Why is Luke Scared?

October 11, 2017 at 9:48 am | Posted in Episode VIII, Ewok Corner, Movies, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

“I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.”

Those words from Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi trailer are haunting. In a time of such great chaos against a threat like the First Order, we are all expecting Luke to be our bedrock. He’s the Jedi who brought his father back to the light, helped kill the Emperor, and saved the galaxy. Now he’s the last Jedi, and he’s scared. But why? Continue Reading Why is Luke Scared?…

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Ewok Corner: The Mystery of Rey’s Parents

January 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, there are spoilers below.

Rey Skywalker or Rey Fill-in-the-Blank?

Most people’s initial reactions on seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens is that Rey is Luke’s daughter. She’s strong in the Force. She’s the main character. She has to be Luke’s daughter, right? But given the details in the film, that might not be the case.

So why isn’t Rey Luke’s kid? First off, when Luke is mentioned to her, she replies that isn’t he a myth? Thus if Luke is her father, she doesn’t know it. We know Rey is waiting for her family to return. That in itself is an interesting line in the movie as it implies Rey might have more than a mother and father that left her. The other detail we have to work with is her Force vision of being left on Jakku. She was very very young at the time, and she was left with the alien junk dealer, Unkar Plutt. This begs the question why Luke would leave his daughter to some thug on Jakku who rations out food for junk? We know Luke left because one of his students turned to the dark side and wiped out his fledgling Jedi academy. Surely if Luke had a kid, Han and Leia would know. Continue Reading Ewok Corner: The Mystery of Rey’s Parents…

Ewok Corner: A Menagerie of Meaningless Characters

December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment

For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, mild spoilers below.

The Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens included a swath of stories featuring characters from the film. While I suspected these characters would have small background roles, some of them are so miniscule that it’s a game in itself to spot them.

Where in the world is Constable Zuvio? Continue Reading Ewok Corner: A Menagerie of Meaningless Characters…

Ewok Corner: Thinking Outside the Box

May 8, 2015 at 1:01 am | Posted in Books, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Thinking Outside the Box: Kemp and Lords of the Sith

While Lords of the Sith is an action filled Vader and Palpatine adventure, it does some things that make it stand apart from other Star Wars novels. It has nothing to do with grandiose, ambitious plots or wicked twist endings, but in taking a different spin on characters. In Lords of the Sith, Kemp takes three original characters—Isval, Belkor and Moff Mors—and adds an element to each that makes them rather unique. While Vader and Palpatine may be the stars of the book, and they certainly take up all the cover space, they’re actually not the characters that left me pondering at the end of the story. The real enigmas are the supporting cast.

Now before I go any further, let me warn you that I’m going into full blown spoiler territory. Don’t read this if you haven’t read the book and don’t want it spoiled. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at Belkor. Continue Reading Ewok Corner: Thinking Outside the Box…

Ewok Corner: The State of the EU

April 9, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Marvel, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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Ewok_Corner_smallThe State of the EU

According to Disney, the old Star Wars Expanded Universe, the vast wealth of stories, comics and novels, are all a part of Legends now. Moving forward, books and comics are a part of canon. So far we have seen Del Rey and Marvel both take their their first steps in the realm of canon with A New Dawn, Star Wars, Tarkin, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Heir to the Jedi and Kanan: The Last Padawan. These tentative first steps have tread lightly on the expanded universe we used to know. However, this Fall, that will all change with the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It was first announced on EW.com and followed up by further announcements on StarWars.com that the lead up to the release of The Force Awakens would be preceded by over 20 new books. From sticker books for kids to a new adult novel from Del Rey, the publishing lineup is all a part of their Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens campaign. Among those involved are Marvel, Del Rey, DK Books, Studio Fun International, Egmont UK, Topps, Phoenix International Publications, Disney-Lucasfilm Press and Disney Publishing Worldwide.

At first, book lovers rejoiced at the initial announcement, “Twenty new books!” Then reality and the details dawned on us. Yes, 20 new books, but really it’s just two new Marvel comics and one new Star Wars novel with a few extra young reader stories that may or may not be of interest to adult readers. I don’t think there are too many people excited by new sticker books or look and find books.

So, what does Aftermath have in store for us? What will it mean for Star Wars readers? And how will it affect Legends? Continue Reading Ewok Corner: The State of the EU…

Marvel vs Dark Horse: Omnibuses

July 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Marvel, Opinion, Star Wars | 1 Comment

a-long-time-ago-volume-1As a fan of the Dark Horse Comics omnibuses, I was a little surprised to see the price point on the newly announced Marvel Star Wars omnibus. A $125 is a big chunk of change when compared to the $25 price tags on Dark Horse’s omnibuses. Checking around on Amazon, it seems this is a normal MSRP for Marvel’s omnibus collections, though they typically get a discount that puts them at $85 to $90. That’s still pretty high in comparison to Dark Horse. So where does the extra cost come in?

Size. Continue Reading Marvel vs Dark Horse: Omnibuses…

JJ Abrams and the Quest for Canon

January 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Disney, Episode VII, JJ Abrams, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Opinion, Sequel Trilogy, Speculation, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars, Video Games | 1 Comment

jjYesterday Leland Chee Tweeted that the Story Group at Lucasfilm has full control on what is and isn’t canon in the Star Wars Universe.  That in and of itself has spawned a plethora of stories across the interwebs today.  But I’m going to take you farther down the rabbit hole, I’m going to show how what Leland Tweeted yesterday opens up a whole new can of worms.

Continue Reading JJ Abrams and the Quest for Canon…

Roqoo Depot’s Best of 2013

December 23, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Movies, Opinion, Reviews, Star Wars, Television | 1 Comment

It’s been a heck of a year for Star Wars fans. The cancelling of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a constant flow of rumors for Star Wars Episode VII, and the impending release for Star Wars Rebels and TCW bonus content. For Star Wars readers, there’s certainly been no shortage of books to choose from. As this year wraps up, we here at Roqoo Depot present our look back at the best of 2013, be it Star Wars books or non-Star Wars books, television or movies. Here’s the best of what saw and read.

Best Star Wars Book of 2013

Nominees… Continue Reading Roqoo Depot’s Best of 2013…

Empire and Rebellion: The New Big Three

September 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Opinion, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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Del Rey and Lucasbooks is set to recapture the imaginations of fans with their new Star Wars series Empire and Rebellion. Starring the three most famous characters from the franchise—Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia—each book is set during the familiar era of the original movies. With new Star Wars movies on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to tell stories focusing on the classic characters, a theme sure to appeal to new and old readers alike. Yet the series has been placed in the hands of four authors new to Star Wars: Martha Wells, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (aka James S.A. Corey), and Kevin Hearne. The big question is, what can readers expect? Continue Reading Empire and Rebellion: The New Big Three…

Teaser Poster for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

July 9, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Disney, Entertainment, Movies, News, Opinion, scifi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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iyrhujMarvel has released the first teaser poster for the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is said to be more of a sequel to The Avengers itself than Iron Man 3 and the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, have been. The Marvel sequel is reportedly introducing The Falcon and Agent 13 into their Cinematic World, and features Captain America and the Black Widow teaming up to confront The Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stan in the first Captain America film.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Cobie Smulders, Robert Redford, Anthony Mackie, and Samuel L Jackson. It is due out on April 4th, 2014.

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