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May 31, 2013 at 7:08 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Del Rey, Her Universe, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni is posting more pictures, this time of a TIE fighter pilot.

Hasbro has unveiled what their exclusive will be for Star Wars Celebration Europe II: Boba Fett and Han Solo in carbonite in the 6″ Black series format. Though it’s not exactly an exclusive since it will also be available at San Diego Comic Con 2013.

Also in Star Wars Celebration Europe II news, you can see Ashley Eckstein‘s Her Universe apparell which will be showing up at the convention right here.

For everyone who was unable to attend Phoenix Comicon 2013, you can watch Sam Witwer‘s panel in its entirety right here. Sam talks The Clone Wars, The Force Unleashed, Being Human, Star Wars Rebels and more. You can also check out author Kevin Hearne on the Author Chair Dancing panel.

Empire and Rebellion series author James S.A. Corey tweeted this week that a draft of their untitled Han Solo novel is now in the hands of their publisher. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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Podcasts in Review

May 10, 2013 at 7:17 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Time to catch up. Here’s what I’ve been listening to and what might be worth checking out.

501stCast: The 501stCast is a podcast ran by members of the 501st Legion and provides extensive coverage of what the 501st Legion is up to and where it’s heading. Episode 72 also featured a nice chat with The Clone Wars voice actor Stephen Stanton who talked about Tarkin, Morallo Eval and Meebur Gascon. He also went over his involvement with the Pink Five Saga. Worth checking out if you’re a Stanton or TCW fan. The episode also has quite a few links in the show notes worth clicking on. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

April 5, 2013 at 7:14 am | Posted in Around the Web, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Renowned Star Wars artist Dave Dorman is offering the Dave Dorman Experience: Year Two for some very lucky fans. This is a special opportunity to meet and hang out with Dave, gets some portfolio advice, watch Dave at work, view his paintings and get a chance at some cool gifts. Definitely a rare opportunity. If you’re a Dave Dorman fan, you can check out the details here on Dave’s blog.

Star Wars author Michael Reaves posted an intriguing article on space colonization and migrating off Earth. Michael takes a look at how reality could play out and some of the difficulties we would face in such endeavours.

Something for Star Wars and Star Trek fans, Eric Pfeiffer over at Yahoo! News provided some coverage of the Star Trek vs. Star Wars psychology panel from Wondercon. It’s quite a different look at the two franchises.

Apex Magazine did an interview with author Daniel Abraham which you can check out here. While it doesn’t cover his upcoming Star Wars novel (the unnamed Han Solo book which will be part of the Rebels series), it does cover some interesting stuff.

J.W. Rinzler spoke with Hollywood.com about his newly announced comic project The Star Wars. It includes some details on what readers can expect to see.

Rounding out the interviews, MTV has one with The Clone Wars voice actor Sam Witwer. Sam talks about Being Human, The Force Unleashed and other Star Wars topics.

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IGN talks Star Wars with Sam Witwer

February 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Posted in Interview, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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IGN posted an interview with voice actor Sam Witwer covering his work as Darth Maul in The Empire Strikes OutThe Clone Wars, and the Brisk Tea commercials, plus his work on The Force Unleashed.

Speaking of the “I’m So Awesome” song, I also heard that you totally improvised that scene, which is pretty hysterical. Was there a lot of improv in the recording room, or was that just one of those spur-of-the-moment-type things?

Sam Witwer: First, I want to give credit to our director Guy Vasilovich — great guy. He was like, “Listen, when he comes in, can he be singing something?” So I started singing Star Wars tunes, and then he said, “Wait, do you know ‘Duel of the Fates?'” I was like, “Of course!” So we were both in it together. Once one of us came up with one idea, the other one was like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah!” I just remember we were laughing our asses off. We were really enjoying it. The cool thing is, Star Wars is such a kid-friendly franchise, and this is another fun way to bring fans to the series. The LEGO franchise has been so ridiculously successful with all of the video games that they’ve been doing. The fact that those games are just as much fun for adults as they are for kids is really a testament to their design work, but also to the weird, bizarre, chocolate-and-peanut-butter marriage between LEGO and Star Wars. I do not claim to understand that. All I know is that it works, and it’s always worked for me — but I don’t know why. I don’t know what the hell it is about LEGO that seems to lend itself to Star Wars and vice versa.

