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Chad Vader Episode 8 May 31, 2007

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I KNOW..a bit late but ..

Finally saw Chad Vader Episode 8 which apparently is the end of season 1. This was definitely the weakest episode of the bunch..(I strongly submit that Chad Vader Episode 6 is the best by far) but still it does tie up the ‘plot’ with Chad regaining the day shift manager position at the market.

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Star Wars Lego Coming to the Nintendo Wii May 31, 2007

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Lucas Arts has confirmed that Star Wars Lego – The Complete Saga will be available for the Wii this fall.Star Wars Lego could well be the first Star Wars game for the Wii and it will be interesting to see how far Lucas Arts goes to actually support the Wiimote and the Numchuck.

No this won’t be Star Wars The Force Unleashed but hey..the Wii may make this real interesting.

Trailer below:

Doctor Who Getting Cancelled May 31, 2007

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UNBELIEVABLE how stupid is the BBC?

Apparently they are cancelling the show at the end of season four even though Doctor Who is one of the most popular shows in the UK.

Boss Russell T. Davies has decided to axe the BBC1 sci-fi drama and concentrate on other projects.

He and senior staff have hatched a plot to hand in a group resignation in summer 2008.

A source said: “The heavy workload — nine months of 16-hour days every year — has started to take its toll.

“It was decided the best thing for the show was go out at the top next year.”

This is just pathetic. It wasn’t that long ago that the BBC reported that the show had been confirmed for season 4 – or season 30 if you’re counting all Doctor Who. For FREAKIN once i’d like to see a SciFi show run by a real SciFi fan that isn’t going to screw fans over.

More Star Wars Toys on the Way – May 30, 2007

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30 years worth of toys isn’t enough – when it comes to Star Wars that is.

Hasbro has got a few more goodies coming out this year, so time to expand your collection.

Among the highlights is a Gold Squadron Y-Wing from Episode IV. Obi-Wan Starfighter with Hyperspace ring (EP I and II), ARC-170 (special Clone wars animated series version), Quinlan Vos and Villie Comic pack (from the Dark Horse series) andthat’s just what the highlights are IMHO.

check out this Hasbro panel from Celebration IV for more details

Star Wars The Force Unleashed – more details emerge May 30, 2007

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At last weekends’ Celebration Event in LA new details emerged about the highly anticipated next gen Lucas Arts Game The Force Unleashed. The game is set for a November release and falls in between Episodes III and IV with the player being Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice hunting down Jedi.

Lucas has put up a new documentary that goes above and beyond what was detailed at Celebration – check it out below…No its not KOTOR – but it could be something even better.

Yoda Wins USPSjedimaster.com contest May 29, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, R2D2, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, USPS, uspsjedimaster, Yoda.
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Won He Has.

So apparently voters prefer the Light Side to the Dark Side. Yoda has emerged victorious in the USPSjedimaster.com Star Wars stamp contest winning over the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader. Yoda had been leading for much of the past month so his victory isn’t a surprise.

The contest first kicked off in March and was teased out with R2D2 mailboxes that still are on street corners across America.

So what does Yoda win??

A stand alone sheet of stamps. Not that it’s really a big deal the United States Postal Service is already selling all of the Star Wars stamps in one big sheet at post offices across the U.S.

Star Wars Rebellion Issue #6 – Is this title back or is Dark Horse frakking with us? May 29, 2007

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Dark Horse has done a MAJOR dis-service to its readers by crippling the Dark Times and the Rebellion series with inconsistent releases and titles that just seems to come out without any schedule.

Dark Times is back on schedule now and apparently so is Rebellion.

Issue # 6 is the first to come out in MONTHS and is a new story arc following the events of the Trade Paperback.

Yes it’s a cool story, but I’m hesitant to invest any emotional capital into this series until I see issues come out every month in a consistent fashion.

Perhaps the saddest part of Rebellion for the fools that run this title at Dark Horse is because this title has come out so irregularly they had to send out preview copies to a few ‘select’ individual in order to solicit them for letters to the editor.

Dark Horse is doing an excellent job with Legacy, beyond that in this 30th anniversary year of Star Wars the comic book publisher is shaming the franchise with inconsistent titles and with at least one MAJOR FLOP (Knights of The Old Republic).

Hopefully this new issue of Rebellion is the start of a comeback for Dark Horse, and if not I hope that Lucas Licensing is out there watching and considering moving Star Wars comics to another more reliable publisher.

Star Wars Clone Wars – The NEW Animated Series Trailer!! May 28, 2007

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The first animated clone wars series was ‘cartoony’ to say the least..though i don’t know anyone that didn’t like the stylized Yoda.

Lucas is kicking it up a notch with a full 3D NEW animated Clone Wars series. The trailer is now up and it looks freakin AWESOME.

