Podcasts in Review

August 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 86 stars off with the Entertainment Weekly coverage of The Last Jedi as they talk about Chewie and the porgs, the caretakers, the praetorian guards, Canto Bight police, the relationship between Luke and Rey, and the first Jedi temple. Then they dig into their main discussion, Rusty Miller’s Jedi Master Quiz Book. Taking suggestions from listeners, they tackle a bunch of questions from the book to see how well they do.
Porg Count: 14, Runtime: 55 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Brews and Blasters: Episode 130 kicks off with Jaws, the Brews and Blasters following in Brunei, and Chris’ new Star Wars room. Then they get into the EW The Last Jedi Star Wars coverage. They talk porgs, Chewbacca, Boston accents and they try to beat the #PorgCount which leads to a chorus of porgs. Then they get back on topic as they talk about Rey, Luke, the praetorian guards, Snoke, Kylo, Poe, Finn, the new imagery, the Canto Bight police, what will sway Luke to teach Rey, DJ, Poe and Leia’s relationship, and they wrap up with listener emails and an Oppo award.
Porg Count: 84 (2nd Place), Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Children of the Force: Episode 77 starts out with Garindan’s story, then they talk video games, Princeless comic and movie, Rose and Cobalt squadron, images from The Last Jedi, the Canto Bight aliens, and whether Chewie ate a porg. They also talk about the kyber wolf and observations and speculation regarding The Last Jedi. They discuss Kylo’s TIE Silencer, a word from the crawl, the upcoming Luke Skywalker, Leia, Phasma and Canto Bight books, plus they talk Inferno Squad and Star Wars Battlefront II.
Porg Count: 50 (3rd Place), Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Rating: Fun episode
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Around the Web

August 11, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Convention & Event News

  • Boston Comic Con is August 11 to 13 in Boston, MA. Star Wars guests include Joe Corroney, Jim Cummings, Anthony Daniels, Tony Harris, Phil Noto, Adam Hughes, Joe Quinones, Drew Struzan, and Alan Tudyk.
  • Colorado Springs Comic Con is August 25 to 27 in Colorado Springs, CO. Star Wars Guests include Paul Springer, Joonas Suotamo, Spencer Wilding, Billy Dee Williams, Simon J. Williamson and Timothy Zahn.
  • New York Comic Con is October 5 to 8 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Jim Cummings, Kieron Gillen, Mark Hamill, Felicity Jones, Skottie Young and more.

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

Podcasts in Review

August 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with a new format which includes the #PorgCount (number of times any variation of the word “porg” is used). If you like it, or if you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Blast Points: Episode 85 starts out with some discussion of The Last Jedi leaked pics, the new writer for Episode IX, and the new composer of the Han Solo movie. For their main discussion, they talk about John Williams, diving into how he, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas met, the success of the sound track, and then they go through their favorite John Williams songs from each Star Wars film.
Porg Count: 0, Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Bombad Radio: Episode 283 features an interview with voice actor Tom Taylorson, the voice of Scott Ryder in Mass Effect: Andromeda. They talk about Conduit, teaching, Mass Effect: Andromeda, working alongside Fryda Wolff, what the voice sessions were like, the romance scenes, the audio book, audio book contracts, working with Sully (Taserface from Guardians of the Galaxy), the difference between different game companies, and some of the story threads of Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Porg Count: 0, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Great episode

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 79 covers Filoni’s post on the Kanan and Ahsoka conversation, then Dan is joined by guests Steele Saunders and Jeff McGee as they talk porgs, D23, collecting, news and keeping up with Star Wars.
Porg Count: 40 (high score for the #PorgCount), Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes, Rating: Porgtastic Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

August 4, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Lost Stars by Claudia Gray is now out in paperback.
  • Urban Enemies came out this week and features short stories by several authors including Kevin Hearne.
  • Also out this week is The Dark Tower: The Art of the Film by Daniel Wallace.
  • A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp came out in mass market paperback this week.
  • John Jackson Miller will be contributing a story for the upcoming fantasy anthology Kingdoms Fall which will be out next year from Cohesion Press. The anthology will also include stories by Kevin J. Anderson and David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton).

