Podcasts in Review

April 30, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Talking Bay 94 Episode 61
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 216
  3. Blast Points Podcast Bonus Episode – Interview With David Zaritsky, The Mind Behind Quest of the Jedi
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 255
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 286

Honorable Mentions

  • Pizza and Parsecs Episode 14 new Star Wars podcast that came out this year that’s worth checking out.

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Retro Reviews: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller

April 29, 2020 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Greetings, my name is Jonathan Koan. The team here at Roqoo Depot has graciously allowed me to write some book reviews to put on the website. I am extremely thankful to Skuldren and the whole team for allowing me the opportunity.

Since we are now almost 6 years into the publishing process of the canon, I thought it would be prudent to go back and read through all of the adult and YA books released thus far. I’ll be analyzing how the book works on its own as literature, how the characters work, how it ties into the greater Star Wars universe and many other things. At the end of my reviews, I’ll be giving my personal rating on the book.

To start with, I am going to review A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller, which was released in September of 2014. This book serves as a tie-in prequel to Star Wars Rebels and also serves as the first novel in the Lucasfilm canon. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller…

Databurst From the 501st

April 29, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st | Leave a comment

With The 501st Legion still on hiatus for trooping events, we’re continuing are coverage of the Legion and their members as they serve our communities in this time of need.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Shoot From the Hip”

April 28, 2020 at 5:39 pm | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Shoot From the Hip” by Brothers Osborne.

Brothers Osborne is a country band I’ve recently come across while searching for new bands. They’ve been around since 2013, but the two brothers in the band have been playing music since they were teenagers. The band composed of T.J. Osborne (lead vocals) and John Osborne (lead guitar, background vocals). Here’s some fun trivia. T.J. is short for Thomas John, and John’s middle name is Thomas. They’re dad, Thomas John Osborne, was not the most creative when it came to naming.

They released their first single in 2013, and their first EP the next year. Their first album wouldn’t hit outlets until 2016, and to this day, they only have two albums and a live album. They’ve won some awards, hit some top 40 charts, and had some pretty good success so far.

“Shoot From the Hip” isn’t actually on any of their albums. It’s from their 2014 EP self-titled Brothers Osborne. I’ve found quite a few songs I like by them, so they’re worth checking out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 24, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The Star Wars Show is launching a new video series called The Star Wars Show Book Club. The new series will let fans ask authors questions about Star Wars books. You can check out the details here. The new series will launch May 1st and will come out every 2 weeks.
  • Jedi News posted about two new books coming from Becker & Mayer – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Traveler’s Guide to Batuu, and Star Wars Book of Lists. Both will be out in June.
  • The Del Rey Star Wars Books Q&A is today. Follow the link to check out their virtual con.
  • Doctor Aphra is getting an audio drama just like Dooku: Jedi Lost. It’ll be out July 21st and will feature a full cast. The story is by Sarah Kuhn.

Fandom News Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

April 23, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Rebel Force Radio Dee Bradley Baker is All the Clones
  2. Fly Casual Episode 267
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 215
  4. Newcomers More Star Wars Fanfiction (w/ Betsy Sodaro)
  5. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2116

Honorable Mentions

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Databurst From the 501st

April 22, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st | Leave a comment

With The 501st Legion still on hiatus for trooping events, we’re continuing are coverage of the Legion and their members as they serve our communities in this time of need.

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Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Leap of Faith”

April 21, 2020 at 7:48 am | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Leap of Faith” by Ryan Kinder.

In 2018 I saw John Fogerty and ZZ Top in concert for their Blues & Bayous tour. The opening act was Ryan Kinder, a musician I had never heard of. It was just him on stage with a guitar and two backing vocalists and they were good. Really good. Surprisingly, he hasn’t put out a full album yet, just a handful of singles and an EP.

“Leap of Faith” can be found on his EP The Road or you can just buy it as a single.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 17, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Mandalorian | Leave a comment

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

Book & Comic News

  • StarWars.com has a cover reveal for Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Stories of Light and Dark, an upcoming anthology that will be out August 25th. The book will include 11 stories by authors: Lou Anders, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, Jason Fry, Rebecca Roanhorse, Greg Van Eekhout, Tom Angleberger, E. Anne Convery, Sarah Beth Durst, Yoon Ha Lee, and Anne Ursu. However, only one of the stories will be completely original, the others will be retellings of existing episodes and arcs from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television show. But there will be some artwork in the book by Ksenia Zelentsova, and hopefully the retellings will prove to be worth while enough to buy the book.
  • This falls under book and comic news, but Creators 4 Comics is auctioning off stuff and it includes Star Wars writers. Jedi News has a roundup here, and  here what is being sold off and by who. Auctions end on 4/20. You can read the details on how it works here.

Fandom News

  • New episode of Galaxy of Adventures.

  • This Week in Star Wars.

  • And the Clone Wars Download for “Together Again.”

Movie & Television News

  • Variety is reporting that Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller will be in the upcoming Cassian Andor series.
  • Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is coming to Disney+ on May 4th. This series will go behind the scenes of The Mandalorian and is being hosted by Jon Favreau. StarWars.com has the full details.

Toy & Collectible News

  • StarWarStore.com is offering an EFX Boba Fett Signature Helmet. It has a steep price tag though.
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Podcasts in Review

April 16, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Star Wars Sessions Episode 58
  2. Blast Points Podcast Bonus Episode – QVC 1996 Star Wars Collectibles Show Commentary
  3. Rebel Force Radio Master Yoda Tom Kane & Rey Says “Uggh”
  4. Blast Points Podcast Episode 214
  5. Blast Points Podcast Clone Wars S7 EP8

Honorable Mentions

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