January 2011 Preview

Happy New Year!

The month of January is so full of exciting developments I’m almost at loss where to start. Here are a few things to look forward to:

The Clone Wars: Season 3.5 – The second half of Season 3 starts off with a bang. I’ve been lucky enough to have a head start on the first story arc after attending the Atlanta Screening. I’m sure the next three episodes – kicking off Friday, January 7th, at 8:30pm on Cartoon Network – won’t disappoint. If you want a sneak peek, be sure to check out the January 2011 Star Wars Insider and Clone Wars Magazine, where secrets are revealed.

Fanfiction – the missing demographic – Star Wars fanfiction resources, for any number of legal reasons, have long been avoided by the Powers That Be of the Expanded Universe. As a longtime fanfiction writer, it’s my opinion that understanding the wants and desires of this group may be the key to creating stories that appeal to a broader base of fans.

REVIEW: Legacy: War, Issue #1 – While some of the EU has been struggling, the Legacy comics actually appear to be gaining a significant female following. My review of the first issue of the Legacy: War will offer insights into why this is one story Star Wars fans don’t want to miss.

January is a scifi/fantasy fan’s delight – Here are some of the additional events we’re looking forward to:

New Star Wars Books

  • Knight Errant, by John Jackson Miller – January 25th

New Star Wars Comics

  • Knight Errant: Aflame # 4 – January 12th
  • Legacy: War # 2 – January 26th

New Television Shows

  • The Cape – premieres Sunday, January 9th on NBC
  • Being Human – premieres Monday, January 17th on Syfy

Television shows coming back from the midseason break

  • V – returns Tuesday, January 4th on ABC
  • Fringe – returns in a new timeslot on Friday, January 21st on Fox
  • The Vampire Diaries – returns Thursday, January 27th on The CW
  • Nikita – returns Thursday, January 27th on The CW
  • Smallville – returns Friday, January 28th on The CW
  • Supernatural – returns Friday, January 28th on The CW

New Movies

  • Season of the Witch – opens January 7th
  • The Green Hornet – opens January 14th
  • No Strings Attached – opens January 21st

New Releases on DVD

  • The Social Network – January 11th
  • Dark Skies: The Complete Declassified Series – January 18th
  • Secretariat – January 25th
  • Red – January 25th