SIDETRACKED #002 (SIDE A) – “THE FORCE AWAKENS” BLASPHEMOUS REVIEW

On SIDE A of our 2nd episode we’ll be reviewing STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 THE FORCE AWAKENS. Listen as Alex commits blasphemy with his review and how Eric desperately tries to explain away the elements in the film that Alex was disappointed with . So we humbly invite you to join us and we hope you find our banter entertaining and enlightening!

Twitter: @TemplarDigital

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TemplarDigital

Website: www.TemplarDigital.com

Listen on: iTunes (iOS, iTunes Store), Stitcher Radio (iOS, Android) or in the embedded player below! ENJOY!

EPISODE 002 (SIDE B): “AVATARDED”

SIDETRACKED #001 – “Back to the future of Gaming”

Hello internet! Weeeeee’re baaaaaack! Actually, I, Eric, you’re long time Templar is back behind the mic. And with me I’m bringing a fresh new take on our podcast along side a new-old face, new to our podcast, old to our blog. My long time friend and now co-host Alex Gothelf returns to his old stomping grounds here at TemplarDigital.com and joins the show to talk about the many different things that tickle our fancy or grinds our gears.

For the premiere episode of our podcast we’ll be talking about the past, present and future of gaming with plenty of side-tracking to be had. So we humbly invite you to join us and we hope you find our banter entertaining and enlightening!

Twitter: @TemplarDigital

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TemplarDigital

Website: www.TemplarDigital.com

Listen on: iTunes (iOS, iTunes Store), Stitcher Radio (iOS, Android) or in the embedded player below! ENJOY!

FANFILM CORNER PRESENTS: BATMAN vs DARTH VADER

Machinima has released this little piece of internet gold a few days ago. Don’t know how I didn’t catch it till now. It’s definitely fun to watch, even though I know that the story isn’t really meant to be taken serious but I have to admit it’s a little clunky, they could’ve ironed it out a bit more than they did. Besides that, it’s a very cool mashup! Enjoy!

Batman travels to the Death Star in the most epic episode of Super Power Beat Down of all time!


Directed by Aaron Schoenke
Produced by Aaron Schoenke Sean Schoenke Nikolay Zamkovoy
Special Effects by Nikolay Zankovoy
Original Music and Sound by Sean Schoenke
Cinematography by Joey Rassool
Editing by Aaron Schoenke
Make Up by Jeff West
Stunt Coordinator Shaun Piccinino
Bat Cowl Sculpted by Shawn Reevz

Kevin Porter as Batman
Damian Beurer as Darth Vader
David Baxter as Darth Vader Unmasked
Jon-Charles Cordery as Darth Vader’s Voice

*NEWS “Star Wars: Episode VII” Cast Revealed!!!

Star-Wars-Theme-Song-5J.J. Abrams has set his final Star Wars VII cast with a mix of up-and-comers, new faces, veteran thesps, returning favorites, and the Big Three – Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. Take a look at the full line-up of Star Wars Jedis and Dark-siders, including Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Adam Driver (Girls), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, About Time), Oscar-nominated Max von Sydow, and UK actress Daisy Ridley as well as franchise returnees Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. Check the Cast below.

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Star Wars Celebration 6 Details!!

Coming This August and running from the 23rd to the 26th, Is Star Wars: Celebration VI!!! and its making it triumphant return to Orlando Florida. More details below.

The ultimate fan experience — focused on a galaxy far, far away…

The biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration brings fans of all ages together, from all points of the globe, to celebrate the pop-culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. Whether it’s young fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars or die-hards fueled by the nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy; curious, casual followers; gamers, readers, costumers or collectors, there’s something for everyone at Celebration.

Both hardcore and casual fans will gather to have fun while celebrating their passion for all things Star Wars, discovering what’s new, and being the first to see what’s next. It’s four fun-filled days of exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises.

Star Wars Celebration delivers a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed, all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.



Star Wars Celebration VI takes place August 23-26, 2012 in Orlando, FL…Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday, August 24, 2012 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2012 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Note that Star Wars Celebration’s Exhibition Hall closes nightly at 7 PM (and 5 PM on Sunday), but panels, screenings, and special events could continue until 10 PM or later on Thursday through Saturday nights.

Star Wars Celebration VI is held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida (9800 International Drive). 


Like the Rebel Alliance, Star Wars Celebration doesn’t have a permanent home. Instead, it travels around the world to avoid Imperial detection and to bring Star Wars to as many fans as possible.
For more information, click on the link below for the official website
Star Wars Celebration Official Website

TEMPLAR NOTE:
Also if your interested in attending and you live in the Orlando or Central Florida Area, Please check out our friends at Mike’s Comics and Collectibles where they are also selling tickets for the epic star wars event as well!!

-Brian Lansangan
Follow me on Twitter @MrSnugglenutz84

IT’S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

YES! Those things we held in our hands as kids, full of color, dramatic story lines and mind blowing art called “Comics” have a day to call their own.

What is Free Comic Book Day? Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.


The only reason why people across the world are flocking to theaters to see The Avengers this weekend is because… many years ago, back in 1963 there existed a comic book by the same name.

Comic books are as important to the arts as classical music, literature or paintings. And today you could argue that the only reason why Hollywood still manages to make any money is because of the stories found within these printed and bound works of art.

Comics are modern day Greek Mythology. They are older than books or even words all together. If you walk into any historical cave site today you are sure to find drawings of mass hunts or bonfires lining the inside walls. And to top it off Comics aren’t limited to words, they transcend language barriers. You could pick up a comic book printed in a different language (i.e. Manga) and still know whats going on.

Wether you’re into Sunday funnies, Graphic Novels, Manga, Comics or  Digital Comics, they all need to be appreciated by the young and old, the fanboy and the casual reader alike.

So take your kids, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your friends, your nieces and nephews to a participating comic book shop in your area for a day of discovery (or in some cases re-discovery) of inspiring art and entertainment.

And if you’re on the fence about comics in general Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity for you to dive in head first to see what it’s all about without it costing you a dime.

-Eric Chacón