Podcasts in Review

February 11, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: *NEW PODCAST* hosted by Matthew Rushing and John Mills who you might both recognize from Trek.fm podcasts. Episode 001 tackles the viewing order for the Star Wars films…kind of. It’s not much of a discussion since they both agree the proper viewing order is Episode I through VII and they don’t really get into the pro’s and con’s of the other viewing orders. Instead they mostly justify why they should be watched I through VII, they talk a little about the serial nature of the films, what it would be like to watch all the lightsaber fights including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and whether The Force Awakens can standalone by itself. Certainly a topic for fertile ground, especially now that The Force Awakens is in the mix, but they only scratched the surface. Still worth a listen as there’s great audio quality and good hosts involved.

Bombad Radio: Episode 223 features another outstanding voice actor interview, this time with David Wald. Dave talks about how he went from Jazz in college to acting and voice acting, the intricacies of anime dubbing, his first exposure to anime, and why they sometimes redub old titles. He also talks about Halo Legends, his most challenging voice, working on Ghost in the Shell, cross-over from stage work to voice acting and vice versa, and more. Fascinating interview and worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 224 features a great interview with voice actress Debi Derryberry. Debi talks about how she got her last name, working with different directors like Miyazaki, voice acting and recognition, her singing career, being a body double, how she got into voice over, working on Free Willy and her upcoming projects. Debi has some very interesting stories to tell, and I hope she’ll be on again as I’d like to hear some more about her voice acting work for various cartoons and animated films as it isn’t until the end of the show that I realized she’s the voice of Jimmy Neutron. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

February 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Her Universe, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Awards Chatter: William Shatner episode features an excellent interview with Captain Kirk himself. It’s also a very easy going conversation that reveals a lot about who William Shatner really is and what he’s really like. He even talks a little about Star Wars, admitting he’s a fan and that when on social media, he just likes poking fun. I highly recommend this one and it gets my pick of the week.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 53 covers the Star Wars Rebels season two midseason trailer, toy finds, news, crazy fan theories, an episode review for Star Wars Rebels “A Princess on Lothal”, an interesting find that in one of the junior novelizations Luke uses the dark side which is now canon…maybe? And they talk about a guy who wiped out the toy aisles by buying all the figures, literally. That and lots of other fun Star Wars discussion in this episode.

Class Marvel Star Wars Comics (Skywalking Through Neverland): Episode 2 covers issue #7. Sarah, Richard and artist Randy Martinez break down the comics, their likes and dislikes, and some special attention for Crimson Jack. It’s a fun and funny episode and I love what they’re doing. Splitting off the Marvel comic reviews into their own standalone episodes works great and gives them plenty of time and space to cover the comics in all their glory. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

January 21, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

The 602 Club: Episode S15 gets off to an odd starts as they criticize The Force Awakens for not having enough world building and they question why the books didn’t come out sooner. They speculate on the delays for Aftermath: Life Debt and Bloodlines, they go on about the importance of ancillary material, and finally they get to the main topic of the show, Greg Rucka’s book Before the Awakening. They cover each of the three stories, what they did and didn’t like, how the stories rank with each other, and overall they each give it a big thumb’s up. With the literary focus in this one, it’s definitely worth a listen for book fans.

Assembly of Geeks: Finding Rey When the Force Awakens episode starts with what they did for New Year’s and their Christmas gifts. They talk Peggy Carter, Guillermo Del Toro and Voltron, adding Rey to Monopoly and other Hasbro missteps, and their thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Good episode.

BNN (Bombad Radio): Episode 1.18.16 covers the news for the week including celebrity deaths, top selling games, Fantastic 4 comics, Bioware and Mass Effect, Rogue One news, potential Han Solo actors, the possibility of a Vader appearance, and KOTOR creeping into canon. Again, good burst of news and a worthwhile podcast for your playlists. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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…

Podcasts in Review

December 17, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

The 602 Club: Episode S12 covers the ebook novella The Perfect Weapon by Delilah S. Dawson. This one does delve into fun spoilers, but it’s an excellent discussion for those who have already read the story. They dive into the characters, the story elements, a possible Kylo Ren connection, what’s in the box, and an interesting parallel between Bazine and the Jedi.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #46 features a fansite group interview with Star Wars Rebels voice actress Vanessa Marshall. It’s a fun interview and worth a listen.

Coffee With Kenobi: Walt Disney World Meet Up episode takes place at Disney World as Dan, Aaron and Sandra talk about Star Wars with fellow fans, announce that Aaron will be taking over Rebels Reactions, and they do the five questions. It’s fun with fans and a nice listen. Afterwards they also have an interview with voice actress Ashley Eckstein which is a great way to cap off the episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

December 11, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys, Trailer | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Comic News

  • CBR has a preview for Darth Vader Annual #1.
  • Edelweiss has some updates on far out Marvel Star Wars TPB’s.

Vader Down – April 19, 2016, $19.99, TPB, 136 pages, collects Vader Down #1, Star Wars #13-14, Darth Vader #13-15
Droids & Ewoks Omnibus
– June 14, 2016, $100, Hardcover, 536 pages, collects Ewoks #1-4, Droids #1-8 and Ewoks UK Annual 1989
Obi-Wan and Anakin
– July 19, 2016, $15.99, TPB, 112 pages, collects Obi-Wan and Anakin #1-5
Star Wars Vol. 3
– August 16, 2016, $19.99, TPB, 136 pages, collects Star Wars #15-20
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol. 1
– July 5, 2016, $39.99, TPB, 504 pages, collects Star Wars: Empire #7, 14, 16-18, Star Wars: Vader’s Quest #1-4 and Star Wars (2013) #1-12
Kanan Vol. 2: First Blood
– May 3, 2016, $17.99, TPB, 136 pages, collects Kanan #7-12
Darth Vader Vol. 3
– August 9, 2016, $16.99, TPB, 120 pages, collects Darth Vader Annual #1 and Darth Vader #16-19

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Around the Web

December 4, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, eBooks, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Trailer | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. Today is also the sixth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day.

Book News

Comic News

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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…

Podcasts in Review

November 26, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 216 features an interview with voice actress Abby Craden covering her work in Guild Wars, Star Wars: The Old Republic and the expansion Uprising, as well as the challenges and experiences she’s face in the field of voice acting, working from home versus a studio, and the difficulties with pronunciations. Bombad Radio interviews a lot of voice actors, to the point that it’s almost become their niche, and as such, they’re pretty good at it. It’s worth a listen if you’re interested in that field.

Bombad Radio: Episode 213 features an interview with voice actor Quinton Flynn who talks about voicing Johnny Quest, Raiden for Metal Gear Solid, Axel in Kingdom of Hearts, Timon in the Timon and Pumba, and more. It’s a pretty good interview. Flynn keeps it fun, does some voices, and covers a lot of territory.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #7 is their film commentary for Battle for Endor. As an Ewok fan, I couldn’t resist digging back in the archives to listen to this one. Roll out the kill wagons! Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

November 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Del Rey, Episode VII, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

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