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Author Tim Lebbon Working On Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi Novel

On the 14th of July author Tim Lebbon announced on his website that he is working on Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi Tim said:
I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I’ll be writing a brand new Star Wars novel for Del Rey/Star Wars Books. The novel will be calledStar Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – INTO THE VOID, and is set in the Dawn of the Jedi era currently being explored by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema in their fantastic comic series.

I’m so excited about the novel, which I’ve already begun writing. I can’t say much more about it yet, but I’ll release more news and details here as and when I can. Watch this space!


Can't wait for this one. If its based on the Dark Horses comic book series we are in for a treat. I'll keep you updated on any progress. Here's what Wookieepedia says about Dawn Of The Jedi:

It is set in the earliest days of the Jedi Order, beginning in 36,453 BBY, in a time before the polarization of the light and dark sides of the Force.

In 36,453 BBY, Force-…

Photos From Today's Stars Of Time Weston Super Mare

Great day today at Stars Of Time in Weston Super Mare. Take a look at some of the photos and videos.

























VIDEO: In Built Star Wars Demo On My Casio Keyboard

Casio Keyboard Plays Star Wars I Took this video of Star Wars playing on my Casio LK-50 Keyboard.  It reminds me of the PC X-Wing game rendition.  The demo allows you to play along at various levels of difficulty with the aim to be able to play the whole piece with just a backing track.


And for comparison, here is the opening to the Lucasarts 1993 classic, X-Wing. The opening title-roll sounds very similar to the demo from the Casio. Obviously, back then it would depend on the quality of your soundcard and the rendition is MIDI format.

George Lucas - George Lucas Honoured At Ne-Yo's Charity Event

George Lucas was honoured by singer Ne-YO at a charity event in New York over the weekend (14-15th July, 2012) in support of kids in foster care. The Star Wars director, who has three adopted children, was the guest of honour at the Fostering a Legacy benefit gala in East Hampton, New York on Saturday night (14Jul12).
The event was hosted by Ne-Yo in support of his Compound Foundation, which supports children in foster care, and the singer posted pictures from the party on his Twitter.com page, writing, "Compound Foundation event in the Hamptons today. Great time."

Jaws Producer Richard Zanuck dies

Hollywood producer Richard Zanuck has died aged 77, suffering a heart attack at his Beverley Hills home. Dick Zanuck, as most people called him, was best known for his work on films such as The Sound of Music, Driving Miss Daisy and Jaws.

Son of Hollywood royalty, he became the youngest studio head in history when he took over 20th Century Fox aged 28.

His friend Steven Spielberg called him a "cornerstone of the film industry"

Zanuck collaborated with Steven Spielberg on the blockbuster jaws and several other films.

"He taught me everything I know about producing. He was one of the most honourable and loyal men of our profession and he fought tooth and nail for his directors," Mr Spielberg said in a statement.

The Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray collection has received a new trailer

The Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray collection has received a new trailer from Lucasfilm and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The HD compilation includes all four films along with numerous bonus features, including documentaries, interviews and featurettes.

'Falling Skies' renewed for third season by TNT

TNT have ordered a third season of sci-fi drama Falling Skies. The announcement coincides with a Comic-Con panel for the show, where executive producer Remi Aubuchon and stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood and Will Patton are to discuss the current season with fans.

The network has ordered ten more episodes of the series to be screened in 2013.

Michael Wright, head of programming for TNT, said of the announcement: "Falling Skies is television storytelling at its very best, a powerful drama that's told on both an epic scale and on a deeply personal level.

"We can't wait to see what DreamWorks Television and Falling Skies' terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three."

INTERVIEW: Chris "HothIceplanet" Smith On His New Book "Star Wars Original Trilogy Trivia Book"

Chris "HothIceplanet" Smith from Galacticbinder is on a mission to create a new Star Wars trivia book. What makes this one different is all the questions are based on the original trilogy. You won't find any questions on the expanded universe or behind the scenes questions so in a way it levels the playing fields throughout Star Wars fans. No more "I haven't read that" or "I didn't see that Star Wars doc." This is about the movies so will really show your knowledge of what really matters...the movies. Chris was kind enough to answer a few questions I fired at him.

What has/is the biggest challenge in writing the trivia book? 
For me just figuring out how to do the book. I am not a writer so to speak so I honestly didn't know how to get started. It came down to just doing it.

How do you go about checking the answers are 100% correct to the questions? 
Just simply go over each question and answer through each draft. Plus have had two frie…