Podcasts in Review

June 22, 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 78 touches on Star Wars Battlefront II, Han Solo crew gear, then they dive into their main discussion – Star Wars on QVC. They talk about the content that was on the channel, the products, the callers, and Mark Hamill’s involvement complete with some audio clips. As someone who missed out on the whole QVC Star Wars thing, this was a fun episode.

Bombad Radio: Episode 280 is an interview with make-up artist Brian Sipe who talks about X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, working with actors, the challenges with the make-up, and other movies he’s worked on. It’s a good interview. Afterwards there’s some general movie discussion. Good episode.

Brews and Blasters: Episode 123 features Joe and special guest host Matt Moore as they talk about home brewed gin, vodka’s of choice, heavy metal, Conan, Robert E. Howard, Lovecraft, how they got into comics, and then they get into Star Wars comics. They touch on the Han Solo mini-series, the Captain Phasma mini-series, Poe Dameron, the main title, Lando and Doctor Aphra. Fun episode.

Classic Marvel Star Wars: Episode 14 starts with Randy sharing a fun little airplane story, then they review issue #14. They talk about the cover, the interior art, the story, favorite lines of dialog and panels, and even the Hostess ad. Fun episode.

Fauxthentic History: Beta Ray Bill Part 2 wraps up their coverage of The Surtur Saga with the battle in New York and Asgard. Good episode. Be sure to listen to part one first.

Fly Casual: Episode 141 covers the Rancho Obi-Wan news, Dave Filoni on space wolf and Ahsoka, Darth Vader #1 and lightsabers, Donald Glover, Phasma comic preview, Joel Edgerton, Battlefront II, Hera Black Series figure, and a new Star Wars pinball machine. Good episode with lots of humor as usual.

Full of Sith: Episode CCXX focuses on Rancho Obi-Wan. While they do talk about the recent events that happened, they also switch gears to cover something more positive as they share their own thoughts on the Rancho and their experiences there. Good episode.

Full of Sith: Episode CCXXI is hosted by Mike and Holly as they talk about Star Wars dads. From Vader to Galen, to picking a Star Wars dad, they have some fun discussions. Afterwards Brian has an interview with authors Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole. Good episode and nice interviews.

Grand Moff Talkin’: Minor Moff Talkin’ 1 is a bonus episode covering the Expanded Universe, ie., the old EU books. However, it’s kind of interesting given one host has only read one EU book, one host has read around 20, and one has read a lot. That said, they first go off on a tongue and cheek stab at Rebel Force Radio, then they get into discussing the EU, which is a little bit trashing it, and a little bit of love. Not an episode for everyone.

Geek Out Loud: Episode 212 features Steve and Erich as they talk about Batman and Adam West, James Gunn on Instagram, the Black Panther trailer, Battlefront II game play trailer, Filoni picture of Ahsoka and the space wolf, then their rundown of movies. They touch on The Mummy, Alien: Covenant, Captain Underpants, It Comes At Night, Cars 3, Rough Night, Transformers, Baby Driver, The House, movie anniversaries and finally they discuss Wonder Woman. Good episode.

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 135 covers Tim’s five favorite lines from Revenge of the Sith.

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 136 covers retcons and ultimately the first retcon in Star Wars.

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 137 is Tim’s thoughts on season 2 of the Freemaker Adventures.

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Episode 138 covers Lord and Miller being fired from the Han Solo movie and Tim’s thoughts on how Lucasfilm might be too constrictive for these young and upcoming directors they’re going after.

Rebel Force Radio: Episode 6.16.17 starts off with another discussion on the Darth Vader #1 comic and the re-interpretation of the “No” scene. It goes on for some length, but there is a pretty good re-enactment in the middle that’s worth a listen. Afterwards they talk with Kevin Liell which leads to the audio of two panels he did at ComicCONN. The first one is with Star Wars author Timothy Zahn covering Thrawn, how it started, whether he’s ever mapped out the character’s life as a child, and finding out about Thrawn being in Star Wars Rebels. The second panel is a double feature starting with Spencer Wilding who is one of two actors who played Darth Vader in Rogue One. Spencer talks about what that was like, his career and fields some audience questions. Then Ray Park joins him and tells a bunch of fun stories as well as tackling more fan questions. Both panels are great and definitely worth a listen.

