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Comic Issues #184 – The Andrew Strikes Back

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Comic Issues #184 – The Andrew Strikes Back

This week Andrew is back! Taking a break from his duties as Father, Husband, and Code Monkey, Andrew comes to the podcast to talk about the current Star Wars rumors.  Together Anthony and Andrew express the confidence in J. J. Abrams for the practical effects, new cast, and along the way the podcasting duo come up with a possible plot for Episode VII, as well as an over arcing story for the new trilogy.

What do you think of a Sith Lord Skywalker or a new apprentice?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Movie Issues: Future Summer Movies

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Movie Issues: Future Summer Movies

This week the guys take a break from watching a movie to discuss all the recent movie news that has hit the web. They talk about the future of the DC Movie Universe or lack there of, get real with the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 and end with speculating on all the new Star Wars information. It’s one full hour of nerdy movie talk. Please download and enjoy. Huzzah! Read On

Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced

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Good news for Star Wars fans: Lucasfilm has posted our first look at the cast of the upcoming Episode VII. From the post on the official site:

The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the case of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

The website also posted a photo of the cast doing a read-through of the script.

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Comic Issues #168 – Free Comic Book Day!

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Comic Issues #168 – Free Comic Book Day!

It’s here once again, like Christmas in May for comic-book lovers; it’s Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3rd! And if that wasn’t enough, the very next day is Star Wars Day, on May the 4th (be with you.)

Join our heroes and heroine and special guest, Beau “I Torture Myself For My Fandom” Machado of the Villainous Lair as they look at this year’s free comic offerings, as well as all the cool stuff going on at the store.

Along the way they also discuss Son of Batman, Willy Wonka, and whether you have to see a midnight showing and go to work sleepless and miserable to be a true nerd. And name calling. There may be name calling.

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Star Wars Expanded Universe No Longer Canon

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Star Wars Expanded Universe No Longer Canon

In a news post on the official Star Wars site, Lucasfilm has announced that the Expanded Universe – the books, comics and video games that have been produced in the past 35 years – are no longer part of the official Star Wars canon.

While Lucasfilm always strived to keep the stories created for the EU consistent with our film and television content as well as internally consistent, Lucas always made it clear that he was not beholden to the EU.

Now it’s official: The six films have been set as the canon, with upcoming films to further expand on the story’s universe.

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Comic Issues #162 – Watch the Throne

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Comic Issues #162 – Watch the Throne

The Throne of Geekdom rages on this month and your heroes and heroine are here to throw out their reactions to the thrilling upsets and the disappointing defeats.  Listen in as the crew make their Round 2 picks and see who’s already on track for the best predictions!

After the dust settles on the Throne the crew quickly talk about the nerdy hot spots they’d like to travel to, and some great stuff to watch on Netflix.  Join in on the fun and don’t forget to vote every weekday in the Throne of Geekdom!

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New MMO from SOE teased in Reddit AMA

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New MMO from SOE teased in Reddit AMA

The MMO world was abuzz on Friday after John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, teased a new unannounced MMO from the team during an “Ask Me Anything” on the Everquest Next subreddit.

At first, Smedley sent out a heart attack to Star Wars fans after one response seemed to suggest a new game, perhaps even a sequel to the much-missed Star Wars Galaxies.

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Comic Issues #152 – Star Wars NOW!

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Comic Issues #152 – Star Wars NOW!

The day we knew was coming is finally here, after the acquisition of Star Wars by Disney it was only a matter of time until every aspect of the company would be controlled by the mouse; including the comic rights.  Announced just this past Friday, beginning in 2015 Marvel Comics will be the sole publisher of Star Wars comics thus ending a 23 year relationship with indie darling, Dark Horse Comics.

The news stirs up mixed feelings with Anthony and Elizabeth as they’re joined by J. Bear in Andrew’s absence due to the plague.  Although Disney has the right to do with what they please with their toys the crew can’t help but feel jaded about Dark Horse’s loss.  Let us know what you think about the move in the comment section below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

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