Sam also had some pretty cool comments about the last few episodes of The Clone Wars as well as the fate of Darth Maul (hint: he won’t be dying anytime soon). You’ll definitely want to check it out. You can read the full interview here.

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February 15, 2013 at 9:31 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Let’s start with a little convention and event news. First up, author Kevin Hearne announced he will be heading to Madison, WI for Odyssey Con in April.

Fellow Rebels author Martha Wells posted her schedule for ConDFW which is in Dallas, TX this weekend.

Meanwhile author Daniel Abraham (aka James S.A. Corey) will be hanging out in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday with author Steve Gould at Alamosa Books.

The Clone Wars voice actor Ashley Eckstein will be in Los Angeles, CA this weekend for The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One (50th Anniversary of Doctor Who).

Sam Witwer (TCW Darth Maul) and James Marsters (TCW Capt. Faro Argyus) will also be in LA this weekend but for The Star Trek & Sci-Fi Summit.

Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch will be in Telford, England tomorrow for the Midlands Comic Con & MCM Expo.

And wrapping up con news, San Diego Comic Con badges go on sale tomorrow.

Elsewhere in the news, Darth Vader and Son author Jeffrey Brown will be getting a third book called Star Wars: Jedi Academy which is set to come out in September this year. Amazon and Barnes & Noble have a pre-order page if you’re interested.

Stan Lee graced Youtube with a video of “How It Should Have Ended” for Star Wars. (thanks to Jedi News for spotting this gem)

Lastly, TheForce.Net’s The ForceCast has re-launched with new hosts and their first episode is out. The new podcast is headed by Erik Blythe and Eric Geller.

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The Clone Wars Annie Nominations 2012

December 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Posted in Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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The 2012 Annie nominations have been announced and Star Wars: The Clone Wars garnered 4.  Included in the nominations was Sam Witwer’s exceptional voice acting of Darth Maul, as well as individual nominations in Animated Effects, Character Animation, and Editorial.

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Animated Effects in an Animated Production

Joel AronStar Wars: The Clone Wars – Lucasfilm Animation Ltd.

Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Keith Kellogg ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Revenge’ – Lucasfilm Animation Ltd.

Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production

Sam Witwer as Darth Maul ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Revenge’ – Lucasfilm Animation Ltd.

Editorial in an Animated Television Production

Jason Tucker Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Revival – Lucasfilm Animation Ltd.

(via THR)

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IGN Interviews Sam Witwer

September 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Posted in Interview, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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IGN posted an interview with The Clone Wars voice actor Sam Witwer covering Darth Maul and it had some interesting answers from Sam.

And even there, [Palpatine’s] willing to trade up.

SW: That’s the thing, the ultimate apprentice — the one that he’s really looking for — is Luke Skywalker, and ironically enough, that’s the one that does him in by not becoming his apprentice. But that’s the whole thing. The Emperor is constantly looking for the replacement. And Darth Maul perhaps invents in the Emperor’s mind this idea that you can recycle these guys, that if you think they’re killed, maybe they’re not. Maybe there’s something more you can do with them. He certainly recycles Anakin when he’s been burned down, and it’s very possible that this whole thing with Darth Maul puts those ideas in his head. It’s like, “Oh, perhaps I underestimated these people. Maybe you can use them for something even after they’ve been disfigured.”

Click here to read the full interview.

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Philadelphia Comic Con 2012

May 31, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions | Leave a comment
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Philadelphia Comic Con 2012 starts today. There will be some big names in attendance: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Sam Witwer, Stan Lee, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Mayhew, Bruce Campbell and many others. You can check all the details here.

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Motor City Comic Con 2012

May 17, 2012 at 7:58 am | Posted in Comic Books, Events | Leave a comment
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Motor City Comic Con 2012 kicks off tomorrow in Novi, MI. The con will run from May 18-20 and Star Wars guests include Joe Corroney, Chris Scalf, Billy Dee Williams, Corey Dee Williams, Deep Roy, Stephen Costantino, and Sam Witwer. You can check out all the details by visiting their official site.

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Sam Witwer on Fictional Frontiers

March 15, 2012 at 8:15 am | Posted in Interview, Sci-Fi, Star Wars News, Syfy, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Suvudu has posted a 15 minutes Fictional Frontiers segment with Sam Witwer. The audio interview covers Sam’s work on Being Human and The Clone Wars. Click here to listen to it.

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