Star Scavengers: Episode 18 covers some discussion of LEGO sets and mini figs, then they discuss The Freemaker Adventures season two episode “Trouble on Tibalt.” Good episode.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1074 covers Snoke and what challenges he might face in The Last Jedi.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1075 covers the Knights of Ren and what challenges they might face in The Last Jedi.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1076 tackles the question of what is Chewbacca’s biggest challenge in The Last Jedi. Tim has done several of episodes on this theme, each focusing on a different character and diving into what obstacles they’ll have to face in the next movie, and all of them are worth checking out. They bring up some great thoughts and observations that’s part speculation, but still realistically tied to the story development that was done in The Force Awakens and thus logical problems these characters still have to face.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1077 covers Rey and what challenges she’ll have to face in The Last Jedi.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1078 cover Luke and the challenges he’ll have to face in The Last Jedi.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1081 is a The Force Awakens trivia challenge episode.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1082 touches on Carrie Fisher’s autopsy results, dealing with drug addiction, and Allen dealing with skin cancer and his recent surgery.

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1083 covers the news of Lord and Miller being fired.

Starships, Sabers and Scoundrels: Episode 31 covers D23 predictions, news, Rancho Obi-Wan, Skystalking con news, and then they have on guest Joey Letson from Animanicast as they talk about the funniest moments in Star Wars. Plus there’s a new gag on Star Wars items for sale. Fun episode.

Talk Star Wars: Episode 73 begins with a tongue twister iTunes review, then they tackle some listener comms. From how to say goodbye to Leia, to the manipulation of the Sith, Kylo and Snoke speculation, Obi-Wan and Chewbacca, iMac VR, Rancho Obi-Wan, news and rumors. Good episode.

Talk Star Wars: Episode 74 starts with a nod to Adam West, then listener questions lead to discussions of whether we’re being too sensitive to the character of Leia with Carrie’s passing. They talk about Star Wars Rebels laying the foundation for the gray, Han Solo speculation, Wonder Woman thoughts and making films for women, starring women, directed by women. Edgar Wright as a possible director, Joel Edgerton on Owen Lars or Boba Fett, The Last Jedi sea monster, Rey’s new lightsaber, the Solo title, and Trevorrow. Good episode.

Technoretro Dads: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Learns to Speak & Spell kicks off with a song, news, Rancho Obi-Wan, and then some E.T. coverage. They talk about an E.T. book, and then they reflect back on the movie. Afterwards they talk about Speak and Spell, Big Foot and listener feedback. Good episode.

Technoretro Dads: Adam West, Wonder Woman and White Water Rafting discusses the Jokers, Star Wars and business, jokes, Battle of the Networks, white water rafting, Adam West and Wonder Woman. Good episode.

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 281 covers all the movies they’ve seen lately which includes quite a variety. From Captain Fantastic and This Is Spinal Tap, to Hunt For the Wilderpeople, Alien: Covenant and Baywatch. Old movies, new movies and everything in between. Good episode with lots a fun movie discussions.

The Geek Directive: Fighting Ironman and Remembering Batman covers Spider-Man and other news, gets into an Iron Man game, and they talk about Adam West. Good episode.

The Geek Directive: Wonder Woman Reviews & Reactions touches on some of the E3 content like the trailers for Anthem and Battlefront II, they get into other news, there’s a fake geek segment, moment in history, and then they discuss Wonder Woman. Good episode.

The Nerd Room: Episode 76 discusses physical media versus digital media, Wonder Woman box office and how this will affect future movies, Adam West’s passing, Darth Vader #1 and other comics, E3 Battlefront II trailer and Spider-Man trailer. For their main discussion they focus on the Black Panther teaser trailer. Good episode.

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode XLVII touches on the Han Solo movie, then it’s all about Battlefront. They talk about the first trailer that came out, debate whether Dee Bradley Baker should be voicing the clones, share their thoughts on the previous iterations of the franchise, their hopes for Battlefront II, and a few tangents along the way. Good episode.

TSW Kessel Run: Episode 6.21.17 is available to everyone and starts with a quick rundown of the TSW VIP program. Then Marc talks about the Lord and Miller news, the comparison of this to Rogue One, can it be salvaged, and what might need to be done going forward.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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