Star Wars Rebels Series Finale is Coming

February 28, 2018 at 4:31 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

The Star Wars Rebels series finale is Monday, and press machine is in full gear. Here’s the latest video and images for the upcoming 90 minute finale which will air on March 5 at 8:30 PM ET/PT on Disney XD.

“Fool’s Hope” and “Family Reunion – and Farewell” will also be available on at 10:00 PM ET after it premieres on Disney XD, so if you miss it, you can catch it there. Continue Reading Star Wars Rebels Series Finale is Coming…

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #12’ and ‘Mace Windu TPB’

February 28, 2018 at 7:15 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Darth Vader #12

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti
Variant Cover: Rod Reis

An expensive bounty has been put on Vader’s head! Who would dare try to challenge the Dark Lord’s place in the Empire?

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #12’ and ‘Mace Windu TPB’…

Databurst From the 501st

February 28, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from February 28 to March 6th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

February 28

  • Danish Garrison will be in Aarhus, Denmark for Skejby sygehus og Trygfondens familiehus.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Bethesda, MD for the NIH Children’s Inn Comicon from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, and in Pikesville, MD for the Magilla Reading for Purim at the Chizuk Amuno Congregation from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be in Colton, CA for Read Across America.

March 1

  • Star Garrison will be in Fate, TX for Family Night at the Book Fair.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Book Review: ‘The Core’ by Peter V. Brett

February 27, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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The Core brings a triumphant end to a spectacular series. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Movie Review: ‘Annihilation’

February 25, 2018 at 3:45 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment

While Black Panther may be hogging up all the headlines, there are other movies out there, and Annihilation is one worth noting. With a dominant female cast, a bizzare alien otherworldliness, and an interesting story that is one part character exploration and one part journey into the unknown, it’s a film that entertains on multiple levels. It’s not a fast paced action film, but for those who enjoy a good visual feast of creative imagination, this one delivers.

At the heart of the film is Natalie Portman’s character Lena. She’s ex-army and currently a bioligist. She gets wrapped up in a government group that’s trying to study an alien entity that’s changing the environment and steadily growing. So far, they’ve learned nothing about it. Lena is recruited along with four other women to explore the area that’s being reshaped by the alien presence and to find its source to see if it can be stopped. Thus you get Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotny joining Natalie Portman on this sci-fi exploration adventure. As they get closer to the source, they see weirder and weirder things. Along the way, we learn more about Lena and her husband who went missing, who is played by Oscar Isaac. We also learn more about the alien presence. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Annihilation’…

Around the Web

February 23, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Pre-orders are up for Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older which will be out April 17, 2018 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.
  • Here’s the blurb for Last Shot (via Edelweiss).

Han Solo and Lando Calrissian star in an action-packed novel that ties into the new Han Solo film—due to release May 25, 2018.

THEN: It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge….

NOW: It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.

With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations May 2018

February 22, 2018 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for May 2018. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing #1 (of 5)

Writer: Rodney Barnes
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Cover Artist: W. Scott Forbes
Variant Covers: Joe Quinones, and John Tyler Christopher

Straight from the frames of the highly-anticipated film SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY swaggers a younger and somehow even cockier Lando Calrissian! Before his days in the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, even before he lost the Millenium Falcon, comes this tale of Lando’s adventures and misadventures in search of love and money leading right up to his appearance in SOLO!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: May 30, 2018 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations May 2018…

IDW Star Wars Solicitations May 2018

February 22, 2018 at 4:16 pm | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is IDW’s Star Wars solicitations for May 2018.

Star Wars Adventures #40

Writers: Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier, and Pierrick Colinet
Artists: Derek Charm and Elsa Charretier
Cover Artists: Derek Charm (Cover A), Elsa Charretier (Cover B), and Mike Oeming (Variant Cover)

“Powered Down,” Part 1 (of 2). Han and Chewie are on the run from bounty hunters and take refuge on a planet that mysteriously shuts down all electronics. With no way off the planet, will our favorite scruffy duo be able to evade their pursuers? Also features a Lando Calrissian story by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet! Continues the story set up in the Star Wars Adventures Free Comic Book Day issue! In stores in time for Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Details: 32 pages, $3.99
Release Date: May 2018 Continue Reading IDW Star Wars Solicitations May 2018…

Podcasts in Review

February 22, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 111 is a listener email and voicemail episode as they go through feedback and answer listener questions. They talk about The Empire Strikes Back Danish documentary, excitement over the Game of Thrones Star Wars news, Solo thoughts, favorite Star Wars things and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 156 kicks off with Five Guys Burgers and Fries. They talk Cloverfield Paradox, 8 bit The Last Jedi, listener feedback, they get into some sandwich discussions, and they go over the Jaina Solo 6″ Black Series figure for Need’em Got’em. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 49 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 97 celebrates their third anniversary as they go over the Game of Thrones Star Wars news, whether this means we’ll see mature Star Wars content, new Solo images and EW’s coverage, a clip from their first episode, and their favorite things from the past three years. Good Solo discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #11’

February 21, 2018 at 12:04 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Darth Vader #11 kicks off a new arc as Vader goes Jedi hunting with the Inquisitors. Unfortunately, the story kind of goes around in a circle into territory where we’ve already been. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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