New Release: ‘Halo: Fractures’ Anthology

September 20, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Halo: Fractures – Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon is out today from Simon & Schuster. This Halo anthology includes short stories by authors such as Troy Denning, Christie Golden and John Jackson Miller. Click here to check out the official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

September 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

After Dark Side: Episode 22 is the best After Dark Side episode I’ve listened to so far. They start out talking about YouTube, stuff they’re watching and new policies, then the discussion shifts to UFO’s and poltergeists. They get into dream examinations and spook stories which is pretty cool. Fun one to listen to.

Beltway Banthas: Episode XII features guests Lauren Milberger and Rachel Leishman (The FordCast) as they talk about actor Harrison Ford, his activism and his politics. It’s a very interesting episode covering aspects you don’t normally hear about on most Star Wars podcasts. Good one to check out.

Blast Points: Episode 39 covers Rogue One news, the product catalog, Star Wars Rebels clips, episode titles, and then they go into the George Lucas Super Live Adventure. They talk about the show, all the stuff it covered, the various music acts, etc. Now they don’t go into the history of the show too much as this one is mostly an overview of what was in the show as they watched the whole thing on YouTube. If you don’t know anything about it, did a really nice write up on it a while back. That said, this episode gives you a better idea of what actually happened in the show without watching it yourself. Of course, it’ll also persuade you to check it out. Have fun! Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

June 16, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Minicast Know A Legion Episode #3 spotlights the Northeast Remnant Garrison, their origin as they grew out of the Empire City Garrison, trooping incentives and more as they speak with Jeffrey Nichols, TK-1454.

Aggressive Negotiations: Issue 018 puts John in the hot seat as Matthew grills him on why Revenge of the Sith is the best Star Wars movie. John makes his case, and it’s interesting, but as someone who finds ROTS to be their least favorite Star Wars film, I wasn’t swayed by John’s arguments. Good try, though.

Assembly of Geeks: Remembers Spock & The Wrath of Khan episode starts with some more Hollywood what if’s as they talk about how Nicolas Cage was almost the Green Goblin, Jason Momoa was almost Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, and a bunch of others. It’s a fun discussion. Then they get into the upcoming director’s cut for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the extra 30 minutes of footage. They talk about the Mary Poppins sequel with Emily Blunt, the For the Love of Spock documentary, Ghostbuster Day, and then they a lengthy and fun discussion on The Wrath of Khan including the director’s cut. Plus Emily talks about her run in with the Flash. Great episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

June 2, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: DC Comics Rebirth and TV Trailers Review starts with Matt Moore giving the rundown on DC’s Rebirth event, then they cover the trailers for upcoming TV shows and the slew of time travel series. Fun episode.

Awards Chatter: Ray Liotta episode is a great interview with Ray as he talks about his career, being adopted, how he eventually got into acting, his initial movie roles, improving the funny scene with Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, and his latest role on the show Shades of Blue.

Blabba the Hutt: Episode 22 starts with their quick thoughts on Bloodline, then Jamie talks with Degobabe about the filming in Ireland, Kate talks with Truck Torrence about the Star Wars emojis he created, going over his creative process and style and getting early BB-8 images. After that, Jamie talks with Star Wars actors Mike Edmunds and Jay Benedict who recount some of their Star Wars experiences. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

May 5, 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.

Blast Points: Episode 16 starts with a little Yoda and Maz Kanata news, their thoughts on the Blu-ray, and leads to their main discussion of Star Wars deleted scenes. This one is a fun one. They each cover their top 10 favorite deleted scenes from all seven films which leads to some hilarious discussion. I loved the idea of restoring all the deleted scenes for a TPM supercut longer than ever with an hour long podrace. Great episode with lots of laughs.

Blast Points: Episode 18 had me smiling three seconds into the episode. They touch on news, then head into a full discussion on Shadows of the Empire. It’s marvelous. They cover the book, the comics, the soundtrack and even the tv and movie tie-ins in all their goofy glory. A must listen to episode. Great coverage and tons of fun. This episode is definitely my pick of the week.

Blast Points: Episode 19 features guest Tom Berges, creator of I Grew Up Star Wars. Tom talks about how the website got started, hearing about Star Wars the first time, collecting, The Holiday Special, the radio dramas, Plastic Galaxy and more. It’s kinda like listening to an episode of My Star Wars Story. Pretty fun. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 18, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Interview, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Becker & Mayer is coming out with a new Star Wars book called Stormtroopers: The Ultimate Guide.

