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Archived News-January 2007


Week 4

Friday January 26, 2007
Ships Section Updated

Today I have updated the Ships Section with the Amphibious Interstellar Assault Transport/infantry (Jasterís Legacy). It includes a Flash video of the ship to give you something a little more interesting. You can get a listing of ships using their picture by type at the Ships Section. Or, if you would like to see an alphabetical listing of all of our ships, you can check out the Ship Index. Enjoy!

Jasters-Legacy.jpg (35073 bytes)


Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday January 26, 2007
Kotobukiya 3-D McQuarrie Duel

The Official Star Wars Site has announced that one of the most evocative of Ralph McQuarrie's early concept illustrations for Star Wars will soon be available as a 3-D vinyl model courtesy of the masterful artisans at Kotobukiya. You can find the artwork it was created for in The Art of Ralph McQuarrie section here at Galactic Voyage.

The figure designs inspired by McQuarrie's 1975 depiction of a duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (or rather, "Deak Starkiller") include a more lupine face mask for Vader and a "breath mask" for Luke. According to McQuarrie, early versions of the script implied that the Rebel starship's hull was breached by the Imperials to board it, releasing the pressurized atmosphere into space. As a result, both Luke and Vader were required to wear breath masks for a duel sequence that was later revised (or rather delayed until Empire). While Luke no longer required the mask after script rewrites, Vader kept his since the look so perfectly captured his sinister mystique. Be sure to read the entire article which includes more pictures!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday January 26, 2007
Path to the Force - Episode 148

Today we have Episode 148 of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force which has been created by Nathan Ciprick. You will be able to access these stories through the Comics section. Check out the latest episode!

Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force-Episode 148

Be sure to check back next week for the one-hundred and forty-ninth episode of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force. Then join us every week as we continue to follow the adventures of the Wookiee E'nac from the Star Wars Galaxies videogame in the form of Gamics!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday January 25, 2007
Alien Species Section Updated

Today I have updated the Alien Species section with a new entry. The latest addition to this new section is the Aqualish. I know there are many, many more, but I will get to those slowly but surely. If there is a specific species that you would like to request, please let me know and I will do my best to post it for you. Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday January 25, 2007
New Signings at Wattographs

Wattographs has an exclusive autograph signing with Ben Cooke as Kit Fisto from†Revenge of the Sith. They have just added additional photos of Kit Fisto, including a movie image, so they have decided to extend orders for one week to February 2.† You can order Ben Cooke's autograph via the signing page.

Additionally, they have started pre-orders for their next Connoisseur Series: The Battle of Hoth. If you'd like to get in on the Hoth Connoisseur Series, be sure to go and check it out!


Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday January 25, 2007
A New Affiliate

Today Galactic Voyage has a new affiliate! I would like to say thank you and welcome to Robert Hull of Episode I Collectors Photo Database for making this affiliation possible. If you are looking for an in-depth resource for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace collectibles, then this is the place for you. Robert is looking for more information about figures and more, so be sure to have a look at his site and contact him if you can contribute.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday January 24, 2007
Order 66 Two-Packs Exclusively at Target

The Official Star Wars Site has announced that Hasbro is to release a series of six Order 66 two-packs exclusively to Target in the coming months!

The Order 66 series, which includes new repaints and some re-sculpts, is scheduled to appear at Target soon, just as the new 30th Anniversary basic figures are making their way to store shelves. Each trooper will be accompanied by a Jedi figure that is associated with it in Revenge of the Sith. Be sure to read the full article.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday January 24, 2007
Kevin Graham Sketch Card Web Cam Show

One of our Featured Artists, Kevin Graham is going to be hosting a Web Cam Show this Friday.

For those interested in my art I am going to do a live cam show Friday night 1/26/07 doing my Wizard of Oz cell sketch cards. It will take place at about 11pm EST. It will be on Yahoo Messenger, my account name is grahamartpro. I am going to try and set it so you can join without asking but if not just ask to invite.

You will need Yahoo Messenger to view the show. You can download it here if you don't have it: http://messenger.yahoo.com/. I am currently feeling a bit under the weather but if all goes well I will be on. Thanks...

I am not promising anything to exciting but I don't know of any other artist letting you watch them draw online so I thought I would try something new. Enjoy. Any questions feel free to contact me.

Also, be sure to visit Kevin's website at http://www.kevingrahamart.com.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday January 24, 2007
The Art of Ralph McQuarrie Update

This is just a quick update to let you know that we have added another production update to the website. This latest update includes the first look at the book's final dust jacket design, along with another handful of sample pages for your review.

John Scoleri
The Art of Ralph McQuarrie
http://www.ralphmcquarrie.com
http://www.dreamsandvisionspress.com


Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday January 23, 2007
Star Wars Insider and Hyperspace Split

Thirty years after the release of Star Wars, Titan Magazines -- the world's leading publisher of officially licensed film and television magazines -- is proud to announce that it will take over publication of Star Wars Insider, the magazine that has long been the official source of Star Wars news and features for Star Wars fans all over the world.

Titan will utilize its wealth of experience and understanding of both the science-fiction/fantasy and entertainment markets to raise Star Wars Insider to a new level of excellence.

When Celebration IV, the biggest gathering of Star Wars fans in the galaxy, commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the saga in Los Angeles in May, Star Wars Insider will relaunch to mark this incredible event. It's another in an unprecedented series of events throughout 2007 that marks this milestone anniversary.

Okay... Now that the publicity hype for Titan is over and being a member of Hyperspace myself, I had some serious questions. Some of them have been answered here.

Here are some highlights:

  • The separation becomes effective April 1, 2007
  • There will be a seamless transition in delivery of issue #92 and #93
  • When you current subscription ends, you will need to go to StarWarsShop.com to renew
  • The Insider will cost $29.95 for six issues
  • Hyperspace will cost $14.95

Yet again, the Insider is going to be handled by someone else and we the fans get caught in the middle. The ease of one subscription becomes two and I am waiting for the nightmare that is surely to come with the subscription renewals. I will try to remain positive on this transition and hope for the best.


Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday January 22, 2007
Path to the Force - Episode 147

Today we have Episode 147 of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force which has been created by Nathan Ciprick. You will be able to access these stories through the Comics section. Check out the latest episode!

Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force-Episode 147

Be sure to check back later this week for the one-hundred and forty-eighth episode of Star Wars Galaxies-Path to the Force. Then join us every week as we continue to follow the adventures of the Wookiee E'nac from the Star Wars Galaxies videogame in the form of Gamics!


Posted by: Jedi Power