Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

April 28, 2018 at 8:16 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment

Avengers: Infinity War is an event 10 years in the making, thus this will be a completely spoiler free review as this is a thing far too important to ruin.

The good news – Infinity War did not disappoint. Somehow they managed to juggle, shuffle and bounce back and forth between a huge cast of characters and several storylines without missing a step. It didn’t feel messy. It didn’t feel confusing. It didn’t feel choppy. They managed to keep each section of the story engaging, fun and entertaining. All of the characters had a moment to shine. The action and fight scenes were all well done. The CGI looked good. It hit high marks in all categories. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’…

Around the Web

April 27, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Del Rey is offering a free paperback copy of Thrawn for anyone who preorders a copy of Thrawn: Alliances.
  • Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson came out in paperback this week.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

Disneyland has announced an After Dark event for May 9 for Star Wars fans. Tickets will go on-sale May 1st so if you’re interested, get ready, as the first event already sold out. Continue Reading Around the Web…

New Animated Series: ‘Star Wars Resistance’

April 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television | Leave a comment

Cutting to the chase, here’s the official announcement.


Production has begun on “Star Wars Resistance,” an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.

Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, “Star Wars Resistance” will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

The series was created by renowned Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”); executive-produced by Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Justin Ridge (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) and Brandon Auman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”); and art-directed by Amy Beth Christenson (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”).

“The idea for ‘Star Wars Resistance’ came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots” said Filoni. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”

Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD, said, “Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series. ‘Star Wars Resistance’ will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters.”

The voice cast also includes: Christopher Sean (“Days of Our Lives”), Suzie McGrath (“East Enders”), Scott Lawrence (“Legion”), Myrna Velasco (“Elena of Avalor”), Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”), Donald Faison (“Scrubs”), Bobby Moynihan (“DuckTales”), Jim Rash (“Community”) and Rachel Butera (“Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time”).

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Podcasts in Review

April 26, 2018 at 12:01 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.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 120 is the usual fun as they talk Solo, Motley Crue, the new Solo TV spots, and the Empire photos. Then they talk The Force Awakens as they travel back in time to recall the hype, the trailers, the leaked concept art, things that were leaked or revealed that weren’t in the movie, and wild rumors. It’s a fun trip down memory lane.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 54 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 119 Dan talks with Mark Von Ohlen and Lacey Gilleran about Topps cards, Solo, Denny’s cards, working with actors for autographs, Mark shares a shirtless Adam Driver story, and then they go over comic news, magazine news, and game news. Afterwrds, Dan previews two new podcasts he’ll be on. One is a clip of him, Tom and Cory talking about Solo which is from their new weekly Patreon show, and the other one features Dan and Jim Hill in a podcast called Looking At Lucafilm. The audio quality for Mark and Lacey isn’t the best as Mark has some background noise and Lacey is calling over a phone from the sound of it. Not too bad though.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi, Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Excellent, Host: Dan Z, Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: The Black Order is hosted by just Regina and Scott, but they do a great job of going over Thanos’ minions, The Black Order. They talk about Corvis Glave, Proxima Midnight, Kull Obsidian/Black Dwarf, Ebony Maw and Super Giant. They go over the powers, personalities and stories for each. Lots of great info. Excellent primer for Infinity War, and, given the timing, I’m making this one my Pick of the Week.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 27 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Scott, and Regina, Rating: Pick of the Week Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #15’, ‘Doctor Aphra #19’ & ‘Legacy’s End TPB’

April 25, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Marvel has three new Star Wars releases today.

Darth Vader #15

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover Artists: Giuseppe Camuncoli and Elia Bonetti
Variant Cover: Rod Reis (Galactic Icon Cover)

Darth Vader continues his mission to bring Mon Cala to heel! As the Emperor grip tightens on the galaxy, no tolerance for rebellion can be afforded… especially not when being fomented by a surviving Jedi. Vader goes in for some wet work in this brutal story! Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Darth Vader #15’, ‘Doctor Aphra #19’ & ‘Legacy’s End TPB’…

Databurst From the 501st

April 25, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from April 25 to May 1st. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 25

  • Mexican Garrison will be in CDMX, Distrito Federal for Museo da la Luz.

April 26

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo from April 26 to 27th.
  • Central Garrison will be in Minneapolis, MN for Kids Clubhouse at the Children’s Minnesota Hospital.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for the Hope Network Autism Bridge Walk.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Memphis, TN at the Pink Palace Museum for the ARMS Space Expedition from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Adelphi, MD for US Army Take Your Child to Work Day, and in Elkton, MD for the Student Expo at Cherry Hill Middle School from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in London for Breast Cancer Haven Charity Quiz Night at the Porchester Centre from 6:30 to 10:00 PM.

Continue Reading Databurst From the 501st…

Book Review: ‘Last Shot’ by Daniel José Older

April 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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There’s lots of stories out there, and not every story works for every person. Last Shot by Daniel José Older is an ambitious tale that tries to tackle some big ideas, merge eras, and do some really fun things. While it isn’t perfect, it’s still an enjoyable read and worth checking out. Click here to read our full review which does get into a few light spoilers concerning the main plot of the book.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 20, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Convention & Event News

  • East Coast Comicon is April 27 to 29 in Meadowlands, NJ. Star Wars guests include Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 24 to 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Jason Fry, Adi Granov, Tom Hodges, R. A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig, and Wil Wheaton.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations July 2018

April 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is the Star Wars rundown of Marvel’s comic solicitations for July 2018.

Doctor Aphra #22

Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Kev Walker
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Cover: Rod Reis

STUCK IN A JUNKYARD JAIL AT WAR. IT CAN’T GET WORSE – RIGHT? I mean, unless you add a vengeful FORCE GHOST. And insane MURDERDROIDS. And a BOR BRAIN-LEECH. And a SENTIENT BIOHAZARD…Surely even rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA can’t find a way to make things even worse. Wrong. Because her current beau and her ex are just about to meet…

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: July 25, 2018 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations July 2018…

Podcasts in Review

April 19, 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.

501stCast: Episode 109 covers garrison news, troop reports, and they talk about Solo.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 45 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, Marcus, and Nicky, Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 119 they talk Solo, the Denny’s Solo promotion, the Denny’s Solo commercial, Therm Scissorpunch, and then they get to their main discussion – puppet Yoda. They start with The Empire Strikes Back, the development of Yoda, the idea of using a monkey in a suit, who was involved, the sculpt, the puppet, the puppeteers, Deep Roy’s work as Yoda, the voice of Yoda, the Return of the Jedi puppet, and The Phantom Menace puppet.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 164 covers Garry Whitta working on The Last Starfighter, Rian Johnson and the new Star Wars trilogy, Solo toy hunting, and they dive into a discussion on the Solo figures that are out or coming out, and new figures that they’ve got or are looking for. Lots of fun toy discussion in this one.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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