Review: Star Wars: R2-D2′s Droid Workshop (or, Pinocchio Wishes He Were This Cool)
This happens to be my first review of a children’s book. I must also admit to feeling a tad of trepidation; I skipped that whole ‘reading children’s books’ (or indeed reading any books) as a kid, so I wasn’t sure if I would be up to it. However, my sister happens to have some small humans that she’s rearing free range: a brace of nieces and a nephew. So I thought it a brilliant idea to try this book (entitled Star Wars: R2-D2′s Droid Workshop by Egmont Publishing) on them. I know, right? Who ever had the thought of it? It’ll be the next big thing, I’m sure of it. I had in mind to sit them down to play over the weekend, only for an hour or so – it’s not that I don’t like them it’s just, well, they’re kind of annoying sometimes. We’d sit down, do all the activities, make our wee Artoo, have fun, laugh, then kindly tuck them away in a cupboard at the end of it and I’d play with Artoo on my own. However, with children (and with errant padawans if certain TV shows have taught us anything), nothing ever quite goes according to plan. If you’re reading this and have kids, or have kids in the family, I’m sure you know this feeling. If you don’t happen to have kids: you few, you happy few, you lucky sods.
Annikin Starkiller, Lizard-like Han Solo, and a Darth Vader unlike any we’ve seen before! All this, and more! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away!
This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of 2 Continuities; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to continue reading Dark Horse Comic’s The Star Wars based on George Lucas’s original rough draft screenplay. So strap in, and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!
The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtabletakes on Breaking Ranks.
The Star Wars Report’s Rebels Roundtable returns this week to check out the Season 1 episode Breaking Ranks, the fourth “regular” episode in the series’ run.
Join Johnathan, Berent, Nathan, and Mark as they discuss the episode. Is all training in the new canon designed to kill the children being trained? Did anyone but Mark realize “Zare” is an anagram of “Ezra?” (And does anyone really care?) How will the Inquisitor play into the season as it unfolds? All this and more in this episode of Rebels Roundtable.
Download the MP3 of this episode HERE (right click, save as).
With the holidays fast approaching, it should come as no surprise that geek chic clothing lines, like Her Universe, are bringing the holiday cheer into your wardrobe. Most clothing retailers have the latest “ugly Christmas sweaters” geared towards male customers, but fangirls can always rely on Her Universe for fresh designs and geek chic options to wear during the winter. From adorable knit pattern dresses to a fabulous cardigan, no matter what fandom you fall into, Her Universe has got you covered.
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Whether you’re looking to buy a present for yourself this season or you’re searching for the perfect gift to give to the fangirl(s) in your life, Her Universe has quality and fashionable items. Stay tuned to see if there are any surprise sales coming up during Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.
Note: To win your very own copy of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions simply follow @StarWarsReport and tweet us who your favorite Clone Wars character is and why! Contest ends 11/13/2014 at midnight (tonight)!
The quality of the visual effects in simply astounding. The Clone Wars Team truly achieved film quality effects on the small screen. Weather it’s Yoda’s visit to the erie planet of Moraband, or the incredible “Evil Yoda” sequence, you see a dedication to cinematic storytelling unlike anything before.
The exclusive “Clone Wars Declassified” documentary that comes with the set is incredibly insightful. It gives an inside look into the final chapter of the creative process for the Clone Wars team. “Clone Wars Declassified” give us a glimpse of just how tight-knit the team at Lucasfilm was as well as how involved George Lucas was in the creative process. It becomes obvious just how much Lucas passed on to Filoni as a filmaker.
I give The Lost Missions 5/5 glasses of blue milk! More info after the jump!