Podcasts in Review

June 5, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

501stCast: Episode 82 has a complete rundown on 501st Legion events and con reports (a great way to catch up on what they’ve been up to and to get an idea of just what the 501st does) plus they have a nice little treat with audio clips of all the special Star Wars actor messages that were done for The Empire Strikes Back.

Assembly of Geeks:Taking Geek Characters to Court” starts out with Scott’s thoughts on Godzilla (pretty lite on spoilers) then cuts over to their special guest Jessica Mederson (Legal Geeks) who they talk with about Marvel, Star Wars, Samuel Jackson, and some fun geek legality ‘what ifs’. Note that Tricia is absent on this episode, but it’s still a good episode and worth checking out. Jessica turned out to be a really fun guest and I look forward to her returning in the future.

Bombad Radio: Episode 149 is yet another outstanding interview, this time with Star Wars author John Jackson Miller. John talks a little about his upcoming Star Wars Rebels novel A New Dawn, how the project got started, coordinating with the story group and later finding out the canon news and the new state of the EU. I thought it was very interesting to hear that he started the book not knowing it was going to end up being the first official canon novel. It’s also interesting to hear that he doesn’t consider this to just be a prequel story for the show but a fully fledged story anyone can jump into and enjoy. Plus he mentions how cool it is to finally write about TIE fighters. The hosts go one to ask John some questions on KOTOR, Knight Errant, Kenobi, the Lost Tribe, and then traverse into a very cool discussion on comics and the comic industry. I highly recommend giving this one a listen and be sure to check out John’s comic book site Comichron.

Coffee with Kenobi: Episode 19 celebrates their one year anniversary with special guest Steve Sansweet who covers a lot of stuff I haven’t heard elsewhere. Also in this episode, they give a quick rundown on Star Wars news and rumors, the Bearded Trio mention the latest Spielberg and Jurassic World news, plus they have an interview with Aaron Harris who talks about Star Wars Weekends and provides some insight on the celebrity signing aspect. To end the show with some laughs, they cut in a bunch of unreleased outtakes from previous shows that can be hilarious. Lots of good stuff.

Full of Sith: Episode LXVI covers the initial Star Wars stand-alone news naming Gareth Edwards as the director and Gary Whitta as the writer. They briefly mention the other work these two have done and the controversy regarding Whitta’s comments on NeoGAF. From there, they touch on the Star Wars Rebels trailer, then jump into their “Late to the Party” segment covering “The Box”, the Onderon arc and more. Rounding out the episode is another nice chat with Craig Dickinson covering more of his Star Wars classroom lessons and some entertaining feedback from his students. Nice episode all around.

RebelForce Radio: Episode 5.30.2014 marks the return of Jason as co-host and brings a lot of awesome audio from Star Wars Weekends. Jimmy Mac shares his interview with Warwick Davis covering Star Wars, the Ewok films, Willow and the Leprechaun reboot (which he sadly won’t be in). After that is an interview with Jeremy Bulloch who talks about Boba Fett, the stunt work, Dengar and most entertainingly of all, beer. Yes, he brings up the idea of Boba Fett beer. Keep your fingers crossed for that Sam Adams Anaheim Celebration promo. James Arnold Taylor drops in for a bit, Jimmy talks with Steve Glosson, Erich Schoeneweiss (who teases the Tarkin book and mentions that Paul S. Kemp is still writing the Lords of the Sith novel which will feature Vader and Sidious’ first team up) and Riley and Bethany from Star Wars Report. Afterwards, Jimmy gives a full report of what went down at Star Wars Weekends. Then they dive into the controversy surrounding Gary Whitta and the comments he made on NeoGAF. I’d heard other podcasts mention this, but I hadn’t really dug into the story that much. Jimmy and Jason go in deep, reading some of Whitta’s deleted comments and giving their own take on what they make of it. Definitely an episode worth listening to.

Rebels Report: Episode 12 discusses the Star Wars Rebels Wondercon panel and several recent interviews with Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni. The hosts also speculate on the possible characters we might see in the show and what kind of cameos we might get. It wraps up nicely with a quick recap on the upcoming Star Wars novels, including the Star Wars Rebels novel A New Dawn. Again, a great show to catch for Star Wars Rebels coverage.

Secrets of Star Wars: Episode 12 goes over the latest Star Wars news and rumors including some descriptions of the Abu Dhabi sets (an old market, a big tower, jet power buggies, an alien house and wreckage) and working titles for the movie and stand-alone films. They also have some very wild speculation on what the story could be. I have to admit, I like the idea of Han and Chewie having a shootout with the Hutts on Tatooine and hi-jacking an AT-AT.

Episode 13 covers more news and rumors for Star Wars Episode VII, discussion of the Force for Change video, Latino Review’s rumor about two actresses being picked for the cast (though not the ones who were eventually made official via the news announcement on StarWars.com), recaps of what Daisy Ridley and John Boyega have been sharing on social media, and Carrie Fisher’s latest comments. They also talk about the stand-alone film news regarding Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta, speculate on the social media content posted by some stunt performers, and pose the question of whether the Healer Twins could be the new cantina band. Lot of stuff covered in this episode so anyone looking to get their Episode VII fix, this would be a good one to check out.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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