Podcasts in Review

January 19, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 047 features guest Nic Anastassiou as they talk Rogue One. Nic shares a lot of thoughts on the film and provides comparisons to his time on Star Wars: The Clone Wars covering effects, editing and more.

Awards Chatter: Vince Vaughn episode features a nice interview as Vince talks about his childhood, starting out in drama, moving to comedy, booking jobs, and go back to drama. He touches on films like Swingers, Dodgeball, The Break Up, his latest movie Hacksaw Ridge and the tv series True Detective.

Blast Points: Episode 56 starts out with Donnie Yen playing the piano for a Rogue One music video, then they cover Episode VIII news, Disney’s Galactic Nights, and then head into their main discussion which covers their favorite 90’s Star Wars toy commercials. It’s a blast from the past and a fun one. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

January 13, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, 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

Comic News

  • EW has a first look at the upcoming Rogue One comic adaptation that Marvel will be doing as well as an interview with the writer, Jody Houser. Emilio Laiso will be handling the interior art. Thankfully, it sounds like this adaptation will be adding lots of new stuff unlike The Force Awakens adaptation.

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Podcasts in Review

January 12, 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.

Assembly of Geeks: What’s Happening Podcast Update is kind of optional but does give listeners a heads up that things are changing. Scott and Matt talk about the new podcasts coming to the site and how things will be changing or staying the same.

Awards Chatter: Michael Keaton episode covers how he got into acting, his early roles, Beetlejuice, Batman and Birdman, and his latest film The Founder. Nice interview giving a peek inside Keaton’s head. Great one to check out.

Awards Chatter: Denzel Washington episode is a great one to check out. Denzel talks about his parents, his childhood, he brings up being friends with Ludacris’ dad, his work in theater, meeting Sidney Poitier, doing movies, boxing at Mickey Rourke’s gym, directing, his take on playing bad guys and his latest film Fences. When it comes to doing actor interviews, Scott Feinberg does an outstanding job. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

January 6, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, 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

  • Adventures in Wild Space: The Snare and The Nest came out this week in the US. Note this is a reprinting of the first and second book in the UK book series. Book 3 will be out in April and book 4 will be out in August.
  • If you’d like to get a signed copy of Paul S. Kemp‘s next book A Conversation in Blood, Paul is offering them with details on his website.
  • Kevin Hearne dropped some book news that he has an upcoming Iron Druid Chronicles anthology set for July called Besieged. In his words “it’s essentially book 8.5,” and it’s up for pre-order. He’s got the links here. Kevin will have another story in the anthology Urban Enemies which will be out in August. Then in October A Plauge of Giants will be out, the first in his new trilogy.
  • Author Kevin J. Anderson is also doing a Reddit AMA today.

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Podcasts in Review

January 5, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Ausfans Radio: Bonus Episode Rogus Spoilerus Maximus is a nice, casual, laid back conversation about Rogue One between Alan and guest Davis Grayson (Fandom Podcast Network). It’s also a shorter episode at just 22 minutes.

Ausfans Radio: Bonus Rogue One Spoiler Review gives a summary of the film and Alan’s opinions. This one is also a short episode at just 12 minutes.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 19 begins with guest Joseph Tavano as they talk about how Retrozap started, white supremacists boycotting Rogue One, Bob Iger joining an advisory committee for Donald Trump, Adam Driver’s comments on Kylo Ren being a terrorist, and comparing the First Order to real world entities. Then they talk with guest Brittany Hunter about the factions of the Rebellion in Rogue One as they look at American history with the likes of John Adams and Samuel Adams. They get into the middle east, terrorist groups, Arab Spring, the Death Star and different types of rebels. It’s a very intriguing conversation. Great stuff. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

December 30, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, IDW, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Dave Dorman has been posted some cool images from Rogue One, plus a variant cover for Doctor Aphra.

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Podcasts in Review

December 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Lots of Rogue One discussion episodes, some better than others.

Assembly of Geeks: Rogue One Reviews starts with some discussion on Gotham City Sirens and a Deadshot movie, then they move into their reviews of Rogue One with guest Dan Zehr (Coffee With Kenobi). While there’s no love for Bor Gullet or Saw, they do discuss the things they liked as well as the things they didn’t like, what they wanted, the CGI, possible plot holes and ranking it.

Bantha Fodder: Episode 15 is a Christmas special as they do their own version of “Twas A Night Before Christmas” but Rogue One themed. Worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 264 features James, Jeremiah, Jason and author Adam Bray as they talk Rogue One including expectations, the things they liked, disliked and listener feedback. Good episode. Note there’s more listener reviews at the end of the episode so when the main discussion ends and you hear someone else speaking, that’s what’s going on. It threw me off guard at first as I though maybe a different podcast had started playing, but it’s just a listener review. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

December 23, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Convention & Event News

StarWars.com has a first look at the badge artwork for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Plus it has been revealed that Warwick Davis, Amy Ratcliffe and David Collins will be the stage hosts. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

December 22, 2016 at 12:01 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.

Blabba the Hutt: Episode 30 starts pre-Rogue One and without Kate as they talk in the pub before the movie, then it cuts to Jamie in the car on the ride home as he provides his reactions after having seen it twice. Spoiler free.

Blast Points: Episode 53 is their pre-Rogue One episode as they talk Beezer Fortuna, Wheezer, 8 foot tall Snoke puppet, the Rogue One red carpet premiere, Crystal Skull, Rogue One plans, and they ponder how intelligent the wampa on Hoth was. Nice episode with no spoilers.

Blast Points: Episode 54 kicks off with the jokes as they begin their Rogue One episode and the Star Wars love. They touch on the idea of Rogue One being the core of a new trilogy bookended by Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, they talk about how the film reflects the aesthetic shifts as it goes from a ROTS feel to ANH feel by the end of the film, they cover the music, a lot of scene-by-scene discussion, the locations, the characters, Vader becoming Dracula and much more. Lots of humor and lots of fun make this the best Rogue One discussion I’ve listened to so far. I making this one my pick of the week. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

December 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. And remember, we’re always looking for more Star Wars podcasts to check out so feel free to send us a link to one you want reviewed.

Awards Chatter: Chris Pine episode is a superb interview with the actor whose roles range from a Disney prince to Kirk in Star Trek. Chris talks about the long road that led to acting, the parts he’s gone through, the roles he looks for, and why went with some of the roles he’s done. They also focus on his latest movie, Hell or Highwater and what that was like. Great episode.

Blast Points: Episode 50 is all about The Phantom Menace. No news, to pre-show warm up, just straight to all the goodness of TPM. They recall opening night, they go through most of the key scenes of the movie, and share lots of love. Truly a great episode and a shining example of what they do best. Blast Points enjoys Star Wars for all its ridiculousness and awesome moments, loving them equally and sharing the fun. This one earns my pick of the week.

Blast Points: Episode 51 begins with some discussion of Kathleen Kennedy’s statements on what will come after Episode IX, the Boba Fett teaser trailer that never happened, Amelia Clarke joining the Han Solo cast, the Japanese Rogue One trailer, digital Wedge, and the opening title theme. Then they get into their main topic – Catalyst. They talk about James Luceno’s novel and provide some great observations like the nanny droid being a nod to another popular nanny, the ties to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, was the Death Star 2 the Separatist version, Poggle the Lesser, and more. Great episode that doesn’t really spoil too much. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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