Podcasts in Review

May 11, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 72 covers what they did for May 4th, Rian Johnson’s comments on having R2 on the island, seeing The Last Jedi trailer in 3D, fun with Watto, and they celebrate the 40th anniversary of A New Hope by going over all the drafts that led up to the final version of the film. The talk about the first drafts of the script, The Star Wars comic which was adapted from the early scripts by J.W. Rinzler, and the iterations that led up to the movie. Good episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 118 has Chris and Joe talking about the upcoming Rhode Island Comic Con, Dolph Lundgren and Masters of the Universe. They also talk Star Wars trivia events, a little spoiler free Thrawn, they get into the Transformers soundtrack, pizza, need’em got’em, new Opp award and listener emails. Fun episode as always.

Children of the Force: Episode 67 follows up on Celebration as they have on guests Emily and Amy who kick off the episode talking about their Celebration experience. Then Al, Liam and Anna talk about whose autograph they would want, they go over The Last Jedi trailer and they do a quick rundown on all the new books announced. Good episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 66 is hosted by Dan and features a little bit of Cory and a lot of James Arnold Taylor who joins them for most of the episode. They talk about the release dates for Episode IX and Indy 5, get into an Indiana Jones discussion, then break for a quick convo that Dan had with Leland Chee at Celebration. They come back and James talks about his recent separation from Star Wars, dealing with being left out even though he worked on both The Force Awakens and Rogue One, and finding his place in Star Wars. He also talks about his ADR work. They have another break as Dan goes over the news with Tom Gross. They talk about Mark Hamill pranking people for Omaze, do a little spoiler free discussion of Guardian of the Whills, and talk about the Science and Star Wars show. Good episode.

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 30 kicks off with Matt’s son Jerry who joins them for a little bit, then they cover some post-Celebration comic news, they talk about A Star Wars Comic fan webcomic, they have an interview with Chris, the director of the Starlight Foundation, and they get into reviews. They review Rogue One #1, Star Wars #30, Poe Dameron #13, Doctor Aphra #6, Darth Maul #3, and they discuss upcoming comics. Good stuff.

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 45 is their post Celebration discussion as they share stories, talk about some of the panels, some of the people they met, and the adventures they had. Good episode.

Fly Casual: Episode 134 is minus Corey, but the rest of the gang troops on as they do reviews and rumors. They cover Doctor Aphra #6, Poe Dameron #13, and some light spoiler free Thrawn discussion. With rumors, they cover the significance of the color red with The Last Jedi marketing, Guillermo Del Toro in talks for a Star Wars movie, and what the future of Star Wars should look like on television and the big screen. Good episode.

Fly Casual: Episode 135 gets back to normal with Corey’s return. They talk about the Rebel Rising audiobook, the Jimmy Kimmel Show and Adam Scott meeting Mark Hamill, news, May the 4th, Rian Johnson not writing Episode IX, Mr. Robot maybe making a Boba Fett film, new Star Wars web series with a science theme, new books, Giacchino, Galaxy of Heroes, Battlefront discount, the 3-3/4 fan poll winner and new Funkos. Good episode.

ForceCenter: Episode 61 covers May the 4th Be With You. They talk about Patreon, play finish the fanfic, share the recipe for Wookieetinis, talk about Star Wars places to live and visit, discuss whether Chewbacca should seek revenge against Kylo, and list out their Star Wars volleyball team. Fun episode.

Full of Sith: Episode CCXIV features Bryan, Mike and Holly as they talk about lots of things including what they’ve learned from Star Wars, Star Wars influences, they share stories about teachers, talk Star Wars fanfic, and there’s some discussion of Bryan murdering padawans in there. Great episode with some good laughs.

Jedi Journals: May 2017 picks up on Celebration patches and pins, Marvel Star Wars news, the Phasma mini-series, some discussion of the Marvel panel at Celebration, the possibility of Charles Soule doing an Ahsoka comic, and they go over upcoming comic release dates. They cover the news of IDW doing Star Wars comics, they talk about the Publisher’s Roundtable from Celebration, Star Wars Reads month, new books, the Star Wars: Visual Encyclopedia panel, the Star Wars Insider panel, and there not being any new short fiction in Insider for the rest of 2017.

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 7 discusses Star Wars Land, Luke’s necklace, and their main discussion zeroes in on the sunsets and sunrises in Star Wars and the meanings therein. Good discussion with a very nice topic with lots of symbolism.

Lattes With Leia: Episode 16 starts off with a discussion on their drinks, some of their recent acquisitions, and then they talk about Celebration. Amy talks about her experience hosting the stages, she talks about the Forces of Destiny panel, the Cantina panel, the ESPN lightsaber panel, and a little on the Freemakers panel. Drea talks about her panel with Henry Gilroy, then they talk about The Last Jedi trailer and discuss Star Wars scenes that have affected them. Good episode.

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 120 features guest Nathan Roberts from the Luminous Beings podcast.

