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   01 September 2015
Jogcast Radio: Episode 52: Caravan of Courage Film Commentary
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Sep 2015 12:52

Grab your running shoes, it's time for the Jogcast.

Hi there Jogcasters, as promised here’s the second of three episodes we did yesterday and with the late addition of KEVIN REITZEL of the BALD SOLO CAST at the end of the cast! This film is one that isn’t talked about enough and I’ll be going through that with a critical but nostalgic eye. We’ll talk about the area it was shot, and how the actors and creative staff went about it all. We’ll talk about the great pal of the Jogcast: ERIC WALKER, and his work on the film as well.

Contact Information: Website

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Star Wars Rebels Season 1 Blu-ray And DVD Out Today
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 01 Sep 2015 12:42

The wait is over! Today marks the release of Star Wars Rebels Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD for fans to add to their home media collections.

With the debut of Season 2 scheduled to air on October 14 on Disney XD, fans now have quite a bit of time to catch up on any episodes from Season 1 that they might have missed. Or they can just sit back and relive the excitement from the entire season all over again from start to finish.

The Blu-ray/DVD set is available at just about every retail store/website you can think of, so pick a purchasing source and grab your copy today!

   31 August 2015
DICE Says Star Wars Battlefront Is Not A Clone Of Battlefield
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 20:14

When the game was first officially announced by DICE, many people across the gaming community thought Star Wars Battlefront would be a carbon copy of DICE's flagship Battlefield series due to the various similarities present in the early Battlefront gameplay footage that was released.

Turns out that couldn't be further from the truth, according to DICE’s general manager Patrick Bach.

“I don’t think we have a single system in the game that is the same as in Battlefield,” DICE’s general manager Patrick Bach explains in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine. “They are as far apart as any shooter would be to any other shooter. I think people will be surprised that it’s even a DICE game in some cases, but I think that the quality of the game and the quality of the audio, the visuals, the emotion it evokes will hopefully feel very DICE.”

Source Games Radar
Galactic Fashion Episode 01
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 18:09

It's time to join Johnamarie over at Galactic Fashions.

Galactic Fashion is a monthly, interview-based podcast dedicated to Star Wars and geek fashion. In this first episode, Johnamarie shares her reasons behind starting Galactic Fashion, the latest news and reports from the geek fashion world, an interview, and a fashion fact.

Contact Information: iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

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Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes Official Announce Trailer
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 17:13

Collect your favorite heroes from the entire Star Wars™ universe and form powerful teams to dominate the competition. More info: http://bit.ly/1UntZv3

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes allows you to join the galactic hologames in a cantina far, far away. Build your team and fight in memorable, RPG-style turn based battles across iconic locations to become the most legendary hologamer in the galaxy!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO Commercial
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 15:44

Excited yet? Check out this ad for the forthcoming waves of LEGO that capture the raw excitement of a pre-movie countdown perfectly.

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The Wookiee Gunner: Interview With Star Wars: Rebels Comic Writer Martin Fisher
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 14:22

Our great pal the wonderful Johnamarie Macias of The Wookiee Gunner brings us her latest interview, this time with the writer of the Star Wars Rebels comic, Martin Fisher.

I remember being really excited when a new Star Wars Rebels Magazine was announced for Germany and the UK. How did you get the opportunity to write the comic strip for the magazine?

I was already working with Titan Comics on their Star Wars title, I was part of a team of 4 writers. I got that opportunity when I met the then Editor Mark Mackenzie Ray at a London convention, told him of my deep interest of writing for Star Wars and he kept me on file. Mark left Titan and Jon Chapple came in as editor and when another writer left, I was next on the list and got that life changing email not long after coming back from San Diego Comic Con.
The opportunity to write for Rebels came about through pure dumb luck. I knew Titan were ending their Star Wars title and it was going elsewhere, but I didn’t know who had the rights. Again, last year after coming back from SDCC, I got a message from my dear friend Tanya Roberts (who also drew Clone Wars at Titan) that Panini Germany were looking for a writer on their new Rebels title and she had recommended me. Not long after I emailed Gunther [Nickel, editor] at Panini, we talked and he asked if I wanted to write for the title. Obviously the answer was a big fat yes!

Source The Wookiee Gunner
Jogcast Radio: Episode 51: Attack of the Clones: Brutally Honest Film Commentary
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 13:50

Grab your running shoes, it's time for the Jogcast.

Hi there, Jogcasters! We are heading again to the prequel commentary arena and today we have Adam Harris from “MY SAGA” joining us for the audio commentary. He loves the film and joins me to take a critical look back at the middle film of the saga. All films aren’t without their troubles, and problems in plot, characterization and structure and tonight we’ll bring up each part of it.

Contact Information: Website

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Star Wars Comes To Disney Infinity
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 13:38

We've been all over the imminent release of Disney Infinity here at the site - and stay tuned for some reviews very soon. Until then, here's Fox Gamer and a hands-on demo of Disney Infinity 3.0 with VP of Production, John Vignocchi.

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Walmart "Force Friday" Participating Store Locator
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 13:19

It's simple - just click the image above to be taken to Walmart's website where you can enter in your city, state, or zipcode to find a store in your area that will be participating in "Force Friday" later this week.

And if you missed it earlier, check out Walmart's weekly circular ad that has two different Star Wars product related coupons.

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A Slice Of The Action
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 12:57

Two thoughts here. First, who would want to cut up this magnificent cake, it just looks amazing. And secondly, who'd want to risk it, just in case Chewie himself is around the corner waiting to pull your arms off.

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Kerry Official Possibly Suggests That Further Skellig Michael Filming Will Include Episode 8
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 31 Aug 2015 11:34



Our friends over at StarWars7News have picked up on a brief interview Jimmy Deenihan, a county official gave to the Irish Times.

In the article Deeniham suggests twice that Skellig Michael will feature in two Star Wars films:
“Both Star War films are going to show what a gem Skellig Rock is to the world."
 
“But its inclusion in two Star Wars films is going to expose it to an audience of billions of people around the world, and personally I think that is a good thing.”

It's very possible this is confirmation that Episode 8 will also film at Skellig Michael, but equally as likely that Deenihan is making an assumption based off of the two distinct filming periods.

What we have heard is that the filming on Skellig Michael takes place during a period where pickups are being filmed at Pinewood for The Force Awakens, and that JJ was not happy with the weather conditions during the initial filming at Skellig Michael.

Source Star Wars 7 News
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