Podcasts in ReviewMarch 23, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Television | 1 Comment
Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.
Blast Points: Episode 64 kicks off with news, some The Last Jedi stuff, scene descriptions, and then they get to what may be the best Star Wars holiday of all, St. Panaka Day! They celebrate Captain Panaka like no other with all of his dialog from The Phantom Menace, rating each line on grumpiness which turns out to be really fun. They talk about the character, and even go into why he wasn’t in Attack of the Clones. Excellent episode.
Blast Points: Episode 65 is Jason and Gabe geeking out on Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns.” This one is fun from the get go. They talk about how Obi-Wan knows Ezra’s name, the duel, how perfect Obi-Wan is, Luke being the chosen one, and the glimpse of Luke. Great episode.
Bombad Radio: What If with The Witcher features Jeremiah and Chris Cannon as they discuss the possibility of a movie of The Witcher with lots of fan casting. Should it be based off the books or the games, and who would play who? Good episode for fans of the series.
Brews and Blasters: Episode 112 features some discussion on Celebration and the first details on their meet-up at David’s Club Bar and Grill. They also talk Ten Things I Hate About You, music, the new Darth Vader comic series, the Collecting Track at Celebration, photo opportunities, Star Wars Rebels “Double Agent Droid,” and some need’em got’em, plus the Jedi cologne. Fun episode.
Children of the Force: Reaction Corps “Twin Suns” is their thoughts on the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels. If you haven’t checked out Children of the Force yet, it’s a slightly different take on Star Wars as it’s hosted by Al and his two kids, providing both an adult’s take on Star Wars as well as the younger generation. It’s always fun to get new perspectives.
Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 64 has some big news as Corey will be leaving the show as co-host, but not gone completely. They also cover the news, Celebration info, details on their Celebration meet-up at Disney Springs, there’s the video game segment, the canon segment, Force Friday, collectibles and they have on guest Stephen Stanton as they talk Rogue One, Admiral Raddus, and the morality of the characters in Rogue One. Great interview.
Comic Book Noob: Iron Fist covers the character’s comic book origins, how he got his powers, and good things to know about the character, plus their reading recommendations. Good primer for those interested in the tv series, and even if you’re not, it’s a good episode to learn more about the character.
Essential Bombad Radio: Episode 10 covers the news as they talk about Thor: Ragnarok, two billion dollars being spent on the next Avengers movie, Venomverse, Hydra comic stuff, Guardians of the Galaxy, Logan, video game news, Star Wars Rebels season four and more.
Fly Casual: Episode 126 starts with some singing, some mispronunciation of cities, Mike’s thighs and the new studio. Then they get into reviews of Star Wars #29, Doctor Aphra #5, Star Wars Rebels “Through Imperial Eyes” and Empire’s End with full spoilers. They also cover rumors. Good episode with some nice reviews and the usual dose of hilarity.
ForceCenter: Obi-Wan v Maul – ForceCenter Reacts features just Ken and Joseph as they dive into the episode of Star Wars Rebels.
Full of Sith: Episode CCVIII covers Star Wars and the Oscars. This is a pretty neat episode as they go through all the times Star Wars has won an Oscar with audio clips from the event.
Full of Sith: Special Release “Twin Suns” is just Mike and Bryan as they provide some immediate reactions on Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” and they do get into spoilers. This is a shorter episode and they focus in on the Obi-Wan versus Maul aspect of the episode. Good discussion. Now while I haven’t listened to it yet, I do what to give a plug to their latest episode which features Sam Witwer, the voice of Maul, talking about the episode.
Hangin’ With Team Kanan: Episode 32 covers Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns.” They get into spoilers and share their thoughts, plus predictions for the finale.
Kanata’s Castle: Episode 4 has a really nice intro by Devon as they prime listeners for their main topic on the moms of Star Wars, however, first off they dive into some news. They cover the new Darth Vader comic, Celebration preparations, upcoming copies of Thrawn, Star Wars Rebels “Double Agent Droid,” and the direction of upcoming Star Wars films. Then they get into the moms of Star Wars. This is a great discussion with an excellent focus point. They cover Shmi, Beru, Norra Wexley, Queen Bria, Leia, Padme, Lyra, Hera, Ersa Ren and even Poe’s mom.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 88 covers the traits of female characters in Star Wars in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 89 is a headlines episode covering Star Wars Celebration 2019, new Darth Vader comic series, biohexacrypt, Disney shareholders seeing The Last Jedi footage, and the Star Wars Podcast Awards.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 90 is an action figure episode as Tim opens up an Empire Strikes Back package.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 91 Tim promotes the Star Wars podcast master list.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 92 is Tim’s prediction that there will be no Force in the Han Solo standalone movie.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Bonus Episode #0004 features a clip from Generation X-Wing as Tim celebrates being talked about on another podcast.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 93 is Tim’s top 10 (er 9) Star Wars confessions where Tim reveals ten of his guilty Star Wars truths.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 94 is a roundup of the weekly headlines including Gary Whitta, Star Wars Rebels, AT-ATs at Disney and a viral video.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 95 is an interview with podcast host Fode from Star-B-Q, a podcast that mixes in cooking.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 96 is 10 silly Star Wars questions with guest Fode from Star-B-Q. Entertaining as always.
Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 97 is Tim’s gut reaction of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns,” and he does get into spoilers if you haven’t seen the episode yet. Keep in mind Less Than 12 Parsecs is a short format show, so be sure to queue them up for maximum enjoyment or use them as breaks between the longer shows in your podcast playlists.
My Star Wars Story: Episode 24 features Bobby Roberts as he tells his Star Wars story. As usual, it goes from childhood to present day, Bobby talks about seeing the movies for the first time, reading the books and exploring Star Wars in the early days of message boards and forums. However, Bobby is quite the storyteller and very well spoken, which makes this episode stand out. Not only that, but Bobby has some cool insight on when he was a projectionist and getting to handle the special edition version of Return of the Jedi that’s pretty neat.
Rebel Yell: Secret Cargo features Teresa, Steve and Erich as they talk about Star Wars Rebels “Secret Cargo.” First Teresa shares her thoughts on the Sabine episodes and “Through Imperial Eyes.” Then they get into “Secret Cargo,” and there’s even a Star Trek tangent. Good discussion.
Rebels Chat: Episode 72 covers Star Wars Rebels “Double Agent Droid.” They talk about Chopper and AP-5, their annoying moments, and the moments they love. There’s a Borg tangent, they cover Hera’s treatment of Chopper, and there’s listener feedback.
Star Wars 7×7: Episode 989 features a nice conversation with Amy Ratcliffe as they talk Star Wars and podcasting.
Star Wars 7×7: Episode 990 covers Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” as Allen delves into the episode a little with some spoilers and some parallels.
Star Wars 7×7: Episode 991 covers the showdown between Maul and Obi-Wan and whether it lived up to the hype. Nice discussion.
Starships Sabers and Scoundrels: Episode 24 has an Empire’s End discussion with a plot heavy breakdown and lots of spoilers, a review of Star Wars Rebels “Double Agent Droid,” plus their regular segments and listener feedback. Good episode.
Starships Sabers and Scoundrels: Episode 24.5 starts with some Maul trivia as Dennis quizzes Taxus. They they discuss Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns.” From the ability to understand Chopper, to the talent of Stephen Stanton, they break it down.
Talk Star Wars: Episode 61 features just Marc and Rob as they announce a new show in The Commonwealth – TSW Toybox, then they get into their listener questions covering Battlefront, Kylo and Snoke Force abilities, the possibility of Snoke being a dark entity that inhabits bodies, Vader’s castle, Yoda communing with others on Dagobah, Maz’s castle being a Jedi temple, and they talk Celebration and Star Wars news with some info on The Last Jedi and the Han Solo film. Good episode.
The Expanded Comicverse: Episode 10 features Tim and Allen as they cover Darth Vader #16 through #25, which includes the Shu-Turon War arc and the end of the series. Plus they cover Doctor Aphra #1 and #2. It’s a bit of a long episode as they cover a lot of comics, but there’s some good discussion.
The Geek Directive: Star Wars Character Throwdown features Scott, Jeff and guest host Regina as they cover what they’re up to, Iron Fist, Matrix movie reboot, sequel to Coming to America, thoughts on Power Rangers/DC crossover, and then they do their own Star Wars March madness competition.
The Sandcrawler: Episode 19 covers new acquisitions, listener feedback, Chris Salton talks Celebration autographs, and they get into the last 17 figures of the vintage Kenner line of Star Wars action figures. Great episode.
The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode XXXII includes guest Alexandra as they talk about The Force Awakens. Fair warning, there’s a lot of gripes and criticism in this episode about the movie, even though they liked it…I think. I have to admit I can have a hard time listening to people tackling Star Wars in a negative fashion, even when it’s well meaning or even warranted. Just not my cup of tea.
TSW Toybox: Episode 000 kicks off a new podcast hosted by Rob, Jeremy and Marc as they talk about toys, their collections and their love of Star Wars. Nice debut episode. Pretty good audio quality and interesting hosts with a focus on vintage Star Wars figures.