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

August 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 84 is more Droids coverage as they do a commentary for Treasure of the Hidden Planet. The voices for the characters in these episodes are ridiculously entertaining. Fun episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 129 starts with underwear, pizza and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. From Hammerheads to fighting robots, Joe and Chris ponder on the possibilities of how in universe and immersive the Star Wars theme park will be. They also touch on J.W. Rinzler’s blog being taken down, and dive into toys with new toy reveals, SDCC figures and other news. Good episode.

Children of the Force: Reaction Corps – Behind the Scenes of The Last Jedi covers the behind the scenes trailer from D23 as they go through it and discuss. The kids’ reaction to the porgs is priceless. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

July 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 83 starts with news as they talk about Han Solo pics, the underwater X-wing, the prop display at San Diego Comic Con, other SDCC news, then they roll dice to pick which Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes they’ll discuss, which turns out to be season four’s “Kidnapped” and season five’s “Test of Strength.” Good episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 125 is their commentary on the Droids cartoon tv movie “The Great Heep.”

Brews and Blasters: Episode 127 starts with their Shark Tank pitch for the Oppo lifestyle. They they talk Grieco, Black Series figures, Force Friday planning, iTunes reviews and listener feedback. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

July 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, SDCC, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Entertainment Weekly has an article diving deeper into the upcoming books that are part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus they reveal a new book called Star Wars: Canto Bight which will feature four stories by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant and John Jackson Miller. Each story will focus on the creatures from the casino world of Canto Bight and will be out on December 5th.

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Podcasts in Review

July 20, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 80 starts off with the news, the George Lucas museum approval, autograph issue, D23, and Forces of Destiny. Then they discuss the game Rebel Assault 2 which leads to a very fun discussion. Great episode.

Blast Points: Episode 82 covers the D23 news on Star Wars land, then they digest the behind the scenes sizzler trailer for The Last Jedi. There’s lots of Star Wars love in this discussion, and a little lunacy as they go crazy for the new aliens, lobsters and sizzler references. Great episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 75 features guest hosts Randy Therio and Jay Krebs as they talk teaching with Star Wars and Forces of Destiny. Jason Ward also joins them to weigh in on the Forces of Destiny discussion. They also talk about the Star Wars card game and table top games with Tom, and SDCC Star Wars exclusives. Capping the episode off, Dan has some audio from a conversation he had with Jason and Jimmy Mac at Star Wars Celebration. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

July 14, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Del Rey, IDW, Marvel, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Some updates on the upcoming short story collection From a Certain Point of View: we now know some of the characters certain authors will be covering.

Meg Cabot = Aunt Beru
Nnedi Okorafor = the Dianoga
Cavan Scott = Obi-Wan Kenobi

Cavan actually wrote up a blog post for the reveal which includes the name of his short story.

  • If you’re heading to SDCC and plan on picking up the Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad convention edition, Unbound Worlds has all the details.
  • Zomnibus by Kevin J. Anderson is out and collects the first Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novel Death Warmed over with all of the short stories from the Working Stiff collection. If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, this would be a great way to jump in. They’re pretty fun. The next book coming out in the series will be entitled Tastes Like Chicken.
  • In other KJA news, Tales of Dune – The Expanded Edition is now out and includes all of the published Dune short stories by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
  • The cover for Kevin Hearne‘s Scourged has been revealed.

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Podcasts in Review

July 13, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 81 covers Forces of Destiny, the cancellation of the making of Rogue One book, then they celebrate Ben Burtt. They talk about how he got into movies and the sounds of films, lots of facts and trivia, and their favorite Star Wars sounds. Fun episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 126 kicks off with corn starch, winery tours, Star Wars conversations and 4th of July celebrations. Then they get into Forces of Destiny as they watch the first three episodes and provide commentary, and they wrap up with need’em got’em on the S.H. Figuarts Return of the Jedi Luke and the Black Series Royal Guard. Fun episode.

Children of the Force: Episode 75 covers what they’re reading, accents, Hamilton, Star Wars news, the Han Solo directors being fired, Ron Howard being hired, Inferno Squad news, a new joke, and they ponder what story from A New Hope would they tell. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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