Around the Web

September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, DC Comics, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

Book News

  • Becker & Mayer has a preview of the Imperial Handbook Deluxe Edition by Daniel Wallace.

Comic News

  • Star Wars artist Jan Duursema is pencilling art for DC Comics Earth 2: World’s End. Jan is doing issue #6-8. She also has a two issue mini-series for DC in the works.

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Around the Web

December 27, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Rumor, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book/Comic News

  • It’s not quite a book, a comic or a magazine, but Star Wars Fact File is returning!
  • Paul S. Kemp‘s anthology Ephemera is currently on sale for 99 cents.
  • The kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters is amping it up with a new stretch goal for “Apollo’s Daughters”, a companion piece written by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, John Jackson Miller and others with a cover by Joe Corroney. While “Apollo’s Daughters” has met its stretch goal, they need to hit $31,000 for the special Joe Corroney cover.
  • Kevin J. Anderson posted his short story “Santa Claus Is Coming To Get You” online.
  • Dark Horse Comics has some mega bundle deals going on for Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator for a limited time.
  • Dark Horse also has a three page preview of Star Wars #13.
  • The Star Wars Hardcover collection now has a cover, though it won’t be out until July.

Convention/Event News

  • Darth Vader actor David Prowse will be in Langenthal, Switzerland tomorrow for the Winter Cinema.
  • Star Wars writer Abel G. Peña will be doing a Reddit AMA on January 8th.
  • UK fans may want to keep their fingers crossed as Star Wars author Drew Karpyshyn is thinking about attending WorldCon in Lodon next year.

TV/Movie News

  • There’s a rumor going around that Tim Curry may be returning to voice Palpatine…for Star Wars Rebels.
  • Matthew Stover‘s movie work is finally seeing the light of day. Over on Amazon Studios, you can see a trailer for “Terminal Kill” which Stover wrote the script for.
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Podcasts in Review

December 12, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Backseat Book Club: Episode 24 features an interview with author Matthew Stover who digs deep into the themes he likes to explore in his books. Most notably, they cover his Acts of Caine series and the first book, Heroes Die, but they do briefly mention his tie-in work, including Star Wars. It’s a revealing look at what makes him tick as a writer and his interest in violence. He also mentions a few projects he is currently working on: a hard boiled detective novel which he is finishing up, a tie-in novel which he’ll be working on next, and a return to the Acts of Caine series in the near future.

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with Martha Wells episode has a nice interview with the author of Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge. Martha reveals the different aspects she strove for with the characters, the areas she wanted to avoid, how her fanfic work affected the story, and a whole lot more. If you’re looking for a download link, you can check out podbay.fm.

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Around the Web

December 6, 2013 at 11:56 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web roundup of Star Wars news and beyond.

Art/Comics

  • If you’d like to pick up some original comic art by Gabriel Hardman, you can check out Cadence Comic Art. They’ve got a wide collection, but I didn’t see any of his Star Wars yet.
  • CBR has a sneak peak at Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1.

Books

  • Last call for signed Paul S. Kemp books for the holidays. If you’re thinking about getting one as a Christmas gift, be sure to hit Paul up by this Sunday.
  • Author Timothy Zahn is hard at work on Cobra Outlaw, the second book in the Cobra Rebellion trilogy.
  • Over on Suvudu, author Drew Karpyshyn talks a little about naming characters.

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Podcasts in Review

October 3, 2013 at 8:51 am | Posted in 501st, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s podcasts in review.

501stCast: September 2013 Episode is out and covers all the latest 501st Legion news, from mission reports to upcoming events. If you want to catch up with what the Legion is up to, this is the place to go.

ForceCast: Episode 272 includes an interview with LucasBooks senior editor Jennifer Heddle. It starts at the 29 minute mark. Jen talks a little bit about how she became an editor for the Star Wars line and what her job entails. She also let drop that there will be more Star Wars books announced for 2014 in addition to those that have already been revealed, but they aren’t ready to reveal what those books are yet. Definitely good to hear that there’ll be more books.

Full of Sith: Special Release David Prowse and Peter Mayhew Episode has audio of the panel from Salt Lake Comic Con hosted by Bryan Young. If you’ve already listened to the Bombad Radio episode of the same audio, you can go ahead and skip this one, otherwise be sure to check it out to hear what David and Peter had to say about their work on the films. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Happy Birthday, David Prowse

July 1, 2012 at 9:59 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a very happy birthday to Star Wars actor David Prowse! The man famous for playing Darth Vader turns 77 today.

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MegaCon 2012

February 17, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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MegaCon 2012 starts today in Orlando, FL and runs through Sunday. Guests will include David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett), Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), Matt Senreich (Robot Chicken), Stephane Roux (Star Wars comic artist), Daxiong (Star Wars artist), Stan Lee, and many others. You can check out all the details here on their official site.

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Get an autographed photo of Darth Vader

November 4, 2011 at 8:47 am | Posted in Movies | 1 Comment
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Actor David Prowse, the man famous for wearing the Darth Vader suit for all three Star Wars films in the Original Trilogy, is offering autographed photos on his site in a wide selection of sizes. From 8×10 to 18×12, the photographs include scenes from the films, behind the scenes pictures, and even promotional photos. There is a huge selection to choose from. Dave offers free personalization for each picture and even allows you to choose what color ink. The 8×10’s and 8×12’s are $20, 11×14’s and 16×12’s are $40-50, and 18×12’s are $50. All of the larger sized photos also include a Star Wars movie quote upon request. With Christmas time around the corner, these would make pretty good gifts for Star Wars fans. Continue Reading Get an autographed photo of Darth Vader…

Happy Birthday, David Prowse

July 1, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Movies, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today at Roqoo Depot, we wish a very happy birthday to Lord Vader himself, actor David Prowse. Mr. Prowse portrayed the iconic Darth Vader in all three of the original films: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He also played parts in memorable films like A Clockwork Orange, Vampire Circus, and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, which also starred his fellow Star Wars actor Peter Cushing (who played Grand Moff Tarkin, and this was prior to A New Hope!). Aside from film, David is the honorary leader of the 501st Legion and is the vice-president of the Physically Handicapped and Able-bodied Association.

On having to choose between playing Darth Vader and Chewbacca in Star Wars… “I took the part of the villain because everyone remembers the villain.”

As Star Wars fans our favorite role of David Prowse is of course that of Darth Vader. The 6’6″ actor played the man behind the suit, and though his voice was never used in the films, he did say the lines during filming with the other actors. Interestingly enough the famous scene in The Empire Strikes Back when Vader reveals to Luke that “I am your father”, the only people who knew the secret were George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan (screenwriter), and Gary Kurtz (producer). Right before the scene was filmed, Mark Hamill was taken aside and told the secret. When the shot was filmed, David Prowse delivered a different set of lines in the script which indicated that Obi-Wan had murdered his father, not knowing that the dialogue would later be changed.

If you’d like to find out more about David Prowse, you can visit his official website here.

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