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Star Wars Alphabet Squadron Review

Alphabet Squadron is the latest book I am reviewing in the new canon Star Wars Universe. The novel is written by Alexander Freed who has written a number of stories set in the Old Republic-verse. He also wrote the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization. Alexander Freed manages, with Alphabet Squadron, to create a hard-boiled fighter pilot story. Think of it as Top Gun meets Battlestar Galactica. A year after the Battle of Endor Alphabet Squadron is set about a year after the Battle of Endor. The Rebel Alliance is slowly transforming into the New Republic and the Empire...

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Star Wars Dooku Jedi Lost Review by Cavan Scott

One indication that Star Wars Episode 9 Rise of Skywalker is nearly upon us is the release of more novels. For the second time in nearly a month I am reviewing a Star Wars canon novel. This time the audiobook Dooku Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott. Previously I read Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray. In my review I gave it my thumbs up, so go check it out. That novel dealt with the difficult relationship between Jedi master Qui-Gonn Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi. Whereas the former had become obsessed with the mystical side of the Force the...

Star Wars Master and Apprentice Review

Star Wars Master and Apprentice Review

Slowly the Star Wars community is gearing up for the release of Star Wars Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker. And you know what that means – books. Novels, young adult stories, conceptual design books and visual dictionaries. The first in such a series of books is Star Wars Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray. I have not read anything before by the author, but the premise was good enough for me to pick it up. And I have not regretted it. One of those ‘let the Jedi solve it’ stories Master and Apprentice ostensibly is about a mission Jedi...

My thoughts on Disney doing more Star Wars, Avatar and the MCU

Yesterday Disney showed a multi-year line-up of movies as part of its ongoing merger with 21st Century Fox. There is plenty to see on the list as the studio owns Star Wars, the Marcel Cinematic universe, its own well-stocked lineup and Avatar. For the latter it has been announced that the first of FOUR sequels will be released in 2021 – with a 2 year release cadence. All this news gives me mixed feelings – which I intend to discuss below. Star Wars + Disney Star Wars is with me on an almost daily basis. That has been the case...

Star Wars Master and Apprentice Review

Upcoming Star Wars books in 2019

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is just around corner – it start this week. In the lead up to the convention, this time taking place in Chicago, a number of announcements have bene made regarding Star Wars books. If you are an avid reader like me you will undoubtedly pick up one or two this year. So below I made a small list. That way you won’t miss any. Master and Apprentice (release April 16th) The first book on this list is a rather unusual one. Master and Apprentice is set 7 years before the events of The Phantom Menace and...

2019 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movies

2019 has finally started so comes the time to anticipate what the year might bring to the big screen. The first thing that is noticeable are the number of super-hero movies. Granted, that has been the case for nearly a decade. Yet, there is a noticeable drought of pure Science Fiction movies such as last year’s Annihilation and A Quiet Place. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any. Netflix movies and other lower-budget offerings are not as visible. Included on this list are a number of movies at risk of being a flop. The Terminator franchise has been pointless since Rise...

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Review – A good movie that sets the stage for a sequel

After more than year of constant news portraying Solo: A Star Wars Story as a troubled production you almost don’t want to see it. I certainly did go to the cinema yesterday with trepidation and anxiety. I left the cinema relieved, the movie wasn’t bad. In fact, I liked Solo, but I also recognize it is not per se a great movie. So what is Solo: A Star Wars Story all about? At its heart it is a heist movie. After escaping from Corellian poverty Han (Alden Ehrenreich) vows to go back to help his girlfriend Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke). To...

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The Last Jedi trailer released – Does it reveal too much?

The Last Jedi trailer Finally the full movie trailer for Star Wars The Last Jedi has been released. After nearly 2 years director Rian Johnson is set to continue the official Sequel Trilogy. The release date is pinned for December 15th and the movie stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and the late Carrie Fisher as the principal cast. So what did I think of the trailer? Well I think it revealed too much. I cannot be certain until I actually see The Last Jedi. But I do believe a SPOILER warning should have accompanied...

