Utini Shout Outs

August 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Posted in News, Regular Feature, Utini Shout Outs | Leave a comment
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Relevant: for reporting on Australian gazillionare, Clive Palmer’s, insane brilliant plans to do a Jurassic Park in his back yard.  Yes, Palmer wants to clone dinosaurs from DNA, gosh absolutely nothing could go wrong with that plan.  Right?  Hope his neighbors have electric fences and several backup generators.

Brandon Griffin: for creating Lego Star Wars chessboards — three of them no less.  And kudos to MTV Geek for bringing it to our attention.  Go check out the very cool pics of these chessboards.

Seth MacFarlane: for the following tweet:

Seth MacFarlane@SethMacFarlane

Lunch yesterday w/ George Lucas, who explained to me in detail the moral philosophy of The Force. That might be the whole bucket list.

Now if either Seth or George would just explain it to the rest of us.

Vulture: For this hilarious video of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis reading from Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Suvudu Fifty Page Friday: Mercy Kill

August 3, 2012 at 11:08 am | Posted in Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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As a pre-release treat, Suvudu has dedicated this Fifty Page Friday to Aaron Allston’s Mercy Kill.  After a 13 year absence from the X-wing series, Aaron had this to say about adding an addition to the popular X-wing series.

“Imagine attending your first family reunion in 13 years — or maybe it’s 37 years, you’re bad with numbers. You’re very anxious to attend, but the prospect of getting to reacquaint yourself with long-lost relatives, to get to know their kids, to catch up on their lives, just to remember all their names, is daunting.

That’s sort of what it was like to write the opening chapters of X-Wing: Mercy Kill. Most of the novel is set 37 years after the last time Wraith Squadron was the genuine center of action of a book, making me the person in charge of introductions at that long-awaited family reunion.

I chose to kick things off with a caper set only six years after the events of X-Wing: Solo Command — at nearly the same time X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar was taking place, in fact. The first chapter would serve to reacquaint longtime readers with and to introduce new readers to the original Wraiths, plus demonstrate their methods. Then I could jump forward to the “modern,” post-Fate of the Jedi era to bring original and new Wraiths together, to showcase the new members of the unit, and to reveal the new challenges they face. Continuity, discontinuity, family, conflict, all at once.

Writing it was difficult, challenging, and fun.

Did everyone remember to bring a covered dish to pass? Good. Here we go…”

You can read the Mercy Kill excerpt over on Suvudu.

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Star Wars 1313 Concept Art

August 3, 2012 at 9:59 am | Posted in Art, Video Games | 4 Comments

PC Gamer Magazine did a video interview with some of the creators of the upcoming LucasArts game Star Wars 1313. Amid clips of the previously released game footage, they showed some pretty cool concept art of the game. Some of the imagery certainly emphasizes the more mature elements gamers might be able to expect, and overall it has a very gritty, Blade Runner feel to it. Regardless, the art looks really good. Enjoy!

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Ralph McQuarrie CVI Tribute Prints

August 3, 2012 at 8:41 am | Posted in Art, Celebration, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Aside from the exclusive Star Wars Celebration VI art prints, Dreams and Visions Press is offering three Ralph McQuarrie CVI tribute prints which are currently available for pre-order. The three prints are by artists Brian Rood, Mark Raats, and Tsuneo Sanda and they’re each going for $50. Like the other exclusive art prints, there will be a run of only 250 prints for each piece with only 200 being available for pre-order. The other 50 will be available at CVI. According to Dream and Visions Press, anyone who pre-orders all three will get a matching numbered set. You can pre-order them here.

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