Podcasts in Review

January 14, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Disney, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Awards Chatter: Samuel L. Jackson episode features a great interview with the actor covering his early life, the film career, how he met his wife, working with Spike Lee, auditioning for Reservoir Dogs, the N-word, guns, what he looks for in a role, what the ‘L’ stands for, Snakes on a Plane and The Hateful Eight. It offers a lot of insight on the actor and the host of the show does a really good job with the interview. Definitely worth a list.

Awards Chatter: J.J. Abrams episode has an interview with the director of The Force Awakens. They talk about Armageddon, Felicity, Star Trek, Star Wars and sequels. It’s an interesting interview, not as good as the Samuel L. Jackson one, but still interesting.

Bombad Radio: Episode 220 is their second roundtable of TFA discussion. Listening to this episode, I’ve come to realize that there are now two types of The Force Awakens discussions developing, which appears to be forming a gap in Star Wars fandom. On one side, there is the positive discussion of the film, and on the other, there’s the negative discussion of the film. Sadly, Bombad Radio is falling into the negative camp. As someone who thoroughly enjoyed the film, I found this episode very painful to listen to as some of the hosts enthusiastically commenced at tearing the movie apart and reveling in their criticisms of it. If you watched the movie and you had some gripes with it, and you’d like to listen to other people’s gripes, then this is the episode for you. As for me, I’m going to refrain from listening to any more TFA discussion on Bombad Radio as it just isn’t enjoyable for me. The negativity far outweighed any positive commentary. While there are legitimate criticisms, it’s not something I want to wallow in for an hour and a half. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Book Review: ‘Before the Awakening’ by Greg Rucka

January 12, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Disney, Lucasfilm, Reviews, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Looking for answers? Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka has them. Find out why Finn can fight with a lightsaber, how Rey learned to fly and why Poe joined the Resistance. All that and more. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Interview with Landry Walker

December 22, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Disney, eBooks, Interview, Lucasfilm, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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As part of the ramp up for the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney-Lucasfilm Press released four eBook short stories written by Landry Q. Walker. Each of the four stories stars an alien side character for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We took the time to interview Landry to get to know more about him, the project, and the stories within. Enjoy!


With Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens being your first Star Wars project, how did it come about?

Landry Walker: I was working at the Sideshow Collectibles office – I do freelance story development for with them with their Court of the Dead property, and I checked my email. The email basically said “Hi. Do you want to work on Star Wars?” And then a bunch of other stuff about the project, I think. I handed the phone over to my comics collaborator Eric Jones who was with me that day and had to have him read the email because I had stopped breathing after that first sentence. Continue Reading Interview with Landry Walker…

Book Review: ‘Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens’

December 15, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Disney, eBooks, Lucasfilm, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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As the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues, Disney-Lucasfilm Press is continuing to prime the pump with a series of eBook short stories featuring alien side characters from the movie. While these stories will be getting a print edition in April, the eBooks are out now for those voracious readers who can’t wait. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

Book Review: ‘Lost Stars’ by Claudia Gray

December 8, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Disney, Lucasfilm, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Disney Lucasfilm Press took some chances with Claudia Gray. A brand new Star Wars author. A 500 page young adult novel. And romance? But hey, some gambles pay off. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

December 3, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Disney, Interview, Marvel, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #44 covers their trip to Rhode Island Comic Con as they geek out on who they met and what the con was like. I have to admit, it was a lot of fun and very entertaining to hear them recount their experience with Oppo Rancisis himself. They also share their thoughts on Star Wars Rebels “Wings of the Master” and The Force Awakens international trailer. Great episode of Star Wars fans sharing their fandom.

Children of the Force: Episode #17 covers the anticipation for the release of The Force Awakens, why now might be a good time to stop reading, and getting tickets. Then they stop for some storytime as the host recounts his experience of waiting in line and seeing The Phantom Menace for its release. This is my first time listening to this podcast and I was very impressed. Not only do they have really good audio quality and nice music cues, but it’s done by a father and his daughter and son which presents a neat perspective as they share and geek out on Star Wars together. Very well done and a great episode. I really enjoy the storytime segment as there were some entertaining stories. I highly recommend giving this one a listen. I’ll definitely be seeking out more episodes to listen to.

Comic Book Noob: Jessica Jones & The Purple Man covers the first appearance of Jessica Jones in the comics as Jewel, her being a C-list character, a member of the Avengers, her run-in and relationship with the Purple Man, his origins and evil nature, both of their powers, and what we know about the upcoming show plus reading recommendations. I really enjoyed this episode as I had no knowledge of either character and they both sounded really interesting. If you plan on watching the show when it comes out, and you need find out more about the characters, this is definitely a good episode to check out. Comic Book Noob continues to not disappoint. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Book Review: ‘Moving Target’ by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry

November 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Disney, Lucasfilm, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry is yet another YA book from Disney-Lucasfilm Press. Featuring illustrations by Phil Noto and framing chapters from The Force Awakens Leia, it’s a great book for new and old readers alike. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Age of Ultron Honest Trailer

October 5, 2015 at 11:26 am | Posted in Disney, Humor, Marvel, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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If I’d done a review of Age of Ultron, this would have been it.  Yep.

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Book Review: ‘Smuggler’s Run’ by Greg Rucka

September 22, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Disney, Lucasfilm, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Amidst the half dozen new Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens novels is Greg Rucka’s Smuggler’s Run. Compared to Aftermath, or Lost Stars for that matter, it’s a slim book at just 183 pages. It’s also being marketed at 8 to 12 year olds. But don’t let the age range or the page count fool you, this is a book worth checking out. Greg Rucka writes this story in a voice that’s on par with any adult Star Wars novel, and while it’s a quick read, it’s fun. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Droid Tales for Labor Day

August 30, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Disney, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television | Leave a comment
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Coming off the recent airing of Star Wars Droid Tales Episode 2, we now know when episode 3 will air: September 7th (Labor Day). It will once again be on Disney XD at 9:00 PM.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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