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…

Book Review: ‘The Hall of Heroes’ by John Jackson Miller

December 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 1 Comment
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The Hall of Heroes wraps up the Star Trek: Prey trilogy by John Jackson Miller, and earns in a place on the to read shelf. If you haven’t checked this one out, be sure to give it a try. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Star Trek: Prey’ Giveaway

November 29, 2016 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Contest, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | 20 Comments
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With the release of The Hall of Heroes today, the final novel in the Star Trek: Prey trilogy by John Jackson Miller, we’re celebrating by giving away a complete set of the trilogy! Just leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite Star Trek ship is and you’ll be entered to win. Anyone in the United States is eligible (sorry, no international shipping) and a winner will be picked this Friday. Good luck!

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New Release: ‘The Hall of Heroes’ by John Jackson Miller

November 29, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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The Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller is out today in paperback and wraps up the Star Trek: Prey trilogy. You can also pick up an autographed copy via John’s official shop.

Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

The Klingon Empire stands on the precipice. In the wake of violence from the cult known as the Unsung, paranoia threatens to break Chancellor Martok’s regime. Klingons increasingly call for a stronger hand to take control…one that Lord Korgh, master manipulator, is only too willing to offer.

But other forces are now in motion. Assisted by a wily agent, the Empire’s enemies secretly conspire to take full advantage of the situation. Aboard the USS Titan, Admiral William T. Riker realizes far more than the Federation’s alliance with the Klingons is in danger. With the Empire a wounded animal, it could either become an attacker—or a target.

Yet even as hostilities increase, Commander Worf returns to the USS Enterprise and Captain Jean-Luc Picard with a daring plan of his own. The preservation of both the Empire and the Federation alliance may hinge on an improbable savior leading a most unlikely force….

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Podcasts in Review

October 27, 2016 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.

Assembly of Geeks: Rogue One, Caped Crusaders & Knowing All Things Marvel includes Matt filling in for Jeff as they talk about Batman, the Rogue One trailer, the tone of the new Wonder Woman movie, Harry Potter news, DC and Marvel tv/film, and they have on guest Adam Bray to talk about his new Marvel book and his upcoming books including Stormtroopers: The Complete Guide. Good episode, lot of fun.

Beyond the Vote: Episode 11 covers the debates, Riley states why he can’t vote for Trump, and Scott talks about his hurricane coverage.

Blast Points: Episode 44 jumps right into their thoughts on the new Rogue One trailer. They share their observations and commentary. Fun episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

New Release and Review: ‘The Jackal’s Trick’ by John Jackson Miller

October 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy, Star Trek | Leave a comment
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The Jackal’s Trick by John Jackson Miller is out today in paperback and digital formats. This is the second book in his Star Trek: Prey trilogy and it’s just as good as the first. Click here to read our full review.

Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

The Klingon-Federation alliance is in peril as never before. Lord Korgh has seized control of the House of Kruge, executing a plot one hundred years in the making. The Klingon cult known as the Unsung rampages across the stars, striking from the shadows in their cloaked Birds-of-Prey. And the mysterious figure known as Buxtus Cross launches a scheme that will transform the Klingon Empire forever.

Into danger flies Admiral William T. Riker and the USS Titan, charged with protecting the peace forged nearly a century before during the Khitomer Accords. Aided by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the USS Enterprise, Riker and his officers scour the stars, seeking to find the Unsung and uncover the truth behind the conspiracy before time runs out.

Yet even as Commander Worf departs on a deeply personal mission of honor, hidden sinister forces seek to turn the crisis to their advantage. And the conspirators’ plans threaten to spiral out of control, jeopardizing the very empire they aspire to rule.

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Book Review: ‘Halo: Fractures’

October 11, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Halo: Fractures offers a little bit of everything for fans of the franchise, as well as a handful of Star Wars authors. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 30, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Complete Locations by Jason Fry came out this week from DK Books.
  • Del Rey has also released the Thrawn Trilogy with the new covers. Be wary of ordering online as the ISBN numbers are the same.
  • Star Wars Galactic Maps has a new cover.

  • Author John Jackson Miller has launched his new webstore which includes signed books.

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Podcasts in Review

September 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Trek, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Ausfans Radio: Episode 31 features a great interview with author John Jackson Miller covering his new trilogy Star Trek: Prey. They talk about Prey, the films, the tv series, his previous Star Trek stories, and what else he has coming out. Good audio quality and very impressive for an international interview as those don’t typically have the best audio quality. Good one to check out.

Beltway Banthas: Episode XIII is a fun one as they spotlight the Star Wars character Mas Amedda and discuss his role in the politics of Star Wars. I have to admit, I’d never really considered how important his character would have been, and it definitely seems a shame that Chuck Wendig didn’t play up on that a little better in Life Debt. They do talk about the character’s role in Life Debt which could be considered a little spoilery if you haven’t read that book yet. This episode features guest Mike DeRose. If you’re an Amedda fan, you’ll love this one, and if you’re not, you might just come away with a better understanding of the character.

Bombad Radio: In Memory of Eric Cone episode pays homage to their friend and Bombad Radio contributor Eric Cone who recently passed. They talk about his deep fandom, his love for Batman, Star Trek and the creators and artists, and they share memories of the good times they had. Nice episode which manages to stay upbeat while still paying tribute to a lost friend. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

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