Podcasts in Review

August 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 84 is more Droids coverage as they do a commentary for Treasure of the Hidden Planet. The voices for the characters in these episodes are ridiculously entertaining. Fun episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 129 starts with underwear, pizza and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. From Hammerheads to fighting robots, Joe and Chris ponder on the possibilities of how in universe and immersive the Star Wars theme park will be. They also touch on J.W. Rinzler’s blog being taken down, and dive into toys with new toy reveals, SDCC figures and other news. Good episode.

Children of the Force: Reaction Corps – Behind the Scenes of The Last Jedi covers the behind the scenes trailer from D23 as they go through it and discuss. The kids’ reaction to the porgs is priceless. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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Podcasts in Review

June 30, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: Geeked Out Dads, Hi-Def Trauma & Ticked off Peggy kicks off with Regina, from Comic Book Noob, and her dad as they geek out on space and pop culture in celebration of Father’s Day. Then Matt, Scott and Jeff cover the news, The Killing Joke getting a one day theatrical release, new Transformers animated release, LEGO’s The Freemaker Adventures, and more.

Blast Points: Episode 26 covers some news, E3, the Palpatine tv script, LEGO’s The Force Awakens game, the Lucas museum, and then they head into their Qui-Gon-a-thon as they talk all things Qui-Gon. They cover his Jedi philosophy, his relationship with the Jedi council, his ability to live on in the Force, and how Luke is more like him than any other Jedi. Great entertaining show as always.

Blast Points: Episode 27 touches on the Episode VIII licensing expo news, Celebration panels, then plows into the Rogue One news. They cover the Rogue One pics, the Entertain Weekly character info, and take a deep dive into the Saw Gerrera reveal, the ties and connections, and the storytelling potential. Another great episode that is keeping this podcast in the top of its category. Blast Points is easily one of the best podcasts out there right now for Star Wars discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

December 17, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

The 602 Club: Episode S12 covers the ebook novella The Perfect Weapon by Delilah S. Dawson. This one does delve into fun spoilers, but it’s an excellent discussion for those who have already read the story. They dive into the characters, the story elements, a possible Kylo Ren connection, what’s in the box, and an interesting parallel between Bazine and the Jedi.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #46 features a fansite group interview with Star Wars Rebels voice actress Vanessa Marshall. It’s a fun interview and worth a listen.

Coffee With Kenobi: Walt Disney World Meet Up episode takes place at Disney World as Dan, Aaron and Sandra talk about Star Wars with fellow fans, announce that Aaron will be taking over Rebels Reactions, and they do the five questions. It’s fun with fans and a nice listen. Afterwards they also have an interview with voice actress Ashley Eckstein which is a great way to cap off the episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

September 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Interview, Marvel, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | 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…

Around the Web

September 4, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond complete with the full rundown on cons this month and some helpful links for Force Friday.

Book News

  • Amid all the new Journey to the Force Awakens books out today, there’s also a new paperback release of the original Star Wars movie novelizations all combined together into one volume.
  • Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories is yet another book out this week that you might want to check out.

Comic News

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Podcasts in Review

June 4, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Conventions, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 5 Comments
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Glenn Panel features audio from the Glenn Moreshower panel from Salt Lake Comic Con. While you probably won’t recognize his name, you would recognize his face and voice as he’s been in a lot of movies in small roles. He talks about show business and Hollywood and is actually really funny. He tells some good stories and has a hilarious tip for people to get over their nervousness. I recommend checking this one out, it’s a lot of fun.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #36 is hosted by Dan and Jeff as they talk Star Wars news. Corey joins them for an experimental review of A New Hope done as if it’s the first time they saw it back in the day which is kind of corny but also funny. Then they have audio of a radio segment they did, an interview with Lou Mongello who talks Star Wars and Disney World (good guest), and they wrap things up with a collection of hilarious outtakes and then some listener feedback. Great episode. I also want to give a shout out to Jeff for filling in for Corey. He does a superb job. Fans of the show won’t be disappointed.

