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Star Wars: Legacy #0 1/2 : Back To The Beginning September 21, 2007

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I remember very well the day i saw Star Wars Legacy issue #0 on the stand.

It was a great day.

That first issue #0 introduced me to a new wildly exciting universe of Star Wars. A universe where the Sith outnumber the Jedi, Jedi serve an Emperor in Exile, A Sith rules on Coruscant and the last Skywalker is a death stick stoking bounty hunter. AMAZING.

Alot has happened in the Star Wars Legacy universe in the last 18 months and Dark Horse has decided to update issue #0 which was an overview handbook of the people, places and ships in the series.

While the original issue #0 was only $0.25, TFAW has the 0 1/2 issue listed on pre-order at $2.39 (which is still a deal).

A year-and-a-half ago, we introduced you to Legacy-the future of Star Wars. The series’ original issue #0 has long been sold-out, and the information contained therein unavailable . . . until now. This greatly expanded and updated edition contains all of the information new readers need and that longtime readers are craving.

Get the lowdown on all your favorite characters, details on the ships and vehicles they pilot, and the latest on who’s related to who! This is a must-have handbook for the future of the Star Wars glaxy!

* Completely reconfigured from the original edition, with lots of new entries and information!

I can hardly wait! Though we all have too – Star Wars Legacy #0 1/2 doesn’t officially come out until December 19, 2007

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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.

The Force Powers Wind Power – Ever wonder what makes those turbines run? September 11, 2007

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vestassmall.jpg Wind Power has been hailed as the ecological saviour for the planet…now while many may think it’s the Wind that actually powers the wind turbines, we here at ShowMeSciFi.com know better.

On a recent trip through Copenhagen International Airport (CPH) we came across a wind power display from turbine vendor Vestas.

There was something a bit odd about it though and on a closer examination it become more obvious.

Check out the pic below of the (lego) worker in the model that runs the Turbine..

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That’s right! Obi-wan Kenobi and The Force!

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #19 – now it finally starts to come together September 10, 2007

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After a year and a half of suffering with this title, it’s finally coming together. From a plot point of view Dark Horse’s Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic issue #19 is easily the best issue this year pulling together all the major characters of the series.
We’ve got Mandalaorians
We’ve got the Republic Fleet
We’ve got Jedi (good and bad)
We’ve got the Arcanians (offshoots and purebloods)
Zayne Carrick is coming face to face (or back to back) with his Jedi tormentor

And its’ all coming together..the plot lines and the characters.

The only thing missing is the Sith – then again – Lord Adasca, head of the massive corporation Adascorp – might well be a Sith considering the way he’s manipulated the universe.

The weak link in this issue is the art. It is painfully pathetic at points and very amateurish. As I’ve complained before Zayne Carrick our main ‘hero’ in this series gets yet another treatment – so he look different again. If you compare how Zayne is drawn across say 5 issues you’ll see what looks like 5 different characters.

Still KOTOR #19 is a solid issue continuing from the solid issue #18. It’s a good trend and we can only hope that Dark Horse’s editors wizen up and put some real artists to work on this book.

Family Guy – Star Wars Edition Season Premiere September 7, 2007

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There have been alot of great Family Guy Star Wars ‘spoof’ moments over the course of this great Fox show.

The upcoming season premiere looks like it could top them all with a full hour long Star Wars inspired spoof.

After the Griffin’s lose power, Peter entertains the family with the greatest story ever told…the story of Star Wars! After Princess Leia (Lois) comes under siege by Darth Vader (Stewie) and his evil Storm Troopers, C-3PO (Quagmire) and R2-D2 (Cleveland) escape to find the only person who can help the Rebel Alliance. On their quest thorough the desert planet of Tatooine, C-3PO and R-2D2 find extra help in Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert), Luke Skywalker (Chris), Han Solo (Peter) and Chewbacca (Brian) and head back to battle the Death Star in an epic intergalactic fight to the death in the “Blue Harvest” episode of FAMILY GUY on Sunday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT.)

Here’s the preview that aired some time ago (thnx to jedi insider)

Searching for Star Wars in Sweden – Galaxy Galleri Trend Malmo September 3, 2007

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starwarsgalaxystorefront.jpgI recently found myself in Sweden (south Sweden’s Malmo to be exact) and of course had to get my SciFi fix.

 This store – Galaxy Galleri Trend was one of the only things i found..the Star Wars name on the sign is what caught my eye.

