Interview: Nicholas Ricks

March 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Posted in Interview, The Clone Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment

Tech Digest has posted an interview with Lego Clone Wars producer, Nicholas Ricks.

A long time ago (yesterday) in a galaxy far, far away, (Knutsford, just outside of Manchester) Tech Digest went to visit the fine folks at Traveller’s Tales, the development team behind the Lego Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter games. Gearing up for next week’s launch of Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we caught up with the game’s producer Nicolas Ricks for a quick chat

You can read the entire interview here

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C2E2 News Update

March 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Del Rey comments according to SW Action News: (via twitter/Knights Archive)

“Big things will be coming after FOTJ.”  Del Rey when asked if LOTF will bridge to Legacy Comics.  “Conversations have been had.”

“They will fix this Even Piell thing.” — Del Rey Rep.  “There’s nothing that can’t be fixed.”  John Jackson Miller

James Luceno’s Darth Plagius novel is finished and will be out next year.  Luceno will also have new Darth Maul stories in The Phantom Menace and Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter reissues.

Aaron Allston is still writing his Wraith Squadron and it will be out next summer.

Nothing is planned but Del Rey would like to do a new “Tales of” anthology.

J W Rinzler is doing the The Making of Star Wars: ROTJ.

Insider will have original short stories by Christie Golden and Timothy Zahn.

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It Might Not be a Hyperdrive, But It’s Efficient

March 18, 2011 at 9:18 am | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment

Wave plate.

Michigan State University researchers have developed a new type of engine that uses shock wave compression of fuels to create energy. This new development is nearly four times more efficient than combustion engines. According to, the design allows 60 percent of the fuel to be used for propulsion whereas combustion engines use only 15 percent. It also weighs much less than a combustion engine and will be able to replace the transmission, cooling system,

Wave Disk Engine

emissions, and fluids. Less weight, less bulk, more efficiency, the only question is when?

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