Podcasts in Review

September 7, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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501stCast: Episode 104 covers Force Friday, Hurricane Harvey, troop reports, 501st events, charity work, and Force Friday promotions. They talk about a recent Lucasfilm event they attended at Skywalker Ranch, seeing and talking with Rian Johnson, as well as upcoming events and Dragon Con.
Porg Count: 1, Runtime: 1 hour, Rating: Good episode

Blast Points: Episode 89 covers some The Last Jedi stuff, the return of the giant rubber chicken in the Look & Find book, BB-9E info, Snoke’s star destroyer and the Resistance cruiser. Then they talk about their Force Friday midnight experiences at Toys R Us. They have some line interviews, they talk about what they were able to get, hitting other stores, the Force Link figure sounds, and listeners chime in on Force Friday II.
Porg Count: 21, Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 83 features guests Brian Karasek (Channel Star Wars) and Eric Strothers (Bad Motivator) as they talk Force Friday, the Star Wars Rebels season 4 Blu-ray and extras, trailers and marketing. Dan also talks with guest Janina Gavankar about Star Wars, her role in Star Wars Battlefront II, getting involved with Inferno Squad novel and how she wound up doing the audiobook. Afterwards Dan talks with guest Safia Minney about Po-Zu and their Star Wars shoes.
Porg Count: 2, Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes, Rating: Good episode Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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September 1, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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Book News

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Podcasts in Review

August 31, 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.

Beltway Banthas: Interview: Vince Houghton of the International Spy Museum is, as the title implies, an interview with Vince Houghton who is a curator and historian and the International Spy Museum. The interview is done by John Liang, so it doesn’t feature the usual hosts of Beltway Banthas, but this interview, which is more of a conversation, is pretty good as Vince also does a regular event talking about Star Wars spy craft which becomes the main subject of this episode. Vince talks about the spy museum, spies in Star Wars, flaws in Imperial intelligence operations, geospatial analysis in Star Wars, and also just his general thoughts on Star Wars and Disney. Very fun conversation.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 47 minutes, Rating: Great episode

Blabba the Hutt: 40 Years of Star Wars – Live From Dublin Comic Con 2017 is the audio from their panel. They talk about a variety of topics from what made Star Wars great in the beginning to what will happen to Kylo Ren. They keep the conversation going for most of the episode and toward the end it turns over to a trivia contest for swag with the audience, but there is a lot of good discussion in the panel overall and it’s good audio quality so definitely worth a listen.
Porg Count: 1, Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Blast Points: Episode IG-88 starts off with news as they talk about Michael K. Williams being cut from the Han Solo film, the new warship and walker for The Last Jedi, and the rumored working title for the Kenobi movie. Then they get to the good stuff. The really good stuff. They talk IG-88, the infamous robot bounty hunter who stood silently next to Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and who has continually showed up elsewhere. They talk about his first appearance, his return in the Droids cartoon, his presence in the Shadows of the Empire video game, the IG droids in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Forces of Destiny and his colorful Legends backstory. For IG-88 fans, this one is a must listen.
Porg Count: 2, Runtime: 53 minutes, Rating: Great episode
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Podcasts in Review

August 24, 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: Episode 87 starts off with the Kenobi news and ponders whether we could be looking at a dramatic Obi-Wan film with no central villain given the director that’s being considered. They also get into The Last Jedi stuff, George Lucas, and then their main discussion which is the Star Wars Tales comics. They talk about the artists and writers, how the stories played loose with canon, and their favorite stories.
Porg Count: 0 (Porg Free), Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute, Rating: Fun episode

Bombad Radio: Episode 285 features guest Jake Sloan as they tackle two subjects. First off, Disney pulling out of Netflix to start their own streaming services and what that might entail. Secondly, the 501st Legion. Jake talks about being Vader, the different suit variations, trying to keep cool, and other 501st approved costumes. Lot of great info and insight on the 501st, Vader and costuming.
Porg Count: 1, Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Brews and Blasters: Episode 131 covers a new case assortment featuring Fenn Rau, their plans to see John Williams, M.A.S.K., Force Friday and a rundown on all the figures and which ones they’re after. From Rathtars to vehicles and multipacks, the discussion helps give listeners an idea of what will be out there. The cap it off with some listener emails and Oppo awards.
Porg Count: 8, Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes, Rating: Good episode
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August 18, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | 1 Comment
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Book News

  • Fantasy Flight Games will be reprinting the classic West End Games Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook as a 30th anniversary edition set.
  • Blurb is up for the upcoming Phasma novel.
  • StarWars.com has an interview with Dan Wallace covering his book Star Wars: On the Front Lines.

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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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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.

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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…

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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…

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