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Wookiee Radio 20: There Is A Promo Code

Wookiee Radio 20: There Is A Promo Code

Wookiee Radio is back with episode 20. This week we start with some Celebration coverage and then move on to talk about the new mobile game “Star Wars: Puzzle Droids.” Next we take a look at what special deals are being offered on May the Forth this year.

In movie news, John Knoll is working on another anthology story idea and Star Wars Episode IX gets a release date.

Next we take a look at Battlefront II in video game news.

And we finish the show looking to upcoming books and comics.

Then Mike gives some final thoughts on the 5 reasons we love AP-5.

Wookiee Radio: Star Wars Rebels Press Conference

Wookiee Radio: Star Wars Rebels Press Conference

On Saturday, April 15th of Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Mike and Eric were invited to sit in on the Star Wars Rebels Season 4 panel, but also a Press Conference with Executive Producer Dave Filoni and his STAR WARS REBELS cast. We bring to you the entire audio from that press conference.

Talent Participating:

Dave Filoni – Executive Producer, Tiya Sircar – voice of Sabine, Steve Blum – voice of Zeb, Vanessa Marshall – voice of Hera and Taylor Gray – voice of Ezra Bridger

At around the 9.30 minute mark in Mike asks Vanessa about the relationship between Hera and Kanan. The answer will surprise you.

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Wookiee Radio 19: A Celebration In Time

Wookiee Radio 19: A Celebration In Time

Star Wars Celebration palooza. We talk all things Start Celebration Orlando. We get the inside scoop from Mike and Eric from Mighty Marvel Geeks as they were there on the scene. We get inside info from the writers and Rebels panels. We talk the pros and cons of Celebration, and being able to get into the halls and move around. We talk Ahsoka Tano and our hopes for another book. We talk the Star Wars Battlefront trailer as well as the Last Jedi trailer. We talk exclusives, as well as the new Thrawn book. We end with more reminiscing about the con.

Wookiee Radio 18: Zero Hour

Wookiee Radio 18: Zero Hour

We start of the podcast with an assortment of Celebration news, including a rundown of the list of podcasts that will be recording on the podcast stage at the con.  Wookiee Radio sister show Mighty Marvel Geeks will be one of the lucky shows to be included.  There is a brief debate (again) between the Mighty Marvel Geeks podcast (Mike), and the DC Superpowers podcast (Ken) before we move on to talk about the panels that will be at Celebration, as well as the items that can be found in the Celebration store.

After that, we move on to an in-depth recap of the Rebels two-part finale, Zero Hour, debate the virtues of iPhones versus Androids, and then finish off the episode with a discussion about the Smuggler’s Bounty subscription service.

Wookiee Radio 17: Yub Nub Begins

Wookiee Radio 17: Yub Nub Begins

Wookiee Radio is back with episode 17 and this week we start by talking a little about Star Wars Celebration. We take a look at the art print offerings and some of the exclusives being offered. We also check out the list of featured exhibitors.

Then we move on to take a look at the latest episodes of Star Wars Rebels, “Double Agent Droid” and “Twin Suns.”

Next we discuss Star Wars Land at the Disney Parks opening in 2019. It looks like they are building Full size moving AT-ATs at the parks.

Gareth Edwards was at SXSW talking about the Darth Vader scene at the end of Rogue One and other changes made to the movie.

We take a look at a few of the news snippets for The Last Jedi, Han Solo, Rebels, Celebration and more.

Then we take a look at 10 actors who turned down roles in Star Wars and Frank Oz was defending the use of CGI in the prequels.

We then move into book news from Topps, Marvel and DK.

We finish the show with a new segment called “Twisted Tales of Star Wars”

Wookiee Radio 16: Rebels And Rivals

Wookiee Radio 16: Rebels And Rivals

The show starts off on a strange, yet humorous tangent as we slip into a classic Marvel verses DC debate. Once we get things back on track, we move on to our Rebels recap, where we discuss the last three episodes of the show. After the recap, we discuss the announcement that Rebels will be returning for a fourth season.

Next, we discuss the news that Lucasfilm has trademarked a new title, Star Wars: Rivals, and what that might mean for future projects. We then move on to discuss the Blue Ray and digital release dates of Rogue one, as well as the features that will be found on the various store exclusive sets. This then leads to the official announcement that the original version of Star Wars will not be coming out on Blue Ray as several rumors have been stating.

