Retro Reviews: ‘Dark Disciple’ by Christie Golden

June 23, 2020 at 10:42 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Dark Disciple by Christie Golden is the first novel in the canon to utilize unproduced scripts from The Clone Wars television series, originally written by Dave Filoni, Matt Michnovetz, and Katie Lucas. It was released in July of 2015.

The first thing I have to say is that Christie Golden did exactly what any novelizer should do. She added information and beats to the story to make it flow better, but kept true to the facts and spirit of the original story. She made something made for kids television translate into a novel for adults. That would be a daunting enough challenge, even if it wasn’t a Star Wars property, and yet Christie Golden met that challenge head on and did a great job. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Dark Disciple’ by Christie Golden…

Podcasts in Review

June 18, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. 501stCast Episode 123
  2. Force Toast Episode 37
  3. Blast Points Podcast Disney Gallery Mandalorian 7 Score
  4. Wookiee Radio Episode 165
  5. The Sandcrawler Episode 95

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Podcasts in Review

June 11, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Blast Points Podcast Episode 221
  2. Pizza and Parsecs Episode 21
  3. Two Sons of Tatooine Episode 5
  4. Force Material Roger Christian on building George Lucas’ galaxy
  5. Mighty Marvel Geeks Episode 296

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Book Review: ‘Queen’s Peril’ by E. K. Johnston

June 9, 2020 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston may be her best Star Wars novel yet. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Retro Reviews: ‘Lords of the Sith’ by Paul S. Kemp

June 9, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Regular Feature, Retro Reviews, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Lords of the Sith, by Paul S. Kemp, is the fourth adult novel released in the Star Wars canon in April of 2015.

To start with, this book has an extra special place in my heart, as it was the first Star Wars canon novel I read in December of 2015 (right when The Force Awakens came out) and I’ve been reading Star Wars books ever since.

Paul S. Kemp did a great job on this novel. His writing is exciting and scary and nerve wracking. I knew throughout the story that Vader and the Emperor were going to survive and be fine, but I found myself cheering for the Rebels and wishing and hoping that they would be successful. There were times where I bought into the excitement and thought that perhaps the Lords of the Sith would be taken down for good. Any author wants their audience to become immersed in the story, and Kemp absolutely nailed that here. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Lords of the Sith’ by Paul S. Kemp…

Podcasts in Review

June 4, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 143
  2. The ForceCast The ForceCast Author Series With Special Guest E.K. Johnston
  3. Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast Episode 29
  4. Two Sons of Tatooine Episode 3
  5. Podcast Stardust Episode 105

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Podcasts in Review

May 28, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Rebel Force Radio CAT & JAT talk Clone Wars
  2. The Skyhoppers Podcast Episode CLXXIX
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 220
  4. Geek Out Loud Episode 156
  5. Faking Star Wars Radio Clone Wars Finale!

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Retro Reviews: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne

May 26, 2020 at 5:28 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Regular Feature, Retro Reviews, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Heir to the Jedi, by Kevin Hearne, is the third adult novel in the Disney Canon released in March of 2015. 

This is one of the most unique books in the canon. The reason behind its uniqueness is that it was originally written to be the third book in the “Empire and Rebellion” series that was written in 2014 for the Expanded Universe (some of the last EU novels). However, once the decision on “canon” was made, Lucasfilm and Del Rey decided to make some changes and plop this book into the canon. There are many differing views on this, but mine is that they absolutely should not have.

One good thing that I can say about this book is its pacing. While many Star Wars books try to be written like movies, this book really feels like a miniseries. I could envision Lucasfilm making a t.v. show on Disney Plus that was six episodes that followed this book’s plot. It moves from the Rodia plot, to the side trip to Fax, to the covert operation on Denon, to the escape from Denon, to the stop in Kupoh, to the final battle. I liked that pacing and felt that I could read about 50 pages at a time and feel like I was reading an episode of television. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne…

Podcasts in Review

May 21, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Doing Talking Episode 85
  2. Fly Casual Episode 273
  3. Force Toast Episode 34
  4. Lipstick and Lightsabers The Siege of Mandalore Part 2 | Makeup and Mandalore Part 5
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 289

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Podcasts in Review

May 14, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 288
  2. Rebel Force Radio Stephen Stanton and a Cast of Thousands!
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 218
  4. Blast Points Podcast Blast Points May 2020 – Disney Gallery Mandalorian 2 Legacy
  5. University of Coruscant Episode 2:9

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