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Star Wars: Rebels New York Comic-Con Panel And Concept Art

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Over the past weekend during New York Comic-Con, Star Wars: Rebels was one of the key panels to check out for what Lucasfilm would offer fans in 2014. While Star Wars Celebration Europe also had a panel about the upcoming animated series, New York Comic-Con featured a panel that focused primarily on the Galactic Empire rather than the would-be Rebel Alliance. The above video from Geek Tyrant features the entire panel, hosted by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo.

While Hidalgo was the only one from Lucasfilm to attend New York Comic-Con, the Rebels panel was very informative about the tone and feel of the new animated series. Hidalgo started by telling the crowd that the new series will air in the fall of 2014, launching with an hour-long episode on the Disney Channel, then continuing with regular half-hour episodes on Disney XD.

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The Walking Dead Honest Trailer Speaks The Truth

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Now that AMC has aired the fourth-season premiere of The Walking Dead (“30 Days Without an Accident”), it was only a matter of time before ScreenJunkies released an Honest Trailer for the hit zombie TV show. Usually, ScreenJunkies reserve their Honest Trailer treatment for movies, but considering the wide popularity of The Walking Dead, it seems fitting that they poke fun at why people still watch this show.

Why do people watch The Walking Dead week after week? Do people watch the series because of its characters or the blood and gore? The only consistent thing about The Walking Dead is just how inconsistent the show can be. It seems like every season starts off strongly, but after the mid-season finale it just whimpers to the finish line. Did I mention that Scott Gimple is the third showrunner on The Walking Dead in four seasons? Well, he is.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Might Feature C-3PO

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c-3poWhile J.J. Abrams is preparing for a rumored January 2014 production start on Star Wars: Episode VII in London, we know the sequel film will be a continuation of Return of the Jedi. It is believed that a new cast will be brought on board for a sequel trilogy, but it is also rumored that they would mingle with the cast of the original trilogy. Nothing has been made official about Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, or Carrie Fisher’s involvement in Episode VII, one cast member from the original films might have leaked some info about one popular and iconic character’s return.

Speaking at New York Comic-Con this past weekend, actor Anthony Daniels spoke about the legacy of Star Wars while trying not to divulge any new information about Episode VII. However, the 67-year-old British actor might have slipped about his character C-3PO returning to a galaxy far, far away. Film Buff Online“>Film Buff Online reports that Daniel said:

‘Walls have ears. And we know what they look like. They’re very big ears,’ Daniels joked to the gathered crowd, referring to Mickey Mouse’s signature ears. Daniels was then baited by a Star Wars fan about appearing in all of the Star Wars films. ‘Yes, I am the only actor to be in all seven because I feel…’ Daniels started, but then swiftly backtracked with, ‘Six! Whatever.’

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A Doctor Who A Day: An Unearthly Child — The Forest Of Fear

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ForestFearOriginally aired December 7, 1963
Yesterday we left the Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara all trussed up and prisoners of a tribe of cave people. They saw the Doctor lighting up a pipe and now are demanding that he teach them how to “make fire.” Our heroes spend some time trying to untie or cut through their bonds, a task that isn’t going well — the cave people may not know how to make fire, but by god their knot-tying skills are at Eagle Scout level at least. Thankfully, the Creepy Old Woman sneaks in through an enormous, easily seen crack in the cavern wall, suggesting this cave is the least secure prison facility this side of Arkham Asylum.

She doesn’t want the tribe to learn how to make fire for some reason that’s never adequately explained, but Ian and the rest aren’t the sort to look a gift Creepy Old Woman in the mouth. Probably because this is the Stone Age and her breath is almost certainly nightmarish. Our heroes sneak out through the giant crack, but Cave Man Leader Candidate #1, having noticed that Creepy Old Woman has snuck off with his knife, heaves the rock blocking the cave entrance out of the way in time to see the fleeing companions. He and his Female Cohort take off into the forest in pursuit of the escaped prisoners.

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Tron: Legacy Co-Writer On Mixed Receptions And Tron 3

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tron-legacy-light-bikesIn 2010, after years of hype and anticipation, Tron: Legacy hit theaters around the world to a mixed response from film critics, audiences, and fans alike. Maybe expectations were just too high for any film to fulfill, but despite the cool reception Legacy marched on to a $400 million worldwide box office take, against a $170 million production budget. The sequel was ultimately successful for Disney and its director Joseph Kosinski, as the promise of Tron 3 was just around the corner.

Tron: Legacy co-screenwriter Adam Horowitz recently talked to Todd Gilchrist from Forbes.com about the mixed reactions to the Tron sequel and the progress of Tron 3. While Legacy wasn’t a game-changing movie, it still packed a punch with deep world building and exciting action. The film’s success was mainly due to its 3D and IMAX presentation, while audiences were dazzled with its visual artistry. Horowitz says:

Every movie gets a mixed reception to some extent. And whatever the critics said or didn’t say, we were very humbled by the praise and humbled by the criticisms. But, what really meant the most to me is, and I remember this very fondly, which was opening weekend of the movie, driving over to Burbank and going into one of the theaters in there that was packed and seeing kids who were my age, when I saw the original TRON, staring up at the light jets. And like that’s all I needed — because that was like I got to see myself in that audience.

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Ender’s Game Delivers Seven New Clips

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Just in case you forgot that the release of Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game is right around the corner, Summit Entertainment is doing their damndest to remind you of that fact. In this instance their efforts take the form of seven, yes, seven, new clips. This is practically a gallery of videos.

The first clip gives you a nice view of the battle between the ships commanded by Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) and the alien race called Formics as their ships swarm around a giant block of space ice. A longer look than what we’ve previously seen from this moment in the film, this looks more like part of an elaborate training exercise, or at least what Ender believes is a training exercise, rather than footage from and according to Hoyle military skirmish. We’ll have to wait and see how the film plays with this reveal, but we can get to that.