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Brand new expanded podcast. It is like getting two podcast for the price of one. In the first part of this mega-episode, Wayne Chamberlain and I share what we are currently reading which is The Force Unleashed for me and Heir to the Empire for him, and then we launch into a wonderful discussion on the villains of Star Wars and how the villains make the story just as much as the heroes do. We discuss different types of villains and where to find them. We share our favorite villains and so much more. Thrawn, The Emperor, Vader, Dooku, Fey’Lya are all in here and we also discuss whether or not the Dark Side of the force is a villain. Enjoy
Also, in the second part of the interview we have a wonderful interview with New York Times best selling author and multi-Scribe award winning author Greg Cox stops by to discuss his 4400 novels and what is it like to write tie-in work with such legendary characters like Batman, Superman, among others. He also shares what he is watching on TV. Greg Cox was fun and he is a true fan of Sci-Fi. The Greg Cox interview begins at about the 1:09 mark.
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Exploring the galaxy together one page at a time, Jesse.
The Vesuvius Prophecy
I just finished The Vesuvius Prophecy, which is a tie in to the sci-fi show from the USA network The 4400, of which I loved. I am a book guy. In fact, I can only think of 4 shows in the history of television that I have watched every episode: Third Rock from the Sun greatest sit-com ever, Boston Legal Denny Crane greatest TV show character ever, Burn Notice and Psych, and the last two which are shows I like, but have been aided greatly by DVR, which makes catching shows so much easier. I just never cared that much for seeing every episode of any TV show. I have a life and books, so sitting down every Monday to watch a show is hard for me, but for me The 4400 was appointment TV for me. More importantly The 4400 is the only sci-fi show my wife loved, which says a lot for it. Now, I know. I know this is not a Star Wars novel, but maybe, just maybe, we can find room in our hearts for a non-Star Wars tale. Don’t worry though Star Wars fan. Star Wars novels will always be my number one novel obsession.
If you have not seen this TV show, e-bay it now, but here is the short premise. 4400 individuals were taken by a ball of light across decades and returned to the Seattle Washington area some with new abilities or “powers” if you will. The first couple of seasons of the show were the 4400 trying to discover why they were taken and returned and the government trying to figure out how to handle these people with abilities. Once, they discover who and what took them…I really do not want to ruin that surprise for you…Watch the show! There are some who say the 4400 were taken and returned to save, and some think they were taken and returned to destroy, and you don’t know which. The basic plot of the show is trying to discover the truth of the 4400 and whether they should be supported or stopped. It’s a mystery, and I enjoy it…Now, on the first novel tie in of the show, which should have never ever been cancelled. USA mishandled this show, and I wish the SYFY network would resurrect it as they did Stargate: SG1, and the resulting spin-offs, but that’s another rant for another day…Let’s get to the book, shall we.