Author Archives: Riley Blanton

5 Part series LEGO Star Wars: “Droid Tales” Set to Air on Disney XD

More LEGO. More Star Wars. More LEGO Star Wars! It’s pretty awesome to hear that the LEGO Star Wars specials are going to continue onto Disney XD. And their not just specials, it looks like this will be a 5 part mini-series.

LEGO time!

Here’s more details from The Hollywood Report. via Rebels Report

The Star Wars movies are getting a Lego re-telling just in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Disney XD has picked up Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, an animated take on the six Star Wars movies. The limited series entails of five 22-minute episodes that will air later this year. Force Awakens opens galaxy-wide December 18.

But this is not Star Wars in 22 minutes. The conceit is that the movies are being retold through the eyes of robots C-3PO and R2-D2 in a brand new story.

Set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor seen at the end of Return of the Jedi, the droids are regaling the assembled of their adventures that led them to their present situation.  An accidental kidnapping leads to a new adventure that progresses to the re-telling of the saga in the chronological order, starting from The Phantom MenacetoReturn of the Jedi.

Details of who is directing or writing the episodes were not revealed.

Lego and Disney XD will reveal airdate information in the coming months.

Great news!

-Riley

Watch: 2 Teasers for the Star Wars Rebels Season Finale!

We’re almost there Star Wars fans! Lord Vader himself will show up in the season finale of “Star Wars Rebels.” This will be the 13th and final episode of season 1 and is called “Fire Across the Galaxy.” It will be airing on March 2 at 9 p.m. ET in the US.

Monday can’t come soon enough!


Droopy, we hardly knew ye.

Max Rebo Band Once Again Snubbed – You Won’t Believe Why! (Monday Funnies)

The inductees for this year’s Jizz-Wailer Hall of Fame were announced today, and for the fifth year in a row The Max Rebo Band was not on the ballot. There have been many rumors for the reason The Max Rebo Band hasn’t been considered, but most presume that it was due to the controversy back when Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes were inducted that led to Sy Snootles making the comments: “How are we supposed to even know they are the original members? All Bith look the same!”  Shortly after, Snootles issued an apology claiming that she “was just angry the Modal Nodes were inducted first.”  However it seemed to do little to calm the outrage. D’an responded to the statements saying that it “…felt clinical and insincere. The Bith people have offered a lot to this galaxy and it really hurts to be demeaned like that by a peer.”

What's a Bith?

It’s no secret that the two bands have had an ongoing feud since before the creation of the Max Rebo Band, however both parties have always refused to elaborate on the issue. With 5 years passing since the controversial remarks, The Max Rebo Band have done little to rebuild their reputation with their one-time audience.  Droopy McCool has become a recluse and hasn’t been seen in almost two years.  Max Rebo has had multiple arrests, the most recent  due to an altercation with a restaurant owner attempting to walk out on a tab of over 400 druggats. Snootles has also continued on a destructive downward spiral. Rumors of late night partying, driving a speeder under the influence, and altercations with law enforcement have kept her in the tabloids.  She is expected to see a judge this week regarding her arrest a few months ago where she was discovered by local authorities carrying over 1 kilogram of the spice known as Carsunum.

Sy Snootles -Sy no More

It’s been reported that she’s only done 37 of her 200 mandated community service hours, and unlikely to catch up before her hearing. If she is imprisoned it is unlikely that the Rebo Band will be considered for next year’s ballot either, as the Jizz Wailer Hall of Fame Foundation has historically rejected bands in the past due to similar behavior that they felt reflected poorly on the Jizz community. The Foundation holds contributions to the music community very highly in their considerations for nominees, and it’s truly a shame that this once great band have let their egos get in the way of such recognition.  It certainly seems that both The Max Rebo Band and The Jizz-Wailer Hall of Fame are lesser for it. There have been rumors of Teemo the Hutt inquiring about the Rebo band for residency in Teemo’s palace. If the Rebo band were to come to terms, this could be a great first step toward rebuilding their reputation and opening considerations for future Hall of Fame induction.  Currently no terms have been accepted by the Rebo band and we can only speculate that this is due to the unknown location of Droopy McCool.

Droopy, we hardly knew ye. This post was written up by the amazing Michael Morris.

Rancho Obi-Wan Launches First Book for Celebration Anaheim Exhibit

Awesome news from Rancho Obi-Wan -check it out!

We are excited to announce that the first Rancho Obi-Wan book will be launching for Celebration Anaheim!

Rancho Obi-Wan Book

Rancho Obi-Wan’s 900-square-foot exhibit at Celebration Anaheim April 16-19 will focus on how Star Wars fans through the years have made their own tremendous contributions to that far-away galaxy, and in commemoration the nonprofit museum will make available a limited print-run book, “Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art.”
The full-color, hardcover 72-page book will act as an exhibit guide, containing photos and stories of scores of the items on display. Written and photographed by Steve Sansweet and Anne Neumann, with design and layout by Stan Stice, the book is intended to be the first volume in a series, “The Treasures of Rancho Obi-Wan.” It also includes a 4-page centerspread foldout that has hundreds of photos of visitors to Rancho and to our exhibits at past Celebration events.
The new book, with an initial printing of just 1,000 copies, is one of several surprises that Rancho will reveal in the weeks leading up to what many believe will be the largest and most exciting Star Wars fan event ever.
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience exhibit will feature fan objects and art starting in the late 1970s through today, from an airbrushed van tire cover and hand-tooled leather backgammon board to a Chewbacca tissue box cover and bird house, from amazing art mash-ups based on a print by Goya and a painting by Picasso to bizarre limited edition figurines made by urban artists.
The book will cost $25 and pre-orders for pick-up at Celebration will begin in March on RanchoObiWan.org.
Both Steve Sansweet, chairman and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, and Anne Neumann, vice president and general manager, will be available at posted hours to sign the new book at no charge.

More exciting news about the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience Exhibit and other Rancho activities will be announced soon!

Podcasting for Charity

My good friend Steve Glosson is hosting a podcasting marathon Saturday (Tomorrow) in support of charity! Be sure to check out the press release below:

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The Geek Out Loud podcasting network otherwise known as the GOLiverse is teaming up with CURE to fight childhood cancer this Saturday January 24th!

CURE Childhood Cancer is an organization that has been around since 1975. They are dedicated to curing Childhood Cancer in our lifetime. All the funds they generate go to research specifically targeted

at the cancers that effect children. They also lend support to the families and the patients affected by these illnesses. We here at the GOLiverse are proud to partner with them to raise money for a cause we believe in. Here is how you can help on Saturday January 24th programming.

The podcasting fundraising marathon will begin at 10am eastern time. Join podcasting legend Steve Glosson and his amazing team of co-hosts, Kristin from Jersey, Teresa Delgado and Dave Jones as they Geek Out for Curing Cancer. Some of the shows you can catch will be:

  • Geek Out Loud
  • The Big Honkin’ Show
  • Mark Out Loud
  • Disney Vault Talk
  • Rock Out Loud

The shows will roll all day and into the evening. You will be able to catch them all live on mixlr.com/goliverse

During the marathon you will be able to donate to CURE via this website www.geekoutonline.com/cure We hope to see you in our live chat and enjoying the programming. We also hope you will donate to such a great cause and join the GOLiverse in helping to CURE Childhood Cancer. For more information about CURE you can visit them at www.curechildhoodcancer.org