Podcasts in Review

October 16, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Interview, 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.

501stCast: September Episode includes the latest troop reports, a short clip with Mary Franklin, discussion of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (mostly anxious anticipation as there isn’t too much news yet), a cool story about one trooper saving a person’s life, and even tips on how to throw a baseball as Darth Vader (or how not to, at least). Fun episode and the only place you’ll find news and coverage of the 501st Legion.

Assembly of Geeks:Reviewing Rebels & Remembering Henson” episode brings about a collection of Muppets topics as they cover their favorite Muppet songs and more. Tricia also talks about the Star Wars Rebels “Spark of Rebellion” screening, her feelings on the characters and the show overall. Good episode and worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 170 features their interview with Sean McKeever. Sean has worked on comics and videogames and is currently one of the writers for Star Wars: The Old Republic. He talks about what work he’s done on the game, how he ended up at Bioware, the differences between writing for comics and videogames, and his thoughts on all the different comic publishers he’s worked for. I hadn’t heard of Sean before but he turned out to be a really interesting guest. I liked his comments on comics and the comparisons to the video game industry, plus getting to hear what his contributions were (and are) for SWTOR.

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Podcasts in Review

July 31, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Disney, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: “The Evil Spielberg Pic & The San Diego Comic-Con Preview” episode starts off pretty fast with a lengthy audio clip from one of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers. Everyone is pretty excited for this one. They also cover a picture of Steven Spielberg that made the rounds on Facebook and garnered some ridiculous comments, plus they talk about the stuff that will be happening at SDCC. Yeah, it being post-SDCC now, I hit this one a little late, but it’s still worth a listen. Beyond SDCC, they touch on a new Heroes tv show and Kevin Smith’s reaction to the Episode VII set.

“The New Thor, Captain America & Turtle That Are Also Ninjas” episode covers the usual recent geeky news. This one in particular discusses Marvel’s move to a female Thor in the comics, a new Captain America, who is voicing the Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels, Once Upon a Time and Agent Carter updates, and other headlines. The main part of the show features guest Ryan Hurley for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles discussion. I haven’t been following the movie closely, so it was kind of humorous to hear all the rumors and announcements that have come and out and been contradicted. If you plan on seeing the movie, this is a great episode to get caught up on without having any of the movie spoiled.

Coffee with Kenobi: Book Chat with Jeffrey Brown covers his latest books Goodnight Darth Vader and Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan, as well as his previous Star Wars books and a little on what he’s working on next (Jedi Academy Book 3 and The Force Darth Vader). Jeffrey talks about his creative process, working with the editors on the books, and where he draws his inspiration from. It’s a really good interview and something Jeffrey Brown fans won’t want to miss.

Disney Vault Talk: The Dumbo Episode may start out with listener feedback, but Steve and Teresa cover all the aspects of the movie in the main discussion. They have history, fun facts and lots of commentary on one of Disney’s shortest animated films. Plus there’s also some news on casting for The Jungle Book, and premiere dates for the news seasons of Once Upon A Time, and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. News aside, the main draw here is the Dumbo discussion. This is a movie I haven’t seen since I was a kid, and after hearing their discussion, I’m drawn to wanting to watch the film again, this time with an adult’s perspective. One thing I’m learning from Disney Vault Talk is that old Disney films certainly hit hard with the nostalgia factor. There’s something about wanting to revisit those movies of your childhood.

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Around the Web

January 18, 2013 at 9:52 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Starting off with Zahn news, both Club Jade and EUCantina posted interviews with Scoundrels author Timothy Zahn this week. You can check out Club Jade’s video interview here, as well as their video of the San Diego Scoundrels signing which included discussion and a Q&A. You can check EUCantina’s interview here.

This week there was some pretty big podcast news. The ForceCast announced Saturday that it would be coming to an end. In its place, separate from TheForce.Net and Rebelscum.com, will be Rebel Force Radio. The new podcast will still be hosted by Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac and will be located here. For now you can check them out on Facebook and Twitter. The new podcast will kick off this Saturday and will feature none other than The Clone Wars‘ Dave Filoni.

The other big podcast announcement was Full of Sith, which is hosted by Tha Mike Pilot, Bryan Young, and Consetta Parker. They’ve already got two podcast episodes out, and one of them is with Rancho Obi-Wan’s own Steve Sansweet. You can check Full of Sith at their official website.

CNET announced a new Star Wars book Wednesday called How Star Wars Conquered the Universe. It will be written by Chris Taylor and was described as “an in-depth look at the culture and economics of the Star Wars ecosystem, from its earliest days to its future as part of Disney.” The release date is tentatively set for 2014. CNET has an interview with Chris that you can read here.

In other news, author Paul S. Kemp challenged Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder to a duel on Twitter. So far the silken voiced pretty boy has not responded.

Lastly, Tom Taylor revealed his deepest, darkest secrets to EGM Now. Tom laid on some humor, so it’s worth a read. It covers the new Injustice: Gods Among Us comic series he’s working on for DC Comics.

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