Podcasts in Review

December 4, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Full of Sith: Episode XCII is another cross-over style episode, this time featuring the hosts of the ForceCast, Eric, Erik and Justin. They talk about their introductions to Star Wars, how they got started on the ForceCast, and some discussion on the trailer and the Mace Windu rumors.

Episode XCIII kicks off with a full on discussion of the newly released trailer for The Force Awakens. Mike, Bryan, Bobby and Amy share their favorite moments from the trailer without taking up an hour of time. Instead, the rest of the show focuses on Star Wars Tours. They talk about the old version of the ride, the new incarnation, what the ride is like, and they even get into a Disneyland discussion about Disney jail and Tom Sawyer island. Really fun episode and definitely worth a slot on your playlist.

Now Playing Podcast: to broaden my horizons a bit (and mostly because I enjoyed Star Wars Action News’ cross-over cast for Plastic Galaxy), I decided to try out a few episodes of Now Playing Podcast. Fair warning, if you see a short show, it’s because it’s a teaser for one of their fundraising episodes. Sometimes they’ll do exclusive shows only available to those who donate and they’ll release a short teaser of the full show for everyone to check out. I’d recommend skipping those as it’ll just aggravate you that you can’t listen to the full show. Picking some movies I like at random, I tried their Halloween, Predator, The Lost Boys and Terminator shows. Each is a full discussion with a three host format breaking down the main scenes of the movie, providing a little bit of film trivia, and sharing their thoughts on the film, the actors, the director and the music. I don’t mind, but for those that do, they do use profanity. Overall, it’s kind of entertaining, but I’m not sure if I’ll check out more or not.

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Happy Fool’s Day from The EwokKast

April 1, 2014 at 12:03 am | Posted in Humor, Podcasts, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Rather than trying to fool anyone today, we thought it would be more fun to be foolish. So in our endeavor of foolery, we present to you The EwokKast. Now some of you might not think there’s anything foolish about our little furry friends on the forest moon of Endor. We agree: Ewoks are serious business. But when the topic is the first Star Wars spinoff movie, well, things get pretty foolish. Thus we present a 35 minute audio presentation of Caravan of Courage. Enjoy!

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Podcasts in Review

November 21, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 1 is a long one, almost two hours, but hosts Tricia Barr and Teresa Delgado do a good job of keeping it interesting. In their debut episode, they cover a lot of ground, introductions, an overview of their intended focus for the podcast, their opinions on fandom and women, a great interview with Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Catherine Taber, and so much more. I think my highlight of the episode, aside from the interview with Cat Taber, was Tricia and Teresa’s discussion segment on Boba Fett. Tricia isn’t a big fan of Fett but Teresa is, and it was fun to hear their opinions on one of my favorite Star Wars characters.

Fictional Frontiers: Episode 261 (listed as Episode #1 on Shotglass Digital) includes an interview with Kenobi author John Jackson Miller. Fiction Frontiers’ host, Sohaib, is one of the best interviewers out there, so if you like listening to interviews, you’ll want to check this one out. As always, he does a nice job talking with John, covering his book, and touching on his upcoming projects.

Episode 265 has a nice interview with Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge author Martha Wells. Sohaib covers some of the choices Martha made in the direction of the book, as well as her view on Leia, Han, and the Alderaanian pirates. The interview is spoiler free, so be sure to check it out.

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Monday Funny: Rambo takes on the Forest Moon of Endor

November 4, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Don’t underestimate the Ewoks…unless you’re Rambo.

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Comic Review: ‘Ewoks: Shadows of Endor’

October 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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What happens when Ewoks get involved with Duloks, Stormtroopers, Nightsisters and mythical monsters? You get Ewoks: Shadows of Endor, a fun and colorful take on the Ewoks that fans of all ages can enjoy. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #10’, ‘Wild Space Volume 2’ and ‘Shadows of Endor’

October 9, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Dark Horse Comics has three new Star Wars releases today. First off is Star Wars #10 featuring another cover by Hugh Fleming and the return of interior artist Carlos D’Anda. Then there is the omnibus Wild Space Volume 2 and the brand new Ewok comic by Zack Giallongo, Ewoks: Shadows of Endor.

Star Wars #10

Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles have infiltrated an Imperial Destroyer. But now nine thousand stormtroopers are searching for them, and Darth Vader is aware of their presence. Completing their mission and escaping with their lives may be an either/or proposition!

Meanwhile, the Rebel fleet prepares for an Imperial assault!

Click here for a six page preview.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist; Hugh Fleming

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $2.99

Star Wars Omnibus: Wild Space Volume 2

A second omnibus filled with rare Star Wars gems! Get your adventure on with Jabba the Hutt, Han Solo, and Lando Calrissian, and stomp on Star Wars with Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés! Plus, unreal tales from the concept artists behind Episode III, and podracing fun with young Anakin Skywalker!

