Podcasts in Review

April 6, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 26 is the audio from their panel at Oak City Comicon. The panel features Stephen, Swara and Nick Dicolandrea from Coffee With Kenobi as they talk real world politics and how politicians have tried to use Star Wars to their advantage. Interesting episode. Audio is pretty good, too.

Blast Points: Interview with Joe Corroney and Brian Miller is a great conversation with both Star Wars artists as they talk about their Celebration prints, the ideas behind them, their art styles and their love of Star Wars.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 114 features Joe and Chris as they touch on Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns,” they get on to Pineapple Express, then head into Celebration. Joe reveals his Denis Lawson plan, they rundown the schedule, what they’re podcast stage plans would have been, then they circle back to “Twin Suns” and carry on into “Zero Hour.” They give a quick recap of Star Wars Rebels season 3, then get into need’em got’em, Star Wars Monopoly, and listener emails. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, 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.

Art New

  • Dave Dorman had a nice update for his Star Wars fans, “Because I am not going to SW Celebration this year, I don’t want my fans, old and new, to miss out on any Dorman SW prints. So for one week prior to Celebration, I will have a sale on my SW artist proofs. This will probably run from April 4-12. Keep it tuned here on FB for more as we get closer. I am working on a new small oil painting of DARTH MAUL. I will have that to show and sell towards the end of the week.” You can watch Dave paint Darth Maul right here.

Book News

  • Author Jason Fry has posted part 1 and part 2 of his author notes for Imperial Justice.
  • Update from author Paul S. Kemp via Facebook, “In vague writing news, finished a novel outline and am now pondering a short story for a cool antho.” That novel outline may or may not be related to the tie-in novel he mentioned he was working on in his January reddit AMA.

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Podcasts in Review

February 9, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, 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 106 covers a lot of topics, from Bravestar to Bucky O’Hare and the discovery that Bor Gullet might be in Jabba’s Palace. Tons of fun as always with some extra retro tv discussion in this one.

Children of the Force: Episode 59 covers The Last Jedi, book news, Jedha religions and they get into some real world politics.

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics: Episode 12 starts out with Randy Martinez talking about Star Wars Celebration, then they review Marvel Star Wars #12. Randy clarifies the roles of an inker and penciller, they talk about Luke and his red lightsaber, the visuals and dialog that stands out for better or worse, and they try and draw some Rogue One connections. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

February 2, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 100 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Legion. They reach back into their archives to play a little of the opening for their first podcast episode, recount that in 2003 they had 3,000 costumes and now they’re over 10,000. They go over the news of the Episode VIII title The Last Jedi, the latest news on the Lucas museum, and they go over mission reports with some excellent examples of the good they do. Plus Dr. Evazan promotes the 501st Bash for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Good episode.

Blast Points: Episode 57 kicks off with some news discussion. They cover Woody Harrelson on his Garris Shrike comment, Episode VIII costumes, and some highlights on the Rogue One secrets on The Star Wars Show. Their main topic is the Whills. They talk about everything we’ve been told about them, and the speculate on the connections from convories to the first Jedi Temple. Plus they get into listener emails. Good episode.

Blast Points: Episode 58 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the special edition of A New Hope. But first Gabe talks about his recent trip to Universal Studios and talking to E.T. about his Jedi training. They share their thoughts on The Last Jedi, then they get into their main discussion. Jason talks about seeing it 17 times in two days, and in general, they share the love. Great episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

January 26, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, 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: Viggo Mortensen interview is a good one. Viggo talks about his parents, his childhood, being born in Manhattan but raised in Argentina, returning to America, the influence of his mother’s love in movies, how he eventually got into acting, his early roles and missed opportunities like Platoon, and of course filming Lord of the Rings. They also cover his latest film Captain Fantastic. Great interview and one you don’t want to miss.

