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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.

Wookiee Radio 11: Spoiler Alert- Rogue One

Wookiee Radio 11: Spoiler Alert- Rogue One

Wookiee Radio returns and now that we have all seen Rogue One, it is time to get all of the reaction from a wookiee point of view. In this short reaction show we spoil all things Rogue One.

Wookiee Radio 10: Rebel Catalyst

Wookiee Radio 10: Rebel Catalyst

After giving out a holiday greeting, we move on to a very brief chat about Rogue One.  At the time of the recording, Ken had been the only one to see the movie, so he gives us his opinion of the film, spoiler free, of course.  Next, we discuss the box office take of Rogue One, and then move on to discuss some of the new Star Wars related offerings that have been added to the Disney theme parks.

We then move on to our Rebels Recap, where we discuss the last three episodes of the cartoon in detail.  The episodes discussed are “The Wynkahthu Job”, “An Inside Man”, and “Visions and Voices”.  After the recap, we give a reading guide to the Rogue One Books that have been released, and then talk about the Star Wars merchandise that can be found this holiday season.

We finish off the show by previewing the Star Wars comics being released by Marvel in the next few weeks, and teasing our next episode of Wookiee Radio which will contain a full discussion of our thoughts on Rogue One, A Star Wars Story.  That episode will contain many spoilers, so consider this your warning.

 

Wookiee Radio Episode 9: That’s No Moon, That’s Spaceship Earth

Wookiee Radio Episode 9: That’s No Moon, That’s Spaceship Earth

This week on Wookiee Radio Mike, Derrick and Ken are back to cover all the news from a galaxy far, far away. We start with a story about what characters may or may not be in the Han Solo stand-alone movie. Then it is on to the “exclusive first-look” at Rogue One from the Wonderful World of Disney Holiday Special, and Kathleen Kennedy sat down with EW to discuss Rogue One and the future of the Star Wars saga.

Next Mike can finally tell us what the big Disney Park secret is. Spaceship Earth gets a makeover for one night. Derrick tells us about the actual first appearance of Boba Fett and we take a look at the possible inspiration for the look of Rey from The Force Awakens.

Then we wrap up the show with a look at a few of the book coming out for the holidays from DK and we see what comics are coming in the next couple of weeks.