How much this show will diverge from the first animated series is unknown and it’s story arc is also unknown at this time.

The New StarWars.com May 28, 2007

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The new StarWars.com site is now up and i’m not sure if i like it or not.

Certainly the last StarWars.com site was heavy on the comic book style – This new site is more closely aligned with the Star Wars universe of the LucasArts gaming world.

It’s great to see Chad Vader getting his due up front and center – though on the usability side of things the new site’s main navigation isn’t nearly as fluid as a flash navigation should be.

Star Wars Legacy of the Force Sacrifice – I GOT MY COPY!! May 28, 2007

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I wasn’t expecting to get Star Wars Legacy of the Force Sacrifice until tomorrow (May 29th) but actually got a copy today May 28th! HURRAY!

Yes we all know the basic spoilers already.

That said Exile was an awesome book and there is alot of ground to cover in Sacrifice.

Expect to see a few less posts on ShowMeSciFi in the coming days as I dedicate every spare moment to reading this.

Star Wars Legacy # 12 – Vong are the saviors of the Jedi? May 28, 2007

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I seem to remember the Jedi helping to chase the Vong out of the galaxy..true Jacen Solo (now Darth Caedus) did have a thing for the world brain on Coruscant though..

Now apparently the Vong are the keepers of the Jedi legacy.

In any case Star Wars Legacy issue #12 is yet another awesome issue in a series that just doesn’t disappoint. We learn a bit more about Cade, but alot about the Vong and their interaction with the Jedi in this issue.

The only ‘dumb’ thing is Cade deciding to go to Coruscant at the end of the issue – of course he’s going to get captured by Krayt – what kind of plot setup is that? i mean COME ON. Unless of course Krayt is really Cade’s uncle/ancestor and he’s using some Force trick to call him to Corsucant.

In any case a great issue – and i’m looking forward to issue #13.

*OHHH and before i forget. R2D2?! REally? After all these years R2D2 IS BACK!! (wonder when we’ll see C3PO?)

Star Wars at 30 May 25, 2007

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30 years ago our world changed..dramatically.

It wasn’t that long ago was it? It couldn’t have been that far away…

BUT IT WAS.

I remember very well the first time i saw Star Wars in 1977. I remember wondering how they managed to get camera’s into outer space to film the sequences.

Beyond any shadow of a doubt Star Wars is the greatest film of all time. It introduces us to The Force
Jedi
Sith
Darth Vader
Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo (and yes HAN SHOT FIRST!).

Did Star Wars re-invigorate SciFi?? Of course it did. Without Star Wars, Star Trek The Movie never would have happened, there wouldn’t have been Battlestar Galactica or Buck Rodgers (tv version) either or even the Flash Gordon movie. SciFi would have remained a niche play, incapable of truly being mainstream.

Star Wars proved that SciFi – good scifi that looked real is something that everyone wants. SciFi wasn’t just for geeks anymore but became part of mainstream culture in a way that no other SciFi movie ever had done before.

Thank you Mr. Lucas and Happy 30th Anniversary. May The Force Be With You

Star Trek The Experience – An old ride in Vegas that need an overhaul May 24, 2007

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I found myself in Las Vegas this week and when in Vegas I always visit The Star Trek Experience.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with it, it’s essentially a Star Trek theme ride attraction inside of the Las Vegas Hilton. The highlight are a pair of simulations Borg 4D and Klingon encounter.

The first time you go on either of the simulators is an AWESOME experience – problems is it’s the same simulators year after year and they have haven’t changed in the last 4 years at least. Nothing wrong with that but it would be neat if there could be some kind of refresh maybe even just on the graphic simulations which were state of the art at one time but now appear to somewhat dated.

When visiting the Star Trek Experience you’ve got to visit Garak’s store – they always have something on sale – this year its Klingon Bobble heads – only $9.99..

Flash Gordon – Will the new Series be a ‘re-imagining?’ May 23, 2007

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There are few who would argue that SciFi’s new version of Battlestar Galactica is not a dramatic departure from the original show. With the new Flash Gordon series though SciFi is going to attempt to remake a character that has been around for over 70 years.

It’s not clear however how much will change though.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Eric Johnson who plays Flash said:

There’s definitely certain changes. It’s not like we’re portraying Flash in the 1930s. When Flash first came out, he was an internationally renowned polo player, which probably wouldn’t be appropriate now. He’s been football players, and NBA stars, and swimmers I think, so now he’s a marathon winner and just much more of a regular guy.

Frankly i don’t care that he’s a regular guy. I’d like to see the equivalent of Cylons being human or Starbuck being a female.

