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May 11, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • This Fall there will be a series of younger reader books being released for a “Flight of the Falcon” series. StarWars.com has the details.
  • “Flight of the Falcon” includes Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure by Cavan Scott and Elsa Charretier. StarWars.com has an interview with them and some images from the book.

Comic News

  • Gary Whitta tweeted some images from his upcoming comic The Last Jedi #2.

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Podcasts in Review

May 10, 2018 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 Podcast: Episode 122 they talk about May 4th, news, Star Wars Resistance, new Forces of Destiny, fun little discussion there, then they talk Solo, the worm thing, Ron Howard on The Star Wars Show, Donald Glover touring the Falcon, Chewie’s theme, and the 360 video. Their main discussion covers the 1983 Atari Star Wars: The Arcade Game. They talk about the history of the game, Lucasfilm’s feedback on the game, George playing it, and their thoughts on it. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 57 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 166 they celebrate May 4th, they talk Solo, Dryden Vos, Jabba, and they go over listener emails and voice mails which is the bulk of the episode. This leads a range of topics, from midichlorian counts at the hospital to the closing of Toys R Us. Great episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 2 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Great

Comic Book Noob: Jonah Hex features just Matt and Scott as they talk about the Jonah Hex comics, how it started, the comic history, the character’s origin, and showing up in the Legends of Tomorrow TV show. Very informative.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 30 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Scott, and Matt, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Ewok Hacker

May 4, 2018 at 6:14 am | Posted in Ewok Corner, Opinion, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment

With each new Star Wars story, be it a film, comic or novel, there’s always something for fans to debate about. In Del Rey’s latest Star Wars novel, Last Shot, there’s a very interesting character that joins Han and Lando on their adventure to hunt down a mysterious Pa’un gangster. That character is an Ewok. Continue Reading The Ewok Hacker…

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May 4, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Art News

  • Mondo is offering two Mike Mitchell Star Wars portraits in honor of May the 4th. One features a sandtrooper and the other Nien Nunb. Both are going for $60 each.

Book News

  • Author Beth Revis revealed the new paperback cover for Rebel Rising.

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Podcasts in Review

May 3, 2018 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.

501stCast Minicast: Behind the Bucket Episode 1 is a new thing the 501stCast is doing that features a guest trooper from the 501st Legion as they talk to them about what it’s like being a member of the 501st and trooping in costume. This debut episode features Jeffrey SL-11907 who is a TIE Pilot. Jeff talks about being a member of the New England Garrison, the costume he did, making it, his other costumes, and the challenges of being blind and trooping in the 501st Legion. I have to admit, that’s pretty incredible. They talk about trooping with disabilities, his 1st hospital visit event, and why he joined. Great story and a great episode. Definitely worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Nicky, Rating: Great

Beltway Banthas: Episode 55 starts off with some real world news discussion, then they talk Palpatine. They go over his background, his accomplishments, how he became the senate in a democratic government structure, his political career, and the importance of term limits. Then they dip back into real world politics, talk about a convention that was cancelled and was possibly a scam, and the Bloomberg Chick-fil-A article. Interesting discussions.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 19 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, and Swara, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 121 features guest Tom Spina. They talk with him about the mold of Peter Cushing’s face which was used in Rogue One, how he got into the business, his work on Sesame Street, getting into masks, restoring masks, getting to know Pablo Hidalgo, the Richard Pryor Show cantina aliens, Jabba’s palace, the Lucasfilm archives, Regal Robot’s May 4th plans, some rapid fire Star Wars questions, and even a little music discussion. Great episode, lots of fun, and Tom share’s a lot of great stories.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

April 26, 2018 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 Podcast: Episode 120 is the usual fun as they talk Solo, Motley Crue, the new Solo TV spots, and the Empire photos. Then they talk The Force Awakens as they travel back in time to recall the hype, the trailers, the leaked concept art, things that were leaked or revealed that weren’t in the movie, and wild rumors. It’s a fun trip down memory lane.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 54 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 119 Dan talks with Mark Von Ohlen and Lacey Gilleran about Topps cards, Solo, Denny’s cards, working with actors for autographs, Mark shares a shirtless Adam Driver story, and then they go over comic news, magazine news, and game news. Afterwrds, Dan previews two new podcasts he’ll be on. One is a clip of him, Tom and Cory talking about Solo which is from their new weekly Patreon show, and the other one features Dan and Jim Hill in a podcast called Looking At Lucafilm. The audio quality for Mark and Lacey isn’t the best as Mark has some background noise and Lacey is calling over a phone from the sound of it. Not too bad though.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi, Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Excellent, Host: Dan Z, Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: The Black Order is hosted by just Regina and Scott, but they do a great job of going over Thanos’ minions, The Black Order. They talk about Corvis Glave, Proxima Midnight, Kull Obsidian/Black Dwarf, Ebony Maw and Super Giant. They go over the powers, personalities and stories for each. Lots of great info. Excellent primer for Infinity War, and, given the timing, I’m making this one my Pick of the Week.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 27 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Scott, and Regina, Rating: Pick of the Week Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

April 19, 2018 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.

501stCast: Episode 109 covers garrison news, troop reports, and they talk about Solo.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 45 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, Marcus, and Nicky, Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 119 they talk Solo, the Denny’s Solo promotion, the Denny’s Solo commercial, Therm Scissorpunch, and then they get to their main discussion – puppet Yoda. They start with The Empire Strikes Back, the development of Yoda, the idea of using a monkey in a suit, who was involved, the sculpt, the puppet, the puppeteers, Deep Roy’s work as Yoda, the voice of Yoda, the Return of the Jedi puppet, and The Phantom Menace puppet.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 164 covers Garry Whitta working on The Last Starfighter, Rian Johnson and the new Star Wars trilogy, Solo toy hunting, and they dive into a discussion on the Solo figures that are out or coming out, and new figures that they’ve got or are looking for. Lots of fun toy discussion in this one.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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April 13, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

April 12, 2018 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 Podcast: Episode 116 they talk about getting The Last Jedi on Blu-ray, the experience of watching it at home, they go over the documentary The Director and The Jedi, the deleted scenes and they touch on some of the other extras included. Now I specifically waited until after I watched all the extras before listening to this episode, but in retrospect, that’s really not necessary. Either way, you’ll enjoy this episode, assuming you like movie of course.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 118 they go over the Solo trailer. This is a nice breakdown that keeps it fun as they touch on all the cool stuff revealed.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 163 covers Mr. Miagi, vodka, the HasLab sail barge getting backed and what might be next, the Solo Denny’s commercial, aliens in the Solo cantina, Topps cards, Therm Scissorpunch, lobster recipes, Gamorrean guard figures, and Simon Pegg on changes in Episode VIII. This was definitely the funniest episode I listed to this week. Loved it.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Great Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

April 6, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Houston, TX for a Scourged signing at Murder By the Book on April 5 at 6:30 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Huntsville, AL for a Scourged signing at Barnes & Noble on April 6 at 7:00 PM.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Doylestown, PA for a Scourged signing at Doylestown Bookship on April 7 at 4:00 PM.
  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 24 to 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Jason Fry, Adi Granov, Tom Hodges, R. A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig, and Wil Wheaton.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.

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