Star Wars: Stormtroopers is the definitive guide to these imposing soldiers
from the galaxy far, far away—from their creation and design to their many
roles and iterations as well as their resonance in popular-culture fandom. This
book explores the world’s endless fascination with these elite warriors and
celebrates all things stormtrooper, featuring replica memorabilia and interviews
about their evolution in the new chapter of Star Wars history.

Details: $45.00, Hardcover, 23.5 cm x 33.65 cm, 176 pages (6 gatefolds)

  • You can also catch a preview of Claudia Gray‘s Bloodlines by checking out the preview for the paperback version of Aftermath on Amazon. Just scroll down to the end.
  • There’s some new info out on the Star Wars Propaganda book by Pablo Hidalgo (coming October 5, 2016).

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘Rise of the Empire’

October 20, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Rise of the Empire is two books for the price of one with three new short stories to boot. So is it worth getting? Click here to read our full review and find out.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Rise of the Empire’

October 6, 2015 at 4:27 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Rise of the Empire is out today in paperback. This collection combines John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn with James Luceno’s Tarkin along with three all new short stories by Melissa Scott, John Jackson Miller and Jason Fry. If you haven’t picked up A New Dawn or Tarkin yet, this one is definitely worth getting with 703 pages of Star Wars goodness.

Official Product Page including excerpts and purchase links.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

September 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Lot of great interviews this week.

BNN: Episode 9.14.2015 is something a little different from the folks of Bombad Radio as they try a shorter, news focused podcast that’s actually pretty useful. They bring the news with a touch of humor, touching on not just Star Wars, but other topics like Batman v. Superman, Jurassic World, upcoming movies, home releases, video games, comics, webshows, etc. If you’re wondering what’s coming out now, or what news came out this week, then this is a great way to catch up. Best of all, they pack it all in under 30 minutes. I really like the short format and I think it works great for news. It’s very convenient for sliding the episodes in between your normal podcasts on your playlist, thus allowing you to get the news and not fall behind, but also not get stuck with a one to two hour show. The one drawback I noticed in this episode, however, is that the rundown on new comic releases was really long, big info dump, and that’s kind of hard to get away from as a lot of comics come out every week. They might need to work on that a little (either just highlighting the popular titles or some choice picks), otherwise it’s pretty solid. Keep in mind this is their inaugural episode for BNN.

Collectors Cast: Episode 11 is their Force Friday episode with them giving their thoughts on the new collectibles, LEGO, the packaging, the new Falcon, Black Series, Disney Elite Series, talking figures and masks, BB-8 and some live reporting from the UK. They talk at length with fellow collectors Duncan Jenkins and with Steve Sansweet which rounds out the episode.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode #6 covers Shattered Empire #1, which they loved, and Darth Vader #9, which they didn’t love. Lots of spoilers, so if you haven’t read the issues, be sure to read them first before listening. They have some great discussion covering the artwork as much as the writing. Personally I was of an opposite opinion of the hosts, as I rather liked Darth Vader #9 and thought Shattered Empire #1 fell kind of flat. If you’re into the comics, give these guys a listen. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

September 17, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with quite a few Star Wars authors for your listening enjoyment.

Bombad Radio: Episode 207 features an interview with Shannon Eric Denton as they talk comics, Airwolf and Star Wars. Eric has a pretty interesting story as he moved from being a comic artist, to an artist for animated shows, to being a writer. He’s a good guest and it’s a fun conversation. Worth checking out.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 43 is their pre-Force Friday show with some discussion on their collecting trips for Disney Infinity 3.0 figures. Their guests for this episode are Mike and Joao from The Cantina Cast as they dive into some meaty topics like Yoda, Obi-Wan, the chosen one prophecy and more. It’s an interesting discussion episode and good for any general Star Wars fan.

Fly Casual: Episode 55 is a news and rumors episode as they cover Star Wars #8, Kanan #5 and Lando #3. Then they head into Rogue One rumors, Kylo Ren rumors, a discussion on the length of the movie and whether one of the big 3 will die and which one. Overall, good show with the usual mix of humor, Star Wars geekdom and unpredictability. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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