Review of The Clone Wars D-Squad Arc

January 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Posted in Reviews, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

The Clone Wars D-Squad Arc stretched across four episodes, and much like the clone centered episodes, this arc highlighted the courage of one of the Republic’s unsung heroes: the droids.

D-Squad: (from left to right) M5-B7, U9-C4, Colonel Meebur Gascon, WAC-47, QT-KT, and R2-D2

Secret Weapons

R2-D2 is part of a team of Republic droids chosen for an important mission led by the diminutive Colonel Gascon to obtain an encryption module from a Separatist dreadnought. The droids must overcome numerous challenging obstacles to succeed in this crucial assignment. Continue Reading Review of The Clone Wars D-Squad Arc…

James S.A. Corey Update

January 15, 2013 at 11:38 am | Posted in Books, Interview, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Daniel Abraham (left), Ty Franck (right)

Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham (aka James S.A. Corey) posted the following update on their upcoming Star Wars Han Solo novel (part of the Rebels series).

Ground has been broken on the Star Wars novel.  An outline has been approved, and chapters are being typed.  Things I’ve learned so far:  It is important to know ahead of time how you will handle Chewie talking, the Star Wars universe has instantaneous communication and nearly instantaneous travel but space is STILL big enough to hide things, hyperspace is how you get away from badguys but jumping through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops kid, and Leia is the brains of the operation.  If someone has a good idea, it’s Leia.  Han is always always always wrong when he makes a plan or predicts the future, but man does he improvise gracefully.  More robots.  Always more robots.

Ty also posted links to two interviews. One is a partial excerpt from their Locus Magazine interview. The other is a podcast interview on Machine Readable.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’

January 15, 2013 at 10:18 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Interview | Leave a comment

IGN interviewed comic writer Tom Taylor on his new series Injustice: Gods Among Us which launches today. This new series takes some of the most legendary heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe and pits them in an alternate reality. The series is a build up for a new fighting game, however, the story sounds pretty intriguing.

“To tell you the truth, when the script arrived, I rolled my eyes, gritted my teeth and prepared to read through what I assumed would be a standard script to a fighting game; some ham-fisted dialogue, followed by some flaky reason to want to take out the opponents ribs one at a time.

And then I started reading it… and I read the entire thing in one sitting… and then I grinned. This really is the most ambitious script I’ve ever seen from a fighting game, and the NetherRealm guys have pulled it off. So, the challenge is not ‘how do I make this interesting?’ but how do I complement what these guys have done? How do I too find that perfect balance between emotional, epic storytelling and sudden, irreparable spine removal?” -Tom Taylor

The artists working on this new series include Jheremy Raapack, Mike S. Miller, Axel Giminez, and Bruno Redondo. The release schedule for the comic is a little different than usual. DC is releasing 10 pages each week (on Tuesdays) and a print version at the end of the month (Wednesdays) which will collect three chapters. The collector’s edition of the game will include a trade paperback of the first six chapters.

The interview is well worth checking out. You can find the first chapter of Injustice: Gods Among Us here.

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More Fiction from Aaron Allston

January 15, 2013 at 9:08 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, News, Sci-Fi | 1 Comment
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Aaron Allston has announced another anthology he’ll be in this year, Shadows of the New Sun, which will feature his new novelette “Epistoleros.” According to Aaron:

My story, “Epistoleros,” is a novelette set in an alternate-universe, late-19th-century Texas. Though not directly connected with any of Gene Wolfe’s settings, it explores themes that Gene has dealt with. Of course, what it took me about 16,000 words to accomplish, Gene could probably have managed in 3,000… but that’s just the way things are.

Shadows of the New Sun will also feature stories by familiar Star Wars authors Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole, and William C. Dietz. Aaron has a complete list of all the authors and short story titles on his blog.

In other Allston news, the Five By Five sci-fi anthology will be getting audiobook treatment, and Aaron mentioned that he has offers for five more anthologies.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Star Wars – The Ultimate Action Figure Collection’

January 15, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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If you like Star Wars action figures, then this is the book for you. Steve Sansweet has put together a wonderful book stuffed with Star Wars figures. Click here to read our full review of Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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