Review: Princess Leia #5

Princess Leia #5, the conclusion to Mark Waid and Terry Dodson’s brilliant miniseries, is out in comic stores today and, well, I am not ready for this book to end. So let’s take a spoiler filled look at not just the final issue but this lovely book as a whole and its wonderfully nuanced portrayal of Leia Organa.

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Why Science Fiction Must Err on the Side of Diversity

On Friday the Supreme Court made an historic 5-4 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage throughout the entire United States. Although there is still much to be done, this is a huge step forward in the gay rights movement. Heck, it’s a huge step forward in the quest for human rights in general.

But Tosche Station isn’t a blog focused on current events or politics or even social justice (as much as some people would like to believe). We’re a blog about Star Wars, about fandom, about geek culture. That includes science fiction which, believe it or not, is a genre greatly affected by the Supreme Court ruling. Because from now on, if you create any sort of Earth-based science fiction set in the near or far future and you don’t include married couples of both the same and opposite sex, you’re doing it wrong.

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Tosche Station Radio #120: Siege

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On this episode of Tosche Station Radio, Tom from Del Rey joins us to break down Star Wars Rebels: Siege of Lothal!

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight What’s New on the Blog. Brian, Nanci, and Bria participated in a live chat for The Siege of Lothal.

In Fixer’s Flash, Nanci’s been busy reading Dark Disciple and finishing the last third of her own book. Both of the hosts went to Jurassic World. Tom? Well he got to go to an awesome geek wedding.

Deak’s Dirt starts with Rebels! The Episode Guide and Rebels Recon are up for The Siege of Lothal. More importantly, Beardwatch is back!

Biggs’ Bullshit kicks off with Greg Grunberg talking about The Force Awakens to Entertainment Weekly. Meanwhile, in an interview at the the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Ewan McGregor still says he’d been down for returning as Obi-Wan in an anthology film. According to Guinness World Records, The Force Awakens second trailer set a new world record as the most viewed movie trailer on YouTube within 24 hours, with 30.65 MILLION views.

This week on Camie’s Concerns, our friend Tom from Del Rey joins us to discuss the Rebels season 2 premiere! Settle in, get comfy, because we go in depth on this one!

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of Tosche-Station.net and a part of Majestic Giraffe Productions. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and Audible.com.

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Star Wars Weekends Episodes IV & V – The Heat Awakens

SWW2015_MerchandisePoster (1)The last few days of Star Wars Weekends are always filled with an odd combination of melancholy and relief. Melancholy because Star Wars is about to be ripped out of your life again; relief because that means you get your weekends back to do adult things. Not only that, but it’s hot. Really, really, really hot. I always tell people to not let the heat and humidity get in the way of attending Star Wars Weekends, and I mean that with all my heart. But I still can’t over-emphasize how darn hot it feels after five straight weekends spent at a theme park where nearly every event takes place outside. Star Wars Weekends is so much better with an indoor theatre and I hope and pray we get a return to air conditioning next year — if there even is a next year with all the rumored construction coming up at Hollywood Studios.

Despite the heat and general malaise, the last two Star Wars Weekends were tons of fun, and included a first-time, amazing guest. Stories and pictures under the cut!

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Rebels Season 2 Premiere: The Live Chat

rebels logoRebels Season 2 premiered tonight! To celebrate,  you can head under the cut to see our unfiltered, chat-style take in real-time. Have fun!

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Tosche Station Radio #119: New Trio

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Kay and Saf join us on this week’s Tosche Station Radio to break down the new Big Three!

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight what’s New on the BlogBria reviewed Kanan: The Last Padawan #3Bria’s Awesome Con convention reportNot our blog: Club Jade has a great post on Mara Jade’s legacy and the Star Wars generation gap.

In Fixer’s Flash , Brian and Nanci wrapped up Star Wars Weekends (stay tuned for a recap post). Nanci is halfway through Dark Disciple, and she picked up Chuck Wendig’s YA series on Amazon. Brian’s been playing a bunch of video games, so if it seems like he’s disappeared off the face of the planet, that is why.

Deak’s Dirt starts with an excerpt from the new OT young reader adaptations. Meanwhile, there’s a Battlefront gameplay trailer. Rebels returns on Saturday with The Siege of Lothal 1 hour movie. On a final sad note, RIP Christopher Lee.

Biggs’ Bull$#!&  kicks off with a Variety report that Forest Whitaker may be in Rogue One! Yes, please. The Force Awakens will have a makeup line! There’s the first look at The Force Awakens toys from Entertainment Weekly. Leia’s costume leaked. According to Peter Mayhew, Mark Hamill narrated the table read.  And finally, prepare yourselves for July 10, which is the day of the TFA panel at San Diego Comic Con. Present will be JJ Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests.

Saf and Kay join us this week on Camie’s Concerns to discuss the new Big Three. What do we know? What do we hope?

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of Tosche-Station.net and a part of Majestic Giraffe Productions. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and Audible.com.

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Review: Kanan: The Last Padawan #3

Guess what: Kanan #3 is out this week and after taking a break to write a real review… yup, you guessed it.  We’re reviewing in gifs again!

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