Chapter 1 from ‘Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse’

February 28, 2012 at 9:35 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Random House has posted an excerpt of chapter one from Troy Denning’s upcoming novel Apocalypse. If you’re anxious to dive into the conclusion of the Fate of the Jedi series, you can read chapter one here.

UPDATE: They also have a massive 43 page excerpt available if you click on the image of Apocalypse on the Random House product page. It includes the first page of each chapter from 1 through 30. (Thanks to Knights Archive for pointing this out)

Amazon also has a ton of preview pages available. Just head on over to the product page and click “Look Inside.”

FOTJ: Apocalypse comes out March 13th. You can check out the previous excerpts here: #1, #2. #3, #4, #5.

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Yahoo Interview with David Acord

February 28, 2012 at 8:46 am | Posted in Interview, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Eric Shirey interviewed The Clone Wars voice actor David Acord on Yahoo TV. David will be voicing the new character Highsinger in the upcoming episode “Bounty.” Highsinger will be a bodyguard droid for Boba Fett.

You’ll be adding a new character to your resume with the March 2nd episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Tell us a little bit about him.

DA: There’s a bounty hunter droid named Highsinger I’ll be voicing in an episode entitled “The Bounty.” He’s a brand new character. He’s a companion bounty hunter for Boba Fett. He’s like Boba Fett’s Chewbacca. He’s a giant assassin-type droid who is Boba Fett’s bodyguard and companion.

The interview also covers some of the other roles David has done for TCW as well as the sound work he has done. You can check out the full interview here.

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‘Red Harvest’ Paperback Reprint

February 28, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today the paperback reprint of Joe Schreiber’s Red Harvest hits stores. The prequel to Death Troopers features a brand new cover by Indika and includes an excerpt of Scourge by Jeff Grubb.

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Movie Review: ‘Act of Valor’

February 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment
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This is a must see movie, and yet Act of Valor is not a blockbuster, it is not an action flick, and it’s not the best movie ever made. What it is, is a dedication to our active duty Navy SEALs and a film that stirs emotion. As far as military films go, it’s akin to Saving Private Ryan. That was a film that struck a deep emotional core with veterans and civilians alike. Act of Valor achieves that same depth.

As stated above, this is much more than an action flick. From the previews and the hype, I was expecting to see some spectacular fire fights and combat scenes. On TV you see gun boats mowing down river banks with machine gun fire. On top of that, the previews boast a cast of real life, active duty SEALs. It just screams “this is going to be awesome.” Don’t let the previews deceive. This is a film with depth. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Act of Valor’…

Monday Funny: Parenting Tips

February 27, 2012 at 10:38 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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The Clone Wars Review: Massacre

February 27, 2012 at 8:42 am | Posted in Reviews, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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“One must let go of the past to hold on to the future.”

Pete Morrison’s review of TCW Episode 4.19, Massacre here.

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‘John Carter’ Fan Trailer and Sequel News

February 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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In two more weeks Disney’s John Carter will hit theaters. What is John Carter you might ask? In fact some people are watching the official trailers and are still asking that question. In order to address the issue, some fans have delved into all the officially released clips from Disney and have compiled them into a somewhat more understandable order, one that might actually give you a better idea of what the movie is about.

If you’re still in the dark, my advice is read the book. It’s actually a pretty good read and best of all the eBook is free on Amazon. Failing that, you can always read the wikipedia page. Continue Reading ‘John Carter’ Fan Trailer and Sequel News…

Lane’s Introductory Roadmap to the Post-RotJ Expanded Universe

February 24, 2012 at 11:36 am | Posted in Books | 3 Comments
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Meet Mara Jade. She'll be very important in the EU.

I think we all recall how we felt the first time we saw the credits roll at the end of Return of the Jedi. A moment of satisfaction, a satisfying conclusion to a science fiction saga we enjoyed so much. Then, almost without fail, a moment of dread. It’s over! But I’m not ready for it to be over! What do Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewie do next? There has to be more, right?

Mercifully, there is: the Expanded Universe.

Perhaps you’ve hit up the Internet and have done some preliminary research into the EU, thinking you’ll pick up one of these books to satisfy your hunger for more Star Wars. It seems like a great idea at first, right up until you discover that there are scores upon scores of books, comics, and games featuring different characters and eras. Where do you start?

To preface, this is intended to be a roadmap to becoming familiar with the post-Return of the Jedi EU. This isn’t an official Roqoo Depot reading guide, just my own suggestions* on what novels will best help a new reader build up the needed knowledge of universe, plots, and characters to understand and appreciate the current state of the Expanded Universe. It is possible to get every bit of information needed from Wookieepedia, but if you’re anything like me, it’s simply more fun and enjoyable to develop this knowledge by reading the novels over reading a dry wiki-style overview.

*But a big, big thank you to my friend Bria for helping me compile this list

Seventeen books comprise this list and are broken into five distinct phases. While that sounds like a lot, it’s a mere drop in the giant Expanded Universe bucket. Some of these novels are optional depending on your preferences and are marked as such.
To the cut!

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Official Cover for ‘Perry’s Killer Playlist’ by Joe Schreiber

February 24, 2012 at 9:16 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Joe Schreiber’s next book Perry’s Killer Playlist now has an official cover.

When Perry ends up in Venice on a European tour with his band Inchworm, he can’t resist a visit to Harry’s Bar, where Gobi told him she’d meet him someday. The last time he saw Gobi, five people were assassinated one crazy night in New York City. Well . . . Gobi shows up, and once again Perry is roped into a wild, nonstop thrill ride with a body count. Double crossings, kidnappings, CIA agents, arms dealers, boat chases in Venetian canals, and a shootout in the middle of a Santa Claus convention ensue.

The book is a sequel to Au Revoir Crazy European Chick, and will be out on November 6 in hardcover. Pre-orders are already up on Amazon. Remember pre-orders significantly help out the author, so if you plan on getting the book, that’s the way to go.

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Bedtime Stories with Moralo Eval

February 24, 2012 at 8:18 am | Posted in Humor, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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The Star Wars fan world is buzzing with Darth Maul news, but we would like to take a moment to share something different from The Clone Wars. Stephen Stanton is one of the voice actors for TCW and he’s done the voices for characters such as Captain Tarkin, Mas Amedda, Dilanni, Brother Viscus, and as of late, Moralo Eval. In particular, Stanton has created some pretty funny videos of Moralo Eval reading bedtime stories such as Little Miss Muffet and Humpty Dumpty.

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