Book Review: ‘Curse of the Black Hole Pirates’ by Ryder Windham

May 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Continuing our coverage of Ryder Windham’s Secret Mission series, we dive into Curse of the Black Hole Pirates. Is this a kid’s book adult Star Wars fans should check out? Well, if you like Chiss, pirates, bounty hunters and ancient alien technology, the answer is a big yes. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, Christopher Lee

May 27, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday, Star Wars | Leave a comment

christopher-leeToday we wish a very happy birthday to actor Christopher Lee who turns 92 today. Movie fans will get to see Saruman return in December for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies but if you’re a heavy metal fan, you might want to check out Metal Knight which will be out this week.

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The Black Series: Improving Boba Fett

May 26, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Star Wars, Toys & Collectibles | 1 Comment
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Of all The Black Series 6-inch scale figures, Boba Fett is easily one of the coolest and hardest to get. If you’ve read my review of the figure, though, you’ll know I was a little disappointed in the action figure. Bottom line, it was missing the “action” part as Boba Fett is one of the least articulated figures in the line aside from R2-D2. It’s not that the joints aren’t there. The problem is those hard plastic pouches on the front of his legs that prevent him from moving around. Ever since opening that first Fett figure, I’ve wanted to cut those stupid pouches off. So when I saw a Fett sitting on the shelves at Barnes & Noble, I picked him up with that purpose in mind. This would be my Boba 2.0.

Fett pre-surgery.

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Monday Funny: Attack of the Clones Honest Trailer

May 26, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Around the Web

May 23, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Episode VII, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Suvudu has a new synopsis for A New Dawn which will be out this September in hardcover. And for the paperback holdouts, the release date is currently set for June 30, 2015.
  • Fans looking forward to the upcoming Imperial Handbook: A Commander’s Guide can expect to see artwork by artist Chris Trevas, Chris Reiff, and Joe Corroney.
  • Out August 12th from Chronicle Books is the Star Wars: The Jedi Path and Book of Sith Deluxe Box Set. (via edelweiss)


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Podcasts in Review

May 22, 2014 at 6:17 am | Posted in Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks:Creating Batman and Naming Movies” features discussion on a DC Batman panel at Wondercon which brought up the controversy of Bill Finger’s unrecognized contributions toward the creation of Batman. They also talk about the upcoming tv show Gotham, the titles floating around for the next Star Wars movie, and some of the worst movie titles ever. The show caps off with a spoiler free review of Godzilla (which I highly recommend checking out, I loved the film). Plus there’s talk of the Muppets returning to tv, X-Men twinkies, Aaron Taylor-Johnson being picky about Avengers 2 and the Star Wars spin off movies. Great show with a variety of fun topics.

Bombad Radio: Episode 146 features the audio of Karl Urban’s panel at Salt Lake Fan Experience. He talks about Almost Human, Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings and more. He has a pretty good story about stabbing someone while filming on Lord of the Rings. He even fielded a Star Wars question. Good episode to check out for anyone who is a Karl Urban fan.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode 18 starts out with guest Christian Blauvelt as they talk about the Star Wars Episode VII cast, the new state of the EU and other Star Wars topics. From there, they dive into an Empire Strikes Back discussion with guest Scott Murray which is pretty interesting. It covers both their feelings now and what their feelings were back when they saw it for the first time. Also of note is their Bearded Trio segment revealing the possibility of Steven Spielberg doing a Goonies sequel. Fun show with lots of excellent Star Wars discussion. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

From the Abu Dhabi Set

May 21, 2014 at 11:57 am | Posted in Charity, Episode VII, Movies, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Director J.J. Abrams did a little promo video for UNICEF while also giving a glimpse of the Star Wars Episode VII set and an alien. Plus there’s a chance to win a spot in the movie. It’s all a part of Star Wars: Force For Change.

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Comic Review: ‘Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #1’

May 21, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #1 delivers an unused story from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, giving readers a glimpse of what could have been. Sidious’ plans for Maul are revealed. But can the comic stand up to the high bar set by the show? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #1’ and ‘Outcasts of the Broken Ring’

May 21, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has two new Star Wars releases today.

Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir #1

Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and being rejected by his former Sith master Darth Sidious isn’t going to defeat Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad enough to take on the galaxy—with an army of Mandalorians!

A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you never saw!

* Based on unaired episodes of The Clone Wars television series!

Click here for a four page preview.

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Penciller: Juan Frigeri
Inker: Mauro Vargas
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf

Format: FC, 40 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50

Legacy: Outcasts of the Broken Ring TPB

Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao Assam break with the Galactic Triumvirate to track down the Sith Lord Darth Wredd. The trail leads Ania and Jao to a dead Mon Calamari planet—and another Sith Lord and his army of pirates! Collects Star Wars: Legacy #6–#10.

Click here for a four page preview.

Writers: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Brian Albert Thies
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover Artist: Agustin Alessio

Format: FC, 120 pages; HC, 7” x 10”
Price: $19.99

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Databurst From the 501st

May 21, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

501stLogoLatest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from May 21 through 27th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

May 22

  • Alpine Garrison will be in Bountiful, UT for the Mueller Park Jr High concert from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Elkton, MD for the Cherry Hill Middle School Library Book Fair from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

May 23

  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Houston, TX for Comicpalooza from May 23 to 26th.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Charlotte, NC for Star Wars Night with the Knights.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Traverse City, MI for Cherry Capital Comic Con.
  • Northern Darkness Garrison will be in Fort Wayne, IN for the Tin Caps game.
  • Redback Garrison will be in Brisbane, QLD for Stretton State College’s Under 8’s Day.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for MCM Comic Con from May 23 through 25th.

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