Basically alot of Power of The Force ships, tonnes of figures – and ridiculously overpriced stuff and very unfriendly staff.

It’s a small store and I probably would have bought something (just because) but hey when you’re the only person in the store and the store owner won’t even look at you…well…what ya gonna do. Also their collection of Star Wars comics ends around 2002 so no Legacy!

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Star Wars Legacy of the Force Inferno OUT TODAY! August 28, 2007

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Holy Jawa do these books come out fast! Inferno is officially available today (though i don’t have a copy in my hands just yet).

As opposed to Sacrifice which we all knew would be the story in which Jacen Solo takes his Sith name – Inferno has no such penultimate highlight…though there is alot of ground to cover and it promises to be a riveting tale spun by Troy Denning

On a personal level I’m really going to take my time reading this one enjoying every page of what has become one of the best (if not THE BEST) Star Wars Expanded Universe book series ever.

oh and hey BRING BACK MARA JADE! (sign the petition!)

Star Wars Lightsaber Finally Goes Far Far Away August 27, 2007

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30 years after Star Wars propelled us to that place far far away..an actual piece of the Star Wars legacy will be headed into Space.

Apparently the original prop of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber from the first Star Wars movie will be sent into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery in October.

What i’d like to know – officially or otherwise – is if astro or cosmonauts have ever watched Star Wars on a Shuttle/Soyuz/Mir/Space Station mission. Sure these guys work very full days..but hey it’s not that improbable is it?

And what of the lightsaber? will it just stay in a locker on the shuttle the whole time?

Star Wars TIE Fighter Oreo Cookie August 24, 2007

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We’ve all seen the crazy news stories where someone has seen the face of the virgin mary or jesus in a piece of toast and tried to sell it on eBay.

Apparently one dude thinks his Orea cookie looks like an Imperial TIE fighter from Star Wars.

This braniac has started the bidding at $2.97 for cookie (normally you’d buy a whole pack for that price). It’s unclear as to whether or not the imperial march or the TIE fighter ‘wwhooooosh’ will echo in your ears if you actually take a bite of this blessed Oreo.

eBay Oreo TIE Fighter Auction

[oh and hey don’t all Oreo cookies look like this? Now if he found an Oreo that looked like an AT-AT Walker or Yoda…that would be something…]

Some great Star Wars Auctions this weekend. Vintage AT-AT oh my! August 17, 2007

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When i was a kid i always wanted the big AT-AT walker. Never did get it..but there is an interesting eBay auction now that might be the one..bidding has started at only $10..check it out for yourself!

Star Wars Vintage AT-AT Walker


How bout a rebel blockade runner? bidding on this beauty is real low now too..

Star Wars blockade runner

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

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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

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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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Darth Krayt is … A’SHARAD HETT !!! (Star Wars Legacy #15) August 8, 2007

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OMFG! It’s already on other sources but here you go..after months of debate we now know who Darth Krayt is..

A’SHARAD HETT

Congratulations to those of you who guessed this one correctly. It has been a wonderful discussion with over 350 comments posted.

Just like with the Star Wars Legacy of the Force Sacrifice book with Darth Caedus, Darth Krayt’s identity is not revealed until the very last page.

I’m going to read this issue again before commenting on the whole thing ..Star Wars Legacy has been an awesome series to this point but this THIS THIS ISSUE IS THE BEST STAR WARS COMIC ISSUE OF ALL TIME (perhaps).

Who is Hett you ask?

Well luckily we here at ShowMeSciFi not that long ago reviewed the trade paperback where Hett is found on Tatooine. It’s called Outlander and its an awesome read. And its awesome that John Ostrander has brought him back.

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 6–Endgame August 5, 2007

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wow.

Since the first hardcover edition in the 30th anniversary series we’ve seen the BEST that the expanded universe has to offer. I’ve been buying these since the first one and i just got Endgame (Volume 6) this weekend (haven’t read it yet).

I didn’t get these issues (the ones included in this hardcover collection) at the first go-around and getting some of these stories in the trade paperback has been challenging. My local selling luckily still had on for me when i came in (thnx). Long story short (and full review to come). The last days of the Jedi before Palapatine’s empire in stunning detail. The paper and construction of this book is FANTASTIC, it’s rare that anyone raves about the construction of a comic but the way that Dark Horse has put this hardcovers together is nothing short of amazing.