The interview makes both Johnson and the Flash Gordon show appear to be a very very lame attempt at a basic modernization of Flash Gordon. If that is indeed the case i suspect that Flash Gordon’s SciFi run will be very short.

To add further insult to injury Johnson doesn’t appear to know the first thing about excites SciFi fans.

I think it’s going to appeal to a lot of people. It’s been amazing, in my initial experiences talking about the show, how many men in their 40s into their 60s just light up when you mention Flash Gordon. And I don’t think there’s a 13-year-old boy in the world who isn’t going to think this is the coolest show ever. Frickin’ ray guns! How cool is that?

Ray guns cool? holy crap. A combination lightsaber/buzz saw/grenade launcher like what the Rock carries in Doom is cool.

If you really want to be depressed read the full interview on EW.

Sarah Conner Chronicles – CLIPS posted! May 21, 2007

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WELL we might have to wait until 2008 for the Sarah Connor Chronicles – but FOX is being good and has put some clips online to whet our collective apetities.

I don’t know – but Sarah Conner is Linda Hamilton and it’s not going to be easy for anyone no matter how good to replace her.
Then again Summer Glau rocks…in this clip she does her version of Arnie’s T2 – ‘Come With Me If You Want To Live..’

Stargate Atlantis 3×16 The Ark May 21, 2007

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stargateatlantisark.jpgHow many episodes have their been of Stargate that are similiar to this one?

The basic premise of coming across a ship/location with frozen/stored persons is tired in the stargate universe and overused.

The ARk offers nothing new in this respect and is similiar to the umpteen other Stargate’s that were the same.

Stargate SG-1 10×16 Bad Guys May 21, 2007

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Not a bad episode at all. There have been a few episodes over the years where SG-1 is mistaken for bad guys in a first contact situation but this is one of the better attempts.

What was clearly missing though was whether or not this planet had been visited or ruled by the Gould at one point…i wonder…

but i guess the Orii are on the way…

Jacen Solo’s Sith Name is..Darth Caedus! May 18, 2007

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Thnx to jwash24 who posted as a comment. ShowMeSciFi has now been able to independently verify that indeed Darth Caedus is Jacen Solo’s Sith name.

Jacen’s Sith name was chosen by a contest and follows his long descent into the dark side in the Legacy of the Force series (which is the most awesome Star Wars series in years if not of ALL TIME).

He takes his Sith name in Sacrifice set to come out in just a few weeks, but early copies are all already being leaked by the publisher.

So who does Jacen have to Sacrifice to get his Sith name…i could hardly believe it myself (and if you really want to know just look at the cover of the book and it’s quite obvious)..and i’m actually going to suspend dis-belief if you don’t mind until i get my hands on a copy of Sacrifice on May 29th.

*UPDATE* Got a copy of this on May 28th

Here’s the line you have to wait 367 pages to get too..

“Now was the time for a man who’d once been Jacen Solo to shoulder that responsibility for the galaxy’s sake.

Jacen took off the helmet, looked into his own eyes and didn’t flinch.

“Caedus,” he said. “My name is Darth Caedus.”

Star Wars Dark Times Issue #3 The Path To Nowhere May 18, 2007

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FINALLY.

I was beginning to think that Dark Horse’s Dark Times was on the path to nowhere..but apparently it’s now back.

There was a huge gap time wise between the release of issue number one and two – reviewed here.and there was another long gap of several months between issue two and this issue.

Long gaps aren’t good for readership Dark Horse!

Excellent art in this book..basic kind of story that’s just barely shaping up …if they can get this out on a regular basis this could turn into something really great. Right now the only real interesting part is Vader’s reluctance with Palpatine’s wishes..this book occurs in the early years after Episode III and before Episode IV so it’s an interesting period to explore to say the least.

Star Wars: Resurrecting the Sith Lords. KOTOR III In the Making? May 17, 2007

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The Knights Of The Old Republic Return

Though KOTOR II is an excellent game, many gamers say that it feels rushed and incomplete. Indeed, it was discovered as early as 2005 that a lot of material designed for the end of the title was deleted. Additionally, it was discovered that certain character development scenes were left out, and some characters were even cut altogether. An intrepid band of fans have discovered the missing pieces that were not included in the final production version of KOTOR II, and slowly but surely, they’re making those hidden chapters and pieces available.

The effort is officially called The Sith Lords Restoration Project (TSLRP), and its goal is to add back in as much of the cut content as is possible.

No this is not KOTOR III but hey in the absense of that next game (rumored to be announced on May24th) Sith Lords Restoration may well be the next best thing.

KOTOR and KOTOR II are the two best Star Wars games of all time..Sith Lords Restoration truly is the missing link.

Read the full story on this awesome group at TwitchGuru.com

And here’s a trailer of some of the stuff they’ve got: