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Harrison Ford reunites with Chewbacca – It’s not pretty July 28, 2011

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Finally after all these years Han Solo has reconnected with Chewbacca …on late night TV.

It’s a fun little bit on Jimmy Kimmel Live that will have every Star Wars fans laughing up a fur ball for the walking carpet

 

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Doctor Who is coming back but will the Doctor avoid getting shot by the Astronaut? July 24, 2011

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Doctor Who: Season Six, Part 1 is done (no we haven’t reviewed them all yet but don’t worry we will..)
The good ppl at the BBC are already teasing us with the second half of the Season 6 and as has been the case in the last few seasons, the end will (hopefully) tie right back to the first episode…you know..

THE ONE WHERE THE DOCTOR GET SHOT BY AN ASTRONAUT AND DIES.

yeaah that one..

Before he gets around that…looks like he’s got a few more monsters to deal with first.

Star Trek PADD now a real iPad app July 22, 2011

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Finally the Star Trek PADD (Personal Access Data Device) is a real thing..aka the iPad.

And finally there is a Star Trek app that looks like a PADD.

 
Star Trek PADD - CBS Interactive

Yeaaah we know it’s basically the same stuff you can get for free on Star Trek.com or Memory Alpha today FOR FREE. The iPad PADD app is $4.99 – BUT it’s got TNG’s LCARS interface and it’s just sooooooooooooo slick.

Yes it’s missing some stuff..like a notation on Data’s cat spot..and some other minutia..but for the most part for us as fans..we’ve love every minute of using this app.
IT’S A PADD!!

Dark Horse FINALLY bring Star Wars comics to Apple iPad July 22, 2011

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It’s about time.
Finally we’ve got Star Wars comics on the Dark Horse digital platform…

But wait..it’s not all of ’em.

AND FRAK YOU DARK HORSE it’s not even the current ones coming out this week.

Dark Horse is making old books (including the original Marvel Series) some new stuff, including some Knights of the Old Republic, Old Republic and Star Wars Legacy War – available.

It’s a mixed bad and not complete. Let’s hope that Dark Horse build a complete back catalogue and more importantly begins to ship digital titles the same day as the paper ones.

And oh yeah the prices is better.

From our brief look, most titles are $1.99 instead of the $2.99 or $3.50 that most Dark Horse print Star Wars titles have been lately. So yeaah this could (eventually) be a really good deal and the final nail in the coffin for our local comic book store. Why pay more when we can get it all on the iPad instantly for less?

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Star Wars BluRay iPad preview is awesome and free! July 22, 2011

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20110722-095414.jpgATTENTION Star Wars fans that own iPads.

DROP what you’re doing now and get this App.

Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access - Fox Mobile Entertainment, Inc.

And yes

IT’S FREE!

Long story short is you get videos/concept art and amazing content that is on the upcoming BluRay set (coming Sep 2011).

And yes it’s free.

Not this isn’t the movies themselves, this is the ‘extra’ content (not deleted scenes) but stuff that we’ve still never seen before.

One great video we just watched was about how the model builders built the Utapau model.

For Episode IV there is an amazing video about the holo-chess figures..(you know the stuff on the Falcon..) just amazing.

Who doesn’t love the holo-chess. All stop-motion stuff…who knew?

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Before you bring the Saga home, get an exclusive first look at some of the special features from STAR WARS™: THE COMPLETE SAGA – coming to you on Blu-ray September 16th! The Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access highlights a varied sampling of bonus materials featured in the collection, including never-before-seen content sourced from the Lucasfilm Archives! Begin to explore the farthest corners of that distant galaxy, and dive deeper into the creation of the Star Wars universe.

Witness the evolution of the wild concepts that became pop culture icons. Celebrate the spirit of innovation that pushed the boundaries of special effects – as described by the men and women who pioneered the new methods that made Star Wars possible. And pull back the curtain on the Lucasfilm Archives to reveal never-before-told stories about the making of the Saga. Offering an insightful cross-section of what the THE COMPLETE SAGA has in store, Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access is your first look at the most anticipated Blu-ray collection – of all time!

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Star Wars Clone Wars : When will Ahsoka die? July 22, 2011

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We all know that Ashoka has to go…
She doesn’t existing in Star Wars ANH (or III for that matter).

At some point she disappears…

or dies.

In an interview this week,  Clone Wars show chief Dave Filoni told ComicCon conf goes that,

“”I’ve done eight different endings for her. I’ll be talking to George about it soon,” said Filoni.

 

That’s right Ashoka fans…she’s going bye, bye.

Meantime lots to look forward too in Clone Wars Season 4 hard to believe that this series has been on the air for three years already.

Let’s hope it stays on for a few more…

More Star Wars deleted scenes?! Rly?, July 22, 2011

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After 35 yrs of Star Wars it’s hard for us to believe that there are still deleted scenes that have never been seen before…

Apparantly the upcoming BluRay will have just that…

Rise of The Planet of the Apes – so it wasn’t a nuclear war that killed off humans? July 19, 2011

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We always kinda/sorta thought that humans had caused the destruction that led to humanity’s decline in the original Planet of the Apes. After all, most of the planet is buried and even the Statue of Liberty was partially destroyed.

Now along comes the new prequel – Rise of the Planet of the Apes and sure we have Caesar the first ape..but..

he’s the one that helps to destroy humanity? does Caesar’s apes nuke us? or…?

I guess we’ll mostly have to wait until August 5th when this movie is out…and YES this is one prequel that we’re excited about.

Dark Knight Rises -is this the movie version of Dark Knight Returns? July 18, 2011

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Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns is our fav caped crusader tale of all time (with Killing Joke a close second). It’s a future era of Batman (not quite the ultra futuristic Batman Beyond) but a cool Batman that is old and (dead) tired.

The first real trailer for Batman Rises looks like it is borrowing from that epic tail as Batman in the future faces his final test and the Dark Knight Returns for one last (mega million dollar) movie.

Stanford Students Build General Grievous -for real- with Microsoft Kinect July 18, 2011

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kinda cool stuff..though the robot now is slow and not nearly as fast as it could be (or should be).

Still..it’s interesting to see how video game hardware can be leverage to create a (potentially) killer robot arm.

Godspeed Atlantis #sts135 July 8, 2011

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Sad day as the final shuttle liftoff is now over…the U.S now has 0 manned spaceflight capabilty.

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WARNING!! THQ Star Wars iOS Games are all DEAD July 4, 2011

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We just got a new iOS Apple device and of course one of the first things we wanted to do was to find some good scifi games..

Our first stop was a search for Star Wars where we found Falcon Gunner…that’s right you get to to sit in the gun pod for the millenium falcon!

Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner - THQ Inc.

Well you should ..but the game crashes every 2 mins making the game unplayable. So we went to the game dev, THQ to see WTF is goin on…turns out THQ isn’t legally supposed to be selling any Star Wars games at this point…their license with Lucas has expired.

Why Falcon Gunner is still in the appstore? Who knows but those nerf herders stole$2.99 from us!

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