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December 8, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Episode VIII, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Comic Book News

Fandom News

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Podcasts in Review

December 7, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 106 kicks off with Joe’s new TIE pilot costume. As of this month, the 501st Legion is at over 11,000 members and 22,000 costumes. They go over Star Wars news, the Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy, charity events and troop reports.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 41 minutes, Rating: Good

Bombad Radio: Episode 293 features an interview with Nathalie Cox. Jeremiah and Kaela talk with Nathalie about a bunch of stuff. They start out with some general chit chat, then they get into what she’s been working on, Formula One game, working with green screen and motion capture, acting not pretending, and UK spelling. Fun interview.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 56 minute, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 146 starts with BB-8 gumballs, global shout outs, Batuu info, excitement for The Last Jedi, crystal fox info, TV spots, and the EW article on Snoke. They wrap up with toys as they do need’em got’em and cover the Amazon exclusive First Order stormtrooper and Praetorian guard, the Star Wars Battlefront figure, and Force ghost Obi-Wan.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 9 minutes, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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December 1, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Episode VIII, Events, Movies, 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

  • StarWars.com has another excerpt from the upcoming Canto Bight novel.
  • Tastes Like Chicken by Kevin J. Anderson is out today and it’s the latest novel in his Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series. You can read the first chapter for free here.
  • The manga for Lost Stars Vol. 1 is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Note this is an English translation.
  • Easton Press is putting out a leather bound volume of Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia. Fair warning, though, it has a steep price tag.
  • Studio Fun posted an interview with author Jason Fry covering some of his upcoming Star Wars books.
  • Star Wars: The Rebel Files Deluxe Edition by Daniel Wallace is out. Pre-orders are also up for just the hardcover version (July 2018).

Comic Book News

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Podcasts in Review

November 30, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 101 starts out with a little discussion of Thanksgiving, then they delve into the TV spots for The Last Jedi, all fourteen of them. They also touch on the international TV spots, the new magazine covers and articles, and the Disney park updates. Then it’s the main discussion – Ric Ollie. They talk about the other movies Ralph Brown (the actor who played Ric) has been in, they go over every line of dialog by Ric Ollie from The Phantom Menace, and they wrap up with listener feedback. I have to admit, I really like the character focused episodes as they are a lot of fun.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 145 kicks off with their recap of Rhode Island Comic Con. They talk about meeting Dolph Lundgren, the Blood Sport guy, Steve Blum, Newbacca, Andy Serkis, and Evil Lyn. Afterwards they talk news and get into some speculation on the Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 23 minutes, Rating: Fun

DorkLair: Episode 15 covers the new S.H. Figuarts figures that have been revealed, Vader and Luke, plus some more tips on where to get the figures and perhaps who to stay away from. Then they review the phase two Clone trooper.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 46 minutes, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

November 23, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Blast Points Podcast: Episode 99 starts with the Rian Johnson trilogy news, the live action TV show news, and they discuss what could be next for animated shows. Their main topic is the old Star Wars fan film Hardware Wars which was one of the most profitable films ever made at that time. They talk about how it came about, who was in it, how it was released, how it ties into Poggle the Lesser, and they watch it and provide a commentary.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 100 celebrates their 100th episode by watching all six Star Wars movies at once via the overlay video which, if you haven’t checked it out, is pretty bizarre and awesome. They sort of do a commentary for it, while also tackling listener emails and voice mails. At over 2 hours, it’s a lot of fun in one episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 2 hours 26 minutes, Rating: Fun

Bombad Radio: Episode 290 features an interview with author and game writer Jeff Grubb. Jeremiah talks with Jeff about the differences in writing for different worlds and franchises, short stories vs novels vs comics, working with artists, his Forgotten Realms comics, writing for video games and the team effort, Guild Wars, PVP, PVE, text and socializing, the various aspects of gaming, the different types of writers in games now, planing out voices, amount of material you’re given to work with, and roleplaying books. Nice interview and a very interesting conversation that includes a lot of game designing stories.

Podcast Network: Bombad RadioRuntime: 1 hour 1 minute, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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November 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

For more events, check Star Wars Actor Appearances. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

November 16, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

8 For VIII: Episode VIII covers Kylo and redemption, Rey falling to the dark side, directions Rian Johnson can go and other speculation.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 14 minutes, Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 95 is an older episode, but I’ve finally finished From A Certain Point of View so I came back to it. They start out with news (The Last Jedi and trailer observations), then they go through every story in From A Certain Point of View with a summary and a rating. It’s not super spoilery, but it’s a little spoilery so I’d recommend checking it out after you’ve read the book. The discussion will probably resonate with you more if you read the book first. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes, Rating: Great

DorkLair: Episode #13 starts with a little bit of discussion about the Praetorian guards and what their role in The Last Jedi might be. Then they review the S.H. Figuarts figure pack of the First Order Executioner, Resistance BB droid 2BB-2 and the Praetorian Guard. They cover the pros and cons of each, and this one in particular would be worth checking out before buying the figures as there are some issues with them.

Podcast Network: RetroZap, Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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November 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, News, Random House, Regular Feature, 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

  • StarWars.com has an exclusive excerpt from Star Wars: Canto Bight which will be out December 5th.
  • Random House is offering a free Canto Bight pin for those who pre-order the book. Just follow the following link for details.
  • And there’s an update on the upcoming DK book Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. We now know the author – Landry Q. Walker. The release date is still set for April 3, 2018. Here’s the new description for the book via edelweiss.

The definitive guide to the vehicles from a galaxy far, far away…Learn all about your favorite Star Wars(TM) vehicles, from the A-wing to the Y-wing.

Don’t know your X-wing from your Y-wing? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? Look no further than the Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. From the swamps of Kashyyyk to the deserts of Jakku, from inner-city Coruscant to the vastness of hyperspace, this new Star Wars book will show you the right craft for the job. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end.

This encyclopedia features more than 200 weird and wonderful vehicles from the world of Star Wars, including ships and vehicles from the entire saga of movies as well as the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. One vehicle is explored in detail on each page, so there’s something new even for die-hard fans. All the technology behind the vehicles such as repulsorlift craft and hyperspeed is fully explored.

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Podcasts in Review

November 9, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

8 For VIII: Episode I covers Snoke. In this series of special episodes for Talk Star Wars VIP’s, Marc focuses on a specific character or topic all related to The Last Jedi. The character episodes cover what we know about the characters and what may be in store for them in the upcoming film. This one in particular touches on the possibility of the Snoke/Kylo relationship being an alternate take on the Palpatine/Anakin relationship.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 12 minutes, Rating: Good

8 For VIII: Episode II covers Kylo Ren with some speculation on what might have happened to Kylo to lead him down the path he is on.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 12 minutes, Rating: Good

8 For VIII: Episode III focuses on Leia and covers the idea of her being exiled.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 12 minutes, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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November 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, 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

Convention & Event News

  • Timothy Zahn will be in Lucca, Italy at Lucca Comics and Games from November 1 to 5th.

For more events, check Star Wars Actor Appearances. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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