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Star Wars Dark Disciple Review + Giveaway

Star Wars Dark Disciple Review + Giveaway

Star Wars Dark Disciple Review + Giveaway On the road towards Star Wars Episode 7 slated for December 18 LucasFilm is releasing new novels to fill in the storyline. I already reviewed Lords Of The Sith and gave it an average score. For a title as catchy as ‘Lords Of The Sith’ both Darth Vader and Darth Sidious were notably absent for most of the story. Can Star Wars Dark Disciple by Christie Golden do better? The title, Dark Disciple, indicates the reader can expect more Sith intrigue and this is correct. The story is set during the Clone Wars just before...

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Cyberpunk 2077 – CD Projekt RED take on a tabletop RPG

Cyberpunk 2077, an announcement too soon! One of E3’s biggest surprised and disappointments this year was Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED’s action role-playing game. The producers of The Witcher 3 had announced the game’s existence back in 2012. It was hoped some details would leak or that even a teaser trailer would be shown at the game convention. Sadly, little new was announced. CD Projekt RED did state the release date had slipped into 2017 and that they would not release any details until some months beforehand. This follows a tactic similar to Fallout 4 which had it big unveiling at E3, but which has a stated release...

Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker duel on Hoth - Star Wars Battlefront Preview

Star Wars Battlefront Preview

Star Wars Battlefront Preview It has been just over two months since I reported a new Star Wars Battlefront game was in production. At this years E3, LucasArts showed an extended 5 minute in-game trailer that just blew everyone away. Now it is time for an in-depth preview and see whether this new game is worth the hype. So what is Battlefront? The game is a reboot of the original two battlefront games that were released over 10 years ago. They were so-called sandbox shooters that allowed players to jump into ground vehicles, spaceships and fight as infantry. Essentially they were...

Star Wars Lords of the Sith Review

Before I progress any further with this review allow me to apologize for my absence. I have only just completed my master thesis, and though I like writing about Science Fiction my study does take precedence. But fear not, after May 19th I will be finished with that part of my life and then I can focus on SF, and my busy professional life as a data scientist! Lords of the Sith Review Lords of the Sith is one of the few novels recently released to set the stage for this falls’ The Force Awakens. However, after reading it I...

Giveaway of Star Wars Lords Of The Sith

As a way to celebrate the good fortunes had by SciFiEmpire.net I am organizing a book giveaway. I will be giving out a copy of Paul S. Kemp’s latest Star Wars novel Lord Of The Sith. That is right, you can earn a copy of the novel that features both Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. Early reviews have so far been very positive, though readers of this blog will have to wait a while yet. Giveaway of Star Wars Lords Of The Sith The rules of the giveaway are simple. Anyone who can come up with a good name for...

Star Wars Battlefront. Rebel troops on Endor fighting.

Star Wars Battlefront (2015) Preview

Star Wars Battlefront is back! During the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim a teaser trailer was show for the new Star Wars Battlefront game. The game would actually be the third iteration in the Battlefront franchise. As it has been 10 years since the second game was released the franchise is starting over as a reboot. The new game takes place during the Original Trilogy but will have tie-ins with Star Wars The Force Awakens which is scheduled for release on December 18th. The Force Awakens also had a teaser trailer shown at the Celebration event which made ripples in the...

Darth Vader molten helmet. New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released! Finally after months of hearing arguments about the merits of having crossbars on a lightsaber we as Star Wars fans are entertained by a new trailer. The second teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens reveals a great deal more than the first, but plenty of the principal cast have been left out. There is also only a hint about what the plot for the movie could be. The latter is something I prefer not to see until Star Wars 7 is put into general release on December 18th this year. The teaser makes it...

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Star Wars News Roundup – Ep 8 & Rogue One

It has been a busy week filled with Star Wars News. Besides the many rumors surrounding Star Wars Episode 7 there was also genuine news about episode 8 and a spin-off movie. All this news seems to have displeased some when a storm of controversy erupted on Twitter surrounding the plot for the newly announced spinoff. Star Wars Episode 8 From day one it was announced that Episode 7: The Force Awakens would be part of a new trilogy that would be capped by Episode 8 and 9. What wasn’t known was who would direct it and who would write the...