Celebration Anaheim Recap features their coverage of days three and four of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. It’s recorded on their way home from the airport, so the audio is a little raw, but it’s still worth a listen as they have some good stories on what they did, who they met, and what happened. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

March 27, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Via Amazon, Jedi Bibliothek spotted a new Star Wars book featuring some wonderful illustrations by artist Brian Rood. The book is titled Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories.
  • For those wondering how many Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple is based on, the answer is eight. You can also check out the synopsis over on Random House’s official website.
  • Star Wars Books has a shot of the new canon timeline which includes all the novels up to Aftermath, as well as a spot for “Battlefront“.
  • And on the wild shot that you have all 46 of Christie Golden‘s books, send her a pic, and she’ll send you an autographed copy of Dark Disciple.
  • Comicbook.com has an interview with Del Rey Editor Shelly Shapiro.
  • Brazil has rolled out another Star Wars book cover, this time for Troy Denning‘s Crucible.

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Around the Web

January 9, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Fantasy, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Author Kevin Hearne has opened Oberon’s Treat Shop, an online store where you can get autographed books from him, and he’ll even personalize them. Use the coupon code GRAVY this month and you can get 10% off.
  • Stories of the Raksura: Volume 2 has a new cover!
  • Random House has launched their landing page for Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi which is now up for preorder. The book will be out on March 3rd, and having already read it, let me tell you, it’s worth the wait: fun, tight-knit story focusing on Luke and a new female character who is well crafted and enjoyable. It packs laughs and drama.

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Podcasts in Review

November 20, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Bombad Radio: Episode 173 features special guest David Collins as they talk about his podcast Star Wars Oxygen, whether they’ll cover video game music, Sam Witwer’s lyrics to The Force Unleashed music, how Republic Commando was slightly inspired by Halo, the limitations of memory on video game music, doing the sound work for the amazing Star Wars: The Old Republic trailers, Darth Malgus being voiced by Julian Glover’s son (Julian Glover being General Veers from The Empire Strikes Back) and much more. Whether it’s mixing sound for video games or recounting the old days when Sam Witwer would just hang out, Dave covers a lot of territory and fun stories. Awesome episode.

Full of Sith: Episode LXXXVIII features the hosts of Fangirls Going Rogue Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr as they join Mike, Bryan and Bobby for some really interesting conversations. Chief among them is their discussion of Star Wars Rebels, it’s placement on DisneyXD, ratings, marketing it as a boy’s show when there’s a significant female audience, they paywall, and whether it can get a season 3 if it stays on DisneyXD. They they have a character discussion on Darth Bane, the creator of the rule of two, as Teresa educates everyone on his background, what he did to make him so memorable, and the books by Drew Karpyshyn. Really nice episode and definitely one to check out.

Episode XC features guest Pablo Hidalgo as they talk about the dark times, how Pablo was introduced to Star Wars, sharing memories of their fandom, and much more. Very cool interview and well worth listening to. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

November 13, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Assembly of Geeks: “All About Sheev (and Other Star Wars Names)” tackles the Marvel and DC movie lineups as well as movies heading to TV. Special guest Justin Bulger stops by to talk about Palpatine’s first name and Star Wars names in general. Other topics in this show include actors up for Marvel roles, and some Harry Potter discussion. Great episode all around.

Coffee with Kenobi: Rebels Reactions – Droids in Distress episode features guest Matt Moore. They get into the depth of Zeb’s character, the use of post traumatic stress disorder for him, how the Kanan comic is now being turned into an ongoing series rather than just a miniseries, Kanan’s character transition between A New Dawn and Star Wars Rebels, and R2 as the ultimate mole. Very nice on-topic, revealing discussions. I really enjoyed their guest for this episode and all of the insights he was able to bring to the topic. After the show, the hosts have their kids on to get their opinions on Star Wars Rebels.

Rebels Reactions – Fighter Flight episode includes guest Teresa Delgado. They cover the background role of the female characters up to this point of the series, Chopper’s mischievousness, TIE fighters and the lighter nature of this episode.

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