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The Weekly ForceCast
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Date recorded

October 25, 2006

Date released

October 27, 2006

Duration

1:35:49

Link

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No

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Weekly ForceCast: November 3, 2006



NewsEdit

  • Forum member Dean Peterson passes away this week.
  • Carrie Fisher and Amy Allen will be celebrating their birthdays this week.
  • Josh Shermer and James Lovely each win a "George and Me" DVD for answering trivia questions that were posed last week.
  • The Cinemax website is updated with five new teaser trailers for the Star Wars in HD marathon.
  • Hasbro's third quarter profits are higher than expected and despite the drop in Star Wars merchandise sales, it is still the highest selling boy's toy brand.
  • StarWars.com posts an article called "Proto Fett" which chronicles the history of the Boba Fett character.
  • Dustin Roberts posts a very positive review of the fan film, "A Great Disturbance" on TheForce.net.
  • The director of Casino Royale reveals that Ewan McGregor was initially offered the role of James Bond but he turned it down because it was such a long commitment.
  • The cover art for "The Making of Star Wars" is revealed on Amazon.com.
  • Worth1000.com holds a contest where fans use Photoshop to splice celebrity photos into pictures of Star Wars characters.
  • The One Man Star Wars Trilogy returns to the UK in performances from November 6 to November 25.

The CantinaEdit

  • Kyle Newman returns to the Cantina for the final part of his ForceCast interview.

CollectiblesEdit

  • Jason and Pete talk about some of the new products from Hasbro, Corgi, and Hot Toys.

GamingEdit

  • The science museum in London will be holding an exhibit called "Game On" which will feature the classic Star Wars Cockpit Game.
  • Nick Jr. Family Magazine named Lego Star Wars II one of the top fifty games of the year.
  • Some new features are revealed for the upcoming Star Wars: Lethal Alliance.
  • There are previews of the new Star Wars Miniatures Starship Battles game on the Wizards of the Coast Website.

Books and ComicsEdit

  • The author of the Darth Bane books, Drew Karpyshyn, becomes an honorary member of the 501st.
  • The X-Wing Rogue Squadron Omnibus is released this week along with the Star Wars Empire Trade Paperback #6 and Knights of the Old Republic #9.
  • In April, DK will be printing an updated version of the Complete Cross Sections Book.
  • The Star Wars: Return of the Dark Side young reader novel is released this week.
  • StarWars.com features the alternate cover art for the Japanese versions of the Jedi Quest Series.

Expanded Universe Character of the WeekEdit

  • Anakin Solo

Listener Mail SegmentEdit

  • Jason and Pete read some Star Wars tales from Brian Williams from Nevada and Simon Dowdy.
  • Lewis from Japan, Rob from England, James from Texas, Ed from Australia, Ryan Moody from the UK, Jay from Virginia, Phil from England, Neil, and "Admiral Thrawn" all send in feedback about the ForceCast.

Edit

  • OfficialPix.com