New Release: ‘The Hall of Heroes’ by John Jackson Miller

November 29, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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The Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller is out today in paperback and wraps up the Star Trek: Prey trilogy. You can also pick up an autographed copy via John’s official shop.

Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

The Klingon Empire stands on the precipice. In the wake of violence from the cult known as the Unsung, paranoia threatens to break Chancellor Martok’s regime. Klingons increasingly call for a stronger hand to take control…one that Lord Korgh, master manipulator, is only too willing to offer.

But other forces are now in motion. Assisted by a wily agent, the Empire’s enemies secretly conspire to take full advantage of the situation. Aboard the USS Titan, Admiral William T. Riker realizes far more than the Federation’s alliance with the Klingons is in danger. With the Empire a wounded animal, it could either become an attacker—or a target.

Yet even as hostilities increase, Commander Worf returns to the USS Enterprise and Captain Jean-Luc Picard with a daring plan of his own. The preservation of both the Empire and the Federation alliance may hinge on an improbable savior leading a most unlikely force….

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Book Review: ‘Catalyst’ by James Luceno

November 29, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Catalyst by James Luceno serves as an excellent novel to get you prepped for Rogue One. Click here to read our full review.

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Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

November 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

To put it simply, Hacksaw Ridge is an outstanding film. Without question, it is on par with Saving Private Ryan. The movie tells the tale of a conscientious objector who refuses to carry a rifle but is determined to serve his country. From boot camp to the battlefield, it shows the rigors Desmond Doss went through and his amazing acts of courage. It’s a film that is touching as it not only shows the chaos and brutality of war, but the heroism and selflessness that can go with it.

While Hacksaw Ridge is a great movie, it is very different from Saving Private Ryan. First off, this movie focuses on only one battle, and it’s in the Pacific theater. It also differs in that the movie sets the stage before the war, showing Desmond as a child and then later on showing how he winds up in the military and his struggles through boot camp as a conscientious objector. Viewers get to see him fall in love, deal with his father, his faith and the horrors of war. The scope of the film provides a very nicely focused tale that encapsulates Desmond’s journey from child to war hero. Yet the real accomplishment is how the movie brings that tale to life. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’…

Around the Web

November 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Art News

Book News

  • Author John Jackson Miller is offering a complete signed set of his new trilogy Star Trek: Prey via his website. Great gift for the holidays.
  • Penguin Random House is running a giveaway for Bloodlines and Carrie Fisher’s new book The Princess Diarist.
  • Jason Fry has posted part 3 of his notes for Edge of the Galaxy.

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Marvel Star Wars Solicitations February 2017

November 24, 2016 at 10:28 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for February 2017. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Darth Maul #1 (of 5)

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Luke Ross
Cover Artist: Rod Reis
Variant Covers: Rod Reis (sketch variant), Rafael Albuquerque (variant), Mark Brooks (variant), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant), Terry Dodson (Star Wars 40th Anniversary), animation variant cover and movie variant cover Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations February 2017…

Podcasts in Review

November 24, 2016 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.

Awards Chatter: Rob Reiner episode covers the role his father has played in his life, and how he got into acting and directing. Rob recounts some stories, touches on the films he’s made, and talks a little about his latest project LBJ. Great episode.

Awards Chatter: Jeff Bridges episode is an excellent interview covering how Jeff got into acting, touching on his various roles, his love for music, working on Hell or High Water, and why he’s still acting.

Beltway Banthas: Episode XVII starts with a little Saturday Night Live discussion before they bring on their guest Bobby Roberts for a full on politics discussion. They talk a little Star Wars, but it’s very heavy on the real world politics side of things. They go over the comparison of Dooku to Trump and Hilary to Palpatine, social media memes, and the article about rebellions are built on hope. It leads to some interesting discussions. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #25’, ‘Han Solo #5’ & ‘Darth Vader Vol. 4’

November 23, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has three new Star Wars releases out today.

Star Wars #25

Writers: Jason Aaron and Chris Eliopoulos
Artists: Jorge Molina and Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist: Mike Deodato Jr., sketch cover variant by Mike Deodato Jr., and IG-88 action cover variant by John Tyler Christopher

Rebel crew vs. SCAR Troopers for the fate of the Harbinger! PLUS: An all-new Artoo-Deetoo adventure!

Details: 40 pages, Rated T, $4.99

Han Solo #5 (of 5)

Writer: Marjorie Liu
Artist: Mark Brooks
Cover Artists: Kamome Shirahama (main cover), Kevin Wada (variant cover), Mike Del Mundo (Millennium Falcon cover), Joelle Jones (variant cover), Cameron Steward (variant cover)

This is it — the dramatic conclusion to the Dragon Void race! Will Han take the trophy? Or be left with the space junk? Our favorite scoundrel’s first miniseries comes to a photo finish!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 4 – End of Games TPB

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Penciller: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Juan Gimenez

Darth Vader has been secretly pursuing his own agenda, but now it is time for the End of Games. As Inspector Thanoth returns with some startling information, it seems that Vader may have passed his master’s tests. But even after finding favor in the eyes of the Emperor, the Dark Lord’s schemes may yet prove his undoing. While killer droids Triple-Zero and Beetee wreak havoc in their own homicidal adventure, the Empire’s dreadnought The Executor moves closer to launch. But Vader faces tumultuous battles with the cybernetic Cylo — and himself! Lost in visions of the Force, is he now more machine than man? Or can he fight his way back from the brink to see his missions and machinations finally come to fruition? The imperial march of the dark side reaches a crescendo! Collecting DARTH VADER #20-25.

Details: 152 pages, Rated T, $19.99

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Databurst From the 501st

November 23, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from November 23 to 29th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

November 23

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Edmonton, AB for the Stollery Hospital special guest visit.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Philadelphia, PA for the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade from 8:00 AM to noon.

November 24

  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • UK Garrison will be in Rayleigh for the Sue Ryder Christmas Lights Switch On from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Around the Web

November 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

Convention & Event News

For more events, check Star Wars Actor Appearances and the Jedi News convention page. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

November 17, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 49 starts with news, they go over the new Rogue One tv spot and they dive into the two international trailers. Their main discussion, however, is kyber crystals as they talk about some Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes that focuses on kyber crystals and how these items are important to Star Wars and Rogue One. Great episode.

Children of the Force: Episode 49 has some Star Wars Rebels Thrawn discussion, they watch and comment on the Rogue One trailer, they talk about the poster, the Rogue One Energizer commercial, and they discuss Ahsoka’s alias. Fun episode.

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics: Episode #11 covers Marvel Star Wars #11 “Star Search.” As usual, they’re joined by Star Wars artist Randy Martinez as they go through the issue and comment on the story, characters and artwork for a fun discussion. Randy also talk a little bit about his Star Wars Celebration plans. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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