Podcasts in Review

January 22, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

After Buzz:Path of the Jedi” episode features special guest James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Hosted by Dillon Chance and Katie Cullen, it’s an interesting review of the episode, but mostly I just enjoyed hearing James’ comments. One really nice treat was when James mentioned that there was originally a pitch done for Star Wars Rebels to sell the show. For that pitch, James did the voice of Kanan, Dee Bradley Baker did the voice of Zeb, and Catherine Taber did the voice of Hera and Sabine. Toward the end of the show, they went into a news and rumors section which I tuned out on as I’m still trying to avoid The Force Awakens spoilers, but there’s plenty of warning so no need to worry about accidentally getting spoiled.

Bombad Radio: Episode 183 kicks off with a tough questions – which five expanded universe novels would you make canon? After that, Jeremiah and Jason interview author Walter Jon Williams who talks about his start in historical fiction, his extensive travelling, doing Star Wars, the research involved, what events had to be in the book, rejected ideas that would have explained why Jedi couldn’t marry, coming up with the Sword of the Jedi idea, as well as working on movies and video games and differences between the mediums. It’s a nice interview that helps shine a light on part of the EU and gives fans a better idea about Destiny’s Way and the author behind it.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #15 reveals their newest member, Sarah Woloski, thus creating the fangirl trifecta of awesomeness. Seriously, these are my three favorite female podcasters and now they’re all in one show. A listener could not ask for more (…well maybe one more, Amy Ratcliffe). In this episode they talk about the runDisney Star Wars Half-Marathon, the Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume Smithsonian touring exhibit, Tricia mentions and interview she did with Star Wars writer Tish Pahl, they talk about Sabine sketchbook artist Annie Stoll, and they have a character discussion focusing on Luke Skywalker. Lots of fun and plenty of great topics. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Movie Review: ‘American Sniper’

January 22, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 2 Comments

american-sniper-posterAmerican Sniper, quite simply, is Clint Eastwood’s masterpiece. This is the best film he has ever directed. This is Bradley Cooper’s best performance. And this is one of the best war films I have ever seen. If you have any inkling to see this movie, do it.

As the trailers have hinted, this movie does more than just show the war, it portrays the life of a soldier. By diving into the main character, it shows a carefree guy going from the life of a cowboy to that of a Navy SEAL in Iraq. The pacing is perfect. Parts of the movie build the character, showcase his life at home and his family. We see him fall in love, get married, and have kids. Yet along the way, his life is interrupted by his other life, that of a soldier at war. There are scenes of combat, firefights, and brutality. As the movie continues, the war takes it’s toll and changes him. Consequently, his life changes to the point that his connection to his family becomes tenuous, and his reality becomes focused on fighting alongside his fellow soldiers. The significance of the separation plays a large part in the story as he grows away from kids and his wife, then struggles to return. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘American Sniper’…

Comic Review: ‘B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #127’

January 21, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment

B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #127 is a Hellboy story without Hellboy. That said, it still has the same artistic richness and mysterious story elements that make the franchise intriguing. In this issue, one of the agents returns from near death experience and finds a revelation for himself, one that might be the key to their success against a mystical monster. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Three #2’

January 21, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Reviews | Leave a comment
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As we countdown to Tom Taylor’s last Injustice comic–and as I catch up–this issue brings the characters to the forefront for some great moments, and shows just why the series has gained so much attention and praise. Click here to read our review of Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Three #2.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

January 21, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

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

January 23

  • Alabama Garrison will be in Huntsville, LA for Star Wars Night with the Huntsville Havoc.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Hamilton, OH for Star Wars Movie Night at Brookwood Elementary School from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

January 24

  • Bloodfin Garrison will be in Evansville, IN for Star Wars Day at the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Fresno, CA for GIRL Expo from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Fresno Fairgrounds, and in Sacramento, CA for Guns & Hoses from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the CSUS Stadium.
  • Central Garrison will be in Kearney, NE for Star Wars Night with the Tri-City Storm at the Kearney Arena from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Cloud City Garrison will be in Portland, OR for KidFest Northwest at the Portland Expo Center from January 24 to 25th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Wheeling, WV for Star Wars Night with the Nailers from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at WesBanco Arena.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Saline, MI for the Saline Winter Fest.
  • Mountain Garrison will be in Colorado Springs, CO for the 501st Meet and Greet at Muse Comics + Games from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • New England Garrison will be at a Shriners check presentation event.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cleveland, OH for the Boy Scouts Q For A Day.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Severn, MD for Star Wars Night with the Bay Area Shuckers from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Annapolis Area Christian School.
  • Skull Garrison will be in Laredo, TX for STCE’s Comic Con from January 24 to 25th. Star Wars guests include Peter Mayhew, Paul Blake and Mark Dodson.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in City of Industry, CA for Nuke the Fridge Con from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in League City, TX for CreekCon.