Next, we move on to other topics as we discuss the comment made by J. J. Abrams that Mark Hamill should win an Oscar for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Episode 8. After that, we talk about Battlefront 2 coming out later this year, as well as other future Star Wars games, and then get into a discussion about how the Episode 7 Rey toys helped to change the way the toy industry viewed female characters.

After that, we discuss the Star Wars secondary comic characters that have changed the galaxy, and then finish off the show with previews of the comics and books coming out in the next couple of weeks.

Wookiee Radio 15: Touring The Stars With Mark Eades

Wookiee Radio 15: Touring The Stars With Mark Eades

Wookiee Radio is back with episode 15 and this week we are joined by former Disney Imagineer Mark Eades. Mark was one of the team that created the original Star Tours ride at Disneyland and with that created a whole new type of theme park attraction. We cover the history of the ride from concept to opening. He also talked about how he became an imagineer and some of what he has been up to since then. So if you ever were interested in some of what goes into your favorite rides and attractions, this is the show for you.

Wookiee Radio 14: Duck, Dodge And Dive

Wookiee Radio 14: Duck, Dodge And Dive

We start off the episode with the announcement that Mike will be representing Wookiee Radio at Star Wars Celebration this year in Orlando, Florida. Next we have another announcement from Derrick about his new podcast, Keepers of the Fringe, that will be coming to the We Be Geeks network soon. We follow that up with Ken announcing that there has been an announcement about the official title of the next Star Wars film.

Next, we talk about Billie Dee Williams commenting on Donald Glover playing Lando Calrissian, discuss Mark Hamill’s thoughts on the prequel trilogy, and talk about the line of Star Wars figures coming out from Hot Toys. We then move on to Battlefront 2 news, talk about Darth Maul’s connection to The Force Awakens, and finish up with a preview of the comics and novels coming out in the next few weeks.

Finally, we get a question from Twitter, which leads to a discussion about our favorite characters.

Wookiee Radio 13: Trials Of The Meatbags

Wookiee Radio 13: Trials Of The Meatbags

Welcome back to issue 13 of Wookiee Radio.
This week we start off with a report from Disney World, where Mike and his family got to be some of the first to take the Guided Tour of Star Wars. And of course, you cannot go to Disney without picking up a toy or two.
Next Disney and Lucasfilm have put out a statement to the fans regarding whether or not we will see a digital Leia in Star Wars Episode VIII.
Then it is on to our Rebels discussion, we review Ghosts of Geonosis Parts 1 &2, Warhead, and Trials of the Darksaber. We also take a look at 5 of the major changed that Trials of the Darksaber had on Star Wars cannon.
Followed by the news that Woody Harrelson has been cast in the Han Solo movie. We also discuss the 6 best imperial officers and 5 meanest droids, Meatbags.

Wookiee Radio 12: Detours With Jenn Hill & Todd Grimes

Wookiee Radio 12: Detours With Jenn Hill & Todd Grimes

On this episode of Wookiee Radio, we welcomed guests Jenn Hill, and Todd Grimes who are the producer and director of the cancelled Star Wars television show Detours, as well as a documentary called Rogue 39 about the making of the Detours show. We start off the discussion by asking the pair where the idea for the show originated, and what the premise of the show was to be. Jenn and Todd explained that Detours was meant to be a show that would explore the back stories of the various characters, both main and background characters, in a comedic fashion.

We talked with Jenn and Todd about how they got involved in the Detours show, and then delved a bit into the story of how the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney ended up being the death of the show. We interrogated Jenn and Todd about how much they knew about the sale beforehand, how long it took after the sale for Detours to become a casualty, and how they felt during the transition to Disney.

We then move on to discuss the documentary Rogue 39 that Jenn and Todd made about the making of Detours, and talk a bit about the production of the show. Jenn and Todd tell us how much of the show was scripted versus how much was ad libbed, talk about the show being more story driven than just simple skits, and describe what the recording process was like with the actors on the show.

Next, we talk about how much help the duo received from Dave Feloni, and how much free reign they had on the show versus how many limitations they faced. We ask Jenn and Todd about some of their favorite characters, and talk about the reasons behind Jenn and Todd’s decision to make a documentary.

We then move on to talk about the reactions that Star Wars fans had to the show, as well as any confrontations Jenn and Todd may have experienced with some less than enthusiastic fans. After that, the conversation moves on to some of the rare Detours swag that has been produced, some of Jenn and Todd’s favorite moments while making the show, and the current projects that they are both working on.

We finish off the episode with Jenn and Todd telling us that there is still some slight hope that Detours will some day see the light of day, and that they don’t have any bitter feelings about the fate of the show.