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Top 6 Favorite Star Wars Legends Ships By Eric Onkenhout

Once upon a time, I dreamt of writing my own Star Wars fanfiction. I had the characters, planets, time period, events, and ships all planned out. I started it, spent a few years on it off and on, but never quite saw it through, which was unfortunate because I had some really interesting ideas and I especially wanted to use certain ships that I’ve always thought were cool. Looking back I probably put too much effort in deciding which ships I wanted in the story instead of thinking of the actual story. Anyway, a lot has changed since then in that all of those ships are now part of the Legends continuity. Having said that, in no particular order I wanted to share what those ships were so here are my Top 6 Favorite Star Wars Legends Ships. Eclipse-class Star Destroyer First appearing in Dark Horse’s Dark Empire series, the Empire’s Eclipse-class Star Destroyer was arguably the largest ever class of Star Destroyer built by the Empire up to that point. Varying reports had the

A Look Back At Close Encounters of the Third Kind

I take a look back at one of my all time favourites, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. - Rob Wainfur

Ready Player One - San Diego Comic Con 2017 Panel Discussion VDEO

Warner Brothers opened their Hall H Panel at San Diego Comic Con, 2017 with a look at Ready Player One .  The panel discussion included Ernest Cline, Zak Penn, T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and of course Steven Spielberg. > Geek References You May Have Missed From The Ready Player One Trailer > Ready Player One - New Footage Released The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+ THE BEARDED TRIO ON PINTEREST CLICK HERE FOR FACTS ON STEVEN SPIELBERG CLICK HERE FOR FACTS ON GEORGE LUCAS CLICK HERE FOR FACTS ON JOHN WILLIAMS

'Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View' Final Cover and Authors Revealed

The final cover and roster of authors for the upcoming 40th anniversary collection of short stories, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View , were revealed today by Star Wars publisher Del Rey. Most of the authors are well-known to fans of the Star Wars canon, while a few might be a surprise. Here's the announcement from the Star Wars Books Facebook page : To celebrate Friday, here is the FINAL cover for our upcoming 40th anniversary novel, STAR WARS: FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW. (otherwise known as #OperationBlueMilk ) The final cover contains all 43 contributors to the 40 stories contained inside. It includes a few new authors only recently announced: Kieron Gillen (Dr. Aphra, Darth Vader) Greg Rucka (Shattered Empire, Guardians of the Whills) Elizabeth Wein (the upcoming COBALT SQUADRON) Jeffrey Brown (Vader and Son, Jedi Academy) The book is on-sale Oct 3rd and is available for pre-order wherever you enjoy buying books. Source: Star Wars Books | Del Rey Cont

"LEGO Star Wars: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES" returns this Monday, July 31 (7:00 a.m. ET) to Disney XD

New episodes will debut every  Monday  thru  Thursday  ( 7:00 a.m. ET ) thereafter until Wednesday, August 16 th . At the end of the first season, the Freemaker family found a new home with the Rebel fleet. Their new circumstances bring them face to face with brutal Imperial forces, desperate Hutts, conniving Sith Lords, and the Emperor’s latest plaything, M-OC, a terrifying hunter droid who continually modifies himself to fit any occasion. In response to these threats, Rowan’s powers grow and strengthen until he has a vision of a sleek, invulnerable ship that can save the Rebellion and stop the Empire in its tracks - the Arrowhead. The catch is, the Arrowhead is a ship only Rowan can build. Once again, it’s up to the youngest Freemaker to save the galaxy. During 2016, "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" ranked as the network’s #2 animated series among Kids 2-11 and Boys 2-11 demographics, reaching over 55 million Total Viewers across the U.S., including over

Exclusive: Some People Call Me Maurice - An Interview with"War For The Planet of the Apes" Karin Konoval, Part II

by Patrick and Paul Gibbs Karin Konoval (Copyright Gordon Dumka , 2017) A s we conclude our interview with Karin Konoval, the actress who  has portrayed Maurice, the wise and venerable orangutan in the Planet of the Apes prequels, we're going to delve a bit deeper into the character himself, as well as the journey that was his creation. Karin drew inspiration for Maurice from Towan, a male orangutan who lived at the Woodland Park Zoo, and who passed away at age 48, making him the oldest orangutan in North America. Ms. Konoval (who holds a BFA in English) was asked to write a piece for the Jane Goodall Institute, which was published in June of this year to coincide with the release of War For The Planet of the Apes, which has emerged as one of the most critically acclaimed films of the summer . Patrick - You've played this role now for three films, spanning the better part of a decade, and the character has really evolved, if you'll excuse the pun, since the fir

Exclusive: Some People Call Me Maurice - An Interview with "War For The Planet of the Apes" Karin Konoval, Part I

Karin Konoval (Copyright Gordon Dumka , 2017) by Patrick and Paul Gibbs Breakfast of Chimps (Photo Copyright Patrick Gibbs, 2015) T hroughout our lives, which we (being twins) have mostly shared, we have had two equal passions: one of them, as anyone who follows our reviews and other musings for The Bearded Trio can tell, is the cinema. Ever since seeing  Raiders of the Lost Ark  for the first time in 1981, a darkened theater has been our happy place, and that love has taken us on many adventures, both in the theater and behind the camera. But even before that, we had another obsession, which is equal, if not greater: primates. Apes and monkeys are probably the only thing people who really know us might think of before thinking of our obsession with film, and those who know us well have (in some cases, grudgingly) grown to get use to constantly running across things such as the photo to the right. As such, it should come as no surprise that we grew up with a fondness