Book Review: ‘The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark’

September 8, 2020 at 8:44 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark is a short story collection, edited by Jennifer Heddle, and released in August of 2020.

I am taking time out of my usual bi-weekly reread through the canon to review the newest short story collection from Disney-Lucasfilm Press. As a huge fan of The Clone Wars series, I had high hopes for this book. And the authors involved *mostly* delivered. Below I very briefly review every story (including a letter rating), followed by an overall review at the end. Continue Reading Book Review: ‘The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark’…

Around the Web

September 4, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Conventions & Event News

  • Timothy Zahn is doing a virtual event for Powell’s bookstore today at 5:00 PM. You can register here to attend.
  • Hasbro Pulse Con 2020 will be September 25 to 26th. The event will be a virtual con on Hasbro Pulse’s YouTube channel.

Fandom News

  • Here’s the latest This Week in Star Wars

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Podcasts in Review

September 3, 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. Force Material: Episode 100
  2. The Steve Austin Show: Jim Cornette Pt. 1
  3. The Steve Austin Show: Jim Cornette Pt. 2
  4. For the Nerd: Battle of the Hogwarts Houses
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 299

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Book Review: ‘Chaos Rising’ by Timothy Zahn

September 1, 2020 at 8:33 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Chaos Rising kicks off a new trilogy with Thrawn at the helm and Zahn reminds us why we love this character so much. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Chaos Rising’ by Timothy Zahn

September 1, 2020 at 8:03 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Timothy Zahn’s latest book Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising is out today.

Discover Thrawn’s origins within the Chiss Ascendancy in the first book in an epic new Star Wars trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

Beyond the edge of the galaxy lies the Unknown Regions: chaotic, uncharted, and near impassable, with hidden secrets and dangers in equal measure. And nestled within its swirling chaos is the Ascendancy, home to the enigmatic Chiss and the Nine Ruling Families that lead them.

The peace of the Ascendancy, a beacon of calm and stability, is shattered after a daring attack on the Chiss capital that leaves no trace of the enemy. Baffled, the Ascendancy dispatches one of its brightest young military officers to root out the unseen assailants. A recruit born of no title, but adopted into the powerful family of the Mitth and given the name Thrawn.

With the might of the Expansionary Fleet at his back, and the aid of his comrade Admiral Ar’alani, answers begin to fall into place. But as Thrawn’s first command probes deeper into the vast stretch of space his people call the Chaos, he realizes that the mission he has been given is not what it seems.

And the threat to the Ascendancy is only just beginning.

Publisher’s link.

Around the Web

August 28, 2020 at 12:44 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, 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.

Book News

  • Powells will be doing a special event with Timothy Zahn on September 4th.

  • Rancho Obi-Wan will be doing a Facebook Live event to show off the display they would have had at Star Wars Celebration this week if the event wasn’t cancelled.

Fandom News

  • ForceFest kicks off today with panels happening from August 28 to 30th. The event will be hosted by GetVokl, so you’ll need to create an account there to experience the fun. Once your account is setup, you can check out all the panels here. There’s going to be a ton of content, so don’t miss out.
  • Here’s the latest This Week in Star Wars.

  • And the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

Movie & Television News

  • Earth to Ned will be heading to Disney+ on September 4th.

Toy & Collectible New

Video Game News

  • EA posted a video for Star Wars: Squadrons single player preview.

Podcasts in Review

August 27, 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. University of Coruscant: 3:1 Marka Ragnos
  2. Talking Bay 94: Silas Carson: The Man Behind Nute Gunray, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Droid Attacks on Wookiees
  3. Skytalkers: E. Anne Convery On The Clone Wars, Myth, & Fairy Tales
  4. Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 140
  5. The Living Force: Episode 72

Honorable Mentions

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New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #3’ & ‘Battle Tales #4’

August 26, 2020 at 10:14 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Two new releases today from Marvel and IDW.

Doctor Aphra #2 (2020)

Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Cresta, Marika
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar

THE TRIALS OF VAALE! Separated from her crew, DOCTOR APHRA finds herself in peril at the hands of RONEN TAGGE’S mercenaries! Could there be a traitor in their midst? And can Aphra outwit them before the curse of the city swallows her and her new team whole?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales #4

Writer: Michael Moreci
Artists: Arianna Florean, and Derek Charm
Cover Artist: Derek Charm

This exciting weekly series explores a time of great upheaval in the galaxy-the Clone Wars! While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones, pinned down for the duration, swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Details: $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Retro Reviews: ‘The Force Awakens’ by Alan Dean Foster

August 25, 2020 at 5:25 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The Force Awakens is the novelization to the blockbuster of the same name from December of 2015. The original screenplay was written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, and the novelization was written by Alan Dean Foster.

First off, this is going to be a controversial review. I personally loved The Force Awakens movie when I first saw it, and I still love it. It’s one of my favorite Star Wars movies. However, I did not like the novelization of the film at all. I believe that this is a textbook case of how not to write a novelization. But I will blunt my criticism off the bat by saying that there are some great things in the novelization, well worth your read.

I’ll start with the positives. There are some great, short insights about Leia and her work with the Resistance and her search for Luke that are really good. It adds to the film for me and makes me appreciate Leia. I also love how Foster included several of the deleted scenes/dialogue for Leia and Han’s scenes, some of which actually was repurposed for The Rise of Skywalker, which I didn’t realize until this reread. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘The Force Awakens’ by Alan Dean Foster…

Podcasts in Review

August 20, 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. Podcast Stardust Episode 138
  2. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2236
  3. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2235
  4. Blast Points Podcast Battle Beyond the Stars
  5. The Nerd Byword Episode 011

Honorable Mentions

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