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Star Wars : Darth Palgueis – THIS book Sucks. No he’s Not Anakin’s Dad either February 25, 2012

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Ever since we’ve all seen Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, we’ve all known about the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise…and now finally here is a story that tells his tale.

Great idea – except for the fact that this book sucks and is the worst Star Wars book we’ve read in years.

From a reader’s perspective – the author- James Luceno, appears to have written this book with a thesaurus in-hand as there was hardly a page spread that went by where we didn’t need to consult a dictionary to figure out what a word meant. For a Star Wars book, that’s rare and totally unacceptable. How this got past the publishers copy editing team is beyond us..this book as is should never have been published.

Once you get past Luceno’s obscene use of arcane language – the story is so bland, it’s disgusting. We kept waiting for something to happen that never did.

Yes we do find out about the early years of Palpatine on Naboo – and there are some cool scenes. But in general this book skirts the edges of Episode I – during which Plagueis apparently still lived?! really?

We had also thought that Plagueis would be the dude that ‘created’ anakin just by his ability to manipulate midchlorians…but that’s not the case.

Going a step further into the absurd, we get some limited insight into Dooku – who apparently meets Palpatine – knowing it’s palpatine – wearing a cowl in the district where he in later movies meets Sidious. Does Dooku know that Palpatine is Darth Sidious? who knows.

And no – we don’t find out what ever really happened to Master Sifo Dias either.

This book had the potential to be awesome but the combination of over-writing and weak plotting left us totally unsatisfied by this book.

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The JE’DAII Revealed. Where does the name Jedi come from? Dawn of the Jedi February 21, 2012

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Forget about Jedi – the new Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Series is about the JE’DAII.

These JE’DAII are the predecessors of the Jedi we all know…they’re also a bunch of wimps that have been sequestered in black hole surrounded planet Tython to protect them.

Yeaah we’re talking about the new Dark Horse comic book here – it’s an amazing concept, but unlike Legacy which from the first page was PURE AWESOME. This title might take a bit more time till it grows on us.

What Dark Horse is doing here is giving us the ultimate prequel – but it’s a bit too far fetched in some respects..so far.

Anyways – we do find out what JE’DAII (or later Jedi) means it’s a Dai Bendu terms meaning : Mystic Center

These early jedi were all about finding balance between the light and the darkness. Though at this early stage the darkness are not the Sith.

The evil forces are led by Force Hounds like Xesh – that’s the dude on the cover of issue #1. He’s working for the Rakatan and their empire.

Apparently and this shocked us.. the Rakatan are the dudes that turn Tatooine from a lush paradise into a dessert too..

Saying No to Star Trek ‘s Worf – hilarious February 21, 2012

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We wouldn’t dare of saying NO to mr/lt/commander Worf – but apparently he got rejected a whole lot.

This amazing montage of clips shows just how much he got the NO.

Star Wars Agent of the Empire #3 Jahan Cross is still on the run February 19, 2012

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This series is also really picking up nicely…though this particular issue was all about one thing..

JAHAN CROSS ON THE RUN.

Nothing more really, the agent of the empire is running from the corporate sector police (into Han Solo’s smuggling containers too!) but no new major revelations about the plot.

Still, an entertaining run..but the real plot is hopefully coming in the next issue as we finally see what this conspiracy is all about. Issues like these make us wonder if we should just wait for the trade..cause then we don’t have to wait a month to see what happens next…

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic War #2 Zayne the Mandalorian? February 19, 2012

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The first issue of KOTOR War was ok…but this second issue really picks up the pace.

We learn about the new Mandalorian Jedi..which is a neat idea and one that we hadn’t seen before It’s also neat that they drafted Zayne and the commander of his ship too…though that didn’t quite work out.

This is an engaging story..we’re not quite sure what happens on the next page and that’s how we like it. This is a story that keeps us guessing and amazed by it unfolds.

We should see Zayne finding a way to leave the Mandalorian army sooner rather than later..but it’ll be interesting to see how much damage he does first.

Star Trek The Next Generation Yesterday’s Enterprise Turns 22 February 19, 2012

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It was 22 yrs ago that the Enterprise B helped defend the Klingon Khitomer outpost against a Romulan attack…

WOW does time fly, tonight is officially 22 years since Star Trek TNG 3×15 Yesterday’s Enterprise was first aired. It is easily our favorite TNG episode for so many reasons and the fact that tonight is 22 yrs after it first aired brings back a rush of memories.

