Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Imperial March Remix

The music featured in this video was created for the Star Wars PC strategy game Force Commander which came out in March of 2000. I've been dying to find this remix of the Imperial March, and here it is! Thank you 'Danae Mari Skywalker' for finding the music!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New The Clone Wars Movie? What?!?

Now before you go on a rant about how a 'The Clone Wars' movie shouldn't have been made to begin with, let me explain. This upcoming movie, tentatively titled 'Defenders of the Republic' which is also still rumored by the way, will be made as a start to TCW Season III, and it will stay in it's current medium of television. Yes, that's right, a new TCW made-for-TV movie is in the works. And from the looks of it, it's gonna rock!

Now let me tell you. You're not gonna learn about this on any other site. All the websites that featured this little tidbit of info quickly had it taken down. Apparently Lucasfilm is trying to keep this on the down-low. So huuuuuuush.
The ARC (Advanced Recon Commando) Trooper, a type of clone variant introduced in the original Clone Wars 'micro-series' and subsequent Clone Wars era comics.

Here's the synopsis, or what I remember of it to be more precise.
The story follows a small group of clone troopers, from their origins, to them eventually becoming ARCs. That's all I've got in terms of details, however the promo cover that I briefly saw featured Echo, one of the clones from every one's favorite episode 'Rookies', so it is a possibility that it features him and fellow survivor Fives.
All in all, I think this is very promising. Some of the biggest complaints hurled towards the series is its lack of time to tell stories, so creating an hour and a half to a two hour time slot to tell the story would be spectacular, especially considering the plot and characters involved.
I'm really looking forward to this! The new season will most likely start on the first Friday of October, I'm gonna start counting down the days.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Firefly Comic!

That's right, Firefly has finally added another edition to its wonderful collection of comics, with Float Out! This new single-shot issue chronicles three stories of my favorite pilot, Wash prior to his at the hands of Reavers in Serenity. Oops, SPOILER! ;)
Float Out was written by none other than Patton Oswalt, the stand up comedian, best known for his role as the nerdy Spence Olchin in the long lasting sitcom The King Of Queens. Apparently Oswaft is a serious Browncoat (fan of Firefly/Serenity)!
What's even more interesting is the fact that the write up for Float Out mentions two things of note.
(1) That a surprise cameo in the comic will "...leave Serenity fans reeling...".
And (2) It has a reference to Serenity's future?!? What is THAT supposed to mean? Are there any plans for Firefly/Serenity to continue in any way shape or form in the near future? Joss Whedon, the creator of the franchise, did recently have his latest show Dollhouse cancelled, so it is a possibility. But I don't want to get my geeky hopes up... Even though I'm going to. :P
For those of you who have no idea what I've been talking about or what Firefly/Serenity is, visit I highly recommend it. Just be sure to watch the show first!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Expanded Universe Gems: Empire 2: Darklighter

When the Empire series of comics first came about, I was unenthusiastic at most. In my mind, I'd seen countless continuations of Original Trilogy back stories all the way from comics such as the original Marvel series to Shadows of the Empire. It simply seemed that there wasn't much more room to fit all these stories into with the time span between the three original films being only four years.
Never the less, upon first picking up Empire: Darklighter, I was blown away! The art was clean and crisp, the story, which largely concentrated on side characters, fit perfectly with EU continuity and the drama was engrossing! This comic made me truly enjoy the character of Biggs Darklighter, so much so that I instantly rewatched, for the hundredth time mind you, the Battle of Yavin sequence during A New Hope.
Whether you're a die hard Fanboy, or simply enjoy the movies, Darklighter is an anthology that you don't want to miss, and one that I'm confident will be compared to the likes of Dark Empire and Tales of the Jedi.
With it rekindling my love of Star Wars comics, its powerful drama, and wonderful storytelling, Darklighter has earned its title as an EU gem!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Heroes: A Brave New World

Did Heroes' last season 'Redeem' itself enough have the show renewed for a fifth season? It's a question on many fans of the tv show's minds. Sure, it's been given a title of Brave New World, but other than that, we literally have no idea of the show's outcome.

Since its second season, Heroes has begun to decline, reaching it's lowest point of viewing during it's third volume, Villains. It has continued to spiral downward during its fourth volume, Fugitives, and its most recent volume, Redemption. To put it simply, Heroes has never returned to it's highest amount of viewing such as it's first season, and season 2 opening of 16.93 million viewers. In fact, its latest finale garnered a meager 4.4 million viewers.

My hopes for Heroes began to diminish since season 3's midpoint, specifically at the point where Hiro's mind was reverted to that of a child's. On top of that, I never really took to Fugitives, in fact I was almost excited to see Nathan go! And while Redemption marginally held up to its title, there was one thing that kept bugging me; the carnies.

I can see that in a world inhabited by super-powered people that it might make sense that the people we classify as 'weird' in the real world, would in fact be gifted with a power, but why make them one of the primary focuses of the season? I just couldn't rap my head around this.

To conclude my little rant, I'd definitely like to see Heroes return for another season, especially after the cliff hanger we saw during the last episode of Redemption, which proved that yes, Heroes can still think out of the box. So, I'm crossing my fingers and holding my breath until we hear news, which I'll be sure to post on Memoirs immediately.
What do you think? Should Heroes return for another season?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Memoirs Revamped?

That's right, I've decided to completely geek out, and let all my nerdy, bizarre interests take to the stage on Memoirs. Yes, I'm both a fan of Star Wars and Star Trek! Could such a thing be possible without creating a quantum flux time slip? Well, simply put; yes.

Furthermore, I've updated Memoirs with plenty of gadgets and pages, it's still a work in progress, but feel free to look around. While the majority of my posts will focus on Star Wars, many of them will be made up by other franchises, such as Star Trek and Serenity. I'm also going to be putting an end to the Weekly Updates section. It was fun while it lasted, but It came off more as a chore to me, and I'd like to enjoy my time writing.

Also, instead of concentrating on the straightforward writing that I've been doing on Memoirs, I've decided to sprinkle some humor around. So brace yourselves, it might get corny.

Lastly I'd like to thank all my followers for simply following and posting comments, you guys rock! Oh yeah; and please, please don't laugh at my new banner. I tried!

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