Awards Chatter: Ryan Reynolds interview is pretty neat as it details the long journey that eventually led to the Deadpool movie. He talks about going from Canada and kid’s soap operas to Hollywood and films. I had no idea how deeply invested Ryan was in the idea of a Deadpool movie, nor did I realize that he wrote the script and had shopped it around for years in trying to get the film made. If you’re a Deadpool fan, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. And even if you’re not, Ryan talks about the various films he’s worked on, going from smaller films to big films, and what happened with Green Lantern.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 21 dives into politics with cabinet news, Mark Hamill reading Trump quotes in Joker voice, and they’re joined by guest Dennis Keithly from Starships Sabers and Scoundrels as they discuss the Separatists. The audio is a little tinny in this episode but the discussion on the Separatists is pretty good. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

January 19, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 047 features guest Nic Anastassiou as they talk Rogue One. Nic shares a lot of thoughts on the film and provides comparisons to his time on Star Wars: The Clone Wars covering effects, editing and more.

Awards Chatter: Vince Vaughn episode features a nice interview as Vince talks about his childhood, starting out in drama, moving to comedy, booking jobs, and go back to drama. He touches on films like Swingers, Dodgeball, The Break Up, his latest movie Hacksaw Ridge and the tv series True Detective.

Blast Points: Episode 56 starts out with Donnie Yen playing the piano for a Rogue One music video, then they cover Episode VIII news, Disney’s Galactic Nights, and then head into their main discussion which covers their favorite 90’s Star Wars toy commercials. It’s a blast from the past and a fun one. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

January 13, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, 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

Comic News

  • EW has a first look at the upcoming Rogue One comic adaptation that Marvel will be doing as well as an interview with the writer, Jody Houser. Emilio Laiso will be handling the interior art. Thankfully, it sounds like this adaptation will be adding lots of new stuff unlike The Force Awakens adaptation.

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Podcasts in Review

January 5, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Ausfans Radio: Bonus Episode Rogus Spoilerus Maximus is a nice, casual, laid back conversation about Rogue One between Alan and guest Davis Grayson (Fandom Podcast Network). It’s also a shorter episode at just 22 minutes.

Ausfans Radio: Bonus Rogue One Spoiler Review gives a summary of the film and Alan’s opinions. This one is also a short episode at just 12 minutes.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 19 begins with guest Joseph Tavano as they talk about how Retrozap started, white supremacists boycotting Rogue One, Bob Iger joining an advisory committee for Donald Trump, Adam Driver’s comments on Kylo Ren being a terrorist, and comparing the First Order to real world entities. Then they talk with guest Brittany Hunter about the factions of the Rebellion in Rogue One as they look at American history with the likes of John Adams and Samuel Adams. They get into the middle east, terrorist groups, Arab Spring, the Death Star and different types of rebels. It’s a very intriguing conversation. Great stuff. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

December 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Lots of Rogue One discussion episodes, some better than others.

Assembly of Geeks: Rogue One Reviews starts with some discussion on Gotham City Sirens and a Deadshot movie, then they move into their reviews of Rogue One with guest Dan Zehr (Coffee With Kenobi). While there’s no love for Bor Gullet or Saw, they do discuss the things they liked as well as the things they didn’t like, what they wanted, the CGI, possible plot holes and ranking it.

Bantha Fodder: Episode 15 is a Christmas special as they do their own version of “Twas A Night Before Christmas” but Rogue One themed. Worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 264 features James, Jeremiah, Jason and author Adam Bray as they talk Rogue One including expectations, the things they liked, disliked and listener feedback. Good episode. Note there’s more listener reviews at the end of the episode so when the main discussion ends and you hear someone else speaking, that’s what’s going on. It threw me off guard at first as I though maybe a different podcast had started playing, but it’s just a listener review. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

December 23, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Convention & Event News

StarWars.com has a first look at the badge artwork for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Plus it has been revealed that Warwick Davis, Amy Ratcliffe and David Collins will be the stage hosts. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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