Podcasts in Review

October 5, 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.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 40 covers Abrams directing Episode IX, they get into some current affairs with the similarities between Roger Stone and Palpatine, they talk Russia, and for their main discussion, they speak with Star Wars author Chuck Wendig. That discussion leads to politics, Star Wars, the Aftermath trilogy, a few spoilers, his ideas for Mon Mothma and her decisions, and how The Force Awakens has shown some things that are currently going on in the world. Afterwards the interview they talk a little about The Night Of and Kubo and the Two Strings. For those who have read the Aftermath trilogy, this one is definitely worth a listen. I really enjoyed the interview with Wendig.

Podcast Network: Retrozap, Runtime: 52 minutes, Rating: Good

Blast Points: Episode 93 starts with news as they talk about The Last Jedi wrapping, Ron Howard tweets, runtime for The Last Jedi, and new Forces of Destiny trailer. For their main discussion, they talk about the weird relationship between MTV and Star Wars. There’s plenty of audio clips as they cover the progression as MTV covered the prequels, and they cap things off with the Master P interviews.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Good

Bright Tree Radio: Thought Bombs with Mike Moriarty is hosted by Sophie and Phil and features special guest Mike Moriarty (Home One Hangout) as they drop some thought bombs on him. They talk about whether Qui Gon was the best example of a Jedi, whether Anakin was a good example of a Jedi before his fall, does Star Wars need an enemy like the Yuuzhan Vong, does Snoke fill that role, and whether we will we see Chiss. Nice episode with a lot of fun discussion. Note this was my first time checking them out and I was impressed. Good hosts, good audio quality and an interesting guest.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 50 minutes, Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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Comic Review: ‘Mace Windu #2’

October 4, 2017 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Some comics just aren’t worth buying. Mace Windu #2 is one of those. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Poe Dameron #19’

October 4, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron #19 doesn’t raise the bar, but it isn’t too bad either. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #6’ and ‘Star Wars #37’

October 4, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Darth Vader #6

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina

Darth Vader…meet THE INQUISITORIUS!

Details: 32 page, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars #37

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew
Variant Covers: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Greg Smallwood (40th anniversary)

SCAR Squadron is back…with their deadliest attack yet!

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

October 4, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from October 4 to 10th. It’s Star Wars Reads Month, so be on the look out for events near you. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

October 4

  • Southern California Garrison will be in Orange County for the Special Olympics.

October 5

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Newton, KS for Star Wars Reads Day at Newton Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Hope Mills, NC for the Make-A-Wish Reveal.

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New Release: ‘From A Certain Point of View’

October 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

From A Certain Point of View is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view.

On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars.

Click here to check out the official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Star Wars Reads Month

October 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Star Wars Reads month has begun! This years Star Wars Reads events will be happening for the entire month of October. Check out StarWars.com for more details.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Forces of Destiny

October 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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New episodes of Forces of Destiny are starting to drop.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 29, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, IDW, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • USA Today has an audio excerpt of John Ham reading Paul Dini’s short story from From A Certain Point of View.
  • StarWars.com has an interview with author Claudia Gray covering her book Leia: Princess of Alderaan.
  • Edelweiss has two new interesting Star Wars book entries. On is for an untitled Jason Fry hardcover that’s 96 pages long and will be out March 27, 2018. It’s listed as a “replica journal” and “juvenile fiction” so this might be similar to the Rey journal that was done for The Force Awakens.

Follow the next adventure in the Star Wars saga in this first person narrative. This book for tweens will feature a first-person account from one of the main characters of the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Format includes foldouts.

There’s also a book called Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Registro de Vuelo by Michael Kogge that is specifically for Spanish speaking fans.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Registro de Vuelo
Michael Kogge
March 6, 2018, Hardcover, $11.99, Juvenile Fiction, Ages 6 to 8, Grades 1 to 3
96 pages, Series: Replica Journal, Full color, 8.3 in H | 5.8 in W | 0.6 in T

Filled with dossiers, pilot profiles, and now translated for Spanish-speaking fans, here are Poe Dameron’s files, collected into one flight log.
Translated for Spanish-speaking Star Wars fans! Learn what the best pilot in the galaxy’s life was like before joining the Resistance; get complete details of his mission to Jakku; and read the harrowing account of Black Squadron’s daring attack on Starkiller Base!

  • Sequart is putting a book called A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Edited by Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato, this book will contain essays that talk about the Star Wars Expanded Universe, aka Legends. It also includes a foreword by Timothy Zahn and an essay by Rider Windham.

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Podcasts in Review

September 28, 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 92 returns to Droids as they do commentary for The Pirates and the Prince which includes IG-88 and a character with a name similar to Kylo Ren. You can listen along to the Droids cartoon while hearing Jason and Gabe share their their thoughts and observations.

Porg Count: 4, Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes, Rating: Good episode

BlastCast (Hyperspace PodBlast): RFFF Vol. 5 is one of their Rapid Fire Fandom Fridays featuring several guests. Emma comes on to talk Star Wars and Harry Potter. Mike comes on to talk Marvel comics and Star Wars. And Jason comes on to talk Star Wars and video games.

Porg Count: 6, Runtime: 30 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Brews and Blasters: Episode 136 covers the weather, a new drink they invented, and then they talk about their experience at HASCON. They talk board games, M.A.S.K., GI Joe, Transformers, the issues with the Captain Rex exclusive figure, Star Wars props that were on display, diorama, talking with Hasbro, new figures on display, and the photo real decos coming in 2018. Afterwards they talk about J.J. Abrams directing Episode IX, who Paul Bettany might be, Dolph Lundgren questions, listener emails, and Need’em Got’em for the 3-3/4″ Snoke and Praetorian guard.

Porg Count: 0 (porg free), Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Rating: Fun episode Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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