New York Comic Con Returns! Day One at the Con

It’s that time of year, my favorite time in New York City. The weather gets a bit cooler, post-season baseball is getting into full swing, and hockey and college football both have returned.  Oh and it’s time for my yearly nerd pilgrimage to the far west side of Manhattan, to New York Comic Con.  As a bonus, the city has finally completed the 7 train extension, and now you can take the subway all the way to 34th and 11th, just a stone’s throw from the Jacob Javits Center (and the new station is is quite the site) Thursdays used … Continue reading

Star Wars Rebels Premiere, Series Scheduled

It seems we’ve been waiting for a long, long time to return to a galaxy far away,  but now after months, Disney has confirmed when Star Wars Rebels will air. The one hour premiere will air on Friday October 3 at 9pm (e/p) on Disney Channel.  The double episode, subtitled “Spark of Rebellion”, will be followed in its regular time slot on Disney XD, Mondays at 9pm (e/p) beginning on October 18. Set between the original trilogy and the prequels, Star Wars Rebels follow the crew of The Ghost, a band of smugglers who get involved with the early days … Continue reading

The Machine in the Ghost: Star Wars Rebels Short

  The Star Wars universe is populated by a diverse assortment of aliens, monsters and the like, but it’s the droids, like R2-D2 that are among the most popular characters. Star Wars: Rebels, the new animated series coming to Disney, has it’s own spunky droid, C1-10P, or Chopper to his friends.  Well maybe he wouldn’t call them friends.  Chopper may be very good at his job, as mechanic of the Ghost.  He is not a what you would call user friendly.  Rebels Exec Producer, David Filoni described the difference between Artoo and Chopper as such  “If Artoo’s your favorite dog, Chopper’s … Continue reading

7 Minutes of Star Wars Rebels? Don’t Mind If We Do!

  Disney gave us all a little treat today, by putting a 7 minute preview of its new Star Wars animated series online.   Instead of going on and on about it, I’m just going to put the video here for you to see, and let it speak for itself.   Disney’s Youtube description: In this special extended preview of Star Wars Rebels, the Empire arrives on Lothal — bringing tyranny with them. Imperials and stormtroopers establish an intimidating presence on the planet, enforcing strict new laws for trade and arresting citizens for expressing dissent of any kind. A young boy … Continue reading