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Star Wars The Force Unleashed – Secret Apprentice is like a Dark Luke Skywalker September 21, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, force unleashed, juno eclipse, LucasArts, nintendo, nintendo wii, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, secret apprentice, Star Wars, star wars games, star wars the force unleashed, the force unleashed, video games, wii.
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“No Jedi in history has ever used the force the way that the secret apprentice uses the force …he’s a force wrecking ball. He’s unstoppable

– Sam Witwer LucasArts

Star Wars The Force Unleashed is the next BIG game from LucasArts (and its coming for the Wii too).

In a recent production video (linked below), LucasArt big wigs give some color on the characters in the game.

The big five characters:

The secret apprentice that’s the character you play in the game

Juno Eclipse – she’s the love interest and is an imperial pilot that ferries the appretice around the galaxy

General Koda – a hardboiled Jedi Master

Proxy – the droid sidekick

Darth Vader

In the video, the game’s production lead describes the Secret Apprentice as a Dark Luke Skywalker – what Luke would have been like had he joined Vader.

Check out the full vid below ENJOY!

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Star Wars Rebellion #9 – Another Dark Horse Winner! August 14, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in comic books, comics, Dark Horse, darktower, Darth Vader, rebellion, Sci Fi, Science, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, spacey, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars legacy, star wars rebellion, starwars, weird al, wyl tarson, zarek.
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Sure Star Wars Rebellion is Star Wars pulp – but it’s good pulp and

I LIKE IT.

Issue #9 has a great panel flow that really captures the traditional Star Wars flow of multiple things happening that then come together.
What makes this current story arc so engaging is our ‘hero’ Wyl Tarson is a scumbag two timer that is now being two timed double crossed himself.

And since he’s a minor Star Wars universe character he can easily die too which makes the ending of this arc also interesting.

This is the third issue in this story which left off in issue #8 (also awesome). Issue 10 will see all this wrap up.

Will Tarson’s head EXPLODE? Will the Imperial hub EXPLODE?

And whose arm/leg/head will Vader hack off with his angry Sith Lightsaber?

Star Wars Empire Volume 1 -(old but still great) August 9, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in comics, Dark Horse, Darth Vader, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, spacey, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars empire, star wars legacy, starwars, vader, zarek.
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I purchased Star Wars Empire Volume 1 some time ago from TFAW’s 50% off offer and finally got the chance to read it on a flight to San Francisco.

Though there is nothing wrong with reading a series issue by issue the experience of reading a complete story arc in one trade paperback volume is very satisfying.

I missed alot of the Empire series when it was first out – so the trades give me an opportunity to catch up and see what i missed.

Empire Volume 1 is a basic conspiracy story pitting Imperial agents against Vader and Palapatine. We all know who will emerge victorious but its still a fun and solid read.

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Star Trek Inspirational Posters – AWESOME July 14, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in babylon5, blog, Darth Vader, funny, games, google, Kirk, LucasArts, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Shatner, Star Trek, star trek tng, startrek, starwars, Trek, upsps, William Shatner.
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We’ve all seen the ‘inspirational’ posters in local malls..the Star Trek variety are a bit more interesting for those of us that prefer Trek.

It’s a great idea with some really keen satire too.

Check them all out on the full Star Trek Inspirational Posters site.

Top 5 Dads in SciFi June 16, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Adama, Darth Vader, fathers day, Jor El, Kyle Reese, sarek, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi.
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In Honor of Father’s day…here is ShowMeSciFi’s list of the top 5 dads is SciFi

1) Darth Vader – Could there be any other first choice? Who hasn’t recited the line “Luke I am Your Father ” at least once?


2) Sarek – father of Spock (Star Trek). Sarek made his fair share of appearances in Star Trek episodes and his influence on Spock cannot be understated.


3) William (Bill) Adama – Admiral of the Colonial Fleet (Battlestar Galactica) and father of Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama. In the new BSG series as was the case in the old the father son relationship is never far.


4) Kyle Reese – Father of John Conner Leader of the Human Resistance (Terminator).

Perhaps the weirdest Father/Son relationship. John Conner of course (thanks to time travel) actually sends his own father back in time in order to impregnate his mother (Sarah Conner) so that he could exist.


5) Jor-El – Father of Kal-El better known as Superman. Were it not for Jor-El, Superman would have never made it off Krypton (and Marlon Brando rocks!).

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

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, lucas arts, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, secret apprentice, Star Wars, star wars games, star wars the force unleashed, starwars, The Force, YouTube.
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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 Dark Times Issue #3 The Path To Nowhere May 18, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in comic books, comics, Dark Horse, darkhorse, Darth Vader, Star Wars, star wars dark times, starwars, vader.
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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 Legacy #11 Return To Ossus – AWESOME. May 13, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in awesome, Cade Skywalker, comic books, comics, Darth Vader, Mara Jade, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, sith, skywalker, Star Wars, Star Wars Comic Books, star wars legacy, Vong.
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FINALLY.

Cade Skywalker returns and with him one of the best Legacy stories in a while (not that the issue 10 wasn’t great..but this one was over the top). Oh and the incomparable art of Jan Duursema returns too…

VADER.

Mara Jade.

THE FREAKIN VONG!!!

They all make an appearance in this issue that finally sees Cade return to the Jedi, to Ossus and to his destiny. His former bounty hunter pals get captured by Krayt’s empire too so the threads of this story are rapidly converging..as Cade seeks his Jedi heritage and the rest of universe is out looking for Cade.

What’s the deal with the Vong?

Will they side with the Jedi and/or Emperor Fel to overturn the Sith? Are they out to destroy the Jedi? the Imperial Remnant on Bastion?? Who knows?!? All I know is that it adds another dimension to an already wickedly cool comic book storyline.

Awesome story..AWESOME ART that is beyond compare. Legacy continues to impress and exceed all expectations.

AND only 4 more issues until the truth is revealed about who Darth Krayt really is.

USPSjedimaster.com With 18 Days To Go Yoda Rules! May 6, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, jedi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, sith, stamps, Star Wars, USPS, uspsjedimaster, Yoda.
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With only 18 days to go..Yoda is winning in the poll at USPSjedimaster.com..over Darth Vader! This is the contest that’s been running for the last six weeks or so.

Hard to believe..but it’s not over yet..you can vote up to once a day and it’ll be interesting to see who ultimately wins. Not that it really matters though does it?

The US Postal Service will print both Yoda and Vader stamps in the end…but it’s all good fun nonetheless.

Darth Vader Tells Luke ALL – from Robot Chicken April 15, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker, Robot Chicken, Star Wars, starwars, YouTube.
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Everyone remembers the first time they saw the Empire Strikes Back when Vader says,

“Luke I am Your Father.”

But what if Vader told him the rest of the story? You know all the stuff that we learn through the 6 movies?

One thing is for sure it makes for a hilarious Robot Chicken bit.

Would you like to see more Jedi Starfighter ships and if so who? April 1, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, hasbro, science fiction, scifi, Star Wars, Star Wars Toys, starfighter, starwars, Yoda.
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With the 30th anniversary of Star Wars upon us Hasbro has gone nuts releasing (and re-releasing) tonnes of Star Wars toys.

I just saw a Darth Vader Sith Starfighter (not a tie fighter) at Target and was totally freaked out by it.

Apparently Hasbro has even more up its sleeve and is running a poll in association with YodaNews.com to see what other starfighter fans one.

VOTE NOW voting ends on April 16th, 2007.
Personally i want to see Yoda’s starfighter…..though any new starfighter is a cool one..i’d buy Mace Windu’s too..