sell them out? The exciting finale of a two-part Star Wars: Rebels storyline! Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!

Details: 32 pages, $3.99 Continue Reading New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra #18’, ‘Star Wars Adventures #8’ & ‘Forces of Destiny TPB’…

Databurst From the 501st

March 28, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from March 28 to April 3rd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 28

  • Redback Garrison will be at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Easter Party.

March 30

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Washington City, UT for The Last Jedi Blu-ray release at Walmart from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Fargo, ND for Star Wars Night with the Red Hawks at Newman Outdoor Field.
  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Washington D.C. for AwesomeCon from March 30 to 31st.

March 31

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Ballwin, MO for Hunt For A Cure at Queeny Park from 10:00 AM to noon.
  • Austrian Garrison will be in Graz for the Elbenwald Store Opening from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Mason City, IA for Inflatable Fun Day at the National Guard Armory.
  • Central California Garrison will be in  Lodi, CA for Grape City Con from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and in Clovis, CA for The Dachshunds Strike Back! at Rocket Dog 2 from noon to 4:00 PM.
  • Dutch Garrison will be in Utrecht for Dutch Comic Con 2018.
  • New England Garrison will be in Northampton, MA for the Meltdown Music & Book Festival from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Wayne, NJ for Zapp Comic Con from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Houston, TX for Yuri’s Night Houston Fun Run, and in El Paso, TX for the 2018 El Paso Stroll for Epilepsy.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Idaho Falls, ID for the Great Easter Egg Hunt at Snake River Landing Event Tent Area from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

April 1

  • UK Garrison will be in Newbury for the Easter Egg Hunt at Highclere Castle from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and in Basildon for Heroes and Villains at Festival Leisure Park from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

April 2

  • Garrison Carida will be in Hershey, PA for the Children’s Miracle Network Annual Miracle Party.
  • UK Garrison will be in Watford for FanZone Comic Con at Watford Central Leisure Centre from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Next Databurst…April 4th.

*If you didn’t see the events listed for your garrison, send us an email at roqoodepot(at)gmail.com and let us know. We’re glad to add any we missed. For more info on the 501st Legion, be sure to check out their official website.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

March 23, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web roundup of Star Wars news and beyond.

Convention & Event News

  • Sci-Fi Weekender Convention is March 22 to 25 in Wales, UK. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Alistair Petrie, and Hugh Quarshie.
  • Indiana Comic Con is March 30 to April 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Scottsdale, AZ for a Scourged signing at The Poisoned Pen on April 3 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Boulder, CO for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 4 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Houston, TX for a Scourged signing at Murder By the Book on April 5 at 6:30 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Huntsville, AL for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 6 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Doylestown, PA for a Scourged signing at Doylestown Bookship on April 7 at 4:00 PM.
  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 24 to 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Jason Fry, Adi Granov, Tom Hodges, R. A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig, and Wil Wheaton.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.

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Marvel and IDW Star Wars Solicitations for June 2018

March 22, 2018 at 8:49 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel and IDW have released their comic solicitations for June 2018. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars #49

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), and Rod Reis (galactic icon variant)

The Rebellion of Mon Cala takes flight! With the Empire on its back foot, the Rebel Alliance is poised to rise up in defiance. Could their ultimate victory be at hand?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018 Continue Reading Marvel and IDW Star Wars Solicitations for June 2018…

Podcasts in Review

March 22, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 114 covers the Jon Favreau news, the Star Wars Denny’s crossover, a deleted scene for The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill’s star ceremony, and then they talk Star Wars Rebels. They talk about the show in general, the last couple episodes, and listener feedback. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 115 starts with the news as they talk about George Lucas breaking ground for us narrative arts museum, some info on The Last Jedi novelization and Master Codebreaker, then they go over Star Tours for their main discussion. They cover how it came about, initial concepts for the ride, how it went from Star Ride to Star Tours, the original idea for Captain Rex, the cost, the opening, and the revamp. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 160 covers a variety of topics. They talk about a deleted scene from The Last Jedi, trees, Boba Fett, the Solo poster controversy, John Williams, they tackle some listener emails, discuss which version of The Last Jedi Blu-ray they want to get, and they talk about the World Between Worlds gateway. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 3 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #45’, ‘Poe Dameron #25’ & ‘The Clone Wars Vol. 2’

March 21, 2018 at 12:03 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has three new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #45

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: David Marquez
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christoper (Action Figure Variant)

THE REBELLION NEEDS YOU! The Empire takes from all of us — our freedom, our dignity, our hopes and for some, even our lives. The Rebel Alliance fights to take back our galaxy from the forces of oppression…but we need your help! Be a part of the solution — JOIN THE REBELLION TODAY!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Star Wars #45’, ‘Poe Dameron #25’ & ‘The Clone Wars Vol. 2’…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #13’

March 21, 2018 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #13 switches gears as the action heads to Mon Cala and an all-star cast. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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