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 122 features Nathan Roberts again for the 10 stupid questions.

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 123 covers Tim’s latest Star Wars book acquisitions.

Ones With the Force: A Star Wars Podcast: #8 ‘Boring Conversation Anyway’ features hosts Phil, Dave and George as they talk about their Rogue One and A New Hope watch along plans, the new release date for Episode IX, locations and what they would like to see in the Han Solo film, and then they get into some Celebration discussion. They talk about Forces of Destiny, Star Wars Rebels season four, new books, Battlefront II, Hasbro fan poll, the Thrawn figure, and some speculation on animated series. This is the first episode I’ve checked out for this podcast and they’ve got good audio quality. This episode was mostly general discussion on recent news. One of the hosts did throw a little shade at Christie Golden, but otherwise a pretty good episode.

Rebel Force Radio: Episode 5.5.2017 features Jason and Jimmy as they talk about “When the Galaxy Listens” which is now out on YouTube, their new Patreon structure, and then they have on Kyle Newman who talks a little about The Last Jedi and goes into his ideas for the themes and direction of the sequel movies. Afterwards they have on guest Christopher Corey Smith who shares some great stories about dumpster diving in the ILM backlot when he was a kid and some of the cool finds he still has. He also talk a little about how he got the gig to voice Luke Skywalker in the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars special. They wrap up with a highlight on the Beatles/Star Wars fan album. Good episode, loved the stories from Chris Smith. That in itself is worth checking out.

Rock Out Loud: 1987 tackles some listener emails, then covers the year 1987 with some discussion of the movies that came out that year to set the stage, then they dive into the music with their picks. Lot of fun choices and discussion, with some good listener suggestions popping up as well. Fun episode.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 167 is fully devoted to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Be warned, they do get into some spoilers so you’ll probably want to see the movie before you listen to the episode. They go over their thoughts on the film, compare it to the other Marvel films, and play highlights from the press conference. They have on guest Joe Deckelmeier who joins them for the discussion. Good episode.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Full Audio of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Press Conference if you listened to episode 167, you’ll definitely want to check out the full audio for the press conference which features a lot of the stars from the movie. Note there is some adult language so keep that in mind. It’s not censored.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1034 has Allen answering his own question, his favorite Star Wars memory.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1036 is a Star Wars Day news wrap-up.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1037 cover’s Allen’s tv and radio connections.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1038 is a spoiler free update on the Han Solo movie.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1039 tackles whether Thrawn is a Gary Stu.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1040 is a non spoiler review of Thrawn with some small quibbles, an overview of the characters, and thoughts on the audiobook version.

Talk Star Wars: Episode 68 starts with a funny review, then they talk about a book and a little table that showed up in The Force Awakens film, an alternative idea for Revenge of the Sith, whether Luke has met Obi-Wan before A New Hope, speculation on the red dust, eras they’d like to see explored, how they would feel if Rey went dark and Kylo came back to the light, they speculate on who might die in The Last Jedi, they go over the fate of the clones, Kylo being seduced by the Knights of Ren, character names for the Han Solo movie, and Kathleen Kennedy walking about the Han’s name thing. Fun episode.

TechnoRetro Dads: Episode 5.1.17 tackles discovering new things, some jokes, Masters of the Universe, the video game Rampage which is getting turned into a movie, Stan Lee, the LEGO Dimensions expansion pack, and more. Fun episode.

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 273 covers movie birthdays, they play a movie name game for Harrison Ford films, and then they get into some movie discussions for movies they’ve watched recently, be they old films or new films, which leads to some fun discussions. I rather enjoyed this episode. I’ve been trying a couple out and each one is a little different as they rotate guests and change the themes of each episode. If you love movies, you might want to check this one out. There’s some good suggestions on movies to watch, to avoid, and if you’ve already seen them, it’s just fun to listen to them talk about the films.

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 275 starts off with some movie birthdays and a movie game, then they dive into movies discussions with an over arching theme – all films that took place in the span of a day. This one gets a little deeper into some films I’ve never seen. I would have to say one drawback of the podcast is that this tends to be a podcast for people who are really into movies. Casual fans might have a bit of trouble with it as they name drop a lot of films, actors, etc and if you aren’t familiar with those names, you kind of get left behind. While I like movies, I’m not into movies as much as these guys. It’s still enjoyable though. They’ve got great audio quality and the hosts are fun to listen to.

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 5.4.17 covers new Teepublic copyright issues and shirts getting pulled, issues with Red Bubble, and alternatives going forward.

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 5.5.17 reveals a call in show idea that Marc has.

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 5.6.17 covers the new Amazon link, new shirts coming to Teepublic, and a lot of rumor stuff. Now I like to avoid rumors when I can, so I tuned this one out once it started getting heavy into the rumors.

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 5.8.17 covers The Last Jedi reveals and some stuff that might be spoilerish. I stopped listening pretty early on.

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 5.9.17 is a follow-up on toy links, code names and speculation on Episode IX.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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