November 10th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Steve Sansweet was on the Forcecast live tonight and announced that The Clone Wars will be moving back to the 9:00pm slot as of this week.
He declined to say anything besides ‘”soon” on the CV announcement, and once again denounced the latest sequel trilogy rumor as “so ludicrous.”
Filed: sequel trilogy · star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: celebration v · podcasts · steve sansweet
October 2nd, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
There’s only about an hour and change until S2 premieres here on the east coast, and here are a few things to tide you over: What to expect, the ForceCast’s chat with Dave Filoni, and the first review.
Filed: the clone wars
Tagged: dave filoni · interviews · podcasts · reviews
September 30th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Namesake corner. Mara Jade is one of Crave’s ten female characters that would kick your face in. Uhh, thanks? I think. Also, apparently the Galaxies trading card game has another Mara card, yet again with art that I don’t totally hate (fourth row here, in wallpaper size and everything. Despite smearing their first offering with an April Fools, I don’t dislike it. One just gets a bit tired of the leather jumpsuit T&A, though it does come in handy for mocking up a cover for the faux smut.)
The Clone Wars. Dave Filoni will be appearing on tonight’s ForceCast Live.
Upcoming. Sue Rostoni confirms that Kemp’s Crosscurrent sequel will get a June 2011 release, pushing the Reaves/Bohnhoff holostar novel up to March. And Alex Irvine drops a few hints about what to expect from his Nomi Sunrider novel. And some people say there are too many big 3 novels…
The blogside. Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff looks at Star Wars as philosophy. (Psst… Googling ‘Midichlorian Rhapsody’ brings up this, filk fans.)
Wait, what? At first I was just rolling my eyes at a visual dictionary for LEGO Star Wars, but now it’s getting the most extensive string of bookstore events yet. Boggling. Well, I guess the kids like it.
Filed: expanded universe · fandom
Tagged: alex irvine · crosscurrent · dave filoni · filk · lego star wars · mara jade · maya kaathryn bohnhoff · podcasts · sue rostoni · the blogside
September 22nd, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Will it blend? Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig wore a Darth Vader meets Kiss of the Spider Woman dress to the Emmys. Sorry, Bonnie: I’m pretty sure she full deserves that D. But at least we get blog content out of it.
IMMA LET YOU FINISH. Congratulations, it’s a week-old meme in Star Wars form!
Talkies. If you’re in the mood for some old school audio drama, Star Wars en Direct’s Dany Pépin is starting some aural fan fiction, ‘In the Shadows,’ next month.
Lists of dubious (and not-so-dubious) honors. Luke is #1 on Spike’s list of the top ten white trash heroes of cinema, while Lando is one of io9′s ten most corrupt mayors in science fiction. Uh, thanks? I guess. On an entirely different note, A New Hope tops Paste’s ten most iconic opening scenes. (via)
Filed: fandom · star wars
Tagged: a new hope · darth vader · fan fiction · fashion · lando · lists · luke skywalker · podcasts
September 16th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Nonfiction corner. StarWars.com talks to Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur about The Complete Vader. On a related note, take a peek at Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Death Troopers. Did you catch all the Purge letters? No? Well, here are the direct links: DeathTroopers.com, StarWars.com, Star Wars Action News, NJOE, RebelScum, TheForce.net, and ours.
Podcasts. Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace are on the latest Fictional Frontiers with Sohaib. (Warning: auto-pla.)
Blogsided. Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff on the pool of knowledge and Star Wars as part of the vernacular.
Ye Olde Databank. New or expanded entries for Jocasta Nu, Cad Bane, and Cato Parasitti. And hey – Ben Skywalker is in there now. That’s new! Newish. Wait, don’t tell me: They added him with the Backlash cover, didn’t they?
Sweet mockery. Checked in with We Hav to Take a Trip with Jacen Solo lately? Havac is currently working his way through Legacy of the Force.
Filed: expanded universe · the clone wars
Tagged: ben skywalker · dan wallace · darth vader · databank · death troopers · essential atlas · jacen solo · jason fry · legacy of the force · maya kaathryn bohnhoff · nonfiction · pete vilmur · podcasts · ryder windham · shadow games · the blogside · the complete vader · you can draw
August 26th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Winceworthy. Geekdad’s Lonnie Morgan gets a bit too into reading Star Wars novels and celebrates by inflicting yet another round of fantasy casting upon the internets. (I dislike this kind of thing: They all tend to come out in fail.) There’s also a poll on which (if any) EU series/era you’d like to see come to the screen.
Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sue Rostoni gave a tentative date of February 9th for the next installment of the Fate of the Jedi tie-in ebooks. That’s about a month before the fourth book, Allston’s Backlash, is due out.
The blogside: Dan Wallace and Jason Fry continue with their Essential Atlas endnotes; Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff on dealing with aliens.
Podcasts: Thursday’s EUCast (7pm EST) will focus on Mara Jade.
Comic previews: Invasion #3, Knights of the Old Republic #45, and The Clone Wars #9.
Gaming: A 20-minute video walkthrough of The Old Republic MMO.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: comics · dan wallace · invasion · jason fry · john jackson miller · kotor · lost tribe of the sith · mara jade · maya kaathryn bohnhoff · podcasts · previews · shadow games · the blogside · the old republic (mmo)
August 10th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
TFN’s Forcecast (which now has a brand-new website of their very own) caught up with Steve Sansweet at Chicago Comic Con. He talks about Celebration V and the issues as to why we don’t have a definitive announcement yet. Key statements: He hopes to announce it before the end of the summer, and “It could very well be later in the summer” than the previous events.
They also address the whole ‘second animated series’ thing. “You don’t build two animation studios and just do one series. You have other things in mind,” and “not nessarily Star Wars,” Steve said.
Filed: conventions · star wars on tv
Tagged: celebration v · fan sites · interviews · podcasts · rumors · steve sansweet
June 14th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
The Forcecast’s Jimmy Mac was on hand for last night’s Gene Siskel Film Center event honoring The Maker in Chicago. He returns with photos and an interview with Lucas.
There doesn’t seem to be much from the press on the event yet, but Francis Ford Coppola has good words about George at MTV, and Red Tails actor Tristan Wilds talks him up over at IGN.
Tagged: george lucas · interviews · jon favreau · podcasts
May 19th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Fanboys director Kyle Newman and writer Ernie Cline join the Force-Cast crew for a DVD commentary track. It’s sure to be full of lethal nerdity, so prepare yourselves!
If you don’t have the DVD yet, they’re going live tonight with a special look at the (gasp!) Star Trek film.
Filed: fandom · film
Tagged: fanboys (movie) · podcasts · star trek
March 20th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Tonight’s the night: The very last new episode of The Clone Wars before S2 starts sometime in the fall. I’m throwing a party! (A Battlestar Galactica finale party! Okay, not really: I’ll be at work, and not watching either show.)
As for BSG’s finale, stay tuned.
Filed: the clone wars
Tagged: podcasts · previews