Podcasts in Review

September 10, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Hyperspace Theories: Disney Influences, Shifting Scripts and the Star Wars Everyman episode focuses on Star Wars and Disney. They have with them guest Ryan Hurley who helps dive into the topic. There’s even a surprise discussion of Ninja Turtles.

Jedi Journals: September 2015 show has its work cut out for them as they tackle the torrent of new books in the Star Wars realm as well as magazines and comics. No spoilers and lots of info, good for those who need to catch up on the lit side of things.

Radio 1138: Episode 31 starts off with some pre-Force Friday discussion that’s surprising vague. James and Mark don’t go into too much detail on what’s coming out, and I can’t help but feel James’ position kinda compromises their ability to talk about Star Wars merchandise since he actually knows some of the stuff that will be released. That aside, they have some interviews with Shane Turgeon, who is behind the Force in the Flesh books; Mark Mulcaster, member of the Rebel Legion; and the one and only Dennis Muren. They also cover The Force Awakens Instagram trailer. While the episode started out a little slow, it’s hard to pass up an interview with Muren, so you’ll probably want to give this one a listen.

RebelForce Radio: Episode 9.14.2015 is a doozy. It’s four hours long. Seriously, it took me two days to listen to it. But, it’s their coverage of “Force Friday” and midnight madness as they have guests from across the country chime in on their live experiences. Pete hits Target and Walmart in Ohio, Steve Sansweet sounds in from Toys R Us in New York, Jimmy Mac hits Toys R Us in Chicago, Jedi Shua hits Toys R Us in the Denver area, and David Collins, Sam Witwer, Kyle Newman and crew hit Toys R Us on the west coast. Jason and Steve Glosson hold down the fort and there’s lots of discussion of what’s out there, who found what, what places were the best, and more. While it is ridiculously long, and some of the audio is really crummy with the background feedback from their in field reporters, I actually enjoyed this episode a lot. It’s a nice way to vicariously live through the moment. If you can set aside the time, and you’re up for it, you might want to give this one a try.

Round 3: Episode 83 covers a lot of questions–in other words somewhat breaking the three count–including weirdest things on the internet, putt putt golf versus bowling and most embarrasing stories. If you’re looking for a quick burst of humorous, general discussion, Round 3 is the place to go.

Round 3: Episode 82 jumps into Smallville, Buffy and McDonalds changeables for a big throwback moment. I actually remember having some of those as a kid.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 91 is all about Disney Infinity 3.0. Sarah schools Richard on how the game works, the mechanics, the different modes, the character availability, pretty much everything. If you’re looking to get filled in on what the game has to offer, this is a good episode to turn to. They also have a discussion with Amy and Joel Ander­son about the “Star Wars And The Power of Cos­tume” exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seat­tle, WA.

Star Wars Oxygen: Volume 20 includes discussion of The Force Awakens Instagram trailer and the new bit of music. They talk about how there’s cues to Psycho in the Star Wars films, as well as the possibility of Hook. Then they dive back into Attack of the Clones, covering Yoda’s music, the arena music, and the crazy amount of edits in the end of the movie and the extensive use of The Phantom Menace music. Afterwards they talk a little about digital versus film. Great episode overall and, as always, a must listen. They provide just the right amount of informative discussion mixed with entertaining side bits and lots of music samples. David’s Temora Morrison impression is pretty funny.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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