Podcasts in Review

March 16, 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.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 111 is hosted by Joe and special guest Tyler Westhause. They talk Star Wars Celebration, Drowning in Moonlight, there’s some movie discussion, some Star Wars Rebels and a bunch of other stuff, including JNCO jeans. Lots of fun as always.

Fauxthentic History: The Lost Culture of Alderaan covers what Alderaan was like, the planet’s geography, landmarks, how their society worked, their culture, wine, architecture, history, Bail and Leia’s roles, and what happened post-destruction. Very informative, they include info from the films and beyond.

Fauxthentic History: The Eugenics War goes over the origin of Khan, the super soldiers, the Chrysalis Project, and different versions of the history. It’s quite an elaborate backstory that I’ve never heard before, which makes me really curious where all these ideas were laid out and explored. I didn’t realize Khan’s history overlaps with our own history. Very enlightening. Note this episode was recorded live at SLCC, but it still has really good audio quality. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Poe Dameron #12’

March 15, 2017 at 12:05 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has one new Star Wars release out today.

Poe Dameron #12

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Covers: Bengal, and 40th anniversary cover by Leinil Yu

Poe is on the run from Terex’s forces with only C-3PO and BB-8 to help him! Can the greatest pilot in the galaxy survive without a ship? PLUS: A traitor revealed?!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #5’

March 15, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Doctor Aphra #5 continues to unravel the mysteries of the Ordu Aspectu as they explore the ruins of the Citadel of Rur, but the answers they’re looking for may prove more dangerous than they expected. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

March 15, 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 March 15 to 21st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 15

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charlotte, NC for True Party 2017.

March 16

  • Georgia Garrison will be in Grayson, GA for Starling Elementary Literacy Night from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Adler After Dark.

March 17

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Salt Lake City, UT for FanX 2017 from March 17 to 18th.
  • New England Garrison will be at the Providence Bruins Game from March 17 to 19th.
  • Redback Garrison will be at the Hummingbird House for a visit.

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Book Review: ‘The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ by Josh Kushins

March 14, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Abrams, Art, Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story provides a glimpse at the creation process for the movie without revealing all of its secrets. With lots of imagery and some quotes from the creatives who worked on the film, it provides something for fans to dig into while we wait for the making of book. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

March 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Sci-Fi, 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

  • The novelization of Kong: Skull Island will be out next Tuesday and it’s written by former Star Wars author Tim Lebbon. Might be worth checking out.
  • Edelweiss has some details on Making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: A Behind-the-scenes Oral History
Josh Kushins, Lucasfilm Ltd
On Sale Date: October 3, 2017
Hardcover | 256 pages
$29.99 USD, $37.99 CAD
ISBN 9781419723988, 1419723987
300 color illustrations
10 in H | 7.6 in W

This official companion to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes fans on an in-depth tour of the film’s production, featuring exclusive interviews with the key contributors who brought it to the big screen

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Podcasts in Review

March 9, 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: Episode 24 starts with current topics and news, then they discuss the Empire and like the bad guys with guests Andrea Letamendi and Tyler Westhause which leads to a very interesting discussion on what it is about the villains that interests us so much. Good episode.

Blast Points: Episode 63 starts with a little The Last Jedi news ala biohexacrypt, and they go over Star Wars Celebration announcements, guests and the UK’s Star Wars Fun Day with Bor Gullet. Then they go into Aftermath: Empire’s End with full spoilers. There’s an interesting take from Gabe on this one as he only read some of Aftermath and none of Life Debt, catching most of the major plot points via online breakdowns. Jason, on the other hand, read all three. They talk about Palpatine’s Plan B, a possible mention of Captain Phasma which I missed on my read through of the book, the Church of the Force interlude, Chewbacca’s interlude, Lando’s interlude, and going back to Jakku. They don’t spoil the entire book as they mostly touch on the interludes and even then, they don’t go into too much detail, so you could listen to this entire episode and still find lots of surprises in the book. They made a good observation about how having the recognizable film characters in such small roles, and the new characters in such large roles, can actually be a negative when the film characters are the more interesting ones. Overall, fantastic episode. Both informative and entertaining.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 110 kicks off with Blue Russians as they talk about Conty’s toy find, Twinkie ice cream, Mandalorian windows, the Auralnauts R2 video, Jedi cologne, Oppo molting, listener feedback, some need’em got’em, and more. Fun as always, but I think the Blue Russians and Oppo’s molting makes this one special. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra #5’ and ‘The Old Republic Vol. 2’

March 8, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Doctor Aphra #5

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Kamome Shirahama
Variant Covers: Joe Quinones, and 40th anniversary cover by Marc Laming

Has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site? And if so, can she make it out with her life? And if so, will she be able to get a good price for it?

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 2 TPB

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Pencillers: Bong Dazo, Dustin Weaver, Scott Hepburn, Alan Robinson and Brian Ching
Cover Artist: Travis Charest

Daze of hate, knights of suffering! Fugitive Zayne Carrick joins forces with the Jedi Masters who killed his fellow Padawan in a bid to save the galaxy from the Mandalorians! But will the megalomaniac Lord Adasca outmaneuver them all? Then, in a story that reverberates across every era of Star Wars, the clandestine Jedi Covenant is rocked by a terrifying vision of the far future — and one of its Shadows, Celeste Morne, faces the monstrous task of recovering an ancient Sith artifact! But will Zayne Carrick achieve vindication at last, clear his name and end his days as a renegade? Plus: the ultimate guide to the state of the galaxy 4,000 years before the rise of the Empire! Collecting STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #19-37 and STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC HANDBOOK.

Details: 480 pages, Rated T, $39.99

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Comic Review: ‘Star Wars #29’

March 8, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

In Star Wars #29, Yoda moves a mountain and then stops it. Whether faith or force, moving mountains goes from proverb to the funny pages as they story ventures into the territory of fables. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

March 8, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in Charity, Conventions, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from March 8 to 14th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 8

  • German Garrison will be in Fürstenfelder for Modellbautage.
  • New England Garrison will be in Springfield, MA for the Radiothon at Baystate Children’s Hospital.
  • Ohio Garrison will be at Three Rivers Elementary for Family Reading Night.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Colton, CA for Read Across America Day.

March 9

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Olathe, KS for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day at Brougham Elementary from 3:45 to 6:00 PM.
  • Ohio Garrison will be at the Cub Scout Pack #434 Blue & Gold Banquet.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Bakersfield, CA for Family Literacy Night at Kendrick Elementary School from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

March 10

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Troy, MO for the Disney Extravaganza at Sacred Heart School from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Alpharetta, GA for The Exceptional Special Needs Prom Spectacular.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Lexington, KY for Lexington Comic and Toy Convention from March 10 to 12th.
  • Ohio Garrison will be at Lakota East High School for Lakota Pi Day.

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