Podcasts in Review

June 22, 2017 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.

Blast Points: Episode 78 touches on Star Wars Battlefront II, Han Solo crew gear, then they dive into their main discussion – Star Wars on QVC. They talk about the content that was on the channel, the products, the callers, and Mark Hamill’s involvement complete with some audio clips. As someone who missed out on the whole QVC Star Wars thing, this was a fun episode.

Bombad Radio: Episode 280 is an interview with make-up artist Brian Sipe who talks about X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, working with actors, the challenges with the make-up, and other movies he’s worked on. It’s a good interview. Afterwards there’s some general movie discussion. Good episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 123 features Joe and special guest host Matt Moore as they talk about home brewed gin, vodka’s of choice, heavy metal, Conan, Robert E. Howard, Lovecraft, how they got into comics, and then they get into Star Wars comics. They touch on the Han Solo mini-series, the Captain Phasma mini-series, Poe Dameron, the main title, Lando and Doctor Aphra. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

June 26, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Drew Karpyshyn‘s A Minor Malevolent Spirit is now available in print format.
  • Timothy Zahn‘s Wayward Pines prequel novella is up for pre-order.
  • The Champions of Aetaltis: A Heroic Fantasy Anthology Kickstarter was successfully funded. For those who participated, you can look forward to new stories by Richard Lee Byers, Elaine Cunningham, Erin M. Evans, David Farland, Ed Greenwood and Michael A. Stackpole.
  • The upcoming Star Wars Trilogy book release now has a cover. The 688 page paperback will encompass all three original trilogy novelizations and will be out September 1, 2015.
  • You can check out a 60 page preview of Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden over on Penguin Random House’s official website. Just click on the book cover for the “Look Inside” option. It includes the first six chapters and one page of chapter seven. Dark Disciple will be out July 7th.
  • Jedi-Bibliothek has an update on upcoming book page numbers with some confirmation from Jennifer Heddle. It looks like Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars is going to be a lengthy novel running in at 560 pages.
  • As previously revealed, we’ll be getting a visual dictionary and an incredible cross sections book for The Force Awakens in December, but now we’ll also be getting a character anthology according to a new listing in edelweiss.

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Podcasts in Review

March 5, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Disney, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Failing X-Men, Reviving Spider-Man & Missing The Goonies” has lots of the usual geeky discussion. They talk about movies that should have ended sooner, they have a review of Kingsmen: The Secret Service, they cover some news topics like Harry Potter Funko items, and the conundrum of Marvel being a comic book company or a movie company. They also tackle the movie The Goonies and whether that type of movie works any more or whether child adventure movies have changed into something else. Lots of interesting topics and fun discussion.

Coffee With Kenobi: Rebels Reactions “Call to Action” episode features Tarkin voice actor Stephen Stanton who adds some excellent behind the scenes insight to the episode as he talks about his character and the show. They also talk some about Star Wars: The Clone Wars and James Luceno’s book Tarkin. Excellent episode and one you’ll definitely want to catch.

Disney Vault Talk:Top Ten Live Action Films” features Steve, Teresa and Greg as they cover listener feedback then go over their top ten live action Disney films. Their choices cover a lot of time periods, from modern to classics, and they all weigh in with different choices and the reasons behind their picks. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

February 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Del Rey posted an audio excerpt from Heir to the Jedi you can listen to. Note that this excerpt is from the audiobook which will be out next Tuesday.

Convention & Event News

  • Con Nooga is February 27 to March 1 in Chattanooga, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Culture Shock is February 27 to March 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Daniel Logan, Cathy Monroe, John Mortan, Chris Parsons.
  • Pensacon is February 27 to March 1 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Jeremy Bulloch, Olivia d’Abo, Dave Dorman, Julian Glover, Barbara Goodson, John Hudgens, Felix Silla, Carel Struycken, David Warner.
  • The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is February 28 to March 1 in Malmo, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.

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Happy Birthday, Ray Park

August 23, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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jinn-2014-ray-parkToday we wish a happy birthday to actor Ray Park who turns 40. If you’d like to meet Ray, you can check him out at Fan Expo Canada (Aug. 28-31 in Toronto, ON), Las Cruces Comic Con (Sept. 5-7 in Las Cruces, NM) or Albuquerque Comic Con (Jan. 9-11 in Albuquerque Comic Con).

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Podcasts in Review

November 7, 2013 at 8:03 am | Posted in 501st, Audiobooks, Books, Del Rey, Episode VII, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here’s this week’s Star Wars podcasts in review.

501stCast: Episode 77 catches up on all the news from the 501st Legion and includes an awesome interview with author Ryder Windham who talks about the Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual.

Bombad Radio: Episode 103 features audio from Salt Lake Comic Con 2013 and the Ray Park panel. Ray talks about playing Toad in the X-Men movies, Darth Maul, Snake Eyes and how he got started in Mortal Kombat Annihilation which actually led to his gig as Darth Maul. Really good audio and some nice comments from Ray who even touches on Star Wars Episode VII.

Episode 98 features more audio from Salt Lake Comic Con 2013, this time covering the William Shatner panel. I had initially passed this episode over in order to catch up with other podcasts, but when I finally got the chance to listen to it, I was thoroughly entertained. Shatner puts on a good show and his panel is pretty fun to listen to. Whether you’re a fan of Star Trek or not, it’s worth a listen.

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Happy Birthday, Ray Park

August 23, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a very happy birthday to actor Ray Park!

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Ray Park’s Duel at Planet Comicon

April 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Posted in Conventions, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Big thanks to Michael Nielson for posting video of Ray Park’s epic duel with Andrew at Planet Comicon. This is why Ray is one of the best.

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Adventures at Planet Comicon 2013

April 8, 2013 at 9:50 am | Posted in Conventions, Events, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | 1 Comment
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We attended the fun at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, MO this years and I have to say, it was a blast. The two day event had a lot of guests including quite a few people from Star Wars. Geralyn and I browsed the con floor, talked with some of the celebrities and attended a few panels. For those who were not able to attend, you can find our coverage below. Continue Reading Adventures at Planet Comicon 2013…

Happy Birthday, Ray Park

August 23, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Today Roqoo Depot wishes a happy birthday to actor Ray Park, most famously known to Star Wars fan as Darth Maul. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ray took to martial arts at a very young age starting with Northern Shaolin Kung Fu on his father’s advice. Later in life, he went to college to be an electrician like his father, but left in his third year in order to go to World Wushu Championships in China. The decision won him two gold medals and one silver. Concentrating on his martial arts skills, he came in at fourth place at the Martial Arts World Championships in Malaysia in 1993. He also took time to teach gymnastics and martial arts classes to students in London. Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Ray Park…

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