Author Holocron Series: A.C. Crispin

May 6, 2020 at 12:02 am | Posted in Author Holocron, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

As A.C. Crispin, Ann wrote the popular Han Solo Trilogy for Star Wars, a back story set before the events of A New Hope. She’s authored works for Star Trek and the miniseries V as well as original works such as the StarBridge series. More recently, she wrote for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with The Price of Freedom.

Biography

Ann Carol Crispin was born in Stamford, Connecticut on April 5, 1950 to parents George Arthur Tickell and Eleanor Hope Hooker. She went to college at the University of Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature in 1972. Her first published novel was Yesterday’s Son, a Star Trek novel that explores Spock’s discovery that he has a son. It was the first Star Trek novel, other than the movie novelizations, to hit the New York Times Bestseller List. The previous New York Times Bestseller for the Star Trek franchise was The Wrath of Khan by Vonda N. McIntyre, who would later write the Star Wars novel The Crystal Star, which was also a New York Times Bestseller. The fact that both authors had such success in Star Trek certainly helped them in being selected to write for Star Wars. The remarkable point is that they both succeeded in the two biggest sci-fi franchises of all time, a testament to their writing talents. Continue Reading Author Holocron Series: A.C. Crispin…

Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Fisherman”

May 5, 2020 at 1:37 pm | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Fisherman” by The Peach Kings.

The Peach Kings is a band I just discovered last week while looking for new music. They formed in 2010 and are composed by Paige Wood and Steven Dies. They only have one studio album and a couple EP’s so far, but they’ve got some good songs. “Fisherman” is from their 2012 EP Handsome Moves but it’s only available on vinyl. The digital EP doesn’t include it, but you can pick it up separately as a single.

If you like that one, be sure to check out their other music. “Thieves & Kings” is another good one.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

May 1, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Comic Book News

  • Diamond is looking at May 20th as a possible return to distribution for comics.

Convention & Event News

  • With the country on lockdown, Reedpop is doing a virtual con for May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th. Click here to check out the details and all the planned events.
  • The Rebel Legion is holding Rebelthon 2020 on May 3rd. This Facebook event will be a 12 hour long webathon featuring guests and raising money for UNICEF.

Fandom News

  • Latest Galaxy of Adventures.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

April 30, 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. Talking Bay 94 Episode 61
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 216
  3. Blast Points Podcast Bonus Episode – Interview With David Zaritsky, The Mind Behind Quest of the Jedi
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 255
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 286

Honorable Mentions

  • Pizza and Parsecs Episode 14 new Star Wars podcast that came out this year that’s worth checking out.

Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Retro Reviews: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller

April 29, 2020 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Greetings, my name is Jonathan Koan. The team here at Roqoo Depot has graciously allowed me to write some book reviews to put on the website. I am extremely thankful to Skuldren and the whole team for allowing me the opportunity.

Since we are now almost 6 years into the publishing process of the canon, I thought it would be prudent to go back and read through all of the adult and YA books released thus far. I’ll be analyzing how the book works on its own as literature, how the characters work, how it ties into the greater Star Wars universe and many other things. At the end of my reviews, I’ll be giving my personal rating on the book.

To start with, I am going to review A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller, which was released in September of 2014. This book serves as a tie-in prequel to Star Wars Rebels and also serves as the first novel in the Lucasfilm canon. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller…

Databurst From the 501st

April 29, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st | Leave a comment

With The 501st Legion still on hiatus for trooping events, we’re continuing are coverage of the Legion and their members as they serve our communities in this time of need.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Max Reebo’s Pick of the Week: “Shoot From the Hip”

April 28, 2020 at 5:39 pm | Posted in Max Reebo Pick of the Week, Music, Regular Feature | Leave a comment

Max Reebo’s pick this week is “Shoot From the Hip” by Brothers Osborne.

Brothers Osborne is a country band I’ve recently come across while searching for new bands. They’ve been around since 2013, but the two brothers in the band have been playing music since they were teenagers. The band composed of T.J. Osborne (lead vocals) and John Osborne (lead guitar, background vocals). Here’s some fun trivia. T.J. is short for Thomas John, and John’s middle name is Thomas. They’re dad, Thomas John Osborne, was not the most creative when it came to naming.

They released their first single in 2013, and their first EP the next year. Their first album wouldn’t hit outlets until 2016, and to this day, they only have two albums and a live album. They’ve won some awards, hit some top 40 charts, and had some pretty good success so far.

“Shoot From the Hip” isn’t actually on any of their albums. It’s from their 2014 EP self-titled Brothers Osborne. I’ve found quite a few songs I like by them, so they’re worth checking out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 24, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • The Star Wars Show is launching a new video series called The Star Wars Show Book Club. The new series will let fans ask authors questions about Star Wars books. You can check out the details here. The new series will launch May 1st and will come out every 2 weeks.
  • Jedi News posted about two new books coming from Becker & Mayer – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Traveler’s Guide to Batuu, and Star Wars Book of Lists. Both will be out in June.
  • The Del Rey Star Wars Books Q&A is today. Follow the link to check out their virtual con.
  • Doctor Aphra is getting an audio drama just like Dooku: Jedi Lost. It’ll be out July 21st and will feature a full cast. The story is by Sarah Kuhn.

Fandom News Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

April 23, 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. Rebel Force Radio Dee Bradley Baker is All the Clones
  2. Fly Casual Episode 267
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 215
  4. Newcomers More Star Wars Fanfiction (w/ Betsy Sodaro)
  5. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2116

Honorable Mentions

Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Databurst From the 501st

April 22, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st | Leave a comment

With The 501st Legion still on hiatus for trooping events, we’re continuing are coverage of the Legion and their members as they serve our communities in this time of need.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

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