Book Review: ‘Takedown’ by John Jackson Miller

April 13, 2021 at 1:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown is a standalone novel featuring the crews of the Titan, Aventine, and Enterprise-E, written by John Jackson Miller, and released in February of 2015. 

I’ll start out by saying that this was the first Star Trek I ever read back in 2017. I had watched some of the shows, but didn’t know where to start in the literature. I’ve been a longtime fan of John Jackson Miller’s Star Wars novels, and I listened to an interview (here on Roqoo Depot of all places) where he discussed how he makes every book he writes introductory. He knows that every book is someone’s first, so he actively tries to give them the relevant information to start. I always admired that and thought I’d jump in. This truly is an excellent place to jump in, and it’s had me hooked on Trek literature ever sense.

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Retro Reviews: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller

April 29, 2020 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Regular Feature, Retro Reviews, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Greetings, my name is Jonathan Koan. The team here at Roqoo Depot has graciously allowed me to write some book reviews to put on the website. I am extremely thankful to Skuldren and the whole team for allowing me the opportunity.

Since we are now almost 6 years into the publishing process of the canon, I thought it would be prudent to go back and read through all of the adult and YA books released thus far. I’ll be analyzing how the book works on its own as literature, how the characters work, how it ties into the greater Star Wars universe and many other things. At the end of my reviews, I’ll be giving my personal rating on the book.

To start with, I am going to review A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller, which was released in September of 2014. This book serves as a tie-in prequel to Star Wars Rebels and also serves as the first novel in the Lucasfilm canon. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘A New Dawn’ by John Jackson Miller…

Podcasts in Review

June 21, 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 128 they talk about George’s comments on the Whills, new Star Wars Battlefront II content, Jedi: Fallen Order, then their main topic The Ewok Adventure read-along books. First they talk a little about The Ewok Adventure movies, the continuity of the Ewok universe, and then they listen to the audio for the read-along books. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 129 Dan is joined by guests Din and Taxus as they talk about the characters in Solo, the theme of tribe and family, and whether Han changes. Dan has an audio segment from an event at the Riverfront Museum where he talked about the mythology of Han Solo and his trip to the premier (audio quality for this segment is okay). Dan, Tom and Cory go over the news, George’s comments on the Whills, and SDCC exclusives. Dan talks with his son Jason about The Empire Strikes Back, and Din has a new remix for one of his songs.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Editing: Great
Host: Dan
Rating: Good Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Around the Web

October 20, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Art News

  • Tsuneo Sanda has a special art print for sale featuring Rey. Proceeds are going to Support Disaster Areas by Hurricanes and Wildfires.
  • Dave Dorman also has a couple prints for sale, but they are very limited. One is a Star Wars print featuring Rey and BB-8 on Jakku, the other features Pennywise the Clown from the new It. It’s creepy and awesome.

Book News

  • Unbound Worlds has an interview with author John Jackson Miller touching on his Star Wars work for From A Certain Point of View and Canto Bight.
  • Behind the Books posted a cool video that features Erich Schoeneweiss who talks about some of the behind the scenes business with the production of the Star Wars books.

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Canto Bight Cover Reveal and Details

September 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , has revealed the cover for Star Wars: Canto Bight, and they’ve revealed details on each of the stories in the book. Follow the link for the full scoop.

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SWCO: John Jackson Miller Panel

April 30, 2017 at 4:55 pm | Posted in Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Events, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is the audio from John Jackson Miller’s comic panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View’ Revealed

April 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Del Rey revealed the details for their upcoming Star Wars anthology which is entitled From A Certain Point of View and will feature 40 stories by 40 authors! The book not only celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars but it’s also supporting the First Book nonprofit organization. The book will be out this October and will include the following authors (more to be announced)…

  • Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Rae Carson
  • Adam Christopher
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Paul Dini
  • Alexander Freed
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • EK Johnston and Ashley Eckstein
  • Paul Kemp
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Ken Liu
  • Griffin McElroy
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Daniel José Older
  • Mallory Ortberg
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • Cavan Scott
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Glen Weldon
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Gary Whitta

You can check out for the full announcement.

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April Fool’s: New Bor Gullet Novel Announced

April 1, 2017 at 7:57 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Del Rey has just revealed the cover and title for the next Rogue One tie-in novel: Bor Gullet Strikes Back! The book will be written by New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller with a 2017 Fall release. The full synopsis will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration, but they have released a short description to give fans an idea of what to expect.

After narrowly escaping the Death Star’s attack on Jedha City, Saw Gerrera’s chief enforcer, Bor Gullet, has taken on the mantle of leading the survivors of Saw’s rebel cell. Backed by ferocious warriors like Moroff the merciless, the terrifying Edrio Two Tubes and the wicked Weeteef, they’re ready to strike back at the Empire to avenge the deaths of their brethren. But what they don’t realize is that the Empire is already on the hunt and they’ve enlisted the help of Inferno Squadron.

As revealed in the description from, this will be a direct follow-up novel to Christie Golden’s Inferno Squadron, which will be following the Imperial’s side of things. This also marks the first duology of the new canon which they’re calling Rogue Cells. With Bor Gullet Gullet hype being at an all time high right now, this announcement makes a lot of sense and is a perfect fit in the timeline.

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Podcasts in Review

January 26, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Awards Chatter: Viggo Mortensen interview is a good one. Viggo talks about his parents, his childhood, being born in Manhattan but raised in Argentina, returning to America, the influence of his mother’s love in movies, how he eventually got into acting, his early roles and missed opportunities like Platoon, and of course filming Lord of the Rings. They also cover his latest film Captain Fantastic. Great interview and one you don’t want to miss.

Awards Chatter: Ryan Reynolds interview is pretty neat as it details the long journey that eventually led to the Deadpool movie. He talks about going from Canada and kid’s soap operas to Hollywood and films. I had no idea how deeply invested Ryan was in the idea of a Deadpool movie, nor did I realize that he wrote the script and had shopped it around for years in trying to get the film made. If you’re a Deadpool fan, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. And even if you’re not, Ryan talks about the various films he’s worked on, going from smaller films to big films, and what happened with Green Lantern.

Beltway Banthas: Episode 21 dives into politics with cabinet news, Mark Hamill reading Trump quotes in Joker voice, and they’re joined by guest Dennis Keithly from Starships Sabers and Scoundrels as they discuss the Separatists. The audio is a little tinny in this episode but the discussion on the Separatists is pretty good. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

December 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review. Lots of Rogue One discussion episodes, some better than others.

Assembly of Geeks: Rogue One Reviews starts with some discussion on Gotham City Sirens and a Deadshot movie, then they move into their reviews of Rogue One with guest Dan Zehr (Coffee With Kenobi). While there’s no love for Bor Gullet or Saw, they do discuss the things they liked as well as the things they didn’t like, what they wanted, the CGI, possible plot holes and ranking it.

Bantha Fodder: Episode 15 is a Christmas special as they do their own version of “Twas A Night Before Christmas” but Rogue One themed. Worth a listen.

Bombad Radio: Episode 264 features James, Jeremiah, Jason and author Adam Bray as they talk Rogue One including expectations, the things they liked, disliked and listener feedback. Good episode. Note there’s more listener reviews at the end of the episode so when the main discussion ends and you hear someone else speaking, that’s what’s going on. It threw me off guard at first as I though maybe a different podcast had started playing, but it’s just a listener review. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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