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Star Wars Thrawn Review – The origin story of a master tactician

Star Wars Thrawn Review It must have been around 1996 or 1997 when I first saw Star Wars. I was 11 or 12 years old. I had played plenty of Star Wars games up to that moment, but I had not seen the movies. Several VHS tapes later and I could not get enough of Star Wars and thus I began to delve into the Expanded Universe. With some careful research I came tot he conclusion that the Heir To The Empire trilogy would be my starting point. Quickly the problem became whether or not I should buy the three novels separately or...

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Rogue One Digital Release Review – Does the movie transcend mediums?

Rogue One: A Digital Release Today, anyone who has not yet seen the first Star Wars Anthology movie – Rogue one: A Star Wars Story – can do so. The movie has officially been released as a digital product on iTunes and Amazon Video. This release comes ahead of the DVD and Blu-Ray release set for April 4th. Below you can read my commentary on whether the download is worth it or if you should wait. Rogue One: The Movie Rogue One does not need much of an introduction. It is the first of the anthology movies in which the Star Wars universe...

Force Awakens Blu-Ray release set for early April

Force Awakens Blu-Ray release set for early April

Force Awakens Blu-Ray release set for early April Today on StarWars.com Disney and LucasFilm announced the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens on Blu-Ray and Digital HD. After a week of speculation, mostly correctly, the announcement confirmed viewers at home will be able to enjoy the massively new popular movie in early April. The Digital HD will be released first, on April 1st with the Blu-Ray to follow on April 5th. As may expected the release comes with a plethora of extra’s. The full-rundown can be found below. Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first...

Kylo Ren torturing (played by Adam Driver). The Force Awakens trailer released

Disney releases The Force Awakens trailer, still no Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker!

The Force Awakens trailer released Disney has finally released the full length trailer for The Force Awakens, the upcoming Star Wars movie that is so hot it needs to be touched with special asbestos gloves with little jawa’s printed on it. The buzz surrounding J.J. Abrams movie is reaching epic heights, not seen since the release of Episode 1 (one elephant out of the room). That said, actually very little about the story is known. The official trailer released this evening, last night for me in Europe, filled in a few gaps. The trailer seems to suggest a very story and...

The Force Awakens books and novels announced

The Force Awakens books and novels announced!

The Force Awakens books and novels announced It’s only a 100 days until the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens. It is time to get an overview of all the books and novels that will be released to go with the J.J Abrams movie. Below you can get a preview of the tie-in novelization, the art book, the making-of book and much more. After LucasFilm made the decisions to ditch the Expanded Universe they have quickly released more new novels to cover the ground between the Clone Wars and the period of The Force Awakens. Sadly, most novels dealt with the aftermath...

The Force Awakens Review

*** UPDATED *** The Force Awakens poster preview + opinion on Star Wars action figures

*** UPDATE *** French website Les Toiles Heroiques has just uploaded a fats number of Star Wars promotional which includes high resolution version. Below I have pasted the official movie poster, but do check out the website for more. Do check out the website for more… The Force Awakens poster preview Last Friday (the 4th) was the official day that all the Star Wars The Force Awakens merchandise went online. Disney and LucasFilm coined it Force Friday. I am not really big on action figures, most of the stuff seemed cheaply made. I will probably get an action figure as a...

Upcoming Science-Fiction Movies of 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally revealed Last weekend at Disney’s D23 con Star Wars fans got more news then they were expecting. A few days before director J.J. Abrams had said there would be no trailer or behind the scenes footage of The Force Awakens. I wasn’t expecting any to begin with. Instead Disney focused on all matters Star Wars besides the upcoming episode 7 (slated for December 18 if you haven’t heard). The most prominent focus of attention was the first the first of the Anthology Star Wars movies – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The...

Remake of Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic for XBoxOne

Remake of Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic may be in production

Remake of Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Firstly, before I continue with this article I have to apologize for being absent for a week. I just started a new job and the first week was tough, but now that I have recovered SciFiEmpire will continue as usual. This week there was GamesCom in Cologne, Germany and besides the exciting announcement of the Quantum Break game and TV show there was also a rumor floating around. Neither LucasArts, EA nor Bioware will confirm this but it is likely that the 2003 hit RPG game Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic will...