Witness the untold stories of the Jedi who took a last stand against Emperor Palpatine in the moments during, and immediately after, the events in Revenge of the Sith!

Quinlan Vos wages a battle of impossible odds against his own troops to protect his loved ones, Jedi Master Kai Huddora takes a terrified Padawan into his charge after her own master falls to Order 66, Dass Jennir finds himself in league with a band of rebels he’d led attacks against only days before, and a brave few Jedi will plot to topple Sith rule-by setting a trap for the newly unveiled Darth Vader!

Star Wars Trilogy Deluxe Arcade – What will it sell for? July 27, 2007

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How many quarters have I sunk into a machine just like this one? I wish i knew…

In another installment of neat Star Wars stuff on eBay – this week we’ve found a Star Wars Trilogy Deluxe Arcade unit in perfect working order according to the seller.

This isn’t the original arcade game but the reworked one that came out in 1998 where you get to play all the movies. I always got stuck in the lightsaber battle with Vader (though i think it was cursed with a sticky controller in the arcades i visited).

If you’ve got the $$ and the space – or hey if you want to make some small money for your local retail establishment this might be the auction for you.

According to the seller, “Original cost was over $8,000 new. Buy it here for a fraction of that cost! It has steadily earned over $100 a week in my location.”

The seller has it listed for $3,000 or Best offer – so far he’s got one offer that he rejected.
Take a look for yourself on the eBay auction page

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #18 July 27, 2007

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Not bad. Not bad at all.

Continuing on from issue #17 – we finally get a decent issue.

After at least 6 issues that totally sucked, Dark Horse has finally put together really decent issue of Knights of the Old Republic. No it’s not even 1/10th what Legacy is, but hey it’s a start.

In this issue we finally figure out what camper was hiding in his brain – truth is until this issue i couldn’t have cared less about camper. But in one issue we get alot – we find out what he knows and we find out why it’s important.

Even more interesting is the fact that after WAY WAY WAY too many issues we may finally be getting closer to a reunion with Zane and some kind of Jedi confrontation.

Will Zane save them all? I’d guess so. But hey after being ready to give up on this series now once again I’m interested enough to keep reading and see what will happen next.

Bring Back Mara Jade Skywalker – (cheezy vid) But You Can Do Better! July 26, 2007

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A Friend of ShowMeSciFi sent in a little vid, a song and an idea – bring the fight to Bring Back Mara Jade to a wider audience.

We need more people to sign the Bring Back Mara Jade Petition

 So with the one video to start – ShowMeSciFi is pleased to announce the formation of the Bring Back Mara Jade group on YouTube.

 Here’s the idea: The first video SUX. You can do better. I know you can. Mara deserves Better.

So get your videos submitted and Let’s Fight to Bring Back Mara Jade.

The Ultimate Star Wars Fanboy/girl contest July 25, 2007

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Are you the ultimate Star Wars fan?

Prove it.

There is a contest running now to find the ultimate fanboy.The winner will get to appear in the Fanboy movie.

The competition, runs from July 25, 2007 to August 31, 2007.

All you got to do is send in a vid proving your mettle to http://www.fanboycontest.com/.


Star Wars Toys on eBay – some items sold, some didn’t July 24, 2007

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More on some of last weeks auctions on eBay that i was looking at with Star Wars collectibles.

Some sold, but not all. Here’s the breakdown:

Star Wars DROIDS uncle gundy
this is a rare toy, sold for $61.01 with 11 bidders

Star Wars Y-Wing complete with bomb sold for $51 after 6 bids.

Not Everything sells either, I was watching a few interesting items that picked up 0 bids.
Sith Infiltrator Remote
was listed at $5 and had zero bids. Could’ve been a real win for someone at that price!

Star Wars Rebellion #8 The Imperial Hub July 22, 2007

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Rebellion didn’t start out as a particularly fantastic series – the first arc (link) was ok , but this new one is really shaping up nicely.

Art is real solid, and Vader is fearsome.

The real interesting part of this issue is the revelation that the Empire has a technology hub that handles the logistics of the Imperial Fleet. It’s an idea that i’ve never heard or before, I would have expected such an installation at Bastion maybe but not some backwater.

While I had my doubts at the beginning of this arc in issue #6, i’m on board now.

Nonetheless, a good issue and one that will keep me reading this series and looking forward to issue #9 in a few weeks.