‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Heads to Toonami

July 31, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

Earlier today, Toonami posted on tumblr that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be replacing Eureka 7 on August 17th. According to them, they will not be showing all the episodes, and they will “generally run in order.”

On August 17th, Eureka 7 will be going away, never to return. We’ll be sorry to see it go. Replacing it will be STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, which we’re very happy about because we always felt it was a Toonami show. FYI: We’ll be skipping some of the non-continuity (read: Jar Jar) eps, but they’ll generally run in order. AMERICAN CARTOONS BELONG ON TOONAMI!  xoxoxoxo -Toonami

They also commented that we should get a new schedule in the next few weeks and that there are no current plans for them airing the bonus content, but they did say “we’ll see.” Further note, they are planning on airing four seasons and not the entire five, at least not yet.

Toonami is Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block of programming which runs later at night and is geared toward adult audiences. For Clone Wars fans, this will give you another shot at seeing them on tv, and perhaps we’ll get to see some of the cut out parts (like Ventress kissing the clone before killing him and the beheading of the Black Sun vigos).

Note Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be airing in the [adult swim] block on Saturdays at 3:00 AM Eastern.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

All Wings Report In Interviews John Jackson Miller

July 31, 2013 at 9:50 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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All Wings Report In, the official podcast of the Rebel Legion, has a really nice interview with author John Jackson Miller. John was recently inducted into the Rebel Legion at San Diego Comic Con 2013, and he jokes around about joining the Mandalorian Mercs next for a trifecta. He talks about recruiting a Tusken Raider at SDCC to threaten con goers, a wild traffic jam he and Michael S. Stackpole witnessed involving a train, a fire truck, cops and a cosplayer with wings. John also talks about how he ended up working for Dark Horse Comics, how Knights of the Old Republic came about, when KOTOR will come back, tabletop gaming, developing the Lost Tribe of the Sith, how art can sometimes inspire the story, the origin of Kenobi and how it got put off. Like other authors recently, John emphasized that future Star Wars projects are on a wait and see basis, but he is doing stuff other than Star Wars (Simpsons, Conan, Star Trek, Overdraft: The Orion Offensive). The interview covers a whole lot more, and combined with the good audio quality, this is definitely one worth checking out.

Click here to listen to the interview. You can find the download links here.

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New Release: ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us #7’

July 31, 2013 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics | Leave a comment

Tom Taylor’s DC Comic series is still going with this week’s Injustice: Gods Among Us #7. With Shazam on the cover, can this issue step things up a notch? Hopefully, the answer is yes.

The tragic death of one of their own has further divided the heroes. Friendships fracture as paths are chosen. The citizens of Earth, too, are divided in their feelings on the heroes’ new, proactive roles, and Billy Batson wants to hear what they have to say. Meanwhile, a signal from Metropolis proves that someone—or something—has survived.

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Jheremy Raapack, Mike S. Miller and Kevin Maguire
Cover Artist: Mico Suayan

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Comic Review: ‘Jinnrise #6’

July 31, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Reviews | Leave a comment

The battle between genies and aliens continues in Jinnrise #6. Will the green jinn prove to be a threat or an ally? Find out in our review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

July 31, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Entertainment, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from July 31 through August 6th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

July 31

  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cleveland, OH for the Weird Al concert at Cain Park from 6:00-11:00 PM.

August 1

  • UK Garrison will be in Kensington Palace for the Luna Cinema Top Gun screening, and in Brighton for the Lord Vader’s Quarters art exhibition.

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Star Wars Episode VII: Shadows of the Sith

July 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Posted in Books, Episode VII, Lucasfilm, Movies, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

An interesting piece of news floating around is a picture from the book Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts. The image in question shows the logos of 20 LucasArts games that were cancelled. Included among them is a game titled Star Wars Episode VII: Shadows of the Sith.

It’s tantalizing to think that this game title might have been influenced by George Lucas, and may play some part in the story treatments he handed over to Disney after the sale of Lucasfilm. Keep in mind that this book was published back in 2008, so the information certainly isn’t breaking news, but it’s still fun to wonder.

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Review: The Darwin Elevator

July 30, 2013 at 8:36 am | Posted in Books, scifi/fantasy | 2 Comments
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The-Darwin-Elevator-USIn the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura.

Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity. (Cover blurb)

What happens when you present zombies, (relatively) hard science, and post apocalyptic dystopia to a reviewer who likes none of the above?  Well, you get a shocked reviewer who is happily wrong about all of that when this so right book comes along.  I know, I know it sounds like every hot genre of the moment mashed together so how can it be good?  Trust me, it’s not just good.  It’s fantastic — because Jason Hough can write a kick ass story in a world with characters that jump right off the page, and spring to life right before your eyes. What starts off feeling like an abrupt drop into the middle of things turns into a thumping good adventure, one with enough twists and turns to keep you page turning for hours. Continue Reading Review: The Darwin Elevator…

The Best of Star Wars Celebration Europe II

July 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Posted in Celebration, Celebration Europe, Entertainment, Events, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

For those who missed out on Star Wars Celebration Europe II or who want to relive some of the moments, we’ve put together a nice playlist of some of the best videos including interviews and panels.

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New ‘Kenobi’ Excerpt

July 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Random House has a new excerpt for John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi available online. The excerpt includes the dramatis personae, and chunks of the first six chapters. Just click on the “Look Inside” banner to check it out.

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Author Interview: Jason M. Hough

July 29, 2013 at 9:15 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | 3 Comments

Jason M. HoughIf you haven’t already heard of author Jason M. Hough, you will.  His Dire Earth Trilogy is one of the best scifi series I’ve read.  The series begins tomorrow with the release of The Darwin Elevator (watch for our review).  DARWIN is Jason’s debut novel.

Jason is a former 3D artist and game designer (Metal Fatigue, Alien vs Predator: Extinction, etc).  He began The Darwin Elevator in 2008 as a Nanowrimo project.  After refining the manuscript, he sold it to Del Rey along with an option for two sequels.  The Exodus Towers and The Plague Forge release in August and September.

I recently chatted with Jason about the process of writing The Darwin Elevator and releasing a first novel.  You can read the non-spoiler interview here.



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