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Book Review: ‘The Deep’ by Nick Cutter

January 20, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews | Leave a comment

Nick Cutter is an author who captured my attention with his last book, The Troop. It was an impressive horror novel. On that basis, I was happy to hear he was diving into another book and I was eager to dive into it. The Deep has a great premise and starts out with an engrossing story and characters. It gets creepy and it gets good. But unfortunately, this is a train that goes off the tracks. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, R.A. Salvatore

January 20, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today we wish a happy birthday to author R.A. Salvatore!

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Be sure to stop by Facebook or Twitter and wish Bob a happy birthday.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Monday Funny: Boba Fett Kills Mario & Co.

January 19, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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This video took me on a trip down memory lane. Some cool, classic games…and Boba Fett killing them all.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Darth Humor.

Around the Web

January 16, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Trailer | 1 Comment

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

Convention & Event News

  • Magic City Comic Con is January 16 to 18 in Miami, FL. Star Wars guests include Jim Cummings, Tom Kane and Greg Weisman.
  • Rustycon is January 16 to 18 in Seattle, WA. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Daniel Logan will be at Heroes & Fantasies in San Antonio, TX on January 17 for a signing.
  • Peter Mayhew, Margo Apostolos and Mike Quinn will be at Madness Games & Comics in Plano, TX for a signing.
  • Hollywood Show is January 23 to 25 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Femi Taylor.
  • Portland Comic Con is January 23 to 25 in Portland, OR. Star Wars guests include Katee Sackhoff, Paul Gulacy and Michael Golden.
  • South Texas Collectors Expo is January 24 to 25 in Laredo, TX. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mark Dodson and Peter Mayhew.
  • Salt Lake Comic Con is January 29 to 31 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Carrie Fisher.
  • SFBall 21 is February 6 to 8 in Southampton, England. Star Wars guests include Julian Glover.
  • Madison Comic Con is February 6 to 8 in Madison, WI. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams.
  • Shock Pop Comiccon is February 13 to 15 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Star Wars guests include Mike Deodato Jr., Greg Land, Hal Rayle, Ben Templesmith.
  • Farpoint is February 13 to 15 in Baltimore MD. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Gallifrey One is February 13 to 15 in Los Angeles, CA. Star Wars guests include Burn Gorman, Garrick Hagon, Deep Roy, Greg Weisman.
  • Indianapolis Comic Con is February 13 to 15 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include John Tyler Christopher, Michael Golden, Jake Lloyd, James Marsters.
  • CifiMad is February 20 to 22 in Fuenlabrada, Spain. Star Wars guests include Angus MacInnes.
  • Cleveland Comic Con is February 20 to 22 in Cleveland, OH. Star Wars guests include Michael Golden, Tony Isabella, James Marsters, John Sloboda.
  • The Official Xena Convention is February 20 to 22 in Burbank, CA. Star Wars guests include Adrienne Wilkinson.
  • Con Nooga is February 27 to March 1 in Chattanooga, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Culture Shock is February 27 to March 1 in Indianapolis, IN. Star Wars guests include Alan Harris, Daniel Logan, Cathy Monroe, John Mortan, Chris Parsons.
  • Pensacon is February 27 to March 1 in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Jeremy Bulloch, Olivia d’Abo, Dave Dorman, Julian Glover, Barbara Goodson, John Hudgens, Felix Silla, Carel Struycken, David Warner.
  • The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention is February 28 to March 1 in Malmo, Sweden. Star Wars guests include Ray Park.
  • Long Beach Comic Expo is February 28 to March 1 in Long Beach, CA. Star Wars guests include Greg Weisman and Brian Wood.
  • This one is a ways off, but worth planning for, the Joliet Public Library Annual Star Wars Day, which will be June 6 in Joliet, IL and will include Star Wars guests Joe Corroney, Dave Dorman and John Jackson Miller.

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Podcasts in Review

January 15, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 182 starts out with Jeremiah and Zach talking about tv shows and Nobility. Then they break to their interview with Adrienne Wilkinson who talks about Xena: Warrior Princess, The Force Unleashed, voice work, acting, and Sam Witwer’s impressive knowledge of Star Wars. It’s a nice interview with some good behind-the-scenes looks at various shows and Star Wars projects.

Coffee With Kenobi: Show #29 is a look back at 2014 with special guest Rob Wainfur (The Bearded Trio). Together they recap their year in Star Wars, their guests, interviews and major events of the year. If you’ve missed any episodes, this is a great way to find out what you need to go back and listen to.

Full of Sith: Episode XCVIII Bobby, Bryan and Amy share what they’ve been up to, before Bobby moves things along to a variety of topics, keeping the pace moving, and the discussion flowing. They touch on Gary Whitta leaving the Star Wars standalone movie, their thoughts on Star Wars Rebels “Path of the Jedi”, the fates of Kanan and Ezra, who Fulcrum might be (Leia or Ahsoka?), whether Kanan is really a Jedi cowboy, whether Hera has been pushed to the side, the impact of Yoda, new The Force Awakens casting leaks, the actors from The Raid, and movie posters. Great episode covering a lot of ground. A nice burst of Star Wars. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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