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Star Wars Episode 7 trailer released

The Dark side, and the Light…. Finally, after almost two years of hearing how Star Wars episode 7 has been in production fans will finally get to see some footage. In all the excitement about the trailer that has been slowly building for weeks you would almost forget Jurassic World debuted a trailer as well. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. I saw, it was crap. Well, it was really! Bryce Dallas Howard is hot, Chris Pratt is cool but the hybrid dinosaurs idea just stinks. And you who put the kid from E.T in there? Anyway, forget about JW. Star...

The Inquisitor recieving information. Star Wars Rebels Gathering Forces Review

Star Wars Rebels Gathering Forces Review

I thought it time to write a review of Star Wars Rebels, the new Star Wars animated series that replaces The Clone Wars. After the pilot and the subsequent 7 episodes I have come to like this show. The 22 minute duration makes it snappy if a bit short. The humor is top-notch but the series is not afraid to show a darker side either. It’s not like it got much of a choice after previous series. I think Rebels has the wonderful opportunity to broaden the coming story line that will be revealed with Episode 7 from J.J. Abrams. Star Wars...

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Harrison Ford Star Wars Episode 7 injury more severe than thought

Harrison Ford Star Wars Episode 7 injury Harrison Ford’s publicist has confirmed to BBC News that the injury the actor sustained on-set is more severe than initially reported. The 71 year old actor broke his left leg on the Pinewood set on June 12th and had to be airlifted to hospital. “His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly,” continued Ina Treciokas in a statement. “He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.” The actor is of course reprising his role as Han Solo in the new Star Wars movie directed by J.J. Abrams. According to rumors...

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Disney announces new ‘Canon’ Star Wars literature

This morning the Walt Disney Company announced that the Star Wars literature and comic-books know as the Expanded Universe is not canon. Fans have been dreading the announcement ever since the first rumors started about Episode 7 some 10 years ago. Now it would seem that all those novels and comics are ready for the trashcan as Disney announces it will release 4 new ‘Canon’ novels as a tie-in for next years new Star Wars movie. I myself won’t mourn the Expanded Universe much, ever since the Yuuzhan Vong invasion it has been little more than junk. The amount of derivative work was just...

New slave Leia picture found (that means Carrie Fisher in a Metal Bikini)!

New slave Leia picture found (that means Carrie Fisher in a Metal Bikini)!

So, what now? You just might be thinking. Has George Lucas changed his mind on whether Greedo shoots first or was it definitely Han Solo. Or has it been confirmed that one of the spin-off Star Wars movies is going to be a mash-up with other J.J. Abrams franchises such as Mission Impossible and Star Trek. No. Someone uncovered a new image of Carrie Fisher as slave Leia wearing the infamous metal bikini she wore in Star Wars Return of the Jedi. The image uncovered was taken circa 1983 on a beach in California. The idea of slave Leia has both its supporters and detractors. Personally...

Star Wars standalone movies confirmed!

Star Wars standalone movies confirmed!

CEO of Disney Mr. Bob Iger has confirmed that besides the upcoming trilogy of Star Wars movies we will also be getting some standalone movies set for release around the same time. As you guys probably heard by now the first movie, Star Wars 7, is scheduled for a 2015 release and will be directed by J.J. Abrams. So far, no details are known about the standalone movies but it does seem that Disney intends to recuperate the roughly 4 billion it paid to get the franchise quickly. I hope it won’t come at the cost of the franchises creative quality. Somehow I got this image...

George Lucas sells LucasFilm for 4 Billion!

George Lucas sells LucasFilm for 4 Billion!

In news that took many people by surprise. George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise and his own film studio Lucasfilm, will sell both to Disney for 4 billion dollars. In return George Will buy into Disney for some 2 billion and become a significant shareholder. This deal will also include the sale of the Star Wars merchandise business, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. According to George Lucas ‘It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers’. Others drew parallel with Disney’s previous acquisition of Marvel, also for the sum of...