REMEMBER when we all waited for new Star Trek episodes week after week? TNG has very few bad episodes and we were always treated to amazing content. Yesterday’s Enterprise went above and beyond though.

We got the return of Tasha Yaar (and not as the Romulan Commander Seeyla); We had a dark world where the collars were just a bit higher, every ship officer on the Enterprise carried a side arm and Klingons were on the verge of toppling the Federation.

Who didn’t get goose bumps when Picard tells the Commander of the Enterprise B in hushed tones that the war was going much worse than was commonly known..and that one ship in the hear and now wouldn’t make a difference but 22 yrs ago in the past it would.

Klingons vs the Federation as it should be…if only for an episode with battle, timeline issues and Picard at his finest hour..and then once the ship goes back in the rift…it’s all good again.

22 years, time does fly. Man do we miss that show..

#swtor Bioware Won’t Let Players Move Characters across Servers – and That sucks – esp on KiTaren February 17, 2012

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We’re big fans of Star Wars The Old Republic – except for the fast that two of our characters are stuck on the works FRAKing server.

It never has any players on it – yes i’m talking about KitaRen.

So we asked the fucktards at Bioware if we could move and this is bantha poodo they told us:

I am Protocol Droid W6-L3 of Human-Cyborg Relations…

I have received your transmission regarding your request.

I understand how you feel right now and I do apologize for the inconvenience this issue caused.

I regret to inform you that transferring character from one server to another is not yet implemented or applicable in the game. However, Our development team are currently working on this option to be implemented in future patches. Kindly wait for further notices and updates in forums regarding this option.

Please do not hesitate to contact us again if there is anything further we can help you with.

Galactic Support is our specialty…

Sincerely,

Protocol Droid W6-L3 (aka Jhayz)
Star Wars: The Old Republic Customer Service

That’s right Bioware doesn’t care about us, they just want our $$. Good news is that they will eventually allow this, but for now it sucks.

Dark Horse Releases Three BIG Star Wars titles this week: Crimson Empire III, Agent of the Empire Iron Eclipse and KOTOR War! February 8, 2012

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Wow what a great week for SciFi comic fans!

We’ve got at least four really great titles out this week from Dark Horse alone to look forward too.

At the top of  our list is Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: War #2 – sure we weren’t thrilled with the first issue, but hey we’re sure thrilled to have KOTOR back!

Next up is STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #4 (OF 6). This is a series that we waited years for and each issue is better than the next.

Rounding out this week’s Star Wars triumvirate of comics is

STAR WARS AGENT OF The EMPIRE IRON ECLIPSE #3 (OF 5) – we loved the last issue and can hardly wait to crack this one open.

Dark Horse also has DARK MATTER #2 (OF 4) – which is written by the team behind Stargate (the show!) and hey it’s kinda neat too.

And next week – Dawn of the Jedi #1 is out!! can this month get any better?

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EA Bioware Finally fixes the Most Annoying bug in Star Wars the Old Republic #SWTOR February 7, 2012

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We’ve been playing Star Wars The Old Republic, night and day since the game launch six weeks ago. Over that time EA/BIOWARE have issued more fixes than we can count, but never one for the most annoying bug ever.

that changed today.

The patch list states:

The message “There are no missions defined for the Crew Skill: [Crew Skill Name]” is no longer erroneously displayed.

We wondered for weeks what we were doing wrong, some ppl said it was a bug, others said it was something else, while the morons at Bioware were just clueless as they laugh at us gamers that pay them money for a buggy game. Anyways that flaw is fixed, plenty more though still in the game – we’ve got a post and a video coming soon to highlight the worst ones.

Star Trek Online Turns 2 February 2, 2012

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We were excited when Star Trek Online first came online – but something happened over the last year. We got bored. It’s well known that playing as Klingon sucks in this game and hey who doesn’t want to be a Klingon.

The game is supposed to soon be getting btr…and perhaps even more important — it’s now Free to Play. We suspect that Free to Play will help keep this game alive another year, maybe two but no more. So if you haven’t tried this out yet, you should cause it’s free and time it likely running out.