* Many never-before-collected stories!
* A look at the lighter side of the Force!

Click here for a ten page preview.

Format: FC, 488 pages; TP, 6” x 9”
Price: $24.99

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor TPB

Until now, the Ewoks had been able to ignore the arrival of the Empire’s stormtroopers on Endor. But when they discover their rivals, the Duloks, have been enslaved and a legendary beast has been awakened, the Ewoks realize they may have to prepare for war—as soon as they figure out how to survive the beast!

* Leads directly into the events of Return of the Jedi!
* Ties into the beloved Ewoks TV series and movies!

Click here for an eight page preview.

Writer: Zack Giallongo
Artist: Zack Giallongo
Colorist: Braden Lamb
Cover Artist: Zack Giallongo

Format: FC, 80 pages; TP, 5 1/4” x 7 1/2”
Price: $7.99

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Ewok of the Day: Logray

October 8, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Logray.

Master Logray is the head shaman of Bright Tree Village. As far as Ewoks go, he has quite an adventurous life. Early in his life, he was enslaved by Tulgah witch named Morag who he learned Force magic from before escaping. His use of the Force enabled him to become a powerful member of his tribe, and someone Chief Chirpa depended on. However, like the Jedi, he experienced issues with training apprentices. His first apprentice, Zarrak, delved into dark magic and had to be banished from the village. Thankfully Teebo turned out to be a much better apprentice, and learned much from Master Logray. After the Battle of Yavin, he actually traveled to Naboo to visit the city of Theed along with Chief Chirpa.

Sadly, Master Logray fell to the dark side as he began using dark rituals. It was his decision to sacrifice Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and R2-D2. He was eventually ousted by Chief Chirpa and replaced by Paploo. In retaliation, Logray placed a curse on the village and went into exile. His name was sticken from the Songs of Remembrance and it became taboo to even speak it.

Master Logray appeared in Return of the Jedi and the television movie Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure. he also appeared in the Ewoks comics, Return of the Jedi 3: Mission to Endor, the Ewoks television show, and several children’s books: How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend, Wicket Finds a Way: An Ewok Adventure, The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense, Fuzzy as an Ewok and The Ewoks Join the Fight.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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Monday Funny: Do Not Mess With Ewoks

October 7, 2013 at 9:40 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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Source: Lady Punk Ass and Spike TV

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Ewoks of the Day: Warok and Teek

October 7, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Warok and Teek.

Warok is a skilled Ewok warrior and one of the best with a hang glider. Like Lumat, he is a family man. His wife is Batcheela, and they have two children: Teebo and Malani. Before fighting in the Battle of Endor, Warok once took on a group of Duloks to save some capture Ewok children.

He appeared in Return of the Jedi and the children’s book The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense which was written and illustrated by Joe Johnston, one of the principal designers for the Star Wars films and of the Ewoks themselves.  Warok also had a vintage Kenner action figure complete with collectors coin.

Teek technically isn’t an Ewok but a Teek. He was a companion to a stranded spacer on the Forest Moon of Endor, before rescuing a girl named Cindel Towani from a Sanyassan warlord. Afterwards he became a member of Bright Tree Village.

Unlike the Ewoks, Teek is extremely fast and has a rapid metabolism. His species isn’t native to Endor, but a colony of Teeks wound up on the planet around 800 years ago. They are typically known as thieves and scavengers.

Teek first appeared in the television movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1986). Later on, he showed up in the children’s book The Ring, the Witch, and the Crystal: An Ewok Adventure (1986), and in Star Tours.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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Ewoks of the Day: Lumat and Latara

October 6, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Lumat and Latara.

Lumat is a family man. Along with his wife Zephee, they have three children: Latara, Nippet and Wiley. As a part of Bright Tree Village, Lumat is the chief woodcutter. Along with many other Ewoks, he fought against the Empire in the Battle of Endor.

He appeared in Return of the Jedi, one episode of the Ewoks television series, and several children’s books: How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend, Wicket Finds a Way: An Ewok Adventure, and The Shadow Stone: An Ewok Adventure. Collectors might also recognize him from his action figure, be it the old vintage Kenner figure or the newer one by Hasbro, though neither version had black stripes.

Latara is Lumat’s daughter and sister to Wiley and Nippet (the baby wokling seen in Return of the Jedi). Being best friends with Princess Kneesaa and Wicket, the trio have gone on many adventures together. In her free time, she likes to play the flute, and has been known to have a big crush on Teebo.

Her first appearance was in Wicket Finds a Way: An Ewok Adventure (1984). She also appeared in the second issue of the Ewoks comics, and was a recurring character in the Ewoks television show (she was voiced by Taborah Johnson in season one, and Sue Murphy in season two).

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

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