There’s one more day to vote in Del Rey Books’ Crazy Duel poll – which wages Slave I against Millennium Falcon in a fantasy match-up. You can vote at Facebook.com/StarWarsBooks.
Del Rey posts character battles every Wednesday, but last week changed things up with their ship vs. ship contest. The poll emphasizes this isn’t about Boba Fett facing off against Han Solo – but your vote should only consider the vehicles themselves – imagine anonymous pilots with equal skill and knowledge of the vessels.
This is a battle we’ve seen a number of times in the comics, and my vote went to Slave I. Looking past my bias, I believe Slave I has the edge – with superior cloaking, tracking and weaponry. The Falcon is faster, though, but in a face-to-face dogfight – the Falcon would have its wings clipped.
Who would you vote for and why?
Shotglass Digital launched a new companion podcast to its flagship, RebelForce Radio, which partners with Jedi News correspondents James Burns and Mark Newbold. The monthly podcast, Radio 1138, will feature in-depth conversations about Star Wars fandom centered in United Kingdom and other parts of Europe – which may go over the radar of U.S. based fan communities.
Its inaugural episode features highlights from a The Making of Return of the Jedi panel recorded live in London. The Q&A event was filled with engaging stories and Star Wars trivia from author Jonathan Rinzler, who was joined by Jeremy Bulloch.
Download October’s episode for free on iTunes or at www.shotglassdigital.com to hear some great antidotes ranging from how many times Bulloch’s worn the Boba Fett armor off screen to the decision to have the bounty hunter befall the Sarlacc Pitt in ROTJ.
JediNews.com has become a comprehensive source for Star Wars rumors and news, but I’m looking forward to receiving even more supplemental information about fan events and interviews happening overseas that those of us in the U.S. may not be privy to.
This should also be a great new source of actor news. We are rich with appearances and interviews from voice actors in the states, but this show could bring us more insights from Star Wars actors who work and live across the pond.