Podcasts in ReviewOctober 1, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Interview, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 3 Comments
Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.
BNN (Bombad Radio): Episode 9.21.2015 covers the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake, the Star Wars: Battlefront beta, The Force Awakens tickets on sale date, new movies, comics, video games and more, plus Episode VII and VIII details regarding Starkiller base and Kylo Ren, as well as things we’ve learned from Lost Star and Aftermath. If you’re looking for news, plug this one into your playlist. Great little databurst of info.
Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #44 has some collectible discussion, news, shot from the Bearded Trio on latest Spielberg news, an interview with Mark Von Ohlen who talks about the latest Topps trading cards, and they have Scott Murray on to tackle Attack of the Clones. Scott brings his A-game as they dive into the movie offering insight and feedback. They don’t pull any punches but they keep it fair.
Disney Vault Talk: The Little Mermaid features Steve, Teresa and Steve’s sister Becka as they knock out listener emails then cover Disney’s The Little Mermaid. From history and fun facts to the film itself, there’s tons of great discussion and fun to be had. Best episode yet? It’s definitely a good one.
Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode #23 features some discussion on the new Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens books like Lost Stars (and spoiler free). Afterwards they have an interview with voice actress Anna Graves who voiced characters like Satine and Sugi in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and who voices Leia in Disney Infinity 3.0. Anna is always a great interview, so this one is definitely worth a listen. Wrapping the episode up, their character discussion zeroes in on their favorite male characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Full of Sith: Episode CXXXIII has Mike, Bryan and Amy being joined by author Chris Taylor to talk about the revised and expanded version of How Star Wars Conquered the Universe. They also talk about the culture of spoilers, the experience of waiting in line for Star Wars, and whether The Force Awakens will have lines or not. Some interesting topics in this one.
Geek Out Loud: Episode 157 features Steve and Erich as they talk DC and Marvel, Batman v. Superman, Ant-Man and Avengers 2 in regards to the studios and turning movies into franchises. This leads to a Back to the Future discussion and which of the sequels was better, 2 or 3? They mention Blucipher the demonic mustang that’s outside the Denver airport (seriously, you have to check this one out). Their “Pass the Corn” segment for this episode focuses on September with movies like Black Mass, Everest, The Scorch Trials, Hell and Back, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Green Inferno, The Intern, Pawn Sacrifice and movie anniversaries for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Goodfellas, Almost Famous, Remember the Titans, Highlander Endgame and Empire Records. They also touch on the trailer for The Jungle Book. It’s Steve, it’s Erich, and it’s a whole lot of fun movie discussion.
Legends Library: Darth Maul Shadow Hunter episode opens with their current feelings on their love for Legends and the existence of the new canon. They get into listener feedback, then head into their main discussion, Michael Reaves’ Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. Interesting to hear their opinions on this one. The consensus is that it was better the first time around and didn’t hold up as well after revisiting it all these years later. They cover the weakness of the holocron mcguffin, the cool factor of I-5, the Jedi characters, convenient plot points, the development and exploration of Coruscant, Darth Maul and his mistakes, and more. It’s a spoiler filled review, so be sure to keep that in mind if you listen and haven’t read the book yet. That said, there’s not too many podcasts still covering the books, so this one is worth checking out if you’re a lover of the old Legends books.
RebelForce Radio: Episode 9.25.2015 covers the actors of Star Wars who have won or been nominated for the Oscars prior to being in the franchise. Then they tackle the rumor about Hayden Christensen returning as Vader. Other news includes more from Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Daniels. They also have an interview with Chris Fawcett who talks about the new toy column he’s writing for Star Wars Insider, his background in the industry, and some of his cool Star Wars collecting stories.
Star Wars Oxygen: Volume 21 starts out with a lengthy discussion covering the recently announced “ultimate” soundtracks and what will be on those, as well as a nice listen to some alternate intro music for A New Hope. Then they get to the music of Revenge of the Sith starting with “Battle of the Heroes” and touching on some of the Anakin/Padme music themes. Great episode as always.
Star Wars Report: Episode #185 features Colm Flynn the Irish reporter who spotted Mark Hamill in the pub on the coast of County Kerry. He talks about the trip, meeting Mark, and the island of Skellig Michael. It’s a very cool conversation. Afterwards Riley and Mark tackle TMZ photos of Rogue One, then chat with J.C. Reifenberg about his fanfilm “Summer of 78” and his concerns for Star Wars being ruled over by stockholders. One thing I found interesting was J.C. mentioned that The Comlink will be returning soon, so keep an eye for that.