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Alleged Plot Details Leaked- Don’t Necessarily Believe All Episode VII Rumors

The guys over at Shmoes Knows have reported that supposedly someone close to Abrams has leaked the following excerpt from a supposed casting sheet for the new movie.

Storyline: Two 17 year old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy. Problems arise when the male twin turns to the dark side.

Jaina Solo – Female, 17 years old, lead. – Jacen’s twin sister, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy, trained by her uncle Luke Skywalker

Jacen Solo – Male, 17 years old, lead – Jaina’s twin brother, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the world. A loner who is constantly struggling with the idea of what’s right and what’s wrong. Starts to turn to the dark side. Full of conviction that what he is doing is the “right thing”. Will eventually become Darth Caedus.

Jaina Solo.

If this is true, it would make recent rumors of Florence Welch’s attachment lead me to believe that she is being considered for Mara Jade, and would leave me unsure of who Jonathen Myers could be casted as, as he would probably be too old for my recent prediction of Jagged Fel.

Personally I don’t believe these rumors, they don’t really make much sense. Unless the timeline is being changed. Jacen and Jaina Solo were 18 years old when their brother Anakin died, and at age 17 Jacen was not as described in the call. At 17 he was very uncertain about the Force and his purpose and soon stopped using the force for a period of time because of this uncertainty. His fall to darkness wasn’t until he was about 30, dying at age 32.

I also doubt that these rumors are true because of the fact that the Solo twins were 17 years old right before the Yuzhong Vong showed up, and it is incredibly unlikely that the new saga will be about the Vong series as due to the fact that it is so long and detailed already, and the main stream audience did not respond well to the introduction of the Vong.

I find it much more likely that the series will be as described in earlier rumors, taking place roughly 40 years after the original saga and after the modern Expanded Universe. Most rumors lead us to believe that it will feature the next generation of Star Wars Heroes (Jaina Solo-Fel, Ben Skywalker, and Princess Alanna). This is also more likely due to the fact that it would explain the natural aging of the original cast, and I doubt anyone would believe that they only like 20 years older, as opposed to 40 years older, like they are.

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Check out this video of me playing “The Battle of San Francisco” by Bear McCreary from the Defiance Video Game Soundtrack

I’m a huge Bear McCreary Fan, so I had a blast recording this with my friend Chris from Mixdown Music Productions. I’m not perfect but I feel pretty good about how this video turned out! If you like it, please share and give me feedback!

Finally Defiance DLC Details! Exclusive: Datak Confirms He Will Be In-Game

After a long wait, we have finally been provided with details of Defiance’s first DLC pack. It’s interesting how they are doing it because the content is split. What I mean is that some will be free, some you pay for as DLC, and some you can access via in game store. It is being dubbed Enter the Castithan, since it mostly deals with the addition of the Castithan race as a playable species, as well as access to their new weapons and a Battle Arena. One thing that I love (being a Star Wars fan) is the addition of Castithan Charge Blades of varying colors. Obviously I’m going red if Sith is an option. Here’s the full list that they provided;

ENTER THE CASTITHAN

You get this when you buy the DLC for $10:
– Access to play the Castithan Species
– Access to a new Story Mission Line with new Battle Arena Game Mode
– Access to the new Castithan Battle Arenas
– Castithan Charge Blade & Ceremonial Mask as a reward from Story Mission Line
– A unique version of the Raptor, a new 4 player truck of doom
– A unique Castithan version of an outfit
– A Charge Weapons Starter Pack
– Access to New Pursuits
– New Xbox and PS3 Trophies and Achievements

You get this in the DLC for free:
– Access to the new Charge Weapons Class and Castithan Blades
– Access to Sieges, a new Open World Game Mode
– Access to the new Monolith Major Arkfall
– Access to a new PvP Map – Military Academy
– Join a friend into the Battle Arenas Game Mode
– Duel your friends and neighbors in the Duels Game Mode
– Enemies, lockboxes, and events can drop Charge Weapons
– Select a new voice for you character
– Multitude of game improvements from UI to content

You can buy these individually from the store:
– New Mods that tint the color of your Castithan Blade
– Lockboxes have a chance to get Charge Weapons
– More versions of the Raptor, the new 4 player truck of doomed compensation
– Character Customization changes: Appearance change, name change, or everything change

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I recently asked actor Tony Curran (Datak Tarr) if his character should be expected for an in-game cameo, and he responded;

I asked him before I heard about the Castithan expansion, but now it seems we may have an idea of when we can expect to see the original Defiance Gangster out in the Bay Area. They haven’t announced the release date for the DLC yet, but now that the game is bug free (but not Hellbug free) we can expect the new content to start rolling out soon so they will be able to get it out before the season ends hopefully. The season finally is July 8th, so that doesn’t gives them less then two months to connect the show with the game before having to wait until next season to play that card.

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Doctor Who Prediction- Clara is probably one of 3 people

I think I'm in love with Clara Oswin Oswald. #...

I’ve been thinking about this alot and trying to figure out who, or what Clara Oswald is and I’ve come to the conclusion that she is most likely one of 3 possibilities;

1) Clara is the daughter of the Doctor and River Song- We haven’t seen her in a while, and  a possible explanation could be that there was a period when River avoided the Doctor to hide her pregnancy. It would also make sense to hide a Time Lord baby until she is old enough to adventure, so River would remain far away from Clara as she grows up.

2) Clara is the Doctor’s clone/daughter Jenny- Though he believes her to be dead, we did see Jenny adventure off somewhere. She may be missing some artifact that has taken her memory of being a Time Lord, but the possibility is there. It could be interesting if Clara was Doctor/River’s daughter and met Jenny though… (For a great article about that theory check Greywulf’s Lair)

3) Clara is the Doctor- I know that may sound a little outlandish to some of you, but it could very well be that Clara is the Doctor after his memory has been wiped. There has been talk about the possibility of a female Doctor, and she has been recieving such a good reaction, that I could believe it. She has the quick banter down and is good at playing the ignorant role right now, but it would be a pretty crazy twist if she found something and suddenly remembered that she IS the doctor.

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Funny Or Die- Writing Star Wars w/ Michael Arndt

Check out this great video of Michael Arndt working on his first draft of the Episode VII script. If he needs any help, maybe he should talk to Patton Oswalt…

Preview of Defiance Season 1 Episode 3

Check out this preview of next weeks episode of Defiance. I’m very interested to see where they are taking Irisa in this. Check out Syfy.com for more great videos for Defiance, including plenty of exclusive Behind the Scenes footage

UK Release of First Trailer for Thor: The Dark World


I was very happy with this preview, first because of the lack of real spoilers, and secondly for their aesthetic improvements since the first movie.
The trailer does a good job of just showing us quick glimpses of the characters that we can expect to be present, without explaining much about the villains or their plans.
Thor looks so much more realistic in this trailer. I had a big issue in the first Thor movie, and then much more in the Avengers, with the fact that his hair always looked so perfect. In this it looks much dirty and more like a traditional Viking warrior. The armor also seems to be sleeker and with a more leather/aged metalic look to it. I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie this October, but Iron Man 3 will hold me over.