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Star Wars: Legacy #16 The Legacy of Obi-Wan? HA! September 16, 2007

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After the MAGIC that was Star Wars Legacy #15, issue #16 is a most impressive followup.

Sure we know now who Darth Krayt really is, but this is where it get even more interesting as the motivation behinds his conversion to Sith becomes known and Cade Skywalker’s friends (and enemies) line up to try and save him.

Then there is Obi-Wan Kenobi.

When i first saw the cover of this issue and its title – Legacy of Obi-Wan – I thought that WOW maybe Obi-wan had kids or descendants or clones..but no

The legacy of obi-wan is something far simpler and relatively

non-interesting…somewhat of a let down actually (though that’s not the right word to use in connection with Legacy since this is the best Star Wars Expanded Universe tale of all time).

What Obi-wan did to Hett is no different than what was done to Hett’s dad by Ki-al Mundi in Outlander.

Of significantly more interest in this issue is the return of Cade’s MAMA who we haven’t seen in Legacy since issue #10 . Her joining up with the rest of Cade’ bounty hunter pals is a stroke of plot genius.

Will Cade fully turn to the dark side? It certainly looks that way…but somehow I suspect that his mama, friends and the Jedi will turn him back from the path of the dark side.

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Star Wars Legacy Issue # 14 Cade Skywalker Captured by Sith July 16, 2007

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Star Wars: Legacy #14–Claws of the Dragon pt. 1 is the first issue of a new story arc in which we will finally find out who Darth Krayt really is .

This is yet another awesome issue that is brilliant drawn and written. Cade Skywalker makes his way to Coruscant where he is ultimately captured by the Sith. It is also painfully obvious that Cade is more comfortable with a blaster than with using the force, something that isn’t a suprise I suppose since he did leave his Jedi roots behind for many years.

Though this issue is a stepping to stone to issue 15 – which is likely one of the most highly anticipated Star Wars comic book releases in a generation – it’s still worthy of much merit and praise.

We learn that Darth Krayt is dying and that Cade Skywalker may be his only chance for survival.
The Mynock (Cade’s ship) has got some info on it and thnx to a friendly Hutt, that info is going to fall into friendly hands.

Oh and the art…WOW…we see the first real shots of Coruscant in the Legacy era and of the Legacy era Tie Fighter (which are sort of like Tie Interceptors on steroids).

That said…i can hardly contain my enthusiasm for issue 15. FINALLLY we’ll find out who Darth Krayt is.

I wonder if anyone in the ShowMeSciFi discussion forum is actually right.

Saturn’s Hexagon Captured by Cassini March 27, 2007

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Science fact is something far stranger than fiction. Case in point is a new picture released from NASA from their Cassini probe currently orbiting Saturn.

I don’t think any human has ever seen anything like it.(Though Voyager 1 and 2 did more than 25 years ago).

It’s a hexagon shaped cloud formation that now covers the entire North Pole of the ringed planet. The hexagon is nearly 25,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) across. Nearly four Earths could fit inside it. This image was acquired with the Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer , from an average distance of 1.3 million kilometers (807,782 miles).

“This is a very strange feature, lying in a precise geometric fashion with six nearly equally straight sides,” said Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif in a statement. “We’ve never seen anything like this on any other planet. Indeed, Saturn’s thick atmosphere where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate is

perhaps the last place you’d expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is.”

For more on this freak’ish feature of Saturn check out NASA.